What is Ace Race

Ace Race by Yontoo Technology LLC. is ad-supported program for Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers. It that will display annoying irrelevant advertisements in the form of coupons, price-comparisons, highlighted links, banners, popups, popunders, mostly on e-commerce websites. Banners may be titled “Ads by Ace Race” or “Powered by Ace Race” or “Brought by Ace Race”. This is removal guide where I will show step-by-step uninstall process for Ace Race adware.

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How Ace Race infected your PC

Ace Race is mainly distributed on download.com website. This site uses special CNET Installer, when you download a program from this site you are not downloading actual installation file, but intermediate utility, that will then download installer, and show you bunch of offers beforehand. This offers may contain coupon extensions, registry cleaners and optimizers, and pure adware like Ace Race. There are also other similar propagation methods. But idea is the same – be careful installing something on your PC nowadays.

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Download Removal Tool

To remove Ace Race completely we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of Ace Race and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

Remove Ace Race manually for free

Here is manual step-by-step tutorial for full Ace Race removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of Ace Race installer on operating systems with latest updates and browser versions.

Remove Ace Race from Control Panel

To start removing Ace Race you should remove it using Control Panel. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use CleanMyPC to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Remove Ace Race from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Ace Race.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Ace Race from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Ace Race and click Uninstall.

Remove Ace Race from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Ace Race, click Uninstall.

Cannot uninstall Ace Race

In some cases Ace Race won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Ace Race. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing Ace Race folder and files. This happens, because file aceracebho.dll or service updateacerace.exe does not allow you to do it. In this case I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes AntiMalware or uninstall Ace Race in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting type F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove Ace Race

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

Remove Ace Race add-on from your browsers

Removing Ace Race from Control Panel often does not bring desired effect. It is browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Ace Race extension from your browsers manually.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find Ace Race extension.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose Ace Race extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove Ace Race from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Ace Race, please, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Ace Race.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Ace Race does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser.
  2. Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
  3. Find Ace Race extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.

Remove following files and folders

Ace Race adware files:


aceracebho.dll
updateacerace.exe
aceraceUninstall.exe

Ace Race adware folders:


C:\Program Files\ace race

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