What is Moon Darker
Moon Darker is supposed to be a browser extension that will improve the browsing experience, but according to security professionals, this extension acts as adware. By definition, adware is a piece of software which displays advertisements on a PC. However, people basically use the word ‘adware’ to describe a form of malware which displays unwanted ads to the user. Most commonly, this kind of adware do not have any uninstall procedures and can use technologies that are similar to those used by malware to penetrate the PC.
The worst is, adware can install a component that enables its developer to track which websites you visit, which products you look at upon those pages. They are then able to choose the type of ads they show you. So, if you had adware software on your computer, there is a good chance you have another that is gathering and sharing your confidential data with third parties, without your say-so.
Adware is usually written in ways common to malware, spyware and browser hijackers. In order to delete Moon Darker adware, you will need complete the steps below or use free adware removal tools listed below.
How does Moon Darker get on your PC system
The majority of adware come as a part of freeware or even paid applications that World Wide Web users can easily download online. The installers of such applications, most commonly, clearly show that they will install additional apps. The option is given to users to stop the installation of any third-party software. So, in order to avoid the installation of any adware: read all disclaimers and install screens very carefully, select only Custom or Advanced setup mode and reject all additional apps in which you are unsure.
|Type||adware software, potentially unwanted application (PUA), pop up virus, pop up ads, popups|
|Removal||Moon Darker removal guide|
How to remove Moon Darker adware (removal guide)
In order to remove Moon Darker adware from the Google Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer and Firefox, you need to reset the browser settings. Additionally, you should look up for other questionable entries, such as files, programs, internet browser addons and shortcuts. However, if you want to remove adware software easily, you should run a reputable antimalware utility and let it do the job for you.
To remove Moon Darker, use the steps below:
- How to manually delete Moon Darker
- Automatic Removal of Moon Darker adware software
- How to stay safe online
How to manually delete Moon Darker
First try to remove Moon Darker manually; to do this, follow the steps below. Of course, manual removal of adware software requires more time and may not be suitable for those who are poorly versed in system settings. In this case, we suggest that you scroll down to the section that describes how to delete adware using free removal tools.
Uninstall newly added adware
First, you should try to identify and remove the program that causes the appearance of intrusive advertisements or web browser redirect, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
|Windows 7||Windows 8|
|Windows 10||Mac OS|
Get rid of Moon Darker from Mozilla Firefox
If Mozilla Firefox settings are hijacked by the adware, your internet browser displays intrusive pop up advertisements, then ‘Reset Firefox’ could solve these problems. However, your saved passwords and bookmarks will not be changed or cleared.
First, launch the Mozilla Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, press the Help button ().
In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed in the following example.
Confirm your action, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove Moon Darker adware from Internet Explorer
By resetting Internet Explorer web-browser you revert back your web browser settings to its default state. This is first when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by Moon Darker adware.
First, open the Microsoft Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The IE will open the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect. It will delete Moon Darker adware, disable malicious and ad-supported internet browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings such as default search engine, home page and newtab page to default state.
Remove Moon Darker adware software from Google Chrome
If your Chrome web browser is re-directed to intrusive Moon Darker page, it may be necessary to completely reset your web browser program to its default settings.
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Choose More Tools, then press Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed plugins. If the list has the addon 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, like the one below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Automatic Removal of Moon Darker adware software
Malware removal tools are pretty effective when you think your computer is affected by adware software. Below we will discover best utilities that can be used to remove adware software and Moon Darker from your PC and internet browser.
Remove Moon Darker with Zemana AntiMalware
Does Zemana remove Moon Darker ? Adware is often installed with malware that can cause you to install an program such as spyware you don’t want. Therefore, suggest using the Zemana. It’s a utility designed to scan and remove adware and other malicious software from your computer for free.
First, visit the following page, then press the ‘Download’ button in order to download the latest version of Zemana AntiMalware.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
After the downloading process is finished, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the Zemana Anti-Malware will try to update itself and when this task is done, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the Moon Darker adware.
A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your device and the speed of your computer. You may remove threats (move to Quarantine) by simply press “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti-Malware will remove Moon Darker adware and move the selected items to the Quarantine.
Get rid of Moon Darker adware and harmful extensions with Hitman Pro
All-in-all, HitmanPro is a fantastic utility to clean your computer from any unwanted programs like Moon Darker . The Hitman Pro is portable program that meaning, you don’t need to install it to run it. HitmanPro is compatible with all versions of MS Windows OS from Microsoft Windows XP to Windows 10. Both 64-bit and 32-bit systems are supported.
Download Hitman Pro on your MS Windows Desktop from the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
After downloading is finished, open the file location and double-click the HitmanPro icon. It will start the Hitman Pro utility. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to run the application, press Yes button to continue.
Next, press “Next” . Hitman Pro program will scan through the whole PC for the Moon Darker adware. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your computer and the speed of your computer. While the tool is scanning, you can see how many objects and files has already scanned.
Once Hitman Pro has finished scanning your PC, it will display the Scan Results as on the image below.
In order to remove all items, simply click “Next” button. It will display a prompt, press the “Activate free license” button. The HitmanPro will remove Moon Darker . Once the cleaning process is complete, the utility may ask you to reboot your PC system.
Use MalwareBytes to remove Moon Darker adware software
We recommend using the MalwareBytes AntiMalware. You can download and install MalwareBytes Anti-Malware to detect adware software and thereby remove Moon Darker ads from your web-browsers. When installed and updated, this free malware remover automatically scans for and deletes all threats exist on the device.
- Visit the page linked below to download the latest version of MalwareBytes for Microsoft Windows. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your web browser will open the “Save as” dialog box. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- After downloading is complete, please close all applications and open windows on your computer. Double-click on the icon that’s named MBSetup.
- This will run the Setup wizard of MalwareBytes AntiMalware onto your PC system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware will open and show the main window.
- Further, press the “Scan” button . MalwareBytes program will scan through the whole device for the Moon Darker adware software. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your computer. When a threat is found, the count of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is complete.
- When MalwareBytes Anti-Malware completes the scan, it will display the Scan Results.
- Review the results once the tool has complete the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click the “Quarantine” button. When finished, you may be prompted to reboot the PC system.
- Close the Anti Malware and continue with the next step.
Video instruction, which reveals in detail the steps above.
How to stay safe online
It’s important to run ad-blocking applications like AdGuard to protect your computer from harmful webpages. Most security experts says that it is okay to stop ads. You should do so just to stay safe! And, of course, the AdGuard can to stop misleading and other unwanted websites.
- 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
- Once the downloading process is complete, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- After the installation is complete, click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “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 launch your device, AdGuard will run automatically and stop undesired advertisements, block Moon Darker ads, as well as other malicious or 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 called AdGuard, which can be found on your desktop.
To sum up
We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted ads and intrusive malicious web sites) and Zemana AntiMalware (to periodically scan your PC system for new malware, hijackers and adware software). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for MS Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new hijackers, harmful programs and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of Moon Darker from your web browser, then ask for help here.