What is Ghostify?

Ghostify – an extension for the browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer), that is one of the potentially unwanted software. Ghostify comes bundled with free software without the user’s consent. After coming to a computer, Ghostify displays a huge amount of publicity. This advertising can be of different forms: banners, coupons, pop-ups, links to ad sites and so on. At first glance, Ghostify may seem so helpful. Ghostify “helps” the user to find the best deals of online stores. In fact, most promotional offers are false. Ghostify trying to force the user to spend money for nothing. Also, Ghostify adds registry entries, can change the settings of your computer, change your homepage, replace the search results, redirect you to ad sites and much more. Ghostify very malicious program, so you need to remove it right away.

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How Ghostify gets on your PC?

Ghostify comes on the computer without the user’s consent. As a rule, potentially unwanted software come bundled with free software, such as players, archivers, converters and more. Most users do not notice the penetration of malicious software. Also, many antiviruses do not have such programs in their bases. You need to follow the rules, which can help you to avoid malicious software. Always read the Terms of Service. Follow the installation process and select only the “Advanced” installation type. Remove the check mark from components of the program, which is questionable. Use special software that can protect your PC. If your computer is already infected, then use our instructions to remove Ghostify now.

How to remove Ghostify from your computer?

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

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

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Alternative Solution:

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

 

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You can try both of these products to remove Ghostify

Or uninstall Ghostify manually.

Step 1: Remove Ghostify from Control Panel

Windows XP:

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

Step 2: Remove Ghostify from browsers

Google Chrome:

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

Remove following regitry entries:

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Written by Rami Douafi

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