InfoAtoms - how to remove?
InfoAtoms is a free browser add-on developed by InfoAtoms Inc. - this browser extension promises to enhance user's Internet browsing experience by showing instant search results, translations, synonyms etc. when user highlights text in any website. Such added functionality speeds up the search process of specific information and Internet users are able to find what they are looking for without opening additional browser tabs. While such functionality may seem very useful there is a downside of this browser plug-in - it's being promoted using deceptive methods and many computer users report that they have installed it on their Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla FireFox) unwillingly.
Such unwilling installations most commonly are caused by freeware and download clients - InfoAtoms installs itself with the mentioned software. Furthermore this browser add-on may come bundled together with other adware such as Claro Search toolbar (redirects to claro-search.com) and Superfish (shows unwanted coupon ads). InfoAtoms is not a computer virus and is not related to malware infections, it's a potentially unwanted program which may lead to various computer security issues. By functionality it's similar to Buzzdock.
Notice that to prevent unwilling installation of such adware as InfoAtoms one should download free software only from legitimate sources, moreover you should always pay close attention to the installation steps of the downloaded freeware - disallow any changes to be made to one's Internet browsers, also opt-out installation of any additional software, browser extensions or toolbars. If you think that InfoAtoms was installed on your computer without your consent you can use the provided removal guide to eliminate this adware from your Internet browsers.
Notice that in some cases InfoAtoms comes installed together with Claro Search toolbar and SuperFish.
Windows 7 users:
Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" in the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate and click "Programs and Features". Look for "BrowserProtect, Claro Chrome Toolbar, Claro Toolbar, InfoAtoms, WindowsShopper" select these entries and click Uninstall.
Windows XP users:
Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs". Look for "BrowserProtect, Claro Chrome Toolbar, Claro Toolbar, InfoAtoms, WindowsShopper" select these entries and click Remove.
After uninstalling InfoAtoms and any additional adware entries scan your computer for any left unwanted components. To scan your computer use recommended anti-spyware software. Remove all of the entries that this program detects to make sure your PC is clean from any possible spyware and malware infections.
InfoAtoms removal from browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove InfoAtoms from Internet Explorer:
Click "Tools" (or gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for InfoAtoms Inc. related entries ("InfoAtoms") and disable them.
Remove InfoAtoms from Google Chrome:
Click on a wrench or bars icon (top right of the screen), select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate "InfoAtoms" select this entry and click on a trash can icon.
Remove InfoAtoms from FireFox:
Click "Tools" (at the top of the window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable "InfoAtoms".