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Remove King Translate (Removal Guide) - Sep 2017 update

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King Translate has plenty of negative features

The picture of King Translate program

King Translate by Koyote-Lab Inc. is a program that allows translating words, documents, and texts. However, security specialists noticed that it has features of the potentially unwanted applications or adware apps. Once installed on the device, it might not only alter browser’s settings but display tons of ads as well.

While we don't claim that it is as dangerous as rogue anti-spyware[1] or ransomware,[2] we have to warn our readers that this program is spread using unfair distribution methods. Beware that it can infiltrate its target computer without any permission asked in a bundle with other programs. Due to this issue, users refer to this translator as King Translate virus.

Furthermore, King Translate might modify computer's settings after that. In most of the cases, it alters default search engine to and sets as a homepage without user's permission asked. These websites are highly suspicious, and you should stay away from them.

If you have noticed these changes, you should check your PC with updated anti-spyware and remove King Translate together with its malicious entries from the system because you may be infected with a more serious virus. For the elimination we recommend Reimage.

Nevertheless, King Translate looks a useful tool; you should rely on other translation tools, such as Google translator.[3] If you have installed this program directly from the download websites, you probably have noticed an increased amount of online ads. Some users also report that they are repeatedly redirected to commercials or strange websites as well.

King Translate redirect tendencies are worrying. The researchers from Les Virus[4] noticed that some of the ads might be related to malvertising[5] campaigns or might lead to phishing websites. Therefore, you should be careful with this adware.

However, the best way to get rid of all undesired changes and minimize the risk of catching a cyber infection is King Translate removal. We have mentioned that you can remove it automatically, but you can uninstall it manually too (the instructions are at the end of the text).

Questions about King Translate

The example of King Translate virus
After the installation (infiltration) King Translate might change default search engine and homepage address.

How unwanted programs might enter the system

The program is promoted through its official website as a software capable of helping PC users to translate words, documents and entire texts to various languages. However, it has also been found that PUP can get inside the system in a bundle with other programs or misleading pop-up ads.

Thus to avoid King Translate hijack, you have to:

  • avoid downloading freeware from unknown third-party websites;
  • choose Advanced/Custom settings instead of Standard/Recommended setup;
  • unmark all “additional downloads”;
  • read official documents, such as EULA, Terms and Agreements or Privacy Policy before clicking “Agree” button.

King Translate removal guidelines

If you want to remove King Translate and problems that are usually initiated by it, you have to choose between manual and automatic elimination instructions. If you want to wipe out malicious components bare hands, you have to delete them from Add/Remove Programs list. For that follow these steps:

  1. Click Start -> Control Panel -> Programs (or Add/Remove Programs) -> Uninstall a Program.
  2. Here, look for King Translate, Search-Results Toolbar, Quick Access Tab and similar entries and select “Uninstall/Change.”
  3. Click OK to save the changes.

Finally, fix each of your browsers with the help of these steps:

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, go ‘Tools” -> ”Manage Add-ons” -> ‘Toolbars and Extensions’ and uninstall King Translate, Search-Results Toolbar, Quick Access Tab and other entries that are unknown for you.
  2. Click ''Tools” -> “Manage addons” -> “Search Providers” and choose the search engine you used before.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox, go ‘Tools” -> “Add-ons” -> “Extensions;” find King Translate, Search-Results Toolbar, Quick Access Tab and other entries that are unknown and click “Uninstall.”
  2. Go “Tools” -> “Options” and reset the startup homepage to, or similar search page.

Google Chrome:

  1. Click on the “Customize and control Google Chrome” icon, select “Options” -> “Basic” and change the homepage to or other.
  2. Click the “Manage search engines…” -> choose “Google” and make it the default search engine.

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 King Translate, follow these steps:

Eliminate King Translate from Windows systems

Below you can find manual King Translate removal guidelines:

  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 King Translate and related programs
    Here, look for King Translate 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 King Translate 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 King Translate 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'

Delete King Translate from Internet Explorer (IE)

Reject changes made to Explorer by following these steps:

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

Get rid of King Translate from Microsoft Edge

Remove adware-related components from Microsoft Edge by following the instructions below:

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, King Translate should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Erase King Translate from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

These instructions will help to get rid of the changes made by King Translate:

  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 King Translate 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 King Translate removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Remove King Translate from Google Chrome

Reset Google Chrome in order to wipe out adware-related entries:

  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 King Translate 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 King Translate removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Eliminate King Translate 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 King Translate 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 King Translate removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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