This page aims to help you remove Anonymizer Gadget “Virus”. These Anonymizer Gadget “Virus” removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.
What is Anonymizer Gadget?
Welcome to our article about Anonymizer Gadget, a software tool that has the ability to alter one’s proxy configuration so as to make the user’s online experience safer and provide them with some level of anonymity. Though on paper all of this might sound useful, there are a couple of thinks that our readers should be aware of when talking about Anonymizer Gadget. The software in question has been reported to have some rather questionable characteristics that we ought to mention here. This, of course, does not mean that the software we are talking about is some sort of a malicious program nor a real virus, contrary to popular belief. But if you have (or plan on having it) on your machine, we believe that you should be acquainted with the potential unpleasant traits security hazards that this program might possess.
The main issue that one might have with the said program is when the free version is used. Obviously, since the user doesn’t pay anything for it, the developers need to support their product through other means. In this case, Anonymizer Gadget is supported by adverts that, once the software is installed onto the PC, start to get displayed within the user’s browser. This can be rather annoying and obstructive. Still, it is understandable since the software is, after all, free. Normally, the user would have the option to buy a custom proxy server which would get rid of the ads. However, most users seem to usually prefer to use the free version and put up with the ads or simply remove the program altogether. If you have the software tool on your PC and feel overly-annoyed by the ads but do not want to buy a custom proxy, we can help you to uninstall the program and remove everything that it might leave behind. You can find instructions on how to do that within our removal guide manual which is located at the bottom of this article.
The ads that you see in your browser when Anonymizer Gadget is on your PC, apart from being irritating, could also represent a potential security threat. Researchers have reported that some of the advertising networks that support the developers of the program in question might be unreliable and could potentially feed one’s browser with fake and maybe even hazardous ads. This could leave your machine exposed and vulnerable to hacker attacks, especially if you are not careful and happen to interact with any of the browser banners, pop-ups and box messages that are coming from Anonymizer Gadget. Of course, this does not mean that every ad you see is malicious and will infect your computer with Trojan Horses and Ransomware yet still, we believe that it’s better to not take any unnecessary risks which is why we advise you to avoid clicking on any of those adverts. As far as the program itself is concerned, it is up to the individual user to decide whether to allow it to remain on the computer and feed the browser with unpleasant ads or use our guide to have it removed. Just keep in mind what was said so far and do what you think is best for your computer.
How did the program get installed?
A lot of you might have had the PUP (potentially unwanted program) installed on their PC without actually knowing it. This is because in many instances the software tool gets to people’s computers by being bundled with some other program. Most of the time, the PUP gets bundled with free applications so keep that in mind the next time you are about to install some piece of freeware. Nevertheless, it is in fact fairly easy to spot Anonymizer Gadget and prevent it from getting installed onto your machine while, in the same time, still obtaining the other program that you actually want to install. All you have to do is simply examine all options and settings within the setup wizard of the application that you are about to install. If you are provided with an Advanced/Custom setup option, be sure to go for that since this is where any bundled programs would most commonly be hidden. Once you figure out if there’s anything added to the installer of the software that you want, make a quick online research to see what you can find about the bundled programs. If anything turns out to be shady and potentially unwanted, do not hesitate to leave it out of the installation process.
Another valuable piece of advice would be to simple be careful what programs you download and where you download them from. If you stick to reliable and trustworthy websites and download sources, the chances of landing some unwanted and potentially harmful program would be significantly reduced. Additionally, keep in mind that a good anti-malware tool is always worth having and could greatly improve the overall safety of your computer system.
Anonymizer Gadget “Virus” Removal
You are dealing with a malware infection that can restore itself unless you remove its core files. We are sending you to another page with a removal guide that gets regularly updated. It covers in-depth instructions on how to:
1. Locate and scan malicious processes in your task manager.
2. Identify in your Control panel any programs installed with the malware, and how to remove them. Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker that gets installed with a lot of malware.
3. How to clean up and reset your browser to its original settings without the malware returning.
You can find the removal guide here.
For mobile devices refer to these guides instead: Android, iPhone.