PursuePoint is an adware that promises a superior buying experience for savings. However, this program is often installed without user’s consent along with free programs from websites that employ bundling practices for monetizing. PursuePoint is not malicious, however adware is not safe either because tracking of your web browsing history might cause some privacy problems if your profile is shared among promoters. Besides that, PursuePoint can waste your web traffic for activities that you don’t really need.
If you want to get rid of PursuePoint ads and deals displayed in your Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer, then you need to remove PursuePoint extensions, add-ons, and browser helper objects installed in these web browsers. You also need to remove similarly named Windows aplication just as you would remove any other Windows program. You can remove PursuePoint 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 PursuePoint and other malware form your infected computer.
This guide helps to remove PursuePoint manually or using special security software designed for PursuePoint removal. SpyHunter not only removes malicious programs. It offers a real-time protection against malware and PUP (potentially unwanted programs) that are not removed by anti-virus software.
What is PursuePoint?
PursuePoint 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 computer system down. 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, PursuePoint is often deceptively installed with other free programs distributed over the web.
PursuePoint 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 PursuePoint more complicated than removing other Windows programs. You better be careful while installing free programs since it takes less time than removing PursuePoint from your computer. This guide describes what you need for removing this adware and other like threats.
Protection against deceptively installed adware:
If you want to avoid installing adware like PursuePoint, 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.
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Remove PursuePoint Ads Manually
You need to uninstall all the PursuePoint components manually. First you need to uninstall the program using “Add/Remove programs”. Then you need to remove web browser add-on components that belong to PursuePoint.
Use the following guide for manual removal. Then scan your computer with anti-malware and anti-virus software to make sure that other threats are found and removed.
Uninstall PursuePoint 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 "PursuePoint" 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 PursuePoint 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 PursuePoint program. Then, click "Uninstall" button and confirm program removal.
Uninstall PursuePoint on Windows XP
Uninstalling PursuePoint 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 PursuePoint program. Then, click "Remove" button.
Remove PursuePoint from Chrome
Remove PursuePoint 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 PursuePoint extension and click on "Remove from Chrome" icon.
- Restart your browser.
Remove PursuePoint from Firefoxh4>Remove PursuePoint 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 PursuePoint add-on. Right-click it, and then click Remove button.
- Restart Firefox to complete the removal.
Remove PursuePoint from Internet Explorer
Remove PursuePoint 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 PursuePoint, and then click Disable option.
- Restart your web browser.
Note: This manual removal procedure for PursuePoint is easy to follow. So, other malware and adware programs might be present on your computer, and you need other guides to remove them. PursuePoint Removal Tool makes it easy for you to detect and remove other malicious programs quickly and efficiently.
Remove PursuePoint Adware Infection Completely
Note: It is possible that your computer is infected with other adware programs. You can check suspicious program names with the list of advare removal tools names and see if it match. If they match, than the program belongs to adware and our removal tools can handle it for sure. Actually, they can remove hundreds thousands of viruses, but there is always a gray area where any anti-virus fails. So, this checking procedure is very helpful while real scanning for viruses is definitely better.
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