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How to remove NoteIt adware?

Also Known As: Ads by NoteIt
Type: Adware
Damage level: Medium

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 pop-up redirects

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).

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by NoteIt
Threat Type Adware
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)

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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:

noteit adware promoter

NoteIt's installer:

noteit adware installer

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Quick menu:

Adware removal:

Windows 11 users:

Accessing Apps and Features in Windows 11

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:

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.

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.

macOS (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.

NoteIt adware uninstall via Control Panel

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:

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing NoteIt  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 NoteIt ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by noteit, 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 NoteIt 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 "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.

Removing NoteIt ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

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, 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 (Chromium) logoRemove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) 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.

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by noteit, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 1

In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 2

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.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.

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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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).

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