Do you know what MercuryGrips is?
Computer users, who have installed MercuryGrips, think that this program is a beneficial browser extension that offers trustworthy and useful services. Whatever the creators of this program have promised you, we can assure you that “trustworthy” is the last adjective you should use when describing it. We can tell you right away that MercuryGrips is an advertisement-supported program that requires removal, but we do not want you to make any decisions before you read this report. Our research team has tested the ad-supported program in our internal lab to provide you with the information that you need to make the final decision. If you believe you know everything there is to know about this adware, and you just want to delete MercuryGrips, move to the last paragraph of this report.
Unfortunately, MercuryGrips has clones, which makes this threat basically unstoppable. As soon as we report this adware and warn users that they need to delete it, a new version of the same program appears. These new versions are recognized by different names, including “GraphiteCommand” and “Vid Adblock,” which is why most users recognize them as separate programs. In reality, these programs are identical to one another, which suggests that they were created using the same template. We have found that it was Justplugit framework that was employed for the creation of this adware. The ad-supported programs created using this framework are usually distributed by Installrex, Amonetize, and other infamous third-party installers. As you probably know, third-party software distributors are likely to drop MercuryGrips bundled with LightningDownloader, Oursurfing.com hijacker, and other suspicious programs that probably require removal as well. We suggest running an authentic malware scanner to see if the programs installed along with MercuryGrips are malicious and require removal.
MercuryGrips shows potentially misleading advertisements that could be used to introduce you to malware and scam you in very devious ways. This is why you must remove this adware from your operating system as soon as possible. There are many users who install MercuryGrips thinking that they are done with this program, but that is rarely the case. More often than not, computer users also need to delete browser extensions, tracking cookies, files, and registry entries. Unfortunately, not all users have the skills to remove MercuryGrips successfully. Have you considered installing legitimate security software to locate and remove unreliable programs active on your PC? This software can help you delete malware and protect your PC from it in the future, which is why we suggest installing it ASAP.
Delete from Windows 8 & Windows 8.1
- Launch RUN (tap Win+R) and enter Control Panel.
- Select Uninstall a program.
- Right-click MercuryGrips and select Uninstall to remove it.
Delete from Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Click the Windows logo on the Taskbar.
- Open Control Panel and go to Uninstall a program.
- Right-click the app you want to remove and click Uninstall.
Delete from Windows XP
- Click the Start menu icon on the left of the Taskbar.
- Open Control Panel and double-click Add or Remove Programs.
- Select the unwanted application and click Remove.
Delete from Mozilla Firefox
- Open the browser and launch Add-ons Manager (Ctrl+Shift+A).
- Move to Extensions and Remove the undesirable add-on.
Delete from Google Chrome
- Open the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+T.
- In the Chrome menu on the right select More tools and click Extensions.
- Click the recycle bin associated with MercuryGrips and click Remove.
In non-techie terms:
MercuryGrips is an advertisement-supported program that users install having the wrong impression. Even though this program is supposed to assist users, in reality, it was created to help third-party advertisers promote their products. The worst part is that this adware might inject malicious ads that were created to scam users and infiltrate malware. Even though you can avoid some security issues if you ignore the ads injected by MercuryGrips, it is important that you delete this adware from your PC. We suggest removing MercuryGrips using authentic security software, but we are sure that more experienced users will be able to delete it manually.