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Kele55 ads. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Alice Woods - - | Type: Adware

What is Kele55?

Kele55 is a Chinese browser add-on that has been published at the end of September 2015. Nevertheless, despite the fact that it’s a relatively new application, it has already been listed as an ‘adware’ and ‘potentially unwanted program’ (PUP). If such categorization means you nothing, keep in mind that they connote various downsides. To start with, it’s important to note that developer of this app uses a hoax marketing tactics and is trying to convince people that Kele55 adware is a useful tool for those who prefer online chats. Unfortunately, that’s not true. In fact, it is actively performing various marketing campaigns by providing users with sponsored advertisements while they browse the net. Unfortunately, pop-ups, banners, and in-text links that are labeled as “Ads by Kele55”, “Kele55 Ads” or have some other references to this application are not recommended clicking because some of them can make you visit unreliable or even dangerous pages. Security experts also blame this adware for being involved in malware distribution because they have found some of the advertisements linked to pornographic websites full of suspicious installers. Since it’s not yet clear what consequences Kele55 redirects may lead to, you should better avoid them at all.

In addition, such and similar adwares are known for using cookies and spying on their users. It seems that Kele55 is not an exception. Therefore, if you are not willing to disclose your search terms, pages viewed, data entered while viewing those pages, clicks, content viewed, IP address, PC’s location, and similar personally non-identifiable information, don’t wait any longer and remove Kele55 virus by running a full system check with Reimage anti-malware.

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How did Kele55 get on my computer?

Kele55 add-on is targeting Chinese computer users primarily. However, there is no doubts that it may infect computers that are located in West or Europe. We say so keeping in mind that it is spread using ‘bundling’. Usually, it is attached to freewares/sharewares that have been developed in Asia and dedicated to Chinese speakers. This claim is strengthened by the fact that the majority of Kele55 ads are in Chinese. Fortunately, infiltration of such and similar adwares is still a preventable thing. Since ‘bundling’ is a legitimate way of spreading programs, it means that additional components that are spreading along with a freeware must be disclosed somewhere. In order to get the chance to find a notification that Kele55 add-on is about to be installed, you have to select Advanced or Custom installation mode and monitor the entire process. In order to get rid of them – your task is to untick check marked that have been pre-checked alongside ‘optional components’. If you fail to do so, Kele55 redirects to suspicious websites may start seriously annoy you.

How can I remove Kele55 virus from my Chrome, Firefox, and Explorer?

Although Kele55 add-on is officially presented as a tool for online chatting, you should not fall for believing that. Otherwise, once installed on your PC’s system, it may start displaying misleading ads, redirecting to suspicious or corrupted websites, spying on you, and so on. In case you have already ended up with this adware, you should follow the guide that is provided below and initiate Kele55 removal either manually or automatically.

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To remove Kele55 ads, follow these steps:

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Get rid of Kele55 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 Kele55 and related programs
    Here, look for Kele55 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 Kele55 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 Kele55 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 Kele55 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 Kele55 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 Kele55 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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Eliminate Kele55 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, Kele55 should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Delete Kele55 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 Kele55 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 Kele55 removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Remove Kele55 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 Kele55 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 Kele55 removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Get rid of Kele55 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 Kele55 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 Kele55 removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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