What is Trash The Cache
Trash The Cache is supposed to be a browser extension that will delete browser history, cache, cookies, and some other data, but according to security experts, this extension is adware. Adware’s basic purpose is to show advertisements. These ads are often presented as sponsored links, pop-ups or various offers and deals. Clicks on the advertisements produce a monetary payoff for the software makers. Adware can work like Spyware, since it sends confidential data such as searches and trends to advertisers.
The worst is, the Trash The Cache adware has the ability to gather your surfing history and personal data, including passwords and credit card numbers. In the future, marketing-type data about you can be transferred third party companies. In this blog post we will discuss how can you remove adware software from the computer manually or with free adware removal utilities compatible with compatible with modern operating systems.
How does Trash The Cache get on your computer
|Name||Trash The Cache|
|Type||adware, PUP (potentially unwanted program), pop ups, popup advertisements, pop up virus|
|Removal||Trash The Cache removal guide|
How to remove Trash The Cache adware software (removal instructions)
Most often adware requires more than a simple uninstall with the help of Windows Control panel in order to be fully uninstalled. For that reason, our team created several removal solutions that we have combined in a detailed instructions. Therefore, if you have the Trash The Cache extension on your browser and are currently trying to have it deleted then feel free to follow the steps below in order to resolve your problem. Read it once, after doing so, please bookmark this page (or open it on your smartphone) as you may need to exit your web-browser or reboot your device.
To remove Trash The Cache, follow the steps below:
- How to remove Trash The Cache without any software
- Automatic Removal of Trash The Cache
- How to stay safe online
How to remove Trash The Cache without any software
In most cases, it’s possible to manually remove Trash The Cache adware. This way does not involve the use of any tricks or removal utilities. You just need to recover the normal settings of the computer and internet browser. This can be done by following a few simple steps below. If you want to quickly remove adware software, as well as perform a full scan of your personal computer, we recommend that you run adware removal utilities, which are listed below.
Remove suspicious apps using Windows Control Panel
First method for manual adware removal is to go into the Microsoft Windows “Control Panel”, then “Uninstall a program” console. Take a look at the list of apps on your personal computer and see if there are any questionable and unknown programs. If you see any, you need to uninstall them. Of course, before doing so, you can do an Internet search to find details on the program. If it is a potentially unwanted application, adware or malicious software, you will likely find information that says so.
Make sure you have closed all internet browsers and other programs. Next, remove any undesired and suspicious apps from your Control panel.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Now, click the Windows button, type “Control panel” in search and press Enter. Select “Programs and Features”, then “Uninstall a program”.
Look around the entire list of programs installed on your computer. Most likely, one of them is the Trash The Cache adware. Choose the dubious program or the program that name is not familiar to you and uninstall it.
Windows Vista, 7
From the “Start” menu in MS Windows, select “Control Panel”. Under the “Programs” icon, select “Uninstall a program”.
Select the dubious or any unknown programs, then click “Uninstall/Change” button to delete this undesired program from your personal computer.
Click the “Start” button, select “Control Panel” option. Click on “Add/Remove Programs”.
Choose an unwanted application, then click “Change/Remove” button. Follow the prompts.
Remove Trash The Cache adware from Google Chrome
The adware can change your Chrome settings without your knowledge. You may see an undesired webpage as your search provider or startpage, additional plugins and toolbars. Reset Google Chrome web browser will allow you to remove Trash The Cache adware and reset the unwanted changes caused by adware software. Your saved bookmarks, form auto-fill information and passwords won’t be cleared or changed.
- First run the Google Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will display the Chrome main menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You’ll see the list of installed addons. If the list has the add-on labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guidance: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Chrome menu once again, press the “Settings” menu.
- You will see the Google Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Advanced” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset” button.
- The Google Chrome will display the reset profile settings page as shown on the image above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this task is done, your browser’s startpage, default search provider and new tab page will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of Trash The Cache adware from Firefox
If your Mozilla Firefox internet browser is affected by Trash The Cache or an unknown search engine shows results for your search, then it may be time to perform the internet browser reset. When using the reset feature, your personal information such as passwords, bookmarks, browsing history and web form auto-fill data will be saved.
Start the Mozilla Firefox and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the web-browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will show the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you are unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown in the following example.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation prompt. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the Trash The Cache adware. After, it is finished, click the “Finish” button.
Delete Trash The Cache from Internet Explorer
The Microsoft Internet Explorer reset is great if your internet browser is hijacked or you have unwanted add-ons or toolbars on your internet browser, that installed by an malicious software.
First, open the IE. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu, press the “Internet Options” as displayed in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then press the Reset button. The IE will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown in the figure below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
Automatic Removal of Trash The Cache
Using a malicious software removal utility to search for and remove adware hiding on your device is probably the simplest way to remove the Trash The Cache adware. We suggests the Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) application for Microsoft Windows devices. Hitman Pro and MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) are other anti malware tools for Microsoft Windows that offers a free malware removal.
Use Zemana to get rid of Trash The Cache adware
Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) is one of the best in its class, it can look for and delete a lot of of various security threats, including adware, browser hijackers, spyware and trojans that masqueraded as legitimate system programs. Also Zemana includes another tool called FRST – is a helpful program for manual removal of files and parts of the Windows registry created by malicious software.
Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
When the downloading process is finished, close all windows on your device. Further, open the install file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown in the figure below, click the “Yes” button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” which will allow you install Zemana Free on the computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once install is complete successfully, Zemana Anti Malware will automatically launch and you can see its main window as displayed in the following example.
Next, click the “Scan” button to scan for Trash The Cache . This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient. During the scan Zemana will detect threats present on your computer.
After the scan get finished, the results are displayed in the scan report. All detected threats will be marked. You can remove them all by simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) will get rid of Trash The Cache adware and move the selected threats to the Quarantine. After the clean-up is complete, you may be prompted to restart your device.
Get rid of Trash The Cache adware software and malicious extensions with Hitman Pro
If Zemana AntiMalware cannot remove this adware software, then we recommends to use the Hitman Pro. Hitman Pro is a free removal tool for hijackers, PUPs, toolbars and adware software. It is specially created to work as a second scanner for your PC system.
Download HitmanPro from the link below.
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Update: June 28, 2018
When the downloading process is complete, open the directory in which you saved it and double-click the HitmanPro icon. It will start the HitmanPro tool. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to launch the program, click Yes button to continue.
Next, click “Next” to locate Trash The Cache adware. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your computer. While the Hitman Pro is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified either as being malware.
After the scan is done, Hitman Pro will open a list of found threats like the one below.
Review the scan results and then click “Next” button. It will show a dialog box, click the “Activate free license” button. The HitmanPro will remove Trash The Cache adware and move the selected items to the Quarantine. After disinfection is done, the utility may ask you to restart your personal computer.
How to get rid of Trash The Cache with MalwareBytes Free
If you’re having problems with Trash The Cache adware removal, then check out MalwareBytes Anti Malware. This is a tool that can help clean up your device and improve your speeds for free. Find out more below.
Installing the MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) is simple. First you’ll need to download MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) on your MS Windows Desktop by clicking on the following link.
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Update: April 15, 2020
When the downloading process is finished, close all windows on your PC. Further, run the file named MBSetup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown below, press the “Yes” button.
It will display the Setup wizard which will allow you setup MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) on the PC system. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once install is done successfully, click “Get Started” button. Then MalwareBytes Free will automatically start and you can see its main window as displayed in the figure below.
Next, click the “Scan” button . MalwareBytes AntiMalware utility will start scanning the whole PC system to find out Trash The Cache . This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) utility is scanning, you can see count of objects it has identified as being affected by malware.
Once MalwareBytes has completed scanning your device, MalwareBytes will open a list of all items found by the scan. Make sure to check mark the threats that are unsafe and then press “Quarantine” button.
The MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) will begin to remove Trash The Cache . After the clean-up is complete, you can be prompted to reboot your personal computer. We advise you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware to get rid of hijackers, adware and other malicious software.
How to stay safe online
It’s important to use ad blocker software like AdGuard to protect your PC from malicious web-sites. Most security experts says that it’s okay to block advertisements. You should do so just to stay safe! And, of course, the AdGuard can to stop misleading and other unwanted webpages.
- First, visit the following page, then click the ‘Download’ button in order to download the latest version of AdGuard.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- After downloading is done, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the installation is finished, click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “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 start your device, AdGuard will start automatically and stop unwanted advertisements, block harmful and misleading webpages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon named AdGuard, that is located on your desktop.
To sum up
Now your computer should be clean of the Trash The Cache adware. We suggest that you keep Zemana (to periodically scan your PC system for new adwares and other malware) and AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-ups and harmful websites). Moreover, to prevent any adware software, please stay clear of unknown and third party apps, make sure that your antivirus program, turn on the option to scan for potentially unwanted apps.
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