NetMon is promoted as a useful application offering system management features. However, several anti-virus solutions detect NetMon as a potentially unwanted program because it comes bundled with free app installers and may flood the pages you visit with marketing materials. NetMon may add a BHO (browser helper object), an extension or an add-on to Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or another commonly used browser in order to serve third-party advertisers.
The displayed pop-up, in-text and banner advertisements may link you to web pages with unverified content and expose your system to security risk. The presence of NetMon on your PC can make it vulnerable to malware infiltration, so its removal is imperative.
NetMon – Distribution and Symptoms
PUPs and adware programs like NetMon usually offer a useful, but limited functionality in order to invite PC users to install them. The NetMon application can be downloaded online, but keep in mind that other software may get installed with it if you do not pay close attention to the installation process. Make sure to choose the Custom settings and opt out of additional programs and applications.
Once installed, the NetMon program is associated with the following issues:
- Pop-up advertisements may appear in the websites you view and disrupt your browsing activities. These ads may link you to page with unreliable content if clicked on.
- The application may track information about your search entries, the pages you view, the duration of the browsing sessions, IP address, etc. for marketing purposes.
- The overall performance of your system and browser, in particular, may be diminished.
How to Remove NetMon from Your Computer Permanently?
Experts recommend the removal of the NetMon application manually or with a reputable AV product. The detailed removal guide below will help you delete NetMon, as well as other adware, from your system permanently.
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- Guide 1: How to Remove NetMon from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of NetMon from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove NetMon from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase NetMon from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall NetMon from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove NetMon from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate NetMon from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove NetMon from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove NetMon
Step 2: Uninstall NetMon 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 NetMon 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 NetMon there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of NetMon from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall NetMon 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 NetMon 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 NetMon files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as NetMon, 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 NetMon 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 NetMon 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 NetMon 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 NetMon 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 NetMon will be removed.
Eliminate NetMon 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.