Easy methods to delete RevContent from PCs (Remove Adware)
RevContent is very devastating malware and computer infection that is belongs to adware family. It attempts to execute malicious unwanted programs in your System background without your knowledge that allows the attackers to access or controls your PCs in their own ways. It traces your online habits and steals your sensitive information as well. For more details, you can read this article carefully. Let’s starts the discussion.
What is RevContent PUA?
RevContent is potentially unwanted application that is designed to run malicious advertisements means deliver lots of unwanted ads or popup messages on your browser. This nasty application fills its platform with commercial contents in order to promote third parties’ products & services to generate some revenue from them. It adds RevContent extension to your browser without your permission and allows the hackers to trace your online activities. However, these unwanted advertisements spread series of adware in your computer and corrupt major genuine functions or applications of your computer immediately. So, it is important to delete RevContent infection from machine as soon as possible.
RevContent adware is capable of hijacking your main browser including Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Opera, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and other browsers. It changes the default setting of homepage; new tab and search engine of your browser that can cause redirect your browser’s search on unwanted websites constantly. In other words, we can say that you can’t visit the website that you want due to its nasty behaviors. Like other browser hijacker, RevContent not only affected your browser but also infect entire System deeply. This dubious malware targets your Windows PCs and does malicious infection in your computer without permission.
Type: Adware, PUP, PUA, browser hijacker, redirect virus
Browser infected: IE, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Edge, etc
System infected: Windows OS based machine
Description: This cunning malware is capable of hijacking your main browser by adding malicious extensions or add-ons to your browser. Attackers behind this development attempt to engage you on scam/porn/shady/third parties’ websites and trick you into downloading/installing potentially unwanted applications in your machine.
Distribution methods: Fake Flash Player installers or other fake software updates, malicious ads or popup messages, free software packages (method of bundling), suspicious hyperlinks and many other tricks.
Motives of crooks: The main purpose of cybercriminals malware attack is to steal your crucial & confidential information and shares it to other hackers or third parties to generate some income. They also want to steal your money from your wallet or e-wallet.
Removal Solution: To remove RevContent or similar infection, we recommended you to scan your computer with strong antivirus software.
What RevContent does?
Initially, RevContent disables major genuine applications including antivirus software, Firewall security, Control panel, Command prompt and other applications that cause serious troubles. Due to blocked security tools/software, it is hard to detect/delete this harmful malware in your computer. Cybercriminals are behind this illegal tactics. They never do any mercy with you. Its main aim is to collect your some information such as IP address, URLs search, user name & password of your various accounts, banking information and more details. However, it can bombard your computer with harmful malware like Trojan, worms, ransomware and other viruses that can make your System useless.
How your System gets infected from RevContent?
RevContent is generally get enters into your machine accidently from bundles of free software packages which you are downloaded from internet. Malware programmers or scammers use “Software Bundling” methods to install some additional programs with free software packages in your computer. These additional programs can be adware, PUA, Trojan, ransomware, worms or other malware that can infect your machine deeply.
But it is possible to avoid the installation of these misleading additional programs. Software developers recommended you to choose custom/advance setting settings for the installation of freeware in your machine. If these settings are not given, then you can cancel the process of installation.
- Keep up-to-date your operating System like Windows, Mac, Linux and other OS
- Scan your computer with powerful antivirus software in regular time intervals
- Remove all the faculty software and update rest of genuine software running in your machine.
- Be alert while surfing online and avoid installing freeware or shareware from unknown sources.
Antimalware Details And User Guide
Important Note: This malware asks you to enable the web browser notifications. So, before you go the manual removal process, execute these steps.
Google Chrome (PC)
- Go to right upper corner of the screen and click on three dots to open the Menu button
- Select “Settings”. Scroll the mouse downward to choose “Advanced” option
- Go to “Privacy and Security” section by scrolling downward and then select “Content settings” and then “Notification” option
- Find each suspicious URLs and click on three dots on the right side and choose “Block” or “Remove” option
Google Chrome (Android)
- Go to right upper corner of the screen and click on three dots to open the menu button and then click on “Settings”
- Scroll down further to click on “site settings” and then press on “notifications” option
- In the newly opened window, choose each suspicious URLs one by one
- In the permission section, select “notification” and “Off” the toggle button
- On the right corner of the screen, you will notice three dots which is the “Menu” button
- Select “Options” and choose “Privacy and Security” in the toolbar present in the left side of the screen
- Slowly scroll down and go to “Permission” section then choose “Settings” option next to “Notifications”
- In the newly opened window, select all the suspicious URLs. Click on the drop-down menu and select “Block”
- In the Internet Explorer window, select the Gear button present on the right corner
- Choose “Internet Options”
- Select “Privacy” tab and then “Settings” under the “Pop-up Blocker” section
- Select all the suspicious URLs one by one and click on the “Remove” option
- Open the Microsoft Edge and click on the three dots on the right corner of the screen to open the menu
- Scroll down and select “Settings”
- Scroll down further to choose “view advanced settings”
- In the “Website Permission” option, click on “Manage” option
- Click on switch under every suspicious URL
- On the upper right side corner, click on “Safari” and then select “Preferences”
- Go to “website” tab and then choose “Notification” section on the left pane
- Search for the suspicious URLs and choose “Deny” option for each one of them
Manual Steps to Remove RevContent:
Remove the related items of RevContent using Control-Panel
Windows 7 Users
Click “Start” (the windows logo at the bottom left corner of the desktop screen), select “Control Panel”. Locate the “Programs” and then followed by clicking on “Uninstall Program”
Windows XP Users
Click “Start” and then choose “Settings” and then click “Control Panel”. Search and click on “Add or Remove Program’ option
Windows 10 and 8 Users:
Go to the lower left corner of the screen and right-click. In the “Quick Access” menu, choose “Control Panel”. In the newly opened window, choose “Program and Features”
Mac OSX Users
Click on “Finder” option. Choose “Application” in the newly opened screen. In the “Application” folder, drag the app to “Trash”. Right click on the Trash icon and then click on “Empty Trash”.
In the uninstall programs window, search for the PUAs. Choose all the unwanted and suspicious entries and click on “Uninstall” or “Remove”.
After you uninstall all the potentially unwanted program causing RevContent issues, scan your computer with an anti-malware tool for any remaining PUPs and PUAs or possible malware infection. To scan the PC, use the recommended the anti-malware tool.
How to Remove Adware (RevContent) from Internet Browsers
Delete malicious add-ons and extensions from IE
Click on the gear icon at the top right corner of Internet Explorer. Select “Manage Add-ons”. Search for any recently installed plug-ins or add-ons and click on “Remove”.
If you still face issues related to RevContent removal, you can reset the Internet Explorer to its default setting.
Windows XP users: Press on “Start” and click “Run”. In the newly opened window, type “inetcpl.cpl” and click on the “Advanced” tab and then press on “Reset”.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 Users: Press the Windows logo, type inetcpl.cpl in the start search box and press enter. In the newly opened window, click on the “Advanced Tab” followed by “Reset” button.
For Windows 8 Users: Open IE and click on the “gear” icon. Choose “Internet Options”
Select the “Advanced” tab in the newly opened window
Press on “Reset” option
You have to press on the “Reset” button again to confirm that you really want to reset the IE
Remove Doubtful and Harmful Extension from Google Chrome
Go to menu of Google Chrome by pressing on three vertical dots and select on “More tools” and then “Extensions”. You can search for all the recently installed add-ons and remove all of them.
If the problems related to RevContent still persists or you face any issue in removing, then it is advised that your reset the Google Chrome browse settings. Go to three dotted points at the top right corner and choose “Settings”. Scroll down bottom and click on “Advanced”.
At the bottom, notice the “Reset” option and click on it.
In the next opened window, confirm that you want to reset the Google Chrome settings by click on the “Reset” button.
Remove RevContent plugins (including all other doubtful plug-ins) from Firefox Mozilla
Open the Firefox menu and select “Add-ons”. Click “Extensions”. Select all the recently installed browser plug-ins.
If you face problems in RevContent removal then you have the option to rese the settings of Mozilla Firefox.
Open the browser (Mozilla Firefox) and click on the “menu” and then click on “Help”.
Choose “Troubleshooting Information”
In the newly opened pop-up window, click “Refresh Firefox” button
The next step is to confirm that really want to reset the Mozilla Firefox settings to its default by clicking on “Refresh Firefox” button.
Remove Malicious Extension from Safari
Open the Safari and go to its “Menu” and select “Preferences”.
Click on the “Extension” and select all the recently installed “Extensions” and then click on “Uninstall”.
Open the “Safari” and go menu. In the drop-down menu, choose “Clear History and Website Data”.
In the newly opened window, select “All History” and then press on “Clear History” option.
Delete RevContent (malicious add-ons) from Microsoft Edge
Open Microsoft Edge and go to three horizontal dot icons at the top right corner of the browser. Select all the recently installed extensions and right click on the mouse to “uninstall”
Open the browser (Microsoft Edge) and select “Settings”
Next steps is to click on “Choose what to clear” button
Click on “show more” and then select everything and then press on “Clear” button.
In most cases, the PUPs and adware gets inside the marked PC through unsafe freeware downloads. It is advised that you should only choose developers website only while downloading any kind of free applications. Choose custom or advanced installation process so that you can trace the additional PUPs listed for installation along with the main program.