How to uninstall (remove) DownloadBoss

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What is DownloadBoss?

DownloadBoss – is a program that comes on the computer as a browser extension and hijacks popular browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. The main objective of this program is the dissemination of advertisements. After penetrating the computer, DownloadBoss begins to display a huge amount of advertising, banners and coupons, pop-ups and so on. These promotional products may refer to popular online stores, such as Amazon, eBay, AliExpress and others. Also, DownloadBoss can redirect the user to other sites and replace the search results. DownloadBoss significantly reduces the performance of your PC and increase traffic. DownloadBoss is a potentially unwanted program, so if you find it on your PC, then you should delete it immediately.

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How DownloadBoss 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 DownloadBoss has already penetrated into your computer, you can use the instructions below.

How to remove DownloadBoss from your computer?

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

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

Recommended Solution:

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Alternative Solution:

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

 

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You can try both of these products to remove DownloadBoss

Or uninstall DownloadBoss manually.

Removing from Control Panel

Windows XP:

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

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

After that remove DownloadBoss from your browser.

Google Chrome:

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