System Healer Unwanted Application

Also Known As: Sytem Healer potentially unwanted program
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

System Healer removal instructions

What is System Healer?

System Healer is a deceptive application that supposedly enhances computer performance by resolving various system issues and optimizing settings. Judging on appearance alone, System Healer may seem legitimate and useful, however, this app is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). In most cases, System Healer infiltrates systems without permission and gives no real value for regular users.

System Healer unwanted application

After scanning with the System Healer PUP, users are presented with hundreds of system errors that apparently must be removed immediately. The free version of System Healer is incapable of doing this and users are encouraged to purchase the 'full version'. Be aware, however, that this is a scam - the entire list of errors is false. System Healer's developers generate revenue by tricking unsuspecting users into paying for the full version, which simply empties the false list. In other words, this application is a waste of money. Never purchase the full version and remove System Healer immediately. In addition, many PUPs cause unwanted redirects (browser hijackers), deliver intrusive advertisements (adware), and gather sensitive information. Therefore, potentially unwanted programs pose a direct threat to your privacy and Internet browsing safety. All PUPs should be eliminated immediately.

Threat Summary:
NameSytem Healer potentially unwanted program
Threat TypePUP (potentially unwanted program), PUA (potentially unwanted application)
SymptomsA program that you don't recall installing suddenly appeared on your computer. New application is performing computer scans and displays warning messages about found issues. Asks for payment in order to eliminate the supposedly found errors.
Distribution methodsDeceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers.
DamageMonetary loss (unnecessary purchase of fake software), unwanted warning pop-ups, slow computer performance.
Removal

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System Healer is very similar to Win Tonic, Dr. Clean Pro 2018, 1Click System Mechanic, and a number of other potentially unwanted programs. By offering "useful features", these programs attempt to give the impression of legitimacy. Despite this impression, all are simply designed to generate revenue for the developers and deliver no real value for regular users. Potentially unwanted programs cause unwanted redirects, gather sensitive data, deliver intrusive advertisements, and, in this case, promote in-app purchases.

How did System Healer install on my computer?

System Healer has an official download website, however, due to the lack of knowledge and careless behavior of many users, it often infiltrates systems without consent. Developers promote this PUP using intrusive advertisements and a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". Intrusive advertisements redirect to malicious websites and execute scripts that stealthily download and install malware. "Bundling" is stealth installation of third party apps together with regular software. Developers do not disclose PUP installations properly, and thus all "bundled" PUPs are hidden within "Custom/Advanced" settings (or other sections) of the download/installation processes. Therefore, clicking various advertisements and skipping download/installation steps often leads to inadvertent installation of rogue applications such as System Healer.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

The main reasons for computer infections are poor knowledge and careless behavior. The key to safety is caution. Therefore, pay attention when downloading/installing software and browsing the Internet in general. Carefully analyze each step of the download/installation processes using the "Custom" or "Advanced" settings. Opt-out of all additionally-included programs and decline offers to download/install them. We also advise you to download your applications from official sources only (via direct download links), rather than using third party downloaders/installers. These tools are monetized by promoting ("bundling") PUPs and, thus, should never be used. Note that intrusive ads typically seem legitimate, but most lead to dubious websites (gambling, adult dating, pornography, and similar). If you encounter these ads, immediately eliminate all dubious applications and browser plug-ins.

Screenshot of System Healer PUP:

System Healer PUP

Deceptive free software installers distributing System Healer PUP:

System Healer PUP promoting installer (sample 1) System Healer PUP promoting installer (sample 2) System Healer PUP promoting installer (sample 3)

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Quick menu:

System Healer adware removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

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.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

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.

System Healer adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "System Healer", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes System Healer ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove System Healer adware from Internet browsers:

At time of research, System Healer 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:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing System Healer ads from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options 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".

Removing System Healer ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the sytem healer 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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing System Healer  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.

Removing System Healer ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the sytem healer potentially unwanted program, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google 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.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing System Healer ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (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.

Removing System Healer ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with sytem healer 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, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, 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.

Removal assistance:
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