How to uninstall (remove) Desktop Gadget

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What is Desktop Gadget?

Desktop Gadget – Potentially unwanted program that comes into your computer in the form of an extension to the browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer). This program comes without user consent. Desktop Gadget is an advertising product, since the main problem with this program – distribute advertising, products of partner sites, and so on. After penetrating the computer, Desktop Gadget begins to display banner ads and coupons, promotional links, and more. Thus, the program tries to make the user spend money. In addition, Desktop Gadget can change the settings of your browser home page, configure your computer. Desktop Gadget can redirect the user to other sites and replace the search results. Desktop Gadget – very dangerous program. It can collect and transmit your personal information to third parties. Remove Desktop Gadget now.

How Desktop Gadget gets on your PC?

Malicious software, such as Desktop Gadget, comes to your computer bundled with a free program like archivers, players, converters and other freeware. Some ad sites and sites that distribute free programs can insert adware and malware in their download managers. Potentially unwanted programs come without consent of the user, so users often don’t know that their computer is infected. Always follow the installation process, read the user agreement and select “Advanced” installation type to avoid such problems. Take your time, do not press the “Next” button until then, until you aren’t convinced that the program is safe. If your computer is already infected, then use our instructions to get rid of Desktop Gadget completely.

How to remove Desktop Gadget from your computer?

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

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

Recommended Solution:

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Alternative Solution:

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

 

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You can try both of these products to remove Desktop Gadget

Or uninstall Desktop Gadget manually.

Removing from Control Panel

Windows XP:

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

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

After that remove Desktop Gadget from your browser.

Google Chrome:

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