Kellystoys removal instructions
What is Kellystoys?
Kellystoys is a deceptive browser extension claiming to save time and money while shopping online - "Kelley’s Toys helps you get live price comparison with the products you are viewing online. We cover hundreds of millions of products from dozens of online merchants. simply go to your favorite online store, search for your desired product and Kelley’s Toys will locate a better deal for you." This may seem useful functionality, however, these claims are merely attempts to give the impression of legitimate software and to trick users to install. Kellystoys is considered to be adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). One of the main reasons for these negative associations is the practice of stealth installation of this software without users' consent. Furthermore, this application generates intrusive online advertisements and monitors Internet browsing activity.
Kellystoys is regular adware and similar to hundreds of other PUPs offering similar features. Kellystoys, and many other apps such as GamingCandy, Surf Speed Monitor, and LightningDownloader provide none of the features promised. The purpose of adware-type apps is to generate revenue for the developers by displaying advertisements and collecting personally identifiable information.
How did Kellystoys install on my computer?
As with other regular adware, Kellystoys is distributed using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. Bundling is a way to stealthily install third party apps together with regular software, and since most users do not pay enough attention when downloading/installing software, this method is extremely effective. By rushing installation and skipping most steps, users often inadvertently install bogus apps such as Kellystoys - they do not realize that bogus apps are concealed within 'Custom' or 'Advanced' options.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
If you are downloading software from a freeware download website, select the direct download (some sites still provide this option). If you are forced to use a download app, closely analyze each step of the procedure and decline all offers to install third parties. In fact, downloading from the official website of the software is the easiest and safest method. Once download is complete, select the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' installations options - this will reveal any bundled apps listed for installation and allow you to opt-out.
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- What is Kellystoys?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Kellystoys application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Kellystoys adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Kellystoys ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by Kellystoys' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Kellystoys extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Kellystoys 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 "Kellystoys", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Kellystoys ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Kellystoys 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 "Kellystoys", select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the kellystoys 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 "Kellystoys", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the kellystoys 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 "Kellystoys".
Computer users who have problems with kellystoys 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 kellystoys 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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