Uninstall Adroit System Care from a computer

Also Known As: Adroit System Care potentially unwanted application
Distribution: Moderate
Damage level: Medium

Adroit System Care removal instructions

What is Adroit System Care?

Adroit System Care is a software that supposed to clean, optimize and speed up Windows computers, fix various errors and provide users with other features. Nevertheless, this program can be found in setups of other software, Adroit System Care is distributed by bundling it into them. People often download and install bundled programs unintentionally, for this reason Adroit System Care is classified as a potentially unwanted application (PUA).

Adroit System Care unwanted application

This program allows users to scan their systems for various issues, errors and so on. However, Adroit System Care does not allow to fix any of the detected issues unless it is activated (purchased). Simply said, the only thing that people can do with it for free is to scan their systems for various problems. Note, it is not recommended to trust programs that are distributed by bundling them into various download/installation setups. There are many cases where software of this type is designed to fabricate results (detected issues). The main goal is to trick people into believing that there are many problems with their systems so they would purchase a particular program that supposed to fix them. It is possible that Adroit System Care is one of these programs, so we do not recommend to pay for its activation. Besides, quite often developers use setups to bundle more than one potentially unwanted app. It means that Adroit System Care might be bundled together with some adware, browser hijacker or other PUA. Adware is a software that displays advertisements. Usually these ads are various pop-ups, surveys, banners, coupons and so on. Users who click them end up visiting questionable pages or cause downloads/installations of other, potentially malicious applications. Browser hijackers, if installed, promote some fake search engine. They change browser settings. Additionally, apps of this type operate as information tracking tools, they gather browsing data such as user's geolocation, URLs of visited sites, entered search queries, IP addresses and so on. There are cases when such PUAs record personal details tool. Their developers send recorded information to other people (potentially, cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate income.

Threat Summary:
Name Adroit System Care potentially unwanted application
Threat Type PUP (potentially unwanted program), PUA (potentially unwanted application)
Supposed Functionality Adroit System Care supposed to operate as a system optimization tool.
Detection Names DrWeb (Program.Unwanted.4150), ESET-NOD32 (A Variant Of Win32/GT32SupportGeeks.U Potentially Unwanted), Fortinet (Riskware/DeceptPCClean), Kaspersky (Hoax.Win32.DeceptPCClean.hqe), 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.
Related Domains clean-pcfast[.]xyz
Damage Monetary loss (unnecessary purchase of fake software), unwanted warning pop-ups, slow computer performance.
Removal

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Adroit System Care shares many similarities with other PUAs of this type such as Inlog Optimizer, Xtron System Care, One Click Speedup and a great deal of others. Most of them are presented as useful tools that fix errors, optimize systems, remove viruses and so on. Unfortunately, it is not recommended to trust them/pay for them. They might be providing fake results and will not be operating as they supposed to.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

Quite ofren potentially unwanted applications of this type have their supposedly official websites where they can be downloaded for free. However, more often than not users download and install them by clicking unreliable ads or when software developers use a "bundling" method. Bundling is a deceptive marketing method that software developers to trick people into unintentional downloads/installations. To achieve it, they do not disclose information about bundled apps properly and hide it in  "Custom", "Advanced" settings of download or installation setups. Many users download and install programs without checking the details that are available in their setups and that is how they allow PUAs to be downloaded and/or installed together with those programs.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Do not download software from untrustworthy websites, through some third party software downloaders, torrent clients, eMule (other Peer-to-Peer networks), or similar channels. Use only official, trustworthy websites and direct links. Never skip the installation steps without checking all the available "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar options first. Opt-out suggestions to download/install unwanted apps and only then finish download or installation process. Avoid clicking intrusive ads, especially the ones that are displayed on pages related gambling, adult dating, pornography and so on. They usually open other untrustworthy websites or cause unwanted downloads (or installations). If a browser shows unwanted ads or causes redirects to untrustworthy web pages, then it might be hijacked by some PUA. Check the list of installed extensions, add-ons and plug-ins and remove unwanted, suspicious entries as soon as possible. Uninstall all unwanted programs from the operating system too. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Website promoting Adroit System Care:

website used to promote Adroit System Care

Adroit System Care installation setup:

Adroit System Care installation setup

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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.

Adroit System Care adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "Adroit 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 the time of research Adroit System Care 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:

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 adroit 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 adroit 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 plugins 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 adroit 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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