GarGizer System Repair Removal (Dec. 2017 Update)


This page aims to help you remove GarGizer System Repair. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.

There are many programs out there that are promoted and advertised as helpful software tools that could greatly benefit you and your computer in some way. A lot of them do indeed deliver upon their promise of functionality and usability. However, there are also many seemingly useful PC programs that are, in reality, not what their creators try to make them out to be. Here, in this current article, we will be focusing on one such program – a PC optimization utility called GarGizer which seems to be considered by many to be a PUP. The term PUP stands for a potentially unwanted program and down below, we will give you a general idea why GarGizer might indeed fall under this category of software.

Functionality

As we already mentioned, according to its creators, GarGizer is a computer optimization software tool. Supposedly, it improves the performance of the computer it’s installed on by scanning its system for unneeded junk data files, errors and various other problems and cleaning them. On paper, this should make your PC’s system better optimized and should make your machine’s performance smoother and faster. However, there’s a catch.

Although the program might at first appear to be free, it really isn’t. Sure, you can download it and install it on your PC without paying anything but in that case, once you run the software and scan your machine with it, it would simply say that the PC is in poor state and needs optimization due to a large number of detected issues. The real problem here is that this optimization tool doesn’t really tell you what those issues are and what they are related to. It simply claims that your machine needs to have those issues fixed and that, in order to have them fixed, you’d need to buy the full version of the tool. Here, we need to mention that there are many legitimate programs out there that offer a scanner as a free service which shows what potentially unwanted data you have on your PC and that give you the option to buy their full version that would clean the said data. However, if the software is truly legitimate, it would actually show you what the problem is enabling you to deal with it manually.

GarGizer System Repair Removal


 

Step1

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

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Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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Scan Results


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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections. 

Step3

Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:

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Step4

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

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Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.

  • Remember this step – if you have reason to believe a bigger threat (like ransomware) is on your PC, check everything here.

Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

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If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Step5

Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

 

This, however, is not the case with GarGizer. For what you know, there might be no real issues whatsoever or the said problems might be vastly exaggerated in order to persuade you into buying the license for the program. Because of this, many users and researchers deem this tool potentially unwanted. If you too are convinced that this app might not be something that you’d like to have on your PC, we can give you some instructions on how to uninstall it and fully remove it from your computer so that it doesn’t take any space on your system or use any RAM or CPU that your computer might need for other, more essential and useful processes.

Distribution

One other aspect of GarGizer that has lead to many considering this tool unwanted is the way it oftentimes gets distributed. One could, of course, download the program from its official site but in many cases, users actually get this application though a method known as file-bundling. In such a case, GarGizer is added to the installer of another program (most likely a free one). When the default setup option is used to install the said program, the PUP would also get installed onto the system. Avoiding this is easy as most setup wizards offer various customization settings that allow the user to opt-out of any optional clauses including added/bundled installs such as GarGizer. The thing is, though, that most people do not really pay much attention to the provided installation customization settings from the setup menu. Most users simply click on Next until the process of installing the desired program begins and this is them most common reason why PUPs get installed onto people’s computers.

If you wish to prevent this from happening to you in future, all you have to do is simply pay more attention to the details from the setup wizard – look what settings are provided there and what optional clauses you can opt-out of. If, for example, you see that there is some added software that you might not really need or want in your system, simply remove the tick next to it before you launch the process of installing the main program. This would leave the added software out of the installation and you will only get the main piece of software – the one that you actually want to get on your computer.

As we already mentioned, down below, you can find instructions on how to get remove the potentially unwanted application from your system – just scroll down and follow our instructions and you should have no problem uninstalling the program.

SUMMARY:

Name GarGizer
Type PUP
Danger Level Low (Likely won’t harm your PC but could still be annoying and it’s functionality is questionable)
Symptoms You are likely to receive prompts to buy a license for the full product under the premise that your PC needs optimization.
Distribution Method Downloads from the official site and file-bundles are the usual distribution methods used to spread this program.
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware detection tool is free. To remove the infection, you’ll need to purchase the full version.
More information about SpyHunter and steps to uninstall.

If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!


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