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Remove Adroit System Care “Virus” (July 2019 Update)


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This page aims to help you remove Adroit System Care “Virus”. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

Adroit System Care Removal guide

Complaints from users encountered the Adroit System Care “Virus”.

Having a close encounter with adware can be rather unpleasant for most web users. The aggressive activities of such apps may easily be mistaken for those of a virus infection and may instill panic in the users as they may think they are facing some nasty Ransomware or a Trojan Horse virus. Fortunately, this type of software has no malicious intentions and is not related to any criminal actions. In fact, on this page, we will look at a specific adware application called Adroit System Care, which is a common source of various ads, pop-up messages, link page-redirects and colorful banners across different browsers, including Chrome, Firefox, Explorer and others. The text below is dedicated to understanding how this application acts and whether it is a real threat to the system as well as what the consequences that its presence can actually lead to are. That’s why, if you have recently been seeing ads generated by Adroit System Care all over your screen, we suggest you stay with us to learn how to safely remove them.

Usually, the presence of adware-based applications inside the system like ImgSync or BeiTaAd is given away by the appearance of a large number of online advertisements such as banners, redirect links and pop-ups. What is important to know is that you will not be able to get rid of all the unwanted ads until you uninstall the application that introduces them to your browser. Therefore, we have prepared a set of guidelines with the help of which you can uninstall the Adroit System Care “Virus” and free your browser from its annoying ads. A good reason to make use of the instructions is that, despite not being actual security threats, most applications of this kind sooner or later may start slowing down your PC. This is due to the fact that your system’s resources may start getting used-up for generating questionable advertisements. As a result, your PC may become overburdened, especially if it is a laptop or a computer with a not very powerful processor. From here, the browser may start become sluggish, it may start to freeze or become unresponsive and even sudden system crashes may start to occur.

Another reason why the presence of adware applications can be highly undesirable is the likelihood of getting infected by other, more dangerous applications through methods like Malvertising. It is a well-known fact that the criminal hackers tend to inject different malicious programs such as Ransomware, Spyware, Trojans, etc., into attractive-looking online advertisements, so that when you click on them, the virus will automatically compromise your system. An application like Adroit System Care can aggressively flood your screen with random ads, and this can greatly increase the risk of a close encounter with potentially hazardous advertising messages. That’s why we consider the adware’s presence in the system as undesirable and suggest that our readers uninstall it before they accidentally click on something misleading that may expose them to danger. Moreover, most Adware applications can hardly provide any useful functionality and usually their only purpose is to spread aggressive advertisements and promote certain goods, services, websites, etc.

SUMMARY:

Name Adroit System Care
Type Adware
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms Adware may spam your screen with various aggressive ads during your regular browsing.
Distribution Method Some of the most common sources include software bundling, torrents, free downloads, spam messages and ads.
Detection Tool

Remove Adroit System Care “Virus”

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.

If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide


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).

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Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). 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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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.

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.

Step4

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.

Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.

  1. Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click  Properties.
  2. The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
  3. Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.

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Step5

  • After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.

Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.

NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).

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Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove Adroit System Care from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Find the threat —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

firefox-512 Remove Adroit System Care from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick  mozilla menu  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Adroit System Care from Chrome:

Close Chrome. Navigate to:

 C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

Rename the Folder to Backup Default

Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

Step6

Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’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

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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