Satellite Earth toolbar is created by Mindspark Interactive. The Satellite Earth toolbar and Satellite Earth new tab are promoted as useful to enhance the web browsing experience. Satellite Earth toolbar might look useful, however, the Satellite Earth toolbar is known to collect non-personally identifiable information and online browsing habits by monitoring your internet traffic.
Satellite Earth toolbar replaces the default homepage with a Satellite Earth new tab and the web browser search engine with search.hsatelliteearth.com and hp.myway.com.
Many free websites that provide free software through download managers do not adequately disclose that the Satellite Earth toolbar will also be installed on your computer.
Distribution: Mindspark website and download managers
Also known as: Satellite Earth toolbar
Type: Toolbar and new tab
In order to prevent the Satellite Earth toolbar, do not install the Satellite Earth browser extensions through the Mindspark webpage. You shouldn’t accept this offer.
It is very important to not accept any browser extension that is installed by websites that you do not intend to visit, even if these web pages offer a useful browser extension.
Always read the EULA before accepting and installing software applications on your computer. The EULA might disclosure additional ad-supported offers and give the user a chance to uncheck the pre-enabled checkbox from installing Satellite Earth onto your computer and web browser.
It goes without saying you should give attention to the installation process in order to prevent the Satellite Earth toolbar.
Remove Satellite Earth
Remove Satellite Earth, complete the steps below
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 recently installed applications and click “Uninstall“. In the image, you see known adware applications.
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, go to this removal step.
Manually remove Satellite Earth from Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge
Remove Satellite Earth ads without tools from the Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox or Edge web browser.
In this first step for Internet Explorer, you have to verify if internet explorer is infected with a malicious add-on. Add-ons could be responsible for the Satellite Earth tab in the Internet Explorer web browser.
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 to remove Satellite Earth from Internet Explorer.
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. Internet Explorer reset is the easiest way to get rid of the Satellite Earth tab.
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 adware (Satellite Earth) remnants on your computer. I recommend to scan and remove the virus files from your computer.
Make sure the Satellite Earth new tab doesn’t occur again and all remnants are removed from your PC.
In this first step for Google Chrome, you need to identify and remove the browser extension responsible for the Satellite Earth new tab. Some browser extensions are ad-supported, e.g. adware and might show intrusive ads and replace the default new tab and homepage with Satellite Earth new tab.
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 the Satellite Earth extension from the list and click the Remove button to remove the Satellite Earth extension.
If you are unsure if the extension is adware, 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, and pop-up ads to Satellite Earth are synced with Google’s servers.
It is important to clean this synchronized cache. If the user doesn’t clear the synchronized settings, the Satellite Earth new tab and homepage Chrome 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. Google Chrome reset is the easiest way to get rid of the Satellite Earth new tab.
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 Satellite Earth redirect on your computer.
I recommend to scan and remove malware files from your computer to make sure the adware does not reinstall and the Satellite Earth new tab doesn’t occur again.
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.
Add-ons in Firefox could be ad-supported which basically means an add-on replaces the homepage and new tab with Satellite Earth in 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 Satellite Earth extension and get rid of Satellite Earth new tab.
Reset the Firefox homepage and search engine settings
Firefox has the option to reset to default settings, this will reset Firefox completely. Reset Firefox is the easiest way to get rid of ad-supported add-ons from Firefox.
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.
I recommend to scan and remove malware files from your computer to make sure the malware does not reinstall and the Satellite Earth homepage is entirely removed from the Firefox web browser.
If you encounter Satellite Earth toolbar on 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 the Satellite Earth redirect on your PC. I recommend to scan and remove malware files from your computer.
Remove Satellite Earth with Malwarebytes
Get rid of Satellite Earth with Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes is free to use, detect and remove the Satellite Earth toolbar from the web browser. Satellite Earth is a intrusive toolbar which is a type of malware, Malwarebytes will remove Satellite Earth toolbar from the web browser.
Run the Malwarebytes program installation file. Click here for Malwarebytes installation instructions.
Click Scan Now to start examining for the adware responsible for the Satellite Earth new tab in the web browser.
Malwarebytes will start searching for malware, please wait for Malwarebytes to finish the malware scan.
Malwarebytes usually takes between 2 to 5 minutes to complete.
Once the malware scan is performed, Malwarebytes will present the results of the Satellite Earth malware scan.
Remove the malware found by Malwarebytes using the Quarantine Selected button.
Wait for Malwarebytes to move all malware to quarantine.
Malwarebytes needs to make a system reboot to finish the Satellite Earth redirect removal process.
Save and close any working documents or open web pages and click Yes to reboot your PC.
After the system reboot, your web browser is free from the Satellite Earth pop-up redirect. Stay protected with Malwarebytes against future browser hijacker and other types of malware.
Malwarebytes stops adware, abusive pop-ups, potentially unwanted programs, malicious web pages, suspicious downloads, viruses, spyware and ransomware from infecting your web browser.
Get rid of Satellite Earth with Zemana
Zemana Anti-Malware is an second opinion anti-malware scanner which uses Cloud technology with Satellite Earth pop-up detection. Removes annoying browser extensions, ad-supported add-on’s, unwanted applications and new tab/toolbars. It’s an efficient adware cleaner.
Open the Zemana anti-malware setup file.
Install Zemana anti-malware using the default settings, after successful installation Zemana anti-malware will update itself to the latest version.
Select the Scan button to perform a malware scan to detect the malware responsible for the Satellite Earth tab.
Please wait for the scan to finish, the scan usually takes a few minutes.
Click the Next button to remove the malware found by Zemana on your computer.
Wait a couple of seconds for Zemana to clean up your device from malware.
Your PC is successfully cleaned by Zemana. Zemana is an excellent protection for people searching for a lightweight malware detection and removal tool. Zemana is its best in addition to a more comprehensive antivirus or anti-malware security application such as Malwarebytes.
Get rid of Satellite Earth 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.
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