How to uninstall (remove) Highlightly

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What is Highlightly

Highlightly – is a delusive browser extension, created by cyber crooks. Authors of this program claim, that Highlightly is helpful and warns you about incoming storm. But besides, it generates a lot of ads banners, targeted videos, pop-ups and so on. Clicking on this advertisements redirects you to malicious websites, where you can download dangerous files or programs, so your computer may be infected by another malware. Highlightly scans user’s browser activity and personal information, and after shares it on many resources. So not only your PC is under danger, your privacy and payment info aren’t safe too.

Highlightly

How is Highlightly installed on my PC?

Highlightly may be installed on your PC in different ways. It can be downloaded by clicking on the banner from unknown or shareware websites. Or it can be bundled with free and share software, so be careful while installing free programs from suspicious websites. Pay attention to every step of installation process, unmark additional checkboxes with indeterminate programs. It is highly recommended to uninstall this adware from your PC.

How to remove Highlightly?

You can remove Highlightly manually, using manual removal guide. Also, you can use removal tools.

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Alternative Solution:

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Manual Highlightly Removal Guide

windows 7 logoWindows 7:

  1. Click the Start;
  2. Click Control Panel;
  3. Click Uninstall a program (if computer’s settings Viewed By: Category);
    Click Programs and Features (if computer’s settings Viewed By: Icons);
  4. Find programs possibly related to Highlightly;
  5. Click Uninstall;
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen or just wait.

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

windows 8 logoWindows 8:

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search (If you’re using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click Search.);
  2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then tap or click Control Panel;
  3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then tap or click Programs and features;
  4. Find programs possibly related to Highlightly;
  5. Tap or click the program, and then tap or click Uninstall;
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen or just wait.

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

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

windows xp logoWindows XP:

  1. Click Start;
  2. Click Control Panel;
  3. Double-click Add or Remove Programs;
  4. Find programs possibly related to Highlightly and Click it;
  5. Click to Remove;
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen or just wait.

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

google chrome logoGoogle Chrome:

You can skip steps 1-3 point by typing “chrome://settings/” in address bar.

  1. Open Google Chrome;
  2. Click on Options Icon or press Alt+E, Alt+F;
  3. Click Settings;
  4. Click Extensions;
  5. Find Highlightly;
  6. Click on bin icon to remove extension.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

mozilla firefox logoMozilla Firefox:

You can skip steps 1-2 by typing “about:addons” in address bar or pressing Shift+Ctrl+A.

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox;
  2. Press Alt+T or Click Tools on the top of the browser;
  3. Click Add-ons;
  4. Click Extensions;
  5. Find Highlightly;
  6. Click Disable or Remove.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

internet explorer logoInternet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer;
  2. Press Alt+T, or Click on Gear Icon in the right-top corner;
  3. Click Manage Add-ons;
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions;
  5. Find Highlightly and Click Disable ;
  6. Click More information button;
  7. Click Remove

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Conclusion

Highlightly – is a nasty adware, that distracts users from net surfing. We recommend you to remove this adware.

Author: Olga Karpuk

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