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Clksite.com. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

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Clksite.com – adware which has its own ad-promoting website to gain income

Clksite.com adware
Clksite.com - adware which promotes annoying advertising through its own website.

Clksite.com is also known as PUP.Adware.CLKSITE and considered as an adware-type infection which infiltrates the system via bundling. This dubious program has its own domain by which it produces a large number of annoying advertisements. Clksite.com virus infects browsers, such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Safari, and others. The adware causes redirects to its ad serving site to promote secondary websites[1].

Name Clksite.com
Type Adware
Also known as PUP.Adware.CLKSITE
Danger level Medium. Does not affect any other software or systems.
Browsers affected Chrome, Firefox, IE, etc.
Symptoms Various adds are popping out frequently, redirects to dubious sites, browser homepage changes.
Distribution sources Comes within regular free programs or dubious websites.
Elimination process Use Reimage to delete PUP.Adware.CLKSITE program.

You can recognize such adware infections by these symptoms:

  • Various ads appear in odd places;
  • You are often redirected to suspicious-looking sites;
  • Your browser's homepage has been modified;
  • Numerous browser pop-ups and pop-unders advertise fake updates.

Each time you search the Web, numerous adverts will bombard your screen and cause browser crash downs. As a result, your activity will become harder to maintain. In order to stop such annoying actions, you need to remove Clksite.com virus from your computer and browsers once you spot it. For such purpose, you can use an anti-malware tool. Fast help as Reimage will let you perform the process very easy.

Another annoying feature that such adware performs data collection. It gathers various non-personal details which are related to your browsing activity. All the pages that you visit, bookmarks saved, and numerous IP addresses are saved for one reason – to create ads related to your search query results. Clksite.com ads might look “useful” to the user. Although, they may increase the risk of malware infections.

The main goal of such dubious website is to promote adds which can bring income for the developers. They gain revenue from the pay-per-click method[2] from each user that decides to use the ad-providing program. However, in order to avoid such hazardous activity, you should work on the Clksite.com removal and clean your PC from the adware infection permanently.

Bundling is the main adware distribution source

The LosVirus.es experts[3] have noticed that adware-type programs usually come within bundles. They get installed together with regular freeware by skipping downloading/installing steps. For this case, it is advisable to use original downloaders or visit the Custom or Advanced section to spot any unnecessary incoming downloads and opt-out them.

In addition, adware might also come from dubious websites and hyperlinks. Pay attention to what you are clicking while browsing the web as you might accidentally encounter something suspicious.

Some other advice for preventing adware infections:

  • Install an antivirus to be protected by a professional tool. This type of program will increase your safety level and do regular system scans. Make sure it is always kept updated.
  • Avoid visiting illegal sites such as pornography or gambling. As they are promoted by third-parties, you can catch a PUP-type infection very fast and not even notice it.

Uninstall Clksite.com from your computer

To remove Clksite.com manually you will need to eliminate all adware-added browser extensions, dubious applications, and other suspicious-looking components. This method is displayed below the article and should help you get rid of the cyber threat and its components from your PC and browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Explorer, Edge, Safari, and others.

You can perform the Clksite.com removal by using a professional anti-malware tool. This method is quicker and will vanish the adware in minutes. After the process is done, do some system and browser refreshments to make sure that no adware-related content is left.

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, Malwarebytes MalwarebytesCombo Cleaner, Plumbytes Anti-MalwareMalwarebytes 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 Clksite.com, follow these steps:

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Get rid of Clksite.com 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 Clksite.com and related programs
    Here, look for Clksite.com 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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Uninstall Clksite.com from Mac OS X system

If Clksite.com appears on your Mac OS X, read the following instructions:

  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 Clksite.com 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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Remove Clksite.com 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 Clksite.com 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 Clksite.com 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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Delete Clksite.com from Microsoft Edge

Eliminate all adware-related content from your Microsoft Edge browser by following these guiding steps:

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, Clksite.com should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Erase Clksite.com 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 Clksite.com 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 Clksite.com removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Eliminate Clksite.com from Google Chrome

Reset the Google Chrome browser:

  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 Clksite.com 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 Clksite.com removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Get rid of Clksite.com 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 Clksite.com 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 Clksite.com removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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Linas Kiguolis
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