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Remove EmailBeautifier virus (Virus Removal Instructions) - Free Guide

removal by Julie Splinters - - | Type: Browser hijacker

EmailBeautifier virus asks for incredibly intrusive privacy-related permissions

EmailBeautifier virus

EmailBeautifier virus is a dangerous browser extension that computer users can install unknowingly. It suggests adding GIFs and background images to your emails. However, this extension falls into the potentially unwanted programs (PUP) category as it asks for extremely intrusive permissions and can possibly pose a threat to your privacy.[1]

EmailBeautifier extension is compatible with Google Chrome only. However, it is also possible that this browser-hijacking program will be improved to affect other web browsers such as Chrome or Safari as well. If you visited its official website and clicked on “Add to Chrome” button, you would receive a pop-up providing a list of permissions that EmailBeautifier virus asks to provide. We provided these statements below:

  • Read and Change all your data on websites you visit;
  • Display notifications;
  • Change your settings that control websites’ access to features such as cookies, JavaScript[2], plugins, geolocation, microphone, camera, etc.

The described extension is capable of controlling user’s microphone and camera, which clearly means that it can spy on you without your knowledge. For this reason, we STRONGLY recommend you to remove EmailBeautifier from your browser using tutorial provided by 2-Spyware professionals (below the article).

Also, to ensure that your computer gets cleaned from all spyware and malware type components, we recommend performing EmailBeautifier removal automatically. Even if you are sure that your computer is safe, you can check your system for free. We recommend using Reimage or SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner software.

EmailBeautifier extension
Researcher shows what permissions EmailBeautifier virus wants to get before entering the victim's computer system. However, the user might not even know about installation of the extension in case it enters the system in a bundle with another free program.

Besides, experts warn[3] that the described browser extension might start initiating other aggressive activities such as display never-ending ads or change your browser’s settings to force you to use an unknown search engine that might be collecting all of your search queries and browsing history. In such situation, you might have to deal with EmailBeautifier New Tab problem.

In short, the described browser add-on causes a variety of problems that should be avoided. To protect your privacy and prevent EmailBeautifier from causing you a headache, uninstall it from your device ASAP.

Ways to install dangerous programs unknowingly

Questionable programs that pose a threat to computer user’s privacy and cause problems such as pop-up ads or browser redirects can be installed alongside popular free programs. Therefore, it is important to monitor installation of any free program you decide to set up on your PC.

After launching the installer of the program you downloaded, make sure to read legal documents provided by it. You might notice some suspicious statements about unknown programs that will be added to the system alongside your preferred software.

If you can’t find any statements about extras, you shouldn’t relax that quickly. The next step is to check what statements hide behind installation settings. You should never rely on settings that are suggested to you automatically. Therefore, instead of picking Standard or Default option, choose Custom or Advanced instead.

Picking these settings helps to see the list of programs that normally shouldn’t come with your chosen program. We suggest deselecting the additions as they can prevent you from using your computer by causing various problems.

Remove EmailBeautifier and protect your privacy

It is vital to clean your computer from rogue applications such as Email Beautifier. To completely remove EmailBeautifier virus and prevent it from tracking your online activities, use the tutorial provided below the article. The provided instructions explain how to get rid of this virtual threat manually.

If you’re looking for a faster way to complete EmailBeautifier removal, consider using an anti-spyware or anti-malware software. You can choose one of the selections recommended by the 2-Spyware team.

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 EmailBeautifier virus, follow these steps:

Delete EmailBeautifier from Windows systems

Open Control Panel and go to the list of programs that are currently installed on your computer. Get rid of the suspicious ones using the instructions provided below.

  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 EmailBeautifier and related programs
    Here, look for EmailBeautifier 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'
  5. Remove EmailBeautifier from Windows shortcuts
    Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties. Right click on browsers' icon and select 'Properties'
  6. Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus. Select 'Shortcut' tab and delete '' or other suspicious URL

Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.

Remove EmailBeautifier 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 EmailBeautifier 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'

Get rid of EmailBeautifier virus 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, EmailBeautifier should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Erase EmailBeautifier from Google Chrome

Fix Chrome by deleting EmailBeautifier extension. We strongly recommend you to completely reset Google Chrome as well.

  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 EmailBeautifier 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. Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
    Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
  4. Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages. After clicking on menu and 'Settings', select 'Set pages'
  5. Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  6. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  7. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  8. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  9. 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
  10. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete EmailBeautifier removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Delete EmailBeautifier 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 EmailBeautifier or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Open your Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu section. Here, select Preferences as it was displayed previously and select General.
  4. Here, look at the Homepage field. If it was altered by EmailBeautifier, remove unwanted link and enter the one that you want to use for your searches. Remember to include the "http://" before typing in the address of the page. When in 'General', delete malicious URL and enter your desired domain name
  5. 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...'
  6. 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 EmailBeautifier removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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