How to remove OkayFreedom (Removal Guide)

OkayFreedom (OkayFreedom virus) is a VPN program and service. The free version of OkayFreedom can inject the webpages you visit with pop-up advertisements. Pop-up ads by OkayFreedom are usually delivered by third-party adware that the VPN program introduces to a computer system.


What is OkayFreedom?

OkayFreedom is promoted as a free to download Virtual Private Network (VPN) program and service that enables private and uncensored web surfing. There is a free ad-supported version up to 1g a month and a premium unlimited version for $29.95 a year. OkayFreedom has mixed reviews. The bad reviews suggest that OkayFreedom uses possibly deceptive marketing tactics and complicated pricing structures. Other bad reviews state that the VPN service provides slow speeds, has issues accessing several websites, and bundles with adware. The good reviews for OkayFreedom VPN suggest that the service and program is affordable and easy to use.

OkayFreedom claims that their VPN service can help internet users access blocked websites, visit websites abroad, access the web security, and surf the net anonymously. The service allows users to surf the web through 12 different countries including the United States, England, Japan, Germany, and others.

While the free version of OkayFreedom may help some users, it should be noted that it is entirely advertisement-supported and it will bundle with adware, as well as serve pop-up advertisements on the web.

The claim of anonymous browsing while being an ad-supported program is misleading. Ads by OkayFreedom and the adware that it bundles with are targeted advertisements and in order to produce targeted advertisements the adware will need to access user browsing data. This means that OkayFreedom adware can access and gather u all browsing activities, bookmarks, app data, and browser history.

Furthermore, OkayFreedom bundles with additional unwanted programs, malware, and other possible malicious threats. This means that it might be necessary to uninstall multiple programs from Windows and remove multiple browser add-ons and extensions from Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari. Many of these programs can not easily be found on a computer system without third-party security software.

Third-party programs and malware that can bundle with OkayFreedom adware will cause other issues aside from pop-up advertisements. Other issues include unwanted browser redirections to sponsored webpages, like, decreased computer productivity, and decreased internet speed.

OkayFreedom adware and the additional programs that it bundles with also manufacture new tasks and change existing Windows start-up settings in order to run every time the operating system starts and remain enabled if disabled by the user. Programs and browser attachments that may arrive with this deceptive piece of adware can also cause other issues for computer and internet users aside from pop-up advertisements, including browser redirections and a loss in computer functionality and internet connectivity. Furthermore, if OkayFreedom is manually removed, it is possibly that the adware or another one in its place will return before a week has passed.

How did OkayFreedom get on my computer?

OkayFreedom adware is primarily automatically contracted without consent or knowledge of the computer user through third-party programs and files that hev remained undetected on the computer system. The potentially unwanted programs and files that deliver the adware are usually contracted without user consent alongside freeware, shareware, torrent files, and other free downloadable content.

Computer and internet users who seek to download and install free items online may be presented with an opportunity to accept or decline a custom offer to install OkayFreedom adware and other programs. However, the request to decline OkayFreedom adware from installing is often presented in a very deceptive manner, which can make it confusing for a computer user. In some cases, the download manager may completely ignore the user request to decline OkayFreedom from installing and the adware will install against user consent and knowledge.

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  • OkayFreedom extensions can read and change all your data on the websites you visit and read and change your browsing history.
  • OkayFreedom extensions can manage your apps, extensions, downloads, and themes.
  • OkayFreedom bundles with other potentially unwanted programs, adware, and possible malware. Adware this program bundles with includes IncludeSystem, Sealeipiluis, GistBox Clipper, bestadblocker, and MusixLib.
  • OkayFreedom is usually packed inside installers and downloaders from websites such as, Softonic, and others.
  • OkayFreedom injects visited webpages with pop-up, in-text, and in-image advertisements.
  • OkayFreedom 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 to run.


How to remove OkayFreedom (Removal Guide)

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Step 1: Remove OkayFreedom extensions

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Google Chrome

1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon on the top menu and navigate to More tools > Extensions.

2. Search for the OkayFreedom extension in the list. Remove unwanted browser extensions individually by clicking the trashcan icon next to each one.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.

2. Search for the OkayFreedom add-ons on the Extensions and Plugin tab. Highlight each one individually and click remove.

Apple Safari

1. Click Safari and go to Preferences > Extensions.

2.  Find the OkayFreedom extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.

Step 2: Uninstall OkayFreedom from Windows

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

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

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3. Search for OkayFreedom and other unwanted programs in the list of installed programs. Once an unwanted program is located, double click the item or select it with your mouse and click the Uninstall button. If you can not find this program in the list of installed program please see steps 3 and 4 below.

Step 3: Remove OkayFreedom virus with Malwarebytes

1. Download and 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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2. Open the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware program.


3. Click the large Scan Now button or visit the “Scan” tab to manually run a scan.

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4. When the malware scan is complete, click the Remove Selected button and reboot your computer.

If you are still having issues with malware 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 4: Cleanup and repair settings with CCleaner

1. Download and install the free or full version of CCleaner by Piriform.

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2. Open the program and go to Cleaner and click the Analyze button. After files and have been analyzed, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

3. Go to Registry and click Scan for Issues. When the scan is complete click Fix selected issues… and then click the Fix All Selected Issues button.

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4. Go to to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from Windows, Internet Explorer, all the way to Context Menu, for additional suspicious entries and click  Delete once anything suspicious is found to remove it.

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

Sean Doyle

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