Dentesk Chrome Extension Removal Guide

Dentesk Chrome Extension Removal Guide

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Recently the suspicious browser extension Dentesk has been spotted to spam browsing activity of online users. It has been distributed through the malicious website primarily in Google Chrome browser which does not exclude its presence in other popular browsers. Users are redirected to the website without their will and are then forced to install the unwanted Google Chrome extension – Dentesk. The installing of this potentially unwanted extension is not recommendable as it can hijack the browser in order to collect sensitive information and display targeted advertisements. The bad news is that the redirect to is likely to be caused by another potentially unwanted app installed on the PC.

This article provides detailed instructions how to remove Dentesk extension, as well as all potentially unwanted programs, from the system.

Threat Summary

TypeAdware, PUP
Short DescriptionThe extension hijacks Google Chrome browser and generates advertisements, which can land you on pages injected with malware code.
SymptomsYou will see advertisements all over your browsers, like pop-ups, message boxes, in-text links and other types.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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Dentesk – How Does it Infect

This suspicious browser extension is primarily distributed via the so-called software bundling technique. It allows authors of freeware to include additional potentially unwanted applications in their installers which can generate revenue for them on each install. The other “extras” are usually hidden in the Custom or Advanced install options. This is why it is good to select these settings during the installation process of any kind of software. They should allow you to unmark all unwanted options.

The suspicious Dentesk browser extension is also spread via malvertising campaigns that redirect to websites of unknown origin like It is primarily spamming Google Chrome, but browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari could also get affected.

Currently, the Dentesk browser extension is available on Google Play Store and could be freely downloaded which is, however, better to be avoided.


Dentesk – What Does It Do

In the one hand, Dentesk extension can significantly diminish browsing experience, on the other hand, it can redirect you to dangerous websites and infect your PCs with malware. In contrast, its authors present it as a useful extension that provides the latest and interesting news of show business, sports and politics. Unfortunately, information about its additional not so good functions lacks in this definition. Dentesk Google Chrome extension may act like a typical browser hijacker. Thus it can modify browser settings aiming to change your default search engine, new tab destination path, and display unwanted pop-up ads on web pages that you visit.

What’s more it is likely to collect information about your browsing activities like search queries and visited websites as well details about as your system. The collected information may be either personally or non-personally identifiable. Dentesk authors may share it with third-parties as a way of generating money profit. Falling into the wrong hands, all collected details may transform many users into the perfect target of various hacker attacks.

Dentesk – How to Remove it Completely from Browsers and PC

To remove the suspicious browser extension Dentesk and all potentially unwanted programs associated with it follow the step-by-step removal tutorial provided below. In case that after the manual removal you still notice browser redirects and numerous ads, you should remove any leftovers with the help of an advanced anti-malware tool. Such an application can keep your computer secure in the future.

Gergana Ivanova

Gergana Ivanova

Gergana has completed a bachelor degree in Marketing from the University of National and World Economy. She has been with the STF team for three years, researching malware and reporting on the latest infections.

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