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Computer Pal Removal Manual

Computer-pal-siteIn case you see a tool going by the name of Computer Pal on your browser or during an install of a free program, the expert advice is to prevent it from installation or remove it from the computer. Computer Pal is classified as an Adware PUP, developed by the infamous SuperWeb LLC that claims to optimise user searches, getting them faster to the sought web page. However, in reality users report it to display ad-supported search results, employ cookies and store data on the web browser itself. Also, experts have discovered that it may extract the personal user information and could share it with third parties for business purposes to some extent.

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Computer Pal – How Did I Install It?

If you are looking at this article, good chance is you have Computer Pal on your computer. We have examined several different ways you could’ve installed it on the machine. The installer on their website has been most likely removed by the developers or other parties which leave the other most common option for this type of software – bundling. This means that you may have fast-clicked through an installer of a program you might have installed on your computer. Most users tend to skip the ‘Advanced’ installation option on the installer, and this is how they let programs, such as Computer Pal slip onto their systems.

What Is The Impact of Having Computer Pal on Your PC?

Once installed on your computer, the optimisation of the search engine, the program claims to provide is believed to be the appearing of ad-supported search results, ads, pop-up advertisement windows. Similar to other products from SuperWeb LLC, such as WebLayers Ads, Sail Deals, ProductDeals, MagicBall this program deploys several types of tracking cookies on the computer that collect any user entered information, online searches, clicks, favorite pages, browsing history and other information. The main types of information collection tools Computer Pal installs are:

pixels
beacons
Adobe Flash Cookies
JavaScript

More to it, regarding the type of information collection and sharing, we have discovered that the company may collect and share information with third parties without any restrictions for various purposes:

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Programs, such as Computer Pal may not pose direct risk to the user PC although most are believed to cause PC slowdowns. The real threat may lie within the sites of the third parties that advertise through this adware. Some of those locations list scams such as:

Fake tech support.
Hoax prize claiming registration forms.
Fraudulent surveys.

Also, these sites may be malvertising various threats to the PC, main of which might be:

Viruses
Adware
Spyware
Ransomware
Trojans
Worms

Removal Of Computer Pal

To eradicate this program from your computer, experts advise to follow firstly the steps below. After you have uninstalled it and restored your browser back to normal, recommendations are to download anti-malware scanning program that will eradicate all types of threats to your information. Most PUPs, such as Computer Pal leave files on the victim PC after uninstalling, which makes a reputable security program a perfect solution for automated and constant protection for average and advanced users.

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1. Remove/Uninstall Computer Pal

1. Remove/Uninstall Computer Pal in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
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    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Computer Pal.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove Computer Pal from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window

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    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

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    Select Computer Pal and click “Remove

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    After Computer Pal is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu

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  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate Computer Pal and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After Computer Pal is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    Select Computer Pal to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.

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    After Computer Pal has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.
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    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on Computer Pal
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Computer Pal. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Computer Pal will be removed.

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    3. Remove Computer Pal automatically with Spy Hunter Malware – Removal Tool.

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    Berta Bilbao

    Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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