What is Tone Adware

Tone is an untrustworthy application categorized as adware. This is because it generates intrusive advertisements that use virtual layers to pop over various websites while surfing the web. It is easy to get annoyed or even endangered by them due to unwanted redirects and advertised content. Tone may promote coupons, scam pages, adult resources, fake software updates, and other suspicious content like that. It can also access your browser settings to monitor browser-related information (e.g. passwords, geolocations, IP addresses, search history, etc.) and sell it to dark web resources. Since Tone falls under the category of unwanted software, it may slow down your system by eating a lot of resources to maintain its features. This spectrum of threats concludes that Tone Adware has to be removed from your PC as soon as possible. To do it correctly and without traces, follow our tutorial below.

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How Tone Adware infected your computer

Adware programs are generally spread via third-party pages that advertise free, cracked, or pirated software. Tone could be placed in one of the setups spread on such websites. It may be possible to disable Tone from its complementary installation if there are “Advanced” or “Custom” sections presented during the installation. However, sometimes adware is hidden and cannot be unticked by users intentionally. Therefore, it ends up being installed without the consent of users. Distribution of adware can also be done via affiliated links dropping users over to download pages. Such links can be accidentally visited after clicking on ads, banners, or buttons across dubious websites.

  1. Download Tone Removal Tool
  2. Remove/Uninstall Tone from Control Panel and Applications
  3. Remove Tone extensions from browsers
  4. Remove files, folders and registry keys of Tone
  5. Block Tone search redirects
  6. How to protect from threats like Tone

Download Removal Tool for Windows

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To remove Tone completely, we recommend you to use WiperSoft AntiSpyware from WiperSoft. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of Tone and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

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

Remove Tone Adware manually for free

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

Remove Tone from Control Panel or Applications

To start removing Tone you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names, but commonly “Tone”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller or CleanMyMac to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11 and Mac.

Remove Tone Adware from Windows XP:

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

Remove Tone Adware from Windows 7:

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

Remove Tone Adware 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 Tone, click Uninstall.

Remove Tone Adware from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Tone Adware 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 Tone 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 Tone in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Remove Tone Adware from Windows 11:

  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the Apps tab on the left side.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate Tone in the list.
  5. Click on 3-dots icon near it and then click Uninstall button near it.
  6. Depending on the type of application (Windows Store app or classic Win32 app) it will be removed immediately or you will need to confirm the action and go through standard uninstall procedure.

Remove Tone Adware from Mac:

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

Cannot uninstall Tone Adware in Windows

In some cases, Tone won’t uninstall and gives you a message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Tone. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing the Tone 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 or uninstall Tone 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 Tone

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

Cannot uninstall Tone Adware in MacOS

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

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

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

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

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions.
  3. Find Tone extension.
  4. Click the Remove button 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. Find Tone extension.
  4. Click three-dots icon near it and choose Remove in the menu.
  5. In opened dialog window click Remove button to confirm the action.
  6. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

Safari:

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

Microsoft Edge:

  1. Start Microsoft Edge browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) edge://extensions.
  3. Find Tone extension.
  4. Click Remove link under the name of extension.
  5. In opened dialog window click Remove button to confirm the action.
  6. 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 Tone from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling the program from Control Panel. To disable Tone, 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 Tone related extension.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

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

  1. Start Opera browser and click on Opera icon in the top-left corner.
  2. Choose Extensions > Extensions.
  3. Find Tone related extension.
  4. Click Details button and scroll down to the bottom.
  5. Click Remove extension link and confirm the action by clicking Remove button on opened dialog window.
  6. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Remove following files, folders and registry keys

Files and folders:


C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Tone
Tone.exe
node.dll
nw.dll
ffmpeg.dll

Registry keys


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Tone

How to block ads and pop-ups from Tone

Tone push notifications, in most cases, are caused by a program installed on your PC or an 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 “Tone” 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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How to protect from threats, like Tone – final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs, like Tone, 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 Tone.

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