Uninstall PrintOnKey adware from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer (Adware Removal Guide)

PrintOnKey is an adware program which is usually spread bundled with freeware programs downloaded from unofficial and dubious websites or torrents portals. Freeware developers are using different monetizing affiliate programs and willing to bundle third party programs together with their product and in most of cases those programs are malicious and will be installed on user’s computer without his knowledge. To avoid the installation of such programs we suggest users to read license agreement to get know what really they are installing and also if there is an option always choose custom or advanced installation. Don’t be scared, advanced installation doesn’t mean that you have to have advanced computer knowledge to install the program. No, it means that you will be able to see the list of programs included in the bundle and select only those that you really want to install.


PrintOnKey is not a virus, this adware program simply provides users with advertisements and you might see the signature in the bottom of the ad window saying “Provided by PrintOnKey” or “Ads by PrintOnKey”.  Those ads may be attractive and promise you great deals and discounts, however they will redirect you to sponsored malicious sites where you can get infected with numerous threats that will harm your computer. The most dangerous feature of PrintOnKey is that it can redirect user to questionable sponsored websites which can host Trojans and other malware. It is very risky to use the infected computer, user’s personal data may be stolen or damaged. User will be under constant supervision by PrintOnKey, all of the search queries, emails, places that user visit will be collected and transferred to the third parties.

PrintOnKey will not bring any benefit for user, it will not enhance browsing experience, contrariwise it will slow down user’s computer and cause freezes and system crashes. PrintOnKey will be as a weak point in your system security, it will serve as a gateway for other malware programs to get into your system. Basically it will create a hole in your security and we recommend to remove PrintOnKey from your computer as quickly as possible. For your convenience we have developed a comprehensive, step-by-step removal guide written below. It was tested on various infected computers and was able to clean them all. You just have to follow the steps in the correct order and you will be able to get rid of PrintOnKey adware within few minutes. If you prefer to use a program with user-friendly interface you can download our automatic removal tool that will perform the removal of PrintOnKey and other threats that might be found after deep scan by the program.

PrintOnKey Removal Instruction

Automatic Removal for PrintOnKey

Symptoms of PrintOnKey infection on your computer can be: computer crashes, unusual homepage or search engine on your browser, unwanted pop-up ads and advertising banners. We recommend to download our automatic removal tool. This removal tool has been tested for PrintOnKey threat removal and it is easy to use.

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Manual Removal Instruction for PrintOnKey

Step 1
Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Click on the Start button in the left lower corner and select → Control Panel. After that find the Programs and Features (if you are running Windows XP , then click on Add/Remove Programs).
    PrintOnKey remove from Windows - step 1.1
Windows 8/8.1/10
  • If you are running Windows 8 or Windows 10 operating system , then right-click on the Start which is in the lower left corner of the screen. After that select Control Panel and go to Programs/Uninstall a Program.
    PrintOnKey remove from Windows - step 1.2
Uninstall PrintOnKey and related programs
  • In the list of installed programs find the PrintOnKey or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Click on them to select and then click on Uninstall button to remove them.
    PrintOnKey remove from Windows - step 1.3
Step 2
  • Step 3
Remove suspicious add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Manage Add-ons.
    Remove PrintOnKey from Internet Explorer - Step 2.1
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Now, find the PrintOnKey and other suspicious add-ons. Disable them by right clicking and selecting Disable:
    Remove PrintOnKey from Internet Explorer - Step 2.2
How to change your homepage if it was modified by browser hijacker:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Internet Options.
  • On General tab remove unwanted URL and enter your desired domain name such as google.com. Click Apply to save changes.
    Remove PrintOnKey from Internet Explorer - Step 2.3
Resetting Internet Explorer browser
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and chose Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Now click on Reset button, the new window should appear. Select the Delete Personal settings option and click on Reset button again. Now you have deteled PrintOnKey completely.
  • Remove PrintOnKey from Internet Explorer - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon which is located in the top right corner. Now select Add-ons and go to Extensions.
  • Remove PrintOnKey from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.1
  • Now you can see the list of extensions installed within Mozilla Firefox, simply select PrintOnKey and other suspicious extensions and click on remove button to delete them.
  • Remove PrintOnKey from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.2
Resetting Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu icon which is on the upper left corner of the browser and click on the question mark. Now, choose Troubleshooting Information option.
  • Remove PrintOnKey from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.3
  • New windows will pop-up where you can see Refresh Firefox to its default state message and Refresh Firefox button. Click this button to remove PrintOnKey completely.
  • Remove PrintOnKey from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon in the upper right corner and select More Tools and then select Extensions.
  • Remove PrintOnKey from Google Chrome - Step 2.1
  • Now, find the PrintOnKey and other unwanted extensions and click on trash icon to delete them completely.
  • Remove PrintOnKey from Google Chrome - Step 2.2
  • Click on menu icon once again and select Settings and then Manage Search engines it will be right under the Search section.
  • Remove PrintOnKey from Google Chrome - Step 2.3
  • Now you will see all of the Search Engines installed in your browser. Remove any suspicious search engines. We advise you to leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
  • Remove PrintOnKey from Google Chrome - Step 2.4
Resetting Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon which is on the top right corner of your Google Chrome browser. Now select Settings. Click Show Advanced Settings...
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and find there Reset settings and click on it.
  • Remove PrintOnKey from Google Chrome - Step 2.5
  • New window will pop-up where you click on Reset button to confirm the action and remove PrintOnKey completely.
  • Remove PrintOnKey from Google Chrome - Step 2.6
Step 3

After performing all of the steps above you should have all of your web browsers clean of the PRINTONKEY and other suspicious add-ons and extensions. However to complete the removal procedure we strongly advise to scan your computer with antivirus and anti-malware tools like SpyHunter, HitmanPro 32-bit, HitmanPro 64-bit or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Those programs might help to you find registry entries of malware and remove them safely.

Information added: 11/15/2015 05:44 PM;