PureLeads is a tricky adware program that claims to protect user against bad websites and correct URLs if some are spelled incorrectly. It offers “correct” replacements instead, very likely promoted ones. PureLeads hijacks web browsers and displays popup ads in Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. Adware activity wastes your web traffic and compromises your privacy. Ad-supported plugins, like PureLeads, collect information about your web browsing history and display ads related to it. More clicks – more money. If you want to remove PureLeads, you need to find and remove program and browser extensions related to this adware. Read the following PureLeads removal guide for details.
This removal guide will help you to remove PureLeads manually. However, if you also want to remove other malware and protect your computer and web browsers against malicious programs, it is better to use SpyHunter as a PureLeads removal tool. It offers a free anti-malware scanner that provides very comprehensive scan results that help to remove malware and PUP (potentially unwanted programs) manually.
What is PureLeads?
PureLeads is an adware developed for making money out of displayed ads. While it is not malicious, PureLeads traces your web browsing history and might cause some privacy issues such as new spam that appear in your email box. It also wastes web traffic and limit your system performance during web browsing. PureLeads consists of a Windows application that manages all the adware processes and web browser extensions installed into Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. This makes removing PureLeads more complicated than removing other windows programs. It is better to be careful while installing free programs since inspecting setup wizards for bundled programs takes less of your time than PureLeads removal.
Protection against adware deceptive installation:
If you want to avoid installing adware like PureLeads, then remember that this kind of programs is set for automatic installation and the information about adware bundled to your download is definitely not the first thing they want you to see. Pay attention to marked check boxes in setup wizards for free programs and set on “custom” installation option instead of “typical” because the last might hide bundled adware. Be careful while installing free programs. Use SpyHunter 4 for a real-time anti-malware protection, reliable malware detection, and clean and safe removal of various threats from your computer.
PureLeads Adware Removal Tool
SpyHunter is a great PureLeads Removal Tool. It helps to remove PureLeads and other malicious programs found on your computer. Thorough process of detection let remove residual damages let by malicious program in your system even if such programs was removed by your anti-virus software. This security tool is frequently updated and has a very reliable malware detection rate. It means that real-time anti-malware protection offered with SpyHunter is truly reliable. If you use it as PureLeads Removal Tool, you will also get a free online support that helps to solve problems and remove even the most complicated computer infections. Real-time protection helps to guard your computer against malware infections and PUPs similar to PureLeads.
Remove PureLeads Ads Manually
For manual removal you need to uninstall all PureLeads 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 PureLeads extensions 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 PureLeads 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 “PureLeads” item, and click Remove. Look for other adware programs and uninstall them.
Remove PureLeads Ads from Internet Explorer
Remove PureLeads extensions 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 “PureLeads” extensions.
- Select this item and click Disable. Restart your browser.
Remove PureLeads Ads from Firefox
Remove PureLeads 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 “PureLeads” add-ons. Right-click it, and then click Remove button.
- Restart Firefox to complete the removal.
Remove PureLeads Ads from Chrome
Remove PureLeads extensions 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 “PureLeads” extensions.
- Restart your browser.
Note: Manual PureLeads removal is not very difficult for a user with an average skill. However, there might be other malicious programs that can cause similar problems or even more serious consequences to your security. Then, you need to remove all of these infections manually, or use software for detection and removal. SpyHunter and PureLeads Removal Tool let you detect and remove other malicious programs quickly and efficiently.
Remove PureLeads Adware Infection Completely
PureLeads 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 PureLeads 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 PureLeads Removal Tool. Both anti-malware scanners are free, and you can always check is your computer infected or not.
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