What is NetTock?
NetTock is a potentially unwanted application developed by SuperWeb LLC. This browser add-on is compatible with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome, and promises to enhance the quality of users' Internet browsing experience by enabling coupons, comparison shopping, displaying website trust ratings, etc.
Although this added functionality may seem legitimate, users should be aware that NetTock is considered to be adware. The add-on infiltrates browsers using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling', which stealthily installs additional programs together with the chosen free software.
After successful installation, NetTock generates various intrusive advertisements, including search, banner, text link, interstitial, transitional, and full page ads.
Furthermore, this potentially unwanted browser extension tracks users' Internet browsing activity by recording information such as URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries, browser information, IP addresses, and unique identifier numbers. The presence of NetTock on your system may lead to serious privacy issues, identity theft, or malware infections.
SuperWeb LLC (developers of this adware) have released over a hundred identical browser plug-ins including DoughGo, Fralimbo, and CommonShare. This company releases identical browser add-ons under different names to avoid detection by legitimate anti-virus and anti-spyware programs.
Note that none of these plug-ins, including NetTock, add any real value for Internet users. The main purpose of these potentially unwanted applications is to generate revenue from the display of intrusive online advertisements.
Internet users should be aware that the majority of current freeware download websites including, for example, download.com, soft32.com, softonic.com, and many others, use 'download managers' to monetize their free services. Download managers are small programs offering installation of potentially unwanted applications along with the chosen freeware.
Thoughtless download and installation of free software may result in adware infections. To avoid infiltration of Internet browser extensions such as NetTock, or other similar adware, closely inspect each step of the freeware installation wizard and decline installation of advertised browser add-ons.
When installing free software, choose the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' installation settings, rather than 'Quick' or 'Typical' to reveal any hidden potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with the chosen freeware.
Internet users who observe "Ads by NetTock", "NetTock Deals", or "Powered by NetTock" advertisements should follow this removal guide to eliminate this rogue plug-in from their Internet browser/s.
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- What is NetTock?
- STEP 1. Uninstall NetTock application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove NetTock add-on from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove NetTock plugin from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove NetTock extension from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove NetTock extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
NetTock ads removal:
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 "NetTock", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program (which causes NetTock ads), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove NetTock ads from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click on the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "NetTock", select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the nettock virus, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
(at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate: "NetTock", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the nettock virus, 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 plugins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click on the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window remove "NetTock".
Computer users who have problems with nettock virus 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 nettock virus, 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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