What is NoteIt

NoteIt is considered to be an adware infection. This is because it spreads obtrusive and low-quality ads along with its features. The program itself acts as an instrument for creating and sending private notes that will be deleted right after being read. Adware can be installed on your PC as a browser extension or separate app. You can therefore see various ads, notifications, banners, and pop-ups during browsing sessions or straight on your desktop. It may also be a combination of both. Such advertisements are usually meant to generate illegal traffic by redirecting users to third-party pages (e.g. casino, adult websites, online web games, click-bait pages, etc.). The presence of adware inside of your system means nothing but threats that grow over time. Although NoteIt is not a virus itself, it is able to lead to further problems like malware. Before it does, you should delete it along with its generated content as soon as possible. Our guide below will aid you in doing so.

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How NoteIt infected your computer

Many unwanted programs get installed unwillingly – without users’ consent. This oftentimes happens while using third-party installers or updates of software. The majority of them contain “Advanced” and “Custom” sections with promotional offers hidden inside. Such offers are usually presented as something legitimate or useful, therefore recommended for users to be installed along with the main program. NoteIt could be proposed the same way as a helpful tool for better security chatting. It could also be installed upon getting baited on fake and unwanted pages asking to install some software. Some users reported they somehow opened a separate page (most likely through ads or suspicious links) that offered to Accept and Install the NoteIt program. After clicking this button, users could download the NoteIt installer. Thus, to be more protected against such threats in the future, it is advised to not follow different messages on the web and not download software from unknown pages. Otherwise, doing the opposite may lead to even more dangerous threats like ransomware or trojans instead of just adware.

  1. Download NoteIt Removal Tool
  2. Remove/Uninstall NoteIt from Control Panel and Applications
  3. Remove NoteIt extensions from browsers
  4. Reset browser search and homepage settings
  5. Block NoteIt search redirects
  6. How to protect from threats like NoteIt

Download Removal Tool for Windows

Download SpyHunter

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To remove NoteIt completely, we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of NoteIt and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.The trial version of SpyHunter offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.

Download Removal Tool for Mac

Download CleanMyMac

To remove NoteIt completely, we recommend you to use CleanMyMac. It can help you remove files, folders, and registry keys of NoteIt and uninstall hijackers, toolbars, and unwanted add-ons from browsers.

Remove NoteIt manually for free

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

Remove NoteIt from Control Panel or Applications

To start removing NoteIt you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “NoteIt”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, and Mac.

Remove NoteIt from Mac:

  1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications.
  2. NoteIt might have an Uninstaller.
  3. Otherwise, drag NoteIt from the Applications folder to the Trash (located at the end of the Dock).
  4. Then choose Finder > Empty Trash.

Remove NoteIt from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find NoteIt or other recently installed suspicious program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove NoteIt from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find NoteIt or other recently installed suspicious program and click Uninstall.

Remove NoteIt 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 NoteIt or other recently installed suspicious program, click Uninstall.

Remove NoteIt from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall NoteIt from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate NoteIt or other recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate NoteIt or other recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall NoteIt

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

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting press 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 NoteIt or other recently installed suspicious program

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

and for Mac:

If you can’t uninstall NoteIt using instructions above, or it keeps coming back, you can use free AppCleaner for Mac to remove all residual data and libraries of NoteIt. Follow instructions below:

  1. Download free AppCleaner.
  2. Drag NoteIt from Applications folder to AppCleaner window.
  3. Choose files and folders you want to remove along with NoteIt.
  4. Click Delete button.

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling NoteIt from Control Panel often does not bring the desired effect. It sometimes has browser extension and it may still be active in Safari, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove NoteIt related extensions from your browsers manually.


  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Click Extensions tab.
  3. Find NoteIt extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions.
  3. Find NoteIt extension.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove them.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose NoteIt extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.
  5. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove NoteIt from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable NoteIt, 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 or NoteIt extension.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, NoteIt 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 NoteIt extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Remove following files, folders and registry keys

Files and folders:

C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\NoteIt

Registry keys


How to block ads and pop-ups from NoteIt

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NoteIt push notifications, in most cases, are caused by a program installed on your PC or add-on installed in browsers. However, sometimes it can appear on a clean computer when visiting a malicious website, using an advertising script. Also, apps that generate “NoteIt” ads and banners are themselves installed from pop-ups. To protect your PC and browsers from phishing websites, pop-up ads, banners, malicious scripts it is recommended to use AdGuard. Download free trial here:

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Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs, like NoteIt, may become a real headache as they are hard to remove and break your privacy. To keep safe from such threats we recommend you always use antivirus and one of the anti-malware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and anti-malware programs is SpyHunter 5. It can protect your PC from threats, like NoteIt.

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