Reports have increased, regarding a potentially unwanted application, going by the name of Clicktheapp. Some users claim that this is probably an ad-supported browser extension that may display pop-up advertisements, arranged via the possible usage of cookies on the victim PC. PUAs are often regarded as potential risks to the computer, mainly due to their usage of third party websites some of which may be unsafe.
What Does Clicktheapp Do?
Clicktheapp may be installed on the computer as a program or as a browser extension. Both methods may be installed onto your system via a common way – by accepting agreements on installers for other free programs. Such programs are usually downloaded from third-party sites that may include Clicktheapp as an extra. The average John Doe may download and install his favorite media player, torrent program, image modifying software, music player, file converter or other programs, not giving a single look at what the installation steps are.
Once on the computer, Clicktheapp may begin to display annoying advertisements that may include the text ‘Ads by Clicktheapp’, ‘Powered by Clicktheapp’ or something similar. Also, such PUPs may use different methods to display the ads based on the user`s language, browsing behavior, and other preferences. This way, it is more likely that the user clicks on advertisements, connected with their interests.
This is all good and dandy. However, the advertisements concern third parties. Some of the third-party websites may conceal various risks for the average user system configuration. Some risks may be:
→-Redirect to pop-ups that may be fake virus alerts.
-Download various malware files on the computer (Trojans, Worms, Viruses, Ransomware, Winlocker, etc.)
-Make the user fill out fake surveys to obtain financial or personal information.
Cyber-crooks get smarter every day, and they develop new methods to con users into giving out their personal information voluntarily or involuntarily. This is why it is a should always to do your research and reexamine your browsing behavior.
Removal Manual For Clicktheapp
Uninstalling Clicktheapp is usually easier than placing an icon for your favorite program on the desktop. However, after its deletion, some files, such as registry values or other formats concealed within windows explorer (.dll,.ini, for example) may remain on the machine. This is why, we recommend that you download and install a professional anti-malware program that will guard you against any intrusion attempts.
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 Clicktheapp from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Clicktheapp from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Clicktheapp from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Clicktheapp from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Clicktheapp from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Clicktheapp from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Clicktheapp from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Clicktheapp from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Clicktheapp
Step 2: Uninstall Clicktheapp 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 Clicktheapp 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 Clicktheapp there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Clicktheapp from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Clicktheapp 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 Clicktheapp 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 Clicktheapp 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 Clicktheapp 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 Clicktheapp 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 Clicktheapp 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 Clicktheapp will be removed.
Eliminate Clicktheapp 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.