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Remove Uncheckit ads (Free Guide)

removal by Julie Splinters - - | Type: Adware

Is Uncheckit a reliable program?

If you have bitter experience dealing with browser hijackers, adware and other unwanted stuff, you may have developed a habit of paying attention to the installation process, Surprisingly, Uncheckit application offers you to do such tiresome activity for you. However, do not rush to install it thinking that this program will save your precious time. You should get rid of it because the program has the characteristics of adware. Thus, it tends to stuff your computer with Uncheckit ads. Moreover, those ads may mislead you to questionable domains. All in all, this program is not a reliable tool for sure. Consequently, remove Uncheckit virus as soon as possible. Install Reimage to assist you in the elimination process.

Initially, this program might seem as an invaluable jewel in the pile of useless and annoying adware programs. It tempts users into downloading it by ensuring to unmark all checkboxes of potentially malicious applications at the installation process. This utility might be highly useful especially when a browser hijacker attempts to invade a PC. Nonetheless, the adware might fail to protect you from other PUPs. Instead, it will succeed in displaying annoying alerts and advertisements of this PUP. Note that some of them might offer to update your software or install a new security application. Restrain from doing so. You might accidentally install not a reliable application but an odd app which might be “enhanced” with destructive features and malignant files.

The image revealing Uncheckit ads

Furthermore, the ads of Uncheckit redirect you to other sponsored websites. Frequently, they are just ordinary advertising domains crammed with distracting banners, coupons, and other irritating disturbances. However, some of them might mislead you to the domains of which might be infected with malignant files. In addition, Uncheckit compiles the information about your visited websites and other browsing habits. Though the owners of this PUP disclaim using such data and your email address for marketing purposes and for sending you commercial content, it mentions to use it for “improving Services.”

How does Uncheckit hijack my PC?

It might sound amusing but the program slipped into your operating system the same way as it promotes not to let other PUPs get into the system. In other words, it usually travels along with free movie streaming apps, media players or video converters in the disguise under “Basic” settings. When the “Install” button is hit, the PUP successfully tiptoes into your computer. If you want to escape the fate of meddling with Uncheckit again, remember these recommendations. First of all, select “Advanced” settings. Afterward, carefully look for suspicious and unnecessary applications. It is suspected that the adware is related to notorious browser hijacker, so beware of its add-on as well. Finally, let us move on to Uncheckit removal section.

Uncheckit removal guidelines

You can remove Uncheckit manually and automatically. The first option might be more suitable for those who do not rush and prefer doing things in their own way. However, it is necessary to root out Uncheckit virus completely. Thus, installing an anti-spyware program is a more reliable solution to get rid of this PUP. It will guarantee that the adware is completely eliminated without leaving any traces. Moreover, it also professionally blocks more dangerous malware which await to occupy your computer.

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 Uncheckit ads, follow these steps:

Eliminate Uncheckit 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 Uncheckit and related programs
    Here, look for Uncheckit 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 Uncheckit 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 Uncheckit 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'

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

Remove Uncheckit 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, Uncheckit should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Delete Uncheckit 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 Uncheckit 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 Uncheckit removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Get rid of Uncheckit 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 Uncheckit 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 Uncheckit removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

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

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Julie Splinters
Julie Splinters - Malware removal specialist

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  1. Uma says:
    June 13th, 2016 at 10:32 am

    These ads were persecuting me for an entire week!

  2. Reese says:
    June 13th, 2016 at 10:34 am

    I guess i have removed it, because I cannot see these ads anymore. Thanks for the help. 🙂

  3. Will says:
    June 13th, 2016 at 10:35 am

    Cannot find it on my computer ;( will reimage delete it for me?

  4. Clarise1987 says:
    June 13th, 2016 at 10:36 am

    Oh God. I was wondering why these ads appear, I thought that somebody has installed a virus on my computer. Thanks God its not a serious virus

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