Remove Navigate Pro ads

By | Posted on March 21, 2017 | Updated on March 23, 2017

Navigate Pro ads may appear on the browser if extension or plug-in was installed. Most of the time, users are not aware on the installation of this potentially unwanted program. It often arrives on the computer as software bundles. You may have downloaded freeware that is packed with Navigate Pro. Therefore, the adware is loaded into the browser while installing such dubious free program.

If Navigate Pro if fully installed, it will generate pop-ups and banners containing alerts that are relevant to your online shopping. It is most noticeable when you are browsing shopping web sites or viewing online products. Navigate Pro claims that it helps user find better prices and stores where they can purchase the same product. However, due to certain invalid redirects and irrelevant web pages that it shows, some people deemed it as computer virus.

At first, users may find Navigate Pro helpful. However, once it begins to display excessive ads and banners, most users considers it nothing but an annoying program. Not to mention that adware like Navigate Pro can endanger your online privacy. It may gather various data from the system like visited websites, product preferences, and search queries. This information is very much useful for makers of Navigate Pro to further strengthen the presence of ads on the browser. It can display concentrated promotions that are more appealing using collected data from victims.

Navigate Pro

If you need to remove Navigate Pro from the computer because you are worried that it may cause more damages, then, you need to execute the guide below. Scan the computer with suggested tool to find and delete hidden malicious objects that are linked to Navigate Pro.

How to Remove Navigate Pro

This section contains comprehensive guide to help you remove threats from the affected computer.

It is highly suggested that you carry out all the steps in exact manner to effectively get rid of malware.

Step 1 : Use Add/Remove program of Windows to Uninstall Navigate Pro

The main cause of pop-up ads and coupons 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. Alternatively, press Windows key + R on keyboard and run appwiz.cpl command.

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

uninstall-adware

3. Look for and remove Navigate Pro 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.

AdwCleaner

4. It searches for presence of harmful programs, plug-ins, add-ons, or any data that were found malicious and linked to Navigate Pro. 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 Adware Add-on and Cleanup the Browser

After the previous scans, you may have deleted Navigate Pro 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 Navigate Pro on the affected browser.

Step 4: Remove Navigate Pro Extension and Add-on

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

Remove Navigate Pro from Google Chrome

Option 1 – Delete Malicious Extension from Chrome Browser

One way to remove Navigate Pro from Google Chrome is simply to delete the Extension. Please follow these steps:

1. Open Google Chrome browser.

2. Type the following in the address bar and press Enter on keyboard: chrome://extensions

3. On Extensions window, please delete Navigate Pro by clicking on Trash icon.

Navigate Pro Extension

4. Google Chrome will prompt for the confirmation of Navigate Pro removal. Please click on Remove button to proceed.

Delete Navigate Pro from Google Chrome

5. You may now restart Chrome browser.

Option 2 – Restore Google Chrome to Default Settings

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

1. Open Google Chrome application.

2. In the address bar please type the this string: chrome://settings/ and then, press Enter on keyboard.

3. Scroll down, then click Show advanced settings

4. Scroll to the bottom of the page until you see Reset Settings section.

5. Click on Reset Settings button. If it prompts for confirmation, please click Reset to proceed.

Google Chrome Reset

This function will reset your home page, new tab page, search engine, and other areas affected by Navigate Pro. Unwanted extensions will also be removed from the browser. This will not affect your bookmarks, history, and other saved data. You may also download Chrome Cleanup Tool from this page. A stand-alone reset tool from Google Chrome but with more advanced Adware scanner feature.

Remove Navigate Pro from Firefox

Option 1 – Delete Add-on from Firefox Browser

1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser.

2. On the address bar, type the following strings and press Enter on keyboard: about:addons

3. Under Add-ons Manager, look for Navigate Pro or alternative code called Price Wagon and click associated Remove button. See image below for reference.

Remove Navigate Pro from Firefox

4. Firefox will confirm your actions by clicking Yes.

5. You may now restart Firefox browser.

Option 2 – Refresh Mozilla Firefox

This section describes how to remove unwanted extension from Firefox that may be related to Navigate Pro. 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. Navigate Pro should be gone by now. Click Finish to open a fresh version of Firefox.

Remove Navigate Pro from Safari Browser

Option 1 – Delete Navigate Pro Extension

1. Open your Safari internet application.

2. Click on Safari Settings button located on upper-right corner of the browser. Select Preferences from the drop-down list.

Safari Menu Settings

3. On Safari Settings window, click the Extension tab.

4. Select Navigate Pro, or it may use alternative extension like in our case, Price Wagon is installed. Click on Uninstall button.

Navigate Pro Safari Extension

5. If Safari prompts for confirmation to remove the extension, please click Uninstall.

Remove Navigate Pro from Safari

Option 2 – Reset Safari Browser

We only recommend this function if manually removing Navigate Pro extension didn’t resolve the issue. Please select only items that are essential in stopping adware activities on the browser as shown in the image below.

1. Open your browser and click on Safari Settings on upper-right corner of the screen.

2. Choose Reset Safari… from the drop-down list.

3. Select items that you want to reset. You may include all if preferred. However, for the purpose of deleting only items relevant to presence of Navigate Pro adware, we excluded some entries. Click on Reset button after the selection process.

Reset Safari

4. Please restart Safari after applying the changes.

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