Google Image Downloader is a deceptive application. Google Image Downloader modifies web browser settings (displays intrusive worthless advertisements) and collects various information relating to the user’s internet browsing activity. For these specific deceptive reasons, Google Image Downloader is categorized as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP).
Once the Google Image Downloader application has been installed on the computer, the Google Image Downloader application collect’s browser’s Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Firefox preferences and information.
Advertisements presented by Google Image Downloader are not random, the ads are based on the user’s internet activity, the content of the website and user-based browser interests. Google Image Downloader ads are to be distinguished by new browser pop-up window ads and browser redirects to malicious web pages.
How did Google Image Downloader install on my device?
Distribution: Download managers, deceptive pop-up redirects
Also known as: Google Image Downloader virus, Google Image Downloader adware
Type: Adware, Potentially Unwanted Program
The most common reason for the Google Image Downloader installation is poor knowledge. User’s careless behavior and poor knowledge of adware can result in the Google Image Downloader installation. Internet web pages that redirect the browser to suspicious popup ads are most likely build to deceive the user into adware & potentially unwanted applications. Analyze every installation process and opt out any additional applications.
What is Google Image Downloader?
Google Image Downloader does not provide any real benefit for its user. Google Image Downloader is known to collect all sorts of information from the device, but pretends to offer a variety of browsing enhancements.
In reality, Google Image Downloader is all about in-text ads, malicious website traffic, and suspicious browser redirects. Google Image Downloader developers, often claim to have no control over the users’ advertisements. In our experience, these adware type applications are only built to generate revenue for the developers, rather than providing any useful functionality.
How to remove Google Image Downloader
Use this menu to uninstall and remove Google Image Downloader.
Remove Google Image Downloader, complete the steps below
- Google Image Downloader removal tools
- Google Image Downloader manual removal instructions
Step 1. Remove Google Image Downloader files with Malwarebytes
Malwarebytes is the most powerful anti-malware solution to detect and proactively remove adware, browser hijackers from the web-browser and viruses including potentially unwanted programs from your PC. Malwarebytes works excellently alongside antivirus software without any conflicts. Malwarebytes is by far the best malware detection and malware removal tool available today.
- Start the Malwarebytes installation setup file. Click here for detailed Malwarebytes installation instructions.
- Click Scan Now to start searching for malware on your PC.
- Malwarebytes will start searching for malware on your PC.
Wait for Malwarebytes to finish the malware scan. The Malwarebytes malware scan usually takes between 2 to 5 minutes to complete.
- Once the malware scan is completed, Malwarebytes will display the results of the malware scan.
In order to remove the found malware on your PC, click the Quarantine Selected button.
- All found malware will be moved to quarantine. Malwarebytes requires a reboot to successfully complete the malware removal process.
- Restart your PC.
- After the restart, all the malware detected by Malwarebytes is moved to quarantine.
Your PC is clean from malware!
Step 2. Remove Google Image Downloader browser ads with Zemana
- Open the Zemana Anti-Malware installer
- Install Zemana Anti-Malware using the default settings
- Zemana Anti-Malware will update itself
- Select the Scan button to perform a malware scan
- Wait for the scan to finish, it takes a few minutes.
- Select the Next button to remove the malware found on your computer
- That's it. All malware is successfully removed from your computer.
Step 3. Remove Downloader registry keys with Adwcleaner
- Right-click the AdwCleaner executable you just downloaded and select "Run as Administrator" this is important.
- Select the Scan Now button.
- Wait for the adware & malware scan to finish.
- Click the Clean & Repair button to remove the adware and malware from your PC.
- Wait for AdwCleaner to remove the adware and malware from your PC.
- Click the Clean & Restart Now button to finish the malware removal process.
- After the reboot, AdwCleaner shows a summary of the detected and removed malware files.
Windows 7 users: Click the Start button in the left bottom corner, select Control Panel, select “Programs, and Features”.
Windows 8 and Windows 10 users: Right-click the Windows logo in the bottom left corner, select Control Panel, select “Programs and Features”.
Check the programs list for an entry Google Image Downloader, select the application and click “Uninstall” or “Remove“.
Click the column “Installed On” to sort installed software by date, this makes it easier to detect recently installed software.
If you don’t know what to look for, Goto Removal Tools
Remove Google Image Downloader from Internet Explorer, Chrome or Firefox
In this manual removal steps, we show you how to manually remove the Google Image Downloader malware from your browser(s). If after these removal steps the Google Image Downloader malware is still present, you can reset the entire browser to default settings. In order to prevent and to make sure all malware type files are entirely removed from the device we advise to perform a malware scan with our recommended malware removal tools.
- Internet Explorer
- Google Chrome
- Microsoft Edge
In this first step for Internet Explorer, you have to verify if internet explorer is infected with a malicious add-on.
choose the wrench button, and from the menu click Manage add-ons.
Check the add-on list for any suspicious add-on in Internet Explorer, click disable or remove to delete the add-on.
Continue to the next step.
Reset your default Homepage and Search engine for Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer has the possibility to reset to default, an Internet Explorer reset will affect your saved bookmarks and passwords.
pick the wrench button and from the menu click Internet Options.
Choose the Advanced tab, click the Reset button.
Check Delete personal settings and click the Reset button.
Restart Internet Explorer to complete the reset.
Good, Internet Explorer is reset to the default configuration, it is important to know there are virus remnants on your computer. We recommend to scan and remove the virus files from your computer. Make sure the virus does not reinstall, and all remnants are removed from your PC.
In this first step for Chrome, you need to identify and remove any browser extension.
If you didn't install any browser extension at all, remove all browser extensions from Chrome.
Click the menu button, from the Chrome menu click More tools and then Extensions.
Identify browser extension(s) from the list and click the Remove button to remove the extension.
If you are unsure if the extension is malicious, click the slider and disable the extension first. Continue to the next step.
Reset the Google Chrome profile sync
Google Chrome synchronizes the browsers user-profile with the Google Cloud services. If the Google Chrome browser is infected with adware, this adware, usually browser extensions, the homepage and search engine settings are synced with Google's servers.
It is important to clean this synchronized cache. If the user doesn't clear the synchronized settings, the adware, browser extension and settings keep coming back on any devices the Chrome user profile is synchronized with.
Open the Google Dashboard (opens in a new browser window). Click the Reset sync button to clear all of your synced data on Google's server, confirm with OK.
Continue to the next step.
Reset the Google Chrome homepage and search engine settings
Chrome has the option to reset to default settings, a Chrome browser reset will not affect your saved bookmarks and passwords.
Click the menu button, from the drop-down menu click Settings.
Scroll down to Advanced and again scroll down to Reset settings.
Click the Reset button to reset Google Chrome.
Confirm the reset of the Chrome web-browser by clicking the Reset button.
Restart Google Chrome for the changes to take effect.
Google Chrome is reset to default settings, it is important to know there are remnants of malware on your computer. We recommend to scan and remove malware files from your computer to make sure the malware does not reinstall and the malware is entirely removed from your PC.
In this first step for Firefox, you need to identify and remove any Firefox add-on that is unknown to you.
If you didn't install any add-on at all, remove all add-ons from Firefox.
Click the Firefox menu button, from the drop-down menu click Add-ons.
Click extensions from the left menu. Identify any unknown Firefox browser extension.
Click the Remove button to delete the extension.
Reset the Firefox homepage and search engine settings
Firefox has the option to reset to default settings, this will reset Firefox completely.
Click the menu button, from the menu, select Help ? (the question mark icon, at the end of the menu).
Click on Troubleshooting information from the Help menu.
select the Refresh Firefox button, confirm the reset and restart Firefox.
The Firefox browser is reset to default settings, it is important to know there are remnants of malware on your computer. We recommend to scan and remove malware files from your computer to make sure the malware does not reinstall and the malware is entirely removed from the Firefox web-browser and PC.
If you encounter problems with Microsoft Edge, follow these instructions.
Right-click the start button in Windows 10, from the start menu top click Apps and Features.
Scroll down through the right Apps and Features list till you see Microsoft Edge, click Advanced options.
Click on the Reset button to reset Microsoft Edge to default settings. Microsoft Edge reset will clear the browsing history, cookies, and settings. Not the Microsoft Edge favorites web pages.
The Microsoft Edge web-browser is reset to default settings, it is important to know there are remnants of malware on your computer. We recommend to scan and remove malware files from your computer to make sure the malware does not reinstall and the malware is entirely removed from the Microsoft Edge web-browser and PC.
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