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removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - -   Also known as ViewPassword virus, ViewPassword ads | Type: Adware

What is ViewPassword?

ViewPassword is an adware-type program, which has been noticed for its suspicious and sometimes very annoying activities. While this program can’t be called a virus, we have to warn you that there is a plenty of unwanted activities that it may try to initiate on your computer. The most obvious of them is continuous pop-up ads that may start appearing on each of your web browsers no matter if you want to see them of not. If ‘Ads by ViewPassword’, ‘brought to you by ViewPassword’, ‘by ViewPassword’, ‘ViewPassword ads’ and similar notifications have already started interrupting you, it means that your computer has already been affected by a potentially unwanted program or, in other words, an adware. In most of the cases, such applications tend to enter PC systems in a bundle with other applications (freeware, shareware, etc.) as ‘free additions’. After doing so, they may initiate changes in some of your system settings and then may start interrupting you with their annoying pop-up ads, in-text links, banner ads and other commercial content. Beware that such programs are also capable of tracking PC users and collecting data which is related to their search terms, mostly visited websites, data that is entered when visiting these websites, etc. This information is usually considered as personally non-identifiable but we still think that you should try to keep it private.

When trying to get rid of ViewPassword adware, you should keep in mind that this program installs its add-on on each of web browsers that can be found on computer. After doing that, it starts causing continuous alerts and other mentioned activities. If you have been suffering from them for a while, you should waste no time and check the system for ViewPassword. The easiest way to do that is with a help of reputable anti-spyware. For eliminating this virus, we recommend you either Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego (compatible with Windows OS) or Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus (compatible with Windows OS and Mac OS X).

HOW CAN VIEWPASSWORD hijack MY COMPUTER?

ViewPassword is promoted via two different methods: you can install this program on your PC system manually, just like any other program. In most of the cases, this happens after people are convinced that this program is capable of improving their browsing. However, you should also keep in mind that this application may infiltrate your computer in a bundle with freeware and shareware. This method has been initiating various discussions on the Internet because people have been hardly notified that they will download ViewPassword to their computers in a bundle with one or other program. However, you can prevent infiltration of such programs by inspecting the whole installation process of the freeware and unchecking this check mark that agrees to download ViewPassword. For that you should select Custom or Advanced installation of the freeware. If you think that this program is inside your computer, follow this guide:

HOW TO REMOVE VIEWPASSWORD virus?

If you see continuous pop-up advertisements that say ‘ads by ViewPassword’ and you want to get rid of them, you should follow this guide:

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To remove ViewPassword ads, follow these steps:

Get rid of ViewPassword from Windows systems

To remove ViewPassword from Windows 10/8  machines, please follow these steps:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find entries related to ViewPassword (or any other recently installed suspicious program).
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK.Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.

Remove ViewPassword from Mac OS X system

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove ViewPassword from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for ViewPassword-related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove ViewPassword, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to ViewPassword and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the ViewPassword-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Eliminate ViewPassword from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for ViewPassword and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example, Google.com).
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete ViewPassword removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Uninstall ViewPassword ads from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the ViewPassword-related extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear.Clear Edge browsing data

Reset MS Edge if that above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running.Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick DeleteAdvanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -VerboseAdvanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now.Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset.Reset Chromium Edge

Delete ViewPassword from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select plugins that are related to ViewPassword and click Remove.Remove extensions from Firefox

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Options.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear.Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

In case ViewPassword did not get removed after following the instructions above, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information.Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox – this should complete ViewPassword removal.Reset Firefox 2

Erase ViewPassword from Google Chrome

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to ViewPassword by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data.Clear cache and web data from Chrome

If the above-methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the ViewPassword-components:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings to complete ViewPassword removal.Reset Chrome 2

Get rid of ViewPassword from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension related to ViewPassword and select Uninstall.Remove extensions from Safari

Clear cookies and other website data from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Clear History…
  2. From the drop-down menu under Clear, pick all history.
  3. Confirm with Clear History.Clear cookies and website data from Safari

Reset Safari if the above-mentioned steps did not help you:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. From the menu bar, click Develop, and then select Empty Caches.Reset Safari

Do not let government spy on you

The government has many issues in regards to tracking users' data and spying on citizens, so you should take this into consideration and learn more about shady information gathering practices. Avoid any unwanted government tracking or spying by going totally anonymous on the internet. 

You can choose a different location when you go online and access any material you want without particular content restrictions. You can easily enjoy internet connection without any risks of being hacked by using Private Internet Access VPN.

Control the information that can be accessed by government any other unwanted party and surf online without being spied on. Even if you are not involved in illegal activities or trust your selection of services, platforms, be suspicious for your own security and take precautionary measures by using the VPN service.

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer from data losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Ransomware can encrypt and hold files hostage, while unforeseen power cuts might cause a loss of important documents. If you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work. It is also equally important to update backups on a regular basis so that the newest information remains intact – you can set this process to be performed automatically.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware strikes out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the data restoration process.

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  1. AG says:
    December 1st, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    Execellent!!!! Thank you a lot!!

  2. DPR says:
    December 5th, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Thank you for this great tip. Have a great day.

  3. SMC says:
    March 1st, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    I went through the steps provided and I uninstalled it, but it is still causing ads and pop-ups. My pop-up blocker is set to high and Im still getting them. When I look under “manage add-ons”, its not listed (bc I uninstalled it). Any other suggestions?

  4. Kyle says:
    May 8th, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    tried uninstalling it but it keeps freezing at 75% anybody know what to do?

  5. Aleksandar Kojic says:
    February 22nd, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    kako da ujlonim pretragu

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