How to remove (uninstall) Utility Chest

Utility Chest is a browser toolbar. This fact should immediately alert the experienced users, and if you’re not alerted – we will briefly explain what we mean. Some adware and viruses pretend to be helpful, to remain on the user's computer as long as possible, without arousing suspicion. Viruses pretend that they are anti-viral tools, system optimizers, audio/video/PDF converters, media players, browsers or browser toolbars. Actually the list is far wider, but we described the most common positions. If you see the program from above written list, and you haven’t seen it before, and haven’t heard anything about it – it might be an adware or a virus. Web scammers picked these types of programs because some of them are easy to copy, and some of them are very difficult to supervise.

What is Utility Chest

Utility Chest

For example, let’s try to figure out what browser toolbar must do. It must be a program that gives you quick access to all your favorite websites and services such as YouTube, Facebook, Amazon, eBay and others. Actually, these functions are exactly what bookmarks panel in all browsers do. This leads us to one simple statement: browser toolbars are just copies of usual bookmarks bar, and are absolutely useless. Except their uselessness for us, they might perform some malicious functions, such as espionage, gathering of sensitive information about user, and statistical information about search requests and visited websites. If you don’t want this program to live on your PC – you better remove it with help of our instructions.

 

Inexperienced users say that almost all dangerous programs are made just "for fun". Perilous programs slow down your system, prevent the functions of reliable tools, and hackers like it so much that they are willing to spend many hours, developing stupid programs. This was a joke, of course. There are no useless malware. It is difficult to understand why adware shows so many pop-ups, but when you realize it, it looks very simple. All this advertising is generated to obtain money from referrals. Simply said, defrayal of promotional services is made according to the quantity of clicks done on the pop-up, or the amount of referrals from banner to the website. All advertising program's actions are targeted at making you click on the ads. Even if you don't take interest in hacker's propositions - you will click on the link, at least in order to close an inconvenient intrusive banner. Any click costs money and based on the nature of advertising it can cost up to 5 cents and for some sorts of advertisement even more. Despite this reward isn’t big, do not forget about the quantity of clicks! Credible operator can decide that suchlike ads are good, and look for something fine among these propositions, doing hundreds of referrals each day. According to our information, the amount of PC's, infected by Utility Chest is at least 30 000, and if each of them is making ten to twenty clicks daily, the hacker's income don't seem so insignificant.

Methods to remove Utility Chest

By the way, there is one more feature of Utility Chest which in the long term can cause serious issues with your machine. This feature is Utility Chest's ability to shift the controls of user's browser in order to distribute ads more effective that makes it highly defenseless to all viruses. Advertising programs seek to shift three items: the filtering of annoying advertising, default search engine and homepage. Thus, if adware is within the computer, the browser is extremely defenseless, and all kinds of perilous programs might use it to enter the system, which is what occurs when user begins to randomly click on malicious links provided by Utility Chest. The hazardous programs will overwhelm your PC, because user helps it to do so. You have only one method to get rid of advertisement and save your system from adware danger - to delete Utility Chest.

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Utility Chest manually

Step 1. Uninstall Utility Chest from the operation system

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

 

There are two primary methods of adware spread: the placement on the hacked websites and bundled installation with good software. Infected web-sites are really easy to identify: they appear on the last pages of search, and they intrusively suggest to buy something. Except that, listen to the notifications that your browser and anti-virus show. To protect yourself from the infection through the second method, you should closely monitor the installation of all programs. Installation in bundles is simple: Utility Chest is added to installation files of other programs. The installer is set to offer you to install extra programs in addition to the needed one. In some variations you just cannot uncheck the boxes, and in some - there's no sign of additional programs. Most likely, all software except the needed one will be meaningless or even hazardous. According to this, when you see the option among “safe installation” and “installation for practiced users” – pick the second option. This will let you to pick which program you are going to install and what you don’t.

Utility Chest removal tool

If had enough of redirections and advertising in browser - we got decent advices on Utility Chest removal. Notwithstanding the fact that deletion in manual mode is highly plain, it has several weaknesses, comparing to the automatic removal via antivirus program. By-hand removal is really easy and absolutely free, in case of heavy contamination you just can't delete the virus manually. If you use an anti-viral software - it will grant you the protection for a long time. Spyhunter anti-malware is created to delete such software as Utility Chest, and easily gets rid of with other suchlike threats.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Windows 7 and Windows XP

1. Uninstall Utility Chest from Control Panel

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

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\Utility Chest
  • C:\ProgramData\Utility Chest
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\Utility Chest

3. Clean registry:

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

 

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How to remove Utility Chest from Windows 10

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

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Utility Chest 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 Utility Chest from Control Panel

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

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

How to uninstall Utility Chest from Mac OS

1. Click Applications in the Finder sidebar

2. Drag unwanted program to the Trash

3. Empty Trash

 

Step 2. Remove Utility Chest from the browser

How to remove Utility Chest from Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Utility Chest

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 Utility Chest from Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove Utility Chest

Step 2. Change homepage:

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

 

How to uninstall Utility Chest from Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Tools
  • Add-ons
  • Remove Utility Chest

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 Utility Chest from Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose Utility Chest 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 Utility Chest 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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