How to uninstall (remove) ThinkDesktop

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What is ThinkDesktop?

ThinkDesktop is a program that comes in the form of an extension to the browser Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari. ThinkDesktop comes to PC bundled with other software without the user’s consent. After penetrating, it begins to spread a large amount of advertising content. ThinkDesktop shows various banners, coupons, links to other sites and advertising. Therefore, it’s trying to get you to make purchases that you do not need. In addition, it is worth noting that most of the promotional offers are not valid. ThinkDesktop threatens to the safety of your personal data. It can analyze your browsing, to gather your personal information and pass it to third parties. ThinkDesktop is a potentially unwanted program and useless, so if you find it on your computer, remove it immediately.

How ThinkDesktop gets on your PC?

Malicious software that is often among the potentially unwanted programs penetrates a computer with other free programs such as archivers, players, editors and so on. This happens without the user’s knowledge. The main reason for this – the user carelessness. Few people read the user agreement and other information during the installation. Sometimes ad sites create their download managers and hide therein potentially malicious software. If you want to prevent the infiltration of unwanted software, then you need to follow a few rules. Always read the user agreement. Select advanced type of installation and make sure that you aren’t offered to install something to supplement. Do not agree to install unfamiliar software. You can also use special programs that will help you to protect your PC. If your PC is already infected by ThinkDesktop, then use our instructions to get rid of all PUP.

How to remove ThinkDesktop from your computer?

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

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

Recommended Solution:

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

 

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Alternative Solution:

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

 

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You can try both of these products to remove ThinkDesktop

Or uninstall ThinkDesktop manually.

Removing from Control Panel

Windows XP:

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

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

After that remove ThinkDesktop from your browser.

Google Chrome:

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