Removal instruction for PrintOnKey adware extension

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PrintOnKey looks like a legit and quite a helpful tool, but it is only an adware and a potentially unwanted program. There are few reasons for that, it is the way this program breaks in and then starts to demonstrate adverts all over your browser.


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For PrintOnKey adware there are a lot of different ways to be installed in your system without you noticing it. One of the most common and effective ways is called bundling. The installation of PrintOnKey is wrapped in the installation of another program that was cracked by some cyber criminal.

After PrintOnKey is successfully installed, it will start to generate ads and pop-ups all over your browser window, like forcing you to click on them. This is an advertising application and clicking on these ads won”t do any good. Some of them could be viral and redirect you on any malicious page where you can be infected with more malware programs. That is why it is advised to remove PrintOnKey adware as soon as possible and scan your computer for any viral activity. Follow the instructions below to do that.


PrintOnKey automatic removal tool:

PrintOnKey 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 PrintOnKey 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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