How to remove (uninstall) Clickagy

This page is devoted to an adware called Clickagy and methods to uninstall it. If you suffer from constant ads on each website, and the speed of your computer has suddenly diminished - this article will explain you what adware is, spot the main problem and sweep the system of suspicious programs.

Clickagy

There are three basic types of advertising tools that might be found on the Web these days: adware, browser toolbars and redirects. You should realize that they aren't the useful programs that offer other useful software - they were created to generate tons of spam. Scammers are trying very hard to convince customers that suchlike programs are reliable: they create ample descriptions and promise incredible efficiency and advantage. So, what's the real purpose of advertising programs?

  • Toolbars are not so annoying as browser hijackers and adware, but except advertising actions they also gather the info about user's PC and about his activity on the Internet. This data is of substantial value for each advertising organization.
  • Browser hijackers call another kind of trouble. Hijackers periodically open a special webpage in user's browser that redirects to one of the sites with ads and untrusted links.
  • Adware's principal property is that it shows ad units on all sites that the user visits and in some cases, on the desktop. Scammers are trying to make adware look decent, so it can be masked as one of many useful programs for web-browsing, text redacting, data archiving, etc. Offers that are displayed by advertising tools aren't reliable and we strongly advise you not to click on them.

All these software combined and any of them can be applied for different methods of advertising scam. These tools have one thing in common - they all provide issues for the user and prevent him from surfing the Web. Aside from apparent disadvantage, such as the growing number of advertising and pop-ups, Clickagy has another dangerous feature and it is the critical decrease of computer's defense.

 

So, you understand which purposes are targeted by advertising tools and, we will tell you how to find it. The first and the most noticeable mark of penetration is the quite high amount of ads. Symptom #2 is the appearance of extraneous tools in the system that you don't remember installing. Such things can appear if victim passes the link to download of the malicious file. These tools act stealthy and you can't understand that you actually downloaded them.

The attribute №2 is a significant deceleration of the PC, and an enlargement in its loading time. You should know that suchlike issues frequently arise for other roots, not related to advertising tools. The machine becomes slow because each advertising tool is running in the background and never stops. This means that the program is launching at PC's startup and turning off only with the whole machine. When there are too many adware on the computer, their contemporaneous operation overloads the system, and takes so much resources that good tools just cannot perform its functions. When the computer is in this condition, it suffers from emergency shutdowns, fatal errors of important programs and retardation. If you see any of these marks - you should scan the hard drive with a quality antivirus or delete all adware manually.

Methods to remove Clickagy

If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Clickagy manually

Step 1. Uninstall Clickagy from the operation system

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

 

If you don't want to see pop-ups and suffer from other symptoms of adware infection, you should totally eliminate this "virus". In your case it's not only about eliminating Clickagy, but also about massive clearing of PC. Victim can do it manually, yet it will take a lot of efforts and time, and have a considerable chance of fail. The matter is that the viral software prefer many techniques to defend themselves from uninstalling. Viruses store backup copies everywhere on hard drive, hide their root folders, place pending installation tasks after deletion etc. If customer is not skilled enough in deletion of malware, the chance of fault and further difficulties is extremely high. If you prefer the safe way, we recommend you to try Spyhunter antivirus. This program can fast and clean eliminate Clickagy from your system, but also shield it from viruses hereafter. Spyhunter has a number of qualities, among which are interaction with popular AV programs, high speed of scanning and elimination, moderate price, daily updates of the signature database and around the clock tech-support. If you want to download Spyhunter, or read more about it - click on the button below.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall Clickagy from Control Panel

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

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

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

3. Clean registry:

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

 

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Windows 10

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

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Clickagy and press Uninstall

 

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 Clickagy from Control Panel

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

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Remove Clickagy from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Clickagy

Step 2.Change homepage:

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

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs

 

Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove Clickagy

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Open a specific page or set of pages
  • Delete all specific pages

 

Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove Clickagy

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into Home page field

 

Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose Clickagy 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.

 

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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