How to remove (uninstall) Ghostify

Modern adware uses lots of different methods of penetration and advertisement distribution. Some programs insert special strings into registry to make you see the hijacker’s main website, and some tools just change the browser settings, setting the malicious website as your homepage and search engine. These methods are very common, and easily trackable by users that have at least medium level of computer knowledge, so Ghostify uses the other way: it configures the DNS settings. The DNS settings are the thing that most of users don’t even know about, so adware changes them, and nobody knows how to change them back. Ghostify forces the system to use DNS servers located at these IP addresses: 82.163.143.174 and 82.163.142.176.

Ghostify

When the settings are changed, swindlers are able to change the appearance of any website on the web. Of course, the website itself remains unchanged, but user that browser the web via infected PC sees them filled with ads everywhere. Mostly, ads appear in form of large bar of banners, located on top of each page and covering half of website’s content. These bars are really annoying, and if you want to get rid of them – just follow our instructions.

 

Methods to remove Ghostify

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Ghostify manually

Step 1. Uninstall Ghostify from the operation system

Step 2. Remove Ghostify from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari)

 

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Deleting Ghostify is a really simple task that any newcomer can perform. The seasoned users know how to execute the manual deletion, but if you are not absolutely certain - simply use our instructions. If you closely abide to this guide, the deletion will take few minutes. If you noticed the unwanted program immediately after it is installed, you will simply need to uninstall it, because after a few days there will be a lot of malware. Every hour of protraction calls tens or hundreds of new banners and the malware is behind each of them. If you haven’t managed to uninstall this hijacker immediately, you might need reputable anti-viral tool that can rapidly and accurately cope with massive contamination. We will show you such program: it is called Spyhunter. You can click on the button below to read more about it.

Windows 7 and Windows XP

1. Uninstall Ghostify from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Ghostify and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\Ghostify
  • C:\ProgramData\Ghostify
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\Ghostify

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Ghostify" and delete these elements

 

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How to remove Ghostify from Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Ghostify and press Uninstall

 

How to uninstall from Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete Ghostify from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Ghostify and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

How to uninstall Ghostify from Mac OS

1. Click Applications in the Finder sidebar

2. Drag unwanted program to the Trash

3. Empty Trash

 

Step 2. Remove Ghostify from the browser

How to remove Ghostify from Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Ghostify

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs

 

How to delete Ghostify from Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove Ghostify

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • On startup
  • Set pages
  • Put “about:blank”

 

How to uninstall Ghostify from Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Tools
  • Add-ons
  • Remove Ghostify

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into homepage field

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Put “about:config” into address bar;
  • Confirm the suggestion;
  • Search for “browser.newtab.url”;
  • Reset this field (right-click and choose reset).

 

How to delete Ghostify from Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose Ghostify and press button "Remove from Opera"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one.

 

How to delete Ghostify from Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

 

Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions

 

How to protect the computer?

Despite the fact that it's very easy to get rid of Ghostify, nobody could enjoy to perform that each day. It is not profitably for hackers to make complex malware and they just make hundreds of low-quality programs instead of several really dangerous ones. This means that every user must understand not only how to get rid of viruses, but firstly, how to avoid them. We've made a list of hints which may be helpful for you to make your machine clean

  • E-mails are very often used to spread viruses. You have to be wary of all e-mails which contain additional files, or which were sent by suspicious senders.
  • Each time you install any tool, you need to closely examine all windows for viruses. There will be lots of important info such as installation folder, the terms of agreement and more. Some these programs use a technique called "Partner installation" or "recommended installation", when in addition to the desired file you get a few others. Such way of installation is absolutely undesired, because you can't be certain about the added programs.
  • All propositions in the Web that promise you great benefit needs to be taken skeptically. 80% of them are fake, made to boost the website of their developers, but some of them are leading to actual scam schemes which may make you face the serious losses.

These rules are not hard to abide, but they all are allowing you to avoid the infection by malware. Even if the use of the advices is causing you discomfort - you need to understand: they are necessary to abide. Let your computer be secure and clean, and if you have any problems - just notify us about it in the comments.

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