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Remove Desktop Recipe from the Browser

pcDesktop Recipe also knows as Ads by Desktop Recipe is a potentially unwanted program with adware features. Desktop Recipe promises the user to improve the search for food recipes straight from the desktop. However, users should keep in mind that Desktop Recipe may inject lots of unwanted advertisements into the browser and interfere with online surfing. Furthermore, ad-supported applications raise security issues and may compromise the users’ safety.

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Desktop Recipe Distribution Method

Desktop Recipe may be available for download on legitimate freeware websites. Its description may be quite appealing to culinary fans who frequently browse the Internet for new recipes. Also, Desktop Recipe may have been added to the package of a free software product the user downloaded from the Web. Such packed downloads are dubbed bundling for short and are often used for financial reasons. Developers bundle their products to monetize various platforms or to cover money losses. Third party digital marketers apply the method to generate revenue. Users can escape bundling by choosing the advanced installer instead of directly executing automatic installation. Under the advanced option, they are granted the opportunity to uncheck unwanted applications.

Desktop Recipe Risk Evaluation

Ad-supported applications and potentially unwanted programs are not classified as malicious. Nonetheless, they can become a gateway to further PC issues if not removed in time. On one hand, adware apps may install session cookies to the browser in order to gather the user’s private details. Such details are known as personally identifiable information. As the term suggests, interested sites can easily track down the user’s online habits and create a sort of an online portrait.

Desktop may also inject numerous advertisements into the browser and interfere with user’s online habits. Clicking any of the proposed content may cause browser redirects to potentially threatening pages.

Furthermore, Desktop Recipe may slow down both the computer and the browser and cause freezes and crashes. Some PUPs are suspected to alter the system’s registry and add or remove registry keys.

Desktop Recipe Removal Options

Users basically have two removal options – manual and automatic. The first choice is appropriate for above-average users who know their way around the computer’s system. The steps given below will guide them through the removal process.

Non-expert users may want to install a trustworthy AV tool to detect and clean all threats. In addition, such a tool will continue to shield the computer against malware.

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

1. Remove/Uninstall Desktop Recipe

1. Remove/Uninstall Desktop Recipe 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 Desktop Recipe.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove Desktop Recipe 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


    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu


    Select Desktop Recipe and click “Remove


    After Desktop Recipe 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


  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate Desktop Recipe and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After Desktop Recipe 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 Desktop Recipe 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’.


    After Desktop Recipe 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.

    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on Desktop Recipe
    Click ‘Uninstall’


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

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    3. Remove Desktop Recipe automatically with Spy Hunter Malware – Removal Tool.

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    Milena Dimitrova

    Milena Dimitrova

    An inspired writer and content manager who has been with SensorsTechForum since the beginning. Focused on user privacy and malware development, she strongly believes in a world where cybersecurity plays a central role. If common sense makes no sense, she will be there to take notes. Those notes may later turn into articles! Follow Milena @Milenyim

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