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I wrote this article to help you remove Toothy Virus. This Toothy Virus removal guide works for all Windows versions.

Toothy is the name of a malicious browser extension. Even though its name sounds funny, do not be fooled. You are dealing with an infection. This pest is a member of the PUP family. This stands for potentially unwanted programs. Yet, the word “potentially” is unnecessary here. Toothy is unwanted indeed. The tool is programmed to generate pay-per-click revenue for its owners but it exposes you to danger in the process. So, as soon as you spot this extension in your browsers, act fast to remove it.

Trust us, keeping this PUP on board will lead to nothing good. On the contrary! The problems the pest causes will even escalate as time passes. Do yourself a huge favor and get rid of Toothy while it is not too late. Luckily, the PUP is relatively easy to tackle. The truth is that you could have been infected with a much more serious threat. The web is full of ransomware pieces, Trojans, hijackers, etc. Take advantage of this situation and clean your PC as soon as possible. If you don’t, your predicament will keep on worsening with each passing day. If given enough time to operate undisturbed, the program may even cause you some irreversible damage.

What Toothy does after being appended to your browsers is to inject all of them with numerous commercials. As we said, the crooks behind the PUP are using the pay-per-click marketing system to earn effortless money. With each one of your clicks on an ad, you fill their pockets. And the advertisements are countless. Every page you visit is heavy on banners, coupons, deals, offers, in texts, pop-ups, pop-unders, video ads, great deals, and so on and so forth. Your browsers will starts freezing due to this ad bombardment. They will also struggle to display content correctly.

The PUP needs your clicks to make money so it throws an avalanche of adverts at you. It even spies on your browsing habits to learn what you like and then uses this information to displays commercials which will spark your interest. Keep in mind that this information also gets sent to the PUP`s developers. The people with questionable intentions. Your personally identifiable and financial credentials are not safe either. Imagine what could happen if they end up in the wrong hands. Aside from that, you are also always one click away from malware as nothing the PUP generates is verified. Most of the ads you see are compromised to deliver malware and if you click, you get infected. End all of this now. Use our removal guide to get rid of the Toothy PUP and everything will get back to normal. To do so manually, follow our removal guide below.

How did you get stuck with Toothy? Well, the PUP is mainly spread via a huge “Add Extension” scam. You get redirected to soma dodgy site which displays a message, stating that you cannot leave without clicking on some of the provided buttons. The page contains a code that actually prevents you from leaving. The message basically urges you to install an application. It also provides a “close” or “leave” button but they are corrupted. Clicking on them enables the full-screen mode of your browser.

What you should do is use your Task Manager to close your browser ASAP. If you stay, you will end up installing the nasty extension. The hackers are trying to confuse you. Don’t let them. If you find yourself in the described situation, don’t click on anything and close your browser immediately. Otherwise, Toothy gets installed on your PC and you already know what this leads to.

Toothy Virus Removal

STEP-1 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.

STEP-4

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

appwiz

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

STEP-6

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

msconfig

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

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

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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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