How to remove Mindspark.JS adware from your PC

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MindSpark is an annoying adware that interferes with your regular user experience. This software often hijacks your browser, directing you to various websites in order to fuel their advertising revenue.

Usually MindSpark installs on your computer alongside free software. Actually, many popular download websites use this method, bundling MindSpark their within the custom installer. In this manner, MindSpark is installed during the software setup process.

MindSpark modifies the default browser settings, altering the search settings. It can also change your browser’s loading time and behavior so as to block competing software.

Other unwanted effects may include: your homepage changes,  new tab settings are added, untrustworthy websites will keep on popping up, pop-up, pop-under, and in-text ads will invade your browser, etc. To regain control over your browser, follow the steps listed below.

Here’s how to remove Mindspark from your PC

Remove adware with Bitdefender (recommended)

Bitdefender’s Adware Removal Tool detects and removes all adware that’s interfering with your user experience. This solution identifies annoying adware installed on your PC, removing any unwanted apps, malicious hijacker programs, toolbars or browser add-ons.

Bitdefender first scans your computer for adware, and then marks suspicious apps for removal. You can then review the list of apps to be removed, and select the apps you want to delete.

Oftentimes, adware slows your PC down and tricks you into clicking suspicious links. By removing invasive adware, BitdefenderAdware Removal Tool lets you enjoy your computer without frustrating interruptions.

Bitdefender’s Adware Removal Tool eliminates all adware for free. You can download it from Bitdefender’s website. Once the download finishes, double-click the tool to launch it and let it scan your PC.

SpyHunter (suggested)

SpyHunter is a useful malware detection software that isolates spyware, trojans, rootkits, ransomware, keyloggers, and other similar malicious codes.

SpyHunter offers additional scanning option, allowing you to custom tailor the tool to fit your needs. The software scans all the apps, programs and files stored on your computer and then lists the malware and adware detected.

The exclusions feature allows you to block SpyHunter from scanning certain programs.

There is one important downside when using SpyHunter: the free version of the tool only detects malware. In order to remove malware and adware, you need to buy the software. There is no doubt that SpyHunter does a wonderful job at removing untrustworthy software from your computer, but you can do that using free tools.

Remove adware with Malwarebytes 

Malwarebytes AdwCleaner is a handy tool that removes adware, potentially unwanted programs, browser hijackers, and other similar invaders. The tool also removes obnoxious programs, improving PC performance.

AdwCleaner has a really light footprint, it doesn’t require much space to install and is very silent, running in the background.

Most importantly, Malwarebytes AdwCleaner is compatible with all Windows versions, including Windows XP.

You can download Malwarebytes AdwCleaner for free from the Malwarebytes’ website.

Remove adware with Microsoft’s Malicious Software Removal Tool

The Redmond giant offers Windows users a dedicated Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) to keep computers free from malware. Microsoft’s malware removal tool detects and removes malware, including adware, reversing the changes made by untrustworthy software.

After the tool has scanned your computer and removed threats, it displays a report that lists the threats.

Microsoft rolls out the MSRT on a monthly basis through Windows Update. You can also download the standalone tool from Microsoft’s website.

Have you used other adware removal tools that you think we should add to this list? Let us know in the comments below.