Ads by Popcorn Time, how to remove guide

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A lot of people in the world likes movies and Popcorn Time extension is providing this opportunity. Or at least the developers of this software are saying so. Popcorn Time is considered as an adware and a potentially unwanted program. It has spread to many computers and some of the users are using this program as legit.


Popcorn Time
Popcorn Time

Popcorn Time is using deceptive methods to be installed into the system. The most common and effective method of breaking in is called bundling. Popcorn Time uses other software to install itself without your permission and that starts its advertising.

Popcorn Time attaches to such browser as Google Chrome, Opera, Mozilla Firefox as an extension. And then starts to generate adverts and pop-up on movie sphere. It will offer you different products and services, which will appear to be fake and redirect you on a potentially viral links. It is not safe to keep Popcorn Time adware on the computer and you should remove this extension as soon as possible. Follow the instructions from the removal guide below.


Popcorn Time automatic removal tool:

Popcorn Time removal steps:

  • Download GridinSoft Anti-Malware and scan your computer with it.
  • Click on “Apply” to remove all infections found after the scan is completed:
  • Apply actions by GridinSoft Anti-Malware

  • Shut down all your available browsers.
  • In GridinSoft Anti-Malware click on “Tools” and then on “Reset browser settings“:
  • Built-in utility of GridinSoft Anti-Malware to reset browser settings

  • Follow the instructions, select browsers you need to be reset, and click on “Reset” button. Finally, restart your computer to apply all made changes:
  • Options to reset browsers with GridinSoft Anti-Malware

Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Anti-Malware:

How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with Popcorn Time in the future.

GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:

Enabling Real-Time Protection by GridinSoft Anti-Malware

This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft Anti-Malware and its Real-Time Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):

Malicious item blocked by GridinSoft Anti-Malware

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