Multitimer Adware

Also Known As: Multitimer potentially unwanted program
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Multitimer removal instructions

What is Multitimer?

Multitimer is a deceptive application presented as a great tool to increase work productivity. Judging on appearance alone, Multitimer may seem legitimate and useful, however, this app is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and adware. There are three main reasons for these negative associations: 1) installation without permission; 2) tracking of users' Internet browsing activity, and; 3) display of intrusive online advertisements.

Multitimer adware

Following infiltration, Multitimer records user-system information relating to Internet browsing activity. Collected data (IP addresses, search queries, URLs visited, pages viewed, etc.) typically includes personal details that Multitimer's developers sell to third parties (potentially, cyber criminals). These people generate revenue by misusing private information. Therefore, the presence of data-tracking applications can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. Another important issue is display of ads. Multitimer delivers coupon, banner, pop-up, and other similar advertisements. To achieve this, Multitimer uses tools that enable placement of third party graphical content on any visited website. Therefore, displayed ads are likely to conceal visited website content, significantly diminishing the browsing experience. Furthermore, some lead to malicious websites or even execute scripts that stealthily download and install malware/PUPs. Therefore, even a single click can result in high-risk computer infections. For these reasons, uninstall Multitimer adware immediately.

There are dozens of potentially unwanted programs that share similarities with Multitimer. The list of examples includes (but it is not limited to) System Table, ImpaqSpeed, FAassistant, and SearchAwesome. All offer "useful functionality", but these claims are merely attempts to give the impression of legitimacy. Programs such as Multitimer are designed only to generate revenue for the developers. They provide no real value for regular users, deliver intrusive ads, and gather sensitive data, thereby posing a threat to your privacy and Internet browsing safety.

How did Multitimer install on my computer?

Multitimer is free for anyone to download on its official website, however, this PUP often infiltrates systems without consent, since developers proliferate it using the aforementioned intrusive advertisements and a deceptive marketing method called "bundling" (stealth installation of third party applications with regular [typically free] software). Developers hide "bundled" PUPs within various sections (typically "Custom" or "Advanced" settings) of the download/installation processes. Many users are likely to click advertisements and skip download/installation steps. This behavior often leads to inadvertent installation of PUPs such as Multitimer - users expose their systems to risk of various infections and compromise their privacy.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

To prevent PUP infiltration, be very cautious when browsing the Internet and downloading/installing software. Intrusive advertisements typically seem legitimate, since developers invest a great deal of time and resources into their design. Most, however, lead to dubious websites (gambling, adult dating, pornography, survey, etc.) If you encounter them, immediately remove all suspicious applications and browser extensions. In addition, select "Custom/Advanced" settings and carefully analyze each window of the download/installation dialogs. Opt-out of all additionally-included programs and decline offers to download/install them. You are also advised to download your software from official sources only, using direct download links. Third party downloaders/installers are monetized using the "bundling" method, and thus should never be used. Poor knowledge of these threats and rushing steps are the main reasons for computer infections - the key to safety is caution.

Official Multitimer adware installation setup:

Multitimer adware's installation setup

Deceptive free software installer setup distributing Multitimer adware:

Deceptive installer used to distribute Multitimer adware

Quick menu:

Multitimer adware removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

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:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

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

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

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:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

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.

Multitimer adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "Multitimer version 1.0", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Multitimer ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.


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Remove Multitimer adware from Internet browsers:

At time of research, Multitimer did not install its browser plug-ins on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox, however, it was bundled with other adware. Therefore, you are advised to remove all potentially unwanted browser add-ons from your Internet browsers.

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

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing Multitimer ads from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Removing Multitimer ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the multitimer potentially unwanted program, 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 wish 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 malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing Multitimer  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.

Removing Multitimer ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the multitimer potentially unwanted program, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

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

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing Multitimer ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.

Removing Multitimer ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with multitimer potentially unwanted program removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

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Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.

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