Can’t Stop Playing Search unwanted extension removal guide

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Can’t Stop Playing Search is a plug-in or browser extension which infects the well-known web browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge. This redirect virus comes under the redirect virus or is deemed as a potentially unwanted program that will pop-up random windows, advertisements or third-party sponsored hyperlinks. Can’t Stop Playing Search adware will shoot out unknown adverts whenever you begin surfing. Basically they hold a little text claiming: Powered by Can’t Stop Playing Search. This unwanted program may also highlight texts in the stuff and will convert them inside rerouting links. Sometimes a highlighted link may display up, just to get your concern. Whenever your mouse goes over the hyperlink – an ad will come up.


Can’t Stop Playing Search
Can’t Stop Playing Search

Once Can’t Stop Playing Search loaded, the victim may experience all types of pop-up boxes, ads, banners, search terms or sponsored hyperlinks. These might also be a button, raising to related stuff, delivered by the suspicious redirect virus or adware. Done web searches may also be changed, displaying incorrect data, spam or third-party promoting. Can’t Stop Playing Search adware could arrive packed with other cost-free application. With victim’s agreement, during a recommended software installation, one could finish up with multiple infections loaded.

Can’t Stop Playing Search automatic removal guide

If something went wrong or you just want to see the fast result, please use the help of professional malware eliminator – GridinSoft Anti-Malwre. Moreover, even you have managed to remove Can’t Stop Playing Search from your computer and browser, we recommend you to download this tool and use it as a free antimalware scanner to see whether any other malicious program has penetrated into your system. Please note, that GridinSoft Anti-Malwre is a shareware program with a 15-days trial period with limitation of the threats number. If it find more than two infected items in your system, they can be removed only when you upgrade the program to the full registred version.

Download free antimalware scanner:

After downloading is completed, please install it and run the full scan. Yeah, it will take a time, but security experts always recommend to choose a full scan as your first scan, especially if you suspect that your PC could be infected. Take a look at the screenshots below: it will help you understand what’s going on.

Step 1. Run a full scan of your system

Free antimalware scanner
GridinSoft Anti-Malwre allows you to choose the type of scan

…and go drink coffee until the end of it! 🙂

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Here you see the list of the detected items, which can be harmful

At the end of the scan, the program will offer you to move all malicious items to the quarantine. Just do it clicking on the “Fix Now” button and set your system free from the Can’t Stop Playing Search infection!

Step 2. Reset your browser settings using an appropriate tool:

Reset Browser Settings
Find “Reset browser settings” button on the GridinSoft Anti-MalwreE tools tab

Check all browser boxes, which might be infected with the Can’t Stop Playing Search, on a settings tab:
Delete Adware from the browser
On this tab you can specify what exactly you need to reset

Then just press the “Reset” button. Voila! It is a good idea to restart your computer after all this manipulation and check if these annoying Can’t Stop Playing Search pop-up ads leave you in peace:


Can’t Stop Playing Search manual removal steps:

Step 1. Delete Can’t Stop Playing Search from the system.

To delete Can’t Stop Playing Search extension from your PC, you should use “Uninstall the program” tool depending on your operation system.

Windows XP: Start —> Control Panel ––> Add/Remove Programs. Choose the Can’t Stop Playing Search extension in the list of installed programs by a right-click and press “Remove”.

Windows 7: Start ––> Control Panel ––> Uninstall a program. Just the same actions: right-click on the Can’t Stop Playing Search extension in a software list and press “Uninstall”.

Windows 8/8.1: Right-click on Start ––> Quick Access Menu ––> Control Panel ––> Uninstall a program. Choose a Can’t Stop Playing Search extension among a listed here programs, right-click on it and then press “Uninstall”.

Step 2. Reset your browser settings.

It is necessary to reset browser settings after the deletion of the program from the list of software installed on your PC. For this, use the following tips depending on what browser are you currently using:

  • Google Chrome Browser: Settings —> Show advanced settings. Click on “Reset settings” in the bottom of the page.
  • Mozilla Firefox: press “Refresh Firefox” button in the right top corner.
  • Opera: delete “Operapref.ini file” in folder “C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera\” on your computer.
  • Internet Explorer: Tools —> Internet options —> click on the “Advanced” button and then press “Reset”.

Step 3. Celebrate your victory!

Either you choose the manual or the automatic removal solution, congratulations! You won this battle with unfair malware developers. Your computer is clean now, so you should be proud and do something nice for yourself as a gift. Foam bath or tickets for the game? It’s up to you! 😉

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