How to Remove PUP: Inspirational and Motivational Quotes Plugin

May 31st 2017 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Virus Removal | 0 Comment

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This article will walk you through in removing another Potentially Unwanted Program. Inspirational and Motivational Quotes is a browser extension that keeps on displaying inspirational or motivational quotes to its users. This plugin is offered as free by its developers to potential customers as a way to inspire people to reach their goals. This plugin is compatible with Google Chrome browser and is even offered at the Chrome store. This browser application may seem interesting, but don’t let the inspirational or motivational quotes fool you, a lot of users has already experienced computer problems due to this plugin. That’s why researchers made a move to analyze this browser extension and after checking it, they categorized this as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP), making it a threat to your computer that has to be avoided or removed.

 

When you install this browser extension, you won’t see any visual changes within the browser and it’s even possible to use it as usual. According to the description of this program, the quotes are displayed on the new tab making it impossible to display the default search provider that is set on your browser and features inspirational and motivational quotes instead. It fetches its search result from rambler.ru, specifically; it goes to search.reviringyourmind.com, nova.rambler.ru, thebestwebsearch.com. this practice is regarded as browser hijacking. Inspirational and Motivational Quotes can also change your search provider, but there is no mentioned specific search provider on the Software End User License Agreement. We highly suggest to never use any search engines provided by this browser extension. Installing this plugin means you are agreeing to be provided with various advertisements. These advertisements may contain links to lead you to a severe threat. Along with the inspirational and motivational quotes it displays, your browser will be bombarded with never-ending pop-ups, ads and other shady links. And like most browser hijacker, it gathers non-personally identifiable data, like your computer’s IP address, technical computer information, your browsing preferences, and your other online activities. The information gathered may be shared to third-parties making you a potential victim and putting your security at risk.

There are two ways in removing this browser hijacker; either manually or through an anti-malware program.

Removing Inspirational and Motivational Quotes from your Google Chrome browser:

Step 1: Launch Google Chrome.

Step 2: Click the More button located at the upper-right corner of the browser (it usually symbolizes a three horizontal lines).

Step 3: Select More tools or it could be Tools and go to Extensions.

Step 4: Look for the Inspirational and Motivational Quotes extension and click the trash can icon to remove it from Chrome.

Step 5: Restart your browser.

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