What kind of application is One Click Image Downloader?
While inspecting the One Click Image Downloader application, we found that it is an advertising-supported browser extension. Apps of this type display unwanted advertisements. We discovered at least two deceptive websites promoting One Click Image Downloader.
One Click Image Downloader in detail
The description of the One Click Image Downloader app says that this app allows users to easily download images from any website with just one click. However, this app also shows ads that can open untrustworthy websites.
Advertising-supported applications often display ads that can open technical support scam sites, web pages offering (or urging) to download shady applications, asking to provide sensitive information, etc. Moreover, those ads can be designed to execute certain scripts to download or install unwanted software.
In addition to showing intrusive ads, One Click Image Downloader can read and change data on all websites. Thus, this app may be used to gather browsing-related and other information that could be used for marketing purposes, sold to third parties, or monetized in other ways.
|Name||Ads by One Click Image Downloader|
|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
Adware can be used to promote shady (and fake) search engines. It can be designed to hijack web browsers by changing their settings. Typically, browser-hijacking apps promote questionable search engines by changing the default search engine, homepage, and (or) new tab page.
How did adware install on my computer?
One Click Image Downloader is promoted on websites claiming that a free extension might be required. It gets added to a web browser after completing the steps on those pages. Another deceptive way to distribute adware is to bundle it with other software (include it in installers).
Installers containing adware usually have "Advanced", "Custom", or similar settings. Users install adware alongside other software when they finish installations without changing those settings. Sometimes, unexpected downloads and (or) installations are caused via dubious ads and notifications from untrustworthy pages.
How to avoid installation of unwanted applications?
Read reviews before downloading applications. Download them from official pages and verified stores only. Do not use other sources (like P2P networks, third-party downloaders, stores, shady pages, etc.) to download apps. Do not trust advertisements on suspicious pages. Never agree to receive notifications from shady websites.
Deselect unwanted apps included in software installers before finishing installations. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
One official and two shady websites promoting One Click Image Downloader:
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is One Click Image Downloader?
- 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 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:
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 "One Click Image Downloader" and other suspicious extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by one click image downloader, 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 and themes". Click "Extensions", in the opened window locate all recently-installed suspicious extensions, click on the three dots and then click "Remove".
Computer users who have problems with ads by one click image downloader 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 one click image downloader, 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?
Typically, adware diminishes the web browsing experience by bombarding users with intrusive/annoying advertisements. Also, adware can slow down a computer and cause issues related to online privacy.
What does adware do?
The main purpose of adware is to show ads. Also, it can hijack web browsers and gather various data.
How do adware developers generate revenue?
Most adware developers monetize adware by participating in affiliate programs. They promote various pages, services, products, etc.
Will Combo Cleaner remove One Click Image Downloader adware?
Combo Cleaner eliminates all adware-type applications. It is recommended to remove adware with specialized software. Manual removal is not always the best way to eliminate adware - components belonging to adware may remain in the system even after the removal.