How to Disable or Remove Advanced SystemCare Surfing Protection Feature and Add-ons from Browsers

by Venkat eswarlu on July 18, 2012

in How to,Troubleshooting

Just now we’ve covered that first beta of Advanced SystemCare 6 installs ASC surfing Protection add-on for browsers like Firefox, Chrome and IE automatically without user permission, we’re following that post with how to disable Surfing Protection feature in ASC and how to remove installed the Advanced SystemCare Surfing Protection extension from browsers.

Disabling Advanced SystemCare’s Surfing Protection feature for browsers

We’ve spotted that ASC offers option to disable the Surfing Protection in its Settings but that not disable or removes the extensions from browsers.

To turn off the surfing protection open ASC interface>Settings  and select Surfing Protection section on the left and uncheck for “ Turn on Surfing Protection” on the right, click Ok to save the changes, you need to restart the browsers for the changes to take effect.

Turn off Surfing Protection thumb How to Disable or Remove Advanced SystemCare Surfing Protection Feature and Add ons from Browsers

From now onwards you won’t see ASC safety rating icon in address bar and on search results. If you want to keep the program but to remove its add-on from browsers instead of turning off surfing protection (mentioned above) follow the procedure below, if not skip and read end paragraph of the article.

Uninstalling or removing ASC Surfing Protection extension from Firefox, Chrome and IE browsers

1. For Firefox, open add-ons Manager, select ASC add-on and click Remove button.

ASC Surfing Protection Firefox add on thumb How to Disable or Remove Advanced SystemCare Surfing Protection Feature and Add ons from Browsers

2. For Chrome, open Chrome extensions page from Tools>extensions and click on “Trash” icon opposite to the add-on to remove the add-on.

Surfing Protection add on in Chrome thumb How to Disable or Remove Advanced SystemCare Surfing Protection Feature and Add ons from Browsers

3. For Internet Explorer, you need to delete both the toolbar and BHO for that open Internet Explorer from Tools>Select Manage Add-ons, for Toolbars and Extensions on right-pane under “IObit information technology” select “Advanced SystemCare Surfing Protection” add-on and click Disable button at the bottom, after that select “Advanced SystemCare Browser Protection” BHO and click the disable button.

ASC Surfing Protection IE add on and BHO thumb How to Disable or Remove Advanced SystemCare Surfing Protection Feature and Add ons from Browsers

You can ask why do I need to do all this, uninstalling the program will remove this stuff, yes you’re right! its true we’ve mentioned reason for that above.

If you don’t want ASC program too, then uninstalling ASC6 is the best option which not only removes the program but also gets rid of Surfing Protection extension from browsers.

Update November 15, 2013: With ASC 7, Surfing Protection gets installed separately. So if you’ve installed that version, you can uninstall Surfing Protection from control Panel by selecting it in Programs and Features.

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tony July 25, 2013 at 7:44 am

“For Chrome, open Chrome extensions page from Tools>extensions and click on “Trash” icon opposite to the add-on to remove the add-on.

I did, but it keeps reinstalling itself…………………………….

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Venkat eswarlu July 25, 2013 at 10:13 am

First disable the feature following the steps mentioned and then remove the extension, hope it helps.

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