How to remove Page update

What is Page update

Page update is an unwanted add-on for Mozilla Firefox. It is quite unlikely that people will make their personal decision to install it. In fact, it was very uneasy for us to download the add-on solely for the purpose of analyzing its impact on the Mozilla Firefox browser. However, we found out that the Page update add-on is distributed through up-date.to pop-up windows. After performing a thorough analysis of browser modifications introduced by the add-on we came to the conclusion that it is absolutely not safe and should be immediately disabled and removed. A similar resolution was made by many reputable anti-malware programs and online website scanners. Page update is considered as a potentially unwanted program (PUP).

How to remove Page update

Additionally, it injects its intrusive web push notifications feature in order to display intrusive advertisement banners while you surf the web. The up-date.to website distributing the add-on is therefore considered to be dangerous. Unfortunately, many anti-virus programs sometimes fail to properly identify the attack of the malicious pop-up in Mozilla Firefox, thus allowing Page update add-on to be installed.

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How does Page update affect Mozilla Firefox

The up-date.to pop-up promoting Page update add-on produces an absolutely misleading alert mentioning that you need to update your Flash Player to the latest version. This is the text most likely displayed by it: Some people might think that this update is important, so they mistakenly agree with the proposal. By doing so users actually give their permission for Page update to access their data for all websites, display push notifications and access browser tabs. The add-on, once active, starts causing unwanted browser redirections to random websites.

These redirections will not be safe and you may end up visiting the resources that promote rogue security programs, browser hijackers and other PUPs. In addition, Page update will start displaying the great multitude of advertisement banners and sponsored links whenever you surf the web through your Mozilla Firefox. This is done through the feature of push notifications integrated into the Page update add-on. It is clear that the multitude of these ads will not be relevant to your areas of interest, so you will be pretty much distracted from performing your important tasks on your computer. Page update add-on infiltration methods. The up-date.to alert promoting Page update add-on could appear in your computer simply as a result of you visiting some malicious websites. You could click on the suspicious link through spam emails or via the messages on social networks. Sometimes the misleading link leading to the up-date.to website could be masked under some tricky offer to participate in a pseudo survey or questionnaire promising you to win a certain prize. You never know what to expect when you are online. Unfortunately, the Internet right now is not a secure place, so many adware distributors refer to all kinds of deceptive techniques to force people into downloading junk and even malicious software.

The occurrence of up-date.to alert could be also the result of some adware already running within your computer. If so, the adware may be fully controlling your browser settings and redirecting you to many random websites of an extremely bad reputation. This all may result in even more severe damage to be caused for your computer.

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How to remove Page update add-on

In Mozilla Firefox, access its settings in the form of three horizontal lines. Click on “Add-onsâ€. Locate Page update extension, disable and delete it. As you see, manually deleting the add-on is not difficult. By the way, Mozilla Firefox settings are absolutely the same both in its Windows or Mac versions. Another important step to accomplish is scanning your computer with reliable security software. This is necessary because sometimes the manual system or browser fix might help only partially. There could be some remnants of the adware still causing the damage for your system. We recommend that you refer to the help of either Anti-Malware Tool or Anti-Malware Tool that will perform a thorough analysis of your computer, identify leaks in your system security and will fix all available vulnerabilities.

Stage 1: Delete Browser Extension

First of all, we would recommend that you check your browser extensions and remove any that are linked to Page update. A lot of adware and other unwanted programs use browser extensions in order to hijacker internet applications.

Remove Page update Extension from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. In the address bar, type: chrome://extensions/ and press Enter.
  3. Look for Page update or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.

Uninstall Page update Extension from Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.
  2. In the address bar, type: about:addons and press Enter.
  3. From the menu on the left, choose Extensions.
  4. Look for Page update or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.

Delete Page update Extension from Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Press on the Safari Settings icon, which you can find in the upper-right corner.
  3. Select Preferences from the list.
  4. Choose the Extensions tab.
  5. Look for Page update or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Uninstall’.
  6. Additionally, open Safari Settings again and choose Downloads.
  7. If Page update.safariextz appears on the list, select it and press ‘Clear’.

Remove Page update Add-ons from Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. From the menu at the top, select Tools and then press Manage add-ons.
  3. Look for Page update or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.
  4. Reopen Internet Explorer.In the unlikely scenario that Page update is still on your browser, follow the additional instructions below.
  5. Press Windows Key + R, type appwiz.cpl and press Enter
  6. The Program and Features window will open where you should be able to find the Page update program.
  7. Select Page update or any other recently installed unwanted entry and press ‘Uninstall/Change’.

Alternative method to clear the browser from Page update

There may be cases when adware or PUPs cannot be removed by simply deleting extensions or codes. In those situations, it is necessary to reset the browser to default configuration. In you notice that even after getting rid of weird extensions the infection is still present, follow the below instructions.

Use Chrome Clean Up Tool to Delete Page update

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. In the address box, type: chrome://settings/ and press Enter.
  3. Expand Advanced settings, which you can find by scrolling down.
  4. Scroll down until you see Reset and Cleanup.
  5. Press on Clean up computer. Then press Find.

This Google Chrome feature is supposed to clear the computer of any harmful software. If it does not detect Page update, go back to the Clean up computer and reset settings.

Reset Mozilla Firefox to Default

If you still find Page update in your Mozilla Firefox browser, you should be able to get rid of it by restoring your Firefox settings to default. While extensions and plug-ins will be deleted, this will not touch your browser history, bookmarks, saved passwords or Internet cookies.

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox
  2. Into the address box, type: about:support and press Enter.
  3. You will be redirected to a Troubleshooting Information page.
  4. From the menu on the right side, select Refresh Firefox.
  5. Confirm your choice by clicking Refresh Firefox in the new window.
  6. Your browser will close automatically in order to successfully restore the settings.
  7. Press Finish.

Reset Safari Browser to Normal Settings

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Press on the Safari Settings icon, which you can find in the upper-right corner.
  3. Press Reset Safari.
  4. A new window will appear. Select the boxes of what you want to reset or use the screenshot below to guide you. Once you have selected everything, press ‘Reset’.
  5. Restart Safari.

Restore Internet Explorer to Default Settings

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. From the top menu, press on Tools and then Internet Options.
  3. In the new window that opens, choose the Advanced tab.
  4. At the bottom of the window, below Reset Internet settings, there will be a ‘Reset’ button. Press that.

While extensions and plug-ins will be deleted, this will not touch your browser history, bookmarks, saved passwords or Internet cookies.

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