Created by InstalleRex-WebPick, downLOadiTKeeP (downloaDitkeep, DownloadItKeep) is an adware-laced program that alters the settings of your browser, so it would load different pop-ups and banner ads as you browse the Web. downLOadiTKeeP is a browser add-on and a BHO (browser helper object) added by other potentially unwanted programs. downLOadiTKeeP promotes sponsored links, which if clicked on may lead you to potentially corrupt websites and expose your PC to security risk. Experts advise users whose browsing activities have been interrupted by downLOadiTKeeP’s ads to remove the adware with a reputable anti-malware tool.
Symptoms of downLOadiTKeeP:
- Numerous pop-up ads are displayed on the web page you are currently viewing
- The performance of the machine is slowed down
- You are being redirected to compromised web pages
downLOadiTKeeP is also known to monitor your browsing details and collect certain machine-specific information. The gathered data may then be shared with unknown third parties for questionable purposes.
How Is downLOadiTKeeP Distributed?
downLOadiTKeeP can be dropped by other PUPs or can end up on your PC via bundled downloads of regular programs or software updates you download online. To protect your computer from any unwanted installations, always select the Advanced settings when you install new software on your PC and un-check the additional programs you do not want or find suspicious.
Experts report that in some cases downLOadiTKeeP has been distributed via fake Microsoft updates and patches which can be easily found on unsecure advertising networks.
How to Remove downLOadiTKeeP from your PC?
downLOadiTKeeP may not be a virus, but still, it may expose your machine to serious security issues. Experts recommend the use of a trustworthy anti-malware program for the removal of downLOadiTKeeP. Below you will find instructions on how to eliminate downLOadiTKeeP permanently.
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- Guide 1: How to Remove downLOadiTKeeP from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of downLOadiTKeeP from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove downLOadiTKeeP from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase downLOadiTKeeP from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall downLOadiTKeeP from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove downLOadiTKeeP from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate downLOadiTKeeP from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove downLOadiTKeeP from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove downLOadiTKeeP
Step 2: Uninstall downLOadiTKeeP and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 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 are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by downLOadiTKeeP on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by downLOadiTKeeP there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of downLOadiTKeeP from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall downLOadiTKeeP and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove downLOadiTKeeP via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove downLOadiTKeeP files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as downLOadiTKeeP, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove downLOadiTKeeP from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase downLOadiTKeeP from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall downLOadiTKeeP from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove downLOadiTKeeP from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the downLOadiTKeeP will be removed.
Eliminate downLOadiTKeeP from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.