How to Remove ContentExplorer Adware

ContentExplorer is an adware program that displays ads in your web browsers Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. It might be deceptively installed with other free programs from the Internet if you don’t notice its presence and disable ContentExplorer installation that usually is optional. This adware displays advertising for collecting money from your clicks, and ContentExplorer distributors use different ways to facilitate adware installation. It is not malicious, but adware wastes your web traffic and can compromise your privacy. If you want to remove ContentExplorer, then you need to remove all ContentExplorer components installed as a program and as web browser extensions.

This removal guide will help you to remove ContentExplorer manually or with special security software tuned for removing ContentExplorer and other adware programs. SpyHunter offers not only removal but real-time protection against malicious programs and PUP (potentially unwanted programs).

 

What is ContentExplorer?

ContentExplorer is an adware program that displays coupons, deals, and pop-up ads in web browsers Chrome. Firefox, and Internet Explorer. It is often automatically installed with other free program downloads it you fail to notice and disable this optional program bundled with downloaded program. This way of installation is very deceptive because compute user does not expect free gifts of this kind coming with free programs. Removing ContentExplorer is more difficult than uninstalling other programs since web browsers are infected with ContentExplorer components that you need to remove along with a ContentExplorer app.

ContentExplorer adware

Actually, it is not hard to remove ContentExplorer adware manually using instructions below. The only serious problem that computer user might face comes from other adware programs installed with ContentExplorer for profit maximizing. Then you need a free scanner that come with SpyHunter that offers automated ContentExplorer removal that leaves no virus traces that otherwise you would need to remove later using registry cleaners.

Protection against deceptively installed adware programs:

If you want to avoid installing adware products like ContentExplorer, then you need to remember that adware programs are delivered with other free programs, set for automatic installation, and installed unless you disable such optional items. Always pay attention to marked check boxes placed in setup wizard screens and disable additional software unless you know it. Always use “custom” installation instead of “typical”, or “normal” since these options might hide adware programs. Read EULA that might inform you about adware programs and terms of their use.

Protect your computer with programs like Spy Hunter that can trace installation process, warn you on threats, and remove malware on your demand.

 

ContentExplorer Removal Tool

ContentExplorer Removal Tool makes removal process easy and safe for any user. It comes with anti-spyware program, free online assistance, and money back guaranty. This pack helps to remove malicious programs and legitimate spyware and adware that are not addressed by conventional anti-virus products. This helps to increase your security and privacy.

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Remove ContentExplorer Manually

For manual removal you need to uninstall all ContentExplorer components. First, you need to uninstall the program using “Add/Remove programs” utility (“Programs and Features” on Windows 7 and Vista) . You can start this Windows utility program by clicking a link in the Control Panel menu. Then you need to find and remove ContentExplorer add-ons from your web browsers and reset browser settings to defaults or to your proffered ones.

Use the following guide for manual removal. Then scan your computer with antispyware program to make sure that other hidden malicious programs are also removed.

Uninstal ContentExplorer adware program

  • Click Start button, and then click Control Panel in the system Start menu.
  • Double-click “Add or Remove Programs” (“Programs and Features” for Win7 and Vista) in the Control Panel menu window.
  • Scroll through the program list, highlight “ContentExplorer” item, and click Remove. Look for other adware programs and uninstall them.

 

Remove ContentExplorer from Internet Explorer

Remove ContentExplorer add-ons from Internet Explorer Browsers

  • Start the browser and find Tools in top menu.
  • Pick Manage add-ons.
  • Select Toolbars and Extensions on left, and look for “ContentExplorer” add-ons.
  • Select this item and click Disable. Restart your browser.

Remove ContentExplorer from Firefox

Remove ContentExplorer add-on from Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Mozilla Firefox and find Tools in top menu.
  • Click it and select Add-ons.
  • Select Extensions on the sidebar.
  • Find “ContentExplorer” add-ons. Right-click it, and then click Remove button.
  • Restart Firefox to complete the removal.

Remove ContentExplorer from Chrome

Remove ContentExplorer add-ons for Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome and click on the Wrench icon in the top-right corner.
  • Choose Settings from the drop down list.
  • Click on Extensions on the left to display installed extensions.
  • Find and Disable/Delete all “ContentExplorer” add-ons.
  • Restart your browser.

Removing ContentExplorer Components

Remove ContentExplorer entries from system registry:

HKU\S-1-5-21-4166692921-2538036398-54097040-1000\Software\ContentExplorer
HKU\S-1-5-21-4166692921-2538036398-54097040-1000\Software\LVMaintenance
HKU\S-1-5-21-4166692921-2538036398-54097040-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\ContentExplorer: “”C:\Users
\[USER_NAME]\AppData\Roaming\ContentExplorer\ContentExplorer.exe””
HKU\S-1-5-21-4166692921-2538036398-54097040-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\LVMaintenance: “C:\Users\[USER_NAME]\AppData\Roaming\LVMaintenance\LVMaintenance.exe”

How to Edit Windows Registry

 

Delete ContentExplorer files and folders:

C:\Users\[USER_NAME]\AppData\Roaming\ContentExplorer\certutil.exe
C:\Users\[USER_NAME]\AppData\Roaming\ContentExplorer\ContentExplorer.exe
C:\Users\[USER_NAME]\AppData\Roaming\ContentExplorer\libnspr4.dll
C:\Users\[USER_NAME]\AppData\Roaming\ContentExplorer\libplc4.dll
C:\Users\[USER_NAME]\AppData\Roaming\ContentExplorer\libplds4.dll
C:\Users\[USER_NAME]\AppData\Roaming\ContentExplorer\makecert.exe
C:\Users\[USER_NAME]\AppData\Roaming\ContentExplorer\nss3.dll
C:\Users\[USER_NAME]\AppData\Roaming\ContentExplorer\RootCert.cer
C:\Users\[USER_NAME]\AppData\Roaming\ContentExplorer\smime3.dll
C:\Users\[USER_NAME]\AppData\Roaming\ContentExplorer\softokn3.dll
C:\Users\[USER_NAME]\AppData\Roaming\ContentExplorer\uninstall.exe
C:\Users\[USER_NAME]\AppData\Roaming\LVMaintenance\CEUpdaterInstall.dll
C:\Users\[USER_NAME]\AppData\Roaming\LVMaintenance\CEUpdaterInstall.InstallState
C:\Users\[USER_NAME]\AppData\Roaming\LVMaintenance\icon.ico
C:\Users\[USER_NAME]\AppData\Roaming\LVMaintenance\LVMaintenance.exe
C:\Windows\Installer\26eb2d.msi
C:\Users\[USER_NAME]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\My\Keys
C:\Users\[USER_NAME]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Installer\
C:\Users\[USER_NAME]\AppData\Roaming\ContentExplorer
C:\Users\[USER_NAME]\AppData\Roaming\LVMaintenance

How to Show Hidden Files

 

Note: This manual removal procedure for ContentExplorer is easy to follow. So, other malware and adware programs might be present on your computer, and you need other guides to remove them. ContentExplorer Removal Tool makes it easy for you to detect and remove other malicious programs quickly and efficiently.

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SpyHunter is definitely one of the best malware removal tools that offers you a wide range of options for malware removal, reliable anti-malware protection, and easy of use.

  • Free online support helps to remove complex computer infections
  • Free anti-malware scanner is truly helpful for manual removal
  • Reliable real-time protection against malicijus programs
  • Lot of features and easy of use for anyone

SpyHunter Malware Security Suite offers anti-malware and anti-spyware protection that helps to prevent identity theft and protect your security and privacy.

 

Remove ContentExplorer Completely

ContentExplorer adware might be spread in a bundle with other like programs and it might be also used by cyber criminals for spying on you and exploiting your computer as a bot for illegal internet scams. After you remove ContentExplorer 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 or one that comes with ContentExplorer Removal Tool. Both anti-malware scanners are free, and you can always check is your computer infected or not.

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