How to remove (uninstall) ElementsCentral

This item will explain you everything about an unwanted program called ElementsCentral and manners to get rid of it. If you see lots of pop-ups on each website, and the productivity of the machine has suddenly decreased - this page will explain you what adware is, identify the basic problem and sweep the system of undesired programs.

ElementsCentral

There are three basic types of advertising utilities which could be found on the Internet nowadays: adware, browser toolbars and redirects. You must realize that the abundance of ads isn't an accident - they were intended to do this from the beginning. Scammers are trying really hard to urge customers that these tools are helpful: they describe them very well and promise incredible efficiency and profit. So, what's the true purpose of adware?

  • Browser hijackers do not place ads on extraneous sites. Instead of banners they redirect their victims to the infected websites. This software helps the unfair website owners to increase traffic and lowers the defense level of user's machine.
  • Toolbars are not so irritating as browser hijackers and adware, but ads aren't their single task. They can collect the info about victim's system and about his activity in the Web. This info might be used to trick its owner or passed to third parties for a solid price.
  • Adware's primary property is that it exposes advertising information on all sites that the user views and also, on the desktop. Scammers are trying to make adware seem decent, so it might be disguised as one of hundreds of useful programs for data archiving, text redacting, web-browsing, etc. Advertising appears as separate blocks in search results, links or pop-ups.

Every of above written kinds of adware uses especial ways to get into the system and to act inside of it. Despite the difference in ways, they are all united by the thing that they were from the very beginning created for scam and deception. Besides the obvious nuisance, such as abundance of banners and links, ElementsCentral has another dangerous property and it is the abnormal decrease of system's security.

 

Now, when we figured out for what purpose was this utility developed, it's time to understand how to reveal advertising program and eliminate it. The biggest and the most noticeable mark of penetration is the advertising overflow. Attribute #2 is the appearance of weird programs in the system that you haven’t downloaded. Such thing can happen when victim clicks on each link that adware provides, visiting the strange sites and loading programs from them. In this case, you might not even know how virus penetrates the system.

Another mark is a hard slowdown of the PC, and an growth in its boot time. Retardation of computer's performance isn't always the result of adware, but this appears quite frequently. The system slows down because each adware is running endlessly and never turns off. It means that adware is launching at PC's startup and turning off only with the whole PC. When there are too many advertising utilities on the machine, their contemporaneous functioning starts to overwhelm the system, and requires so many resources that useful tools just can't operate. When the OS is in such condition, it begins to suffer from fatal errors of different programs, lags and trouble shutdowns. If you witness any of these attributes - you have to scan the PC via reputable anti-virus or clean it of viruses in manual mode.

Methods to remove ElementsCentral

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

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove ElementsCentral manually

Step 1. Uninstall ElementsCentral from the operation system

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

 

If you don't want to ruin your system and prefer to use the Web freely, you should immediately get rid of ElementsCentral. In your situation it's not only about removing ElementsCentral, but also about massive cleaning of hard drive. The elimination might be done manually, but this method might consume considerable time and may not have the effect. The point is that various viruses use different ways to guard themselves from elimination. They store backups in different folders on HDD, hide their main folders, leave pending tasks for reinstalling after uninstalling etc. If man is not experienced enough in removal of malware, the probability of failure and subsequent difficulties is extremely high. To lower the risks, we recommend you to use Spyhunter AntiMalware. This antivirus is able to fast and easy uninstall ElementsCentral from the computer, but also protect it from viruses hereafter. Spyhunter has a number of qualities, among which are reasonable price, daily updating of the viral database, compatibility with other antiviral programs, high quality of scanning and deletion and day and night technical support. If you are interested, and want to purchase Spyhunter, or get the free version - 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 ElementsCentral from Control Panel

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

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

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

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "ElementsCentral" 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 ElementsCentral 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 ElementsCentral from Control Panel

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

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Remove ElementsCentral from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove ElementsCentral

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 ElementsCentral

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 ElementsCentral

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 ElementsCentral 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"

 

Microsoft Edge

Step 1. Delete the suspicious extensions.

  • Menu
  • Extensions
  • Choose unfamiliar extension
  • Press Uninstall

Step 2. Change homepage.

  • Go to the website of the search engine you want
  • Select More actions
  • Settings
  • View advanced settings
  • Change search engine
  • Select search engine you want and Set as default

 

Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions

 

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