What is Strong Signal

Strong Signal is ad-supported browser extension for Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Saying ad-supported is, actually, incorrect as it has no other functionality, but displaying advertisements and by this, as said on its website, Strong Signal “enhances your browsing experience”. As a result you see “Ads by Strong Signal” or “Strong Signal Ads” in browser windows. In some cases users experience problems uninstalling Strong Signal and this article is step by step tutorial to remove this adware.

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How Strong Signal infected your PC

Strong Signal is offered to install during installation of popular free utilities. For example, if you are searching for some media converter or media player, many websites offer you free download of such software, however during installation you will be offered to install various adware like Strong Signal, or toolbars, or some “windows optimizer”. Decline such offers, or search for trusted well-known programs to avoid potential problems.

Download Strong Signal Removal Tool

Download Removal Tool

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

Remove Strong Signal manually for free

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

Remove Strong Signal from Control Panel

To start removing Strong Signal you should remove it using Control Panel. 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 and Windows 8.

Remove Strong Signal from Windows XP:

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

Remove Strong Signal from Windows 7:

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

Remove Strong Signal 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 Strong Signal, click Uninstall.

Cannot uninstall Strong Signal

In some cases Strong Signal won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Strong Signal. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing Strong Signal folder and files. This happens, because process strongsignalbho.dll or service updateStrongSignal.exe does not allow you to do it. In this case I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes or uninstall Strong Signal 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 Strong Signal

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

Remove Strong Signal add-on from your browsers

Removing Strong Signal 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 Strong Signal extension from your browsers manually.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find Strong Signal 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 Strong Signal 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 Strong Signal from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Strong Signal, 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 Strong Signal.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Strong Signal 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 Strong Signal extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.

Alternative way to remove adware browser extension Strong Signal

avast browser cleanup For safe and effective browser extension removal use avast! Browser Cleanup utility. Run it with administrator privileges and remove all extension with bad rating including Strong Signal. You can also reset your browser settings for each of your browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox.

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