What is High Stairs?

High Stairs is a browser extension that comes without user consent. High Stairs can hijack popular browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. High Stairs changing your browser options, homepage and search engine. Subsequently, the results will be replaced with advertisements. Also, High Stairs constantly displays banner ads, coupons and more. Thus, the developers promise to find the best offers shopping. In fact, most of these proposals are false. The main goal of the developers – is to make money. If a user clicks on the proposed link, the creators of High Stairs already earn money on it. High Stairs also may collect your personal information, including passwords of credit cards. High Stairs also collects the history of your browsing. High Stairs increases your traffic and significantly reduces the performance of your PC. High Stairs removal will not be easy because this program copies its files all over your computer. If you find High Stairs on your PC, remove it immediately.

High Stairs

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

How to remove High Stairs from your computer?

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

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You can try both of these products to remove High Stairs

Or uninstall High Stairs manually.

Removing from Control Panel

Windows XP:

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

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

After that remove High Stairs from your browser.

Google Chrome:

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

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