Remove InfoAtoms popups (Real instruction)

remove infoatomsInfoAtoms is a browser extension, plugin or addon for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, also called a Browser Helper Object for Internet Explorer and is most likely responsible for the InfoAtoms popups when you highlight a keyword in a website. This browser addon is ad-supported and may display inline text advertisements in websites and promotes popups. This InfoAtoms software is not a virus or malware but in our test it was bundled during the installation proces.

This adware is made for one thing, and one thing only, to investigate your browsing behavior and use it to collect sales. Promotors from InfoAtoms might collect all kinds of information during your internet experience and use this to promote advertisements to make money. “InfoAtoms is a FREE Browser plugin that enables you to rapidly learn more about anything that sparks your interest online. Less tabs, more fun faster. So go out there, be curious and explore!” uhu…sure.

It is advised to always read the Terms and Agreements before installing software on your computer. Do never click too fast through the installation process [Next] button of software as you will agree to software you might not want to install. If the installer offers an Advanced, Custom or Decline button, click it to find out if there is any other malicious software offered and installed during the installation process.

As InfoAtoms states in there terms of agreement:

The Plug-In interacts with your computer by:

  1. Inserting into web pages or displaying over parts of such web pages’ advertisements, banners, or coupons that would not otherwise appear;
  2. Converting words on pages you view into hyperlinks that are linked to advertisements;
  3. Communicating with our servers to determine whether to insert advertising software from our third party Licensors into the web pages you are viewing and, if so, to obtain and inject the software.
  4. Communicating with our servers to check for new offers, the placement of offers, the date and time you install and uninstall the Plug-In, and whether an updated version of the Plug-In is available;
  5. Monitoring and recording the domain name of each page you view, the advertisements that appear on these pages, and the advertisements that you click.
  6. Changing browser settings to optimize InfoAtoms functionality and performance.

Remove InfoAtoms popups

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Please note that all the software we offer to remove InfoAtoms adware is free, our instruction is tested and works to remove this threat from your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browser. We do not supply any shareware which detects the threat and asks a license in order to remove InfoAtoms adware.

Follow all steps in correct order to completely and successfuly remove InfoAtoms adware.
This is important: if you have any problem during this removal instruction in order to remove this threat, please stop and ask for assistance using the comments at the end of this instruction.

Step 1 – Remove InfoAtoms adware from your computer

Step 2 – Remove InfoAtoms adware from your browser

Step 3 – Remove InfoAtoms adware from your favorite browser using AdwCleaner

Step 4 – Remove InfoAtoms adware left overs using Junkware Removal Tool

Step 5 – Protect your computer using MalwareBytes Anti-Malware from future infections

This is a comprehensive removal instruction to remove InfoAtoms adware from your computer. If for some reason the instruction does not deliver the desired results, you can reset your favorite browser Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to default settings. In first place this is not recommended, as restoring to default settings will remove all your personal settings from your browser. Please use restoring to default settings only if anything else fails. Need help ? Ask for our assistance and the end of this instruction.

Step 6 – Optional: Reset browser settings

computer_icon_32Uninstall InfoAtoms adware from your computer

Windows XP or Windows 7

Goto Start – Control Panel – Programs – Uninstall a program

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Select InfoAtoms and select Uninstall/Change then follow the uninstallation process

Windows 8

Open Charms goto Search type Control Panel (or goto Apps – Windows System – Control Panel)

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Goto ProgramsUninstall a program
Select InfoAtoms and select Uninstall/Change then follow the uninstallation process

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computer_icon_32Remove InfoAtoms adware from your browser

Internet Explorer

For Internet Explorer is it advised to reset your browser to default settings. When we tested the Smart Display Adware the BHO (Browser Helper Object) for Internet Explorer was managed. This means it cannot be removed as the remove button is grayed out.

  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. goto “wrench” icon in top right corner
  3. Select Internet Options
  4. Goto tab Advanced
  5. Select Reset button
  6. Enable Delete personal Settings (this is important)
  7. Click Reset button
  8. Restart Internet Explorer

Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. type in the address bar: http://chrome:extensions or (Goto the 3 stripes in the top right corner, select Settings and on the left side: Extensions)
  3. Remove InfoAtoms by clicking the trash can icon, right next to the browser extension.
  4. Restart Google Chrome

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Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox
  2. Goto the Big Orange Firefox button in top left corner, Select Add-ons
  3. Remove InfoAtoms by clicking the Remove button or Disable button
  4. Restart Mozilla Firefox

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Remove InfoAtoms adwareRemove InfoAtoms adware using AdwCleaner

AdwCleaner will scan your computer for malicious Services, Folder, Files, Shortcuts, Registry items and Products. As AdwCleaner tries to delete these malicious content it will also clean the Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browser. We strongly recommend using AdwCleaner several times a month to keep your computer clean from adware, popups, browser hijackers or toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner (Official link and direct-download)

Select AdwCleaner.exe with right mouse click and Run as Administrator

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If User Account Control asks you to allow AdwCleaner.exe to make changes to your computer, press Yes to continue.

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Start scanning your computer for any malicious threats by selecting the Scan button, please wait.

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AdwCleaner will now start scanning your computer. If AdwCleaner is done, it will display a list of malicious items detected, please uncheck the items you do not want to remove that might be detected as malicious.
If you have nothing to uncheck, continue to the removal process and select the Clean button.

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AdwCleaner will display the following informational alerts and starts rebooting the computer.

All programs will be closed in order to proceed correctly to the removal of the infections. Please save any work in progress and the click [OK]

If you have been brought to use AdwCleaner, it’s probably because your PC contained potentially unwanted programs or adware.
Potentially unwanted programs are often proposed during the installation of software. They may be present form of toolbars that sometimes change the homepage of the browser and slow internet browsing.
To avoid the installation of these programs polluting the computer, it is essential to follow these tips:

– Always download a program from the official link, or a trusted site
– When installing a program, do not click too fast [Next] without paying attention to Terms of Use and third-party programs available.
– If third-party programs are available (toolbars, etc) uncheck them.
– Enable detection of PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) in your Antivirus.

AdwCleaner must restart the computer to complete the removal process. The report will be opened on the next reboot.

After the reboot a logfile will open. The logfile in Windows XP and Windows 7 will open once the desktop is started. To open the logfile in Windows 8 you need to switch to the Desktop modus by selecting windows key + d on your keyboard.
If you want to check the AdwCleaner log, you can find the report log in your system drive, Adwcleaner folder (for example: C:\adwcleaner)

Remove InfoAtoms adwareRemove InfoAtoms adware left overs using Junkware Removal Tool

Junkware Removal Tool will not only remove this threat from your computer, but Junkware Removal Tool will scan and remove any threat from your computer that is malicious. Junkware Removal Tool is a great tool to completely clean your computer from any threat and highly recommended to use frequently to keep your computer clean and healthy. Best of all it’s free and updated regularly.
Download Junkware Removal Tool (Official link and direct-download)

Select JRT.exe with right mouse click and Run as Administrator

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If User Account Control asks you to allow JRT.exe to make changes to your computer, press Yes to continue.

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As described on

Junkware Removal Tool is a security utility that searches for and removes common adware, toolbars, and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) from your computer.  A common tactics among freeware publishers is to offer their products for free, but bundle them with PUPs in order to earn revenue.  This tool will help you remove these types of programs.

Please note: Close all your browsers, save any work and then press any key to continue.
Your desktop may blink or a new window may open during the scan and removal process of junkware removal tool.

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When Junkware Removal Tool is done scanning and removing malicious items from your computer a logfile will open.

Reset browser settings

For Smart Display it is advised to restore your browser to default settings, as this browser hijacker is installed by many different applications. Restoring is the easiest and fastest way to get rid of Smart Display. Please know when you restore to default settings all your personal settings will be lost. If you do agree to continue to reset your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browser to default settings see our instructions.

Reset Internet Explorer to default settings

  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. goto “wrench” icon in top right corner
  3. Select Internet Options
  4. Goto tab Advanced
  5. Select Reset button
  6. Enable Delete personal Settings
  7. Click Reset button
  8. Restart Internet Explorer

Reset Google Chrome to default settings

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Goto the three stripes in the right top corner (menu)
  3. Select Settings
  4. Scroll down to the end of the page, search for + Show advanced settings
  5. Scroll down once again to the end of the page and click Reset browser settings button
  6. Click Reset once more

Reset Mozilla Firefox to default settings

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox
  2. Goto the orange Firefox button in the top left
  3. Select Help > Troubleshooting information
  4. Select Reset Firefox
  5. Confirm Reset Firefox
  6. Select Finish
  7. Mozilla Firefox will automatically restart

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