PurgeYourWatchHistory is a browser hijacker. PurgeYourWatchHistory is promoted as a tool to purge your browsing history. In fact, this is an adware that reads your browsing history and reads all data on the websites that you visit with this extension enabled.
PurgeYourWatchHistory is usually recommended on the internet as a tool to allow and view download secure filetypes.
However, in reality, PurgeYourWatchHistory is a browser hijacker that collects all kinds of browsing data from your browser settings.
- Read your browsing history
The web browsing data collected by the PurgeYourWatchHistory adware is used for advertising purposes. The browsing data is sold to advertising networks. Because PurgeYourWatchHistory gathers browsing data from your browser, PurgeYourWatchHistory is also classified as (PUP) Potentially Unwanted Program.
PurgeYourWatchHistory browser extension will install itself in the Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge browser. No major browser developer yet notices this browser hijacker as dangerous.
If your home page or new tab has changed and the PurgeYourWatchHistory browser extension has been installed, remove the PurgeYourWatchHistory extension as soon as possible using this PurgeYourWatchHistory removal instruction.
Uninstall PurgeYourWatchHistory extension from Google Chrome
- Open Google Chrome
- Type chrome://extensions/ in the Google Chrome address bar and press ENTER on your keyboard.
- Find the “PurgeYourWatchHistory” browser extension and click Remove.
Uninstall PurgeYourWatchHistory extension from Firefox
- Open Firefox
- Type about:addons in the Firefox address bar and press ENTER on your keyboard.
- Find the “PurgeYourWatchHistory” browser extension and click the three dots on the right of the PurgeYourWatchHistory extension.
Select Remove from the menu to remove PurgeYourWatchHistory from the Firefox browser.
Uninstall PurgeYourWatchHistory add-on from Internet Explorer
- Open Internet Explorer
- Click the menu (wrench icon) in the top right.
- Open Manage Addons from the menu.
- Remove PurgeYourWatchHistory from Extensions and Toolbars.
- On the left open Search Providers settings.
- Find PurgeYourWatchHistory Search and Remove PurgeYourWatchHistory Search.
Do you still have PurgeYourWatchHistory in Internet Explorer?
- Open Windows Control Panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program.
- Click “installed on” column to sort the recently installed applications by date.
- Select PurgeYourWatchHistory and click Uninstall.
- Follow PurgeYourWatchHistory uninstall instructions.
Remove PurgeYourWatchHistory adware with Malwarebytes
I recommend removing PurgeYourWatchHistory adware with Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes is a comprehensive adware removal tool and free to use.
PurgeYourWatchHistory adware leaves traces such as malicious files, registry keys, scheduled tasks on your device, make sure to completely remove PurgeYourWatchHistory with Malwarebytes.
- Install Malwarebytes, follow on-screen instructions.
- Click Scan to start a malware-scan.
- Wait for the Malwarebytes scan to finish.
- Once completed, review the PurgeYourWatchHistory detections.
- Click Quarantine to continue.
- Reboot Windows after all the detections are moved to quarantine.
You have now successfully removed PurgeYourWatchHistory malware from your device.