QBIT Clean Pro removal instructions
What is QBIT Clean Pro?
According to QBIT Clean Pro's developers, this program cleans, optimizes and speeds up computers. It can remove malware, unwanted programs, remove invalid registry items and so on. However, developers promote QBIT Clean Pro by bundling it into other software's setups. It increases the possibility that most of its users downloaded and installed it unintentionally. For this reason this program is categorized as a potentially unwanted application (PUA).
There are many apps of this type that are supposed to fix various errors, clean registry, optimize computers and so on. However, very often they cannot do it unless they are activated (purchased). The problem is that programs that are promoted by bundling them into other software's setups often provide their users with fake results. In other words, they detect non-existing issues. These fake results are generated with a purpose to trick people into paying money for one or another software's activation. It is unknown whether QBIT Clean Pro is one of the programs of this kind, however, apps that are promoted using questionable methods tend to be. Besides, quite often these programs are not the only PUAs that are bundled into some other software's setups. Developers often include adware, browser hijackers and other PUAs too. Adware-type apps deliver unwanted, intrusive ads such as coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups and other ads. As a rule, they cover contents of visited websites and, if clicked, open questionable, deceptive pages or run scripts that are designed to download/install other unwanted applications. Browser hijackers are apps that promote fake search engines by changing browser's settings and gather various data. They collect user's list of entered search queries, geolocations, IP addresses, URLs of visited websites and other similar information. However, some of these apps might be designed to record personal details too. One way or another, people behind these PUAs send all recorded info to other parties who misuse it to generate revenue. It is worth mentioning that some of those parties might be cyber criminals.
|Name||QBIT Clean Pro potentially unwanted application|
|Threat Type||PUP (potentially unwanted program), PUA (potentially unwanted application)|
|Supposed Functionality||This application offers system optimization tools.|
|Detection Names||Avast (Win32:DUOffer-A [Dcp]), DrWeb (Program.Unwanted.3904), ESET-NOD32 (A Variant Of Win32/GT32SupportGeeks.U Potentially Unwanted Fortinet ), Kaspersky (Hoax.Win32.DeceptPCClean.gfv), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Symptoms||A 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 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 QBIT Clean Pro potentially unwanted application our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
There are more apps that are promoted using deception, for example, Incognito Private Shield, Dr. Wolf Internet Security, DriverAgent. We do not recommend to trust them. It is possible that once installed (and even purchased), they will not operate as they supposed to. Additionally, some other unwanted apps might be installed together with them, they should be uninstalled as soon as possible.
How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?
There are some potentially unwanted applications that are available for download on their websites, QBIT Clean Pro is one of those apps. Nevertheless, apps of this kind (that are promoted using deception) usually get installed without user's knowledge. To be more precise, when software developers use a "bundling" method to trick users into downloading and installing them. It happens during download/installation processes of some other software. Developers hide information about PUAs in "Advanced", "Custom" and other settings/options of various (typically, free) software's setups. People who leave these parts unchecked/unchanged allow for unwanted apps to be dowloaded and/or installed together with the desired software. In other cases unwanted downloads and installations happen when people click intrusive (deceptive) ads that, once clicked, run scripts designed to cause unwanted downloads/installations.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Always check "Custom", "Advanced" and other settings of any software's setup and opt-out bundled/additionally included apps. Besides, all software should be downloaded from official websites and using direct download links. Torrent clients, eMule (and other Peer-to-Peer networks), various third party downloaders, installers, unofficial websites and other similar channels should not be trusted/used. Furthermore, there are many ads (intrusive ones) that redirect users to various untrustworthy/potentially malicious websites. Typically, they redirect to pages related to gambling, pornography, adult dating and so on. If a default browser causes such redirects regularly, or unwanted ads appear on every opened page, then check the list of extensions, add-ons or plug-ins that are installed on a browser and remove unwanted/unknown entries immediately. Unwanted programs that are installed on the operating system should be uninstalled too. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Screenshot of a website that is used to promote QBIT Clean Pro:
Some questionable page that is used to promote QBIT Clean Pro too:
QBIT Clean Pro installation setup:
Appearance of QBIT Clean Pro (GIF):
Instant automatic removal of QBIT 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 QBIT Clean Pro potentially unwanted application. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is QBIT 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 "QBIT 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 the time of research QBIT Clean Pro 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 qbit 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 qbit 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 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 qbit 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 qbit clean pro potentially unwanted application from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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