How to Remove Clicksgear.com (Chrome/Edge/Firefox)

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

Clicksgear.com is a questionable website. If you get constantly redirected to it or if you see ads by it, we have some bad news for you. Your machine has a nasty adware infection. The Clicksgear.com adware is a classic parasite of its family. It sneaks into your computer unnoticed and wrecks it. It is modifying your browsers’ settings without your approval. Soon, you will find yourself in a sea of coupons, discounts, alerts and great deals. On top of that, this pest will slow your machine down to a crawl and make it impossible to get any work done on time.

The Clicksgear.com adware has one true goal, to generate revenue for its owners. It employs the so-called pay-per-click marketing system. For every ad you click on, the people behind the Clicksgear.com utility get paid. Don’t sponsor questionable advertisers. These people didn’t hesitate to invade your computer, why should you help them? Yes, they invaded your machine, do you remember installing the Clicksgear.com program? No, you wouldn’t do it, you were misled. It may have arrived in a bundle. Developers add extra programs to the installation files of many freeware and shareware. Under the advanced installation method, they would describe these additions as useful programs. If you choose to install these extras, you may find an unpleasant surprise later.

The Clicksgear.com program is dangerous for many reasons. First of all, it has no place on your machine. The only reason it is installed is because you were misled into giving it your permission to operate. If that is not a good enough reason for you to uninstall it, you must know that if you let it stay on board, your privacy will be at risk. To choose ads that will appeal to you, the Clicksgear.com adware will spy on you. It will monitor all your online activities and use the collected data against you. If you are not careful, this furtive app may steal your user names and passwords.

Remove Clicksgear.com
The Clicksgear.com Virus

Yes, everything you do online will be monitored. Thus, for example, if you search for “runners” the Clicksgear.com adware will cover your screen with all kinds of great deals for sports shoes. These ads are not your friends. The displayed prices appear as if they are the lowest on the market because the adware blocks all ads from its competitors. You will see only what the adware allows you to see and soon you will lose track of the current situation on the market. This will make you an easy target. You can put an end to this, detect the parasite and delete it on the spot.

There is another danger hidden in the ads. The Clicksgear.com adware will not check what is being promoted. Anyone willing to pay may use the adware to spread all kinds of advertisements. And some of those ads lead to infected websites. If you have the misfortune to click on a corrupted ad, a drive-by download can be executed. These types of downloads are completely automatic. They don’t need the user’s interaction and are almost completely invisible. For all these reasons, they are often used for malware distribution. There is no way to tell which ads are malicious and which are “normal”, therefore, try not to click on any while this pest remains active on your machine.

The Clicksgear.com adware acts as an open door for many online threats. If you let it stay, it can cause some irreversible damage to your machine. Yet, if you act now, you can remove it easily. Use our guide to do it manually, or use a trustworthy anti-virus program for automatic removal. The key to a secure and infection-free computer is caution. It is better to prevent infections than to remove them.

Be vigilant and doubting. When installing a program, especially if it is a free one, opt for a custom button or tab. This is the only way you can deny the installation of the extra apps that come along. Also, as annoying as it may sound, read through the terms and conditions. If you spot anything out of the ordinary, abort the installation immediately. Torrents, spam emails and corrupted links are often used for adware distribution.

Try not to use torrents and be careful when you open emails from strangers. Scammers often write on behalf of well-known organizations. They will steal logos and fabricate stamps to lure you into downloading attached files. You can check an email address by entering it into a search engine. If the email is used for virus distribution, it is very likely that someone has complained about it. Whatever you do online, be careful!

Clicksgear.com Removal

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, 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-2Here are the steps you must follow to permanently remove 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 Clicksgear.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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