What kind of application is Esperanto Dictionary?
We have discovered Esperanto Dictionary while looking for deceptive websites offering to download and install questionable applications. After testing Esperanto Dictionary, we concluded that it is an adware-type application that generates advertisements and can read data on all visited pages.
Esperanto Dictionary in detail
While analyzing the Esperanto Dictionary application, our team has learned that it shows annoying advertisements used to promote questionable websites and applications. It also reads data from visited websites. Ads displayed by Esperanto Dictionary may open potentially malicious pages. Data collected by this app may be misused for malicious purposes.
|Name||Ads by Esperanto Dictionary|
|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.
More about adware
There are lots of adware-type apps that have traits of browser hijackers - they change the web browser's settings to promote a fake search engine. Typically, adware is promoted as useful, legitimate software. More adware examples are Shortcuts, Bio Diversity, Chump.
How did adware install on my computer?
We have discovered the Esperanto Dictionary adware on a deceptive website suggesting that one of the already installed browser extensions may be out of data and offering to update it. The Esperanto Dictionary got installed After following the steps provided by that deceptive website.
It is also popular for adware to be distributed using installers for other software (by bundling it with other software). Adware gets installed when users install software without changing "Custom", "Advanced", or similar settings. Those settings can be used to deselect optional installations.
How to avoid installation of unwanted applications?
Download programs and files from legitimate (official) web pages and through direct links. Avoid using other sources like unofficial pages, third-party downloaders, P2P networks, etc. Do not click on advertisements appearing on questionable websites. Also, do not download (or install) programs until optional downloads or installations are deselected.
If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Deceptive website offering to install Esperanto Dictionary:
Official download page for Esperanto Dictionary:
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Esperanto Dictionary?
- 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 any unwanted applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the Esperanto Dictionary 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 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 "Esperanto Dictionary" or other recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by esperanto dictionary, 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 esperanto dictionary 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 esperanto dictionary, 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?
Most adware users encounter diminished Internet browsing experience, decreased computer performance, or even invaded privacy.
What does adware do?
Adware generates annoying advertisements. It can also be used to promote fake search engines and collect information about its users.
How do adware developers generate revenue?
They use adware to promote various applications (or other products), websites, services. The main source of income usually is various affiliate programs.
Will Combo Cleaner remove Esperanto Dictionary adware?
Yes, Combo Cleaner will remove Esperanto Dictionary and other adware. It is recommended to remove adware automatically because manual removal does not always work - files belonging to adware remain in the system even when the adware itself is removed/no longer present.