The Bookmarks Access Chrome extension is an adware (sometimes named ‘ad-supported’ software) from the big malware family. It is a malicious web browser’s plugin that created to generate large amount of popup advertisements or change the Google Chrome browser’s settings to show advertisements on all web pages that you are opening in the web browser, even on those pages where before you did not see any ads. What is more, the Bookmarks Access add-on can cause your Internet connection to be slow or freeze the Chrome web-browser so that the interface is not updated anymore.
We recommend you to clean you personal computer from “Bookmarks Access” extension and thereby get rid of any unwanted ads and pop-ups as quickly as possible. Perform the step by step guidance below. It will remove Bookmarks Access Chrome extension and protect your PC from more harmful software and trojans.
The Bookmarks Access extension may insert lots of ads directly to the web-sites that you visit, creating a sense that the ads has been added by the creators of the web-site. Moreover, legal advertisements may be replaced on the fake advertisements, that will offer to download and install various unnecessary and harmful software. The Bookmarks Access Chrome extension has the ability to collect a huge number of personal information about you (your ip address, what is a web page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the World Wide Web, which links you are clicking), which can later transfer to third parties.
Therefore it is very important to follow the tutorial below as quickly as possible. The step by step guidance will allow you to remove Bookmarks Access malicious add-on as well as clean your computer from any unwanted ads and browser redirects. What is more, the step-by-step tutorial below will allow you remove other malicious software like unwanted toolbars and browser hijackers, that could penetrate into PC along with the malicious extension.
How to remove Bookmarks Access harmful addon
The answer is right here on this web page. We have put together simplicity and efficiency. It will allow you easily to clean your computer of Bookmarks Access virus that created to redirect your web-browser to various ad sites. Moreover, you can select manual or automatic removal method. If you are familiar with the machine then use manual removal, otherwise use the free anti-malware utility developed specifically to remove harmful extension. Of course, you may combine both methods. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to close your browser or reboot your computer.
Delete Bookmarks Access without any utilities
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually get rid of Bookmarks Access from the Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and MS Edge.
Uninstall suspicious applications using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
First of all, check the list of installed applications on your PC and delete all unknown and recently installed software. If you see an unknown program with incorrect spelling or varying capital letters, it have most likely been installed by malicious software and you should clean it off first with malware removal utility such as Zemana Anti-malware.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
After the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as displayed in the following example.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of software installed on your PC. Most likely, one or more of them are responsible for the appearance of ads and web-browser redirect to the intrusive Bookmarks Access web site. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious applications by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a suspicious, unwanted or unused program, right click to it, after that click ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
After the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as displayed in the following example.
You will see a list of applications installed on your system. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the software that were installed last. Most likely they responsibility for the appearance of pop-up ads and browser redirect. If you are in doubt, you can always check the program by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. When the program which you need to delete is found, simply click on its name, and then press ‘Uninstall’ as displayed in the following example.
Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If an unwanted web-site opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all the tasks that have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard at the same time. This opens a prompt that titled as Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as displayed in the following example.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Please choose the first task, its properties will be open just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your PC. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then get rid of this malicious task. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it’s a component of the malicious program, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to get rid of, then click on it with the right mouse button and choose Delete as shown on the screen below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks which have been created by unwanted programs. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Reset Group Policy settings to defaults to remove Bookmarks Access
If in the list of Google Chrome extensions, near the trash bin icon, you see a message that states “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator” then you need to complete this step to reset Group Policy settings to defaults.
Press Windows and X keys together. It will open a menu. Click Command prompt (Administrator). You will see a “black box” – Command prompt as shown below.
In the command prompt type
rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicyUsers"
rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicy"
Press Enter. Close command prompt and reboot your computer.
Reset Chrome settings to remove Bookmarks Access extension
Use the Reset web-browser tool of the Chrome to reset all its settings like new tab, startpage and search engine by default to original defaults. This is a very useful tool to use, in the case of web-browser redirects to unwanted ad web-sites.
First open the Google Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open the main menu. Further, click the option named “Settings”. Another way to show the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web browser adress bar and press Enter.
The web-browser will display the settings screen. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset settings” section is visible, like below and click the “Reset settings” button.
The Google Chrome will display the confirmation prompt. You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The web-browser will start the process of cleaning. Once it’s finished, the browser’s settings including startpage, new tab page and default search provider back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your system.
Remove Bookmarks Access malicious extension with free applications
Run malicious software removal tools to delete Bookmarks Access plugin automatically. The freeware tools specially created for hijacker infections, adware and other potentially unwanted programs removal. These tools can get rid of most unwanted and malicious plugins from Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer. Moreover, the freeware can remove all components of ad-supported software from Windows registry and system drives.
Use Zemana Anti-malware to remove Bookmarks Access
We recommend using the Zemana Anti-malware that are completely clean your PC system of the malicious add-on. The tool is an advanced malicious software removal program made by (c) Zemana lab. It is able to help you remove potentially unwanted applications, browser hijackers, malicious software, toolbars, ransomware and Bookmarks Access harmful add-on that causes a large number of annoying pop up advertisements.
- Please download Zemana AntiMalware by clicking on the link below and save it directly to your Windows Desktop.
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- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your internet browser will show the “Save as” dialog box. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- After downloading is complete, please close all programs and open windows on your personal computer. Next, start a file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- This will open the “Setup wizard” of Zemana onto your system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the Zemana will open and display the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan” button to begin scanning your PC system for the Bookmarks Access add-on that causes browsers to show undesired pop up advertisements. When a malware, ad supported software or PUPs are found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
- After the checking is finished, Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) will display a list of found items.
- Review the results once the tool has done the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply press the “Next” button. The utility will get rid of Bookmarks Access virus that causes multiple annoying ads and pop-ups. When the clean up is finished, you may be prompted to restart the PC system.
- Close the Zemana AntiMalware and continue with the next step.
Scan and clean your PC of malicious extension with Malwarebytes
Manual Bookmarks Access malicious extension removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the malicious extension can be not completely removed. We recommend that run the Malwarebytes Free that are completely free your system of plugin. Moreover, the free program will allow you to delete malware, PUPs, hijacker infections and toolbars that your computer can be infected too.
Download MalwareBytes from the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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Once the downloading process is finished, close all windows on your personal computer. Further, open the file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown on the image below, click the “Yes” button.
It will show the “Setup wizard” which will help you install MalwareBytes on the system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, click Finish button. Then MalwareBytes Free will automatically run and you may see its main window as displayed on the image below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button for scanning your PC system for the Bookmarks Access virus that causes browsers to show undesired pop-ups. While the MalwareBytes AntiMalware application is checking, you can see count of objects it has identified as threat.
Once the scan is finished, the results are displayed in the scan report. Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) will remove Bookmarks Access virus that cause intrusive ads to appear and move threats to the program’s quarantine. When finished, you can be prompted to restart your PC. We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware to remove browser hijackers, ad-supported software and other malware.
Remove Bookmarks Access add-on from internet browsers with AdwCleaner
The AdwCleaner utility is free and easy to use. It can check and remove malware, potentially unwanted programs and ad supported software in Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox and Microsoft Edge browsers and thereby remove all unwanted Bookmarks Access ads. AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and get rid of harmful registry entries and files that are hidden on the computer.
- Download AdwCleaner on your personal computer from the link below.
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Category: Security tools
Update: February 8, 2018
- Select the file location as Desktop, and then click Save.
- When downloading is complete, run the AdwCleaner, double-click the adwcleaner_xxx.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, click Yes to continue.
- In the AdwCleaner window, click the “Scan” to perform a system scan for the Bookmarks Access harmful extension that designed to reroute your internet browser to various ad web-sites. Depending on your PC, the scan may take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the AdwCleaner tool is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified as being infected by malware.
- Once the scan is done, AdwCleaner will show a list of found threats. Next, you need to click “Clean”. If the AdwCleaner will ask you to reboot your PC system, click “OK”.
The instructions shown in detail in the following video.
Run AdBlocker to stay safe online
It is also critical to protect your internet browsers from malicious sites and advertisements by using an adblocker application like AdGuard. Security experts says that it will greatly reduce the risk of malicious software, and potentially save lots of money. Additionally, the AdGuard may also protect your privacy by blocking almost all trackers.
Download AdGuard application by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
When the download is complete, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the screen below.
Follow the prompts. Once the setup is finished, you will see a window as shown below.
You can press “Skip” to close the install program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your PC system, AdGuard will start automatically and stop popup ads, as well as other harmful or misleading web pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which can be found on your desktop.
How to avoid setup of Bookmarks Access
After completing the guidance above, your computer should be clean from the Bookmarks Access extension and other malware. The Google Chrome, Firefox, IE and Microsoft Edge will no longer open annoying web-pages when you surf the World Wide Web. Unfortunately, if the guidance does not help you, then you have caught a new virus, and then the best way – ask for help.
Please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately. Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the undesired Bookmarks Access add-on.