This is a fake toolbar which comes into the computer as a Potentially Unwanted Program. This also acts as an adware because, once it infects your computer it displays ads for various things.
How does it gets into your computer?
This gets in your computer as a bundled browser hijacker with other free software, random clicking on ads, pop-up windows, banners or even downloading the attached files from your personal e-mail inbox.
How malicious it is for your computer?
This collects the sensitive data and personal information that may be a concern for the user. SimplePictureEdit Toolbar can read cookies and steal your personal details.
- It can degrade your computer’s performance and display annoying pop up ads.
- It traces and stores your online clicks like keywords, browser history, which will violate your privacy and make your personal information vulnerable to threat.
- Moreover, it adds useless toolbars or browser extensions will be invited to your web browser without your knowledge.
- Turns your selected text into hyperlink and may redirect you to other unknown websites.
SimplePictureEdit Toolbar is an annoying program which automatically installs
- Google Chrome
- Internet Explorer.
- Mozilla Firefox.
How to Remove SimplePictureEdit?
We are here providing you with a proper descriptive procedure of how to remove this browser hijacker which is residing in your system.
Method 1: By using SimplePictureEdit_RemovalTool
Method 2: Removing the browser hijacker manually.
Scan your PC with SimplePictureEdit_RemovalTool
- Download SimplePictureEdit RemovalTool by clicking on the given link:
- As soon as you will open the downloaded file a security warning pop-up will appear as shown below, click on ‘Run’ button.
NOTE: You will not see this pop-up in Windows 10.
- Again a pop-up window will appear. Click on ‘Yes’.
- A setup window will appear. Click on ‘Next’ button to start the process of installation.
- Automatically it will detect and show the active threats present in your system.
- To remove all the threats which are detected, click on ‘Clean Now’.
NOTE: If any browser are still running, close all the open browsers before proceeding.
- A pop-up will show you all the infected files, folders and registry entries has been removed successfully.
How to remove SimplePictureEdit manually?
In case you are removing “SimplePictureEdit” manually then do remember that manual procedure can leave behind a few files. So, it is advised to use the tool provided above to remove the browser hijacker satisfactorily without leaving any files behind.
Steps to remove SimplePictureEdit from
- Press +R button on keyboard to open ‘Run’ box.
- In the Run box, copy the following path: ‘%localappdata%\Google\Chrome\User Data‘.
- Search for ‘Default’ and then ‘Extensions’
- Delete the folder named ‘fafjanipbfcgfnaojlkfgfmjcfancmfo’ and ‘bkbpfdkbpbckgkcelkfjjhepmdcdmahi’
- Go back to Google Chrome.
- Now go to Menu More Tools
- Delete the extension named ‘EasyFileConvert‘.
The infected extension will be removed. Please note that the residue files might still be left behind in this method.
Steps to remove SimplePictureEdit from Mozilla Firefox
- Press +R button on keyboard to open ‘Run’ box.
- In the Run box, copy the following path: ‘%appdata%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles‘.
- Click on the folder with “.default” For eg: ‘e6x5wbsb.default‘.
- In this folder, delete ‘json.mozlz4‘.
- In the same folder, click on ‘Extensions‘ folder and delete the folder named: ‘_ivMembers_@free.simplepictureedit.com’.
- Now set the homepage and restart your browser.
Steps to remove SimplePictureEdit from IE
- Launch Internet Explorer.
- Navigate to Tools > Internet Options.
- From the given tabs, click on ‘Advanced’
- Under ‘Reset Internet Explorer settings’, click on ‘Reset…’
- Set the homepage according to your choice.
SimplePictureEdit Removal Tool
Tips to Prevent SimplePictureEdit Toolbar From Infecting Your System:
- Enable your popup blocker: Pop-ups and ads in the websites are the most adoptable tactic used by cyber criminals or developers with the core intention to spread malicious programs like SimplePictureEdit Redirect. So, avoid clicking uncertain sites, software offers, pop-ups etc.
- Keep your Windows Updated:To avoid such infections, we recommend that you should always keep your system updated through automatic windows update. By doing this you can keep your device free from virus. According to survey, outdated/older versions of windows operating system are an easy target.
- Third party installation:Try to avoid freeware download websites as they usually install bundled of software with any installer or stub file.
- Regular Back up: Regular and periodical backup helps you to keep your data safe in case the system is infected by any kind of virus or any other infection. Thus always backup important files regularly on a cloud drive or an external hard drive.
- Always have an Anti-Virus: Precaution is better than cure. We recommend that you install an antivirus like McAfee or a good Malware Removal Tool like Free Malware RemovalTool. Apart from this we would suggest a regular updating of these software to detect and avoid latest infections.