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

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

Current Me is advertised as a legitimate, helpful tool. It promises assistance. It claims that once you install it, you will have access to beautiful backgrounds as well as information based on your current location like time, date, weather forecasts, etc. Unfortunately, that’s a lie. Current Me is shamelessly lying to your face and you better not believe a word of it. The tool is an adware program.

You are probably aware that adware pests are anything but useful. They bring no benefits to you or your system whatsoever. Current Me is no different. Its only purpose is to generate pay-per-click revenue for its developers and this has nothing to do with enhancing your browsing experience. On the contrary! In the course of serving its creators, the adware demolishes your online activities. The longer it stays, the more problems it causes. These problems grow in severity as well. Do yourself a favor and don’t fall into the trap. As soon as you realize Current Me is in your system, find its exact hiding spot and remove it immediately. This is the best course of actions you can take. Take it before it is too late.

As any other adware, Current Me injects all of your browsers with countless commercials. Every time you so much as touch one of your browsers, you get bombarded with ads. This is how the adware boosts web traffic. However, in order to generate pay-per-click revenue, it needs, as the name implies, your clicks. If you click on the ads it displays, crooks get paid. “Why would I click?”, you may ask. Well, first of all, the ads are so many and so aggressive that it is impossible to avoid them forever. Sooner or later the adware will trick you into clicking. Sometimes adverts appear right under the cursor of your mouse and you are left with nothing but to click.

Remove Current Me Virus
The Current Me Virus

Second of all, Current Me does something else. It displays commercials that are appealing to you. How does it do so? Simple. It spies on you. The pest does its homework first by monitoring your every online move and collecting information about what you like. Then, it uses this data to generate ads which will spark your interest. This way, it is sure that you will be at least tempted to click.

For example, if you often make search queries about dog food, the adware will start showing you ads for pet shops, dog accessories, food, etc. Do you get the idea? It learns what you like and then it uses it to dupe you. Do not let it. Accept that with the adware on board, you can trust nothing. Not the ads, not the pages it forces on you, nothing. If you click, you not only help hackers make money, you also risk downloading more malware on your machine. The Current Me adware is more than enough. Your number one priority should be to remove it. Do that ASAP.

How did you get stuck with Current Me? Do you recall installing this tool? You probably don’t but you did. Without your permission, the program couldn’t have gotten in. It is still a program and it needs to be properly installed. In other words, it needs your approval so it asks for it. Yet, it does so with the help of sneaky tactics. One of the most commonly used ones is the freeware bundling method.

Crooks attach the adware to another program on the web and when you install this program, you install the adware too. In order to prevent such an outcome, always opt for the Custom settings in the Setup Wizard. They allow you to see a list of all programs which are about to be installed on your PC as well as deselect all extra ones. Do that! Remove all additionally attached programs as they are usually malicious. Once you do that you can still finish installing the app you originally planned to set up. Remember: always be extra careful what you agree to! Do not give your consent lightly. Your safety depends on it.

Current Me 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 Current Me 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.

STEP-3

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

ff shortcut

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-5

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-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 Current Me Virus from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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