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Phrase Professor Ads Removal Manual

NamePhrase Professor
TypeAd-supported Application, PUP
Short DescriptionOnce triggered, the user will start viewing pop-up windows of different kind.
SymptomsDisplaying pop-ups in an annoying manner over website content.
Distribution MethodVia freeware packages (the ‘bundling’ method), or visiting suspicious websites.
Detection toolDownload SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Phrase Professor

phraseprofessorPhrase Professor is an ad-supported application, reported by many online investigators to be a potentially unwanted program or a PUP. The program officially is claimed by its developers to simplify online searching and translating of an individual phrase the user is looking for. In reality, it may display ad-supported search results in a pop-up window connected with the same phrase. The app itself is not directly dangerous to the user PC. However, it may lead to some suspicious third-party sites.

How Did I Get Phrase Professor?

Unwanted software such as Phrase Professor is often distributed in combination with other free extensions or programs that you may have installed. Usually apps like media players, picture converters, photo editors, document readers and other useful ones are the most preferred for being included in bundle packages. The third-party sites that are used to download such free apps may group PUPs like Phrase Professor to generate income by advertising the app through their installers.

What Is Phrase Professor?

According to their web page:

→“Phrase Professor is an ad-supported software utility that makes searching and translating information you find online easy. Take any text you see online, highlight it, and Phrase Professor will show the Wikipedia and Bing results in an in-page window. That means you don’t have to open up a new window, go to a search engine, and type in your search. Phrase Professor puts relevant information just a highlight away.”

In reality, however, multiple reports were received about injected advertisements on the web pages of user PCs during browsing and some users even claim those adverts were taking up the whole webspace. This software may utilize the web content to inject custom pop-up advertisements and ad-supported search results. This means that whenever a user highlights a text instead of seeing regular Bing and Google results, they may observe an advert containing the highlighted keyword. Such ads may be generated at the moment of highliting and may lead to third-party search engines or sites. This scheme is usually created with the purpose of generating income to its developers by pay-per-click schemes and affiliate strategies.

More to it than that, Phrase Professor might collaborate with third-parties and may collect and share information, according to their privacy policy:

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Keep in mind that any third-party sites could be advertised, even ones that:

→ Redirect to malvertising sites that may infect user PC with malware.
Trick the user into filling out forms using fake promotions and guarantees.
Rope the user into a fraudulent tech support scam, charging for a toll-free phone call and ‘services’.

According to their policy, Phrase Professor does not hold responsibility for the third-party information collection, meaning that as far as they may give a caring, all types of third party sites can be advertised.

Cyber-criminals are becoming smarter and smarter every day in their strategies and money-making schemes. This is why an expert advice for users like you is not to not fall behind in the war with them. You should always inform yourself about the newest threats, backup your information on an external source, using several copies.

Ways To Remove Phrase Professor

In case you have set the goal to delete Phrase Professor, please refer to the removal manual below. However, it is no guarantee that Phrase Professor won’t leave behind some files on your machine. In order to detect and remove everything associated with this PUP, experts advise to download and install advanced anti-malware program. It will scan your machine for anything out of the ordinary and protect you from this and future threats.

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

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1. Remove/Uninstall Phrase Professor

1. Remove/Uninstall Phrase Professor 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 Phrase Professor.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove Phrase Professor 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 Phrase Professor and click “Remove

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

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

    3. Remove Phrase Professor automatically with Spy Hunter Malware - Removal Tool.

    3. Remove Phrase Professor automatically with Spy Hunter Malware – Removal Tool.

    To clean your computer with the award-winning software Spy Hunter – donload_now_140
    It is highly recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter.

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    Berta Bilbao

    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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