Money Viking removal instructions
What is Money Viking?
Money Viking is a deceptive browser extension created by SuperWeb LLC. It claims to enhance the Internet browsing experience by delivering coupons, giving notifications of special deals/discounts available on various online stores, and enabling functions such as 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 Money Viking product suite, a FREE set of tools that work to make your browsing experience... better!" These promises often trick users into believing that Money Viking is a legitimate and useful browser plug-in. In fact, this application often infiltrates systems without users’ permission. In addition, it generates intrusive online advertisements and tracks Internet browsing activity. For these reasons, it is categorized as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP).
Research shows that Money Viking employs a 'virtual layer' to display pop-up, banner, coupon, price comparison, interstitial, transitional, search, and full-page ads. None originate from users' visited web sites and conceal underlying content, thereby significantly diminishing the Internet browsing experience. Furthermore, advertisements generated by this adware may redirect to malicious sites and, thus, clicking them can lead to further adware or malware infections. Money Viking continually monitors Internet browsing activity and tracks browsing-related information that might be personally identifiable including IP addresses, unique identifier numbers, search queries entered into search engines, website URLs visited, and pages viewed. This recorded data is shared with third parties - behavior that could result in serious privacy issues or even identity theft. If you are concerned with your privacy and Internet browsing safety, uninstall Money Viking adware immediately.
SuperWeb LLC has released several hundred potentially unwanted programs (for example, Lucky Bright, Outrageous Deal, and Primary Color) - all identical to Money Viking. Although they claim to improve the Internet browsing experience, none provide users with any real value. Applications developed by this company are designed to generate revenue for the developers. Rather than providing any of the promised features, Money Viking and other identical apps, continually track Internet browsing activity and collect personally identifiable information.
How did Money Viking install on my computer?
Money Viking is distributed as a 'bundle' with other software. Bundling is a deceptive software marketing method used to stealthily install additional programs with regular software/apps. The developers conceal rogue apps within the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings. Therefore, users who rush the download/installation processes and skip most steps, often install rogue programs inadvertently. The developers are concerned only with amount of revenue generated (which is dependent on the number of distributed PUPs) and, thus, do not properly disclose installation of apps such as Money Viking.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
This situation can be prevented by taking two simple steps. Firstly, closely analyze each step of download and installation processes using the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings. Secondly, never accept offers to download or install additional applications, and opt-out of those already included - there is a high probability that third party programs will be rogue.
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- What is Money Viking?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Money Viking application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Money Viking adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Money Viking ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by Money Viking' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Money Viking ads from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Money Viking adware removal:
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 "Money Viking", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Money Viking ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Money Viking 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 "Money Viking", select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the money viking 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 "Money Viking", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the money viking 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 "Money Viking".
Computer users who have problems with money viking 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 money viking 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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