How to uninstall (remove) Revenyou

What is Revenyou?

Revenyou is a browser extension that comes bundled with free software without user consent. Revenyou hijack popular browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. Revenyou distributes and displays promotional products in the form of banner ads, coupons, and more. Thus, Revenyou promotes products of popular sites as Amazon, eBay and so on. Advertising that Revenyou shows can occur at any point of your browsing. It constantly interfere with the user. Revenyou also adds a browser toolbar, which is a big part of the screen. The developers of this program claim that Revenyou created in order to help the user to make purchases. In fact, this program is designed for developers and authors of advertising sites to earn money. In general, Revenyou isn’t a virus, but this program is one of the potentially unwanted programs. Because of this, we recommend that you uninstall (remove) Revenyou right now.

Revenyou ads

How Revenyou gets on your PC?

Malicious programs, such as Revenyou, come to the computer as an extension to the browser. Scheme of penetration of potentially unwanted software can change constantly. Most often, these programs (extension) come into your PC without the user’s consent, but it is worth noting that this is due to the negligence of the user. Many ad sites create their own download managers. Each time when you download some free software, try to pay attention to what you are offered to install. Sometimes, simply uncheck the element that seems suspicious to you. Always try to read the user agreement, don’t hurry to click “Next”. Carefully follow the installation process. Resort to using third-party programs that can help you to protect your computer. If your PC is already infected, then use our instructions listed below.

How to remove Revenyou from your computer?

To uninstall Revenyou remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

According to our tests there are 3 products that have Revenyou in their database. Please, use them to remove Revenyou.

Recommended Solution:

SpyHunter 4 – fully removes all instances of Revenyou – files, folders, registry keys.

 

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Alternative Solutions:

1. Stronghold Antimalware – detects files, registry values and folders of Revenyou.

 

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2. Malwarebytes Antimalware – finds Revenyou – can clean up leftover items after removal.

 

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Or uninstall Revenyou manually.

Removing from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Revenyou.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Revenyou and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Revenyou, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

After that remove Revenyou from your browser.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Revenyou.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Revenyou.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Revenyou.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Remove following registry entries:


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Written by Rami Douafi

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