In this article we are going to try and help you uninstall EasyDocMerge “Virus”. Our instructions cover all Windows versions as well as most browsers – Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer etc.
You have probably reached this page, while searching for an effective solution that could save you from the strange activity, which has taken over your Chrome or Firefox browser lately. Page redirects, changes in your homepage and search engine, dozens of popping ads and undesired messages may be a sure sign that a browser hijacker is operating on your system. EasyDocMerge is exactly one such browser hijacker and many people have indicated this program as a source of undesired changes and annoyance. That’s why we will explain to you why you are facing this hijacker and more importantly – how to uninstall it. The guide below contains useful information about the nature of this intrusive software, as well as some tested steps, which will help you successfully uninstall it from your computer.
Is EasyDocMerge a malicious program?
Those of you, who are concerned about their safety, may first want to know how dangerous EasyDocMerge is. That’s why we will first tell you that unlike malicious threats, such as viruses, Ransomware, Trojans and other harmful software, this browser hijacker is not malicious and does not aim to do harm to your system. Its primary purpose is to apply some browser changes, which may be unwanted, and mess with your search engine and homepage in order to redirect you to different on-screen pop-ups, banners, and sponsored advertisements. All this is done usually with one purpose – profit generated via the Pay-Per-Click method. The software developers, who create hijackers, use these programs to benefit from the paid clicks on sponsored advertisements. That’s why they set the browser hijackers to display as many of them as possible. Unfortunately, hijacking your browser and redirecting you to such ads isn’t the nicest way, but it is not illegal either. However, some users may get really irritated by the imposed changes and annoying advertisements and may wish to remove the source of their browsing related disturbance.
Some potentially unwanted EasyDocMerge activities you should be aware of:
Despite being classified as non-dangerous, EasyDocMerge may still cause some major disturbance to your normal online activity and your browser, which may add up to your decision to remove it. For example, the constant flow of popping ads, banners, and links all over your screen may heavily interrupt your browsing. Moreover, your Chrome or Firefox may become sluggish and it may take ages for it to load the pages you want. EasyDocMerge’s background activity may keep track of your online searches, the pages you visit or the things you like on the internet, just to make sure that it synchronizes its ads and sponsored web pages with your interests. This is done in the hope that you will eventually click on some ads that may intrigue you, and of course, your click would bring income for the developers.
However, we should warn you that clicking on randomly generated popping messages may not be good for your safety. You never know when you may unwillingly get redirected to some insecure site or bump into hidden threats like viruses, Trojan horses, Ransomware or other online hazards. That’s why if you wish to minimize the chances of getting infected with some nasty virus, uninstalling the browser hijacker is the best you could do. In the removal guide below we have included all the instructions you may need, so you will have no issues in successfully removing EasyDocMerge all by yourself.
How can you end up with EasyDocMerge in your browser?
Such ad-generating programs usually come inside software bundles; that’s why it is really important for you to be selective when downloading and installing software from the web. Free software installers, spam emails, torrents, some games and player installation managers and even direct downloads from the web may contain a browser hijacker like EasyDocMerge. The best way to avoid it is to stay ways from such programs, however, this isn’t always possible. In such cases, it is extremely important to pay attention during the installation process, because this is where you can effectively prevent any potentially unwanted software from getting installed on your system. For that, always check for the “Advanced” or “Custom” installation option when running the installer of a program you have downloaded. This will give you the option to manually disable the browser hijacker or any additional software from the bundle before it has been installed. Uninstalling the hijacker once it has been installed, however, would require a bit more juggling with system files and you may need a removal guide like the one below to effectively eliminate it. So take a look at the instructions and let us know if you need any help.
EasyDocMerge “Virus” Uninstall
Many types of malware will restrict your access to their core files. It is highly recommended that you reboot your PC in safe mode before attempting to use this guide.
- To enable Safe Mode reboot you PC, then hit F8 repeatedly. When the corresponding menu opens please select Safe Mode with Networking.
WARNING! If you are using Windows 8,0 or later and/or your operating system is installed on a fast SSD drive this may fail to work. In this case click here to see how to start your PC in Safe Mode.
#1: Uninstall the malicious program from your control panel
Enter control panel to look for any suspicious programs, which may have installed on your PC. To do that:
- Navigate to your Desktop
- Press simultaneously the Win button together with the R button (Win+R)
- In the Run window that just opened type appwiz.cpl
- Go through the list of programs and find EasyDocMerge or anything else that may seem suspicious. Right-click on it and choose the uninstallation option
WARNING! Carefully read any confirmation messages that may be created in the process. Sometimes you may get offers to download more Adware applications and this can be linked to either the Yes or the No answer depending on the wording!
Go through the list of programs again and check online for any potentially unwanted programs. We have an article that covers this awesome free software that makes sure that your computer is free from bloatware and programs that you don’t need.
#2: Remove EasyDocMerge From Chrome
Now we’ll remove the extensions that the malware has attached to your browser.
- Open your Google Chrome browser.
- Type chrome://extensions/ in the URL address bar and press Enter.
- Click on “Developer Mode” on the top right and look for the extension installed by EasyDocMerge and anything that might be related to it. Copy their IDs (the string of letters), then remove them by clicking on the trash bin icon.
- Type Regedit in the Windows Start Menu and press Enter. Go in : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions and delete the entries corresponding to the suspicious IDs you recorded.
#3: Remove EasyDocMerge From Firefox
- Open Mozilla Firefox browser.
- Type “about:support” in the URL address bar and press Enter.
- Click on the “Refresh Firefox” button on the right and confirm.
#4 Remove EasyDocMerge From Internet Explorer
- Open your Internet Explorer internet browser.
- Click on the Gear icon on the up right, then on manage add-ons.
- Go through the list disable any suspicious extensions.
#5 Remove any leftover parasitic processes
From the task manager:
- Use Ctrl + Shift + Esc and open the Task manager, then click on the Processes
- Go through the list of processes and look for unknown or otherwise suspicious entries.
- If you see anything suspicious right click on the process and shoes Open File Location, then terminate the process and delete any files you find in the directory.
WARNING! If the directory you open from this menu has no files inside of it it’s probably because the malware has hidden them. You need to reveal hidden files and folders in order to be able to see them. Click here if you don’t know how to do that.
From the start menu:
- Press simultaneously the Win button together with the R button (Win+R)
- In the Run window that just opened type msconfig
- Click on the Startup tab.
This menu controls which programs are loaded when windows starts after a reboot. Disable anything that seems suspicious. Optionally you can also disable any program that you don’t need and also has a high impact on your startup time.
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