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HealthcareGovTool Removal Manual

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HealthcareGovTool is a browser add-on that is supposed to assist you as you browse the HealthCare.gov site and claims to be able to help you save money. This functionality may seem quite useful, but the application is ad-supported, and experts recommend its removal. The presence of the HealthcareGovTool on your computer is associated with various advertising materials injected in your browser as you surf online. The promoted ads are not only quite irritating, but they also hide a potential risk of malware infiltration in your system.

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How Is HealthcareGovTool Distributed?

The tool can be downloaded online, but instead of acting as promised, it will deliver third party ads in the websites you visit. The toolbar may come bundled with other free programs, so users are advised to pay close attention to the installation process and select the Advanced settings, instead of clicking on the “Next” button until the installation is finished.

Adware programs tend to enter the user’s PC in packages, so if you cannot recall installing HealthcareGovTool yourself, but the pages you visit are filled with sponsored links and third party ads by HealthcareGovTool, you can be sure that the program has infiltrated the system with another piece of freeware, like a PDF creator, media player, etc.
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What Does HealthcareGovTool Do?

HealthcareGovTool may cause the following issues on the affected machine

  • Display pop-up, banner and in-text ads that disrupt your online browsing routine
  • Introduce other adware programs to the compromised computer
  • Lead to reduced browser performance
  • May track certain personally non-identifiable information

Keep in mind that adware programs are supported by third party advertisers and aim to generate profit and boost the web traffic for their websites. The content of the web pages you land on after clicking on the pop-up ad may not be secure and expose your system to various risks.

How to Remove HealthcareGovTool from your Computer?

The tool can be removed manually or with an effective anti-malware program. Below, you will find a detailed step-by-step removal manual that will help you delete HealthcareGovTool from your PC permanently.

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1. Remove/Uninstall HealthcareGovTool

1. Remove/Uninstall HealthcareGovTool 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 HealthcareGovTool.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove HealthcareGovTool 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 HealthcareGovTool and click “Remove

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    After HealthcareGovTool 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 HealthcareGovTool and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After HealthcareGovTool 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 HealthcareGovTool 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 HealthcareGovTool 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 HealthcareGovTool
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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

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    3. Remove HealthcareGovTool automatically with Spy Hunter Malware – Removal Tool.

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    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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