What is Adwind

Adwind is a browser extension that comes bundled with free software without user consent. Adwind promises to help users find the best offers in popular stores such as eBay, Amazon and so on. Adwind displays a bunch of promotional items such as banners, coupons, and other promotional links. In fact, many coupons and offers are not valid. Also, Adwind increases the traffic and slow down your browser. Adwind removal is not easy, ’cause it creates its registry entries and copies its files all over your PC. Even if you will uninstall Adwind from the control panel, it can be restored again. If you find Adwind on your PC, you need to uninstall this potentially unwanted program(PUP) following our instructions below.

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How Adwind gets on your PC?

Programs, that are among the potentially unwanted programs come bundled with free software. Typically, such programs penetrate the PC without the user’s consent. Because of this, many users do not realize that a computer is infected with malware and the PC is at great risk. However, it is worth noting that the main reason for such penetrations – carelessness user. People do not read the terms and conditions during the installation of free software. It was there that might contain a consent to install PUP. Also, during the installation, ensure that the installer did not offer you a third-party software. To prevent such problems, you should always follow the installation process, read the terms and conditions, do not agree to install additional software, and select the Advanced type of installation. If Adwind has already penetrated your computer, you can use the instructions below.

How to remove Adwind from your computer?

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

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have Adwind in their database. You can try to use them for removing Adwind.

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Alternative Solution:

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You can try both of these products to remove Adwind

Or uninstall Adwind manually.

Step 1: Remove Adwind from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Adwind.
  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 Adwind 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 Adwind, select it and click Uninstall.

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

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate Adwind and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove Adwind from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Adwind from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Adwind.
  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 Adwind.
  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 Adwind.
  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.

Step 3: Remove following files and folders of Adwind:

Remove following registry entries:

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Written by Rami Douafi

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