How to Remove Playzy Toolbar

Playzy is a fancy toolbar installed in web browsers for advertising. I provides links to some popular websites that offer entertainment and information for various fans. However, it is ad-supported. Playzy is installed with other freeware and can come with adware that hijacks your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome for spying on you browsing history and displaying ads and deals that can attract your clicks. Such clicks on Playzy advertising bring profit to this adware owners and distributors that help to install Playzy. That is probably why the installation is often deceptive. Playzy is bundled with popular free programs and set for being automatically installed unless you notice and disable this optional adware. While Playzy is not malicious by design, any adware presents some threats to your security and privacy.

If you want to get rid of Playzy ads and deals displayed in your Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer, then you need to remove Playzy 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 Playzy 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 Playzy and other malware form your infected computer.

Playzy adware

If you want to remove Playzy and other malicious programs as well as protect your computer against future infections and deceptively installed programs, then use SpyHunter. It comes with real-time protection and have truly reliable malware detection rate. This program also provide very useful free scan results that might help you with Playzy manual removal.

 

What is Playzy?

Playzy is a program that promises to make your web browsing more specific, and this means also 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 Playzy before installing a free program, than Playzy 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, Playzy 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 Playzy, then this guide is for you. It is easy to remove Playzy 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:

SpyHunter can protect your computer against various malware infections that are wide-spread today. 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.

 

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Playzy Removal Tool is a part of SpyHunter that easily remove Playzy and other malicious programs found on your computer. It detects all malicious elements and tracking cookies related to Playzy malware. Free scanner shows you all the details and helps to delete Playzy 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 Playzy and other threats. It protects your security and privacy.

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Remove Playzy from Windows

You need to uninstall Playzy application using “Add/Remove programs” utility. Then, you need to remove web browser add-on components that belong to Playzy adware.

Use the following guide for manual removal, or scan your computer with anti-malware for removing other malicious programs from your infected computer.

 

Uninstall Playzy on Windows 8

  1. On Metro screen click on "Search" icon. Then, type "Remove Program" in the input box and click on "Uninstall a program" menu option.

  2. Access Uninstall from Metro on Windows 8

    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"

    Access Uninstall from Windows 8 Desktop

    Optional: Click on "Control Panel" option. Find and click "Uninstall a Program" link in the menu list placed under "Programs" menu option.

  3. Select "Playzy" program and click "Uninstall" button at the top of the list.

  4. Uninstall Programs on Windows 8

 


Uninstall Playzy on Windows 7, Vista

  1. Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop and select "Control Panel" option on the right

  2. Access Control Panel from Windows 7 Start Menu

  3. Click on "Programs and Features" menu option in the Control Panel

  4. Access Uninstall from Control Panel on Windows 7

  5. Search the program list and highlight Playzy program. Then, click "Uninstall" button and confirm program removal.

  6. Uninstall Programs on Windows 7

 


Uninstall Playzy on Windows XP

Uninstalling Playzy from Windows XP is very similar to one shown above. There are minor differences in a process:

  1. Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop.
  2. Select "Control Panel" in the menu on the right
  3. Find and double-click "Add/Remove Programs" list item in the Control Panel
  4. Search the program list and click on Playzy program. Then, click "Remove" button.

 


Remove Playzy from Chrome

Remove Playzy extensions from Google Chrome

  1. Start Google Chrome and click on Menu icon in the top-right corner. Select Settings in the drop down list.

  2. Access Chrome Settings from Chrome Menu

  3. Click on Extensions on the left to display installed Chrome extensions. Find Playzy extension and click on "Remove from Chrome" icon.

  4. Remove Chrome Extension

  5. Restart your browser.


Remove Playzy from Firefox

Remove Playzy add-on from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox and click Menu icon at the top-right corner. Click on Add-ons icon.

  2. Access Add-ons from Firefox Menu

  3. Select Extensions on the sidebar. Find Playzy add-on. Right-click it, and then click Remove button.

  4. Remove Add-on from Firefox

  5. Restart Firefox to complete the removal.


Remove Playzy from Internet Explorer

Remove Playzy extensions from Internet Explorer

  1. Start Internet Explorer click Tools icon in the top-right corner.
  2. Click on Manage add-ons option.

  3. Access Add-ons from Internet Explorer Menu

  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions tab on left, right-click on Playzy, and then click Disable option.

  5. Remove Extensions from Internet Explorer

  6. Restart your web browser.

Playzy Infection Components:

Remove Playzy entries from system registry:

SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{121C6AF3-6778-4360-AFDB-57BD4E3E4343}
SOFTWARE\Playzy
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{121C6AF3-6778-4360-AFDB-57BD4E3E4343}
SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\Playzy Updater
SYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\Playzy Updater
SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Playzy Updater

How to Edit Windows Registry

 

Delete Playzy files and folders:

%APPDATA%\Playzy
%PROGRAMFILES%\Playzy
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Playzy

How to Show Hidden Files

 

Note: I hope you done by now, and Playzy 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 Playzy Removal Tool that can remove all malicious programs and protect your computer against future infections.

 

Remove Playzy Adware Infection Completely

Playzy adware might be spread in a bundle with other like programs, and some of these programs might be spread by cyber criminals as spyware and bots for illegal internet scams. After you remove Playzy you need to run full antivirus scan with an updated version of your antivirus. Scan your system with anti-malware program like SpyHunter for removing threats that are not accessed by anti-virus products.

If this guide is helpful, share it with other victims and friends who might suffer similar infection

 

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