How to remove PrintOnKey (Virus Removal Guide)
PrintOnKey (Virus Removal)
PrintOnKey (also searched for as PrintOnKey virus, Print On Key) is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and cross-browser adware type application that you don’t want to find installed on your computer. It is known to be a deceptive and intrusive adware program and browser plugin that infiltrates a computer system and internet browsers that it affects without your consent or knowledge. It can automatically download and install in the background while you work on your computer. Once PrintOnKey adware has finished installing it will inject the webpages you visit with pop-up advertisements that usually say “Ads by PrintOnKey” or “brought by PrintOnKey” on them.
What is PrintOnKey?
PrintOnKey does not have a legitimate description from the publisher; However, programs and browser add-ons and extensions similar to it are often promoted by third-party freeware and download managers as a bundled web shopping assistant or web utility program that help help internet users find coupons and deals.
Potential PrintOnKey malware generates deceptive and intrusive pop-up ads across Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari. Ads by PrintOnKey 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.
PrintOnKey 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 PrintOnKey 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 PrintOnKey get on my computer?
PrintOnKey and programs like it are usually contracted without knowledge. PrintOnKey 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 PrintOnKey adware may bundle with includes freeware, shareware, and dubious torrent files.
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- PrintOnKey bundles with other potentially unwanted programs and malware.
- PrintOnKey is usually bundled inside third-party freeware installers, download managers, and dubious torrent files.
- PrintOnKey injects visited webpages with pop-up and in-text advertisements.
- PrintOnKey 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.
How to remove PrintOnKey virus
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- Option 1: Automatically remove PrintOnKey virus with Malwarebytes
- Option 2: Manually remove PrintOnKey
- Option 3: Call Tech Support 1-888-986-8411
Option 1: Automatically remove PrintOnKey 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.
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.
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 PrintOnKey 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 PrintOnKey.[/note]
Option 2: Manually remove PrintOnKey
How to uninstall PrintOnKey
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 PrintOnKey in the list of installed programs and select it with your mouse, then click Uninstall. You can also double click PrintOnKey to uninstall it.
[note align=”left”]If you do not find PrintOnKey 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 PrintOnKey below.[/note]
How to remove PrintOnKey add-ons and extensions
1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.
2. Search for the PrintOnKey extension in the list and click the trashcan icon.
1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.
2. Search for the PrintOnKey add-on and click Remove.
1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.
2. Search for the PrintOnKey extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.
[note align=”left”]If you do not find PrintOnKey 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 PrintOnKey below.[/note]
PrintOnKey virus removal tips
- If you do not find PrintOnKey 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 PrintOnKey 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