Desktop 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.
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
- Guide 1: How to Remove Desktop Recipe from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Desktop Recipe from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Desktop Recipe from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Desktop Recipe from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Desktop Recipe from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Desktop Recipe from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Desktop Recipe from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Desktop Recipe from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Desktop Recipe
Step 2: Uninstall Desktop Recipe 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 Desktop Recipe 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 Desktop Recipe there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Desktop Recipe from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Desktop Recipe 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 Desktop Recipe 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 Desktop Recipe files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Desktop Recipe, 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 Desktop Recipe 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 Desktop Recipe 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 Desktop Recipe 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 Desktop Recipe 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 Desktop Recipe will be removed.
Eliminate Desktop Recipe 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.