Super Clean Pro 2018 Unwanted Application

Also Known As: Super Clean Pro 2018 potentially unwanted application
Distribution: Moderate
Damage level: Medium

Super Clean Pro 2018 removal instructions

What is Super Clean Pro 2018?

Super Clean Pro 2018 is a dubious application that developers present as high-end system optimization/cleaning software. Judging on appearance alone, Super Clean Pro 2018 may seem legitimate and useful, however, developers promote this app using a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". Therefore, Super Clean Pro 2018 is categorized as a potentially unwanted application (also known as PUA).

Super Clean Pro 2018 unwanted application

One of the main Super Clean Pro 2018 features is malware removal. This allows users to perform a 'full system scan' and detect existing malware. They are presented with a list containing dozens of potential threats/infections that must be eliminated immediately. Furthermore, the 'free version' of Super Clean Pro 2018 is supposedly incapable of doing this and so users are encouraged to pay the cost of activation (effectively, purchasing the 'full version'). It is currently not confirmed whether the Super Clean Pro 2018 app can be trusted. Bear in mind that many "bundled" anti-virus/system optimization tools are fake. They generate misleading results just to scare and trick users into purchasing software that is not needed. Therefore, since Super Clean Pro 2018 is also distributed using this method, your computer is probably clean. We recommend that you uninstall this application. Do not pay for the full version. If, however, you are uncertain as to whether your computer is safe, scan it with another reputable anti-virus/anti-spyware suite. Note that "bundling" is often used to proliferate several potentially unwanted applications at once. Therefore, it is highly probable that Super Clean Pro 2018 came together with a number of other rogue applications (adware or browser hijackers). These deceptive apps are developed to generate intrusive advertisements, cause unwanted redirects, and record personal information. Therefore, as well as removing Super Clean Pro 2018, you should eliminate other dubious applications.

Threat Summary:
NameSuper Clean Pro 2018 potentially unwanted application
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.
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Super Clean Pro 2018 shares similarities with PC CleanUp 2018, Mac Purifier, and a number of other suspicious apps. In fact, all potentially unwanted applications are very similar. By offering many "useful features", these programs attempt to give the impression of legitimacy, however, PUAs are designed only to generate revenue for the developers. These applications deliver no real value for regular users - all false promises are merely attempts to give the impression of legitimacy. Rather than enabling useful functions, potentially unwanted applications pose a direct threat to your privacy and web browsing safety.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

Super Clean Pro 2018 is free for anyone to download on its official website, however, as mentioned above, it is also proliferated using the "bundling" method - stealth installation of dubious apps together with regular software. Developers know that users often rush download/installation processes and skip steps. Therefore, all "bundled" PUAs are hidden within "Custom/Advanced" settings or other sections of the download/installation processes. By rushing and skipping steps, many users expose their systems to risk of various infections and compromise their privacy.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Lack of knowledge and careless behavior are the main reasons for computer infections. Caution is the key to safety. Therefore, pay close attention when downloading/installing software and browsing the Internet in general. Carefully analyze each window of the download/installation dialogs. Opt-out of all additionally-included programs and decline offers to download/install them. You are advised to download your programs from official sources only, using direct download links. Third party downloaders/installers often include rogue applications, and thus using them is not recommended. In addition, developers often proliferate PUAs using intrusive advertisements that redirect to malicious websites and execute scripts that download/install rogue software. Although these ads may seem legitimate (developers invest many resources into their design), they typically redirect to dubious websites (gambling, adult dating, and so on). If you encounter them, immediately eliminate all suspicious applications and browser plug-ins. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

The appearance of "Super Clean Pro 2018" PUA (GIF):

Super Clean Pro 2018 scam gif

Official Super Clean Pro 2018 PUA website:

Official Super Clean Pro 2018 website

Official Super clean Pro 2018 PUA installer:

Official Super Clean Pro 2018 installer

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Quick menu:

Removal of potentially unwanted applications:

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.

Super Clean Pro 2018 adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "Super Clean-Pro 2018" and other suspicious/recently-installed applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove rogue extensions from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing rogue extensions 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 rogue extensions from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the super clean pro 2018 potentially unwanted application, 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 rogue extensions 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 rogue extensions from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the super clean pro 2018 potentially unwanted application, 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 rogue extensions 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 on "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.

Removing rogue extensions from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with super clean pro 2018 potentially unwanted application 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 (Chromium) logoRemove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) 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.

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the super clean pro 2018 potentially unwanted application, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 1

In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 2

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.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the 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.

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Malware activity

Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

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