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How to Remove Clip-HD Pop-ups? (Adware Removal Guide)

 

You are seeing pop-up ads labeled with “brought by Clip-HD” when surfing the internet, especially on the online shopping websites? Want to figure out why you are seeing these ads and want to find out how to rid your internet browser of ads by Clip-HD? Then read on.

 

 

What Is Clip-HD?

 

 

Clip-HD is a browser add-on and extension that can work with Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. Although can be downloaded and installed willingly from its official websites, Clip-HD is commonly added to your internet browser without your knowledge and approval when you install other free downloads, such as video recording/streaming, download-manager.

 

Once it found its way onto your PC, Clip-HD will distribute advertisements and coupon boxes labeled with “brought by Clip-HD” and turn text into hyperlinks all over the webpage that you are browsing, especially on those of online merchants. Sometimes, you may even see an automatically popped out browser window that claims to brought to you by Clip-HD. All those ads, hyperlinks and pop-out windows are designed to promote games, questionable applications, and other products, so you may notice that some other unwanted programs got installed from nowhere.

Ads by ClipHD Ads brought by Clip-HD

 

You may wonder how Clip-HD survived your installed antivirus and antimalware program. That’s because Clip-HD is categorized as PUP (potentially unwanted program) by the industry, not so offensive to your PC. But Clip-HD does interfere with users’ surfing experience for it is reported that webpages are extremely slow to load after infected by Clip-HD. Worse still, Clip-HD can access your data on all websites, tabs and browsing activity and manage your apps, extensions, and themes. So you are suggested to follow the guide below to get rid of this program if it weren’t installed by you personally.

 

 

How to Remove Clip-HD and Stop Coupons and Ads by Clip-HD? (Removal Guide)

 

                                                                                                           

Outline of the removal guide:

Step 1 Uninstall Clip-HD and related malicious programs

Step 2 Remove Clip-HD extensions and plugins from IE/Firefox/Chrome

Step 3 Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries with Cloud System Booster

Malware Prevention Tips

                                                                                                            

 

To remove Clip-HD and stop pop-up ads in internet browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox) completely, please follow the guide below. Some victims of this adware have complained that it is incredibly persistent, so please follow the guide step by step in its order. If you have any questions, please leave a reply below and we will try our best to help you to resolve your problem.

 

 

Step 1 Uninstall Clip-HD and related malicious programs

 

As mentioned above, Clip-HD often infects computers by being bundled in the installer of other free software, so you should uninstall Clip-HD in all versions and any suspicious and unexpected programs that installed recently.

 

Option 1 > Uninstall mannally through Control Panel

 

For Windows 8 Users:

Move mouse pointer to the bottom right corner of the screen.

Go to Charms bar Settings Control Panel Uninstall a program

Uninstall Clip-HD and other unknown programs.

 

For Windows 7/Vista Users:

Go to Start button > Control Panel > Uninstall a program / Programs and Features

Uninstall Clip-HD adware and any suspicious third-party application

Clip-HD uninstall

 

For Windows XP Users:

Go to Start button >  Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs

Remove Clip-HD and any suspicious third-party application

 

Option 2 > Uninstall automatically with Anvi Uninstaller

 

Anvi Uninstaller is tool integrated in Cloud System Booster which is a system optimizer and cleaner. After uninstall a program, Anvi Uninstaller will detect leftovers, such as registry keys and junk files.

 

1. Download and install Cloud System Booster

Cloud System Booster free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html

 

2. To uninstall Clip-HD and related programs:

Launch Cloud System Booster → go to Toolbox → Download and Run Anvi Uninstaller → scroll down theRecently Installed list and locate any suspicious program → hit Uninstall to remove

Please kindly note that downloading Anvi Uninstaller won’t take you much time.

Plus-HD-uninstall 2

 

The Prefect Scan function is only available for Cloud System Booster Pro version users. You can use this function by getting a trail license or upgrade to pro version.

Cloud System Booster purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php

 

 

Step 2 Remove Clip-HD extensions and plugins from IE/Firefox/Chrome

 

Alternative—Repair your installed browser with Cloud System Booster

 

If you are still encountering Clip-HD ads after removing Clip-HD and relate malicious programs, you should go through the following guides to check your browser and remove Clip-HD leftovers on your web browser.

 

For Internet Explorer Users:

To remove extension: click on the gear icon or Tools → select Manage Add-ons → go to Toolbars and Extensions tab → right click on Clip-HD and any other suspicious extensions → choose Disable in the drop-down menu → close the window and click on OK button

IE manage add-on

 

For Mozilla Firefox Users:

To remove extensions and plugins: click on the orange Firefox button firefox button on the upper left corner of the browser → hit Add-ons → go to Extensions tab → Remove suspicious extensions (Clip-HD)

Firefox-Add-ons

Switch to Plugins tab → Disable suspicious plugins

 

For Google Chrome Users:

To remove extension: Click on Customize icon (Wrench or 3 bar icon) > Tools > Extensions → locate Clip-HD and any unwanted or unknown extension → click the Recycling Bin to remove it

Chrome-Extensions

 

 

Optional Troubleshoot—Repair your installed browser with Cloud System Booster

 

Slim Toolbar feature in Cloud System Booster enables you to manage toolbars and extentions on Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome simultaneously.

 

Download and install Cloud System Booster.

Cloud System Booster free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html

 

Click on the up arrow on the Home tab of Cloud System Booster to go to Slim Toolbar, then remove all the suspicious extensions and plugins.

CSB 3.0-Slim Toolbar

 

When you are not on the Home tab, you can find Toolbar Manager on the right side.

Cloud System Booster-toolbar manager

BobyLyrics extension remove

 

 

Step 3 Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries

 

Please note that there would be some leftovers in your computer after uninstall programs especially those malware. You’d better clean up your system with a system cleaner and optimizer and that’s what Cloud System Booster developed for.

 

Switch to Home tab → click Quick Care button → click Clear button after scan finished

Cloud System Booster-scan

 

Now, your computer should have been free from the infection of Clip-HD. If you have encountered any problem in the removing process, please leave a reply and we will help you fix your problem as soon as possible.

 

 

Malware Prevention Tips

 

1. Keep an eye on what you are agree to install and do not just click on Next blindly.

As mentioned above, Clip-HD sneaks into your computer by being bundled in the installer of other free software, so you should be attentive when install such programs and always opt for custom/advanced installation.

 

2. Turn on the security settings of your installed web browser.

If you always encounter the problems such as pop-up ads and redirecting, you may need to check if the available security settings of your web browser are on. You can view Turn on Security Features of Internet Browsers for Safer Surfing Online for tutorial.

 

3. Keep a professional antivirus or antimalware program on and perform system scan regularly.

Adware like Clip-HD may lead you to malicious websites and your computer may be exposed to other horrible computer infections, so we strongly recommend you to scan your computer with an antivirus or antimalware program to make sure that your computer is safe and clean. Anvi Smart Defender is such a program that you can make use of.

Anvi Smart Defender free version download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_asd.html

ASD

 

There is an Anvi Ad Blocker integrated in Anvi Smart Defender, which can block malicious URLs, phishing websites, pop-up/flash ads as well as your unwanted websites that cannot be distinguished and detected by the browser itself. If you are pro version user of Anvi Smart Defender, it is free to use for you. Also, you can download its trial version to create you a clean and secure online environment.

Anvi Ad Blocker free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_adb.html (expires in 15 days)