What is EnterDigital?
Developed by SuperWeb LLC, EnterDigital is a rogue browser add-on claiming to enhance the Internet browsing experience by enabling comparison shopping, coupons, and other functions. Although this may seem legitimate and useful functionality, be aware that EnterDigital is considered to be a potentially unwanted program (PUP) or adware.
This rogue plug-in employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional applications together with the chosen software) to install on Internet browsers without users' consent.
Following successful installation on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome, EnterDigital generates various intrusive online advertisements such as banner, interstitial, search, transitional, pop-up, and full-page ads. It is highly probable that clicking advertisements generated by EnterDigital will cause high-risk adware or malware infections.
Additionally, users' Internet browsing activity is continually monitored, since EnterDigital tracks various software and hardware information, including IP addresses (to determine geographic locations), website URLs visited, search queries entered into search engines, pages viewed, unique identifier numbers, and other similar details that may be personally identifiable.
This information tracking may lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. Be aware that SuperWeb LLC has released several hundred potentially unwanted programs identical to EnterDigital including, for example, Eye Perform, AppSuper, Techgile, and Surf Slide.
None of these (including EnterDigital) add any real value for the user - this company intentionally releases identical browser extensions under different names to avoid detection by legitimate anti-spyware and anti-virus programs.
The purpose of these applications is to generate revenue by the display of intrusive online ads and sharing collected information with third parties. Therefore, Internet users are strongly advised to eliminate EnterDigital from their browsers.
Close examination of EnterDigital reveals that it is mostly distributed via small programs called 'download clients' on freeware download websites such as softonic.com, download.com, and soft32.com.
Download clients are used by these websites as free services monetization tools, since they offer installation of advertised '100% legitimate and virus-free' browser plug-ins together with the chosen free software. Thus, careless download and installation of freeware frequently results in adware or malware infections.
This situation can be avoided by closely observing each step of the free software download procedure and clicking 'Decline' if installation of any additional programs is offered. Furthermore, if you are installing downloaded software, select the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' installation options - this will reveal any bundled applications listed for installation and allow you to opt-out.
If your computer is infected with EnterDigital, and you observe 'Ads by EnterDigital', 'Powered by EnterDigital', and 'EnterDigital Deals' advertisements while browsing the Internet, follow the removal guide provided to uninstall this adware from your system.
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- What is EnterDigital?
- STEP 1. Uninstall EnterDigital application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove EnterDigital plug-in from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove EnterDigital add-on from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove EnterDigital extension from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove EnterDigital extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
EnterDigital 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 "EnterDigital", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program (which causes EnterDigital ads), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove EnterDigital adware 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 "EnterDigital", select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the enterdigital adware, 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: "EnterDigital", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the enterdigital adware, 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 "EnterDigital".
Computer users who have problems with enterdigital adware 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 enterdigital adware, 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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