How to uninstall (remove) Common Dots

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What is Common Dots?

Common Dots is a browser extension that hijacks popular browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. After penetration, the program starts to bother a huge amount of advertising (banners, coupons, links to ad sites, and so on). This ad can appear at any time during your browser. The main task of the developers – this is to get you to make unnecessary purchases. Also after each click on the banner ad developers are paid. This program can significantly reduce the performance of your computer, increase traffic and transfer your personal information and browsing history to third parties. If you find a program Common Dots on your PC, then you urgently need to remove it from your computer.

Common Dots

How Common Dots 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 may contain 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 Advanced type of installation. If Common Dots has already penetrated into your computer, you can use the instructions below.

How to remove Common Dots from your computer?

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

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

Recommended Solution:

Norton is a powerful removal tool. It can remove all instances of newest viruses, similar to Common Dots – files, folders, registry keys.

 

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Alternative Solution:

Thor Antivirus – detects files, registry values and folders of viruses that show the same behavior as Common Dots.

 

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You can try both of these products to remove Common Dots

Or uninstall Common Dots manually.

Removing from Control Panel

Windows XP:

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

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

After that remove Common Dots from your browser.

Google Chrome:

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

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Written by Rami Douafi

Author: Rami Douafi

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