What is History Removal Tool
History Removal Tool is supposed to be a browser extension that will help to remove browser history automatically, but according to security researchers, it is an adware. Adware can cause many troubles such as unwanted ads and pop ups on the web-browser, redirect search requests to advertising web-sites, browser crashes and slow loading web pages.
Another reason why you need to delete adware is its online data-tracking activity. Adware software may monetize its functionality by collecting privacy data from your surfing sessions. This personal info, later, can be easily transferred third party companies. This puts your sensitive information at a security risk.
So, if you happen to encounter the History Removal Tool adware, then be quick and take effort to get rid of it ASAP. Follow the step-by-step guidance below to delete this unwanted browser extension. Let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
How does History Removal Tool get on your device
PUPs, browser hijackers and adware such as History Removal Tool can get installed to your internet browser or computer when you visit a website and click an Install button, or when you download and run a dubious program, or when you install freeware that includes a potentially unwanted application (PUA). Be very attentive when installing any apps and make sure you deselect any options for bundled applications that you do not want.
|Name||History Removal Tool|
|Type||adware, PUP (potentially unwanted program), pop up ads, pop up virus, pop-ups|
|Removal||History Removal Tool removal guide|
How to remove History Removal Tool from Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge
We can help you remove History Removal Tool from your web-browser without the need to take your computer to a professional. Simply follow the removal guide below if you currently have the unwanted adware software on your personal computer and want to get rid of it. If you’ve any difficulty while trying to remove the History Removal Tool adware, feel free to ask for our help in the comment section below. Some of the steps below will require you to close this web-site. So, please read the steps carefully, after that bookmark it or open it on your smartphone for later reference.
To remove History Removal Tool, use the steps below:
- How to remove History Removal Tool without any software
- Automatic Removal of History Removal Tool
- How to stay safe online
- To sum up
How to remove History Removal Tool without any software
Looking for a solution to remove History Removal Tool manually without installing any tools? Then this section of the blog post is just for you. Below are some simple steps you can take. Performing these steps requires basic knowledge of web-browser and MS 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 delete any adware.
Delete adware software through the MS Windows Control Panel
Check out the MS Windows Control Panel (Programs and Features section) to see all installed applications. We suggest to click on the “Date Installed” in order to sort the list of programs by the date you installed them. If you see any unknown and suspicious programs, they are the ones you need to uninstall.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
First, press the Windows button , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, click “Start” and select “Control Panel”.
It will show the Windows Control Panel as displayed on the image below.
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will show a list of all apps installed on your PC system. Scroll through the all list, and remove any suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort applications by date in the Control panel.
Remove History Removal Tool from Mozilla Firefox by resetting internet browser settings
If your Mozilla Firefox web-browser is affected by History Removal Tool or an unknown search provider displays results for your search, then it may be time to perform the web-browser reset. It will save your personal information like saved passwords, bookmarks, auto-fill data and open tabs.
First, launch the Mozilla Firefox and click button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Further, click the Help button () as shown below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the web-browser adress bar and press Enter. It will display the “Troubleshooting Information” page as displayed on the screen 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 History Removal Tool adware. When, it is finished, press the “Finish” button.
Get rid of History Removal Tool from Internet Explorer
The Microsoft Internet Explorer reset is great if your web-browser is hijacked or you have unwanted add-ons or toolbars on your web browser, that installed by an malicious software.
First, launch the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will open the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the internet browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The IE will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, press the “Reset” button as on the image below.
Once the process is complete, click “Close” button. Close the IE and restart your PC for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web browser’s homepage, new tab page and search provider to default state.
Remove History Removal Tool from Google Chrome
If you have adware software problem or the Chrome is running slow, then reset Google Chrome settings can help you. In the steps below we will show you a way to reset your Google Chrome settings to default values without reinstall. This will also help to remove History Removal Tool adware from your browser.
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed add-ons. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guide: Remove Google Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Google Chrome main menu again, click to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as shown in the following example and press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, press the “Reset” button.
Automatic Removal of History Removal Tool
Malware removal tools are pretty useful when you think your PC is affected by adware software. Below we will discover best utilities which can be used to delete adware software and History Removal Tool from your computer and web browser.
Get rid of History Removal Tool with Zemana Anti Malware
Zemana Free is a complete package of antimalware tools. Despite so many features, it does not reduce the performance of your personal computer. Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) is able to remove almost all the types of security threats including adware, hijackers, PUPs and malicious web browser addons. Zemana Free has real-time protection that can defeat most malware. You can run Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) with any other anti-virus without any conflicts.
- Zemana Anti Malware can be downloaded from the following link. Save it directly to your Microsoft Windows Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
- Once you have downloaded the setup file, make sure to double click on the Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. This would start the Zemana installation on your PC.
- Select setup language and click ‘OK’ button.
- On the next screen ‘Setup Wizard’ simply click the ‘Next’ button and follow the prompts.
- Finally, once the installation is done, Zemana Anti Malware will open automatically. Else, if doesn’t then double-click on the Zemana Free icon on your desktop.
- Now that you have successfully install Zemana, let’s see How to use Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) to delete History Removal Tool adware from your computer.
- After you have started the Zemana AntiMalware, you will see a window as shown on the screen below, just click ‘Scan’ button to perform a system scan for the adware software.
- Now pay attention to the screen while Zemana scans your PC system.
- After the system scan is complete, Zemana Anti-Malware will show a list of all items found by the scan. Review the report and then click ‘Next’ button.
- Zemana may require a restart computer in order to complete the History Removal Tool adware removal procedure.
- If you want to permanently remove adware from your computer, then click ‘Quarantine’ icon, select all malware, adware, PUPs and other threats and press Delete.
- Reboot your PC system to complete the adware removal process.
Get rid of History Removal Tool and harmful extensions with Hitman Pro
Hitman Pro is a portable tool which detects and uninstalls undesired apps like hijackers, adware, toolbars, other web-browser extensions and other malicious software. It scans your personal computer for History Removal Tool adware and produces a list of threats marked for removal. HitmanPro will only uninstall those undesired apps that you wish to be removed.
First, click the link below, then click the ‘Download’ button in order to download the latest version of HitmanPro.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
When the download is done, open the file location and double-click the Hitman Pro icon. It will launch the HitmanPro tool. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to start the application, click Yes button to continue.
Next, click “Next” . HitmanPro program will scan through the whole computer for the History Removal Tool adware. While the Hitman Pro is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified either as being malware.
When finished, HitmanPro will open a list of found threats like below.
Review the report and then press “Next” button. It will open a prompt, click the “Activate free license” button. The HitmanPro will remove History Removal Tool adware. When the clean-up is done, the tool may ask you to reboot your personal computer.
Delete History Removal Tool adware with MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM)
Get rid of History Removal Tool adware manually is difficult and often the adware is not fully removed. Therefore, we suggest you to run the MalwareBytes Free that are fully clean your PC. Moreover, this free program will help you to remove malicious software, potentially unwanted programs, toolbars and hijackers that your computer may be infected too.
Visit the page linked below to download MalwareBytes Free. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop or in any other place.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
Once the download is finished, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the MalwareBytes Free will try to update itself and when this process is done, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the History Removal Tool adware. This task can take quite a while, so please be patient. When a threat is detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is done. All detected threats will be marked. You can delete them all by simply click “Quarantine” button.
The MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) is a free application that you can use to get rid of all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about this malware removal utility, we recommend you to read and follow the few simple steps or the video guide below.
How to stay safe online
We suggest to install an ad-blocker program. The ad-blocking tool like AdGuard is a application which basically removes advertising from the Net and blocks access to malicious webpages. Moreover, security experts says that using ad blocking apps is necessary to stay safe when surfing the Web.
- Click the following link to download the latest version of AdGuard for Windows. Save it to your Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- When downloading is complete, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the install is complete, click “Skip” to close the installation application and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will help 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 start your PC, AdGuard will start automatically and stop unwanted ads, block malicious and misleading web sites. 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, which is located on your desktop.
To sum up
Now your PC should be free of the History Removal Tool adware. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop up ads and intrusive harmful websites) and Zemana (to periodically scan your device for new malware, browser hijackers and adware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for MS Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new browser hijackers, malicious software and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of History Removal Tool from your internet browser, then ask for help here.