How to uninstall (remove) Pine Tree

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What is Pine Tree?

Pine Tree is a browser extension that penetrates to your PC without the user’s consent. Pine Tree is considered a potentially unwanted program. It hijacks Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. After penetration, Pine Tree displays lot of advertising. This advertising can be of different kinds, for example, bright links, banners or coupons online stores. As a rule, it contains advertising offers products at great discounts. According to the developers, Pine Tree created to help you find the cheapest and best products. This is not so. Pine Tree created you to spend money on anything, because most of these proposals are fiction. Pine Tree also collects your information, credit card data, or change your browser homepage. This program does not do anything useful, so you should delete it right now.

Pine Tree ads

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

How to remove Pine Tree from your computer?

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

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

Recommended Solution:

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Alternative Solution:

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You can try both of these products to remove Pine Tree

Or uninstall Pine Tree manually.

Removing from Control Panel

Windows XP:

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

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

After that remove Pine Tree from your browser.

Google Chrome:

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