|Type||search engine, free application|
|Short Description||Guardbox promises to guard users against online frauds and phishing attacks. It installs its own search engine.|
|Symptoms||The search provider is changed to guard-search.com.|
|Distribution Method||Via freeware packages (bundling), or from its official website.|
|Detection tool||Download SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By KelticTurners|
KelticTurners is a browser extension that is compatible with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. It has been discovered that this program falls in the category of adware. This means that it will start generating advertisements whenever you browse the web. Adware applications are not to be allowed on your computer.
There are of no benefit to users. What is more, they can potentially expose your system to virtual threats. If you have KelticTurners on your computer, it is strongly advised that you remove it as soon as possible.
What Does KelticTurners Do?
After being installed on your computer, KelticTurners will start generating advertisements every time you try to browse the web. It will present pop-up, banner, in-text, and other kinds of ads. The advertisements that appear will present numerous deals, promotions, and coupons. It is also very likely that these advertisements will be related to your recent browsing. Adware programs such as KelticTurners are able to collect data on the user’s browsing. Then, they use it to display relevant advertisements. This may make KelticTurners seem as though it is a useful program, but it is not. In fact, the sooner you remove it, the better.
Is KelticTurners Harmful?
The program itself is not malicious. However, actions of adware programs can lead to security risks. Some ads that it presents may actually be misleading and end up transferring you to websites that are managed by cyber criminals. This will definitely not be good for your computer’s security or that of your sensitive information. If you end up on a malicious website, there are a few possible things that can happen:
- The websites may try to trick you into giving away your personal and financial information.
- Some software may be offered to you that will actually turn out to be an infection.
- Your system may be attacked by malware as soon as you find yourself on the malicious websites.
How Did KelticTurners Get on My Computer?
You probably were surprised by the presence of KelticTurners on your computer. This is because adware programs like this typically get installed on computers without users even noticing. This is done through bundled downloads. Free programs that are available through third-party distributors typically have additional software attached to them. In most cases, this is adware. You can avoid bundled downloads by doing the following:
- Do not download free software from third-party websites.
- The information presented in the installer should be read carefully. Do not skip through it.
- Select Advanced/Custom installation. This will give you the opportunity to decline all additional software featured on the installer.
How to Get Rid of KelticTurners
You can uninstall KelticTurners just like any other program. All you have to do is go to Control Panel, open the list of programs, and remove it. Doing this will not be enough to ensure that your system is safe, however. There may be other potentially unwanted programs on it, and it is vulnerable to malware attacks. This is why it is best to have a powerful AV program on your computer. It will remove all intruders and ensure that they do not enter your PC again.
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 KelticTurners from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of KelticTurners on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove KelticTurners in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase KelticTurners from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall KelticTurners from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove KelticTurners from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate KelticTurners from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable KelticTurners Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove KelticTurners from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove KelticTurners
Step 2: Uninstall KelticTurners 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 KelticTurners 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 KelticTurners there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of KelticTurners from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall KelticTurners 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 KelticTurners 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 KelticTurners files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as KelticTurners, 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 KelticTurners 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 KelticTurners 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 KelticTurners 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 KelticTurners 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 KelticTurners will be removed.
Eliminate KelticTurners 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 KelticTurners 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".