AddToThis - How to remove

AddToThis

AddToThis is yet another adware that enters users computers without them even being aware of that and starts to display various malicious advertisements on web browsers. Due to the features mentioned above this application is officially listed as an adware. If you have recently discovered that your computer is infected with this virus, you should eliminate it as soon as possible.

There are two most common ways how you can perform this – either manually or automatically. It’s much easier to do it automatically, therefore if you don’t have any previous experience in this field, we recommend you to choose this way. Simply download trustworthy anti-malware application, such as Spyhunter or Malwarebytes and scan your computer with it. It will detect the location of virus so you will be able to get rid of it either manually or automatically. If you choose to to it automatically, you can perform it with just a few clicks of your mouse. One of these anti-malware applications will protect your computer from similar infections in the future as well, therefore it’s wise to keep it installed at all time.

Removing AddToThis manually is a little bit more complicated task. That’s why we have created a step-by-step AddToThis manual removal guide – scroll down below this article and take a look at it. If you manage to complete all steps correctly, you will be able to eliminate this infection by yourself. However, even if you remove AddToThis manually, it’s still recommended to scan your computer with a reliable anti-malware application afterwards because it can infiltrate other viruses into your system that needs to be removed as well.

If you have some questions related to this topic, feel free to ask them in the comments section below and we will do our best to answer them all. In case you would like to learn more about specific features of AddToThis, please continue reading this article.

About AddToThis adware

it works as browser add-on that can be added to all most common web browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or even Safari. This means Apple users can get infected as well. Once it enters the computer, it will display various advertisements on all of web browsers mentioned above. Those ads can be displayed in all kinds of forms, such as pop-up, pop-under, in-text, banner or contextual advertisements.

We don’t recommend to click on any of the advertisements displayed by AddToThis (even though they look very appealing) because if you do so, you will be immediately redirected to other websites that might be owned by various cyber criminals, such as hackers or scammers. This way your computer can get infected with other viruses or in case you attempt to buy something there you can even get scammed and lose your hard earned money.

AddToThis can be described as advertising network for cyber criminals  – since they are banned from all legitimate advertising networks, they use adware like this to promote their websites and drive some traffic to them. This being said, if you keep AddToThis installed on your computer, various cyber criminals can reach you right on your web browser on a daily basis and that’s really dangerous.

Distribution Methods of AddToThis adware

You can get infected with AddToThis simply by downloading and installing freeware from unreliable websites. It travels bundled with other free applications and gets installed on users computers without them even being aware of that. That’s why you should always pay close attention to the installation process of freeware.

Never skip any steps and opt out for a custom or advanced install mode if possible. This way you will be able to see all available options and make needed changes. Don’t rush because some of the most important information can be displayed in a very tiny font and you don’t want to overlook that. If during the installation you notice that some additional software that you are not aware of is being installed alongside – don’t allow this installation to be completed because it can possibly be AddToThis or any other adware.


Automatic Malware removal tools

Download Spyhunter for Malware detection
(Win)

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Download Combo Cleaner for Malware detection
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Manual removal of AddToThis

How to remove AddToThis using Windows Control Panel

Many hijackers and adware like AddToThis install some of their components as regular Windows programs as well as additional software. This part of malware can be uninstalled from the Control Panel. To access it, do the following.
  • Start→Control Panel (older Windows) or press Windows Key→Search and enter Control Panel and then press Enter (Windows 8, Windows 10). Open Control Panel by searching for it in the Start menu.
  • Choose Uninstall Program (if you don't see it, click in the upper right next to "View by" and select Category). In Control Panel, select Uninstall a program.
  • Go through the list of programs and select entries related to AddToThis . You can click on "Name" or "Installed On" to reorder your programs and make AddToThis easier to find. Find the program that you need to uninstall.
  • Click the Uninstall button. If you're asked if you really want to remove the program, click Yes. Click the Uninstall button after selecting the program to uninstall. Then click Yes.
  • In many cases anti-malware programs are better at detecting related parasites, thus I recommend installing Spyhunter to identify other programs that might be a part of this infection. Spyhunter marking a program and its components as low-threat malware.

How to remove AddToThis from macOS

Delete AddToThis from your applications.
  1. Open Finder.
  2. In the menu bar, click Go.
  3. Select Applications from the dropdown.
  4. Find the AddToThis app.
  5. Select it and right-click it (or hold the Ctrl and click the left mouse button).
  6. In the dropdown, click Move to Bin/Trash. You might be asked to provide your login password.
Open Applications and delete unwanted apps.

TopRemove malicious extensions from Internet Explorer

  • Press on the Gear icon→Manage Add-ons.
    Add-on
  • Go through Toolbars and extensions. Remove everything related to AddToThis and items you do not know that are made not by Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Oracle or Adobe.
    Disable add-ons
  • Close the Options.

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to AddToThis, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Press on the Gear icon->Internet Options.
    Internet options
  • Choose the Advanced tab and click on the Reset button.
    Reset settings
  • Select a Delete personal settingscheckbox and click on the Reset button.
    Reset approve
  • Click on the Close button on the confirmation box, then close your browser.
    Reset

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

TopRemoving AddToThis from Chrome

  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Google Chrome window. Select “Settings”.
    Open settings
  • Click “Extensions” on the left menu bar.
  • Go through the extensions list and remove programs you do not need, especially similar to AddToThis. Click on the trash bin icon next to AddToThis or other add-ons you want to remove.
    Remove extensions
  • Press on the “Remove” button on the Confirmation window.
    Remove approve
  • If unsure, you can disable them temporarily.
    Disable extension
  • Restart Chrome.

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to AddToThis, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Click on Chrome’s menu button (three horizontal lines) and select Settings.
    Open settings
  • Scroll to the end of the page and click on the Reset settings button.
    Reset settings
  • Click on the Reset button on the confirmation box.
    Reset approve

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

TopRemoving AddToThis from Firefox

  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla window and select the “Add-ons” icon (or press Ctrl+Shift+A on your keyboard).
    Select add-on
  • Go through Extensions and Addons list, remove everything AddToThis related and items you do not recognise. If you do not know the extension and it is not made by Mozilla, Google, Microsoft, Oracle or Adobe then you probably do not need it.
    Remove add-on
(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings If you are still experiencing any issues related to AddToThis, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.
  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla Firefox window. Click on the Help button.
    Help button
  • Choose Troubleshooting Information on the Help menu.
    Troubleshooting
  • Click on the Reset Firefox button.
    Refresh firefox
  • Click on the Reset Firefox button on the confirmation box. Mozilla Firefox will close and change the settings to default.
    Refresh firefox approve
If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

How to remove AddToThis from Microsoft Edge:Top


  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Microsoft Edge window. Select “Extensions”.
Open the menu and choose Extensions.
  • Go through the extensions list and remove programs you do not need, especially similar to AddToThis. Click on the "Remove" icon next to AddToThis or other add-ons you want to remove.
Press Remove for the extensions you want to remove
  • Press on the “Remove” button on the Confirmation window.
Press Remove again.
  • If unsure, you can disable them temporarily.
Press the switch to disable the extension.
  • Restart Microsoft Edge.

TopRemoving AddToThis from Safari (Mac OS X)

  • Click on the Safari menu.
  • Choose Preferences.
    Open preferences
  • Click on the Extensions Tab.
  • Click on the Uninstall button near the AddToThis. Remove all other unknown or suspicious entries too. If you are not sure whether you need the extension or not, you can simply uncheck the Enable check-box to disable the extension temporarily.
    Extensions
  • Restart Safari.

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to AddToThis, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Click on the Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Reset Safari.
    Choose reset
  • Select which options you want to reset (usually all of them come preselected) and click on the Reset button.
    Reset

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

Manual removal

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