Discover My Ancestry Removal Process (remove DiscoverMyAncestry)

March 13, 2018

Discover My Ancestry is a potentially unwanted program that may appear to be a trusted app for discovering ancestry much like many larger companies that tout the ability to trace ancestry. The Discover My Ancestry program is in the form of a web browser extension that is touted as an add-on primarily for the Google Chrome web browser. Use of Discover My Ancestry is known to cause annoying actions for some where Discover My Ancestry will display random alert messages and popups when surf the Internet.

The questionable and unwanted actions of Discover My Ancestry, which include its ability to modify Internet settings, is reason for suggesting removal of the Discover My Ancestry browser extension. Those wishing to eliminate Discover My Ancestry may do so automatically by using a proper antispyware resource without having to manually seek the browser extension and delete it, which may be risky for some PC users.

Are you getting popups from Discover My Ancestry? Have you identified that you have Discover My Ancestry installed on your computer? Do you wish to remove Discover My Ancestry completely from your computer?

Why should you remove Discover My Ancestry?

If Discover My Ancestry resides on your computer, it can potentially damage your personal files or you may end up losing data stored on your system. Research has shown that Discover My Ancestry may have the ability to make your computer vulnerable to remote attacks which could result, initially, in loss of money, possibly identity theft, and, eventually, a painstaking Discover My Ancestry removal process.

How can you manually remove Discover My Ancestry

Manual removal of Discover My Ancestry may not be for everyone. Each manual Discover My Ancestry removal step must be followed delicately to completely remove all related files and registry entries from your computer. If you are unsure or have doubts about editing your system registry, then we recommend that you use the automatic Discover My Ancestry removal process.

Discover My Ancestry can be removed manually by following the steps below.

  1. With all programs closed, click the Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
  2. Locate the Add/Remove Programs icon and double click it.
  3. Locate Discover My Ancestry in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find Discover My Ancestry, you can continue to step 5.
  4. Restart your computer.
  5. Close all open programs and windows on your desktop.
  6. Open your registry editor (regedit) program by going to Start Menu, type in regedit, and click OK.
  7. Find all of the following registry entries and delete them. If you do not know how to do this, then you can read how to edit the registry in Windows.

  8. You may need to return to this removal process for removing Discover My Ancestry. You can do this easily by bookmarking or adding a favorite to this page by clicking here. If you are using the FireFox web browser you can press the keys Ctrl and D simultaneously to bookmark this page.

    Image 1. Bookmark PCHubs removal process

    bookmark-add-favorite

  9. Delete all of the following files that are associated with Discover My Ancestry from your computer.

    If you need a better understanding on how to search for these files then you can read how to find and search for files and folders here.

    If you have issues deleting any of the previously listed files that are associated with Discover My Ancestry, you can try rebooting your computer into safe mode. Booting into safe mode may allow certain malicious files to be deleted. If you are wondering how to boot into safe mode, you can read our process for starting a computer in safe mode here.

    Image 2. Select "Safe Mode with Networking"

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  10. After locating and deleting the previous files you must remove all directories associated with Discover My Ancestry by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\Discover My Ancestry folder, select it, and delete it. In some cases you may not be able to find this directory. You can still continue to the next step.

  11. Restart your computer. You do not need to boot into safe mode at this point. You should have removed Discover My Ancestry completely from your computer. If you find that Discover My Ancestry is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic Discover My Ancestry removal process.

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