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Safe Monitor removal guide
What is Safe Monitor?
Safe Monitor is a browser extension created by WebAppTech Coding LLC. This plug-in displays tracking cookies, which are added when surfing the Internet. Note that while this browser add-on is functional, the developers use various misleading tactics in order to trick computer users into adopting their program. The homepage of this website displays a fake 'Norton Secured' badge and makes false claims that the add-on is used by 100,000 users. Moreover, when installed on users' systems, Safe Monitor displays unwanted ads and tracks Internet surfing habits. This plug-in causes diminished browser performance and may lead to serious privacy issues. Users should be aware that clicking the ads displayed by Safe Monitor may cause inadvertent installation of malware or viruses.
This plug-in displays in-text and interstitial ads (displaying 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, and search queries entered into search engines. Developers of Safe Monitor claim that this browser add-on reveals any parties who spy on you, however, it seems that the real spy is the Safe Monitor App itself. Using this browser add-on is not recommended; if you have installed it, you are advised to remove this adware immediately.
Safe Monitor is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP). This browser add-on is promoted using deceptive ads through social networks and various download websites. Other common sources of such adware are 'download clients' employed by free software download websites - these are used to monetize free software downloads by offering additional promoted browser add-ons or toolbars. To avoid installation of Safe Monitor or other unwanted browser add-ons, ensure that you pay close attention when downloading freeware - inspect each installation step and opt out of installation of promoted programs. When installing freeware, choose the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' installation options, rather than 'Typical' or 'Quick'. To eliminate Safe Monitor from your Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla FireFox), use the removal guide provided.
Quick menu: Quick solution to remove Safe Monitor Virus
- What is Safe Monitor?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Safe Monitor application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Safe Monitor add-on from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Safe Monitor plugin from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove Safe Monitor extension from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Safe Monitor extension from Safari.
Safe Monitor removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
Windows XP users:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 8 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Mac OSX users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
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 remaining 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 malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click on the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "Safe Monitor" and disable it.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the safe monitor, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the 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 the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate: "Safe Monitor", select it and click on the trash can icon.
If the Safe Monitor extension is greyed-out and you cannot remove it ("This extension is managed and cannot be removed of disabled"), follow this removal guide - how to remove a managed Google Chrome extension?
If you continue to have problems with removal of the safe monitor, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Tools. From the opened menu, select Extensions. In the opened window, select Settings (at the left corner of the screen). Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Show advanced settings… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset browser settings button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click on the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable this add-on: "Safe Monitor".
Computer users who have problems with safe monitor removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click the Open Help Menu icon,
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Reset Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Safe Monitor Virus is an adware program that tracks user's Internet browsing and generates intrusive online advertisements. Most commonly adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate user's Internet browsers through free software downloads. Internet users should know that nowadays most of free software download websites are using download clients to manage their freeware download process, unfortunately some of the mentioned download clients don't properly disclose the fact that advertised browser plugins or toolbars will be installed together with the free program that users have decided to download. Download clients and installers that are used to distribute adware commonly hide the decline button that can be used to opt-out of installing the advertised potentially unwanted applications.
Some of the malicious free software download websites doesn't allow to download the chosen freeware if users decide to decline the installation of promoted software. Notice that the safest source for downloading free software is it's developers website. To avoid installation of adware be very attentive when downloading and installing free software.
If your download is managed by a download client be sure to decline installation of promoted browser plug-ins and toolbars. When installing the already downloaded free program choose custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal all of the potentially unwanted applications that are being installed together with your chosen free program.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove safe monitor virus from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware removal forum.
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