How to Remove Hover Zoom Spyware? - 2 Best Ways

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Megan Evans

Updated: Oct 26, 2021 09:58 am

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There are times when we are surfing the internet on the web browser, and we come across a website where the images contain certain words that are too small to be legible.

That is when we look for a browser extension that can magnify the images for use so that everything becomes clearly visible. And Hover Zoom is one of the most popular web browser extensions for zooming images on any website.

However, this Hover Zoom extension arises controversy and is treated as spyware because, in the background, it collects your browsing data, including the username, password, and all the other data you type in any web form.

Worst, it sells those data to companies and even hackers.

Therefore, we can safely say that Hover Zoom is not at all safe for your device. In this article, we will illustrate how to remove Hover Zoom spyware from your device.

How to Remove Hover Zoom Spyware?

When you have Hover Zoom installed on your web browser, you will come across different types of advertisements while surfing any website.

These advertisements are generated by Hover Zoom, and when you click on them, unwanted programs, which are mainly spyware can get downloaded on your device.

Here are all the different methods to remove Hover Zoom spyware from your computer as well as web browser.

Method 1: Remove Hover Zoom Spyware Through Control Panel

-Windows 10, 8.1,8

Step 1: Press the Windows key on your keyboard. This will open the Start menu.

Step 2: Search by typing "Control Panel" and pressing the Enter key. This will open the Control Panel window.

windows 10 control panel

Step 3: Search for "Programs" or "Uninstall A Program" option and click on it. This will show you the list of all the installed programs on your computer.

windows 10 programs

Step 4: Go through the list of installed programs and remove any and all unknown and doubtful applications. Hover Zoom spyware generally disguises itself with a different name so that users cannot identify it instantly and do not uninstall it.

-Windows 7, Vista, XP

Step 1: Press the Window key on your keyboard.

Step 2: From the Start menu, click on Control Panel.

windows 7 control panel

Step 3: From Control Panel window, click on "Add/Remove Programs" or "Uninstall A Program".

windows 7 programs

Step 4: Scan through all the installed applications on your computer. Uninstall any doubtful and unknown applications without a second thought. Hover Zoom spyware may disguise itself under the name "System Updated", "Update Service" and likewise. Therefore, it is wise to uninstall any application that you have not installed yourself.

Method 2: Remove Hover Zoom Spyware via Web Browsers

-Google Chrome

Step 1: Click on three-line icon at the top right corner of Chrome browser.

Step 2: Go to More Tools and click on Extensions.

chrome more tools extensions

Step 3: Search for the installed Hover Zoom extension and click on "Remove" button.

Step 4: Once removed, restart your Chrome browser and start surfing.

If you have any issue removing Hover Zoom extension, you need to reset Chrome browser so that all the installed extensions get removed.

For that, type "chrome://settings/resetProfileSettings" on the address bar of Chrome and press Enter key. You will see a pop-up confirmation message where you have to click on Reset button.


Step 1: Open Firefox web browser and click on three-line icon at the top right corner.

firefox menu

Step 2: Click on Add-ons and then on Extensions tab.

firefox add ons

Step 3: Find the installed Hover Zoom extension and click on Remove button.

If you face any issue removing Hover Zoom extension normally, you have to reset Firefox so that all the installed extensions can get removed.

Here are the steps to reset Firefox.

Step 1: Click on three-line icon at the top right corner.

Step 2: Click on Help option.

firefox help

Step 3: Select Troubleshooting Information option.

firefox troubleshooting information

Step 4: Click on Refresh Firefox button.

firefox refresh

Step 5: You will get a confirmation prompt where you have to click on Refresh Firefox button. Wait patiently as Firefox is getting reset. Thereafter, close Firefox browser and relaunch it.

-Internet Explorer

Step 1: Click on Gear icon at the top-right corner.

Step 2: Click on Manage Add-ons option.

ie manage addons

Step 3: Under Show, select All Add-ons.

Step 4: Find Hover Zoom and double-click on it.

Step 5: In the new window, click on Remove option.

You could face some issues when removing Hover Zoom extension normally, In that case, you have to reset Internet Explorer to remove all the installed add-ons.

Step 1: Click on the Gear icon at the top-right corner.

Step 2: Click on Internet Options.

ie internet options

Step 3: Go to Advanced tab and click on Reset button.

internet explorer advanced settings

Step 4: From the new window, click on Delete Personal Settings and finally, click on Reset button.

This will reset Internet Explorer browser, and you need to restart the browser to see the see the changes.

Bonus: Detect & Remove Spyware on Your Phone

Most people use a smartphone these days to surf the internet through a web browser. That is why smartphones have become the common targets of spyware and malware.

Spyware can record all the activities on the phone leading to leakage of sensitive phone data. Moreover, spyware lets hackers control your phone camera and mic remotely.

This is why it is important to detect and remove spyware on your phone immediately. We recommend ClevGuard Anti-Spyware for Android smartphones.

clevguard anti spyware

Features of ClevGuard Anti-Spyware App:

Spyware Scanner: ClevGuard lets you scan your phone thoroughly to find out any spyware present and delete them with a single tap.

Real-Time Protection: This feature keeps your phone protected 24 hours a day. It alerts you as soon as it detects any spyware getting to get an entry into your phone.

Email Breach: ClevGuard provides the function for checking email breach, so you would know if your email address and passwords were exposed in any data breach incident. It also suggests steps to strengthen your email account's security.

Guard Event: As a complete protection app, ClevGuard also protects your phone camera and microphone from being monitored. ClevGuard notifies you when any app turns on your phone camera or microphone secretly for spying activity.

Clean Junk Files: Nowadays, there are lots of junk files on the phone which might affect the phone's performance. With ClevGuard, it will scan all your phone junk files, and then you can clean junk files to free your phone storage.

How To Detect and Remove Spyware with ClevGuard Anti-Spyware

Step 1: Click the "Google Play" button below, and then install ClevGuard app on your phone.

google play store button

Step 2: Open ClevGuard app after installation and tap on "Scan" option. Then ClevGuard will detect if there is any spyware on your phone.

clevguard scanning

Step 3: Wait patiently as ClevGuard scans your phone to find spyware and malicious files and apps. Check the result and tap on "Resolve All" button to fix all spyware and malicious files on your phone.

clevguard remove spyware

Moreover, we suggest you turn on real-time protection by going to the option at the bottom, and thereafter, toggling on the option.


Hover Zoom spyware is highly dangerous, and you should take steps to remove it as soon as possible. Remove the Hover Zoom extension or add-on immediately, and if you come across hover zoom ads, you should check your device and scan for spyware.

Moreover, the phone plays a more important role in our daily life. It can be attacked by spyware. Hence, we recommend the ClevGuard Anti-Spyware for your phone's complete safety and security all the time.

google play store button


By Megan Evans

A certified content marketing specialist with great passion for Internet and online safety. She is bent on educating the audience about cyber safety tips and tricks.

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