mBytes Clean Pro removal instructions
What is mBytes Clean Pro?
mBytes Clean Pro developers present this app as a system optimization tool that can be used to scan the operating system, clean items that affect computer performance, remove threats that make computers vulnerable to malicious attacks, and so on. In fact, mBytes Clean Pro is categorized as a potentially unwanted application (PUA), since the developers promote it using a deceptive method called "bundling". Therefore, many people download and install this app unintentionally.
mBytes Clean Pro allows users to run a free scan that detects various issues, unwanted programs, and so on. Removing unnecessary/unwanted items with this app should improve overall computer performance, however, to fix any of the detected issues, mBytes Clean Pro users must first activate it, and this is not free. This app is promoted and distributed using the deceptive 'bundling' method - apps promoted in this way should not be trusted. They often detect fake/non-existent problems to trick people into purchasing various programs. Furthermore, fixing fake errors, issues does improve system performance. Since mBytes Clean Pro is promoted/distributed using the "bundling" method, it is likely to be a rogue program. Furthermore, developers often use this method to promote more than one app at once. Therefore, people who download and install mBytes Clean Pro unintentionally, are also likely to install a browser hijacker, adware-type, or other PUA. Typically, applications of this type serve users with ads and gather information relating to users' browsing habits. They feed users with coupons, banners, various surveys, pop-ups and other ads that, if clicked, cause redirects to potentially malicious pages or execute scripts that download/install unwanted apps. Furthermore, they often gather information such as entered search queries, IP addresses, URLs of visited websites, geolocations, and so on. In some cases, PUAs collect personal details. Developers share gathered data with other parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate revenue. For these reasons, we recommend that you uninstall all installed PUAs immediately and avoid using apps promoted using dubious methods.
|Name||mBytes Clean Pro potentially unwanted application|
|Threat Type||PUP (potentially unwanted program), PUA (potentially unwanted application)|
|Supposed Functionality||System optimization, malware removal.|
|Detection Names||Avast (Win32:DeceptorDUOffer-A [Trj]), Emsisoft (Application.PCFixer (A)), ESET-NOD32 (a variant of Win32/GT32SupportGeeks.U potentially unwanted), Kaspersky (Hoax.Win32.DeceptPCClean.gdm), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Symptoms||A program that you do not recall installing suddenly appears on your computer. A new application is performing computer scans and displays warning messages about 'found issues'. Asks for payment to eliminate these supposedly found errors.|
|Distribution Methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers.|
|Damage||Monetary loss (unnecessary purchase of fake software), unwanted warning pop-ups, slow computer performance.|
To eliminate mBytes Clean Pro potentially unwanted application our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
Some examples of other apps that many people might have downloaded/installed unintentionally are PCActivator, Dr. Wolf Internet Security, and DriverAgent. These apps may seem legitimate and useful, however, you should not trust programs that are promoted using dubious methods.
How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?
Typically, unwanted apps are downloaded/installed with free programs that people download and install intentionally. This usually happens when they download and install them without paying attention to the setup details. Developers often hide unwanted apps in "Custom", "Advanced" and other parts of the download/installation set-ups. Consequently, many users allow PUAs to be downloaded and installed when they leave all settings included in set-ups unchanged. Another way to cause unintentional downloads/installations of PUAs is through intrusive ads. Once clicked, these can run scripts designed to download and install unwanted apps.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Do not download programs from unofficial websites or other dubious sources such as third party downloaders, Peer-to-Peer networks (torrent clients, eMule, and so on), and other similar channels. Free software download/installation set-ups are often used to promote unwanted apps. Therefore, dismiss offers to install or download unwanted apps, which can usually be found in setup options such as "Advanced", "Custom", and so on. Do not trust or click intrusive ads, especially when visiting dubious websites relating to gambling, pornography, adult dating, and so on. If clicked, they can redirect users to dubious, potentially malicious websites. If you encounter these ads and redirects, check the list of installed browser plugins (extensions and add-ons) and remove suspicious, unwanted entries immediately. This also applies to unwanted 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.
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mBytes Clean Pro installer:
Appearance of mBytes Clean Pro (GIF):
Instant automatic removal of mBytes Clean Pro 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 mBytes Clean Pro potentially unwanted application. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is mBytes Clean Pro?
- 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 "mBytes Clean Pro" 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, mBytes Clean Pro did not install any unwanted browser extensions, however, some unwanted applications can be 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:
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 mbytes clean pro 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 mbytes clean pro 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 plug-ins 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 mbytes clean pro 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 mbytes clean pro potentially unwanted application from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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