UViewRead is a browser hijacker which influences the performance of internet programs. It may get into computers and cause behavioral errors such as enormous pop-ups and redirections. Potentially unwanted program (PUP) alike UViewRead can trace any precious information stored on the browser. UViewRead developers may hold such personal and sensitive information and may sell it to cybercriminals in the future.
A huge number of changes can occur to the computer after being contaminated by a browser hijacker. UViewRead will substitute the browser settings once it is installed on the computer. The browser will begin operating away from the usual performance. UViewRead will assign own search tool on the browser home page, new tab page, and default search engine. The new web address replaces the current preferences on the browser program. After that, other types of ads will be unfolded on the Internet browser screen, which could obstruct web users while surfing online. Advertisements may endorse malevolent web sites or any possible online scam. It is not advised to access such advertisements, as it could rise in very severe computer infections.
Additionally, UViewRead also introduces browser redirections. The infected browser could fulfill popups from compromised websites. Clicking on the pop-ups intentionally could result in the browser shifting to another uncertain web page. As such, browser hijacker cannot work precisely. Unexpected appearances on the browser can extremely affect online users’ browsing experience. The visibility of the page contents diminish and the search results may not be dependable. Furthermore, UViewRead adware, may waste extra Internet bandwidth as effect that slow down the loading time of the page.
How UViewRead Infects the Computer?
Malware or adware can smoothly get into the defenseless computer system. Browser hackers like UViewRead usually contaminate obsolete web browsers. Computer security experts have sorted UViewRead originally on freeware category. Free programs specifically procured from doubtful sites automatically implicate unwanted programs such as UViewRead during the installation progress. Computer users sometimes accept to install supplemental programs without comprehension because they ordinarily opt for the ‘Default’ setup process. The best way to prevent these malicious intruders is to check the programs before you install them. Additionally, defend the computer with reasonable antivirus software to block admission to any kind of uncertain websites.
UViewRead Removal Procedure
Below is a systematic instruction that is very useful in getting rid of the Adware from compromised Windows computer. Aside from removing the malicious browser extension, this guide is also helpful in deleting pop-ups and redirects.
In order to totally eliminate the threat, it is vital to follow the process in exact manner.
Step 1 : Delete UViewRead Browser Extension
Most adware and unwanted programs are using a program called browser extension to be able to take over the settings of internet applications. Therefore, we highly recommend to check and remove the extension that is closely related to UViewRead.
Remove UViewRead from Windows (Internet Explorer or Edge Browser)
1. Press Windows Key + R and then, type appwiz.cpl command.
2. Program and Features window will open. Arrange the list in chronological manner with recently installed applications on top. To do this, click on 'Installed On' column.
3. Select UViewRead or recently installed unwanted entry. Then, click on Uninstall to remove it from Windows system.
If UViewRead is still present on the IE browser and there are still homepage and pop-ups, another option is to remove the adware from the browser settings.
4. Open Internet Explorer program.
5. Go to top Menu and click Tools. Then, select Manage Add-ons from the drop-down list.
6. Look for and Remove or Disable entries of UViewRead from Toolbars and Extension. Additionally, delete the same object from Search Providers section.
7. Close the window and restart Internet Explorer.
Remove UViewRead Extension from Google Chrome
1. Open Google Chrome browser.
2. Type chrome://extensions/ in the address bar and press Enter on keyboard.
3. Find UViewRead or relevant entry and remove it from Google Chrome browser.
Uninstall UViewRead Extension from Mozilla Firefox
1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser.
2. Type about:addons in the address bar and press Enter on keyboard.
3. Choose Extensions on sidebar menu.
4. Look for object that is pertaining to UViewRead and remove it from the browser.
After deleting the malicious browser extension, it is expected that pop-ups and other troubles are gone from the browser.
Step 2 : Scan the computer with Sophos Antivirus
To remove UViewRead automatically, scanning the computer with this powerful virus and malware removal tool is recommended. This scanner does not just uncover known threats like viruses or malware, it is also effective in discovering adware like UViewRead.
1. Download Sophos Virus Removal Tool from the link below. Save the file on your computer where you can easily access it.
2. Once the download completes, browse the location of the file. Double-click to run the program and begin the install process.
3. On first windows of installation wizard, click Next to continue. Then, it will display the program’s License Agreement. You need to Accept the terms in order to proceed. If Windows prompts for User Account Control, please click Yes to proceed.
4. On succeeding windows, click Next or Continue to carry on with the installation. After completing the installation process, Launch Sophos Virus Removal Tool.
5. Internet connection is required when running this scanner in order to download important updates. Make sure that everything is up-to-date to effectively remove adware like UViewRead.
6. Click the button to carry out the Scan. This will check the system for presence of malicious objects, malware, and viruses. The tool reveals items that were found linked to UViewRead and other suspicious entities. Be sure to remove all identified threats.
The above procedures should have totally eliminated the UViewRead adware. However, if you found that there are still remnants of the threat, please proceed to the succeeding procedures below.
Step 3 : Scan and Delete Adware with AdwCleaner
In addition to the procedure, we suggest scanning the computer with AdwCleaner tool. Possibly, there are some traces of UViewRead on the browser that was not deleted during the preceding steps. This tool will scan the computer and check for presence of malicious applications as well as invalid browser entries that produces annoying pop-ups.
1. Follow the link below to download the tool called AdwCleaner.
2. When the download has completed, please close all running programs on the computer especially browsers affected by UViewRead.
3. Browse the location of the downloaded file and double-click on adwcleaner_Ver.exe to start running the tool. Then, click on Scan button.
4. AdwCleaner searches the computer for malicious programs, extensions, plug-ins, adware, and any items that may be associated to UViewRead. It will also check for suspicious entries on browser settings.
5. Clean or Remove all suspicious and harmful items identified after the thorough scan.
6. After the cleanup procedure, rebooting the computer is required to finalize the removal of detected threats.
Check if your internet browser application is no longer being bothered by UViewRead. If the adware still persists, please continue with the steps below to reset internet programs to default settings.
Optional : Reset Internet Browser Program
Cleaning your internet browser from clutter and unwanted add-on/extension is a must when dealing with UViewRead. 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 UViewRead. This method is highly advisable to perform if you have difficulty in removing unwanted extension.
1. Open Google Chrome Internet browser.
2. On the address bar, type chrome://settings/reset and press Enter key.
3. Under Reset and clean up section, choose Restore settings to their original defaults.
4. Click Reset settings button to clear all entries of UViewRead.
5. Close the existing tab and restart Google Chrome. That should have removed UViewRead extension and associated objects.
Reset Mozilla Firefox to Default
This section describes how to remove unwanted extension from Firefox that may be related to UViewRead. 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. Input the string about:support on Firefox web address and press Enter on keyboard.
2. You will now see the Troubleshooting Information page of Mozilla Firefox.
3. You will notice a section on upper-right corner of the screen stating Give Firefox a tune up. Click the Refresh Firefox button.
4. If confirmation window appears, click Refresh Firefox to continue.
5. Firefox browser will close and start the resetting process. When done, it will display a list of restored data. UViewRead 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.
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 UViewRead and other unknown objects. If you prefer to carry out the procedure manually, please add-on removal from Internet Explorer.