How to remove (uninstall) Bookness

The "virus" that we're going to talk about is known as Bookness. If you know what is browser hijacker or adware - you may just proceed to the deletion advices and delete this useless tool. If you haven't faced with suchlike software before - trust us, this tool surely must not be kept on your PC. We are saying so since Bookness not just brings inconveniences while you spend your time on the Internet, but may induce a dangerous malware infection of your computer. Aren't you worried about the enormous quantity of advertisement on all websites, or the change of start page? How do you think, is it OK that the basic search system is switched to the unknown web-site, and it opens each time when you open your browser? These are the signs of advertising programs working on your machine and if you've seen them – your computer is in jeopardy.

What is Bookness

The browser hijackers aren't made for fun, and each virus has strict tasks. But, if you think that the description of this tool is true is really useful - you've made a mistake. Commonly, the depiction of adware states that it will be extremely helpful. 90% of advertising software promise that they can support in web-browsing. Help in the search for recent games, movies or music, search for deals, discounts and sales in the Web and tracking the activity of friends in Facebook - that's the features that 95% of adware declare to accomplish. It might seem really good, but if you think about it, you understand that all options that are stated have long been present in the start functionality of all browsers or social networks. Don't you wonder why the functions of advertising tools are so vague? The "better", "faster" or "safer" web-browsing is a perfect sample of suchlike function, as these parameters are very vague and nearly impossible to trace. Does this mean that adware do not do anything, and is just consuming space in the PC's memory? No, they got one main task and it is to cheat the users and to receive money from online advertising.

 

There is an opinion in the Web that almost all viruses have no specific aim. It's pretty reasonable, didn't it? Hacker thinks about an operator which is trying to eliminate his perilous program, and it feels really good! Alright, it was a joke. The unwanted programs always have their purpose, and even if you don't understand what it is for - you will understand it later. It is weird that advertising program shows so many pop-ups, but since you realize it, it looks pretty plain. All this advertisement is shown to obtain money on clicks. Many people know that advertisement in Internet is paid on the pay-per-click system, which means that the customer pays for each referral from the pop-up to the web-site. All advertising software's efforts are aimed at persuading you pass the link. Actually if you're not interested in hacker's suggestions - the click may still be performed, at least in order to close an undesirable intrusive banner. The system doesn't want to know in which way the click was made, and scammers will receive their money both for the normal click and for the undesired one. Here we see how quantity overcomes quality, as hackers make thousands of substandard programs that flood us with hype. Trustful customer can think that these ads are good, and try to find something fine among adware propositions, making dozens of clicks daily. According to our information, the number of systems, infected by Bookness is at least 50 000, and if all of them are making ten to twenty referrals daily, the hacker's gain don't seem so low.

Methods to remove Bookness

And finally, there is one more feature in Bookness that in the long term can bring huge issues with your computer. The fact is that Bookness can change browser settings in order to advertise more effective which makes it highly vulnerable to all types of viruses. Advertising programs aim to switch three items: default search engine, start page and the filtering of intrusive ads. Suchlike changes clash with the key regulations of computer security, and make your browser very assailable to all kinds of malicious software. The undesired software will overwhelm your PC, because each referral on the link, provided by adware invites one more adware onto the computer. To avoid this you should delete Bookness from the computer as soon as possible.

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Bookness manually

Step 1. Uninstall Bookness from the operation system

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

 

Hackers use two main methods of advertising tool distribution: the placement on the infected web-sites and bundled installation with good software. The "website" way might be lightly avoided: you should only visit websites that are totally secure, and are on the first pages in the search results. Also, remember to pay attention to the notifications that your browser and antivirus display. To defend yourself from the penetration via the bundled installation technique, you need to attentively supervise the installation of all programs. Bundled installation is simple: advertising software is added to installers of useful programs. The installation program is changed to suggest you to install more software in addition to the needed one. All boxes are already checked, and if user clicks "OK" he gets at least three programs instead of one. Most likely, all tools except the needed one will be pointless or even dangerous. According to this, when you see the choice among “safe installation” and “install for experienced users” – pick the second variant. This will let you to pick what tool you are going to install and which you don’t.

Bookness removal tool

If had enough of redirections and ads in browser - we have proper instructions on Bookness uninstall. In spite the fact that hand deletion is very easy, it has some weaknesses, compared to the automatic deletion through antivirus program. If you uninstall an unwanted program in manual mode, you can't prevent it (or any other program) from entering the system again. AV-tool is the safest decision for those users who wish to minimize the amount of efforts spent on the protection of their PCs. Spyhunter anti-viral program is dedicated to remove such programs as Bookness, and easily copes with other suchlike threats.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Windows 7 and Windows XP

1. Uninstall Bookness from Control Panel

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

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

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

3. Clean registry:

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

 

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How to remove Bookness from Windows 10

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

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Bookness 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 Bookness from Control Panel

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

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

How to uninstall Bookness from Mac OS

1. Click Applications in the Finder sidebar

2. Drag unwanted program to the Trash

3. Empty Trash

 

Step 2. Remove Bookness from the browser

How to remove Bookness from Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Bookness

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 Bookness from Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

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

Step 2. Change homepage:

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

 

How to uninstall Bookness from Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Tools
  • Add-ons
  • Remove Bookness

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 Bookness from Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose Bookness 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 Bookness 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

 

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