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Remove Maxon Click virus (Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge) - Jan 2021 update

removal by Gabriel E. Hall - - | Type: Adware

Maxon Click annoys users with bothersome ads

Maxon Click ads are extremely intrusive

MaxonClick is defined as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). It is designed to display commercial content to users and direct them to sponsored domains. Typical adware programs[1]:

  • display pop-up alerts in new tabs 
  • offer to install questionable security software
  • redirect you to potentially insecure domains

Speaking of Maxon Click adware, it does not only plague PC users but targets Android users as well. The main symptom of this PUP is the surplus of annoying advertisements. Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, or IE browsers can be affected, so changing the browser you use is not going to help you avoid getting Maxonclick pop-ups.

Furthermore, they might show up in pop-up windows or new tabs, or appear as banners. You might also notice underlined text lines in websites you visit, and if you hover over these lines, the pop-ups would appear. The research has shown that these ads come from Attentioner.com site.

You should not ignore the presence of this program as adware programs do not only disturb your browsing sessions but may cause more severe trouble. Facebook Message virus[2] illustrates such assumption.

If you click on the pop-up alerts, you might be redirected to insecure websites with no protection against viruses. In addition, there is a probability that Maxonclick redirect might mislead you to browser-based tech support scams[3] or web pages demanding to add extensions. 

Questions about Maxon Click virus

Therefore, once you spot this adware on the standalone computer, laptop PC, or mobile app, remove Maxon Click. Since it functions via web scripts, you will not find its app in the list of system programs. In order to eliminate the PUP, follow manual instructions or speed up the elimination process with ReimageIntego or Malwarebytes. If Maxonclick affected your Android device, look for its removal instructions in this post – Android virus. The samples of Maxon ClickMaxon Click adware redirects users to potentially insecure domains

Ways to detect PUP programs

You can accidentally install the PUP on your Android device just by clicking on an infectious ad or while browsing through shady web pages. Speaking of computers, programs like Maxonclick hijack computer systems when the user does not opt out optional downloads when installing a bundled software.

You should be very careful when downloading free software from the Internet because many free programs offer additional downloads within their installers. To opt these extra downloads out, you need to choose Advanced or Custom installation option and then deselect all additions one by one.

In case the annoying alerts emerge on your computer screen whenever you launch your Internet browser, do not let this program ruin your browsing experience any longer. Eliminate the adware automatically or manually. If you want faster Maxonclick removal method, proceed to an automatic one.

Get rid of Maxonclick adware 

Adware programs are not only annoying but a bit dangerous, too. Despite that they make the computer run slow, they can open a path for you to dangerous websites where you can download deceptive programs. You should not browse through untrustworthy Internet websites, so consider removing this ad-supported program that displays misleading advertisements.

It can hardly provide useful offers for you. To remove Maxonclick virus from your computer, install an anti-spyware software and give it some time to it detect this adware and remove it. To secure your phone, download a good mobile security software. An alternative way of removing this adware is to uninstall it manually. For that, follow these Maxon Click removal guidelines provided below.

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To remove Maxon Click virus, follow these steps:

Delete Maxon Click from Windows systems

To remove Maxon Click virus 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 Maxon Click virus (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.

Eliminate Maxon Click from Mac OS X system

Remove Maxon Click virus from Applications folder:

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

Remove Maxon Click 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 Maxon Click virus 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 Maxon Click virus removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Uninstall Maxon Click virus from Microsoft Edge

Reset the browser to eliminate all Mazon Click adware elements.

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 Maxon Click virus-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

Restore new tab and homepage settings:

  1. Click the menu icon and choose Settings.
  2. Then find On startup section.
  3. Click Disable if you found any suspicious domain.

Reset MS Edge if the 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

Get rid of Maxon Click 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 Maxon Click virus and click Remove.Remove extensions from Firefox

Reset the homepage:

  1. Click three horizontal lines at the top right corner to open the menu.
  2. Choose Options.
  3. Under Home options, enter your preferred site that will open every time you newly open the Mozilla 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

Reset Mozilla Firefox

In case Maxon Click virus 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 Maxon Click virus removal.Reset Firefox 2

Erase Maxon Click 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 Maxon Click virus 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

Change your homepage:

  1. Click menu and choose Settings.
  2. Look for a suspicious site like Maxon Click virus in the On startup section.
  3. Click on Open a specific or set of pages and click on three dots to find the Remove option.

Reset Google Chrome:

If the previous methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the Maxon Click virus-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 Maxon Click virus removal.Reset Chrome 2

Delete Maxon Click 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 Maxon Click virus 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

After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of Maxon Click registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: ReimageIntego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes.

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  1. ozzy says:
    May 19th, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    Maxon Click ads are useless. I think none of them are useful !!

  2. alena says:
    May 19th, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    I bet you are right…

  3. Axa says:
    May 19th, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    I thought this app would be great because I love shopping online. Sadly, I was convinced to install it. I didnt know Maxon Click was a virus…

  4. Fl029 says:
    May 19th, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    Maxon Click ads DO NOT PROVIDE ANY DEALS. DO NOT BE FOOLED!

  5. Deb18 says:
    December 13th, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    Can you do the iphone version of this maxonclick removal? I am currently having problem with it and I have done all the things internet taught me to but theyre all not working

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