What is DiskPower?
DiskPower is a rogue application that supposedly allows optimization of hard disk partitions. On initial inspection, DiskPower may seem legitimate and useful, however, this app often infiltrates systems without users' consent. Furthermore, it records various user/system information and displays various intrusive ads. For these reasons, DiskPower is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP).
Following infiltration, DiskPower gathers various information such as hardware details, system activity, geo-locations, etc. This data is supposedly recorded to display relevant advertisements, however, it might contain private details that are misused to generate revenue.
Therefore, data tracking can lead to serious privacy issues. Furthermore, DiskPower delivers various intrusive advertisements. This behavior is common to adware-type applications. Be aware that these displayed ads often conceal underlying content of visited websites, thereby diminishing the Internet browsing experience.
Furthermore, some redirect to malicious websites containing infectious content - clicking them is risky and might cause further high-risk adware or malware infections. DiskPower is a potential threat to your privacy and Internet browsing safety. You are strongly advised to remove this PUP immediately.
The Internet is full of potentially unwanted programs similar to DiskPower including HotStar Registry Cleaner, FixIt, and Win Tune Pro - these are just some examples from a long list. All PUPs offer a number of 'useful functions' to trick users to install, however, most of these applications are useless for regular users.
Their real purpose is to generate revenue for the developers. Rather than enabling the features promised, PUPs display intrusive advertisements, gather personal data, and cause unwanted browser redirects.
How did DiskPower install on my computer?
DiskPower is distributed via an official download website, and using a deceptive software marketing method called "bundling" (stealth installation of potentially unwanted programs with regular software). Developers know that most users skip most/all of the download and installation processes.
Therefore, bundled PUPs such as DiskPower are intentionally concealed within the "Custom" or "Advanced" settings of the download/installation processes. Skipping this section can lead to inadvertent installation of bogus programs.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Be aware that potentially unwanted programs are often distributed using the bundling method. Therefore, never rush the download or installation processes. Select the "Custom/Advanced" settings and carefully analyze each step. Furthermore, decline all offers to download/install additional applications and cancel those already included. The key to computer safety is caution.
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- What is DiskPower?
- STEP 1. Uninstall DiskPower application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove unwanted add-ons from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove adware from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
DiskPower adware removal:
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
macOS (OSX) users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for "DiskPower", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes DiskPower ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove DiskPower adware from Internet browsers:
At time of research, DiskPower did not install its browser plug-ins on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox, however, it was bundled with other adware. Therefore, you are advised to remove all potentially unwanted browser add-ons from your Internet browsers.
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the diskpower potentially unwanted program, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the diskpower potentially unwanted program, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with diskpower potentially unwanted program removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the diskpower potentially unwanted program, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
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