Pro Flip removal instructions
What is Pro Flip?
Identical to eAdvisor and Enhance Pro, Pro Flip is a rogue application that falsely claims to save time and money by providing various coupons for e-shops. Many users believe that Pro Flip is legitimate and useful, however, it is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and adware. This app infiltrates systems without users' permission, delivers intrusive online advertisements, and continually gathers various information relating to web browsing activity.
Following infiltration, Pro Flip employs a "virtual layer" to generate pop-up, banner, coupon, and other similar advertisements. The virtual layer is a tool that enables placement of third party graphical content on any site. Therefore, displayed ads often conceal underlying content of visited websites. By delivering content-concealing ads, Pro Flip significantly diminishes the Internet browsing experience. In addition, the ads might redirect to malicious websites - even accidental clicks can result in high-risk adware or malware infections. Another downside is data tracking. Pro Flip gathers various information that might contain personal details (Internet Protocol addresses, search queries, website URLs visited, pages viewed, etc.) - these details are later shared with third parties, who misuse private data to generate revenue. Therefore, having an information-tracking app installed on your computer can result in serious privacy issues or even identity theft. We strongly advise you to uninstall Pro Flip adware from your computer immediately.
The Internet is full of adware-type applications similar to Pro Flip. For example, apps such as Free WiFi Hotspot, WeatherBuddy, Stocks Alerts, and many others, also claim to provide so-called 'useful features' to supposedly enhance the web browsing experience. In fact, these claims are merely attempts to trick users to install. The only purpose of all adware is to generate revenue for the developers. Apps such as Pro Flip provide no significant value for regular users. These PUPs deliver intrusive online advertisements and continually record various user-system information.
How did Pro Flip install on my computer?
Pro Flip adware has an official download website, however, it is also distributed using a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". Therefore, most users install Pro Flip inadvertently, without their consent, since they often rush the download/installation processes and skip many steps. Developers hide bundled apps within the "Custom" or "Advanced" settings - thus, skipping this section often leads to inadvertent installation of apps such as Pro Flip.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
To prevent system infiltration by PUPs, be cautious during the download and installation processes. Closely analyze each step using the "Custom" or "Advanced" settings and cancel all additionally-included programs. The key to computer safety is caution.
Pro Flip adware removal:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for "Pro Flip", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Pro Flip ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
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Remove Pro Flip adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "Pro Flip", select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the pro flip , reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "Pro Flip", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the pro flip , reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Tools. From the opened menu, select Extensions. In the opened window, select Settings (at the left corner of the screen). Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Show advanced settings… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset browser settings button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove "Pro Flip".
Computer users who have problems with pro flip removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click the Open Help Menu icon,
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Reset Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Summary:Pro Flip is an adware program that tracks user's Internet browsing and generates intrusive online advertisements. Most commonly adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate user's Internet browsers through free software downloads. Internet users should know that nowadays most of free software download websites are using download clients to manage their freeware download process, unfortunately some of the mentioned download clients don't properly disclose the fact that advertised browser plugins or toolbars will be installed together with the free program that users have decided to download. Download clients and installers that are used to distribute adware commonly hide the decline button that can be used to opt-out of installing the advertised potentially unwanted applications.
Some of the malicious free software download websites doesn't allow to download the chosen freeware if users decide to decline the installation of promoted software. Notice that the safest source for downloading free software is it's developers website. To avoid installation of adware be very attentive when downloading and installing free software.
If your download is managed by a download client be sure to decline installation of promoted browser plug-ins and toolbars. When installing the already downloaded free program choose custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal all of the potentially unwanted applications that are being installed together with your chosen free program.