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Today’s article is focused entirely on the nasty FreezeTheApp adware parasite and the endless pile of issues that it brings upon you. Has your computer been infected by this incredibly irritating yet utterly useless PC program? Then you’ve come to the right place. As you probably already know, adware infections are (rightfully) considered the least virulent cyber infections on the Web. This is precisely what makes adware-type programs in general and FreezeTheApp in particular so dangerous. Most PC users tend to underestimate the threat these programs pose to both their machines and their personal information. That is a crucial mistake and if given enough time on your device, the FreezeTheApp parasite will successfully show you exactly how harmful it could become. The thing with adware viruses is, the mess they create only becomes bigger as time passes so the only reasonable advice we could give you is to get rid of this malicious program ASAP. Otherwise you will inevitably experience system crashes, random Internet connection issues, an enormous number of ads on every single website you visit, numerous security threats and bogus program updates all over the place. Oh, did we mention that the FreezeTheApp parasite also steals as much personal information as possible? It does. Long story short, the mess this malicious thing creates on your computer is really not something your computer needs.
How did I get infected with?
You may not remember installing the parasite yourself, you probably haven’t even heard its name before and yet, there it is, greeting you on the PC screen. How did that happen? Unfortunately, hackers have more than enough ways to spread their malicious creations on the Web and it’s almost impossible to know for sure when and how the FreezeTheApp parasite infected your machine. However, if you have the habit of installing freeware without paying much attention to the process, this might be your answer to the question where the virus came from. Bundled freeware is currently the most popular infiltration method and even though it’s very simple and it’s incredibly easy to protect yourself for getting infected, many people fail to do so. All you have to do is opt for the Custom/Advanced option instead of the Basic one so you could remain in control of the programs that enter your computer. Otherwise you automatically give green light to the entire bundle and hackers will not leave that mistake without consequences. Keep in mind that FreezeTheApp is one of the relatively easy programs to deal with but Trojan horses, for example, infect computer using the same tactic. Never rush the installation process unless for some reason you’re deliberately trying to download as much infections as possible. Remember – your own cyber security is your own concern and it should be your number one priority.
Why are these ads dangerous?
Being a computer virus, FreezeTheApp can’t be safe. Apart from the obvious fact that this program does nothing even remotely beneficial, it’s stubborn and resourceful enough to affect your browsing habits. Once it lands on your computer, the infamous FreezeTheApp parasite takes down Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. That’s right, its compatibility with the most commonly used browsers out there guarantees you that the negative effects this program has will not remain unnoticed. FreezeTheApp adds its malicious browser extension so it could infect your browsers with commercials and once they start, you will not see the end of them. Prepare to be seeing random pop-ups and pop-unders, weird-looking banners, video ads, unexpected and unwanted hyperlinks, etc. The parasite will harass you till the very moment you delete it and as you’re soon to be convinced, the advertisements are not only irritating but also very dangerous. As the main goal behind this program is to generate profit for its creators, it’s irrelevant where exatcly the links will lead you to. Any ad you’re seeing on your PC screen could be potentially corrupted and incredibly harmful. Same thing goes for the endless software updates FreezeTheApp tries to force on you – they are unreliable too and might result in malware. It’s a rule of thumb to stay away from anything brought by the parasite as the consequences could turn out to be catastrophic. You could remove the pesky FreezeTheApp parasite automatically but you could also successfully uninstall it manually following the instructions below.
How Can I Remove FreezeTheApp Ads?
If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the FreezeTheApp 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 FreezeTheApp from Your Computer
Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command
Locate the FreezeTheApp 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.
STEP 2 : Remove FreezeTheApp from Chrome, Firefox or IE
Remove from Google Chrome
- In the Main Menu, select Tools—> Extensions
- Remove any unknown 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
- If you are using the latest chrome version you need to do the following
- go to settings – Add person
- choose a preferred name.
- then go back and remove person 1
- Chrome should be malware free now
Remove from Mozilla Firefox
- Open Firefox
- Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
- Disable and remove any unknown 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.
- If the disable button is gray, you need to go to your Windows Registry and delete the corresponding CLSID
- 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
Permanently Remove FreezeTheApp Leftovers
To make sure manual removal is successful, we recommend to use a free scanner of any professional antimalware program to identify any registry leftovers or temporary files.