iGive Button

What is iGive Button?

If you have heard about donating money to charities while shopping online, iGive Button could be a potential browser extension that can help you with that. This application claims that you can use its button in over 1700 online stores and donate 3% of your spending on the average to a charity of your choice. While it all may sound awesome today in a world full of helping hands, you should know that our malware specialists at Anti-Spyware-101.com have categorized this as an adware program. The reason is simple: This application is capable of showing potentially harmful third-party advertisements on your screen. These can be pop-ups, coupons, and best offers. However, clicking on these may hold unexpected redirections to unreliable websites. It is also possible that this malware shows up on your computer along with other malicious software installers, which may also expose you to unwanted and unsafe third-party web content. That is why we think that you should delete iGive Button as soon as you notice its presence on your computer.testtesttest

Where does iGive Button come from?

You can find this browser extension in the Chrome web store at this URL: chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/igive-button/igcjdamjhkmdccbmbilbpabpofenchge. According to the statistics, already 25,000 users have installed this tool through the store. However, if you run a quick web search using its unique Chrome ID (igcjdamjhkmdccbmbilbpabpofenchge), you may be able to find out what you are really dealing with. It is always worth running a check on applications and extensions that you are about to install or you already have on your computer. You can acquire this ID in two ways. First, as you can see, it is part of the web store URL and you cannot miss it as it is so unique. Second, you can find this ID in the Chrome extension list as well if you tick the Developer mode checkbox at the top.

This adware also has its own promotional web page at igive.com. Here it is a bit more complicated to install this application because first you have to give a few personal details, such as your full name and your e-mail address. Although it looks like a simple but relatively nicely done web page, according to our researchers, this adware is more likely to hit your computer in a freeware bundle. These software packages have become the major distribution method for schemers to spread malicious software installers over the net. Since hundreds of thousands of computer users tend to search for free software and movie torrents every day, it is only obvious that there are more and more freeware and torrent sites emerging. Unfortunately, there are questionable and downright malicious ones as well. For example, while looking for something free to download, let it be a book or program, you may find totally fake websites among the search results, which are operated by criminals to fool you into believing that clicking on any of the several download buttons and links on the fake page will get you anything other than a bunch of malware infections. If you have landed on such suspicious sites lately, you should definitely check your system for intruders after you remove iGive Button.

How does iGive Button work?

Research shows that upon installation, this application displays fake update messages in order to trick you into clicking on them, but instead of the promised Adobe Flash or Java update, you will most likely get some more malware programs. This adware installs an extension in Internet Explorer and uses a service for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome in order to be able to show you third-party advertisements. However, these ads, coupons, and best offers should not be trusted. You need to understand that the affiliated third parties are rarely reviewed. It is also possible for cyber criminals to exploit such an adware application and show you deceiving ads to lure you onto their malicious websites. Since this adware may be able to collect information about your online behavior, it is possible that criminals use this information to target you with tailored advertisements. That is why you should stay away from all ads displayed in your browsers to be safe from scams and infections. Hopefully, you see now why it is so important to delete iGive Button from your PC.

How to delete iGive Button

The easiest way to eliminate this threat source is to activate its uninstaller through Control Panel. This is a working uninstaller that wipes your system clean of this adware not leaving any leftovers behind. If you are an experienced computer user, you can also try to manually remove iGive Button. Deleting some folders is not too complicated, but cleaning up registry keys may be risky for those who are not familiar with the price of making a mistake in the Windows Registry. Please only perform the manual instructions if you feel confident about what you are doing. We have included the required steps below for both methods. Please follow them step by step for the best result. If you have any questions regarding the removal of this adware, please leave us a comment below.

iGive Button Removal from Windows

Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10

  1. Tap Win+X and choose Programs and Features.
  2. Click on the application and click Uninstall.

Windows Vista/Windows 7

  1. Press the Windows button in the bottom-left corner and pick Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program.
  3. Click on the application and click Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu and go to Control Panel.
  2. Choose Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Click on the application and click Remove.

How to manually remove iGive Button

  1. Tap Win+R.
  2. Copy and paste “%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\iGive Button” (64-bit only) into the box and press Enter.
  3. Delete the folder.
  4. Find and delete “%PROGRAMFILES%\iGive Button” folder.
  5. Tap Win+R and enter regedit to launch the Windows Registry editor. Hit Enter.
  6. Find HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions and remove this value name: {5A8D434B-C081-4CFB-8356-9098791E3738}.
  7. Find and remove these registry keys:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{5A8D434B-C081-4CFB-8356-9098791E3738}
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{5A8D434B-C081-4CFB-8356-9098791E3738}
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{5A8D434B-C081-4CFB-8356-9098791E3738}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\iGive Button.Tool.1
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\iGive Button.Navbar
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\iGive Button.ScriptHostObject.1
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\iGive Button (64-bit only)
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\iGive Button.Navbar.1
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\iGive Button
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\iGive Button.Tool
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\iGive Button.ScriptHostObject
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{5A8D434B-C081-4CFB-8356-9098791E3738} (64-bit only)
  8. Close the editor.
  9. Reboot your operating system.
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