Clickpotato is an extension to your internet browser. This add-on is considered as a typical adware and a potentially unwanted program. Firstly, it uses not very decent ways sneak in your system and secondly, it messes with your browser by injecting ads and pop-ups in it. This adware might present a potential threat to your system security and help cyber criminals to steal your identity or infect your computer with malicious programs.
Once clickpotato is inside, it will start to generate a lot of different annoying ads and pop-ups. To generate these adverts your computer will waste its resources, slowing your system down. And once you left click them, you will be rerouted to potentially viral links. It is dangerous to open pages like this. You can catch serious malware programs that will mess with your computer settings and open a backdoor in your system for cyber criminals. They can steal some information from your computer and user it for their own malicious purposes.
How does clickpotato get into my system?
There are lots of ways for clickpotato to be installed in your system. The most common and effective method of breaking, in this case, is called bundling. Users are downloading a software from a shady and unreliable website and it leads to the installation of bundled soft like clickpotato adware. That is why we advise you to remove clickpotato adware from your computer as soon as possible and check you system for more malicious programs in. Follow the removal guide below and the steps below.
Removal tool for clickpotato:
NOTE: A free version of GridinSoft Anti-Malware works as a scanner and allows you to use its tools. You need to purchase a license to be able to remove detected items.
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 clickpotato 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):