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Remove ProxyGate.net Adverts Entirely from Your PC

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This article will help you to remove ProxyGate.net absolutely. Follow the browser hijacker removal instructions given at the end of the article.

ProxyGate.net is the domain of a program offering proxy services. The program offers to hide your IP so you can bypass firewall rules set from your country. That is illegal. What is more, the ProxyGate program might change your network settings and push advertisements all over your browser applications. Thus, it is considered adware. You can also get a multitude of redirects when browsing.

Threat Summary

Name ProxyGate.net
Type Adware, PUP
Short Description The application generates a multitude of advertisements, offering a supposedly legitimate proxy service.
Symptoms You can see advertisements all over your browsers, such as pop-ups, banners and many others. Your network settings can be changed.
Distribution Method Freeware Installations, Bundle Packages, Direct Download
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ProxyGate.net – Spread

ProxyGate.net can be spread using different methods. There is a join button at the site from where you can download the adware. The program could be spread with third-party installers. Without you knowing, the adware could be injected to your PC with the mentioned third-party installations, no matter if they are freeware or bundle packages. Setups for installation could be set to add additive software along with the one they mainly install. To prevent any undesirable program from being installed you have to search for and find Custom or Advanced options somewhere in the setup.

ProxyGate.net can also be spread with advertisements shown in various websites. Banners, pop-up or pop-under ads could be used to redirect to the platform. If you visit sites of unknown origin or ones which are suspicious, the adware might be put inside your computer system. Those sites might be hosting redirects, as well. Browsers that could be affected are the following: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari.

ProxyGate.net – In-Depth Analysis

ProxyGate.net is the official page for an online platform offering proxy services. Those servers are allegedly offered for free. But if that platform can tamper with your network settings, push ads, redirect you and intrude your privacy, isn’t that rather a high price to pay – your peace of mind for the supposed browsing of a forbidden site? That all seems very familiar and the program is indeed similar to the aggressive adware known as DNS Unlocker.

The page at ProxyGate.net shows how it can stop firewalls set by governments and supposedly then you can visit websites banned by them. First of all, that is illegal and second, even if it wasn’t, it means that your network settings will be modified. Not only your IP address and DNS servers could be changed, but it might make you more vulnerable to a cyber-attack, despite what the website states. Advertisements and redirects will appear when you browse if you have any software related to ProxyGate on your PC. The program is a definite adware, if not something worse.

Here you can see the main site page of the ProxyGate.net website:

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Ads could have one of the following texts written inside:

  • Ads by ProxyGate.net
  • Ad by ProxyGate.net
  • Advert from ProxyGate.net
  • Advertisement by ProxyGate.net
  • Powered by ProxyGate.net
  • Brought to you by ProxyGate.net

In-text links and advertisements which can redirect, and are connected to the ProxyGate service could be spammed to raise online traffic. That boosted traffic could make revenue for the adware platform using a pay-per-click scheme.

The adverts which show up can be of a different type as other sites and ad networks are involved with the adware. Advertisements associated with ProxyGate.net can display in the form of pop-ups, in-text links, pop-unders, banners, and interstitial ones. Advertisements of other types are also not excluded from popping up as well.

ProxyGate.net – Privacy Policy

The Privacy Policy of ProxyGate.net is not long, but gives a little insight about the information collected by the service and the invasion of your privacy. Reading the policy shows the duplicity behind the statement about how your privacy is valued when you read further on how third party ad networks collect information about you. Each ad network has a privacy policy of its own which is also applied when you use ProxyGate. You can see that from the following excerpt from the policy here:

Other Third Party ad servers or ad networks may also use cookies to track users activities on this website to measure advertisement effectiveness and other reasons that will be provided in their own privacy policies, this site has no access or control over these cookies that may be used by third party advertisers.

You can see a preview of the Privacy Policy down here:

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The policy does not say much about what data is gathered, but just the following:

  • Your IP address
  • Date of access
  • Time of access
  • Other, personal information

Personally identifiable information is to be collected, along with your IP address. The rest of the information, which is collected is not stated in the policy, but it is sure that ad networks using their own cookies on the website will collect more than the data mentioned above. Be careful if you have used the platform or services related to ProxyGate as this adware could do other things than just show you adverts and redirect you.

Remove ProxyGate.net Effectively from Your PC

To remove ProxyGate.net manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal tutorial written down below. In case this manual removal does not get rid of the adverts completely, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such software can keep your computer secure in the future.

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How to Remove ProxyGate.net from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove ProxyGate.net

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1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall ProxyGate.net 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. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by ProxyGate.net on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by ProxyGate.net there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for ProxyGate.net with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

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3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

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4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

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If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.


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Get rid of ProxyGate.net from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall ProxyGate.net and remove related files and objects

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1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to ProxyGate.net:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to ProxyGate.net. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to ProxyGate.net. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • 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 ProxyGate.net 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:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as ProxyGate.net. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


Step 2: Scan for and remove ProxyGate.net files from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as ProxyGate.net, 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.


Click the button below below to download SpyHunter for Mac and scan for ProxyGate.net:


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Remove ProxyGate.net 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.


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Erase ProxyGate.net 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.



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Uninstall ProxyGate.net 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.



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Remove ProxyGate.net 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".

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Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.

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Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.


Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.

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A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the ProxyGate.net will be removed.


How to Reset Safari
IMPORTANT: Before resetting Safari make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

Start Safari and then click on the gear leaver icon.

Click the Reset Safari button and you will reset the browser.


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Eliminate ProxyGate.net 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.


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