Just now we’ve covered that the 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 up that post with how to disable Surfing Protection feature in ASC?And how to remove the installed Advanced SystemCare Surfing Protection extension from browsers.
Note: If you’re using ASC 7 and above versions, read the update below.
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 doesn’t 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Do you’ve any questions? Ask us in the comments.