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Remove DelayPluginl ads (Free Instructions)

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DelayPluginl FAQ:

Question: At the moment of writing, I am using Chrome web browser. However, I got tired of seeing its price comparisons, coupons and non-commercial pop-ups all the time! The content that I receive is usually marked either as “Ads by DelayPluginl” or “DelayPluginl Ads.” Have no ideas why it has started displaying such an excessive amount of ads. Maybe you have an answer for that?

Answer: The answer is simple – your Chrome is affected by an ad-supported extension, namely DelayPluginl. Programs that belong to ‘adware’ category are unbeatable in displaying ads. They inject codes of predetermined ads within web browsers, replace the ones displayed by websites, including Google, Amazon, etc. and tricks people into visiting websites of its affiliates. This way, adwares generate income from advertising and affiliate marketing. Therefore, if you have started receiving DelayPluginl pop-up ads while browsing, the only way to stop them from appearing is a removal of the add-on. The easiest way to do that is to run a full system scan with a reliable anti-spyware, such as ReimageIntego.

Basic traits of DelayPluginl adware:

Questions about DelayPluginl ads

Up till now, DelayPluginl add-on hasn’t been explored in details. Our researchers have initiated a research on it and found out that it’s one of those programs that can barely pose severe harm to PC’s operating system. Unfortunately, but DelayPluginl seems to be actively involved in the affiliate marketing, what means that it collaborates with third parties. Once of its main goals is to display sponsored advertisements (banner ads, pop-up ads, interstitials, full-page ads, etc.). The majority of ads brought by DelayPluginl inform about deals, coupons, discounts, and relevant commercial offers. Some of the ads may promote PC optimization tools, urge you to update software, speed up your PC, and so on. No matter how eye-catchy content presented by this adware may look like, don’t let your mouse hover and click on it. DelayPluginl redirects can lead to various issues, for instance, you may purchase some items from unreliable websites, you may be exposed to various online surveys, you may be asked to call for remote technical support to fix your PC, you may be tricked into installing other suspicious software and so on.

DelayPluginl ads

Not to mention, DelayPluginl can make your PC sluggish. That’s because it may corrupt some of the registries, run several processes within task manager, and cause some severe browser’s modifications. Last, but not least, it may install tracking cookies on your web browser and monitor your browsing activities every day. Don’t worry about sensitive data because it will not reach it. However, it may gather some pieces of personally non-identifiable information (search queries, pages viewed, data typed in them, clicks, IP address, PC’s location, email address, etc.) that may be used for email spamming and similar deeds.

Distribution method of this adware:

DelayPluginl spreads by ‘bundling.’ Its developers usually attach it to freewares/sharewares. Besides, they cleverly hide it under ‘quick,’ ‘basic,’ ‘express’ installation option. Thus, if the user selects any of the above-mentioned installation options, hits the ‘next’ button for several times, he/she will probably end up with DelayPluginl add-on on a web browser. Are you considering how to prevent this from happening? Well, you just have to opt for ‘advanced’ or ‘custom’ installation option and uncheck ‘additional components.’ Easy, isn’t it? It’s most important NOT to rush the installation and read everything carefully, so make sure that you do so.

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If you have been tricked into installing this ad-supported extension, there is no need to keep it installed. DelayPluginl virus may annoy you to death, and can even make you visit unreliable domains of its affiliates. To prevent this from happening, follow the guide that is given below this article and initiate a full removal of this adware. Don’t forget to check for other PUPs too.

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To remove DelayPluginl ads, follow these steps:

Uninstall DelayPluginl from Windows systems

To remove DelayPluginl ads 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 DelayPluginl ads (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 DelayPluginl from Mac OS X system

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

Remove DelayPluginl ads from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for DelayPluginl ads-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 DelayPluginl ads, 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 DelayPluginl ads and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the DelayPluginl ads-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Delete DelayPluginl 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 DelayPluginl ads 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,
  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 DelayPluginl ads removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Get rid of DelayPluginl 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 DelayPluginl ads-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

Eliminate DelayPluginl 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 DelayPluginl ads 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 DelayPluginl ads 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 DelayPluginl ads removal.Reset Firefox 2

Erase DelayPluginl 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 DelayPluginl ads 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 DelayPluginl ads-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 DelayPluginl ads removal.Reset Chrome 2

Uninstall DelayPluginl 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 DelayPluginl ads 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

Protect your privacy – employ a VPN

There are several ways how to make your online time more private – you can access an incognito tab. However, there is no secret that even in this mode, you are tracked for advertising purposes. There is a way to add an extra layer of protection and create a completely anonymous web browsing practice with the help of Private Internet Access VPN. This software reroutes traffic through different servers, thus leaving your IP address and geolocation in disguise. Besides, it is based on a strict no-log policy, meaning that no data will be recorded, leaked, and available for both first and third parties. The combination of a secure web browser and Private Internet Access VPN will let you browse the Internet without a feeling of being spied or targeted by criminals. 

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  1. JackDaniels says:
    October 27th, 2015 at 3:07 am

    Maybe someone knows what freewares are involved in the distribution of DelayPluginl virus?

  2. to JackDaniels says:
    October 27th, 2015 at 3:09 am

    I assume that its not possible to indicate all freewares that carry bundles. This one is probably not an exception. If we would know what components freewares are carrying, we would not have troubles with PUPs like DelayPluginl.

  3. JackDaniels says:
    October 27th, 2015 at 3:12 am

    Oh, thanks for your contemplations! I have recently installed about ten or more freewares, so I dont know which of them might have been bundled. I dont want to remove them all, so I assume Im going to use SpyHunter or Malwarebytes to remove DelayPluginl ads.

  4. Infected with DelayPluginl says:
    October 27th, 2015 at 5:41 am

    DelayPluginl ads show up on my Firefox every time I try to browse. To tell the truth, they disrupt to browse so badly that sometimes I cant even see the content of the website. I dont imagine browsing without accidental click on any of those pop-ups. If I close the ad, it pops out again just a few seconds later. Did anyone try to remove it manually? Is it worth trying or should I install anti-spyware right away?

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