AnonymizerGadget Removal Guide

Do you know what AnonymizerGadget is?

If you are looking for an Internet proxy supplier, than we want to inform you that AnonymizerGadget is not it. Our cyber security experts have classified it as a potentially unwanted program and recommend that you remove it from your PC as soon as the opportunity arises. This program is not malicious, but research has shown that it is likely that its developer uses this program as a front to promote a legitimate Internet proxy changing application known as Hideman. We are not saying that the Hideman’s creators have something to do with AnonymizerGadget, but there is a link between these two applications.

Our cyber security experts have concluded that AnonymizerGadget, which is also known as NotToTrack, is distributed with the help of bundled software installers. These bundled installers are said to offer this application in addition to the main program. However, our malware analysts say that those installers can purposefully hide the presence of this application to make unwary users install it accidentally. Nevertheless, you should be able to deselect its installation by unchecking its respective checkbox in the advanced/custom installation menu. Furthermore, this application also has its very own dedicated distribution website at Take note that the name of the featured application is not AnonymizerGadget but NotToTrack. Nevertheless, they are the same application. The website claims that it is the fasted proxy application on earth, but we think that it is an overstatement. Our researchers say that this program’s files were signed by Investservis JSC, a software publisher based in Moscow, Russia. Nothing else is known about this company, but then again, this company made a potentially unwanted program.AnonymizerGadget Removal GuideAnonymizerGadget screenshot
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As mentioned in the introduction, AnonymizerGadget is presented as an Internet proxy service provider that should encrypt web traffic and grant access to region restricted websites and their content. It has a simple graphical user interface and offers paid and free proxies. Our researchers have tested this program and concluded that the free proxies do not work, so it is possible that the paid ones do not work as well. Furthermore, if you close this program, you will only close its Graphical User Interface, but it will continue running in the background even if it does not do anything.

Our security experts say that this program was created to trick potential users into downloading an entirely different program. If you go to subpage and click on one of the featured country flags, then you will be offered to download a trial version of Hideman, a legitimate Internet proxy changing application. Therefore, it is reasonable to think that AnonymizerGadget is nothing more but a means to promote this other application. The people at Investservis JSC probably get a cut of the sale profits or from just redirecting you to this other program.

In conclusion, AnonymizerGadget is a useless application that claims to provide a service that does not work. Research has shown that this application is just there to trick unwary users into getting another application that actually works, but is paid as well. Researchers say that this might by a clever way affiliates try get money. Therefore, since this application is next to useless, we recommend that you remove it using the instructions supplied below.

Uninstall this program from Control Panel

Windows 10

  1. Right-click the Start menu.
  2. Select Programs and Features.
  3. Find the software and right-click it.
  4. Click the Uninstall button.

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

  1. Right-click the Start screen and select Control Panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program.
  3. Find the program and click Uninstall.

Windows Vista and 7

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program.
  3. Locate the undesirable application.
  4. Click the Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Open Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Locate the program and click the Remove button.

Delete leftover files

  1. Press Windows+E keys.
  2. In the File Explorer’s address box, enter the following addresses and hit Enter.
    • %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%
    • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data
    • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs
    • %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    • %USERPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
  3. Find the AnonymizerGadget folder.
  4. Right-click it and click Delete.

In non-techie terms:

Our cyber security experts have recently tested an application called AnonymizerGadget and they found that it is not what its website claims it to be. It is a potentially unwanted program that does not do anything useful. Research has shown that it is used to promote another, yet legitimate application that is capable of providing you with a reliable web proxy service. Therefore, we suggest that you uninstall this application.