I wrote this article to help you remove Plugins Button Extension. This Plugins Button Extension removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Plugins Button Extension is a pesky adware infection which will turn your previously normal and pleasant browsing experience into a nightmare. As soon as it lands on board, the pest adds an extension to all of your browsers thus injecting them with ads. Plugins Button Extension is ad-supported. In order to prolong its existence, it has to generate as many commercial as possible. Otherwise, it gets taken down. Why does it need to generate ads, though? It is not to enhance your online shopping experience, believe us.
By bombarding you with ads, the parasite boost web traffic to particular pages and the crooks behind it gain pay-per-click revenue. Are you familiar with the pay-per-click mechanism? Because hackers certainly are and they use it to make money at your expense. Each of your click on an ad fills their pockets. “Why would I click?” you would ask. Well, of course, we would advise you to avoid everything the parasite throws at you but the commercials are so many and so intrusive that it is impossible to stay away for long.
Every page that you visit is completely covered with banners, coupons, pop-ups, pop-unders, in texts, video ads, etc. Your entire screen is completely blocked. And, you cannot close these ads. Not even with the “X” button since pressing it redirects you to shady websites as well. Also, the adware opens windows right under the cursor of your mouse sometimes and you are left with no choice but to click. Then, hackers earn money. But not only that. By clicking you are also jeopardizing your safety. Most of the ads that you see are corrupted and conceal malware. A single click is all it takes for you to invite said malware. Your click equals your consent.
Are you actively trying to compromise your PC further? We doubt it. The only way to get rid of the advertisements is to remove Plugins Button Extension altogether. Once it is gone, the ads will be too. And why wait. This pest completely demolishes your online activates. You suffer endless intrusions which don’t go unnoticed by your machine. It also slows down due to the pest`s shenanigans. It starts underperforming and crashing frequently. Your browsers freeze as well. Even your Internet connection may become unstable. And like this is not enough, the adware monitors everything that you do online. It has access to your private data. Delete it before things get out of control. And they will, eventually. Don’t let that happen. Protect your PC and your privacy. Use our removal guide at the end of this article and remove Plugins Button Extension once and for all.
How did the adware enter? The most commonly used tactic is freeware bundling. It is both secretive and effective and that’s why hackers love it so much. All they do is attach the adware to another program and you do the rest by throwing caution to the wind when installing said program. In order to prevent an infection, take your time and be cautious. Opt for the Advanced installation settings. They give you the opportunity to check the entire bundle app by app and deselect everything that looks suspicious. Yes, this process takes a little bit more time but it also helps you keep your PC infection-free. Choose safety over speed. Cybercriminals rely on your carelessness, haste, and distraction. Prove them wrong. Be vigilant and read carefully what you agree to. Also, get yourself a reliable anti-malware program, keep it up to date and regularly scan your machine to be sure it is clean. Everything is up to you.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Here are the steps you must perform to remove the hijacker from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner
, click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.
Remove From Chrome:
Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove Plugins Button Extension from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.