Remove unwanted pop-ups or site redirects in Norton Antivirus?

While talking about the popular internet security software which not only provides complete scanning of the systems but also multi-layer scanning, no one can compete with Norton Antivirus. It is known for its reliability, implicit services, and excellent antivirus products, which gets compatible with various devices but in platforms too.

It is highly praised for its products and services. But sometimes, the users may face some issues. This sort of issues usually arises due to the hackers who try to change the browser settings. Then in that condition, you may experience any of the listed symptoms-

  • Search is getting redirected to different websites.
  • The homepage or the search engine is changed without your consent.
  • Web pages are loading slowly.
  • Multiple toolbars are visible on the web browsers which you didn’t even install.
  • Multiple pop-up alerts for the advertisements.

To run the Norton setup Power Eraser, the unwanted application scan, follow the steps as listed below-

  1. You need to download Norton Power Eraser.

Note- You need to visit download the Norton setup Power Eraser.

  1. Click on the option ‘Save’.
  2. Select the location as ‘desktop’ and click on the option ‘Save’.
  3. Double click on ‘NPE.exe file’, to run Norton Power Eraser
  4. If the ‘User Account Control’ window prompts, click on the option ‘Yes’ or ‘Continue’ (as it appears)
  5. Read the license agreement, carefully.
  6. Click on the option ‘Accept’.
  7. Select the icon ‘Unwanted Application Scan’, in Norton Power Eraser window.

Note- After the Norton Power Eraser product completes the scan, the result will be seen in the ‘Unwanted Apps Scan Complete’ window.

  1. Click on the option ‘Uninstall’, in the ‘Unwanted Apps Scan Complete’ window which is next to the unwanted app or toolbar.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  3. Restart the PC after the uninstall gets complete.

Tips-If Norton Power Eraser doesn’t perform the task of removing the unwanted toolbars, then go for manually removing them by simply using the ‘Add/Removal Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a Program in the Control Panel’

Adware installs a new toolbar in the browsers and changes the default search engine setting to the third-party search engine.

Depending on the browser, reset the browser settings to completely remove the unwanted toolbars and search engines.

If you wish to run the Norton setup Power Eraser Scan, then check out the steps as listed below-

  1. To run Norton Power Eraser, double-click on the ‘NPE.exe’ file.
  2. Click ‘Yes’ or ‘Continue’, if the ‘User Account Control’ window prompts.
  3. Read the license agreement before clicking on the option ‘Accept’.
  4. Select the icon ‘Scan for risks’, in the ‘Norton Power Eraser’ window.
  5. By default, Rootkit scan is performed by Norton Power Eraser.
  6. Reboot the system, when its prompted to restart the computer by clicking on the option ‘Restart’
  7. If you don’t want to include the Rootkit scan then go to the ‘Settings’ option and uncheck the option ‘Include Rootkit Scan’
  8. After the PC gets restarted, the scan starts automatically.
  9. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  10. Wait for the scan to get complete.

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