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Remove King Translate (Removal Guide) - Sep 2017 update

removal by Jake Doevan - - | Type: Adware

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 www1.search-results.com and sets searchnu.com 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 Reimage Cleaner Intego.

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 virusAfter 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 google.com, yahoo.com or similar search page.

Google Chrome:

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

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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:

To remove King Translate 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 King Translate (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.

Uninstall King Translate from Mac OS X system

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

Remove King Translate from Applications folder:

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

Delete King Translate from Internet Explorer (IE)

Reject changes made to Explorer by following these steps:

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 King Translate 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, Google.com).
  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 King Translate removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Get rid of King Translate from Microsoft Edge

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

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 King Translate-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

Erase King Translate from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

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

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 King Translate 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 King Translate 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 King Translate removal.Reset Firefox 2

Remove King Translate from Google Chrome

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

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 King Translate 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 King Translate-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 King Translate removal.Reset Chrome 2

Eliminate King Translate 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 King Translate 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

Do not let government spy on you

The government has many issues in regards to tracking users' data and spying on citizens, so you should take this into consideration and learn more about shady information gathering practices. Avoid any unwanted government tracking or spying by going totally anonymous on the internet. 

You can choose a different location when you go online and access any material you want without particular content restrictions. You can easily enjoy internet connection without any risks of being hacked by using Private Internet Access VPN.

Control the information that can be accessed by government any other unwanted party and surf online without being spied on. Even if you are not involved in illegal activities or trust your selection of services, platforms, be suspicious for your own security and take precautionary measures by using the VPN service.

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer from data losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Ransomware can encrypt and hold files hostage, while unforeseen power cuts might cause a loss of important documents. If you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work. It is also equally important to update backups on a regular basis so that the newest information remains intact – you can set this process to be performed automatically.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware strikes out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the data restoration process.

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