How to remove EasyStore (Virus Removal Guide)

EasyStore virus

EasyStore (also known as Easy Store) is an advertisement-supported freeware application and shopping utility found in the adware category of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). EasyStore is known to access a computer system and affected internet browsers as a browser helper object (BHO), add-on, and extension without user knowledge. Once EasyStore adware gets onto a computer and attaches to affected internet browsers it will serve targeted advertisements based off of browser data that it collects, such as browser bookmarks, history, and other data.

EasyStore virus

Furthermore, EasyStore adware is reported to share browsing data it collects with unknown third-parties and sponsored products, which can cause unwanted email spam, junk mail at home, and telephone calls from telemarketers.

Potential EasyStore malware is commonly called the “EasyStore virus” even though the unwanted program is not determined to be a computer virus or malicious infection. However, the EasyStore virus is known to be very illusive before and after install, it modifies existing browser and system settings (including start-up settings), and it primarily bundles with other unwanted programs, malware, and malicious threats that can cause further issues.

How to remove EasyStore

This EasyStore removal guide will help you completely remove the EasyStore virus, potentially unwanted programs, uninstall EasyStore malware, and get rid of EasyStore ads on Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer.

Step 1: Scan your computer for malware

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2. Install the free or full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. The full version enables real-time protection to block malware and unwanted programs from infecting your computer, while the free version is just a free scan and removal tool.

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3. Once Malwarebytes is installed, run the Anti-Malware program. Malwarebytes may automatically begin to update and scan your computer at this point.

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4. Click the large Scan Now button or visit the “Scan” tab to manually run a scan. Before the scan is started Malwarebytes may ask to update the software, make sure to do so if prompted to.

5. Click the Quarantine All button when the scan is finished in order to isolate and remove the files it detected. You may be asked to reboot your computer.

If you are still having issues with potential EasyStore malware after using Malwarebytes it is recommended to download and install a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro by Surfright to eradicate existing malicious files and automatically repair corrupted settings.

Step 2: Cleanup and repair settings

1. Install the free or full version of CCleaner by Piriform.

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CCleaner Analyze Cleaner

2. Once installed, open the program and navigate to Cleaner > Windows/Applications and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

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3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc., all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries and click Disable and Delete once anything is found.

4. To automatically uninstall EasyStore using CCleaner, navigate to the Uninstall tab and search for the program in the list of installed programs. Uninstall the unwanted software as selected by clicking the Run Uninstaller button.

Step 3: Uninstall EasyStore

1. Access Windows Start Menu and navigate to the Control Panel (on Windows 8, right click the bottom left corner to gain access to the Windows 8 Start Menu. Windows 8 may also select Programs and Features).

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2. In Windows Control Panel, click Uninstall a program or Add and remove a program in the Programs section.

3. In the list of installed programs, search for EasyStore. Once the program is located, double click the unwanted program or select it with your mouse and click the Uninstall button. *Follow any on-screen instructions that may prompt to remove this program. Repeat the steps to remove additional unwanted programs.

4. Restart your computer.

Step 4: Remove EasyStore browser attachments

Google Chrome

1. Click on the Customize icon (3 bar icon) next to the address bar and navigate to More tools > Extensions.

2. Search for the EasyStore extension and other suspicious extensions and remove them individually by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.

2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for the EasyStore add-on and other suspicious add-ons and remove them if located.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.

2. On the Toolbars and Extensions tab search for the EasyStore add-on, click it, and click the Remove button. Remove other suspicious add-ons if found. If the Remove button does not appear you must first uninstall associated software through the Control Panel.

If you are still experiencing issues removing potential EasyStore malware after using this removal guide we recommend to perform a system restore/recovery or a reset/refresh for Windows 8.