Highlightly is an adware that displays popup boxes with highlighted links and other advertisement when you visit most popular websites. It is harmless but annoying, and computer infection via ads is not uncommon. You can detect Highlightly adware by “Brought to You by Highlightly” and like titles displayed in popup boxes.
It is easy to remove Highlightly and get rid of ads displayed in your Chrome, Internet Explorer, or Firefox unless it is the only adware program installed on your computer. This detailed guide helps to uninstall Highlightly and remove web browser extensions related to this adware program.
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What is Highlightly?
Highlightly is an adware that consists of an application and web browser extensions. These components are designed for tracing your web browsing and injecting links on websites that you visit. If you click on such links, then Highlightly ads are displayed. So, it wastes your time, web traffic, and compromises your privacy since gathered information about your habits are often shared among promoters. Highlightly is often distributed with free program downloads. It is deceptively installed unless you disable this optional program before installing the program that you download. Removing Highlightly is quite straight, but other adware that might come with it is often difficult to remove without special tools.
Protection against adware deceptively installed with other programs:
If you want to avoid installing programs like Highlightly, then you need to be careful while installing free programs, or protect your computer with programs like SpyHunter that can trace your installations, warn you on all known threats to your security and privacy, and remove any threat found on your computer.
Pay attention to check boxes placed in a setup wizard for a free program that you are installing. 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.
Highlightly Removal Tool
Highlightly Removal Tool helps to make removal process easy and safe. It comes with anti-spyware program, free online assistance, and money back guaranty. This security pack helps to remove malicious programs and legitimate adware like Highlightly as well as spyware during next one-year for free. Should you prefer automated real time protection against computer threats, then you need Spy Hunter since it provides means for preventing computer infections before they cause problems.
Remove Highlightly Manually
First, you need to uninstall Highlightly using “Add/Remove programs” utility. Then you need to remove web browser add-on components that belong to Highlightly adware.
Use the following guide for manual removal. Then scan your computer with anti-spyware program to make sure that hidden malware and spyware are also removed.
Uninstal Highlightly 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 “Highlightly” and other adware item, and click Remove. Look for other adware programs and uninstall them.
Remove Highlightly from Internet Explorer
Remove Highlightly 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 “Highlightly” and other adware add-ons.
- Select this item and click Disable. Restart your browser.
Remove Highlightly from Firefox
Remove Highlightly 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 “Highlightly” and other adware add-ons. Right-click it, and then click Remove button.
- Restart Firefox to complete the removal.
Remove Highlightly from Chrome
Remove Highlightly 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 “Highlightly” and other adware add-ons.
- Restart your browser.
Note: Manual removal procedures are time consuming, and if your value your time, you can save it by using Highlightly Removal Tool instead of the manual removal. It also helps to scan your system with bundled free anti-spyware program and remove all malicious program that might be running in disguise.
Remove Highlightly Completely
Highlightly 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 Highlightly 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 Highlightly Removal Tool. Both anti-malware scanners are free, and you can always check is your computer infected or not.
Find more about safe practices that can help to prevent computer infections and protect your system against malicious programs.