How to Remove Unfriend Watch

By | Posted on July 27, 2015 |

Unfriend Watch is an adware that can be installed on the PC without user’s consent. It enters the computer through shareware and freeware. Adware like Unfriend Watch was made to generate profit for its authors. It is promoted as a tool to see who unfriended you from specific social networking sites. You must be aware that by using this tool, your browser may get invaded by Unfriend Watch pop-up ads. Furthermore, adware such as this can put your privacy at risk and can lead to identity theft if not taken care right away.

On the arrival of Unfriend Watch, it drops files and registry entries on the system. Browser add-on, extension, and plug-in are likewise installed to allow the ads to show-up. Normally, Unfriend Watch will appear when user begins to surf online. It claims to suggests websites that are related to your current search terms. With its ability to monitor your browsing activities, this adware can display ads that can be attractive to you. It issues coupons that are relevant to your search queries.

With the add-on and extension running, even your security program can never stop Unfriend Watch from issuing advertisements. As long as the PC is connected to the Internet, the adware remains on fetching more ads from its own server. The only way to stop Unfriend Watch ads is to delete entirely this potentially unwanted program. Running a virus scan and scanning the computer with genuine anti-malware tools can be helpful in solving issues like this one.

Unfriend Watch

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Norton SafeWeb No issues Community Rating: 0.0 Updated: July 27, 2015
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Unfriend Watch Removal Steps

Step 1 : Use Add/Remove program of Windows to Uninstall Unfriend Watch

The main cause of adware and malware presence could be software that you may have installed on the computer. We need to uninstall the culprit program.

1. Click Windows Start button. Next, select Control Panel from the list.

2. Find the ‘Programs‘ area and click on Uninstall a program. This opens up a window showing existing software installed.

Unfriend Watch Removal

3. Look for and remove Unfriend Watch entry. If not present, look for any suspicious labels that was installed recently.

4. Click on Uninstall to start removing the program.

Step 2: Scan and Delete Adware with AdwCleaner

1. Download the tool called AdwCleaner from the location stated below.
Click here to download AdwCleaner (this will open a new window)

2. Once you have completed the download, please close all running programs on the computer.

3. Locate the file and double-click on adwcleaner_Ver.exe to start running the tool. Then, click on Scan button.


4. It searches for presence of harmful programs, plug-ins, add-ons, or any data that were found malicious and linked to Unfriend Watch. You need to Clean all items detected by this tool.

5. Once scan is done, the tool may need to reboot your computer to finalize the cleaning process.

6. After reboot, AdwCleaner will display the log file of the recent scan.

Step 3: Remove Unfriend Watch Add-on/Extension and Cleanup the Browser

After the previous scans, you may have deleted Unfriend Watch from the affected browser. This next step will ensure that no more module of adware will be left on the browser. This free tool scans and checks the browser for unwanted add-on and extension, and if found, Avast Browser Cleanup will give you a report and suggestion.

1. Download this free tool and save it to your desktop.
Avast Browser Cleanup Download Link (This will open in a new window)

2. Please install the program. Start the process by double-clicking on the executable file avast-browser-cleanup-sfx.exe.

3. When run, Avast Browser Cleanup performs a test on the browser. If unwanted entries were found, it will display a button ‘Remove all add-ons listed below and cleanup browser.’ You may remove all or delete one entry at a time.

Avast Browser Scanner

4. Avast Browser Cleanup will confirm before it permanently deletes the add-on. Please click Yes to proceed with the removal of Unfriend Watch on the affected browser.

Step 4: Reset Internet Browser to completely remove Unfriend Watch

Cleaning your internet browser from clutter and unwanted add-on/extension is a must when dealing with Unfriend Watch. The procedure below discuss on resetting various browsers to its default state.

Restore Google Chrome to Default Settings

Resetting Google Chrome to default settings is helpful in deleting hard-to-remove extension such as from Unfriend Watch. This method is highly advisable to perform if you have difficulty in removing unwanted extension.

1. Open Google Chrome Internet browser.

2. Click on the Menu (three-bar icon) located on the upper right side corner of the browser.

3. From the pull-down menu, click on Settings.


4. Once your are on chrome://settings/ tab, click on ‘Show advanced settings…‘ at the bottom of the window.

5. Navigate to the bottom of the page and click on Reset browser settings button.

6. Close the existing tab and restart Google Chrome. That should have removed Unfriend Watch extension.

Reset Mozilla Firefox to Default

This section describes how to remove unwanted extension from Firefox that may be related to Unfriend Watch.. This process can fix many browser issues by restoring Firefox to factory settings without affecting your essential information (bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, and Internet cookies) on the browser. If you desire to remove only specific extension, please see manual removal of add-on from Firefox.

1. Navigate to Firefox menu at the top of the browser and access the Help area. Click on Troubleshooting Information.

2. A new tab will appear. You will notice a section on upper-right corner of the screen stating Reset Firefox to its default state. Click the Reset Firefox button.

FF Reset

3. If confirmation window appears, click Reset Firefox to continue.

4. Firefox browser will close and start the resetting process. When done, it will display a list of restored data. Unfriend Watch should be gone by now. Click Finish to open a fresh version of Firefox.

Restore Internet Explorer to Default Settings

1. Open Internet Explorer and navigate to top menu. Click Tools, and then Internet Options.

2. Select Advanced tab on Internet Options window.

IE Reset

3. On lower part of the window, under Reset Internet Explorer Settings area, click the Reset button. Please see image for reference.

Your data like favorites, bookmark, and history will remain in the browser. However, this process may delete add-ons by Unfriend Watch and other unknown objects. If you prefer to carry out the procedure manually, please see add-on removal from Internet Explorer.

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