Many computer users deemed PageRage as Facebook virus. In fact, PageRage is a tool that allows user to change or re-design profile pages. The fact that it allows user to have a user accounts and download the program indicates that manual intervention is required. User’s consent is sought before it can be loaded.

After you sign-up for PageRage account, it prompts you to download a plug-in that gives an option to apply a Facebook theme for your account. It does this with a single click of a button. PageRage is akin to other tools like FaceTheme, Boost, Facebok Styler, and Sanity Switch.

Even it PageRage manages to alter your profile theme, the tool does not make real changes to your Facebook account. It is applied within your browser, so using another Internet browser to view your profile reveals the old and untouched Facebook profile.
Even if many people consider PageRage as a Facebook virus, malware community still describe it as an adware. It is conceived as a tool that offers Facebook themes through browser plug-ins. However, some considers that the installation of this plug-in can lead to other malware infections.

To remove PageRage from your browser, you can browse to the special section on this page that tackles the definite guide of uninstalling all components planted by the adware. It is important that you scan the computer with anti-malware tool in order to remove any suspicion that you have malware on the PC.

Type Adware
Sub-Type Add-on/Extension
OS Affected Windows

What are the Symptoms of PageRage Infection?

PageRage

Follow these Procedures to Remove PageRage

Procedure 1: Uninstall PageRage from Windows Control Panel

1. Begin the removal process by uninstalling the adware program from Windows. To do this, we need to open Control Panel. Please ensure that you are logon with the Administrative privilege to access this function.

How to access Control Panel in Windows XP, Windows Vista/ 7

- Click on Start button that can be found on bottom left corner of the screen.
- From the list, choose Control Panel to access settings of Windows and make the needed changes.

Cpanel Win7

How to access Control Panel in Windows 8

- The easiest way to access Control Panel on Windows 8 is through the Search function.
- Simply press Windows Key + Q on your keyboard to display the Charms Bar. Alternatively, you can drag mouse pointer to lower-right portion of desktop until the Charms Bar slide-out.
Magnifying Glass icon and search for 'Control Panel'. Click the item on the result to access this feature.

cpanel-win8

2. Under Programs, click on Uninstall a program. It will open a program and features window where-in you can uninstall, change, or repair installed software.

3. Look for the name PageRage or any related term. Please note that the adware may change the title anytime. Once found, please select the item you wanted to remove.

NOTE: To represent PageRage, we used the term 'Unknown'. Be aware that PageRage may use other names or terms such as the following: Yontoo or PageRage

Uninstall Item

4. Click on Uninstall button to remove the program automatically.
5. If it prompts for confirmation, please click OK to proceed.

Procedure 2: Scan Computer in Safe Mode Using Anti-Malware Tool

In troubleshooting a PC, one common step is to boot operating system into Safe Mode with Networking. The same approach will be used in the removal of PageRage. Please execute instructions based on your Windows OS version.

Start in Safe Mode with Networking (Windows XP/Vista/7 Instruction)

- Please restart the computer and just before Windows start, press F8 on your keyboard repeatedly. You will be presented with Advanced Options Menu.
- From the selections, choose Safe Mode with Networking. Please use keyboard's arrow up/down to navigate between selections and press Enter to proceed.

win7-safemode

Start Windows 8 in Safe Mode with Networking

- Please restart the computer and as soon as it begins to start, please press Shift+F8 keys.
- Instead of seeing Advance Boot Options, Windows 8 will display Recovery Mode. Continue with the given steps until you reach Safe Mode function.
- Click on 'See advanced repair options'.

win8-recovery

- Then, click on Troubleshoot.
- Next, please select Advanced options.
- On the next window, please choose Windows Startup Settings.
- Lastly, click on Restart button. Windows 8 will now restart and boot into Advanced Boot Option wherein you can run the system in Safe Mode with Networking.

win8-safemode

Scan and remove PageRage files with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

To remove PageRage, download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware by clicking on the button below. This tool is effective in getting rid of Trojans, viruses and malware.

Download PageRage Removel Tool

1. After downloading, please install the program using the default settings.
2. At the end of the installation, please make sure that it will download necessary updates.
3. Once update has completed. The tool will launch.
4. Thoroughly scan the computer and remove all threats detected by this anti-malware program.

Procedure 3 : INTERNET EXPLORER - PageRage removal procedure

If the hijacker was not removed properly during the scan, you can use this guide to uninstall it from the computer. We prepared procedures to remove this unknown search program from various Internet browsers including Internet Explorer 8/9, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.

Guide to remove PageRage Add-ons and Extensions from Internet Explorer

1. Launch the program Internet Explorer.
2. On top menu, please navigate to Tools > Manage add-ons. It will open a window where in you can view and manage Internet Explorer add-ons.
3. Select Toolbars and Extensions on left panel. Go to right panel and look for PageRage related item.

Remove Add-ons on IE

NOTE: To represent PageRage, we used the term 'Unknown'. Be aware that PageRage may use other names or terms such as the following: Yontoo or PageRage

4. Select the unwanted toolbar and extensions and click on Disable.
5. Close the existing window and restart Internet Explorer.

Procedure 4 : MOZILLA FIREFOX - PageRage removal guide

1. Launch the program Mozilla Firefox.
2. At Firefox main screen, type about:config in the address bar. If it shows a warning, "This might void your warranty!" please click "I'll be carefull, I promise!"
3. Firefox will display a list of entire preferences including those that were modified by PageRage.

Firefox About:Config

4. In the Search field, type the name of malware. Then, right-click and Reset values for found Preferences.

NOTE: To represent PageRage, we used the term 'Unknown'. Be aware that PageRage may use other names or terms such as the following: Yontoo or PageRage

Firefox Search Preference

Note: Proceed only with this fix if PageRage has modified your home page or if the browser keeps on redirecting to unknown web sites.

5. Navigate to top menu and click on Tools, the click Options.
6. On General Tab, under Home Page, type the desired address or simply click Restore to Default. Click OK to save the settings. This will reverse the changes made by PageRage on your home page.

Firefox Home Page

Procedures to delete PageRage Extensions from Firefox

1. Open Mozilla Firefox Internet browser.
2. On top menu, click on Tools and select Add-ons from the list. You can also press CtrlShift+A on your keyboard to access this option.
3. Once the Add-ons manager is open, select Extensions from the sidebar.

Remove Add-on in Firefox

NOTE: To represent PageRage, we used the term 'Unknown'. Be aware that PageRage may use other names or terms such as the following: Yontoo or PageRage

4. Find the unknown add-on and click on Remove button. Click OK to save the settings.
5. Please restart Firefox to complete the process.

Procedure 5 : GOOGLE CHROME - PageRage removal procedure

Delete PageRage extension from Google Chrome:

1. Launch the program Google Chrome.
2. Click on the Wrench or 3-Bars icon on top right corner of the browser.
3. Choose Settings from the drop down list. It will open a window containing Google Chrome settings.
4. Click on Extensions of the left side bar to display all installed extensions.

Remove Extension in Chrome

NOTE: To represent PageRage, we used the term 'Unknown'. Be aware that PageRage may use other names or terms such as the following: Yontoo or PageRage

5. On the right panel of the window, Disable/Delete (Trash) PageRage extensions.
6. Close the current window and restart Google Chrome.

Protect your PC from PageRage or Similar Attack

Internet Explorer - Activate SmartScreen Filter

Internet Explorer versions 8 and 9 has this feature called SmartScreen Filter. It helps detect phishing web sites and protect you from downloading malicious files online. To turn on SmartScreen Filter, follow these steps:

1. Please open Internet Explorer.
2. On top menu, select Tools (IE 9). For IE 8, please look for Safety menu.
3. Select SmartScreen Filter from the drop-down list and click on Turn on SmartScreen Filter.

IE SmartScreen Filter

4. Please restart Internet Explorer.

Google Chrome's Enable Phishing and Malware Protection

With Google Chrome's Phishing and Malware Detection feature, you will have lesser risks browsing the web. It will display a warning when the site you are trying to visit is suspicious. To enable Phishing and Malware Protection, please do these steps:

1. Open Google Chrome.
2. Click on the Customize and control Google Chrome (3-Bars Icon) located on top right corner of the browser.
3. Select Settings from the drop-down list.
4. Once on the settings page, click on Show advanced settings... at the bottom of the page to see the rest of the Chrome setup.
5. Locate Privacy section and mark 'Enable phishing and malware protection'.

Chrome Security Settings

6. Please restart Google Chrome. New settings keep your browser safe while surfing the web.

Mozilla Firefox - Block Attack Sites and Web Forgeries

Phishing and Malware Protection is a built-in feature on Firefox version 3 or later. It warns you when a page you are trying to visit contains phishing content or an attack site designed to drop threats on the computer. To help you keep safe while browsing the Internet using Firefox, please follow this guide:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser.
2. On top menu, click on Tools. Then select Options from the list.
3. Select Security and put a check mark on the following items:

  • Warn me when sites try to install add-ons
  • Block reported attack sites
  • Block reported web forgeries

Firefox Security Settings

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