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Autocomplete Pro is usually promoted a browser extension which claims to simplify your web browsing experience, but actually it’s a browser hijacker virus which usually promoted via free downloads. Although it seems like a genuine and helpful search providing tool, but it is potentially unwanted. Often it comes into your computer through free software.

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It can corrupt all the most commonly used browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. So you should be careful if you are encountered with this hijacker. If it’s installed, you may find that your browser home page and default search engine are changed without notifying you about any changes.

Autocomplete Pro is an ad-supported search engine which doesn’t show reliable results because the results are filled with advertisements and sponsored links. You may receive various annoying pop up advertisements or irrelevant contents and it may also be possible that you’re redirected to some other unknown website which may contain malicious programs.

This nasty program keeps your browser popping-up and displays them as boxes. Its advertisements offer attractive deals like various coupons, banner and try to convince you by providing bogus online shopping deals discount claiming to save your money. But the fact is that it generates revenue from you. It gets inside your computer via spam emails and freeware program such as videos, audios, game, clicking some sponsored links, etc.

If AutoComplete Pro gets inside your computer, you will have to face various critical problem of computer like irritating pop-ups, slow processing speed of the system, security vulnerabilities, open backdoors for cyber criminals to track confidential information, like login credentials, etc.  It attaches itself will almost any of the browser that is being used on the PC and degrades the performance of the browser with frequent crashing.

There are certain security loopholes which may be the most evident factor contributing to easy entry of PC threats like blocked firewall and security settings, installing or updating free programs, outdated antivirus, emails and attachments from unknown resources, downloading pirated software, and P2P file sharing.

To remove Autocomplete Pro, implement a reliable malware removal tool and follow the instructions provided below:

To Remove from Internet Explorer:

  1. Press Alt+X and go to Manage add-ons.
  2. Open Toolbars and Extensions, and remove Autocomplete Pro.
  3. Now click Search Providers on the left.
  4. Remove the unwanted search engine and select the genuine one.
  5. Save changes and close window, then Press Alt+X again.
  6. Under the General tab, go to Internet Options, replace the current home page address with your desired one and then click OK.

To Remove from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. To open the Add-ons Manager tab, Press Ctrl+Shift+A.
  2. In the Extensions menu, click on the Remove button next to Autocomplete Pro then close the tab.
  3. Press Alt+T, and then go to Options.
  4. Under the General tab, replace the current home page address with your desired one.
  5. Now click OK and close the menu.
  6. At the top right corner of the Firefox window, click the icon in the Search box.
  7. Now click to Manage Search engines, remove the unwanted search engine and select another one as your default search engine.
  8. Finally, click OK.

To Remove from Google Chrome:

  1. Press Alt+F and then scroll over Tools.
  2. Go to the Extensions and then remove Autocomplete Pro via the trash can icon.
  3. On the left, click Settings, under On Startup, select Open a page or a set of pages.
  4. Click Set pages, replace the current home page address and enter your desired one then Click OK.
  5. Under Search, click on the option Manage search engines.
  6. Remove the unwanted one and set your desired search engine as your default one.
  7. Now click the button the Done.
  8. Finally, restart the browser.

Madison is an expert tech writer and work for Computer Repair Service provider company, who writes about technicalities involved with the system’s hardware as well as software. In this article she discusse about browser related problems and erros. Keep reading their articles for new tips and tricks.

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