ZoomEx - how to eliminate this unwanted browser add-on?
ZoomEx is a browser extension which enhances Internet user's browsing experience by enlarging Facebook photos (when user hovers over them). While on the first look this browser plug-in may seem legitimate it has a downside - this extension shows unwanted ads (pop-ups, text link ads). Notice that ZoomEx is one of adware related browser add-on which is used by free software developers to monetize their free programs.
Many computer users report that they haven't installed this browser add-on however it appeared on their Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla FireFox) - such situation may occur if computer users have recently installed freeware and ZoomEx add-on was installed together (for example PrivitizeVPN etc.). This browser add-on can be categorized as being adware for following reasons: it is installed on user's computer using deceptive promotion methods (bundling with free software), it shows unwanted ads which may lead to installation of malware and viruses.
ZoomEx browser add-on by itself is not a virus or spyware, however it's an unwanted browser add-on which slows down Internet browsers, tracks user's Internet browsing and shows unwanted ads. If you feel that this extension was installed on your computer without you consent you can use the provided removal guide to eliminate this unwanted browser plug-in.
ZoomEx adware removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" in the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate "Programs and Features". Look for "ZoomEx" select this entry and click Uninstall.
Windows XP users:
Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs". Locate "Programs and Features". Look for "ZoomEx" select this entry and click Remove.
After uninstalling ZoomEx adware scan your computer for any left unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended anti-spyware software.
Remove ZoomEx from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove ZoomEx from Internet Explorer:
Click "Tools" (or gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "Zoomex" select it and disable this entry.
If you continue having problems with removal of ZoomEx extension you can reset you Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click "Start", click "Run", in the opened window type "inetcpl.cpl". In the opened window click on "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type "inetcpl.cpl" and click enter. In the opened window click on "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.
Remove ZoomEx from Google Chrome:
Click on a wrench or bars icon (top right of the screen), select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate: "Zoomex" select this entry and click on a trash can icon.
Remove ZoomEx from Mozilla FireFox:
Click "Tools" (at the top of the window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable this add-on: "Zoomex".
If you continue having problems with removal of ZoomEx plug-in you can reset you Mozilla FireFox settings to default.
Open Mozilla FireFox, at the top left corner of the main window click "FireFox", in the opened drop down menu choose Help and then click on Troubleshooting Information, in the opened window click on "Reset FireFox" button.