What is Social Extras?

Social Extras – a browser extension that comes bundled with free software without user consent. The main objective of this program – the dissemination of advertisements. At first glance, it seems useful Social Extras harmless program; it really is not doing anything useful. After penetrating the computer, it starts to display a huge amount of advertising information, such as banners and coupons. This advertising may refer to popular sites such as Amazon, Walmart and others. Pop-ups can occur at any point of your browsing. Thus, Social Extras trying to get you to spend money for nothing. Also, this program can change your browser settings, change the homepage, redirect the user to other sites, and replace the search and so on. Also, your personal information may be disclosed to third parties. If you find Social Extras on your PC, then you need to remove it immediately.

How Social Extras gets on your PC?

Social Extras penetrates to computer bundled with free programs. Malicious software comes on a computer without consent of the user and can cause irreparable damage to your computer. Most often, the user can prevent the penetration of such programs on their own. For this, it is necessary to follow closely the installation process and not to rush. Read the user agreement, do not agree to install suspicious software. Choose advanced or full installation type. Read reviews about the programs. You can also use special programs that will help you protect your PC. If you have found Social Extras, use our instructions to remove it.

How to remove Social Extras from your computer?

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

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

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Alternative Solution:

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You can try both of these products to remove Social Extras

Or uninstall Social Extras manually.

Step 1: Remove Social Extras from Control Panel

Windows XP:

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

Step 2: Remove Social Extras from browsers

Google Chrome:

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

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Written by Rami Douafi

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