What is KingResults?
KingResults is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that belongs to the Adware family. It is created to throw ads up on your web-browser screen. KingResults adware generates revenue for its creator by randomly displaying a lot of advertisements and pop up deals. You might experience a change in your startpage or search engine, new tabs opening or even a redirect to misleading web-pages.
The worst is, adware can collect lots of confidential data about you to get profit. Adware can analyze your browsing, and gain access to your privacy data and, afterwards, can use it for marketing purposes. Thus, there are more than enough reasons to remove adware from your personal computer.
|Type||adware, potentially unwanted application (PUA), pop-ups, popup ads, pop-up virus|
|Removal||KingResults removal guide|
How does KingResults get on your machine
KingResults most likely to occur during the setup of free software due the fact that PUPs like this are usually hidden in the setup file. Thus, if you’ve installed some free applications using Quick(Standard) method, you may have let adware software get inside your PC. Keep in mind that the Quick mode is unreliable because it do not warn about optional software. Thus, additional software will be installed automatically unless you select Advanced/Custom method and reject its installation.
So, obviously, you need to get rid of the adware without a wait. Use the free guidance below. This guide will help you clean your computer of adware and thus delete the KingResults ads.
How to remove KingResults adware
The following step-by-step instructions will allow you to remove KingResults adware from the Safari, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Moreover, the few simple steps below will allow you to remove malicious software, hijacker infections, PUPs and toolbars that your computer may be infected. Please do the guide step by step. If you need help or have any questions, then ask for our assistance or type a comment below. Certain of the steps will require you to reboot your Apple Mac or shut down this web-page. So, read this guide carefully, then bookmark this page or open it on your smartphone for later reference.
To remove KingResults, use the following steps:
- How to remove KingResults without any software
- Automatic Removal of KingResults
- Run AdBlocker to stop KingResults and stay safe online
- Finish words
How to remove KingResults without any software
Looking for a solution to get rid of KingResults adware manually without installing any tools? Then this section of the article is just for you. Below are some simple steps you can take. Performing these steps requires basic knowledge of internet browser and Microsoft Windows setup. If you are not sure that you can follow them, it is better to use free tools listed below that can help you get rid of KingResults ads.
Deleting the KingResults, check the list of installed programs first
First, go to the Finder and remove dubious software, all programs you do not remember installing. It is important to pay the most attention to applications you installed just before KingResults adware appeared on your Mac. If you do not know what a program does, look for the answer on the Net.
Make sure you have closed all web browsers and other software. Next, uninstall any unknown and suspicious software from MAC using the Finder.
Open Finder and click “Applications”.
Look around the entire list of applications installed on your MAC. Most probably, one of them is the KingResults. Select the suspicious program or the program that name is not familiar to you and uninstall it.
Drag the dubious program from the Applications folder to the Trash.
Most important, don’t forget, choose Finder -> Empty Trash.
Get rid of KingResults from Safari
If you find that Safari browser settings such as search engine, home page and newtab having been changed by KingResults adware, then you may restore your settings, via the reset web browser procedure.
Run Safari internet browser. Next, choose Preferences from the Safari menu.
First, click the “Security” icon. Here, select “Block pop-up windows”. It will block some types of pop-ups.
Now, click the “Extensions” icon. Look for questionable plugins on left panel, choose it, then press the “Uninstall” button. Most important to get rid of all dubious plugins from Safari.
Once complete, check your home page and search engine settings. Click “General” tab. Make sure that the “Homepage” field contains the website you want or is empty.
Make sure that the “Search engine” setting shows your preferred search provider. In some versions of Safari, this setting is in the “Search” tab.
Delete KingResults from Mozilla Firefox by resetting web-browser settings
If Firefox settings are hijacked by KingResults or your internet browser displays annoying pop up ads, then ‘Reset Firefox’ could solve these problems. It will save your personal information like saved passwords, bookmarks, auto-fill data and open tabs.
First, run the Firefox and press button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Further, press the Help button () like the one below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter. It will display the “Troubleshooting Information” page like below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will display the confirmation prompt. Further, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a task to fix your problems that caused by the KingResults adware. When, it is finished, click the “Finish” button.
Remove KingResults from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings will help you to completely reset your web-browser. The result of activating this function will bring Google Chrome settings back to its original state. This can get rid of KingResults ads and disable malicious addons. Essential information such as bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, cookies, auto-fill data and personal dictionaries will not be removed.
- First start the Google Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will open the Chrome main menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You’ll see the list of installed addons. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following steps: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Advanced” link.
- Scroll down again and press the “Reset” button.
- The Chrome will show the reset profile settings page as shown on the screen above.
- Next press the “Reset” button.
- Once this process is finished, your browser’s new tab, start page and default search engine will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Automatic Removal of KingResults
If you’re not expert at MAC technology, then we recommend to run free removal tools listed below to get rid of KingResults adware for good. The automatic method is highly recommended. It has less steps and easier to implement than the manual solution. Moreover, it lower risk of system damage. So, the automatic KingResults removal is a better option.
Run MalwareBytes to delete KingResults adware
If you are still having problems with the KingResults removal or just wish to scan your Apple Mac occasionally for adware and other malicious software, then download MalwareBytes Anti Malware. It is free for home use, and identifies and deletes various undesired software that attacks your machine or degrades computer performance. MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) can remove browser hijacker, adware software, PUPs as well as malware, including ransomware and trojans.
Download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) from the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: September 10, 2020
When the downloading process is finished, close all applications and windows on your computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Run the saved file and follow the prompts.
Once installation is done, you’ll see window as shown on the screen below.
Now press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the KingResults adware. Depending on your MAC OS, the scan may take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. During the scan MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will locate threats exist on your Apple Mac.
When MalwareBytes is done scanning your machine, you may check all items detected on your Apple Mac. When you’re ready, click “Remove Selected Items” button.
The Malwarebytes will now remove KingResults adware.
Run AdBlocker to stay safe online
Using an ad-blocking program like AdGuard is an effective way to alleviate the risks. Additionally, ad blocker software will also protect you from malicious ads and web pages, and, of course, block redirection chain to misleading and similar web-pages.
AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: January 17, 2018
After downloading is finished, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen. Follow the prompts.
Each time, when you run your MAC, AdGuard will start automatically and stop unwanted pop-ups, block malicious or misleading websites.
Now your machine should be free of the KingResults adware software. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop up ads and annoying harmful webpages) and MalwareBytes (to periodically scan your Apple Mac for new adware softwares and other malicious software).
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of KingResults ads from the Safari, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, then ask for help here here.