What is Infonaut?

Infonaut is browser adware for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. It promotes itself as helpful add-on that simplifies access to useful information. It underlines words and terms in the texts on website pages and provides informational pop-up with citation from Wikipedia. However, along with this it crates redirects, annoying pop-ups and irrelevant ads. Infonaut is classified as adware or unwanted app and creates extensions in all installed browsers. In order to remove Infonaut completely use instructions below.

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How Infonaut gets on your PC?

Infonaut is bundled with freeware. Free utilities (media converters, players, torrents, game cracks) distribute it via installers. When you run such installer it offers you to install additional stuff. usually this is adware or some useless registry cleaner or optimizer. Sometimes such offers contain useful programs, but this is not the case with Infonaut. Antiviruses fail to detect Infonaut during installation. There are couple programs that can help you remove Infonaut from computer – Norton and Malwarebytes AntiMalware.

How to remove Infonaut from your computer?

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

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

Recommended Solution:

Norton is a powerful removal tool. It can remove all instances of newest viruses, similar to Infonaut – files, folders, registry keys.


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Alternative Solution:

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


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You can try both of these products to remove Infonaut

Or uninstall Infonaut manually.

Removing from Control Panel

Windows XP:

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

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

After that remove Infonaut from your browser.

Google Chrome:

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

Remove following registry entries:

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Then remove following files:


And following folders


Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

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