Gravity Space removal instructions
What is Gravity Space?
Developed by SuperWeb LLC, Gravity Space is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) claiming to improve the Internet browsing experience by enabling coupons and comparison shopping - "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 Gravity Space product suite, a FREE set of tools that work to make your browsing experience... better!" Some users may find this application legitimate and useful, however, it is categorized as adware. There are a number of reasons for these negative associations. Firstly, Gravity Space infiltrates systems without users' permission. Secondly, it displays intrusive online advertisements and tracks Internet browsing activity.
Gravity Space displays interstitial, transitional, banner, full-page, coupon, search, and other similar ads. To achieve this, the app uses a virtual layer allowing placement of various third party graphical content on any website visited. These ads diminish the Internet browsing experience by concealing the underlying content and might cause further computer infections, since some of them redirect to untrusted sites. In addition, users' Internet browsing activity is continually monitored. Gravity Space collects information such as IP addresses (to determine geolocations), websites visited, Internet search queries, pages viewed, and so on. This collected information may contain personally identifiable information that is later shared with third parties. Therefore, having Gravity Space installed on your computer can result in serious privacy issues or even identity theft. For these reasons, you are strongly advised to uninstall this PUP.
The developers of this application have released several hundred identical applications including Gravity Space. SuperWeb LLC releases identical browser plug-ins (for example, Swift Record, Computer Chair, Jump Flip, and Record Page) under different names to trick anti-spyware and anti-virus suites and prevent detection. The apps offer identical features, however, neither Gravity Space, nor any other applications developed by SuperWeb LLC, provide the features promised. These applications are designed to generate revenue by delivering intrusive online ads and gathering personally identifiable information. They provide no real value for users.
How did Gravity Space install on my computer?
As with other adware developed by SuperWeb LLC, Gravity Space is distributed using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' - stealth installation of third party apps with regular software. Many users do not pay close enough attention and rush the download/installation processes. Commonly, rogue applications are concealed within the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings, and therefore, by skipping some/all of the download/installation steps, users inadvertently install PUPs such as Gravity Space.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Installation of bogus applications can be avoided by taking two simple steps. Firstly, software should be downloaded with caution - follow each step of the procedure and decline all offers to install third party apps. Furthermore, choose the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' installation options, rather than 'Quick' or 'Typical' - this will reveal any bundled applications listed for installation and enable you to opt-out.
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- What is Gravity Space?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Gravity Space application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Gravity Space adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Gravity Space ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by Gravity Space' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Gravity Space ads from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Gravity Space 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 "Gravity Space", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Gravity Space ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Gravity Space ads 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 "Gravity Space", select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the gravity space 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 "Gravity Space", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the gravity space 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 "Gravity Space".
Computer users who have problems with gravity space 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 gravity space 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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