ZoomPic removal instructions
What is ZoomPic?
Created by Resoft Ltd, the ZoomPic application infiltrates computers via free software downloads. Internet users often install ZoomPic adware inadvertently without their consent when downloading and installing freeware. At time of research, this browser plug-in was distributed using deceptive freeware 'download clients' and fake downloads including, for example, fake Java updates or fake Internet browser updates. Developers of this add-on claim that it enhances the Internet browsing experience by enabling image zooming on various websites. While this functionality may seem legitimate, be aware that ZoomPic is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application.
This unwanted ads-generating adware is also known to track users' Internet browsing activity by recording IP addresses, web pages visited, browsing history, and other information. This monitoring can lead to privacy issues and identity theft. ZoomPic is not technically a virus or malware, however, it is a potentially unwanted application, and therefore, you are advised to eliminate it from your Internet browsers.
ZoomPic is similar to other potentially unwanted applications (that install together with free software) including, for example, softwarerefresher, myloginbox, shieldme, and selection tools. These browser plug-ins add no significant value and cause intrusive ads. To avoid installation of adware, be attentive when downloading free software since, today, most free software download websites employ 'download clients' to monetize their free services. Download clients are small programs offering installation of advertised browser plug-ins together with the chosen freeware. Some download clients are deceptive, and therefore, it is important to inspect each download step. If your download is managed by a download client, opt-out of installation of ZoomPic, or other adware, by clicking the 'decline' button when additional software is offered. If you have already installed this app, use the removal guide provided to eliminate this potentially unwanted application from your computer.
Deceptive free software installers used in ZoomPic adware distribution:
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- What is ZoomPic?
- STEP 1. Uninstall ZoomPic application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove ZoomPic ads from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove ZoomPic adware from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by ZoomPic' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove ZoomPic extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
ZoomPic adware removal:
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.
Windows XP users:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 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.
Mac 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 "ZoomPic", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program (that causes ZoomPic ads), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove ZoomPic adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gears" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "ZoomPic" any other recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the zoompic 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 "Extensions". Locate "ZoomPic" and any other recently-installed suspicious add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the zoompic 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 the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove "ZoomPic" and any other recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with zoompic 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 zoompic 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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