Do you know what Cookies On-off is?
One of the best things about this browser extension is that it is intended for Google Chrome, and so it does not work on other browsers. It also means that it should be easier to remove the plug-in, and that can be easily accomplished manually. For that, you can simply scroll down to the bottom of this description, and be done with it. But do not forget that one potentially unwanted program usually points out another application of the same kind. Hence, before you breathe a sigh of relief, please consider scanning your system with a licensed antispyware tool.
Scroll down for full removal instructions
As you can probably tell, it is possible to avoid potentially unwanted applications and other undesirable features if you are more careful about the sources of your software. The main rule is to download programs from their official sources. It should be enough to prevent unwanted applications from entering your system. However, if the only way to get the program you want is downloading it from a third-party source, be sure to read all the steps in the installation wizard, and deselect the unnecessary items if possible.
Since this program has an official website, it is possible to know a little bit more about. We can access the site via cookies-control.com. The homepage also has the download button. If you click it, the extension will be added to the Chrome browser. So it is hard to call this program a malicious infection because everything is done out in the open.
The information presented on the main website says that with this extension it is possible to “easily disable/enable cookies on the current site to protect your privacy online.” It also says that Cookies On-off “works on “per host” basis and will disable cookies for one domain only (the site opened in the currently selected tab). When you disable cookies, it will delete cookies set by this site and will reload the current page.”
The thing is that you may end up using a program that exhibits the features you actually want to avoid. Thus, you should remove Cookies On-off while you can, before it exposes you to potentially corrupted websites and other dangerous content. As mentioned, you can simply follow the removal instructions below our description. If you do not feel like it, you can remove Cookies On-off with an automated antispyware tool. That would also help you delete other unwanted programs that you are bound to have on your PC. The point is that you have to do everything to terminate all the potential threats.
How to Delete Cookies On-off
- Press Win+R and type %LocalAppData%. Click OK.
- Open Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions.
- Remove the cfkpefbllpconnkfpdgagkifmflckkdp folder.
- Go to Google\Chrome\User Data\Default.
- Delete the Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data files.
- Press Win+R and enter regedit. Press Enter.
- Open HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Chrome\PreferenceMACs\Default\extensions.settings.
- Right-click and delete the cfkpefbllpconnkfpdgagkifmflckkdp value on the right pane.
In non-techie terms:
Cookies On-off is a browser extension, so it is not a dangerous computer infection. However, that is no reason to keep this program. If it entered your computer accidentally, you should terminate it at once and then look for other potential threats that might be hiding in your system. The best way to detect all the unwanted applications is to scan your PC with the SpyHunter free scanner. After that, you will also be able to remove them all automatically.