What is DeskFavorites?

DeskFavorites – a malicious program that comes as an extension to the browser without the user’s consent. DeskFavorites hijacks popular browsers, e.g. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. After penetrating the computer, this program starts to display banners, coupons and pop-ups, which may relate to a popular partner sites (eBay, AliExpress, and so on). Thus, DeskFavorites is trying to force users to spend money. This program promises to help the user to save money; in fact, most of the offers are not real. Also DeskFavorites change your browser settings, change the homepage, reduce your computer’s performance, and so on. DeskFavorites collects personal information and transmits it to third parties. If the DeskFavorites has infected your PC, remove it immediately.

DeskFavorites

How DeskFavorites gets on your PC?

DeskFavorites refers to the number of potentially unwanted software. These programs come on a computer without the user’s consent. Typically, PUP penetrates a computer bundled with free software, such as players, converters or archivers, and so on. Malware can be hidden in the Download manager or Installation Manager. You need to remember a few simple things to protect your PC against the penetration of potentially unwanted programs. Always follow the installation process carefully. Also, you must choose the “Advanced” or “Full” installation type in order to see the hidden elements of the installation. Don’t press the “Next” if you aren’t sure in any component of the program. Read reviews about this program and use special programs that will help you to protect your PC. If your computer is already infected, then use our instructions to remove DeskFavorites.

How to remove DeskFavorites from your computer?

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

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

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Alternative Solution:

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You can try both of these products to remove DeskFavorites

Or uninstall DeskFavorites manually.

Step 1: Remove DeskFavorites from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find DeskFavorites.
  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 DeskFavorites 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 DeskFavorites, 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 DeskFavorites 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 DeskFavorites from your browser.

Step 2: Remove DeskFavorites from browsers

Google Chrome:

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

Remove following registry entries:

no information

Remove following files:

DeskFavorites.dll

Remove following folders

%PROGRAMFILES%\DeskFavorites\

Written by Rami Douafi

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