How to remove Content Explorer

Content Explorer is a present-day objectionable browser extension that can show up your system without your knowledge. Content Explorer can’t exist hidden in your internet browser, cos a user cannot use your browser not noticing annoying Content Explorer advertisements. You can find them, if you visit any online stores, for example Ebay or Amazon and others. You should not read the special offers that Content Explorer shows you, for you will have to visit the online store with this special offer. And there is no guarantee that the site that you will land is not viral and will not install any computer infection. Also you can’t be sure that the discount is real. You can be deceived. Nevertheless, Content Explorer is not malicious, but is installed almost without your participation in it. If you want to remove Content Explorer, then you can choose the removal solution from this article.

Effective automatic solution:

If this program exists in on your computer, this adware will demonstrate you numerous pop-up windows with advertisements and be the cause of slow running computer. In legal applications, the advertising activity is an addition to the program in order to let users to use the application free of charge. The developers regard as Content Explorer is a good way to get back the sum of money that was spend on the development of the program, and sometimes, this fact means that the program to be provided to the user at no cost or he will get a program for a reduced price. The revenue earned showing popping-up windows to the users can afford the opportunity or give reasons to the vendor to keep on to train to perfection, maintain and upgrade the software product. The display of advertising in software business became increasingly in great request.

remove Content Explorer

Content Explorer like other types of adware is distributed with freeware that a user can download without payment. After that, once installed, the user make a choice to continue to using the toolbar as it is, watching pop-ups, or they may buy an advertisement free version of that application. Content Explorer is considered to be a virus since it generally involves code that spies on a user’s personal data and sends it to interested people, without the user’s agreement or awareness. If you are unaware why Content Explorer exists on your computer, then you should think what programs you downloaded recently.

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If you installed some freeware from unofficial developers, so Content Explorer appeared together with it. You just did not uncheck the mark that is responsible for Content Explorer installation. It should be removed within Content Explorer installation. But if you did not uncheck it and do not want to use this kind browser extension over its importunity, so you are able to read this article totally so as to learn more about the effective instructions. It is possible also to get Content Explorer downloading any films or visiting some malicious websites. If you want to eliminate Content Explorer, then you can download the automatic methods described in this article.

Eliminate Content Explorer from the system

If you are unaware what removal method to use, then you can deliberate it. If you are an experienced user, then it is better to use the manual removal instructions, that are described below. You should know that every manual method is unsafe and should be fulfilled completely correct in order not to harm your system. If you realize the danger, but you are sure that you are able to do all the instructions correctly, you can remove all folders and registry keys of the adware. If you do not know the distinction between registry keys and program files, then you can perform any of the automatic methods from the article.

Automatic solutions:

Programs, just below, are tested and you can be confident that they are also the most functioning and secure tools to uninstall the virus that your computer is infected with. Make use of automatic tools is the most simple method inexperienced user in computer computer maintenance and are afraid to execute all manual methods. Content Explorer Removal Tool and SpyHunter are able to do everything for you, so just scan your computer using any of these tools.

Remove Content Explorer with SpyHunter

If you want to use any universal antivirus software that will uninstall all the computer infections from your system, then you are welcome to use SpyHunter, downloading it from this article. SpyHunter will remove Content Explorer, its hijackers, ads and other parts of it and also will scan your computer for other problem and malicious software. Also SpyHunter has several useful tools that will be helpful to optimize your PC. SpyHunter provides a real-time protection (that means it detects the malicious objects when they are just trying to infect your PC) as well as it is able to delete the hidden computer infections. The program is a bit more expensive than Content Explorer Removal Tool, but you can see the functionality of SpyHunter on the picture below.

remove Content Explorer with the help of SpyHunter

Manual solution from Content Explorer:

Do not forget that manual method is a very difficult and dangerous action that should not be done by the inexperienced users.

  1. Remove the following folders:
    • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\My\Keys
    • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Installer\{4ACD145C-665E-40CC-89A0-A3213D761571}
    • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\ContentExplorer
    • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\LVMaintenance
  2. Eliminate the following files:
    • certutil.exe
    • ContentExplorer.exe
    • libnspr4.dll
    • libplc4.dll
    • libplds4.dll
    • makecert.exe
    • nss3.dll
    • RootCert.cer
    • smime3.dll
    • softokn3.dll
    • uninstall.exe
    • CEUpdaterInstall.dll
    • CEUpdaterInstall.InstallState
    • icon.ico
    • LVMaintenance.exe
    • 26eb2d.msi
  3. Eliminate the listed below Registry Entries in Registry Editor:
    • HKU\S-1-5-21-4166692921-2538036398-54097040-1000\Software\ContentExplorer
    • HKU\S-1-5-21-4166692921-2538036398-54097040-1000\Software\LVMaintenance
    • HKU\S-1-5-21-4166692921-2538036398-54097040-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\ContentExplorer: “”C:\Users\Ekaterina\AppData\Roaming\ContentExplorer\ContentExplorer.exe””
    • HKU\S-1-5-21-4166692921-2538036398-54097040-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\LVMaintenance: “C:\Users\Ekaterina\AppData\Roaming\LVMaintenance\LVMaintenance.exe”

How to remove Content Explorer from Internet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, then select Tools=> Safety=> Delete browsing history
  2. Then select cookies and click Delete.
  3. Select Tools=> Manage add-ons=> Toolbars and Extensions
  4. Remove the annoying toolbar.

How to uninstall Content Explorer from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla, then click Tools=> Options=> Privacy=>Remove All Cookies
  2. Click Tools=> Add-ons
  3. Click Uninstall here

How to delete Content Explorer from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, after that click Tools=> Options=> Under the Bonnet=> Privacy=> Clear browsing data.
  2. Click Delete cookies and other site data.
  3. Enter the following in the address bar of Chrome: chrome://extensions/.
  4. Delete Content Explorer here.

It is better to scan your system for viruses with the help of any of the available and new-updated antivirus programs right after the manual removal, because the adware usually comes together with trojans that installed on the computer, with rootkits or other unwanted browser extensions. If you cannot decide what software to install, then I can advise you to use SpyHunter or Content Explorer Removal Tool, because these tools are universal and they are able to help you to eliminate any viruses from your computer.

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6 thoughts on “How to remove Content Explorer”

  1. I do not know where or when Content Explorer was downloaded onto my computer. When I look in the Control Panel of my computer, it is not there to uninstall. I have uninstalled any programs that looked suspicious or that I did not remember installing. I have run several programs to attempt to find this Content Explorer crap, but they have been unsuccessful. Some program has hidden this annoying thing somewhere in my computer and I want it gone. Can anyone help?

    • Hello, you need to use any powerful updated antivirus program if you have such an opportunity. Also you can use the information from this page: remove the needed files, folders and registry entries of Content Explorer.


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