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AutoComplete Pro ads. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

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“I have noticed strange and intrusive advertisements on my browser lately. I have seen them in a form of pop-up windows, in-text links, and banners. They all claim to be “powered by AutoComplete Pro,” “ads by AutoComplete Pro” or “AutoComplete Pro”. Is my computer infected? How can I remove these ads? Also, what is AutoComplete Pro?”

What you should know about AutoComplete Pro:

Although this application presents itself as a great app that claims to help you search faster, in reality AutoComplete Pro is just an adware, and it is also classified as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). There are many unpleasant evidence why it is unwanted – it usually infiltrates users’ computers without their consent, slows down their systems, generates loads of useless advertisements that in most cases are misleading. Moreover, this application is sponsored by third-parties, and we want to explain to you why.

Questions about AutoComplete Pro ads

First of all, AutoComplete Pro adware becomes able to monitor your browsing activity by the moment it enters your system. It will track your visited web pages, search quires, bookmarks, IP address and so on. Based on this information this adware generates advertisements for you. You will face them during every browsing session. Please be mindful ad try to avoid clicking on these ads – they may redirect you to questionable third-party websites! The aim of this adware is to increase the web traffic to its sponsors’ web pages, so do not be surprised if you end up on a website that looks suspicious. Such site may suggest you free software or updates for your computer, but bypass suggestions like that – these programs may contain infectious files. To ensure your computer’s good performance and to avoid any possible dangers, we recommend installing Reimage.

AutoComplete Pro

How AutoComplete Pro hijacks your computer:

Even if this software is available on its professional-looking official website, you should not think that it is reliable. However, much more frequently AutoComplete Pro sneaks into computers seamlessly, without notifying the owner of PC. It is so because it usually travels together with legitimate freeware or shareware. This PUPs marketing method is called bundling. This method allows to artfully deceive PC users and trick them to install such applications. In fact, if you are one of those PC users who prefer to install new apps using “default” or “standard,” you should know that these installations settings usually include automatically generated agreements to install additional software. To avoid optional apps, you have to opt for “advanced” or “custom” mode and untick these agreements. If you have already installed this program on your system, proceed to the next paragraph.

Is it hard to remove this unwanted application from the computer?

AutoComplete Pro virus can be easily removed in two ways. We recommend using an anti-spyware program; it will remove all computer threats without delay, and you will not have to worry about your computer’s safety in the future. However, there is an alternative way. Since this PC intruder is not very dangerous, it can be removed manually as well. Follow the instructions below this article and delete it with no delay.

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To remove AutoComplete Pro ads, follow these steps:

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Delete AutoComplete Pro from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall AutoComplete Pro and related programs
    Here, look for AutoComplete Pro or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
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Eliminate AutoComplete Pro from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for AutoComplete Pro or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'
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Erase AutoComplete Pro from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for AutoComplete Pro and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete AutoComplete Pro removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
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Remove AutoComplete Pro ads from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, AutoComplete Pro should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Get rid of AutoComplete Pro from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select AutoComplete Pro and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete AutoComplete Pro removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Uninstall AutoComplete Pro from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select AutoComplete Pro and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete AutoComplete Pro removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Delete AutoComplete Pro from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for AutoComplete Pro or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete AutoComplete Pro removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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