Computer Chair Adware
Written by Tomas Meskauskas on (updated)
What is Computer Chair?
Developed by SuperWeb LLC, Computer Chair is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that claims to improve the Internet browsing experience by displaying coupons, enabling comparison shopping, and other similar features
- "We're passionate about improving web by providing the best tools to enhance the browsing experience, from searching the web to comparing online deals to find the best prices. We've combined all of our great ideas into the Computer Chair product suite, a FREE set of tools that work to make your browsing experience... better!"
Some users may believe that this application is legitimate and useful, however, it is classed as adware. Computer Chair stealthily infiltrates Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, and then displays various advertisements and tracks Internet browsing activity.
The types of advertisements displayed by this adware include interstitial, transitional, search, pop-up, banner, and many others. To display them, Computer Chair employs a virtual layer that enables placement of third party graphical content on any website visited. Some pop-up as new browser tabs or windows, thereby increasing the chance of accidental user clicks.
These displayed ads diminish the Internet browsing experience by hiding underlying content, and they may also redirect to rogue websites. There is a high probability that clicking them will result in a high-risk computer infections.
Furthermore, users' Internet browsing activity is continually monitored, since Computer Chair collects IP addresses, websites visited, search queries entered into search engines, pages viewed, and other similar information. This gathered data may contain personally identifiable information and is often shared with third parties to generate revenue.
For this reason, having Computer Chair installed on your system can lead to serious privacy issues. You are strongly advised to uninstall this adware. from your system
The developers of this application have released hundreds of PUPs identical to Computer Chair including Swift Record, Jump Flip, The Results Hub, and Record Page.
These apps claim to provide identical features, however, no applications developed by SuperWeb LLC provide the functionality promised - they are released to generate revenue by displaying intrusive online advertisements and gathering personally identifiable information. Computer Chair, and other adware developed by this company, is useless to the user.
How did Computer Chair install on my computer?
The developers of Computer Chair employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional programs with the chosen software) to install this adware on Internet browsers without users' permission. Since most users do not pay close enough attention when downloading and installing software, bundling is extremely effective.
Many users skip most/all of the download/installation procedures, unaware that bogus apps are commonly hidden within the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' options - in this way, they inadvertently install PUPs such as Computer Chair.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Installation of bogus applications can be avoided by taking two simple steps. Firstly, each step of the free software download procedure should be closely observed, and all offers to install additional programs, declined.
Secondly, all downloaded programs should be installed using the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' options, rather than 'Quick' or 'Typical' - this will reveal any concealed software listed for installation and allow you to opt-out.
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- What is Computer Chair?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Computer Chair application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Computer Chair adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Computer Chair ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by Computer Chair' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Computer Chair ads from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Computer Chair 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 "Computer Chair", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Computer Chair ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Computer Chair 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 "Computer Chair", select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by computer chair, 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 "Computer Chair", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by computer chair, 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 "Computer Chair".
Computer users who have problems with ads by computer chair 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 computer chair, 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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