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Remove PremiumReader ads (Removal Guide) - Feb 2015 update

removal by Jake Doevan - - | Type: Adware

Can I trust PremiumReader?

PremiumReader is a free app that has been spread at a moderate rate. However, we have already received several reports from PC users who claim that this app has emerged on their computers out of nowhere and started initiating a serious havoc during their browsing. It is compatible with all most popular web browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari. Therefore, whichever browser people use, they are forced to experience various inconveniences as long as the browser is opened. We have investigated this program using several reputable anti-spyware programs and found out that all of them recognize PremiumReader to be an adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP).

By keeping PremiumReader virus on your computer, you risk exposing it to unsafe websites where it may even catch a virus or malware infection. That’s because this browser plug-in is set to display sponsored advertisements, which reliability is questionable. Of course, some of the PremiumReader ads may be linked to unknown but non-malicious websites. However, some of them may be linked to the websites filled with suspicious content. By the way, there is a long list of adware-type programs similar to PremiumReader redirect virus, including BingTracker, GOsavy, SlimPrice, LeapSense, etc. all of which need to be removed because they are typically filled with cookies and set to collect information about users’ browsing activities and preferences. Do you belong to the group of people who are receiving “Ads by PremiumReader”? If yes, then do not hesitate to install a reputable anti-spyware (for instance, Reimage Reimage Cleaner ) and run a full system scan because it’s obvious that an adware hides in your machine and may cause you various computer and privacy related issues.

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How can PremiumReader hijack my computer?

Premium Reader spreads around the Internet along with other freeware and shareware. Therefore, if you have started seeing its ads and experiencing redirects, you should remember what was the last freeware that you have installed and eliminate it right away. Besides, you should check your computer whether it’s free of other PUPs because adwares tend to travel along with other adwares or browser hijackers. Be believe that you don’t want to experience continuous PremiumReader redirects to unfamiliar websites. Therefore, we strongly advise you to install freeware more carefully. It’s very important to select download source attentively because third-party websites, such as,, and lots of others usually promote bundled installers. Therefore, you have to be extra cautious when installing apps from the sites and be prepared to opt out of ‘additional components’ that may be embedded in free programs. In order to do that, you have to select Advanced or Custom installation option and carefully monitor the entire process. Make sure that tick notifying installation of third-party apps, such as add-ons, plug-ins, toolbars, and extensions are unmarked. In case you have already installed PremiumReader virus, make sure that you remove it as soon as possible.

How to remove PremiumReader virus?

PremiumReader removal guide will help you to remove this adware without any difficulties. If manual removal is not successful, we highly recommend you to eliminate this adware using a reputable anti-spyware:

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To remove PremiumReader ads, follow these steps:

Uninstall PremiumReader 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 PremiumReader and related programs
    Here, look for PremiumReader 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'

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

Delete PremiumReader 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, PremiumReader should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Erase PremiumReader 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 PremiumReader 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 PremiumReader removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Remove PremiumReader 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 PremiumReader 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 PremiumReader removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Uninstall PremiumReader 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 PremiumReader 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 PremiumReader removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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Jake Doevan
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