Information about ProxyGate Virus:

ProxyGate Virus is categorized as a troublesome adware program which can invade your computer when you download and install some freeware on the Internet. Once ProxyGate Virus get into your computer, it can open the backdoor for other computer threats like Trojan horse, Browser hijacker and other malicious malware to sneak into your system. With the infection of ProxyGate Virus, your computer will run much slower than before. Expect decreasing your computer performance, ProxyGate Virus can manipulate your home page and search engine by changing the browser settings without any awareness. On this occasion, you will be redirected to other unfamiliar websites every time you launch your browsers to search something. Meanwhile, ProxyGate Virus can add malicious toolbar and add-ons to your browsers which will result in millions of unstoppable advertisements will keep popping up on your current page. If you want to browser on the Internet normally again, you have to remove ProxyGate Virus as soon as possible.

As a harmful PC infection, ProxyGate Virus is able to affect various web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox on different Windows operating system. Actually, ProxyGate Virus is designed by the third party company, including hackers to remote access your computer and spy your personal data. Finally, you bank accounts and password would be in high risk. To avoid further damage, you are strongly recommended to get rid of ProxyGate Virus from your computer without any delay.

Manually Remove ProxyGate Virus from Windows OS

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Quick Menu

Step 1. Remove ProxyGate Virus related plug-in, toolbar, add-on, extension from Chrome/Firefox/IE/Edge

Step 2. Uninstall ProxyGate Virus related programs from your computer;

Step 3. Change system folder settings to show all hidden files;

Step 4. Find and delete ProxyGate Virus related files in hidden folders;

Step 5. Find and remove ProxyGate Virus related registry files ;

Step 6. Reset Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Firefox and IE to remove ProxyGate Virus related hijacker;

Step 1.Remove ProxyGate Virus related extension from Microsoft Edge/ Chrome/Firefox/IE

Note – If you cannot find or remove a malicious extension, please read next step.



On Chrome

  • Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  • Click Tools.
  • Select Extensions.
  • Click the trash can icon to delete extensions that may be related with ProxyGate Virus.
  • A confirmation dialog appears, click Remove.

  • Click the menu button and choose Add-ons.
  • In the Add-ons Manager tab, select the Extensions panel.
  • Select add-ons that may be related with ProxyGate Virus and click Remove button
  • Click Restart now if it pops up.

  • Open the IE, click the Tools button , and click Manage add-ons.
  • Click Toolbars and Extensions on left side of the window., and then select extensions that may be related with ProxyGate Virus;
  • If the add-on can be deleted, you’ll see the Remove option. Click Remove and then click Close. Otherwise click Disable button.


  • Click More (…) on the address bar and select Extensions


  • Select extensions that may be related with ProxyGate Virus and click Uninstall button









Step 2.Uninstall ProxyGate Virus related programs from your computer

1. Press Win + R keys at the same time to launch Run box >> Then input: “Control Panel” and click OK

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2. In Control Panel, click on Uninstall a program

ProxyGate Virus uninstalling

3. In the Programs and Features window, right click on apps that may be related with ProxyGate Virus, then click Uninstall/Change. Then select Uninstall option.

Note – If you cannot find or remove malicious program, please continue the below steps.

Step 3.Change system folder settings to show all hidden files

Win 7 / Vista User

ProxyGate Virus removal for win 7

  • Right-click the Windows Logo button and choose Open Windows Explorer.
  • Click Organize and choose Folder and Search Options.
  • Click the View tab, select Show hidden files and folders and then clear the checkbox for Hide protected system operating files.
  • Click Yes on the warning and then click OK.
Win 8 UserProxyGate Virus removal for win 8

  • On your keyboard press the Windows + E keys.
  • Click the View tab.
  • Check File name extensions and Hidden items

Win 10 User

ProxyGate Virus removal for win 10

  • Open This PC, click View and select Options.
  • In the Folder Options window, choose View, select Show hidden files, folders, and drives, and then click OK.

Step 4.Find and delete suspicious files in the locations listed below:

%Temp%\[malware name]

%AppData%\[malware name]

%LocalAppData%\[malware name]

%LocalAppData%\[malware name].exe

%CommonAppData%\[malware name]



Virus and malware may hide its files in different locations of PC. If you are not able to locate files of ProxyGate Virus, you can try Wipersoft’s Malware Detection Tool to see if it will detect the unsafe files for you:

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Step 5. Find and remove nasty registry files related with ProxyGate Virus:

1. Open Registry Editor first:

  • Press Win [Windows key] + R on your keyboard.

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  • Type regedit in the Run box and hit OK

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2. Find out and remove all harmful registry files that may be related with ProxyGate Virus:

(Do Not Delete Any Registry File If You’re Not Familiar with It)

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Wrong operation in Registry Editor might harm your computer.If you are not able to locate and identify the nasty registry files, we recommend using Wipersoft Anti-malware and see if it will find out unsafe registry files of infection for you. This may save you hours and avoid risks.

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Step 6. Reset Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Firefox and IE to remove ProxyGate Virus

Reset Microsoft Edge

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1. Select More (…) on the address bar, then click Settings

2. click “Choose what to clear”

3. Select all the options and then click Clear button




Reset Chrome

remove ProxyGate Virus from chrome

1. Open Chrome, then click “Customize and control Google Chrome” button >> click Settings

2. Scroll down to the bottom, then click on Show advanced settings button

3. After clicking on Show advanced settings button, scroll down to the bottom and click on Reset browser settings button

. A message box will pop up to inform that your browser settings will be restored to their original defaults, click Reset button when it appears:

Reset Firefox

remove ProxyGate Virus from FIREFOX

1. Open Firefox, then click on Firefox button, then Click on Help button, then Click on Troubleshooting Information

2. At the Troubleshooting Information page, click on Reset Firefox

3. A message box will pop up to let you confirm that you want to reset Firefox to its initial state, click Reset Firefox button when it appears:

Reset Internet Explorer

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1. Open Internet Explorer, then click on Tools, then click on Internet Options

2. On the Internet Options window: click on Advanced tab, then click Reset button

3. A message box will pop up to let you confirm that you want to reset all Internet Explorer Settings, click Reset button when it appears:

4. When the resetting process is done, you’ll see this message box, click Close

5. You’ll need to restart your Internet Explorer to complete the resetting process.

Tips for Threat Prevention

– Always running professional Antivirus or Antimalware and keep Firewall ON;

– Create System Restore Point regularly and back up important personal files;

– Avoid downloading free programs from unknown third party shared sites;

– Regularly update system via automatic system update;

– Don’t access porn sites or similar sites which are potentially harmful;

– Avoid opening any attachments of unknown emails.

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