This topic covers the removal of adware from Internet Explorer browser. Most users who required this procedure are those that were affected with malware or potentially unwanted program. Normally, malware and adware are injecting add-ons onto the browser in order to redirect web sites or display unwanted pop-up ads. As long as adware and any potentially unwanted program are present on Internet Explorer, the whole system it at risk. Additional adware can be downloaded automatically using scripts embedded on the browser. You may also experience browser hijacking issues with the sheer intention of delivering dangerous web pages. It is vital to clean Internet Explorer at this point and remove all adware and malware from the computer.


If you have spyware or other potentially unwanted software on your computer, you should use an antispyware scanner and removal tool to try to remove it. You can also try to remove spyware manually. You might need to use both of these methods more than once to completely remove the spyware or other potentially unwanted software.


Step 1, Scan with an anti-malware program:

Reason Core Security uses industry-leading technology to detect and remove all traces of malware, adware, PUPs and more. It is important to note that Reason Core Security works hand-in-hand with your existing anti-virus software without any conflict and should be run together. If you already have an anti-virus installed and it is not detecting this adware you can safely run Reason Core Security side-by-side without having to uninstall anything.

  1. Donwload Reason Core Security.
  2. Once downloaded run it directly from your web browser or by double-clicking on the icon on your desktop or your downloads folder named “reason-core-security-setup.exe” to start the installation of Reason Core Security.
  3. When the installation begins, you will see the Reason Core Security Setup which will guide you through the installation process.
  4. Once installed, Reason Core Security will automatically start a quick “welcome” process. When this completes it will run an initial scan which should find this and all additional adware threats on your computer. When it finds it and the scan completes, you will be asked to run a quick or full scan, which we recommend as other malware might be hiding on your computer too.
  5. After the scan you will see Chrome hijacks and other malware, adware and PUPs Reason Core Security has detected. Check all items you want to remove and click the “Remove Checked” button.
  6. Reason Core Security will now quarantine all the malicious threats it has found. When removing these threats, Reason Core Security may require a reboot in order to remove some of them. If it displays a message stating that it needs to reboot your computer, please allow it to do so.
  7. Once your computer has rebooted (only if required), you should be free of all adware and malware. After your computer restarts, you should open Reason Core Security and perform another quick scan to verify that there are no remaining threats. In addition if your web browser was hijacked, Reason Core Security should have fixed and removed the threat as well. Should you have any questions, they offer great customer support as well as an online forum to help remove tricky malware at


Step 2 : Manually remove adware add-ons from Internet Explorer

1. Open Internet Explorer web browser. On top menu go to Tools, select Manage Add-ons from the list. It will open a window showing add-ons currently installed.

2. On the left panel, select Toolbars and Extensions. On the right panel, choose adware or any relevant items and click on Disable.

3. On the same area, select Search Providers on left panel. On the right panel, choose Google, Bing or any preferred Search Engine and click on Set as default.

4. Select adware, and click on Remove. Close the current window.

5. Lastly, change your home page to a web address of your choice. Go to Tools, select Internet Options.

6. Under General tab, locate the ‘Home page’ section. Type your preferred address to be the new home page replacing the corrupt adware. Click OK button to save the changes.



Step 3, Remove manually:

Check Programs and Features for items that don’t belong on your computer.  Use this method with extreme caution. Control Panel lists many programs, most of which are not spyware. Many spyware programs use special installation methods to avoid showing up in Programs and Features. Occasionally, a spyware program will offer an uninstall option and can be removed with this method. Only remove programs that you can positively identify as spyware, and don’t remove programs that you might want to keep, even if you don’t use them very often.

How to Remove Adware from Internet Explorer