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How to remove Eye Protection from Internet browsers

Also Known As: Ads by Eye Protection
Type: Adware
Damage level: Medium

What kind of application is Eye Protection?

After downloading Eye Protection from a shady website and adding it to a browser, we found that it is an extension designed to show unwanted advertisements. Software that generates ads is classified as adware. In addition to showing ads, Eye Protection can read and change all user's data on all websites.

Eye Protection adware

More about Eye Protection adware

Eye Protection is described/promoted as an application that provides a dark mode for websites. However, it is designed to bombard users with annoying banners, pop-ups, surveys, coupons, and other advertisements. If clicked, those ads may open untrustworthy pages (e.g., deceptive pages asking to provide personal information, download questionable software, etc.).

Also, Eye Protection can read and change users' data on websites. It may be used to gather browsing data and even personal information. Thus, having Eye Protection on a browser may cause problems related to online privacy, browsing safety, and other issues.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by Eye Protection
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

It is common for adware to be promoted as legitimate, useful software. However, any adware-type app generates advertisements. A big part of adware shows ads designed to open questionable pages. Additionally, software of this type can have the capabilities of a browser-hijacking application - it can change the settings of a web browser to promote a fake search engine.

More adware examples are darkscreen, Action Colors, and Filmedia.

How did adware install on my computer?

Eye Protection gets added to a web browser after following the instructions on its "official" page. A screenshot of that page is provided below. In other cases, users install adware by clicking untrustworthy ads, using fake installers, or finishing software installations without changing certain settings.

When installers contain adware, they have "Advanced", "Custom", "Manual", or similar settings. Adware gets installed alongside other software after completing installations without changing those settings (or unticking checkboxes).

How to avoid installation of unwanted applications?

Do not complete downloads and installations without deselecting unwanted apps. Change "Custom", "Advanced", or similar settings provided in installers to avoid unwanted having unwanted apps installed on a computer or added to a browser.

Also, do not click on advertisements appearing on dubious, questionable pages (e.g., illegal movie streaming pages, torrent sites). Never allow shady pages to show notifications. Download apps only from official pages and stores. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Websites promoting Eye Protection adware:

Website used to promote Eye Protection adware (sample 1) Website used to promote Eye Protection adware (sample 2)

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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.

Eye Protection 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 unwanted browser add-ons:

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing Eye Protection 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 "Eye Protection" and other suspicious extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Removing Eye Protection adware from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by eye protection, 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 Eye Protection 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 and themes". Click "Extensions", in the opened window locate all recently-installed suspicious extensions, click on the three dots and then click "Remove".

Removing Eye Protection adware from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by eye protection 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 eye protection, 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?

Typically, adware makes a computer slower and diminishes the web browsing experience. Sometimes, it manipulates the settings of web browsers and gathers information.

What does adware do?

Adware/advertising-supported software diplays pop-ups, banners, coupons, surveys, and other ads to promote questionable websites and apps.

How do adware developers generate revenue?

Most adware developers participate in affiliate programs to get paid for promoting various products, websites, services, etc.

Will Combo Cleaner remove Eye Protection adware?

Yes, Combo Cleaner will remove adware from a computer (and a browser). It can be difficult to remove adware manually without leaving anything behind. Pretty often, files and other components belonging to adware remain in the system even after removal.

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Tomas Meskauskas

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Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

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