One Click Booster Unwanted Application

Also Known As: One Click Booster potentially unwanted application
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

One Click Booster removal instructions

What is One Click Booster?

On its website, One Click Booster is presented as software designed to clean, speed up and optimize Windows computers. This may seem a legitimate and useful tool, however, developers promote it using the "bundling" method. Therefore, many people install this software unintentionally or accidentally. Therefore. One Click Booster is categorized as a potentially unwanted application (PUA).

One Click Booster unwanted application

One Click Booster allows users to perform a scan that, once finished, will indicate any malicious programs, errors on the operating system, registry issues, and so on. To fix problems, uninstall unwanted programs, remove threats and so on, activation is required. The 'free' version, however, is only capable of detecting issues, not solving them. Note that applications promoted using the "bundling" method cannot be trusted. There are many system optimization-related (and other) PUAs that display fake results. They encourage people to purchase the software by making them believe that there are problems with their PCs. It is unknown whether One Click Booster is one of these apps, however, most apps of this type (potentially unwanted apps that are promoted via "bundling" method) carry out these actions. Furthermore, this method is often used to promote more than one unwanted application at once. Typically, apps of this type are installed together with various browser hijackers or adware-type apps. If installed, these apps feed users with intrusive advertisements (coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups, and so on) and collect information relating to users' browsing habits. Generally, having apps of this type installed can lead to problems relating to browsing safety, privacy, and so on. We recommend that you uninstall One Click Booster and other unwanted, unintentionally installed applications or programs immediately.

Threat Summary:
NameOne Click Booster 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.
Removal

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One Click Booster is similar to other programs of this type including, for example, Registry Scanner, Lowe Registry Cleaner, Power PC Care 2018, and a number of others. As mentioned above, most of these apps are presented as useful and legitimate, however, they are promoted using the "bundling" method and many do not provide users with any real value or the functions promised.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

One Click Booster's developers promote this PUA using a website from which it can be downloaded, however, most people install PUAs through intrusive ads (clicked ads that download/install unwanted applications) or when software developers use "bundling", a deceptive marketing method used to trick people into downloading and installing PUAs together with other software that was downloaded/installed willingly. They hide these rogue apps in "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings of software download or installation set-ups. Information regarding the inclusion of unwanted apps is not properly disclosed. Therefore, people who rush installations, without studying them carefully often cause unwanted installations.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Software should be downloaded from official websites and using direct links. Do not use third party downloaders, unofficial websites, Peer-to-Peer networks, and other similar channels. These tools are often monetized by promoting unwanted applications, which can also cause computer infections. Install/download software with care: pay enough attention to details of each software download and installation setup. Check "Custom", "Advanced" and other available options. Deselect offers to download or install PUAs. Do not click intrusive ads, especially when they are displayed on unofficial, dubious websites. If clicked, they might cause redirects to gambling, pornography, adult dating, and other similar, untrustworthy websites. If these redirects occur without clicking ads, or ads of this type appear on all visited websites, this is likely to be due to PUAs installed on the system. We advise you to check the list of installed browser apps (extensions, plug-ins and add-ons). Remove any unwanted entries immediately. The same applies to programs installed on the operating system. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

One Click Booster installation setup:

One Click Booster installation setup

Screenshot of One Click Booster application:

One Click Booster application 

Appearance of One Click Booster program (GIF):

One click Booster application appearance

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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.

One Click Booster adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "One Click Booster" 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:

At time of research, One Click Booster did not install any unwanted browser extensions, however, some unwanted applications are installed together with adware and browser hijackers. If you experience unwanted ads or redirects when browsing the internet, continue with the removal guide below.

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 one click booster 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 one click booster 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 one click booster 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 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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