How to Remove Clixtk.com New Tab

What Is Clixtk.com? Is It a Virus?

How to stop Clixtk.com pop-ups

If a new tab to http://clixtk.com opens when you launch a browser or pops up every now and then when you browse the web, this is the work of a potentially unwanted program installed on your computer. It may be a program or a browser extension that was installed stealthily last time you got freeware from a download site. It may even be free software that you installed yourself a while ago: the developer sold the rights to some company that added undesirable functionality to the program. The removal guide below will help you to figure out which program causes the problem and to get rid of clixtk.com pop-ups.

How to Remove Clixtk.com

The easiest method to stop Clixtk.com pop-ups is to run an anti-malware program capable of detecting potentially unwanted programs in general and Clixtk.com in particular. Norton Security is one of such tools; it finds and removes files, folders and registry entries left by PUPs.

Download Norton

Other software that may be able to get rid of Clixtk.com:

Spyhunter (Windows & macOS)

You can also try to remove Clixtk.com by hand using the following instructions.

Remove Clixtk.com From Browsers:

To get rid of Clixtk.com, disable your browser extensions (add-ons) one by one and after each one check if Clixtk.com pop-ups still appear. When you find the culprit, delete it. If all else fails, reset browser settings.

Remove Clixtk.com extension from Google Chrome:

  1. Click menu button Menu button.
  2. Select More toolsExtensions.
  3. To disable an extension, uncheck Enabled checkbox to the right of it.
  4. To remove an extension, click on a trashcan to the right of it.
  5. 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 Clixtk.com extension from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Click on menu button Menu button and select Add-ons.
  2. Go to Extensions tab.
  3. To disable an add-on, click on Disable button to the right of it.
  4. 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 Clixtk.com 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 disable an add-on, right-click it and select Disable from context menu.
  5. 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 Clixtk.com extension from Opera:

  1. Press Ctrl +Shift + E keys to open extensions manager.
  2. To disable an extension, click on Disable button under it.
  3. To remove the extension, click on the x button next to it.
  4. 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.

Remove Clixtk.com From Programs and Features:

If previous steps didn’t help, go to Programs and Features and uninstall any suspicious programs, programs you don’t remember installing, or programs you installed just before Clixtk.com 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 app.
  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 app.
  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 app.
  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 app.
  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 app.
  4. Click Uninstall.

How to Protect Your PC From Clixtk.com and Other PUPs:

  • 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.

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