If you have been downloading a lot of free software from the Internet there is a good chance that you have probably encountered something known as Noad Variance TV. This is a type of adware that causes multiple pop-up ads to show in your favorite browsers. This adware was specifically designed to deliver numerous advertisements to your system. It basically helps the creator of the system generator a profit on a pay-per-click basis. In most cases, Noad Variance TV Adware will be installed on the computer as a browser extension. Variance TV Adware can target any browser, but in most cases, it is users that use Edge, Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. This is because when installed on these browsers the author of the adware is guaranteed widespread infection.

This adware is quite elusive and tricky. In fact, it will disguise itself on your system by acting as a tool that improves your overall browsing experience, but that certainly is not what it is. It comes in many different forms and serves many different purposes. This adware may also gain access to your system by claiming that you need to update certain software programs like Adobe Flash or Media Player. You have to be extremely careful when you are installing such updates. Only install these updates from recommended sources and trusted sites or directly from the software itself. Aside from this, most of the time this adware finds its way on your system by bundling itself into certain downloads. Once installed on your system it can be quite intrusive and will do a number of unwanted things.

Once this intrusive adware gets on your system it will alter various settings within the browser and start collecting information. It will collect everything from your browsing history to your personal information, and the ads that you have recently clicked on in the past. It can completely change your homepage without asking permission and you might not even be able to change the page back. If you are able to change it back the adware will probably just change it back without your permission. What this eventually leads to is the display of various advertisements. Your browser will be bombarded with Noad Variance TV ads and your browsing might even be redirected so that you are sent to Variance TV-related sites. In the end, this is going to wear greatly on the overall performance of your browser. You browsing speeds will be greatly reduced.

If you notice that your homepage has been changed to a Variance TV site or you are seeing a number of Variance TV-related ads on your browser, you are going to need to check and see if you have been infected. These are not just annoyances, but they could gain access to your billing and personal information so you will want to remove them as quickly as possible. The best way to tackle the threat at hand will be by following the tips and instructions below.

Removing Variance Program From Your System

VarianceTV Adware is just like any other threat on your system, but it might be harder to remove than one imagines. Not only does it build itself into your system, but as soon as it enters your system it starts rooting itself in other files and programs. This means that the complete removal process will take several tactics. The first is to remove the program itself and this can be easily accomplished. First, you will want to click on the start menu located in the lower left-hand corner, access the control panel, and located the option that says install/uninstall programs. From this screen, you want to look for Variance TV, Noad Variance TV, or anything that you see related to Variance TV. Once you have located them go ahead and highlight them and click on the uninstall button.

Now, that you have removed the program you will need to scan the system with a tool called AdwCleaner. You can download the program from this link. After downloading and installing the program click on the scan now button. The program will now search your entire system form harmful programs, add-ons, plug-ins, and other related adware extensions. Once the scan is completed it will display what was found and give you the option of cleaning them from the system. After cleaning the system you might have to restart, but you are not done just yet.

Removing The Adware From Your Browser

What you did above was remove the program from the system, but you learned that the program does not just build itself in the system. It builds itself into the browser as well. To remove the adware from the system you will have to remove the extensions and add-ons. You can do this by manually access the extensions in your browser or you can use another tool that is somewhat similar to the one mentioned above. This tool is called Avast Browser Cleanup and it can be downloaded here. Once you have the program downloaded, you will want to go ahead and install it by clicking on the avast-browser-cleanup-sfx.exe. Once the program is operational you will have to verify which browser you want to scan and click on the reset settings button. It would be best to run this program on every browser that you have installed as it will scan and show you all the malicious add-ons and plug-ins that have been installed in the browser. Once the scan is complete you will have the option of removing the extensions that you want to.

Alternative Browser Reset Options

You can reset your browser without the tool mentioned above and it is fairly easy. If you are using Chrome simply open the browser and type in chrome://setting/ and press enter, scroll down to the advanced button, and click on it Scroll to the bottom of the page until you see reset and cleanup and click on that. Restart browser and you are done.

For Internet Explorer open the browser, click on tools, go to Internet options, click the advanced tab, and click Reset.

For Firefox open the browser and locate the menu and find the help section. Once here click on the troubleshooting information and a new tab will appear. In the upper right-hand corner, there will be a tune-up box. Go ahead and click on that and then you will see the refresh Firefox option. Click on that, let it do its thing,  and restart the browser.