Have you encountered Identity Protector in your system ? Is it doing various unwanted activities and creates disturbance in the all the computing works. Are you getting pop up ads and some unwanted notifications on the screen while web browsing ? Have you been redirected on the unsafe websites? Does the installed application in the system became unresponding? Have you noticed that the system performance is getting too low. If you are going through all these situations and looking for the bets solution to remove Identity Protector from your PC then you have come to the right place. Go through this post and get help…
What is Identity Protector?
Identity Protector is a very irritating and annoying pop-up ads which is classified as an advertised adware program. Usually this type of adware program get installed into the targeted system silently by using certain deceptive or tricky method without asking for user approval. It often gets bundled with freeware packages, Spam-emails or junk mail attachments, untrusted webpages, malicious or porn sites, infected media devices, P2P file sharing network etc. It is specially created for promoting sponsored product. Constant Fun drives the web traffic on various suspicious websites and spread scam on the affected computer. This type of adware may open the System backdoor to invite other harmful malware infection into the targeted System. Identity Protector can attacks on all browsers.
Identity Protector simply results due to adware infection bringing plethora of problems for the users. Once this adware successfully is installed into the targeted System, it will also install various other infected program and run its processes without asking for user approval to consumes more System resources and CPU usage which as a result slows down your System and Internet speed. may, so that your System start to behave weirdly. After intruding into your System, it may connect you with remote hackers to steal your all personal information. Identity Protector is difficult to get rid of the browser easily. This is the reason why it creates lots of damages into the targeted System. It is really very necessary to remove Identity Protector from System as soon as possible to safeguard PC from further damages.
Identity Protector mainly intrude into the PC through:
Free programs downloaded from untrusted websites.
Opening junk or spam attached mails.
Through system loopholes.
File sharing through peer to peer network
Connecting any infected peripheral devices with the computer
Using outdated antivirus program
Surfing distrustful websites or clicking on pestiferous links.
Problem aroused because of Identity Protector
Keeps redirecting you to shaky domain that may cause more and more infection to the compromised PC.
Modifies all the earlier settings of the browser and renew it according to its need.
Can replace homepage and default search engine with new one.
Disclose your privacy with cyber offender.
Modifies system settings and make it sluggish and non working.
Capable to hit registry entries or startup files.
Can corrupt any applications or programs that may lead to data loss also.
Note: To repair your browser settings and get rid of unwanted advertisements from search results or web pages, we suggest you remove the PUP as soon as possible. The guide below shows you how to delete it manually. Can’t wait to see the bothersome app disappear? Use a powerful tool to remove it now!
Removal instructions for Identity Protector:
Step1: Scan your computer with SpyHunter
SpyHunter is a tool that detects and removes malware including Trojans, rootkits, rogue programs, adware, spyware and so on with advanced technology. It can help find and clear all the malicious threats on your PC entirely and quickly. If your computer suffers from annoying pop-up ads caused by adware or other malware problems, we suggest you run SpyHunter to perform a scan of your system and ensure that your machine is free of viruses. With SpyHunter, the annoying adware will be erased within minutes. Follow the steps below to get rid of Identity Protector by using the tool.
When SpyHunter has finished downloading, please double-click on the spyhunter-installer.exe icon and start the installation
When the tool is installed, it will automatically run on your PC. Make sure it is up to date and this can help you detect and clear the cyber infections effectively.
To scan the PC, click on Scan Computer now button. SpyHunter will now start to search for adware and other malicious files that may be installed on your computer.
When the scan has completed, a screen showing the threats that SpyHunter has detected will appear in front of you. Below the threats are their brief introductions. To remove the malicious programs found, click on the “Fix Threats” button.
Note: If you haven’t purchased the full version of SpyHunter, a pop-up will ask you to register for the product first when you click on the “Fix Threats” button. Follow the instructions given to complete the registration and upgrade, you will be able to remove the threats completely.
Step2: Uninstall Identity Protector from Control Panel
- Click on the Start button in the bottom the taskbar or press the Windows key to open the Start menu.
- Click Settings in the menu.
- Click System on the Settings menu.
- Choose Apps & features from the left pane of the System menu.
- Select the unwanted program and click on Uninstall button.
- Confirm the software removal by clicking on Uninstall.
In Windows 7/Vista, click on the Start button and click on Control Panel. In Windows 8, right click on Start button and select Control Panel from the menu.
Click on Programs and Features or Uninstall a program under Programs depending on your view by: settings.
When all the programs installed on your computer are displayed, find Identity Protector and click on Uninstall button.
Note: If you’re prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
- Click on Start button and select Control Panel.
- Double click on Add/Remove Programs.
- Highlight the program you want to uninstall and click on Remove button.
Friendly reminder: If the program isn’t listed, you need to check the information that came with the program and locate its uninstaller process. Then uninstall the program manually. If you find it difficult to find its folder, use a professional removal tool to help detect and remove the unwanted program quickly and easily.
Step3: Remove Identity Protector add-ons/extensions
Click on Tools or the Gear Icon located on the top right corner (for IE11), and then click Manage Add-ons.
Under Add-on Types, select Toolbars and Extensions.
Under toolbars and extensions, select the adware related add-on and click on Remove button to delete it.
Click the Firefox menu icon “≡” in the top left-hand corner of the browser window and choose “Add-ons” from the menu to open an Add-ons Manager page. Or you can click on “Tools” from the menu bar near the top of the browser window and choose “Add-ons.”
In the Add-ons Manager page, select Extensions on the left side.
Find any unknown or dubious add-on, click on Remove button to uninstall it entirely from Firefox.
Restart Firefox to complete the process.
Click the Chrome menu icon “≡” at the top right of the browser window, choose “More Tools” and choose “Extensions“.
A chrome://extensions/ page will open and all the extensions installed in Chrome will be displayed.
Find the extension related to the adware and click “Remove”(trashcan icon) to delete it completely.
Click on Opera at the top left corner of the browser.
Select Extensions from the drop-down menu and then select Extensions manager.
Find Identity Protector and remove it.
Select the Safari dropdown menu and click the Preferences button.
Choose the Extensions tab in the pop-up window.
Find the extension you want to remove, select it and click on Uninstall button.
Note: If you have trouble with removing any browser add-ons/plug-ins, try Max Spyware Detector, a powerful antispyware program that is able to detect, block and remove suspicious or harmful browser plug-ins and websites.
Step4: Reset your browser settings to defaults (Optional)
You can restore your browser settings if Identity Protector changed your settings without your knowledge. Browser settings including the default homepage, default search engine, new tab and so on will be restored to the original settings but your saved bookmarks and passwords won’t be cleared or changed.
- Click on Tools, and then select Internet Options from the menu.
- In the Internet options window, go to the Advanced tab and then click on Reset button.
- In the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box, check the Delete personal settings option and click Resetto confirm.
- When resetting browser settings is completed, please click Close and then click OK.
- Click on Help on the menu bar and then select Troubleshooting Information.
- Click on Refresh Firefox button in the Troubleshooting information page.
- When the Reset Firefox dialog box appears, click on Refresh Firefox button to confirm the changes.
- Click on the Google Chrome menu button in the top-right corner of the browser and select Settings from the menu.
- In the chrome settings page, scroll down to the bottom and click on Show Advanced Settings.
Click on Reset browser settings button at the bottom of the page.
- When the Reset Browser Settings dialog box pops up, click on Reset button. Then SecuriDex will be deleted from Chrome completely.
- Open Opera and type opera://about in the address bar.
- In the About Opera page, go to the Paths section.
Note the Profile and Cache values. In my case, they have following path:
C:\Users\winaero\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable
C:\Users\winaero\AppData\Local\Opera Software\Opera Stable
- Close Opera and then delete these two folders: Profile and Cache.
- Now run Opera. All its settings will be reverted to their defaults.
- Click on the gear icon in the top right corner and click on the Reset Safari in the drop-down menu.
- When a warning dialog box appears, click on the Reset button to complete the process.
- Safari will restart automatically.
Cleaning an Infected Windows PC
According to a recent survey, we found that Identity Protector is classified as a browser hijacker that is developed by its creators to access to the victim’s computer to obtain information. Some changes may occur once the advertising software installs on the victim’s browser. Your Internet Explorer is forced to access certain websites than other similar sites so that the visiting traffics of its sponsored sites can increase. It will also promote designated products which are unreliable by promoting the discount coupons. Identity Protector breaks into a target system to perform certain changes including hijacking the browser, displaying error pages and promoting unnecessary ads on your computer. Basically, if you download an unknown free program from the Internet, you will have the opportunity to get the adware. Therefore, you should try to download online resources from trusted sources. The most important now is to remove Identity Protector from your computer as soon as possible.