What is Notifier PLUS?
Notifier PLUS claims to provide free computer-related technical support, and although some users may find this application legitimate and useful, this app is categorized as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP).
The developers distribute Notifier PLUS using a deceptive free software marketing method called 'bundling' - this is one of the main reasons for these negative associations.
Bundling allows developers to stealthily install bogus apps together with regular software, and therefore, Notifier PLUS usually infiltrates Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without users' consent. Following installation, various intrusive online advertisements including coupon, banner, and pop-up are displayed.
These may seem useful, however, these generated ads are likely to redirect to dubious websites containing infectious content, thus, clicking them may result in serious privacy issues or even identity theft.
Most adware-type apps gather various information types relating to Internet browsing. Notifier PLUS is no exception, since it collects IP addresses, websites visited, pages viewed, and other collected data that may be personally identifiable. Therefore, having information tracking software installed on your system can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft.
Research shows that Notifier PLUS is similar or identical to many other applications. There are hundreds of examples including Unfriend Alert, ViewPlay, Buzzdock, and Surprise Savings. These are described as legitimate and claim to enable many features, however, none provide any real value.
Notifier PLUS, and most other adware, is developed to share collected data with third parties and display intrusive online advertisements, thereby generating revenue. For these reasons, you are strongly advised to uninstall Notifier PLUS from your system immediately.
Today, distribution of bogus applications together with regular software is a common technique. Most popular freeware download websites including soft32.com, softonic.com, downloads.com, etc. monetize their traffic and free services via small programs called 'download managers'.
These are developed to offer installation of third party applications with the chosen software. These sites make assurances that their promoted apps are legitimate and virus-free, however, most are adware or malware.
Computer infections can be avoided by closely analysing each step of the free software download procedure to ensure that only the chosen application is downloaded. Furthermore, install downloaded applications using the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' options - this will reveal any concealed bundled apps listed for installation and allow you to opt-out.
If you have installed this adware, the following instructions will guide you through removal of Notifier PLUS from your system.
Deceptive free software installers used in Notifier PLUS adware distribution:
Intrusive online ads generated by Notifier PLUS adware ('Powered by Notifier PLUS'):
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- What is Notifier PLUS?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Notifier PLUS application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Notifier PLUS adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Notifier PLUS ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by Notifier PLUS' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Notifier PLUS extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Notifier PLUS 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 "Notifier PLUS", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Notifier PLUS ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Notifier PLUS adware from Internet browsers:
At time of research, Notifier PLUS did not install its browser plug-ins on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox, however, it was bundled with other adware. Therefore, you are advised to remove all potentially unwanted browser add-ons from your 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 any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the notification helper 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 all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the notification helper 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 plug-ins 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 all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with notification helper 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 notification helper 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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