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How to remove the Easy-Eye application from a web browser

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

What kind of application is Easy-Eye?

After analyzing the Easy-Eye browser extension, we found that it shows annoying advertisements and is supposed to provide a dark mode for simple pages. Apps that display unwanted ads are classified as adware. Our team discovered Easy-Eye on a deceptive page claiming that adding this app to a web browser might be required.

Easy-Eye adware

More about Easy-Eye application

Easy-Eye is an untrustworthy browser extension that can show ads designed to open shady web pages. Those ads may open phishing websites, technical support scam pages, or even malicious sites. Also, they may open websites promoting potentially malicious apps. It is also possible that clicking on ads shown by Easy-Eye may cause unwanted downloads and installations.

In addition to showing ads, Easy-Eye can read and change data on all websites. Its developers may be using it to gather information about users. Moreover, collected data might be misused for malicious purposes (e.g., sold to third parties). Thus, the presence of the Easy-Eye app may lead to various issues.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by Easy-Eye
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

Adware bombards users with unwanted (mainly intrusive) advertisements. Additionally, adware can hijack a web browser and gather various information. In most cases, users download and install adware inadvertently. Removing any installed/added adware-type apps from browsers and computers as soon as possible is strongly recommended.

More adware examples are Find My Package For Free, Audio Player, and Webpage Text Reader.

How did adware install on my computer?

Easy-Eye gets added to a web browser after completing the steps on a deceptive website (a screenshot of the website promoting Easy-Eye is provided below). Also, this and other adware may be distributed via untrustworthy advertisements, fake installers, software bundles, etc.

Adware gets installed alongside other software when users finish installation processes without changing the settings provided in installers. Typically, installers have "Advanced", "Custom", and similar settings that can be used to deselect optional installations.

How to avoid installation of unwanted applications?

Do not finish downloading and installing programs without deselecting unwanted applications. It can be achieved by changing "Custom", "Advanced", or similar settings (or unticking checkboxes) presented in downloaders and installers.

Also, do not trust advertisements appearing on dubious, questionable websites. Never allow shady pages to show notifications. Use official pages and stores as sources for downloading apps/files. 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 page promoting Easy-Eye adware:

easy-eye adware deceptive promoter

Another page promoting Easy-Eye adware:

easy-eye adware promoting website

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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.

Easy-Eye 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 Easy-Eye 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 "Easy-Eye" and other recently-installed suspicious extensions, select them and click "Remove".

Removing Easy-Eye adware from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by easy-eye, 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 Easy-Eye 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 Easy-Eye adware from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by easy-eye 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 easy-eye, 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?

In most cases, adware causes problems such as diminished web browsing experience and slower computer performance. In some cases, adware can gather sensitive information (e.g., passwords, credit card details), which can lead to monetary loss and other issues.

What does adware do?

Usually, adware is promoted as useful software. However, any adware-type app shows annoying advertisements.

How do adware developers generate revenue?

One of the most popular ways to monetize adware is to participate in affiliate programs. Adware developers get paid for promoting products, services, websites, etc.

Will Combo Cleaner remove Easy-Eye adware?

Combo Cleaner will scan the operating system and eliminate all detected adware. It is worth mentioning that it can be difficult to remove adware - files (or other components) belonging to adware may remain in the system even after the removal. Combo Cleaner completely removes adware without leaving any data belonging to the adware in the system.

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About the author:

Tomas Meskauskas

Tomas Meskauskas - expert security researcher, professional malware analyst.

I am passionate about computer security and technology. I have an experience of over 10 years working in various companies related to computer technical issue solving and Internet security. I have been working as an author and editor for pcrisk.com since 2010. Follow me on Twitter and LinkedIn to stay informed about the latest online security threats. Contact 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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