Remove ClickCaption Ads (Permanent Removal)

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Can’t remove ClickCaption? This page includes ClickCaption Removal instructions!

ClickCaption is a free application that will help you easily search for and translate information online. The program will provide you with Bing and Wikipedia results when you highlight text on any preferred website. The results will appear in an in-page window which means that you will no longer have to leave the current page when you search for information. According to its description, ClickCaption seems like a very useful application. However, we do not recommend using it because it is ad-supported.

How did I get infected with ClickCaption?

If you visit, you will find a download button for the application. The button is known to be working properly, so you should not have any problems downloading the application. Still, if ClickCaption has suddenly turned up and you have no memories of installing such an application, it means it must have entered your system without permission. You have probably downloaded another free app which is promoted bundled with additional programs that get installed along with it. This distribution method is called software bundling and is common among adware programs.

Why are ClickCaption ads dangerous?

What you should remember about adware applications is that they are not regarded as malicious, but they should not be trusted either because they may expose your system to certain threats. ClickCaption makes no exception. The application will allow you to find desired information quickly and easily, but at the same time it will present you with numerous online ads. The problem with these ads is that they could be quite annoying and could redirect you to suspicious websites belonging to the application’s anonymous sponsors. ClickCaption is also able to record information about your browsing habits, which is an activity your should not tolerate. Removing ClickCaption is the best you could do to ensure your virtual security and privacy.

How Can I Remove ClickCaption Ads?

If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the ClickCaption infection. Please, follow the procedures in the exact order. Please, consider to print this guide or have another computer at your disposal. You will NOT need any USB sticks or CDs.

STEP 1: Uninstall ClickCaption from your Add\Remove Programs

STEP 2: Disable ClickCaption from Chrome, Firefox or IE

STEP 3: Permanently Remove ClickCaption from the windows registry.

STEP 1 : Uninstall ClickCaption from Your Computer

Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command

Type “Appwiz.cpl

Locate the ClickCaption program and click on uninstall/change. To facilitate the search you can sort the programs by date. review the most recent installed programs first. In general you should remove all unknown programs.

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STEP 2 : Remove ClickCaption from Chrome, Firefox or IE

Remove from Google Chrome

  • Open Chrome
  • In the Main Menu, select Tools—> Extensions
  • Remove any unwanted Extension by clicking on the little recycle bin

If you are not able to delete the extension then navigate to C:\Users\”computer name“\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\

and review the folders one by one.

  • Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind

Remove from Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
  • Disable and remove the unwanted add on
  • Open the Firefox’s Help Menu


  • Then Troubleshoot information
  • Click on Reset Firefox

Remove from Internet Explorer

  • Open IE
  • On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
  • Go to Toolbars and Extensions
  • Disable any suspicious extension.

remove clickcaption from ie

  • On the Upper Right Corner of Internet Explorer Click on the Gear Icon.
  • Click on Internet options


  • Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset.


  • Check the “Delete Personal Settings Tab” and then Reset


  • Close IE

Navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\ClickCaption\or C:\Program Files\ClickCaption\ and delete the folder.

Clean your TEMP folder as well as erase the C:\programdata\ClickCaption folder

Erase the following CLSID {A18EA34C-6D33-4298-8A54-7F16499904C0} from your windows registry.

Permanently Remove ClickCaption Leftovers

To make sure manual removal is successful, I recommend to use a free scanner of any professional antimalware program to identify any registry leftovers or temporary files.

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