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January 8, 2014 at 10:02 pm

How I Eradicate The Plague Of Toolbars, Browser Highjackers, Add-Ons, and Extensions (Part 2)

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Hello everyone,

In part 1 of this post I named sixteen malicious programs/items that are secretly installing themselves to the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer browsers. I talked about another well known one here.

These malicious items cause annoying pop-ups, pop-unders, banners, and coupons. They change Windows start-up settings and Internet browser settings. They change the homepage, redirect browser searches, and generally make  Internet browsing experience hell! Ultimately they will ruin the computers functionality!

In todays post I would like to show you how to get rid of these unwanted, unwelcome, and infectious browser plug-ins.

1) Some, but not all of these “crap entities” will show up on your computer as installed programs. Uninstall them completely using Revo Uninstaller (free version). Revo Uninstaller is a much faster and more powerful alternative to “Windows Programs and Features (Add or Remove Programs)” applet! It has very powerful features to uninstall and remove programs.

2) The rest of these “crap entities” will show up in your browers as plug-ins/extensions. You must remove them from each browser that you have on your machine. This is how you do it:

A) Firefox (make sure your Menu Bar is enabled)


B) Internet Explorer (enable Menu Bar)

Tools>Manage add-ons>Toolbars and Extensions>Highlight the plug-in>Disable

C) Chrome (click on the three horizontal bars in top right corner)

Tools>Extensions>Remove from Chrome (click on the trash can)

Professor Randy says: Don’t allow these unscrupulous programs to usurp your computer user joy! You are in control of your machine, not them! If they do manage to attach themselves to your browser, eradicate them fully using the above method.




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