The Star Wars Christmas Cookies from umpy.me is an adware (sometimes named ‘ad-supported’ software). It can bring a security risk to your system. So, do not ignore it! Of course, the Star Wars Christmas Cookies is “just” a browser extension, but it created in order to open lots of intrusive and unwanted ads, even without your permission and desire to see it. The intrusive advertisements can be just the beginning, because your personal computer is affected with adware, so the amount of popup advertisements in the future may increase. Its appearance will prevent you normally surf the Net, and more, can lead to crash the internet browser.
Technically, the ‘ad supported’ software is not a virus, but it does bad things, it generates a huge number of pop-up ads. It may download and install on to your PC other harmful and undesired programs without your permission, force you to visit misleading or malicious web-sites. Moreover, the adware can install internet browser hijacker. Once installed, it will modify your browser setting like new tab, startpage and default search engine with an annoying site.
Instructions that is shown below, will help you to clean your PC from the adware as well as remove Star Wars Christmas Cookies annoying pop-up ads from the Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome and other internet browsers.
How to remove Star Wars Christmas Cookies adware
Fortunately, it is not hard to remove Star Wars Christmas Cookies that causes tons of undesired pop ups. In the following instructions, we will provide two methods to clean your machine of this adware. One is the manual removal way and the other is automatic removal method. You can choose the way that best fits you. Please follow the removal tutorial below to remove Star Wars Christmas Cookies adware right now!
To remove Star Wars Christmas Cookies, use the steps below:
- Manual Star Wars Christmas Cookies adware removal
- Run free malware removal tools to completely delete Star Wars Christmas Cookies
- How to stay safe online
- How can you prevent your computer from the attack of Star Wars Christmas Cookies
- Finish words
Manual Star Wars Christmas Cookies adware removal
These steps to remove Star Wars Christmas Cookies adware without any applications are presented below. Be sure to carry out the step-by-step guide completely to fully get rid of this Star Wars Christmas Cookies that causes multiple annoying ads and pop ups.
Delete ad supported software through the Microsoft Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and uninstall the program that causes the appearance of unwanted ads or web-browser redirect, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the Windows logo, and then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as shown in the figure below.
After the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown on the screen below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and choose the ‘Control Panel’ at right like below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Microsoft Windows 7 or Vista) as displayed below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed apps and delete all suspicious and unknown apps. We recommend to click ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed apps by date. When you have found anything questionable that may be the Star Wars Christmas Cookies that cause intrusive ads to appear or other potentially unwanted application (PUA), then select this application and click ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the suspicious program blocked from removal, then run Revo Uninstaller Freeware to fully remove it from your computer.
Remove Star Wars Christmas Cookies adware from Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a easy way to remove the browser hijacker infections, harmful and ‘ad-supported’ extensions, as well as to restore the web browser’s homepage, new tab and default search provider that have been replaced by Star Wars Christmas Cookies.
First start the Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will display the Chrome menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed add-ons. If the list has the extension signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guide: Remove Google Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Chrome menu once again. Further, press the option named “Settings”.
The browser will display the settings screen. Another solution to show the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the browser adress bar and press Enter
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and press the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, as shown on the image below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Google Chrome will display the confirmation dialog box like below.
You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The web-browser will run the task of cleaning. After it’s finished, the web-browser’s settings including homepage, search provider and newtab page back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your PC.
Run free malware removal tools to completely delete Star Wars Christmas Cookies
If your machine is still infected with Star Wars Christmas Cookies ad-supported software that causes web browsers to open annoying pop-ups, then the best way of detection and removal is to use an anti-malware scan on the computer. Download free malware removal utilities below and start a full system scan. It will help you get rid of all components of the ad supported software from hardisk and Windows registry.
How to automatically remove Star Wars Christmas Cookies adware with Zemana Anti-malware
Zemana Anti-malware highly recommended, because it can find security threats such ad supported software and ‘ad supported’ softwares that most ‘classic’ antivirus apps fail to pick up on. Moreover, if you have any Star Wars Christmas Cookies removal problems which cannot be fixed by this utility automatically, then Zemana Anti-malware provides 24X7 online assistance from the highly experienced support staff.
Now you can set up and run Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) to delete Star Wars Christmas Cookies adware from your web browser by following the steps below:
Please go to the following link to download Zemana Free setup file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your computer. Save it on your Desktop.
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Launch the setup file after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to install this utility on your personal computer.
During install you can change some settings, but we suggest you do not make any changes to default settings.
When installation is finished, this malware removal tool will automatically start and update itself. You will see its main window as on the image below.
Now click the “Scan” button to start checking your machine for the Star Wars Christmas Cookies adware which redirects your browser to undesired ad web-pages. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your PC and the speed of your PC. During the scan Zemana will scan for threats exist on your system.
When the scan is complete, Zemana Free will show a scan report. You may get rid of items (move to Quarantine) by simply press “Next” button.
The Zemana will delete Star Wars Christmas Cookies that causes a large number of annoying pop up ads and add threats to the Quarantine. After disinfection is complete, you can be prompted to reboot your PC to make the change take effect.
Run HitmanPro to get rid of Star Wars Christmas Cookies adware
If Zemana Free cannot remove this adware, then we recommends to use the HitmanPro. Hitman Pro is a free removal utility for hijacker infections, PUPs, toolbars and Star Wars Christmas Cookies adware that causes multiple undesired advertisements and popups. It’s specially developed to work as a second scanner for your PC.
- Please go to the following link to download the latest version of Hitman Pro for Microsoft Windows. Save it directly to your Windows Desktop.
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Update: December 8, 2017
- Once downloading is finished, double click the Hitman Pro icon. Once this tool is started, press “Next” button to begin scanning your system for the Star Wars Christmas Cookies adware that redirects your internet browser to unwanted ad pages. This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the Hitman Pro is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified either as being malicious software.
- Once the scan is finished, Hitman Pro will show a scan report. Once you have selected what you want to delete from your personal computer press “Next” button. Now click the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial to delete all malicious software found.
How to delete Star Wars Christmas Cookies with Malwarebytes
We suggest using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install Malwarebytes to find ‘ad supported’ software and thereby remove Star Wars Christmas Cookies from your internet browsers. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats exist on the computer.
Installing the MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) is simple. First you will need to download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware on your computer by clicking on the link below.
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Update: March 20, 2018
After downloading is complete, close all windows on your personal computer. Further, start the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as on the image below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will allow you set up MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) on the personal computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is done successfully, press Finish button. Then MalwareBytes will automatically start and you can see its main window as displayed on the screen below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button for checking your system for the Star Wars Christmas Cookies ‘ad supported’ software which redirects your web browser to undesired ad pages. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC system.
Once the scan is done, the results are displayed in the scan report. All found items will be marked. You can get rid of them all by simply press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes Anti-Malware will delete Star Wars Christmas Cookies that causes annoying advertisements. Once the cleaning procedure is done, you may be prompted to restart your PC system. We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes Free to remove hijackers, adware and other malicious software.
How to stay safe online
Run ad blocking program such as AdGuard in order to block ads, malvertisements, pop-ups and online trackers, avoid having to install harmful and adware browser plug-ins and add-ons that affect your PC system performance and impact your PC security. Surf the Web anonymously and stay safe online!
- Visit the page linked below to download AdGuard. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
- When downloading is finished, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- When the installation is complete, press “Skip” to close the setup program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you launch your PC, AdGuard will start automatically and block advertisements, as well as other malicious 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 icon named AdGuard, that can be found on your desktop.
Now your machine should be free of the Star Wars Christmas Cookies ad supported software which redirects your web browser to undesired ad web sites. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted popup ads and annoying malicious web sites) and Zemana Free (to periodically scan your computer for new ‘ad supported’ softwares and other malicious software). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove Star Wars Christmas Cookies from the Google Chrome, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.