Written by Tomas Meskauskas
Damage level: Medium
Safe Monitor removal guide
Safe Monitor is a browser extension created by WebAppTech Coding LLC, this plug-in shows tracking cookies which are added when surfing the Internet. Notice that while this browser add-on is functional it's developers are using various misleading tactics to trick computer users into using their program. The homepage of this website uses a fake "Norton Secured" badge and makes false claims that this add-on is used to 100,000 users. Moreover when installed on user's computer Safe Monitor will show unwanted ads and will track one's Internet surfing. This plug-in causes browser slowdowns and may lead to serious privacy issues, furthermore computer users should be aware of the fact that clicking on the ads shows by Safe Monitor may easily end up in installation of malware or viruses.
This plug-in causes in-text and interstitial ads (shows 1-5 per website), search engine ads (up to 3 text ads) and full screen pop-up ads. Safe Monitor tracks IP addresses, unique identifier numbers, operating system versions, Internet browser versions, visited website URLs, search queries entered in search engines. Developers of Safe Monitor claims that this browser add-on will show you who is spying on your, however it seems that the real spy is the Safe Monitor App itself. Using this browser add-on is not recommended, if your have installed it it's recommended to remove this adware as soon as possible.
Safe Monitor can be categorized as being adware or a potentially unwanted program. This browser add-on is being promoted using deceptive ads through social networks and various download websites. Other common source of such adware are download clients which are used by free software download websites - they are used to monetize free software downloads by offering additional promoted browser add-on or toolbars. To avoid installing Safe Monitor or other unwanted browser add-ons be sure to pay close attention when downloading freeware, inspect every installation step and be sure to opt out installation of promoted programs (when installing freeware always choose "advanced" or "custom" installation options installed of "typical" or "quick"). To eliminate Safe Monitor from your Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla FireFox) use the provided removal guide.
Safe Monitor removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" in the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate "Programs and Features".
Windows XP users:
Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs". Locate "Programs and Features".
WIndows 8 users:
Right-click in the screen’s bottom-left corner, select Control Panel. In the opened window choose "Uninstall a Program".
In the uninstall programs window look for "Safe Monitor" select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove"
After uninstalling Safe Monitor scan your computer for any left unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended malware removal software.
Remove Safe Monitor from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove Safe Monitor from Internet Explorer:
Click "Tools" (or gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "Safe Monitor" and disable it.
If you continue having problems with removal of Safe Monitor 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 Safe Monitor from Google Chrome:
Click on a wrench or bars icon (top right of the screen), select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate: "Safe Monitor" select it and click on a trash can icon.
If Safe Monitor extension is greyed out and you can't remove it ("This extension is managed and cannot be removed of disabled") please follow this removal guide - how to remove a managed Google Chrome extension?
Remove Safe Monitor from Mozilla FireFox:
Click "Tools" (at the top of the window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable this add-on: "Safe Monitor".
If you continue having problems with removal of Safe Monitor 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.