Removal guide for MixPlugin extension
The MixPlugin is a program that is considered as a potentially unwanted program because of the ways it installs and changes your browser settings. It is an extension that attaches to Google Chrome web browser. This kind of behavior is very dangerous for your privacy and it is advised to remove this extension as soon as you can.
Settings of your browser will be changed right after successful installation of MixPlugin extension. This program adds a new toolbar and changes your home page. This extension can track and store information on its users. The data like your search queries or IP address can be sent or intercepted by some third-party people and used against you. Also, the new home page will show you ads and pop-ups from sponsors on search result page. Clicking on them will lead to the redirection on other pages that can appear to be viral.
How does MixPlugin get into my system?
To spread MixPlugin extension among users, the developers are using bundling method. This installation way means that one program is wrapped in the installation of another and installs along with it. This is a favorite method for software spreaders because most users are not very attentive to the installation process. It is advised to get rid of MixPlugin extension and check your computer for any other bundled software that could be installed along. Follow the instructions below to do that.
Removal tool for MixPlugin:
Automatic removal instructions:
- Scan your system with GridinSoft Anti-Malware and click on “Apply” at the end of scan:
- Shut down all your browsers.
- In GridinSoft Anti-Malware click on “Tools” and select “Reset browser settings“:
- Specify all your browsers you want to be reset with the help of GridinSoft Anti-Malware, then click on Reset” button again:
- Restart your computer.
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Anti-Malware:
How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with MixPlugin in the future.
GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:
This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft Anti-Malware and its Real-Time Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):