This page aims to help you remove Saniceproxic Ads Pop-up. Our removal instructions for the Saniceproxic virus work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.
Some of the most annoying and unpleasant forms of software are the so-called browser hijackers – those browser extension-like apps are well known for their intrusive and irritating behavior which is also the reason why hijackers are typically regarded as PUA’s (potentially unwanted applications). A PUA is not a virus and a hijacker isn’t some nasty and malicious software piece similar to a Trojan Horse or a Ransomware virus. Still, if a hijacker’s on your system, then it is likely that your Chrome, IE, Firefox, Opera or any other browser you might have on your PC have had their starting page, new-tab pages, toolbars and search engines replaced by the hijacker without your permission. Not only that, but it is also likely that a hijacker could start to redirect your searches trying to land you on different promoted pages. Hijackers are also known for generation of ads, banners, pop-ups, blinking boxes and various other forms of advertising materials. On top of all that, most such apps could also invade your privacy by exploring your browser history, recent searches, likes, page visits and so on and all that with the purpose of displaying more relevant ads on your screen. The whole idea is that this would make you more likely to interact with the advertising materials which would then, in turn, generate Pay-Per-Click revenue for the creators of the hijacker. This is exactly how the recently released Saniceproxic app functions. Saniceproxic is yet another representative of the vast browser hijacker group and since this is a relatively new hijacker app, it is currently on the rise and a lot of users are forced to put up with its unpleasant browser changes, ads generation and page redirects. In case you also have the same problem with the Saniceproxic hijacker, know that the only way to fully get rid of the unpleasant effects that it is having on your browser and Internet settings would be to uninstall the unwanted app from your computer.
If you want to learn how to do that, we advise you to read the rest of this article and have a look at the manual guide down below. The guide contains instructions on how to manually locate any hijacker-related data on your PC and delete it. However, there is also a suggested professional removal tool inside the guide so you can use that as well for the successful removal of Saniceproxic, especially if you think that you might not be able to accurately execute all of the manual steps from the guide. Regardless of which of the two removal and uninstallation methods you decide to go for, we advise you to ensure that the pesky hijacker gets removed from your system ASAP since, aside from being irritating, most such apps could also lead to certain security issues if they are allowed to stay on your PC for extended periods of time.
What’s the danger?
Hijacker are different from Trojans, Spyware, Ransomware, Rootkits and other forms of actual malware viruses in the sense that they won’t typically try to harm anything on your machine and are also usually legal pieces of software. However, the uncontrolled stream of ads and redirects coming to your screen when there’s a hijacker on it is still a security hazard that needs to be addressed if you want to maintain a safe and clean PC. Since you can never know what the true origin of the displayed ads are, you can’t really trust any of them. Therefore, it’s advisable to avoid clicking on any of the banners, the blinking boxes or the random pop-ups as well as avoid interacting with the contents of any of the pages the hijacker might try to redirect you to. Aside from that, as we already said, it’s best if you take the necessary actions and get rid of the pesky app so it no longer spams you with irritating ads and redirects.
Keeping your machine clean and secure
Obviously, you should stay away from spam messages, shady online offers and advertisements and questionable web locations and download sources. However, one other thing that most people forget about is that a lot of unwanted apps like Saniceproxic, Adblocker Tool and Worldcoolnewz.com could also come to them by getting bundled with some other program’s installer. If you want to avoid landing another hijacker in the future, always remember to check for added/bonus content in the installation managers of new programs you’re about to install. If you happen to see something that looks undesirable or unwanted, do not hesitate to opt-out of its installation so as to leave it out of the installation process. That way, if it’s a hijacker or some other form of unpleasant software, it won’t get inside your PC.
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Remove Saniceproxic Ads Pop-up
To try and remove Saniceproxic quickly you can try this:
- Go to your browser’s settings and select More Tools (or Add-ons, depending on your browser).
- Then click on the Extensions tab.
- Look for the Saniceproxic extension (as well as any other unfamiliar ones).
- Remove Saniceproxic by clicking on the Trash Bin icon next to its name.
- Confirm and get rid of Saniceproxic and any other suspicious items.
If this does not work as described please follow our more detailed Saniceproxic removal guide below.
If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.
If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.
If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.
If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide.
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Next, Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
Uninstall the Saniceproxic app and kill its processes
The first thing you must try to do is look for any sketchy installs on your computer and uninstall anything you think may come from Saniceproxic. After that, you’ll also need to get rid of any processes that may be related to the unwanted app by searching for them in the Task Manager.
Note that sometimes an app, especially a rogue one, may ask you to install something else or keep some of its data (such as settings files) on your PC – never agree to that when trying to delete a potentially rogue software. You need to make sure that everything is removed from your PC to get rid of the malware. Also, if you aren’t allowed to go through with the uninstallation, proceed with the guide, and try again after you’ve completed everything else.
- Uninstalling the rogue app
- Killing any rogue processes
Type Apps & Features in the Start Menu, open the first result, sort the list of apps by date, and look for suspicious recently installed entries.
Click on anything you think could be linked to Saniceproxic , then select uninstall, and follow the prompts to delete the app.
Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc, click More Details (if it’s not already clicked), and look for suspicious entries that may be linked to Saniceproxic.
If you come across a questionable process, right-click it, click Open File Location, scan the files with the free online malware scanner shown below, and then delete anything that gets flagged as a threat.
After that, if the rogue process is still visible in the Task Manager, right-click it again and select End Process.
Undo Saniceproxic changes made to different system settings
It’s possible that Saniceproxic has affected various parts of your system, making changes to their settings. This can enable the malware to stay on the computer or automatically reinstall itself after you’ve seemingly deleted it. Therefore, you need to check the following elements by going to the Start Menu, searching for specific system elements that may have been affected, and pressing Enter to open them and see if anything has been changed there without your approval. Then you must undo any unwanted changes made to these settings in the way shown below:
Type in Start Menu: View network connections
Right-click on your primary network, go to Properties, and do this:
Type in Start Menu: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts
Type in the Start Menu: Startup apps
Type in the Start Menu: Task Scheduler
Type in the Start Menu: Services
Type in the Start Menu: Registry Editor
Press Ctrl + F to open the search window
Remove Saniceproxic from your browsers
- Delete Saniceproxic from Chrome
- Delete Saniceproxic from Firefox
- Delete Saniceproxic from Edge
- Go to the Chrome menu > More tools > Extensions, and toggle off and Remove any unwanted extensions.
- Next, in the Chrome Menu, go to Settings > Privacy and security > Clear browsing data > Advanced. Tick everything except Passwords and click OK.
- Go to Privacy & Security > Site Settings > Notifications and delete any suspicious sites that are allowed to send you notifications. Do the same in Site Settings > Pop-ups and redirects.
- Go to Appearance and if there’s a suspicious URL in the Custom web address field, delete it.
- Firefox menu, go to Add-ons and themes > Extensions, toggle off any questionable extensions, click their three-dots menu, and click Remove.
- Open Settings from the Firefox menu, go to Privacy & Security > Clear Data, and click Clear.
- Scroll down to Permissions, click Settings on each permission, and delete from it any questionable sites.
- Go to the Home tab, see if there’s a suspicious URL in the Homepage and new windows field, and delete it.
- Open the browser menu, go to Extensions, click Manage Extensions, and Disable and Remove any rogue items.
- From the browser menu, click Settings > Privacy, searches, and services > Choose what to clear, check all boxes except Passwords, and click Clear now.
- Go to the Cookies and site permissions tab, check each type of permission for permitted rogue sites, and delete them.
- Open the Start, home, and new tabs section, and if there’s a rogue URL under Home button, delete it.