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Alldespard is a browser hijacker that typically is not intended to harm the operating system of your computer or its files. Instead, Alldespard is specialized in aggressive ads and sponsored page redirects. Thus, Alldespard messes with the users’ web browsing experience.
Apps like Alldespard exist primarily to generate income for their developers by collecting clicks on paid ads and web links. That’s why, from the moment they get installed in the system, they integrate with the main web browser (which could be Chrome, Edge, Firefox, etc.) and start flooding it with hundreds of pop-up advertisements, banner notifications, box messages and links that redirect to partnering websites that pay for promotion. In general, such activity is not malicious, but can definitely be annoying and frustrating.
A piece like Alldespard.com can install some unwanted components inside the main browser such as a new toolbar, some page redirect buttons or shortcuts to specific sites, as well as to change the default homepage address and the search engine without asking for approval. This is the main reason why many people are quick to conclude thatwhat they are faced with is some unpleasant virus infection or malware similar to Trojans, Ransomware, etc.
What we suggest you do first is, check the list of programs that are presently installed on the infected device and uninstall any rogue software that you find there:
From the Start Menu, navigate to Control Panel ->>> Programs and Features ->>> Uninstall a Program.
Next, carefully search for unfamiliar programs or programs that have been installed recently and could be related to Alldespard.
If you find any of the programs suspicious then uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to Alldespard.
If a notification appears on your screen when you try to uninstall a specific questionable program prompting you to just alter it or repair it, make sure you choose NO and complete the steps from the removal wizard.
Remove Alldespard from Chrome
Click on the three dots in the right upper corner
Go to more tools
Now select extensions
Remove the Alldespard extension
Once you open Chrome, click on the three-dots icon to open the browser’s menu, go to More Tools/ More Options, and then to Extensions.
Again, find the items on that page that could be linked to Alldespard and/or that might be causing problems in the browser and delete them.
Afterwards, go to this folder: Computer > C: > Users > *Your User Account* > App Data > Local > Google > Chrome > User Data. In there, you will find a folder named Default – you should change its name to Backup Default and restart the PC.
Get rid of Alldespard by removing it from extensions
If using Firefox:
Select the three parallel lines menu and go to Add-ons.
Find the unwanted add-on and delete it from the browser – if there is more than one unwanted extension, remove all of them.
Go to the browser menu again, select Options, and then click on Home from the sidebar to the left.
Check the current addresses for the browser’s homepage and new-tab page and change them if they are currently set to address(es) you don’t know or trust.
If using MS Edge/IE:
Select the browser menu and go to Extensions.
Find and uninstall any Edge extensions that look undesirable and unwanted.
Select Settings from the browser menu and click on Appearance.
Check the new-tab page address of the browser and if it has been modified by “Alldespard” or another unwanted app, change it to an address that you’d want to be the browser’s new-tab page.
How to Delete Alldespard
Open task manager
Look for the Alldespard process
Select it and click on End task
Open the file location to delete Alldespard
Access the Task Manager by pressing together the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys and then selecting Task Manager.
Open Processes and there try to find a process with the name of the unwanted software. If you find it, select it with the right button of the mouse and click on the Open File Location option.
If you don’t see a “Alldespard” process in the Task Manager, look for another suspicious process with an unusual name. It is likely that the unwanted process would be using lots of RAM and CPU so pay attention to the number of resources each process is using.
Tip: If you think you have singled out the unwanted process but are not sure, it’s always a good idea to search for information about it on the Internet – this should give you a general idea if the process is a legitimate one from a regular program or from your OS or if it is indeed likely linked to the adware.
If you find another suspicious process, open its File Location too.
Once in the File Location folder for the suspicious process, start testing all of the files that are stored there by dragging them to our free online scanner available below.
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If the scanner finds malware in any of the files, return to the Processes tab in the Task Manager, select the suspected process, and then select the End Process option to quit it.
Go back to the folder where the files of that process are located and delete all of the files that you are allowed to delete. If all files get deleted normally, exit the folder and delete that folder too. If one or more of the files showed an error message when you tried to delete them, leave them for now and return to try to delete them again once you’ve completed the rest of the guide.
How to Uninstall Alldespard
Click on the home button
Search for Startup Apps
Look for Alldespard in there
Uninstall Alldespard from Startup Apps by turning it off
Now you need to carefully search for and uninstall any Alldespard-related entries from the Registry. The easiest way to do this is to open the Registry Editor app (type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter) and then open a Find dialog (CTRL+F key combination) where you have to type the name of the threat.
Perform a search by clicking on the Find Next button and delete any detected results. Do this as many times as needed until no more results are found.
After that, to ensure that there are no remaining entries lined to Alldespard in the Registry, go manually to the following directories and delete them:
Browser hijacker representatives, like Alldespard, Herofherlittl and Search-alpha , are far from malicious but no one can deny that they can be very annoying. Keeping such programs in your browser will not damage your files or your software but can lead to exposure to an excessive amount of web ads, sketchy pop-ups, different banner notifications and unexpected redirects to pages with questionable content. That’s why the majority of web users generally treat them as potentially unwanted and remove them from the system as soon as they can. Besides, if you spend a great amount of time browsing the web, you need a reliable browser that is fully controlled by you, not by some strange browser hijacker that frequently redirects you to unfamiliar sites and promotional messages. After all, we all know that the web space is not the safest place and many links, ads and pop-ups nowadays are used by people with malicious intentions to distribute viruses, Trojans, Ransomware and other malware. Therefore, full control during web browsing is needed to avoid such dangers.
How to remove the changes that Alldespard has imposed?
To help you configure your web surfing settings the way you want and remove the changes that Alldespard has imposed, above we have created a free removal guide that explains what you need to do. Its instructions show you how to uninstall the browser hijacker that has taken control of your web browser and if you follow them carefully, you will be able to detect and delete all the components related to the unwanted program and stop all of its aggressive online advertising activities. If you are not sure that you can succeed in eliminating Alldespard manually, there is also a professional removal tool that can save you tons of time and nerves and can deal with the unwanted program in a few clicks. The good news is that you can use this program not only to detect the browser hijacker but also to scan your computer for other potentially unwanted programs and uninstall them with ease.
About the author
Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.