How to Remove Cookies On-Off

What Is Cookies On-Off?

How to remove Cookies On-Off (“Disable and enable cookies for current domain in a single click”). This extension is managed and cannot be removed or disabled.

A browser extension called Cookies On-Off (ID: dceidjjhomnclmfgflmjaomohekdgdgb) might get installed on your computer and resist your attempts to remove it, telling you that it is “installed by enterprise policy”. What that means is that the extension protected itself from being uninstalled by changing Google Chrome policy files that are intended for organisations and are not commonly used on on home computers. This step-by-step removal guide will help you to uninstall Cookies On-Off extension anyway.

How to Remove Cookies On-Off

Before uninstalling Cookies On-Off you need to delete Chrome policy files that mark it as “installed by enterprise policy”.
Note: Do this only on your own home computer. If your computer at work is infected, contact IT personnel instead.

For Windows users:

  1. Open %WINDIR%\System32\GroupPolicy folder (just copy that path and paste into the address bar of Windows Explorer; otherwise you will have to show hidden items to find this folder). Delete the contents of the folder.
  2. Next open %WINDIR%\System32\GroupPolicyUsers and delete the contents.
  3. Restart the computer.

For Mac users:

  1. Go to ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Profile 1/Extensions and delete the folder named dceidjjhomnclmfgflmjaomohekdgdgb.
  2. Then go to ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Profile 1/Sync Extension Settings and delete the folder named dceidjjhomnclmfgflmjaomohekdgdgb.

The easiest method to get rid of Cookies On-Off and other unwanted software is to run an anti-malware program capable of detecting adware in general and Cookies On-Off in particular. You may try Thor by Heimdal Security, a good antivirus to protect you against Internet threats.

Download Thor Home

Other software that may be able to get rid of Cookies On-Off:
Thor by Heimdal Security
WiperSoft (Windows)

If you are a user of Mac OS X, try Combo Cleaner.

You can also try to remove Cookies On-Off by hand using the following instructions.

Remove Cookies On-Off From Programs and Features:

Go to Programs and Features, uninstall any suspicious programs, programs you don’t remember installing, or programs you installed just before Cookies On-Off appeared on your computer. When you are not sure if a program is safe, look for the answer on the Internet.

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. In the Start menu select Settings => Control Panel.
  3. Find and click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Click on the program.
  5. Click Remove.

Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. In the Start menu select Control Panel.
  3. Find and click Uninstall a program.
  4. Click on the program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows 7:

  1. Click Start.
  2. In the Start menu select Control Panel.
  3. Find and select Programs and Features or Uninstall a program.
  4. Click on the program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows 8 / Windows 8.1:

  1. Press and hold Windows key Windows key and hit X key.
  2. Select Programs and Features from the menu.
  3. Click on the program.
  4. Click Uninstall.

Windows 10:

  1. Press and hold Windows key Windows key and hit X key.
  2. Select Programs and Features from the menu.
  3. Click on the program.
  4. Click Uninstall.

Remove Cookies On-Off From Browsers:

Remove Cookies On-Off and any other suspicious extensions from browsers. If the problem persists, reset browser settings.

Remove Cookies On-Off extension from Google Chrome:

  1. Click on three dots menu button three dots menu (three bars hamburger menu in older versions of Chrome).
  2. Select More toolsExtensions.
  3. To remove an extension, click on a trashcan to the right of it.
  4. Click Remove in the dialog box.
Reset Google Chrome Settings:

Note: This will disable your extensions and themes, clear cookies and site data, as well as change content settings, start page, new tab page and search engine to default.

  1. Open a new tab.
  2. Copy and paste into the address bar: chrome://settings/resetProfileSettings
  3. Press Enter.
  4. In the dialog box click Reset.

Remove Cookies On-Off extension from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Click on menu button Menu button and select Add-ons.
  2. Go to Extensions tab.
  3. To uninstall an add-on, click on Remove button next to it.
    Note: If the extension is impossible to delete, click on Menu button => Help button => Restart with Add-ons Disabled…. In the dialog boxes click Restart => Start in Safe Mode. Restart Firefox in normal mode after you are finished.
Reset Mozilla Firefox Settings:

Note: Your add-ons, themes, added search engines and download history, among other things, will get deleted.

  1. Click on menu button Menu button.
  2. Click on help button Help button and select Troubleshooting Information.
  3. Click Refresh Firefox… in the top-right corner.
  4. In the dialog box click Refresh Firefox.

Remove Cookies On-Off add-on from Internet Explorer:

  1. Click Tools button Tools button in the top-right corner.
  2. Select Manage add-ons.
  3. In the drop-down menu under Show: select All add-ons.
  4. To delete an add-on, double-click it, in the new window click Remove.
Reset Internet Explorer Settings:

Note: This will remove most of your saved browser data, including extensions, passwords and the majority of browser settings.

  1. Click Tools button Tools button in the top-right corner.
  2. Select Internet options.
  3. Go to Advanced tab.
  4. Click Reset… button.
  5. Put checkmark in Delete personal settings checkbox.
  6. Click Reset.

Remove Cookies On-Off extension from Opera:

  1. Press Ctrl +Shift + E keys to open extensions manager.
  2. To remove the extension, click on the x button next to it.
  3. Click OK when asked to confirm.
Reset Opera Settings:

Note: This will delete all saved data including bookmarks and passwords and return the browser to freshly installed state.

  1. Exit Opera browser.
  2. Open File Explorer.
  3. Go to C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera, where username is the name of your Windows account.
  4. Find and delete Operapref.ini file.

How to Protect Your PC From Cookies On-Off and Other Adware:

  • Get a powerful anti-malware software, capable of detecting and eliminating PUPs. Having several on-demand scanners would be a good idea too.
  • Keep Windows firewall enabled or get a third-party one.
  • Keep your OS, browsers and security utilities updated. Malware creators find new browser and OS vulnerabilities to exploit all the time. Software writers, in turn, release patches and updates to get rid of the known vulnerabilities and lesser the chance of malware penetration. Antivirus program’s signature databases get updated every day and even more often to include new virus signatures.
  • Adjust your browsers’ settings to block pop-ups and to load plug-ins only when clicked.
  • Download and use Adblock, Adblock Plus, uBlock or one of the similar trustworthy extensions for blocking third-party advertisements on web-sites.
  • Don’t just click on any link you see while browsing the web. That applies particularly to links in comments, on forums, or in instant messengers. Pretty often these are spam links. Sometimes they are used for increasing the traffic to websites, but often enough they will land you on pages that will try to execute a malicious code and infect your computer. Links from your friends are suspect too: the person who shares a cute video might not know that the page contains threatening script.
  • Don’t download software from unverified web-sites. You can easily download a trojan (malware that pretends to be a useful application); or some unwanted programs could get installed along with the app.
  • When installing freeware or shareware, be sensible and don’t rush through the process. Choose Custom or Advanced installation mode, look for checkboxes that ask for your permission to install third-party apps and uncheck them, read End User License Agreement to make sure nothing else is going to get installed. You can make exceptions for the apps you know and trust, of course. If declining from installing unwanted programs is not possible, we advise you to cancel the installation completely.

5 thoughts on “How to Remove Cookies On-Off

  1. Reply
    Alexandre - June 15, 2017

    Thanks a lot. Before reading this, I tried a lot of different methods (removing some folders, some registry entries) but none worked. Removing GroupPolicy and GroupPolicyUsers contents did work for me.

  2. Reply
    Abdur - June 15, 2017

    hey found the fix:
    go to extensions and click “developer mode”
    Note the extension ID of Cookies On-Off (For me it was dceidjjhomnclmfgflmjaomohekdgdgb)
    close chrome completely. Make sure it is not running in the background.
    start program regedit and go to view find. paste in ID (eg. dceidjjhomnclmfgflmjaomohekdgdgb)
    Delete everything related that comes up. Note: one registry will not delete, that is ok
    then go to C:\Users\*YOUR USER NAME*\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions. Delete the folder with the ID (eg dceidjjhomnclmfgflmjaomohekdgdgb) I deleted everything just to be sure!!
    then head over to C:\Windows\System32\GroupPolicy\Machine delete the folder named Registry.
    *NOTE* I permanently deleted all the files when I did all these steps.
    open up chrome and the extension should be removed.
    Thank you. It worked for me and I had the same extension Cookies On-Off.

    1. Reply
      Abdul Hayyi - June 16, 2017

      Thank You Kind Sir

    2. Reply
      Tertia - June 18, 2017

      THANK YOU! this is the only thing that worked for me.

  3. Reply
    Coziest - June 18, 2017

    Thank you. (´;ω;`)

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