Glindorus Virus

Also Known As: Glindorus Ads

Glindorus Deals and Ads - removal instructions

What is Glindorus?

Glindorus is a potentially unwanted application developed by Super Web LLC. It installs on users' Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) together with free software downloaded from the Internet using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. After successful installation, Glindorus generates various ads: coupon and deals ads, advertisements in search engines, etc. While developers of this browser add-on state that it is useful, saving time and money whilst shopping online using Glindorus deal ads and enhancing users' Internet browsing experience by adding multi-site searching capabilities, in fact, it is adware. The application adds no significant functionality, diminishes Internet browser performance, and generates intrusive ads.

A common source of Glindorus and other potentially unwanted applications is free software download websites, which employ 'download clients' to monetize their free software download services. Some download clients hide the 'decline' button used to opt-out of installation of promoted browser add-ons. Furthermore, download of the chosen freeware is disallowed unless computer users accept installation of advertised browser extensions. Glindorus is not a virus or malware, however, it is categorized as a potentially unwanted application or adware, and therefore, you are advised to remove it from your computer.

Glindorus deals and ads

Glindorus is similar to other adware developed by Super Web LLC, all of which installs on Internet browsers without users' consent and causes unwanted ads. Examples include Whilokii and Lucky Leap. The main purpose of these potentially unwanted applications is to generate clicks on advertisements. To avoid installation of such adware, users should be attentive when downloading free software. Today, the majority of download websites (such as download.com, soft32.com, etc.) use download clients to manage the freeware download process, and therefore, reckless installation of free software can result in adware infections. If you observe "Ads by Glindorus", "Powered by Glindorus", or "Glindorus Deals" when surfing the Internet, use the removal guide provided to eliminate Glindorus adware from your Internet browser/s.

Quick menu:

Glindorus removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" in the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate "Programs and Features".

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs".

Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the screen’s bottom-left corner, select Control Panel. In the opened window choose "Uninstall a Program".

Glindorus uninstall

In the uninstall programs window, look for "Glindorus", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove"

After uninstalling Glindorus, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended malware removal software.

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Remove Glindorus from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove Glindorus from Internet Explorer:

Glindorus removal from Internet Explorer step 1

Click on the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "Glindorus" and disable it.

Glindorus removal from Intenret explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of Glindorus, 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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the "gear" icon. Select "Internet Options".

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the "Advanced" tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the "Reset" button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you want to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the "Reset" button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove Glindorus from Google Chrome:

Glindorus removal from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu iconGoogle Chrome options icon(at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate: "Glindorus", select it and click on the trash can icon.

Glindorus removal from Google Chrome step 2

If the Glindorus extension is greyed-out and you cannot remove it ("This extension is managed and cannot be removed or disabled"), please follow this removal guide - how to remove a managed Google Chrome extension?

Optional method:

If you continue having problems with the removal of Glindorus add-on you can reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu iconGoogle Chrome options 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.

Resetting Google Chrome setting to default - accessing settings

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen click the "Reset browser settings" button.

Resetting Google Chrome settings to default - advanced settings

 In the opened window confirm that you want to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the "Reset" button.

Resetting Google Chrome settings to default - confirm that you want to reset Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove Glindorus from Mozilla Firefox:

Glindorus removal Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click on the Firefox menu firefox menu icon(at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable this add-on: "Glindorus".

Glindorus removal from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

If you have problems with the removal of Glindorus, reset your Mozilla Firefox settings to default.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window click the Firefox menu,firefox menu iconin the opened menu, click the "Open Help Menu" icon,firefox help menu

Resettings Mozilla Firefox settings to default - accessing

Select "Troubleshooting Information".

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - accessing

In the opened window click the "Reset Firefox" button.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - clicking the

In the opened window confirm that you want to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the "Reset" button.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - confirming settings reset by clicking the

Summary:

Glindorus 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. Screenshot of the free software download clients that are used in Glindorus Virus distribution:

Free software download clients used in adware distribution

To avoid installation of Glindorus Virus 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:

Using decline button to avoid installation of adware

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:

Using custom installation when downloading free software
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