Content Accelerator adware is a PUP (potentially unwanted program) promoted as one that can speed up web. It is ad-supported program that displays ads, deals, coupons, and pop-ups in your Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. This happens if Content Accelerator adware infected your computer when you installed it yourself, or got it installed with a free program that you download. Content Accelerator is not malicious, and your antivirus didn’t warn you on this potential threat. Now, you want to remove Content Accelerator and it is a good idea because any adware program is a potential threat to your security and privacy.
The way of installing Content Accelerator is often deceptive. If you wonder how Content Accelerator was installed on your computer, then you just failed to disable optional Content Accelerator installation offered by the download client that comes with a free program from the Internet. Various websites use bundling to monetize free program distribution. Content Accelerator is one of adware programs that is used for this purpose, and it is set to be automatically installed unless you notice it and disable Content Accelerator before installing a free program.
Content Accelerator is installed as a Windows application and as multiple web browser components installed as Content Accelerator BHO (browser helper objects), extension or add-on in Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox. If you want to remove Content Accelerator and get rid of advertising in your web browser, then you need to uninstall Content Accelerator application and remove extensions related to Content Accelerator from your web browsers. It is not very difficult, and you can easily do this by following Content Accelerator removal guide placed below.
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What is Content Accelerator?
Content Accelerator is a program that promises to make your web browsing more productive but it comes at the cost of watching more ads in your web browser. Such adware is often distributed and deceptively installed with free programs that you download. If you fail to notice and disable Content Accelerator before installing a free program, than Content Accelerator components are automatically installed, and you will see ads and various deals in your Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer when you visit various websites related to online shopping. While it is not malicious, Content Accelerator as any other adware just wastes your web traffic and compromises your privacy by tracking your browsing history. If your profile is shared among promoters, then you will get more ads and junk mail. So, it’s your choice, and if you want to remove Content Accelerator, then this guide is for you. It is easy to remove Content Accelerator components, and you can get rid of all ads displayed in your web browser unless you have other malicious programs installed.
Protection against deceptively installed adware:
Protect your computer with programs like SpyHunter that can trace installation process, warn you on threats, and remove malware on your demand. Otherwise, you need to pay attention to EULAs and check boxes placed in setup wizard and download clients related to a free program that you download. It helps you to notice additional programs bundled to the one you get. Always use “custom”, or “advanced”, installation option instead of “typical”, or “normal” or “quick” because these options often hide adware programs from your view.
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Remove Content Accelerator from Windows
First, you need to uninstall Content Accelerator application using “Add/Remove programs” utility. Then you need to remove web browser extensions that belong to Content Accelerator adware installed in your Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer.
Use the following guide for manual removal, or scan your computer with anti-malware for removing other malicious programs from your infected computer.
Uninstall Content Accelerator on Windows 8
- On Metro screen click on "Search" icon. Then, type "Remove Program" in the input box and click on "Uninstall a program" menu option.
- Select "Content Accelerator" program and click "Uninstall" button at the top of the list.
Optional: If on a desktop, right click "Start" button (or the lower left corner) to open the "Quick Access Menu". Then find and click on "Programs and Features"
Optional: Click on "Control Panel" option. Find and click "Uninstall a Program" link in the menu list placed under "Programs" menu option.
Uninstall Content Accelerator on Windows 7, Vista
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop and select "Control Panel" option on the right
- Click on "Programs and Features" menu option in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and highlight Content Accelerator program. Then, click "Uninstall" button and confirm program removal.
Uninstall Content Accelerator on Windows XP
Uninstalling Content Accelerator from Windows XP is very similar to one shown above. There are minor differences in a process:
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop.
- Select "Control Panel" in the menu on the right
- Find and double-click "Add/Remove Programs" list item in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and click on Content Accelerator program. Then, click "Remove" button.
Remove Content Accelerator from Chrome
Remove Content Accelerator extensions from Google Chrome
- Start Google Chrome and click on Menu icon in the top-right corner. Select Settings in the drop down list.
- Click on Extensions on the left to display installed Chrome extensions. Find Content Accelerator extension and click on "Remove from Chrome" icon.
- Restart your browser.
Remove Content Accelerator from Firefox
Remove Content Accelerator add-on from Mozilla Firefox
- Open Mozilla Firefox and click Menu icon at the top-right corner. Click on Add-ons icon.
- Select Extensions on the sidebar. Find Content Accelerator add-on. Right-click it, and then click Remove button.
- Restart Firefox to complete the removal.
Remove Content Accelerator from Internet Explorer
Remove Content Accelerator extensions from Internet Explorer
- Start Internet Explorer click Tools icon in the top-right corner.
- Click on Manage add-ons option.
- Select Toolbars and Extensions tab on left, right-click on Content Accelerator, and then click Disable option.
- Restart your web browser.
Note: I hope you done by now, and Content Accelerator are gone. However, other malware and adware programs might be present on your computer. If you still see ads displayed by other malicious program, then try to use Content Accelerator Removal Tool that can remove all malicious programs and protect your computer against future infections.
Remove Content Accelerator Adware Infection Completely
Content Accelerator adware might come bundled with other adware programs. Some of ads might also be used by cyber criminals for installing malware and exploiting your computer as a bot for illegal activities. After you remove Content Accelerator you need to run full anti-virus scan with an updated version of your antivirus and rescan your system with anti-spyware program like SpyHunter. This anti-malware software comes with a free scanner, and you can use scan results as a reference for manual malware removal, or opt for an automated one.