What is Plus Darker?
Plus Darker is supposed to be a browser extension that will improve the browsing experience, but it acts as browser hijacker. The aim of browser hijackers is to make advertising profit. For example, a browser hijacker redirects the user’s homepage to the browser hijacker’s page that contains ads or sponsored links; a browser hijacker redirects the user web searches to a link the browser hijacker wants the user to see, rather than to legitimate search engine results. When the user clicks on advertisements in the search results, the developers behind browser hijackers gets paid. The creators of browser hijackers can gather privacy info such as user browsing habits as well as browsing history and sell this information to third parties for marketing purposes.
The Plus Darker hijacker takes over your browser’s default search engine and controls what will be shown to you whenever you do a searching. Other than the search results, it also provides a large number of unwanted ads on the search page. Some of these advertisements created to trick you into buying some questionable products and apps. Moreover, sometimes, those advertisements could redirect you to misleading or harmful web-pages.
In addition to the above, it has the ability to gather lots of privacy info about you which can be later transferred to third parties. You don’t know if your home address, account names and passwords are safe. And of course you completely do not know what will happen when you click on any advertisements on the Plus Darker web-site.
If you are unfortunate have browser hijacker, adware or malware running on your personal computer, you can follow the suggestions here to delete Plus Darker from your web-browser.
How can a browser hijacker get on your PC
|Type||PUP, search provider hijacker, browser hijacker, startpage hijacker, redirect virus|
|Affected Browser Settings||newtab page URL, startpage, search engine|
|Distribution||suspicious pop-up advertisements, fake updaters, free applications setup files|
|Symptoms||Advertising links appear in places they shouldn’t be. Every time you perform an Internet search, your internet browser is re-directed to another web page. Unwanted program installed without your say-so. Unwanted browser toolbar(s) Unwanted changes in your internet browser such as displaying new tabs you didn’t open.|
|Removal||Plus Darker removal guide|
How to remove Plus Darker hijacker
We can help you get rid of Plus Darker, without the need to take your computer to a professional. Simply follow the removal tutorial below if you currently have the intrusive browser hijacker on your PC and want to delete it. If you’ve any difficulty while trying to remove the hijacker, feel free to ask for our assist in the comment section below. Read this manual carefully, bookmark it or open this page on your smartphone, because you may need to exit your browser or restart your computer.
To remove Plus Darker, perform the steps below:
- How to manually remove Plus Darker
- Automatic Removal of Plus Darker
- How to stop Plus Darker redirect
How to manually remove Plus Darker
If you perform exactly the few simple steps below you should be able to remove the Plus Darker hijacker from the Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer internet browsers.
Remove Plus Darker related apps through the Control Panel of your computer
Some programs are free only because their setup file contains a hijacker like Plus Darker. This unwanted programs generates money for the creators when it is installed. Many browser hijackers can be removed by simply uninstalling them from the ‘Uninstall a Program’ that is located in Windows control panel.
|Windows 7||Windows 8|
|Windows 10||Mac OS|
Remove Plus Darker browser hijacker from internet browsers
Unwanted browser redirects or other symptoms of browser hijacker in your web-browser is a good reason to find and remove malicious extensions. This is an easy way to restore web-browsers settings and not lose any important information.
|Google Chrome||Mozilla Firefox|
You can also try to get rid of Plus Darker browser hijacker by reset Google Chrome settings.
If you are still experiencing issues with Plus Darker hijacker removal, you need to reset Firefox browser.
Another way to remove Plus Darker hijacker from Internet Explorer is reset Internet Explorer settings.
Automatic Removal of Plus Darker
If you are not expert at computers, then we advise to run free removal utilities listed below to get rid of Plus Darker hijacker for good. The automatic solution 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 Plus Darker removal is a better option.
How to remove Plus Darker with Zemana
Zemana is free full featured malicious software removal tool. It can scan your files and MS Windows registry in real-time. Zemana AntiMalware can help to remove browser hijackers, PUPs and adware. It uses 1% of your system resources. This utility has got simple and beautiful interface and at the same time best possible protection for your personal computer.
Now you can install and use Zemana to delete Plus Darker hijacker from your web-browser by following the steps below:
Click the link below to download Zemana Anti-Malware installer called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your computer. Save it on your Windows desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
Launch the installer after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to set up this tool on your device.
During setup you can change some settings, but we advise you do not make any changes to default settings.
When install is finished, this malware removal tool will automatically run and update itself. You will see its main window as shown on the screen below.
Now click the “Scan” button . Zemana Anti-Malware program will scan through the whole personal computer for the Plus Darker hijacker. This task can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the Zemana Anti-Malware utility is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified as being infected by malicious software.
Once finished, Zemana Anti-Malware will prepare a list of unwanted software and hijacker. Make sure to check mark the items which are unsafe and then click “Next” button.
The Zemana AntiMalware will remove Plus Darker browser hijacker. After that process is complete, you may be prompted to reboot your computer to make the change take effect.
Run HitmanPro to remove Plus Darker browser hijacker
If the Plus Darker problem persists, use the Hitman Pro and scan if your PC system is infected by hijacker. The Hitman Pro is a downloadable security tool that provides on-demand scanning and helps get rid of adware software, potentially unwanted software, and other malicious software. It works with your existing antivirus.
Click the link below to download HitmanPro. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop or in any other place.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
When the downloading process is finished, open the file location. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the HitmanPro desktop icon. After the utility is opened, you will see a screen as displayed in the figure below.
Further, click “Next” button to perform a system scan for the Plus Darker browser hijacker. When the system scan is done, you will be shown the list of all detected items on your PC as shown on the image below.
You may delete threats (move to Quarantine) by simply click “Next” button. It will display a prompt, click the “Activate free license” button.
How to remove Plus Darker with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware
You can remove Plus Darker hijacker automatically with a help of MalwareBytes Anti-Malware. We suggest this free malware removal tool because it can easily get rid of hijacker, adware, potentially unwanted apps and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
- Download MalwareBytes from the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
- After downloading is finished, close all programs and windows on your PC. Open a file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named MBsetup.
- Select “Personal computer” option and click Install button. Follow the prompts.
- Once installation is finished, click the “Scan” button . MalwareBytes application will scan through the whole device for the Plus Darker hijacker. This process can take quite a while, so please be patient. When a malicious software, adware or potentially unwanted programs are detected, the count of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is done.
- Once MalwareBytes has completed scanning your personal computer, a list of all threats detected is prepared. In order to remove all items, simply click “Quarantine”. Once finished, you can be prompted to reboot your PC.
The following video offers a tutorial on how to remove hijackers, adware software and other malicious software with MalwareBytes.
How to stop Plus Darker redirect
Use an ad blocker tool such as AdGuard will protect you from harmful ads and content. Moreover, you can find that the AdGuard have an option to protect your privacy and stop phishing and spam web sites. Additionally, ad-blocking programs will help you to avoid annoying pop ups and unverified links that also a good way to stay safe online.
Visit the following page to download AdGuard. Save it on your Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After downloading it, double-click the downloaded file to launch it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen like below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick guidance like below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guide which will help you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your PC, AdGuard will start automatically and stop undesired advertisements, block Plus Darker redirects, as well as other harmful or misleading webpages. 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 is located on your desktop.
Once you have removed the browser hijacker using the few simple steps, Mozilla Firefox, Edge, Internet Explorer and Chrome will no longer display the Plus Darker page on startup. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step instructions does not help you, then you have caught a new hijacker, and then the best way – ask for help.
Please create a new question by using the “Ask Question” button in the Questions and Answers. 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 browser hijacker.