FiveInstall is an adware program. It hijacks web browsers Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome, spies on you browsing history, and displays ads and deals that can attract your clicks. Such clicks on FiveInstall advertising bring profit to this adware owners and distributors that help to install FiveInstall. That is probably why the installation is often deceptive. FiveInstall is bundled with popular free programs and set for being automatically installed unless you notice and disable this optional adware. I guess you did not, and now you want to remove FiveInstall from your computer. It is a good idea. While FiveInstall is not malicious by design, any adware presents some threats to your security and privacy.
If you want to get rid of FiveInstall ads and deals displayed in your Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer, then you need to remove FiveInstall extensions, add-ons, and browser helper objects installed in these web browsers. You also need to remove similarly named Windows application just as you would remove any other Windows program. You can remove FiveInstall components manually by following this guide. However, other adware that might be present in a bundle or installed somehow else can bring you a hard time since you need to see what to kill first. SpyHunter offers a free scanner that shows you all you need, and it can automatically remove FiveInstall and other malware form your infected computer.
If you want to remove FiveInstall and other malware as well, then use SpyHunter. This program offers a real-time protection that can protect you against future trouble. It has a truly reliable malware detection and timely updated virus database. It also provides a free online support for removing viruses that the software cannot access for some reason. So, ads in your web browser caused by any adware program will be gone.
What is FiveInstall?
FiveInstall is adware developed for making money out of computer users’ clicks on ads displayed in web browsers. Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer are infected as the most used ones. Watching ads is not what people like, and adware activities waste web traffic and slow your computer system. It also traces web browsing history and might cause some privacy issues if this information is sold to third parties e.g. advertisers and potential email spammers. So, FiveInstall is often deceptively installed with other free programs distributed over the web.
FiveInstall consist of the program that manages all the process and web browser plugins and extensions installed into each of most commonly used web browsers. This makes removing FiveInstall more complicated than removing other Windows programs. You need to be careful while installing free programs since it takes less time than removing FiveInstall from your computer. This guide describes what you need for removing this adware and other like threats.
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” installation instead of “typical”, or “normal” since these options might hide adware programs.
FiveInstall Adware Removal ToolFiveInstall Removal Tool is a part of SpyHunter that easily remove FiveInstall and other malicious programs found on your computer. It detects all malicious elements and tracking cookies related to FiveInstall malware. Free scanner shows you all the details and helps to delete FiveInstall components manually if you want. This software is timely updated and offers a free professional support for removing mutating viruses. It helps to remove stubborn PUP (potentially unwanted programs) and spyware, protects DNS connection, your web browsers, ActiveX components, and other system elements form malware infection. SpyHunter helps to guard your computer against FiveInstall and other threats. It protects your security and privacy.
Remove FiveInstall Ads Manually
For manual removal you need to uninstall all FiveInstall components. Use the following guide for manual removal. Then scan your computer with anti-spyware program to make sure that other hidden malicious programs are also removed.
Uninstall FiveInstall 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 "FiveInstall" 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 FiveInstall 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 FiveInstall program. Then, click "Uninstall" button and confirm program removal.
Uninstall FiveInstall on Windows XP
Uninstalling FiveInstall 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 FiveInstall program. Then, click "Remove" button.
Remove FiveInstall from Chrome
Remove FiveInstall 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 FiveInstall extension and click on "Remove from Chrome" icon.
- Restart your browser.
Remove FiveInstall from Firefox
Remove FiveInstall 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 FiveInstall add-on. Right-click it, and then click Remove button.
- Restart Firefox to complete the removal.
Remove FiveInstall from Internet Explorer
Remove FiveInstall 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 FiveInstall, and then click Disable option.
- Restart your web browser.
Note: This manual removal procedure is quite time consuming. If your value your time, then you can save it by using SpyHunter for malware removal and anti-malware protection instead of the manual removal. Scan your system for free and see how many malicious programs are present on your computer.
Remove FiveInstall Adware Infection Completely
FiveInstall adware might be spread in a bundle with other like programs. As a result, your system might be also infected with malicious programs used by cyber criminals for stealing money and illegal activities. After you remove FiveInstall adware you have to run full anti-virus scan with an updated version of your antivirus. Then it is a good idea to scan your system with anti-malware program like SpyHunter 4. This software comes with a free professional support and a free scanners that you can use for manual malware removal, or opt for an automated removal process that is more safe and reliable.