Written by Tomas Meskauskas on (updated)
What is InfiniNet?
Created by SuperWeb LLC, InfiniNet is a rogue browser plug-in claiming to enhance users' Internet browsing experience by enabling coupons, comparison shopping, and other functions. Although InfiniNet may seem a legitimate and useful browser add-on, be aware that it is considered to be adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP).
The developers of this PUP employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' to stealthily install InfiniNet on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome) without users' permission.
Following stealth installation, InfiniNet generates numerous intrusive online advertisements such as banner, interstitial, transitional, text-link, search, and full-page ads. Clicking these advertisements is likely to cause high-risk adware or malware infections.
In addition, InfiniNet tracks users' Internet browsing activity by collecting various software and hardware information that may be personally identifiable. For example: Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, unique identifier numbers, website URLs visited, search queries entered, pages viewed, and other details. This information recording can result in serious privacy issues or identity theft.
InfiniNet is identical to several hundred other rogue browser add-ons released by SuperWeb LLC. ClearThink, PodoWeb, and Donkick are just a few examples among many others. The developers of InfiniNet intentionally release identical browser extensions under different names to avoid detection by legitimate anti-virus and anti-spyware suites.
None of these browser plug-ins are useful to the user - their purpose is to generate revenue by the display of intrusive online advertisements. For this reason, you are strongly advised to uninstall InfiniNet from your Internet browsers.
Research shows that most users infect their computers with adware during download of free software via small programs called 'download clients' employed by freeware download websites such as softonic.com, download.com, soft32.com, etc.
Download clients are used by these websites as free service monetization tools, since they offer installation of promoted (according to the developers, '100% legitimate') browser add-ons together with the chosen free software. Thus, careless download and installation of freeware often results in adware or malware infections.
To avoid adware such as InfiniNet, be attentive when downloading free software and click 'Decline' to prevent installation of any additional applications offered.
Furthermore, all software downloaded from the Internet should be installed using the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' installation options, rather than 'Typical' or 'Quick' - this will reveal any bundled applications listed for installation and allow you to opt-out.
If you have already installed InfiniNet, and observe intrusive online advertisements such as "Powered by InfiniNet", "InfiniNet Deals", and "Ads by InfiniNet", read the removal instructions provided to uninstall this adware from your Internet browsers.
Deceptive free software installer used in InfiniNet adware distribution:
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- What is InfiniNet?
- STEP 1. Uninstall InfiniNet application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove InfiniNet plug-in from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove InfiniNet add-on from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove InfiniNet extension from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove InfiniNet extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
InfiniNet adware 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 "InfiniNet", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program (which causes InfiniNet ads), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove InfiniNet adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "InfiniNet", select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by infininet, 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:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate: "InfiniNet", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by infininet, 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 the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons" Click on "Extensions", in the opened window remove "InfiniNet".
Computer users who have problems with ads by infininet 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 infininet, 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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