How to remove (uninstall) Elex

The advertising software that we’re about to tell you is known as Elex. If you don’t have it in your system – you have to shun of it, and if you’ve installed it somehow – you must eliminate it as soon as possible. We are saying so because Elex not only provides troubles during web-surfing, but might call a serious adware infection of your PC. Have you mentioned the high amount of advertisement in browser, or the switched start page? Have you faced the overall slowdown of system’s and browsing speed, or fake search results and repeated redirections to the malicious websites? The red flags which are listed above are saying that the machine is infected by some kind of advertising tool, and this program should be removed.

What is Elex

Hackers don't create adware just to annoy you, and each adware has strict tasks. But, the true purpose of this adware differs from those declared. Typically, the description of each undesired tool declares that it is highly helpful. 95% of these programs state that they can help you to search for something in the Internet. Search for discounts, sales and deals in the Web, performing some functions in Twitter and help in the finding of new games, movies or music - these are the functions that 95% of advertising tools state to accomplish. It might look really good, but when you start thinking about it, you realize that all functions that are declared have long been implemented in the default feature set of any browser or social network. Don't you wonder why are all adware descriptions so blurred? The "safer", "faster" or "better" search on the Internet is a pure sample of suchlike function, as these options are very blurry and nearly impossible to supervise. So, advertising programs do not do anything, and just take up space in the computer's memory? No, they have one significant feature and it is to trick you and to earn thousands of dollars from online advertising.

 

There is an opinion on the Internet that most of viruses have no distinct aim. It's pretty reasonable, yes? Web-scammer thinks about you, endeavoring to uninstall his adware right now, and it feels really good! Actually, all viruses have specific feature, and it is, generally, associated with profit. It is difficult to guess why adware displays so many banners, but since you get it, it appears very plain. All these ads are shown to make money from clicks. Many users know that advertisement in the Web is paid on the pay-per-click system. It means that the customer pays for each transition from the ad to the site. All advertising program's actions are aimed at persuading you click on the ads. Actually if you are not interested in adware's proposals - the click may still be done, in order to hide an unwanted irritating ad. Each click is worth the money and depending on the sort of advertising it can be worth from 0.1 to 5 cents and in some cases even more. Despite the amount isn’t big, do not neglect the quantity of victims! Confiding man can decide that suchlike advertising is good, and try to find something interesting among these offers, doing hundreds of referrals daily. Well-known AV-software creators and malware-fighting communities get thousands of reports on Elex, so swindlers make really nice profit on it.

Methods to remove Elex

By the way, there is one more feature in Elex which in the long perspective may cause significant problems with your system. The point is that Elex can change browser controls in order to distribute advertising more efficiently which makes it extremely defenseless to all kinds of viruses. Adware wants to switch three items: default search engine, homepage and the blocking of intrusive advertising. Thus, if adware is inside the system, the browser is highly defenseless, and different malicious programs may pass through it to the system, which is what happens when customer begins to randomly click on malicious links provided by Elex. The viruses will clog your PC, because user helps it to do so. There is only one method to hide advertisement and protect your PC from adware hazard - to uninstall Elex.

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Elex manually

Step 1. Uninstall Elex from the operation system

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

 

Advertising programs are being spread in many techniques: through viral web-sites on which the viral download might start at any click, and using the bundled installation. Unwanted sites are very easy to identify: they appear on the last pages of search, and they are filled with intrusive ads and suspicious links. Also, don't forget to pay attention to the warnings of your anti-viral tool and browser. To shield yourself from the penetration through the bundled installation technique, you have to closely observe the installation of all programs. Bundled installation is simple: adware is integrated into installers of other programs. The installer is set to suggest you to get more tools in addition to the needed one. All boxes are pre-checked, and if user clicks "OK" he installs at 3-4 tools in addition to the needed one. Of course, all software except the needed one will be useless or even harmful. So, when you see the option between “safe installation” and “partial installation” – choose the second option. Keep this in mind every time you install new software - and your PC will be much cleaner.

Elex removal tool

If had enough of redirections and advertisement in browser - we got proper instructions on Elex elimination. Both manual and software ways have their own strengths and weaknesses. When you uninstall the harmful software in manual manner, you cannot intervene it (or another similar adware) from entering the computer again. If you are using an antivirus tool - it will grant you the security for years. We suggest you to download the software named Spyhunter that not only deletes all adware from your system but also shields it from all other harmful software as long as Spyhunter will stay on your PC.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Windows 7 and Windows XP

1. Uninstall Elex from Control Panel

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

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

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

3. Clean registry:

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

 

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How to remove Elex from Windows 10

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

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Elex 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 Elex from Control Panel

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

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

How to uninstall Elex from Mac OS

1. Click Applications in the Finder sidebar

2. Drag unwanted program to the Trash

3. Empty Trash

 

Step 2. Remove Elex from the browser

How to remove Elex from Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Elex

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 Elex from Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

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

Step 2. Change homepage:

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

 

How to uninstall Elex from Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Tools
  • Add-ons
  • Remove Elex

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 Elex from Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

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