How to remove Auto Refresh Plus from the computer and browsers

Here’s a guide about an undesired tool, called Auto Refresh Plus. We will explain to you its pros and cons, and the manners to delete it for good. On this page, you'll see easy and efficient ways to uninstall Auto Refresh Plus from the system and from all modern browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, IE, Safari and Opera.


Auto Refresh Plus definitely is the very annoying and perilous advertising utility of the last few weeks, and if you've faced it these days – we're suggesting our assistance. First and foremost, you need to realize that this kind of infection is not like the genuine viruses, as it’s not a virus, actually. It’s a program, designed for a single object: to spam ads. In fact, its aim appears to be more complex: it has to show you spam and does it so obtrusively that user will try to fold them and click on them. Our article will explain to you how exactly swindlers receive their benefit from Auto Refresh Plus, how it enters the device and how to eliminate it.


Auto Refresh Plus adware

What is Auto Refresh Plus. Removal reasons and methods

Swindlers, or whoever maintains Auto Refresh Plus, wanted to make it as irritating as possible, to make you click on banners. By making this you allow more and more adware into the system. From scammers' stand this way is too great to be true. Auto Refresh Plus only shows lots of banners, links, ads and pop-ups, and as they emerge just in front of user's eyes, he wishes to hide them. Needless to notice that these links can't be folded. There is no "close" capability for them, so any click starts another tab or a separate window with an infected webpage. It also may start a download of some file, so if the device is already infected and the browser settings are spoiled – download will be successful. That’s how you get new advertising utilities as long as Auto Refresh Plus works on your PC.




To realize how the system is getting overwhelmed with undesired tools you have to learn how adware penetrates the workstation. The word is the bundled installation. It’s literally the plainest method to infect user’s laptop. Scammers usually copy their dangerous file on several websites and sit tight, until someone installs it. When it happens, it’s a matter of luck, and hackers may only expect that the operator will not dig through the EULA and won’t bother to understand what he’s actually installing. For those who want to avoid the infestation via sponsored installation – this advice might help:


  • You should abstain from using any tools from strange sources;
  • Take notice of the information in the windows while you're installing any tool;
  • Don’t download tools, which disguise their purposes;
  • Under any circumstances, do not turn off your antivirus, especially if you see a suggestion to;


Since you're familiar with the main regulations of computer safety, let’s explain how Auto Refresh Plus functions so that you could see the manners to delete it.


After the penetration, Auto Refresh Plus has a few things to do, which involves creating additional registry entries, creating scheduled tasks, changing the capabilities of browser tag marks and changing the browser controls. We can't assert that it all occurs each time, but the browser settings are a #1 priority for Auto Refresh Plus, to ensure that the device is vulnerable. Commonly, adware alters the start page and the default search options, placing there a viral webpage instead of Google's services. When you're using it for Internet-browsing – you sacrifice the computer to the risk of being infected once again. Strong viruses might develop scheduled tasks for recovery after you erase them. This function makes it almost impossible to remove them completely. You might try repeatedly, removing all folders and files, but as soon as you restart the device Auto Refresh Plus will be alive and kicking. To elude this you have to execute a more thorough scanning or use a decent anti-virus utility.

Auto Refresh Plus removal tool

To get rid of this adware you should choose one of two main methods: manual and automatic. They both have some strengths and weaknesses, and one of them might look way more suitable for you than another one. The highly important preference of hand removal is that you can do it without any help, and you need no extra utilities. The drawbacks are some advertising tools are too complex to delete manually. You also have to know many things about computers to use this manner. Another approach requires you to purchase an antiviral program, and since that moment your virus troubles will end. If you prefer the second way – we want to show you Spyhunter: the effective, user-friendly, modern and swift software, able to cope with any dangerous software within 10-15 minutes. If our suggestion interests you – press the button under this paragraph.


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Auto Refresh Plus removal instructions

If you use MAC OS, follow our article: MAC adware removal.

If you are Android user, follow this guide: Android virus removal.



Step 1. Uninstall Auto Refresh Plus from Control Panel

Instruction for Windows XP and Windows 7

1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Add or Remove Programs.

2. In the Currently installed programs box, click the Auto Refresh Plus, and then click Change or Change/Remove.

3. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to make the changes that you want.

Press Start - Control Panel Choose Programs - Uninstall a program Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'


Instruction for Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter Control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by: select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.


Instruction for Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Auto Refresh Plus and press Uninstall

Type 'Control Panel' in Search field Programs in Control Panel Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'


Step 2. Remove Auto Refresh Plus from the browser

Note: If you use antimalware scanner, it will take you through the following steps automatically.


Instruction for Google Chrome

1. Launch Google Chrome browser, click Menu (Customize and Control Google Chrome)

2. Select More tools > Extensions. Left-click on Extensions

3. On the Auto Refresh Plus, click Remove from Chrome

4. A notice to remove the extension will appear. Click Remove

How to remove Auto Refresh Plus from Google Chrome. Step 1 How to delete Auto Refresh Plus from Google Chrome. Step 2 How to uninstall Auto Refresh Plus from Google Chrome. Step 3


Instruction for Internet Explorer

1. Launch Internet Explorer

2. Click Tools

3. Select Manage add-ons

4. Select Auto Refresh Plus and press Disable

How to uninstall Auto Refresh Plus from Internet Explorer. Step 1 How to remove Auto Refresh Plus from Internet Explorer. Step 2 How to delete Auto Refresh Plus from Internet Explorer. Step 3


Instruction for Mozilla Firefox

1. Launch Mozilla Firefox

2. Open Menu

3. Click Add-ons

4. Select Extensions

5. On the Auto Refresh Plus, press Remove

How to uninstall Auto Refresh Plus from Mozilla Firefox. Step 1 How to delete Auto Refresh Plus from Mozilla Firefox. Step 1 How to remove Auto Refresh Plus from Mozilla Firefox. Step 3


Instruction for Safari

1. Open Safari browser

2. Click Menu (Display a menu of General Safari Settings)

3. Select Reset Safari...

4. Press Reset

How to delete Auto Refresh Plus from Safari. Step 1 How to uninstall Auto Refresh Plus from Safari. Step 2 How to remove Auto Refresh Plus from Safari. Step 3


Instruction for Opera

1. Start Opera browser

2. Click Menu (Customize and Control Opera)

3. Select Extensions

4. Choose Auto Refresh Plus and press button Remove from Opera

How to remove Auto Refresh Plus from Opera. Step 1 How to delete Auto Refresh Plus from Opera. Step 2 How to uninstall Auto Refresh Plus from Opera. Step 3


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Step 3. Delete elements that would stay after Auto Refresh Plus deletion

1. Remove files and folders, if they stayed:

  • Type Auto Refresh Plus in the search box
  • Scroll to the bottom of the list of search results. Under Search again in, Click Computer
  • Wait for the search results
  • Delete items found

2. Delete registry keys

  • Click the Start button
  • Type Regedit.exe and press Enter
  • Press Ctrl+F and type 'Auto Refresh Plus'
  • Click 'Find Next'
  • Delete the entries that were found

Step 4 (Optional). Scan the computer with antimalware scanner

  • Download antivirus tool, e.g. Adwcleaner
  • Press Scan button


AdwCleaner start window


  • Press Clean button


AdwCleaner scan the system



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