How to remove ContentPlatform (Virus Removal Guide)

ContentPlatform (Virus Removal)

ContentPlatform virus is a misused term used to identify adware that usually gets onto a computer system alongside additional potentially unwanted programs and malicious files. It automatically downloads and installs in the background without user consent or knowledge. When ContentPlatform adware has completed installing it will use stealth tactics to remain hidden, it will disable existing browser plugins which are used to block advertisements, and it will generate pop-up ads while you browse the web.

ContentPlatform virus

What is ContentPlatform?

ContentPlatform does not have a legitimate description from the author or publisher; However, programs and browser add-ons and extensions similar to the adware are often promoted by third-party freeware and download managers as bundled web shopping assistants or web utilities that help internet users find coupons and deals.

Potential ContentPlatform malware generates deceptive and intrusive pop-up ads across Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari. Ads by ContentPlatform  are defined as ‘targeted’ ads because they use your personal browsing information (including all your data on the websites you visit) to produce advertisements it feels you are most likely to click on. The adware basically ‘targets’ you based off your current and past browsing habits.

ContentPlatform adware is not technically defined as a computer virus but this adware is still a threat to your privacy and can be the sign of a severe malware infection. The internet security community strongly recommends that you remove ContentPlatform if you find it installed on your machine or attached to your internet browser as a browser add-on or extension and use reputable Antivirus or Anti-Malware software to eradicate any existing malicious files.

How did ContentPlatform get on my computer?

ContentPlatform and programs like it are usually contracted without knowledge. ContentPlatform is often bundled inside third-party software downloaders and bundlers. It may arrive on a computer system once other programs have been introduced to the machine. Software that ContentPlatform adware may bundle with includes freeware, shareware, and dubious torrent files.

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  • ContentPlatform bundles with other potentially unwanted programs and malware.
  • ContentPlatform is usually bundled inside third-party freeware installers, download managers, and dubious torrent files.
  • ContentPlatform injects visited webpages with pop-up and in-text advertisements.
  • ContentPlatform makes unwanted changes to existing Windows settings and schedules new tasks which allow it to run every time Windows starts and check to see if the program has been disabled. If the program is disabled it will enable itself.

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How to remove ContentPlatform virus

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Option 1: Automatically remove ContentPlatform virus with Malwarebytes

1. We recommend that you write down the toll free number below in case you run into any issues while removing this infection. Our techs will kindly assist you with any problems you may face.

1-888-986-8411

2. Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

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3. Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software once it has finished installing.

4. Make sure that Malwarebytes has been updated. To ensure it is updated click Update Now on the Dashboard.

Malwarebytes scan for ContentPlatform

5. Click the large Scan Now button on the dashboard to perform a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

6. When the scan is complete click the Remove Selected button and then click the Finish button or restart your computer if Malwarebytes suggests that you do so.

[note align=”left”]If you are still having issues removing ContentPlatform we suggest that use a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro 3 to locate and remove any computer infection that may be present. You may also proceed to option 2 below and view our additional tips to remove ContentPlatform.[/note]

Option 2: Manually remove ContentPlatform

How to uninstall ContentPlatform

1. Open Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.

2. Click Uninstall a program (or Add and remove program) in the Programs section.

3. Search for ContentPlatform in the list of installed programs and select it with your mouse, then click Uninstall. You can also double click ContentPlatform to uninstall it.

[note align=”left”]If you do not find ContentPlatform in your list of installed program you may need to uninstall additional programs that may have bundled with it. You can view our additional tips to remove ContentPlatform below.[/note]

How to remove ContentPlatform add-ons and extensions

Google Chrome

1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.

2. Search for the ContentPlatform extension in the list and click the trashcan icon.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.

2. Search for the ContentPlatform add-on and click Remove.

Apple Safari

1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.

2.  Search for the ContentPlatform extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.

[note align=”left”]If you do not find ContentPlatform in your list of add-ons and extensions you may need to remove additional attachments that may have bundled with it. You can view our additional tips to remove ContentPlatform below.[/note]

ContentPlatform virus removal tips
  • If you do not find ContentPlatform in your list of installed programs you may need to uninstall additional programs. Additional programs may include suspicious titles that may have been contracted around the same time or after the initial infection.
  • If you are still having issues removing ContentPlatform you should use a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro 3. HitmanPro 3 is the best second opinion scan and removal tool. It can be used to locate and remove remaining threats.
  • If you need help our tech support team is standing by 24 hours a day. You can reach tech support at: 1-888-986-8411

Sean Doyle

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Sean Doyle is an engineer from Los Angeles, California. Sean's primary focuses include Internet Security, Web Spam, and Online Marketing.