How to Remove IconRunner Virus (Chrome/Edge/Firefox) | Updated


I wrote this article to help you remove IconRunner Virus. This IconRunner Virus removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

IconRunner is a malicious program. If you have it in your system, you better take actions immediately. You are dealing with an adware infection. If you haven`t dealt with an adware before, prepare to be surprised and not in a good way. If you have, then you know exactly why this pest must be uninstalled as soon as possible. Adware parasites are considered much less harmful than other threats and also relatively easy to tackle. However, this doesn’t mean that the adware is completely innocuous. If it was, it wouldn’t have been categorized as an unwanted infection.

IconRunner is also able to cause you troubles. And if you don’t remove it, it will. If you are particularly unfortunate, it may even cause you some irreversible damage. The pest will go out of hand eventually and then its removal won`t be as easy as you may hope. That’s why prompt actions are a must. Once you spot the intruder on board, start looking for its exact hiding spot and remove it upon discovery. Don’t gamble with your machine`s well-being. The longer the infection stays, the worse your situation gets. Don’t let that happen. Act now!

As we said, IconRunner is an adware. Adware pests are ad-supported. This means that in order to prolong their stay, they have to generate commercials and thus help hackers gain pay-per-click revenue. Think of the adware as an advertising platform which, however, has no verifying mechanism. Anyone who is willing to pay can use it to promote and the adware doesn’t check what is being advertised via its services or who the advertisers are. Needless to say, crooks take advantage of this liberty. They use IconRunner to gain effortless profits and spread malicious content online. Nothing you see because of the adware can be trusted as you don’t know which ad is real and which one is fake.

The truth is that if an offer looks too good to be true, it probably isn’t and it is only there to dupe you into clicking to the cybercriminals can get paid. Be smarter than these people and don’t click blindly on every advert that shows up on your screen. There will are a lot of adverts. They will even become more and more aggressive with each passing day. Your entire screen will be covered with coupons, deals, offers, in texts, pop-ups, etc. and etc.

As a result of all these intrusions, your machine starts to underperform. It becomes sluggish and crashes often. Your browsers struggle to display content correctly. You cannot visit your favorite sites anymore as you are constantly redirected to shady pages and bombarded with irritating commercials. The adware destroys your previously normal browsing experience. It turns it into a nightmare. Do not sit idly by while things are worsening. The only way to get rid of the ads and redirects is to get rid of IconRunner altogether. If you want to do that manually, use our removal guide below. If you prefer, you can also use an automatic solution.

How did the pest slither in your system without your knowledge? One of the most common methods that hackers use when it comes to adware is the freeware bundling method. Always pay attention when you install something on your machine as you don’t know what else may be attached to the original program. If you rush, all additionally attached apps enter automatically. If you take your time, however, and read carefully before you agree to something, you will be able to spot the intruder on time and prevent it from entering. Do not hesitate to do that next time. Choose vigilance over negligence and keep your PC clean.

IconRunner Virus Uninstall

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Please, follow the steps precisely to remove IconRunner Virus from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.

Remove From Chrome:

Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.


Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut


Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.


Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.


Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.


Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.


Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove IconRunner Virus from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.


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