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Remove CaptureItPlus (Virus Removal Guide)

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General information about CaptureItPlus virus

Although CaptureItPlus is presented as a useful screen capture utility for Windows, it is, in fact, hardly useful in any way. It is assigned to the potentially unwanted programs’ (PUPs) list, and it is specified as adware. This program makes a computer run slow, plus, it causes constant interruptions during each browsing session and all it happens because CaptureItPlus PUP is an ad-supported program. No matter that it promises to provide a rich set of screen capture modes, the only CaptureItPlus objective is to successfully advertise third-party sponsors.

Once this dubious application enters the computer system, it inserts browser extensions to each Internet browser on the victimized PC. These extensions do the tracking job – they supervise almost everything that you do while you browse the Internet. For example, CaptureItPlus adware records your search queries, browsing history, downloads, and also finds out the geolocation of your computer and IP address. All this information is needed to understand your needs. For example, if you often look for a specific product online, CaptureItPlus tracks that and then it creates and displays ads related to this product. Of course, such ads might lure you to click on them and find out more about the “offer.” Unfortunately, this adware does not provide any actual shopping deals. It only seeks to convince you to click on these intrusive CaptureItPlus ads, and, as a consequence, it initiates redirects to predetermined third-party websites that this adware promotes.

CaptureItPlus adware

Questions about CaptureItPlus

As you can see, ads by CaptureItPlus are deceitful, so you should not click on them. Otherwise, you might be forced to visit high-risk websites and encounter offers to install infectious programs or bogus software updates. Be suspicious about third-party websites promoted via CaptureItPlus ads because some of them might try to promote malware. It is also worth mentioning that you should never share any personal information on such third-party websites. If you want to secure your computer and to stop this program from sending you fake ads, you should remove CaptureItPlus. You can do that with an anti-spyware software, for example, Reimage.

How can CaptureItPlus hijack my PC?

The most common way to spread potentially unwanted software like CaptureItPlus is through software bundles. Let us explain that in detail. When you download free programs from the Internet, you should carefully inspect if you have downloaded a software pack or an individual program. This can be done while installing the program. So when you launch your program’s installation wizard, carefully read the information it provides and once you reach ‘Settings’, opt for Custom or Advanced mode. If you have downloaded a software pack, then these settings should provide a list of additional programs included. All you have to do is to deselect these suggestions to avoid installing them alongside your preferred program.

It goes without saying that CaptureItPlus adware is an intolerable program which should be removed immediately. That is why we have provided a comprehensive CaptureItPlus removal guide on page 2.

How to remove CaptureItPlus?

If you are wondering what is the best way to eliminate CaptureItPlus virus from your computer, then you should read this paragraph. First of all, we would like to say that this annoying program can be removed manually. However, we recommend this method only if you are an experienced computer user. We have provided manual CaptureItPlus removal instructions below this article in case you want to take matters into your own hands. In case you are not sure if you are experienced enough to remove CaptureItPlus malware manually, we recommend installing a professional malware removal software and scanning your computer system with it. It is advisable to use an automatic removal tool because it does not only remove this particular threat, but also finds other potentially harmful programs on your computer and deletes them. You can use one of the following anti-malware programs to scan your computer:

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove CaptureItPlus, follow these steps:

Get rid of CaptureItPlus 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 CaptureItPlus and related programs
    Here, look for CaptureItPlus 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'

Uninstall CaptureItPlus 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 CaptureItPlus 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'

Eliminate CaptureItPlus 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 CaptureItPlus 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 CaptureItPlus removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Erase CaptureItPlus 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, CaptureItPlus should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Delete CaptureItPlus 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 CaptureItPlus 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 CaptureItPlus removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Remove CaptureItPlus 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 CaptureItPlus 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 CaptureItPlus removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Get rid of CaptureItPlus 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 CaptureItPlus 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 CaptureItPlus removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. michale says:
    March 9th, 2016 at 9:08 am

    captures the screen but delivers WAAAYYY too many ads. Not a good program. So I say no to it. Gonna remove it right now.

  2. laillie says:
    March 9th, 2016 at 9:08 am

    glad the ads are gone…

  3. juventus says:
    March 9th, 2016 at 9:11 am

    The automatic removal method worked like a charm. I never knew what anti-spyware programs are for, but I have just tried it and it removed threats that my anti-virus software couldnt detect! thanks a lot!

  4. superbowl says:
    March 9th, 2016 at 9:13 am

    diz app is wacky, guys… displays tooo many ads i cannot describe how annoying it is. yall better stay away from captureitplus.

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