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How to remove Can I locate it application

Also Known As: Ads by Can I locate it
Type: Adware
Damage level: Medium

What kind of application is Can I locate it?

Can I locate it is a browser extension described as a tool for locating active websites. We have discovered this app while examining deceptive pages. After downloading and adding the Can I locate it application, we found that it displays unwanted advertisements. Thus, we categorized this app as adware.

Can I locate it adware

More about Can I locate it

Advertisements displayed by Can I locate it should not be trusted/clicked. In most cases, clicking on ads displayed by adware opens shady websites (e.g., various scam pages, pages designed to trick visitors into agreeing to receive notifications, download sites for potentially malicious apps). Also, clicking them can cause unwanted downloads and installations.

Another reason not to have Can I locate it added to a browser is that this app can read and change all data on all web pages. It may be used to gather browsing-related information or even sensitive data. Moreover, that data may be sold to third parties or monetized in other ways.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by Can I locate it
Threat Type Adware
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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Adware in general

The purpose of adware is to display various advertisements (e.g., banners, coupons, pop-ups). In some cases, it can hijack a web browser (change its settings) and collect data. It is common for adware to be distributed using deceptive methods. More examples of advertising-supported apps are Web Ad Block, Moviety, and Tuning Videos.

How did adware install on my computer?

One of the websites promoting Can I locate it recommends removing errors from the Chrome browser before continuing to the page. Can I locate it gets added to a web browser after following the instructions on that deceptive page. Another popular way to distribute adware is to include it in installers for other software.

Software bundled with adware has "Advanced", "Custom", or other settings in its installer. Users agree to install adware when they leave those settings unchanged. Sometimes, unexpected downloads and installations are caused by clicking on shady ads designed to run certain scripts.

How to avoid installation of unwanted applications?

Download files and apps from legitimate pages and platforms. Do not use unofficial pages, third-party downloaders (and installers), P2P networks, and similar sources to download apps. Also, do not click on fake "Download" buttons or ads appearing on questionable websites (or permit such pages to show notifications).

Always deselect unwanted downloads and installations before downloading and installing programs. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Website promoting Can I locate it adware:

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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.

Can I locate it adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for any unwanted applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the unwanted application, 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 Can I Locate it adware using Combo Cleaner:

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing Can I locate it adware 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 "Can I locate it" or other suspicious browser add-ons, and remove them.

Removing Can I locate it adware from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by can i locate it, 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 Can I locate it adware 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 Can I locate it adware from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by can i locate it 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 can i locate it, 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?

The most common problems are diminished web browsing experience and decreased computer performance. In some cases, adware can invade privacy and manipulate certain web browser's settings.

What does adware do?

Adware displays unwanted advertisements. In some cases, it can hijack a web browser and collect data.

How do adware developers generate revenue?

In most cases, they generate revenue by promoting various products, websites, services, etc. They monetize adware via affiliate programs.

Will Combo Cleaner remove Can I locate it adware?

Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your computer and get rid of detected adware. When software of this type is removed manually, some of its components might still be present and running even after the removal. Thus, it is recommended to eliminate it automatically.

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Tomas Meskauskas

Tomas Meskauskas - expert security researcher, professional malware analyst.

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Medium threat activity

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