|Short Description||Once triggered, the user will start viewing pop-up windows of different kind.|
|Symptoms||Displaying pop-ups in an annoying manner over website content.|
|Distribution Method||By clicking on online ads or being redirected.By the ‘bundling’ method.|
|Detection tool||Download SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Infoatoms|
What is Infoatoms?
Infoatoms is a browser extension that is compatible with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. This program may seem very useful. It promises that it will enhance the user’s browsing by enabling to highlight a certain portion of text, and then immediately get access to quick searches, translations, synonyms, and other features. But we do not recommend that you have this program installed on your computer. It has been classified as adware, which means that it will start generating multiple ads once it is on your PC. There are a number of security-related issues that arise when having adware on your system. This is why you should remove Infoatoms as soon as possible.
Where Did Infoatoms Come from?
Infoatoms is available on its official website, so you could have downloaded and installed it from there. However, there is a scenario in which Infoatoms enters systems without users noticing. This is done through bundled downloads. The program will be attached to installers of other free applications. If you are not careful while installing these, then Infoatoms will also be installed on your computer. To prevent any unwanted from being installed accidentally, it is recommended that you opt for Advanced/Custom installation. This way you will have the opportunity to check whether any other programs are about to be installed and stop the process.
Why Does Infoatoms Do?
Quite honestly, Infoatoms is not created for helping users. It is a free program after all. This means that the only way its developers earn money is by displaying ads. This means that the program is actually focused on generating ads more than being actually useful to users. The ads that it displays may very well be related to your browsing habits as Infoatoms can collect information such as search queries, IP address, browsing history, and any data contained on cookies. This way it is able to present relevant ads to each user, which should persuade them to click on the ads.
Is Infoatoms Dangerous?
The adware program itself is harmless; although it can be quite annoying. However, there is some risk for your system’s security. It arises due to the fact that some ads may be misleading. They may present some appealing deal, but take users to unreliable or malicious websites. This is not something that should be ignored. There is a real possibility that your computer is going to be infected with some kind of virus. Once this happens, all of your personal and financial information will be at risk of being stolen. Other websites managed by cyber criminals may try to convince you to disclose your sensitive information yourself. Most often these will offer you participation in some raffle or claim that you have already won a prize. Do not trust these under no circumstances.
How to Remove Infoatoms?
Users can uninstall Infoatoms manually. You just need to go to Control Panel, then to the list of programs, find Infoatoms, and uninstall it. You should know that there is a large possibility that more potentially unwanted programs are present on your computer. Not to mention that some malware may have already infiltrated it. To make sure that your computer is safe at all times, you should have a reliable security tool running on it at all times. This will remove all intruders automatically and make sure that no unwanted software enters your system in the future.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter
- Guide 1: How to Remove Infoatoms from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Infoatoms from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Infoatoms from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Infoatoms from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Infoatoms from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Infoatoms from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Infoatoms from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Infoatoms from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Infoatoms
Step 2: Uninstall Infoatoms 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 Infoatoms 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 Infoatoms there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Infoatoms from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Infoatoms 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 Infoatoms 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 malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Infoatoms 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 Infoatoms 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 Infoatoms 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 Infoatoms 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 Infoatoms will be removed.
Eliminate Infoatoms 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.