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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

History Button Extension

You must have opened this link because you encountered History Button Extension on your Chrome browser. This extension is supposed to help you find your latest browsing history at just one click. Nevertheless, our security experts categorize this application as a potentially unwanted program because it may exhibit certain behavioral patterns that can be considered potentially harmful or undesirable. If you did not plan to have this extension on-board, you will do yourself a favor if you remove History Button Extension right now. Scroll down to the bottom of this description for the manual removal instructions and then make sure your PC is protected against similar threats.

Now, why are we talking about “similar threats” here? It is because it is highly doubtful that this extension is the only unwanted application installed on your computer. The point is that such programs tend to be distributed in software bundles. It means that several undesirable apps enter your computer together, although you might not be aware of it. For instance, if you download an application from a file-sharing site, there is a good chance that the site employs a third-party downloader/installer to get these programs down to your system. And this third-party installer can download and install additional programs you neither need nor want.

Of course, it should not be hard to avoid adding History Button Extension to your browser if you go through the installation process carefully. Normally, third-party installers inform users about the additional programs that are about to be added to browsers or installed on the system. The problem is that users tend to breeze through the installation and, as a result, they eventually have multiple unwanted applications on their computer. It is a relief if most of these applications are something like History Button Extension, but there might also be stealthy programs out there that enter your system surreptitiously and then perform certain modifications that make your system extremely vulnerable to third-party exploitation.

Hence, in a way, History Button Extension could be one of the first signs that there might be something wrong with your system’s security. In other words, the program could be the least of your worries. And we do not believe that it is inherently malicious. After all, the extension has an official homepage you can access at historybutton.net. On the other hand, clicking the “Add to Chrome” button does not work, so it is obvious that the direct distribution does not work, and the program must enter computers in some other way.

As far as dealing with this application is concerned, prevention is probably the best way to avoid this problem. And checking the installation steps is just one of the few of the ways to make sure you avoid such unwanted extensions. There is also the source element. For instance, if you download programs from their official sources, the possibility of installing additional programs decreases almost to zero. Of course, there are also official installers out there that might come with third-party bundles, but in such a case the installer is a lot more explicit about the additional programs it offers.

Finally, there is yet another one aspect of History Button Extension you should consider before you start trusting this app. We to remember that browser extensions tend to collect information about the web browsing habits. So the app might employ tracking cookies to find out the websites you frequent. Normally, this information is later on used for online marketing and other commercial content promotion. Thus, it might be annoying to encounter commercial content when you browse the web, and it could also prove to be dangerous if the extension’s advertising network gets exploited by cyber criminals.

You can remove History Button Extension via the browser’s settings. It is a lot more important to make sure that there are no more additional threats that could expose you to dangerous websites or steal your data.

Hence, when you get rid of the extension, run a full system scan with the SpyHunter free scanner. Then, you should be able to find all the other unnecessary programs that could cause certain trouble. Delete them all and then safeguard your system against other unwanted applications by investing a legitimate antispyware tool.

How to Delete History Button Extension

  1. Launch your Chrome browser.
  2. Press Alt+F and go to More tools.
  3. Click Extensions on the drop down menu.
  4. Delete History Button Extension and restart the browser.
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How to manually remove History Button Extension

Files associated with History Button Extension infection:

%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\BrowserProtect
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
sv.exe
timetasks.exe
VideoUsage.exe
openinst.exe
VirusRemover.exe
dlprotect.exe
TimeTasksSetup.exe
NTS.exe
usetting.exe
BitGuard.exe
winclient32.exe
OptimizerMonitor.exe
Bind.exe
upr.exe
PackerV2.exe
BDL.dll
openinstall.exe
monitorsvc.exe
AutoUpdater.exe
Win_Updater.exe
mngr.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\BrowserProtect
systerm32.exe
AdbFlashIA2.exe
ReminderFoxUpdater.exe
webmakerplus.exe
brfilterdrv.sys
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\pgafcinpmmpklohkojmllohdhomoefph
Autoload.exe
RGMUpdater.exe
smp2.exe
stprss.exe
ScriptHost.dll
optimizer.exe
lmservice.exe
GoogleUpdate.exe
flashEnhancer.dll
ProtectExtension.exe
wprotectmanager.exe
compatibilitychecksvc.exe
UpdateTask.exe
playsetup.exe
contentagent.exe
DocUnzipUpdt.exe
TorrentStat.exe
litefile.bin
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
safebrowser.exe
VideoEklenti.exe
DeltaFix.dll
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Browser Manager
R003.exe
Seventh.exe
SafeUpdater.exe
applications.exe
psupport.dll
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Browser Manager
wabEventSupport16.dll
browsemngr.exe
Downloader.dll
inspasio.exe
Toast.exe
ALiBaBar.dll
lsdprn.exe
Client.exe
plura_autorun.exe
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\pgafcinpmmpklohkojmllohdhomoefph
PCProtect.dll
yContentFilterService.exe
MSLSService.exe
20dollars2surf.exe
CompTmp.exe
ProtectWindowsManager.exe
dnkt.exe
WombatUpdater.exe
uninstall_Winservices.exe
clteyghuwphSystem.exe
DFService.exe
Sixth.exe
windhcpclient.exe
%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\BrowserProtect
toolserv.exe
uninstaller.exe
ContentHost.dll
host.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Anti-phishing Domain Advisor
ScreenCapture.exe
UpdateService.exe
IEError.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Anti-phishing Domain Advisor
regCheck.vbs
SyncPulseManager.exe
fiber.js
update1.dll
PlusMo.exe
%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\????????????????
wirtual.exe
PCProtect.exe
bi_client.exe
ieplug.dll
Updater.exe
BrowserProtect.exe
chrome-links.exe
kometaup.exe
NCdownloader.exe
update.exe
Assistant_x64.dll
safetynut.exe
LiveUpdate.exe
MAJTuto.exe

History Button Extension DLL's to remove:

Downloader.dll
Assistant_x64.dll
ContentHost.dll
ScriptHost.dll
BDL.dll
ieplug.dll
ALiBaBar.dll
wabEventSupport16.dll
flashEnhancer.dll
psupport.dll
PCProtect.dll
DeltaFix.dll
update1.dll

History Button Extension processes to kill:

SyncPulseManager.exe
kometaup.exe
Autoload.exe
wirtual.exe
CompTmp.exe
toolserv.exe
SafeUpdater.exe
upr.exe
inspasio.exe
lsdprn.exe
AutoUpdater.exe
WombatUpdater.exe
systerm32.exe
MSLSService.exe
NCdownloader.exe
BrowserProtect.exe
20dollars2surf.exe
optimizer.exe
ProtectExtension.exe
GoogleUpdate.exe
bi_client.exe
LiveUpdate.exe
browsemngr.exe
PackerV2.exe
mngr.exe
safetynut.exe
yContentFilterService.exe
Sixth.exe
VideoEklenti.exe
usetting.exe
ProtectWindowsManager.exe
UpdateService.exe
VideoUsage.exe
ReminderFoxUpdater.exe
BitGuard.exe
Toast.exe
dlprotect.exe
playsetup.exe
lmservice.exe
applications.exe
R003.exe
clteyghuwphSystem.exe
smp2.exe
OptimizerMonitor.exe
monitorsvc.exe
update.exe
Win_Updater.exe
Client.exe
DocUnzipUpdt.exe
dnkt.exe
MAJTuto.exe
compatibilitychecksvc.exe
stprss.exe
PlusMo.exe
PCProtect.exe
openinstall.exe
wprotectmanager.exe
VirusRemover.exe
RGMUpdater.exe
openinst.exe
UpdateTask.exe
plura_autorun.exe
uninstall_Winservices.exe
ScreenCapture.exe
NTS.exe
Updater.exe
AdbFlashIA2.exe
sv.exe
safebrowser.exe
TorrentStat.exe
windhcpclient.exe
webmakerplus.exe
timetasks.exe
TimeTasksSetup.exe
IEError.exe
contentagent.exe
Seventh.exe
Bind.exe
chrome-links.exe
DFService.exe
winclient32.exe
uninstaller.exe
host.exe
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