This page aims to help with the uninstall of the Super PC Cleaner “Virus” and its launch, and answer users what it is and how it operates.
What is the Super PC Cleaner “Virus”?
Super PC Cleaner describes itself as a Windows optimizer program, which can keep your PC clean and tidy. However, there are numerous reports that it also clutters your system with other software you may know little about. This includes adware and freely promoted freeware, which can sometimes include malware. For this reason well-known security vendors have labeled Super PC Cleaner a threat and have added it to their removal lists. This classifies Super PC Cleaner as a PUP – short for Potentially Unwanted Program. This means that although the program is not one of the higher class-threats, it may lead you to one or its marketing techniques are exposed enough to lead you to one.
These marketing techniques include collecting browsing behavior and other types of personal information, cookies, and most notably – helping adware get in your system. Adware are counter-productive to the primary goal the program claims to aspire to – they clutter your PC and riddle it with advertisements and redirects to websites which are not always safe.
Bothered by online ads? Take a moment to read through this article
Undoubtedly, intrusive online are something no one likes. They obstruct your regular browsing activity and heavily reduce the overall quality of your online experience. Unfortunately, they are everywhere. It’s just that the online marketing industry is huge and there’s a lot of money involved in it. Therefore, almost all developers are doing their best to integrate adverts wherever they can, so as to gain more money. Still, no one really forces you to go on sites or use software that has ads. It is up to you to choose whether what you get is worth the frustration from the advertising materials. However, there’s another type of online adverts that do not come from the sites that you visit. Instead, those pop-ups, banners and box messages are generated by your own PC and tend to show up in every browser (Firefox, Chrome, IE, etc.) and browser tab you open, regardless of the actual page you’re on.
We can help!
If you are one of the unlucky users, who have landed on this article due to problems with Super PC Cleaner or Adware, we can help you get rid of the nagging piece of software in no time. There is a removal manual below the article, which will guide you through all the steps you need to carry out, so as to eliminate the unwanted program. Before you head there, though, spare a few moments of your time to read the rest of the article – it contains essential information and tips concerning programs of the Adware type that you certainly need to know if you don’t want to have any Adware-induced problems in the future.
How you’ve landed it
One last thing that we need to inform you about is how exactly this type of programs gets to your PC. Know that being aware of the different distribution methods for this sort of unwanted software can really save you a lot of time and money that you would otherwise spend on trying to get rid of it. There are a few commonly employed methods when it comes to spreading Super PC Cleaner. So far the most frequent ones have been spam e-mails, contaminated torrent files or shady/deceptive links throughout sites with questionable content. Still, the method that probably landed you the nagging program is known as file bundling. Such bundles are basically a program installer that, apart from the main program it is supposed to install, also holds a number of other pieces of software. The reason why this method is so effective is because users usually rush for the default setup option, which gets them all added content along the main program. To prevent this, all you need to do is make use of the custom/advanced option. In there, you can choose which add-on to install and which to leave out of the installation. After you’ve unchecked everything that seems potentially unwanted, you can continue with the installation.
|Name||Super PC Cleaner|
|Type||PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program)|
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||The most obvious of symptoms are surely the nagging ads that the Adware generates and displays in your browser.|
|Distribution Method||So far, the most effective and prevalent method seems to be file bundling. Other possibilities are junk mail messages and deceptive hyperlinks.|
Uninstall Super PC Cleaner
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).
This is the most important step. Do not skip it if you want to remove Super PC Cleaner successfully!
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous.
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.
Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.
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:
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:
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:
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:
If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.
To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.
If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter - a professional malware removal tool - to see whether it will find malicious programs on your PC.
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—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
If the guide didn’t help you, download the anti-virus program we recommended or ask us in the comments for guidance!