What kind of software is NoteIt?
NoteIt is advertised as a tool allowing users to send important notes privately. It also bombards users with annoying advertisements. Therefore, it falls into the category of adware/advertising-supported software. It is worth mentioning that users often install adware unknowingly.
NoteIt adware in detail
Adware generates banners, pop-ups, coupons, or other types of ads. Ads displayed by programs like NoteIt can open untrustworthy web pages. For example, download pages for potentially unwanted apps (PUAs), various scams, phishing pages, and so on.
In some cases, ads displayed by adware can run certain scripts and download or even install questionable software. For these reasons, NoteIt and similar programs should not be trusted (installed).
|Name||Ads by NoteIt|
|Detection Names (Installer)||Avast (Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]), AVG (Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]), ESET-NOD32 (A Variant Of Win32/Adware.BookLot.A), Lionic (Riskware.Win32.Generic.1!c), Sophos (Generic PUA PP (PUA)), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Detection Names (Application)||Comodo (ApplicUnwnt@0), ESET-NOD32 (A Variant Of Win32/Adware.BookLot.A), K7AntiVirus (Adware ( 0057f0a71 )), Zillya (Adware.BookLot.Win32.1), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Symptoms||Your computer becomes slower than normal, you see unwanted pop-up ads, you are redirected to dubious websites.|
|Distribution methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake Flash Player installers, torrent file downloads.|
|Damage||Internet browser tracking (potential privacy issues), display of unwanted ads, redirects to dubious websites, loss of private information.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Combo Cleaner.
Potentially unwanted applications in general
Adware can be designed to hijack web browsers to promote fake search engines and collect various data. Fake search engines can be used to promote shady websites. Information collected by adware can be misused for malicious purposes. More adware examples are SmartTravel, Pureweb, AdBlock Master.
How did adware install on my computer?
It is common for adware to be distributed via installers for other software. This distribution method is called bundling. Users install adware when they do not deselect optional installations before installing software. Usually, unwanted apps can be deselected in "Custom", "Manual", "Advanced", or other settings that installers have.
Sometimes, users download or install adware by clicking on deceptive ads designed to run certain scripts or fake installers. It is worth mentioning that adware is often promoted without mentioning that it generates advertisements.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Do not use third-party downloaders, installers, Peer-to-Peer networks like eMule, torrent clients, questionable websites, and similar sources to download or install programs (or files). Use official pages and direct links for that. Do not finish downloading or installing programs without deselecting unwanted downloads or installations.
Also, avoid clicking on advertisements that appear on questionable pages. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Download page for NoteIt adware:
Instant automatic malware removal:
Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Combo Cleaner is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of malware. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is NoteIt?
- STEP 1. Uninstall adware applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove rogue plug-ins from Google Chrome.
- STEP 3. Remove adware-type extensions from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 4. Remove malicious extensions from Safari.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 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.
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.
macOS (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 "NoteIt - NoteIt for Desktop" or any other potentially unwanted applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes NoteIt redirects, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the 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.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by noteit, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the 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.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with ads by noteit 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 Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox 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.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by noteit, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, 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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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What harm can adware cause?
Adware can be the reason behind diminished web browsing experience, potential decrease in system's performance, and problems related to online privacy, browsing safety.
What does adware do?
Adware generates intrusive advertisements. Also, it can be designed to gather various data, change web browser's settings to promote a fake search engine.
How do adware developers generate revenue?
Adware is used to promote various products, websites, or services. Usually, it is monetized through various affiliate programs.
Will Combo Cleaner remove NoteIt adware?
Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your computer and eliminate NoteIt and other adware-type applications. In order to avoid files belonging to adware remaining in the operating system even after the removal, it is recommended to remove it automatically (using specialized software).