One Click Booster removal instructions
What is One Click Booster?
On its website, One Click Booster is presented as a software designed to clean, speed up and optimize Windows computers. It may look like a legitimate and actually useful tool, but the problem is that its developers promote it using a "bundling" method. In other words, it is very likely that many people install it unintentionally, accidentally. That is why One Click Booster is categorized as a potentially unwanted application (PUA).
One Click Booster allows to perform a scan that, once finished, will show if there are any malicious programs, errors on a operating system, registry issues and so on. To fix any problems, uninstall unwanted programs, remove threats and so on, it is required to activate it. Simply put, free version is capable only of detecting issues, not solving them. However, applications that are promoted using the aforementioned "bundling" method cannot be trusted. There are many various system optimization-related (and other) PUAs that display fake results. They are designed to encourage people to buy them by making them think that there are many problems with a PC. 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) are. Besides, quite often this method is used to promote more than one unwanted application at once. Typically, apps of this type get installed together with various browser hijackers or adware-type apps. If installed, these apps either feed their users with various intrusive advertisements (coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups and so on) or/and collect information related to user's browsing habits. Generally speaking, having apps of this type installed might cause various problems related to browsing safety, privacy and so on. We recommend to uninstall One Click Booster or any other unwanted, unintentionally installed applications/programs as soon as possible.
One Click Booster is quite similar to other programs of this type, 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, quite often apps that are promoted using "bundling" method are not that legitimate as they might look. In fact, many of them do not provide their users any real value (and/or promised functions).
How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?
One of the ways One Click Booster's developers promote it is using a website where it can be downloaded. However, it is very likely that most people install PUAs through intrusive ads (clicked ads that download/install unwanted applications) or when software developers use the "bundling" method. It is a deceptive marketing method used to trick people into downloading and installing various apps together with other software that was downloaded/installed willingly/on purpose. Simply put, they hide these apps in "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings of software download or installation setups. Information about unwanted apps usually is not disclosed properly and that is how people who rush installations or processes/perform them without analyzing cause unwanted installations.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
First, software should be downloaded from official websites (and using direct links), third party downloaders, unofficial websites, Peer-to-Peer networks and other similar channels should not be used for that. Very often these tools are monetized by promoting various unwanted applications (sometimes their usage might cause computer infections as well). Another important thing is to install/download software with care: pay attention to details of every software download and installation setup. Check "Custom", "Advanced" and other available options deselect offers to download or install PUAs. Moreover, intrusive ads should not be clicked, especially when they are displayed on unofficial, questionable websites. It is because most of these advertisements, once clicked, cause redirects to gambling, pornography, adult dating and other similar, untrustworthy websites. However, if these redirects happen without even clicking any ads, or ads of this type appear on any visited website, then it very likely that it happens because of installed unwanted apps. We advise to check a list of installed browser apps (extensions, plug-ins and add-ons), if there are any unwanted entries, we recommend to uninstall/remove them as soon as possible. Same goes for 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:
Screenshot of One Click Booster application:
Appearance of One Click Booster program (GIF):
Instant automatic removal of One Click Booster potentially unwanted application:
Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Spyhunter is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of One Click Booster potentially unwanted application. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is One Click Booster?
- STEP 1. Uninstall deceptive applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove malicious plug-ins from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove rogue extensions from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove potentially unwanted plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue extensions from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Removal of potentially unwanted applications:
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.
Windows XP users:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 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.
Mac 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 "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 the time of research One Click Booster did not install any unwanted browser extensions. However note that some unwanted applications can be installed together with adware and browser hijackers. If you see unwanted ads or get unwanted redirects when browsing the Internet continue with the removal guide below.
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 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.
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 "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.
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 (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 plugins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (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.
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, 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 add-ons from Microsoft Edge:
Click the three horizontal dots 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".
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.
In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.
Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.
- If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset 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.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove one click booster potentially unwanted application from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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