How to uninstall mBytes System Care from your computer

Also Known As: mBytes System Care potentially unwanted application
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

mBytes System Care removal instructions

What is mBytes System Care?

mBytes System Care is one of many tools that supposedly optimizes operating systems and keeps them running smoothly without errors. In fact, this program is promoted by including it into set-ups of other software. People usually download and install these bundled programs unintentionally. For this reason, mBytes System Care belongs to the category of potentially unwanted applications (PUAs).

mBytes System Care unwanted application

mBytes System Care is supposedly capable of removing unwanted and malicious programs, enhancing system performance, cleaning unnecessary files, and so on. This, however, cannot be done without purchasing (activating) the software. Do not trust programs that are bundled into the set-ups of other software. They often detect 'issues' that are fabricated by the programs that detected them in the first place. These programs are used to deceive people into purchasing software by listing fake problems that they will supposedly fix. It is unknown whether mBytes System Care is one of these rogue programs, however, this is a strong possibility. Furthermore, developers often bundle more than one PUA into set-ups. Therefore, mBytes System Care might be promoted together with browser hijackers, adware-type apps, and other unwanted applications. Browser hijacker apps modify browser settings to advertise dubious/fake search engines. Additionally, they gather information relating to users' browsing habits. For example, IP addresses, URLs of visited websites, entered search queries, geolocations, and other similar data. Developers send the data to other people (potentially, cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate revenue. Adware is software that serves users with ads such as coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups, and so on. Do not click these ads, since they cause redirects to dubious web pages or run scripts that download/install PUAs. In summary, apps of this type might cause problems with browsing safety, privacy, or even lead to identity theft.

Threat Summary:
Name mBytes System Care potentially unwanted application
Threat Type PUP (potentially unwanted program), PUA (potentially unwanted application)
Supposed Functionality mBytes System Care  is advertised as a system optimization tool that includes various features
Detection Names (mbscsetup.exe) Avast (Win32:DUOffer-A [Dcp]), DrWeb (Program.Unwanted.4060), ESET-NOD32 (A Variant Of Win32/GT32SupportGeeks.U Potentially Unwanted), Kaspersky (Hoax.Win32.DeceptPCClean.gmx), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Symptoms A program that you do not recall installing suddenly appeared on your computer. New application is performing computer scans and displays warning messages about 'found issues'. Asks for payment to eliminate the supposedly detected errors.
Distribution Methods Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers.
Related Domains unopcutils[.]club 
Damage Monetary loss (unnecessary purchase of fake software), unwanted warning pop-ups, slow computer performance.
Removal

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mBytes System Care is just one of many PUAs online. Some examples are Inlog Optimizer, Free Online Manuals, and Xtron System Care. Most of these programs are promoted by bundling them into set-ups. The developers advertise them as legitimate apps, however, do not trust apps that are downloaded and installed unintentionally.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

PUAs can be downloaded and installed unintentionally when users click deceptive ads that run scripts, which cause this problem. In other cases, PUAs are downloaded and installed together with other (usually free) programs. This happens, since developers bundle them into set-ups of regular software and do not disclose this information properly. They hide the details in "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar setup parts. If these settings are not changed, PUAs are downloaded and installed together with other software bundled into the setup.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Use only official and trustworthy websites when downloading software. Peer-to-Peer networks, unofficial sites, third party downloaders and other similar sources of this kind should not be used. Inspect each download/installation setup, check "Custom", "Advanced" and other settings. Deselect offers to download or install PUAs. Many intrusive ads redirect users to untrustworthy websites - these ads are usually displayed on sites relating to gambling, pornography, adult dating, etc. Do not click these ads. If ads appear regularly or the browser opens dubious sites automatically, check the browser for unknown/unwanted plug-ins, add-ons, and extensions, and remove them immediately. Also check for unwanted programs installed on the operating system and uninstall them. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Website that is used to advertise mBytes System Care:

mBytes System Care website

mBytes System Care installation setup:

mBytes System Care installation setup

Appearance of the mBytes System Care (GIF):

mBytes System Care appearance in gif

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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.

mBytes System Care adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "mBytes System Care" 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 System Care 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:

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 mbytes system care 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 mbytes system care 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 mbytes system care 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.

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