Oatmealsmoke.kim is considered adware as it gains access to your system without your knowledge and starts displaying multiple pop-up ads without your permission.
How Does Oatmealsmoke.kim Work?
Oatmealsmoke.kim is compatible with the most commonly used browsers – Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Its main purpose is to gain pay-per-click revenue for third party advertising agencies and to serve as a backdoor for malicious applications to enter your PC.
Once in your system, Oatmealsmoke.kim may gain access to your browsing history and gather information about your browsing routine and preferences. It then starts displaying various pop-up ads in accordance with your most visited websites.
You cannot get rid of the pop-ups. Regardless of how hard you try closing them, they will continue to pop-up as long as you have Oatmealsmoke.kim in your system. The worse part, however, is that if you click them, you are likely to be redirected to websites that you wouldn’t normally visit. These websites could be infected with malicious components and viruses that could sneak into your system without permission.
That is why, it’s extremely important that you avoid clicking the ads. Instead, we will give you details on how to remove the adware itself, but let’s explain how Oatmealsmoke.kim entered your system in the first place.
How Does Oatmealsmoke.kim Enter Your PC?
You gave permission Oatmealsmoke.kim to enter your system. You downloaded a free program from the Web and did not pay attention to the installation process.
Most freeware on the Web comes bundled with various adware and PUPs (potentially unwanted programs). What you need to do when downloading a free program, is always to be careful what options you accept and agree to throughout the installation process. The bundling is always mentioned, and you are given the option to disable it. If you miss doing so, you risk gaining all kinds of malware and unwanted programs that will make alterations to your system, steal your personal data, annoy you with pop-ups and allow even more viruses to enter your system.
So, in order to be safe, always aim for custom installation – disallow the recommended options and default settings and uncheck the extra options and features you know nothing about.
How to Remove Oatmealsmoke.kim?
Although Oatmealsmoke.kim is not malicious by its nature, it’s of absolutely no benefit to your system and could even allow other malicious programs to gain access to it. Therefore, removing it is your best choice.
Make sure, however, that you use a trustworthy anti-spyware tool that would scan your whole system and clean it successfully.
Spy Hunter FREE 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
- Guide 1: How to Remove Oatmealsmoke.kim from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Oatmealsmoke.kim from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Oatmealsmoke.kim from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Oatmealsmoke.kim from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Oatmealsmoke.kim from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Oatmealsmoke.kim from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Oatmealsmoke.kim from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Oatmealsmoke.kim from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Oatmealsmoke.kim
Step 2: Uninstall Oatmealsmoke.kim 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 Oatmealsmoke.kim 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 Oatmealsmoke.kim there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Oatmealsmoke.kim from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Oatmealsmoke.kim 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 Oatmealsmoke.kim 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 Oatmealsmoke.kim files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Oatmealsmoke.kim, 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 Oatmealsmoke.kim 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 Oatmealsmoke.kim 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 Oatmealsmoke.kim 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 Oatmealsmoke.kim 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 Oatmealsmoke.kim will be removed.
Eliminate Oatmealsmoke.kim 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.