Read this post to learn how to detect the Dentest Chrome browser extension and how to fully remove it from your browser and stop the advertisements caused by it on your computer system.
A suspicious browser extension, known as Dentesk has been reported to cause numerous types of advertisements on the computers whose browsers it has been added to. The suspicious software may be advertised as a legitimate helper software for the web browsing experience of the user, but Dentesk may be nothing like that. The app may not only slow down your computerby displaying numerous advertisements from third-parties, but it may also collect different information from it. If you have been affected by the Dentesk extension, we reccomend that you focus on removing it and recovering your PC back to working state, preferably by reading this post on how to do it.
What is the Dentest Adware Program ?
In general adware programs just like Dentest Adware have been around for quite some time. Their primary goal is to display different types of advertisements to get you to click on them. This happens while the program is actively running on your computer. Adware programs, generally exist on web browsers of computers or if they are directly installed on them, but they can also be spotted on mobile devices too.
The goal of programs like Dentest Adware is to convince the user that it helps with something legitimate, like providing advertisements to help you find what you are looking for at the lowest online price or help you with any other online activity. These usually fake solutions result in cramping your system with ads and may even lead you to phishing web pages that aim to gather your information if you type it. We are talking about credit card numbers, financial data and several other types of info.
What Types of Adware are There?
Usually most hackers who are behind suspicious adware programs, like Dentest Adware aim to make it as difficult as possible to remove their program. But they often give away it’s name by stating it in the pop-ups displayed, for example “Ads by Dentest” on one of the sides of the pop-up or banner or if you drag your mouse over the advertisement.
Another way by which you may detect if you are about to have adware on your computer is to catch it while being installed. Adware programs like Dentest are usually being spread via third-party programs. The third-party software’s installers can be with included programs that are advertised as free bonus software or other seemingly useful code. However, the Dentest Adware can present a potential harm to your computer and this is why experts often recommend to remove programs like it immediately.
How to Spot Dentest Adware and Remove It?
Since detection of the Dentest Adware program can be a tricky process, because most of the files it creates are concealed in different Windows locations, removal of it may be a tricky process. You can try to locate it’s suspicious web browser extensions on your Chrome, Firefox, Explorer or other browser and you can try to uninstall it from the Programs and Features menu in Windows. However, this does not guarantee that the program won’t be back after this, like it usually happens with such software. This is the main reason why an adware-specific removal program should be used to scan for and delete all of the objects related to Dentest Adware from your computer system.
Booting in Safe Mode
1) Hold Windows Key and R
2) A run Window will appear, in it type “msconfig” and hit Enter
3) After the Window appears go to the Boot tab and select Safe Boot
Cut out Dentest in Task Manager
1) Press CTRL+ESC+SHIFT at the same time.
2) Locate the “Processes” tab.
3) Locate the malicious process of Dentest, and end it’s task by right-clicking on it and clicking on “End Process”
Eliminate Dentest‘s Malicious Registries
For most Windows variants:
1) Hold Windows Button and R.
2) In the “Run” box type “Regedit” and hit “Enter”.
3) Hold CTRL+F keys and type Dentest or the file name of the malicious executable of the virus which is usually located in %AppData%, %Temp%, %Local%, %Roaming% or %SystemDrive%.
4) After having located malicious registry objects, some of which are usually in the Run and RunOnce subkeys delete them ermanently and restart your computer. Here is how to find and delete keys for different versions.
For Windows 7: Open the Start Menu and in the search type and type regedit > Open it. > Hold CTRL + F buttons > Type Dentest Virus in the search field.
Win 8/10 users: Start Button > Choose Run > type regedit > Hit Enter -> Press CTRL + F buttons. Type Dentest in the search field.