What is Content Explorer?

Content Explorer is a browser hijacker. It is set on your browser as an extension. Once installed in your browser toolbar appear this program. Content Explorer also change your homepage and settings on your browser. When browsing Content Explorer will constantly display banner ads, coupons and other unnecessary things. Primarily Content Explorer aimed at making money, so it’s starting to learn the history of views and give you advertising based on your preferences. The most dangerous thing is that apart from browsing history Content Explorer access to all your personal data, such as passwords, address, credit card and other things. Content Explorer also can transmit these data to third parties. It is therefore necessary to remove Content Explorer now . Do not delay this problem.

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How Content Explorer gets on your PC?

Most programs of this type are installed on a computer without the user’s consent. This is set bundled with other free programs. The number of these programs is increasing. Also, many popular sites develop their own installers, in which introduce unwanted software. People do not realize that it is set. To avoid such situations, you need to be careful and carefully follow the process of downloading or installing unknown programs. We must always remember that each program now has many analogues, so choose the most well-known and trusted programs.

How to remove Content Explorer from your computer?

To uninstall Content Explorer remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files of it.

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You can try both of these products to remove Content Explorer

Or uninstall Content Explorer manually.

Removing from Control Panel

Windows XP:

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

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

After that remove Content Explorer from your browser.

Google Chrome:

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


HKUS-1-5-21-4166692921-2538036398-54097040-1000SoftwareLVMaintenance
HKUS-1-5-21-4166692921-2538036398-54097040-1000SoftwareContentExplorer
HKUS-1-5-21-4166692921-2538036398-54097040-1000SoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun
Value: LVMaintenance
Data: C:UsersUserNameAppDataRoamingLVMaintenanceLVMaintenance.exe
HKUS-1-5-21-4166692921-2538036398-54097040-1000SoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun
Value: ContentExplorer
Data: C:UsersUserNameAppDataRoamingContentExplorerContentExplorer.exe

Then remove following files:


juYr.dat
juYr.dll
juYr.tlb
juYr.x64.dll
3Hxkc.dat
3Hxkc.exe
jogeoldcnfafmjcjbfgiakcmgbfenjak.crx
20140506105440.log
3Hxkc.dat
Custom.dll
Readme.txt
Setup.dat
Setup.exe
Setup.ico
TsuDll.dll
_Setup.dll

And these folders


C:Program FilesContent Explorer
C:ProgramData74891cb990e39efb
C:ProgramDataAppReady Software
C:ProgramDataContent Explorer
C:UsersAll Users74891cb990e39efb
C:UsersAll UsersAppReady Software
C:UsersAll UsersContent Explorer

Written by Aleksei Abalmasov

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