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How to Remove DictAddon Extensions and Plugin from IE/FF/Chrome?

 

Be haunted by DictAddon pop-ups while surfing the Internet? Get concerned about the security of your PC? Then read on this article to learn how to remove it permanently and thoroughly.

 

 

What Is DictAddon?

 

 

DictAddon is an adware that generally referred to as PUP, namely, potentially unwanted program by the industry. Although can be downloaded and installed from its official website, DictAddon is widely distributed via other free downloads from websites like softonic, download.com. That’s why you are unaware of how and when it invaded your computer.

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DictAddon is promoted as a browser addon that makes looking up word-meaning less stressful and more productive. However, it is an ad-supported software utility, so you will see many pop-ups ads and windows after DictAddon installed. Worse still, DictAddon can access your data on all websites, and may monitor your online activities. Below is how a victim complains about DictAddon:

About 5 days ago, I started getting popups that mimicked pages I was already logged onto. When I would click on a media link, a popup would tell me I need to upgrade my version of M Player to view it properly. I really became concerned as I don’t have M Player installed. I decided to search my computer for anything I didn’t recognize. In Programs and Features (Add Remove Programs) all looked good except for one program. “Dictaddon” Under publisher, was a web address, dictaddon.com. Didn’t have any idea what this was so I decided to remove it, but the program wouldn’t uninstall.

You may wonder how DictAddon survived your installed antivirus and antimalware program. That’s because DictAddon is categorized as PUP (potentially unwanted program) by the industry, not so offensive to your PC. But DictAddon does interfere with users’ surfing, 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 DictAddon and Stop Ads by DictAddon? (Removal Guide)

 

                                                                                                           

Outline of the removal guide:

Option 1 > Remove DictAddon and stop DictAddon ads manually

     Step 1 Uninstall DictAddon and related malicious programs

     Step 2 Remove DictAddon extensions and plugins from IE/Firefox/Chrome

     Recommended—Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries

Option 2 > Remove DictAddon and stop DictAddon ads with Cloud System Booster

Malware Prevention Tips

                                                                                                            

 

 

Option 1 > Remove DictAddon and stop DictAddon ads manually

 

Step 1 Uninstall DictAddon and related malicious programs

 

DictAddon often infects computers by being bundled in the installer of other free software, so you should uninstall DictAddon and any suspicious and unexpected programs that installed recently.

 

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 DictAddon and other unknown or unexpected programs.

 

For Windows 7/Vista Users:

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

Uninstall DictAddon and any suspicious third-party application

uninstall DictAddon

 

For Windows XP Users:

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

Remove DictAddon and any suspicious third-party application

 

 

Step 2 Remove DictAddon extensions and plugins from IE/Firefox/Chrome

 

If you are still encountering DictAddon ads after removing DictAddon and relate malicious programs, you should go through the following guides to check your browser and remove DictAddon 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 DictAddon and any other suspicious extensions → choose Disable in the drop-down menu → close the window and click on OK button

DictAddon on IE

 

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 (DictAddon)

DictAddon on Firefox

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 DictAddon and any unwanted or unknown extension → click the Recycling Bin to remove it

DictAddon on Chrome

 

 

Recommended—Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries

 

Please note that although DictAddon and related malicious program is uninstalled, there are still many residual files – like invalid registry entries still on your computer. These junk files occupy disk space of your computer and may degrade your computer performance over time. It is complicated to delete them manually, so you may need the help of a system cleaner or system optimizer. We recommend you Cloud System Booster.

 

1. Download and install the free or paid version of Cloud System Booster.

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

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

 

2. Launch Cloud System Booster and click on the Quick Care button.

Cloud System Booster 3.1-home

 

3. Click on Clear button after scan finished.

Cloud System Booster 3.1-Clear

 

 

Option 2 > Remove DictAddon and stop DictAddon ads with Cloud System Booster

 

To remove DictAddon and stop DictAddon ads automatically, you only need to download and install Cloud System Booster, a system cleaner and optimizer.

 

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

 

1. Uninstall DictAddon with Anvi Uninstaller

 

Anvi Uninstaller is a tool integrated in Cloud System Booster which is a system cleaner and optimizer. Anvi Uninstaller will scan and delete leftovers after uninstall a program.

 

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

uninstall DictAddon 1

 

Please note that the Prefect Scan feature 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

 

 

2. Remove DictAddon browser extension and plugins

 

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

 

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.

Cloud System Booster-Slim Toolbar

 

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

Cloud System Booster 3.1-toolbar manager

DictAddon extension removal

 

 

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 3.1-Clear

 

Now, your computer should have been free from the infection of DictAddon. 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.

DictAddon often comes as a special offer 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 DictAddon 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

Anvi Smart Defender-1

 

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)