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Pixel world is a Google Chrome extension that promotes itself as a useful extension and attract users by promoting “You don’t know how much pixel your display has! We have an answer!”. And when you click on the extension, it will calculate and show the amount of pixels your current screen is using.

Taken from BleepingComputer.com

Once you install this extension and browse the web, the extension connects to a remote host and then the developer tells the extension to inject advertisements, hijack browser settings, and perform other unwanted actions and show unusual behavior.

How does the Pixel World Extension get installed in Chrome?

This extension misguides the computer user by pretending that the Pixel world extension is a useful extension and it is the important additions that you need to download for the browser. To promote the installation of such extensions, there are many sites which use javascript alerts to aggressively promote the installation of this and such other extension. As it keeps its working and intent hidden and promote itself in a deceptive way and connect to a remote server to hijack browser settings, show advertisements and perform other intrusive activities, it is advised to remove it. This extension may also get installed with the freeware that you download off the third-party websites.

Though it directly doesn’t do any harm to the computer users, but the kind of contents and advertisements it supports may introduced unavoidable risks and online threats. Hence it is necessary to remove it. Here is the guide given below to help you with the removal of Pixel World Extension.

How to remove Pixel World Extension

To help you in getting rid of Pixel World Extension, there are various tools and applications are available online and here is one such tool suggested that can help you to remove Pixel World Extension. Please run this tools to and follow the instructions given further to remove Pixel World Extension.

Scan your device with defencebyte AV Pro to find and remove Pixel World Extension from your computer

  • Download and install the defencebyte AV Pro on your device.
  • Save the file at a convenient location on the desktop from where you can access it easily.
  • Once the download is completed, Windows will prompt about download.
  • To run the program by clicking on Run button or browse the location of the folder by double clicking on the file defencebyteAVPro_.exe.
  • Accept the license terms and follow onscreen instructions to carry on the remaining process.
  • To find plug-ins, add-ons, PUP, harmful programs, and other malicious entities, run a scan on your machine.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to carry on with the remaining removal process.
  • As soon as scan and removal process gets completed, reboot your system for everything to take effect.

Clean Up Internet Browser

If you have installed the Pixel World Extension, it is important to remove it from your internet browser to avoid unwanted add-on/extension and other clutters. The procedure of resetting different browsers to their default state is discussed below.

Reset Chrome to Default

You have to reset Chrome back to its initial settings if you want to remove Pixel World Extension completely. Resetting Chrome back to its initial settings will erase all configuration information such as your home page, saved form information, tab settings, browsing history, and cookies from Chrome. This process will disable any installed extensions, but all of your bookmarks will be preserved.

  • To reset Chrome, open the browser and head to the top right-hand corner of the window and there click on the Chrome menu button.
  • Now click on the menu option labeled as Settings that will display the basic settings screen. In the same screen, scroll down to the very bottom until you see a Show advanced settings.
  • Open the advanced settings screen by clicking on the Show advanced settings… option. Scroll to the very bottom of the same screen until you are able to see the reset button.
  • Now click on the Reset settings button and this will open a confirmation dialog asking you if you are sure that you want to reset your browser.
  • Click on the Reset button to reset Chrome. All your personal data, and browsing history will be erased from Chrome and it will also disable all installed extensions. Though your bookmarks will remain intact and accessible. You can now close the Settings tab and follow the rest of the instructions.

Reset Internet Explorer

In order to remove Pixel World Extension completely from your Internet Explorer, you will need to reset it back to its initial settings. Resetting Internet Explorer back to its initial settings will erase all configuration information such as your home page, saved form information, tab settings, browsing history, and cookies from Internet Explorer. This process will disable any installed extensions, but all of your bookmarks will be preserved.

  • To reset Explorer, open the browser and head to the top right-hand corner of the window and there click on the Explorer menu button.
  • Now click on the menu option labeled as Internet options that will display the Internet Options screen. That screen will have multiple tabs including Advanced, click on that.
  • After clicking on the Reset button, you will be asked to confirm your action, on the same screen check the box Delete personal settings and then click on reset again to conform your action. Internet Explorer will now delete your browsing history, all your personal data, and disable all add-ons and toolbars. However, your favorites will remain intact and still accessible.
  • Once the Reset process gets complete, close the Reset Internet Explorer window. Then to complete the reset, you will be prompted to restart Internet Explorer. Once Internet Explorer has been restarted, you can continue with the remaining instructions.

Refresh Firefox back

You have to refresh Firefox back to its initial settings to remove Pixel World Extension completely from your browser. Refreshing your Firefox back to its initial settings will delete all add-ons and personalized configuration settings, but all your bookmarks will be still preserved.

  • To reset Firefox, open the program and head to the top right-hand corner of the window and click on the Firefox menu there.
  • In the Firefox menu, click on the question mark button (Help button) to open up the Firefox help menu.
  • In the Firefox Help menu, click on the Troubleshooting Information option, this will display a Troubleshooting page.
  • Next click on the Refresh Firefox button to begin the refresh process. Once you click on Refresh Firefox button, a confirmation dialogue will display asking if you wish to perform a Firefox refresh.
  • Click on the Refresh Firefox button to refresh Firefox. You will be shown an Import window once the refresh process is finished and that Import window will close automatically. When that closes, Firefox will be open and say that it has been refreshed.
  • Now to start using Firefox again, click on the Let’s go! button.

Reset Safari back

You have to reset Safari back to its initial settings if you want to remove Pixel World Extension. Resetting Safari will erase all configuration information from Safari such as your saved form information, browsing history, your Top Sites, and cookies. Although all your bookmarks or extensions still be available there even after you reset Safari.

  • To reset Safari, open the program and head to the top right-hand corner of the window. There click on the gear icon.
  • Now click on the menu option labeled Reset Safari to open a window that allows you to choose all the items you want to reset.
  • Keep the check marks in each option that you want to reset and then click on the Reset button. Safari will delete all of your personal data and then a blank page will be opened, that means the process has been finished. This process does not delete your Bookmarks or any installed Safari Extensions.

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