ExtraProvider is а browser extension that displays advertisements related to your interests in the web pages you visit. For some PC users, this functionality seems quite useful, yet experts warn that the advertisements promotes by the application may link you to pages with unverified content and expose your system to various risks. The application is most likely to end up in your machine bundled with other free programs. The presence of ExtraProvider on your PC is associated with malware infiltration, and its removal is recommended by experts.
How Does ExtraProvider Affect Your PC?
If the ExtraProvider app is active on your computer, random pop-up and banner ads will appear on the web pages you visit. Although the promoted third-party advertisements may seem harmless, experts remind that interacting with them may lead to adware infiltration, expose you to misleading content, redirect you to questionable web pages and cause overall system instability.
ExtraProvider presents you with advertisements based on your interests by collecting certain information, like browsing habits, searches performed, IP address, etc. The data tracked by the application may end up in the hands of third-party advertisers and be used for various purposes.
ExtraProvider – Distribution Technique
ExtraProvider enters the system bundled with other free apps and programs. Many PC users are unaware that in most cases free software comes with additional applications, add-ons, and plug-ins. You can avoid such installations by selecting the Custom options where you can see what other software is installed on your computer alongside the initially desired program.
Adware may also infiltrate your system through drive-by downloads or via spam email attachments. Malware experts remind that selecting your download sources carefully can be crucial for the safety of your machine. Keep your AV products updated and never download email attachments from unknown senders.
ExtraProvider Removal Manual
ExtraProvider is classified as an adware program and as such its removal should not present any serious difficulties for the average computer user. The manual below will help you delete ExtraProvider from your PC permanently. You can do so manually or with the help of a competent anti-malware tool.
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- Guide 1: How to Remove ExtraProvider from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of ExtraProvider on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove ExtraProvider in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase ExtraProvider from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall ExtraProvider from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove ExtraProvider from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate ExtraProvider from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable ExtraProvider Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove ExtraProvider from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove ExtraProvider
Step 2: Uninstall ExtraProvider 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 ExtraProvider 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 ExtraProvider there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of ExtraProvider from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall ExtraProvider 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 ExtraProvider 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 ExtraProvider files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as ExtraProvider, 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 ExtraProvider 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 ExtraProvider 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 ExtraProvider 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 ExtraProvider 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 ExtraProvider will be removed.
Eliminate ExtraProvider 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.
Remove Push Notifications caused by ExtraProvider from Your Browsers.
Turn Off Push Notifications from Google Chrome
To disable any Push Notices from Google Chrome browser, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to Settings in Chrome.
Step 2: In Settings, select “Advanced Settings”:
Step 3: Click “Content Settings”:
Step 4: Open “Notifications”:
Step 5: Click the three dots and choose Block, Edit or Remove options:
Remove Push Notifications on Firefox
Step 1: Go to Firefox Options.
Step 2: Go to “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search bar and click "Settings":
Step 3: Click “Remove” on any site you wish notifications gone and click “Save Changes”
Stop Push Notifications on Opera
Step 1: In Opera, press ALT+P to go to Settings
Step 2: In Setting search, type “Content” to go to Content Settings.
Step 3: Open Notifications:
Step 4: Do the same as you did with Google Chrome (explained below):
Eliminate Push Notifications on Safari
Step 1: Open Safari Preferences.
Step 2: Choose the domain from where you like push pop-ups gone and change to "Deny" from "Allow".