How to remove (uninstall) AVBoost

In this entry we'll tell you everything about an adware, called AVBoost. If you already faced browser hijacker or adware - you better just go to the deletion tips and eliminate this undesired tool. If you haven't experienced suchlike software earlier - trust us, this adware surely isn't good choice to keep on your PC. We are saying this since AVBoost not only provides inconveniences during web-surfing, but may initiate a serious adware infection of your PC. Don't you worry about the enormous quantity of advertisement in browser, or the switched start page? Maybe you’ve faced the overall retardation of PC’s and browsing speed, or suspicious results of search and common redirections to the malicious websites? The symptoms that are listed above tell us that the PC is infested with some sort of advertising program, and this software should be deleted.

What is AVBoost

Scammers don't develop adware only to annoy you, and every adware has straight tasks. But, if you believe that the description of this tool is really helpful - you're wrong. Typically, the depiction of the dangerous tool declares that it will be very useful. 99% of adware promise to help in web-browsing. Assistance in the search for recent games, movies or music, search for deals, discounts and sales online and supervising the activity of friends in Twitter - that's the features that 95% of advertising programs declare to accomplish. At first look it seems really good, but if you think about it, you realize that all features that are stated have long been implemented in the basic functionality of any browser or social network. In fact, the task of hackers is to declare that their adware performs a function which is impossible to monitor. The "safer", "faster" or "better" web-browsing is a perfect example of suchlike functions, since these options are really vague and almost impossible to supervise. So, adware are completely useless, and is just consuming space in the computer's memory? No, they have one important task and it is to trick the users and to make money on ads.

 

Inexperienced PC operators believe that almost all viruses have no specific goal. It makes sense, didn't it? Malware developer knows that out there somewhere is you, struggling to remove his virus right now, and the feeling is really good! Alright, it was a joke. There are no useless adware. For example, the continuous display of suspicious ads on every website is not accidental. All these ads are displayed to obtain money on referrals. Simply stated, advertising services are paid based on the quantity of clicks done on the banner, or the quantity of referrals from pop-up to the website. All adware's actions are targeted at persuading you pass the link. Actually if you're not interested in adware's proposals - you still click on advertising, in order to hide an unwanted irritating ad. Advertisers don't care how the click was made, and online-criminals will obtain their money both for the decent click and for the incidental one. In this case we see how numbers defeat quality, as swindlers make hundreds of substandard advertising tools that spam with hype. Credible operator can take the ads provided by AVBoost seriously, and search for something entertaining among these proposals, making hundreds of clicks each day. According to our information, the amount of machines, infected by AVBoost is at least 40 000, and if each of them is making ten to twenty clicks daily, the swindler's profit no longer seems so insignificant.

Methods to remove AVBoost

Actually, AVBoost has another feature which in the long term can cause huge issues with your system. We speak about that AVBoost modifies browser settings on purpose to advertise more effective that makes it extremely defenseless against all threats. Advertising software changes the default search engine and the URL of the homepage, and also disables functions that are reliable for blocking of advertisements and for prevention of unwanted downloads. These changes conflict with the fundamental rules of Internet security, and make the browser highly vulnerable to all types of threats. The adware will overwhelm your computer, because user helps it to do so. If you don't want your Computer to be in such state you should remove AVBoost from the computer as fast as possible.

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove AVBoost manually

Step 1. Uninstall AVBoost from the operation system

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

 

Adware being distributed in many methods: via viral websites on which the undesired download may start after each click, and via bundled installation. Viral sites are really easy to recognize: they appear on the last positions of search, and they are filled with intrusive advertisement and suspicious links. Except that, pay attention to the notifications that your browser and anti-virus display. To protect your system from the penetration via the second method, you must attentively observe the installation of any software. Bundled installation method functions because of people's credulity and the pernicious habit to press OK before you understand what is written above. You install some software and in one of the windows during installation emerges a suggestion to get some more tools. In many versions you just cannot cancel the installation, and in some - you don't even see that you're installing something wrong. You have to understand that: if AVBoost had penetrated your computer through bundled installation, there probably are some more advertising software or viruses. So, when you see the choice among “recommended installation” and “installation for practiced users” – choose the second variant. Do this every time you install new software - and your system will be much cleaner.

AVBoost removal tool

If you're tired of redirections and ads in browser - we have decent instructions on AVBoost elimination. Despite the fact that by-hand elimination is highly safe, it has several weaknesses, compared to the automatic elimination via AV-tool. If you delete an undesired program by-hand, you cannot prevent it (or another similar adware) from crawling into the PC again. If you are using an antivirus tool - it will grant you the security for years. Spyhunter anti-viral program is dedicated to delete such software as AVBoost, and easily gets rid of with other suchlike threats.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Windows 7 and Windows XP

1. Uninstall AVBoost from Control Panel

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

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

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

3. Clean registry:

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

 

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How to remove AVBoost from Windows 10

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

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select AVBoost 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 AVBoost from Control Panel

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

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

How to uninstall AVBoost from Mac OS

1. Click Applications in the Finder sidebar

2. Drag unwanted program to the Trash

3. Empty Trash

 

Step 2. Remove AVBoost from the browser

How to remove AVBoost from Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove AVBoost

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 AVBoost from Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

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

Step 2. Change homepage:

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

 

How to uninstall AVBoost from Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Tools
  • Add-ons
  • Remove AVBoost

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 AVBoost from Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

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