Volume Extra adware (spam) - Free Guide

Volume Extra adware Removal Guide

What is Volume Extra adware?

Volume Extra is a fake browser extension created by crooks to make money

Volume Extra adwareBrowser extensions can cause unwanted symptoms, like pop-up spam and redirects

Volume Extra is marketed as a useful tool for increasing volume, but it is actually a deceptive browser extension that displays advertisements. This means that it has the potential to bombard users with a high volume of commercial content, such as pop-ups, banners, and redirects. Scammers use such applications to generate profits.

The claimed ability to increase volume has not been proven to be effective. Scammers primarily use these programs to generate passive income because they frequently fail to deliver the promised benefits. It is never a good idea to install unnecessary third-party applications on your computer.

Furthermore, the extension may be linked to rogue advertising networks that display advertisements that lead to dangerous websites. Users may unintentionally land on fraudulent pages designed to trick them into disclosing personal information, downloading potentially unwanted programs (PUPs),[1] or infecting their systems with malware.

NAME Volume Extra
TYPE Adware
SYMPTOMS Pop-ups and other types of advertisements begin to appear on the screen
DISTRIBUTION Shady websites, deceptive ads, freeware installations
DANGERS Links embedded in advertisements may lead to dangerous websites
ELIMINATION Remove the extension through your browser settings; anti-malware software should be used to scan the machine.
FURTHER STEPS To remove any remaining damage and optimize the machine, use FortectIntego

Distribution methods

To protect yourself from criminals' deceptive tactics, it is critical to exercise caution when evaluating software programs marketed as “useful” tools. We strongly advise using official app stores as a reliable source. Applications listed on these platforms are thoroughly reviewed before they are made available to users. Nonetheless, before downloading an app, it is prudent to read reviews, consider ratings, and assess its popularity.

Scammers may even go so far as to create deceptive “official” promotional websites for their apps. Their goal is to make these websites appear very appealing, luring people to download the software themselves. It is critical to remember that if something appears to be too good to be true, it most likely is.

Fake downloader pages are also a source for harmful browser extensions. Random websites may prompt users to download a plugin in order to access the site's content. Such requests must never be complied with. Legitimate websites should never require visitors to download additional software in order to view them.

Volume ExtraIt is best to install plugins from official web stores

Protect your privacy

In today's world, nearly all web-based applications use cookies[2] to track user behavior. In general, this practice is not malicious because it helps to personalize the user experience. Cookies are small data files that can be used to store information such as websites visited, links clicked, and online purchases made.

However, it is critical to recognize that cookies can be used for profit by unscrupulous individuals. Without your permission, they may be sold to advertising networks and other third parties. To address this issue, we recommend using a trustworthy repair tool such as FortectIntego. This tool can clear your browser's cookies and cache, free up storage space, repair corrupted files and system errors, and optimize the performance of your device.

Remove Volume Extra adware

Volume Extra adware[3] can be removed by accessing the browser settings and checking the extension list. We recommend removing plugins one at a time to see if any changes occur.

Google Chrome

  • Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  • In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to the unwanted program by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chrome

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 extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

MS Edge (Chromium)

  • Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  • Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  • Select Add-ons.
  • In here, select unwanted plugin and click Remove.Remove extensions from Firefox


  • Click Safari > Preferences…
  • In the new window, pick Extensions.
  • Select the unwanted extension and select Uninstall.Remove extensions from Safari

Scan your system with anti-malware tools

If you have completed all of the preceding steps but are still experiencing unwanted symptoms, it is recommended that you scan your system for additional PUPs. These programs are frequently distributed via freeware platforms, emphasizing the importance of paying close attention during the installation process.

Always use the “Custom” or “Advanced” installation methods when installing software, and carefully read the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. The most important step is to go through the file list and uncheck any unrelated applications by unchecking the corresponding boxes. As a next step, we recommend using reputable anti-malware tools such as SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes. These tools will scan your computer, remove any PUPs, and provide warnings to help you avoid future infections.

It's important to note that manually removing potentially unwanted programs can sometimes result in the infection reoccurring because users may overlook certain related files and entries. Furthermore, these programs are frequently disguised as “useful” tools, making them difficult to detect. If manual removal is your preference, we've included instructions for both Windows and Mac machines below:

Windows 10/8:

  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 the entry of the 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

Windows 7/XP:

  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.


  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for all 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 an unwanted app, 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 and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the related .plist files.Uninstall from Mac 2
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How to prevent from getting adware

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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Julie Splinters
Julie Splinters - Anti-malware specialist

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