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Remove PaceItApp from Your Computer

PaceItApp is an adware, also known as Ads by PaceItApp or PaceItApp Ads, compatible with Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer. When installed, it starts displaying pop-up ads containing coupons, banners, and various sponsored links. Although its purpose is supposed to be increasing Internet speed, PaceItApp is classified as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). That is why its removal is advisable.

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PaceItApp is developed by Virtue Interactive Ltd, an organization registered in the United Kingdom. The suspicious add-on turns up in your system because of bundled free downloads. Once the browser is breached by this application, it becomes invaded by unwanted content. Clicking any of the banners or pop-up windows lure users into visiting shady web sites that may infect their computers with malicious software.

What Is PaceItApp Doing in My Browser?

It’s most likely that users corrupt their machines with various adware through bundled downloads. Experts always warn us to be more careful when downloading free programs, and this is the reason. Applications of this sort may not be threatening by themselves, but they usually become a gateway to more trouble.

Is PaceItApp Dangerous?

As mentioned already, all the banners and pop-ups accompanying this app increase vulnerability levels. Not only you may become a victim of malware by clicking them, but you may also be monitored for marketing reasons. Furthermore, PaceItApp may document personally identifiable information, like IP addresses, search results, URLs of frequently visited websites, cookies and many more. So, on one hand your Internet privacy may be at stake, and on the other, your computer’s health.

Why Should PaceItApp Be Removed?

Worst case scenario? You bring malware upon your computer. In order to avoid this from happening, clean up your PC manually or use an anti-adware tool. The steps below should guide you through both of the options.


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1. Remove/Uninstall PaceItApp

1. Remove/Uninstall PaceItApp 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 PaceItApp.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove PaceItApp 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 PaceItApp and click “Remove


    After PaceItApp 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 PaceItApp and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After PaceItApp 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 PaceItApp 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 PaceItApp 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 PaceItApp
    Click ‘Uninstall’


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

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    Berta Bilbao

    Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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