How to uninstall Smart Sys Care?

Also Known As: Smart Sys Care potentially unwanted application
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Smart Sys Care removal instructions

What is Smart Sys Care?

Smart Sys Care is a program which is presented as a maintenance tool that is designed to improve computer's performance. It included features such as system and browser junk remover, malware detector and registry cleaner. However, it falls into category of potentially unwanted applications (PUAs). It is because there is a high possibility that most people download and install it unintentionally.

Smart Sys Care unwanted application

When a system scan performed by Smart Sys Care detected is complete, this program displays a list of issues (errors) that it has detected. In our case it found more than a thousand errors in less than a minute. However, programs that are categorized as PUAs should not be trusted. It is known that they often are designed to provide their users with fake results. In other words, they detect fake issues so that users would think that their computers need to be cleaned, fixed and so on. As rule, these programs do not allow to do it for free and require to be activated (purchased). It is unknown whether Smart Sys Care provides detects fake or real issues, however, many PUAs do. People who develop these programs distribute them using deception, they include them into setups of other software. It is not recommended to trust programs of this type or/and pay money for their activation/full versions. Moreover, developers often include (bundle) more than one PUA into various download or installation setups. Typically, other additionally included apps are various browser hijackers, adware-type applications and so on. Adware is a software that displays various ads (coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups, etc.) that, if clicked, lead people to shady, unreliable websites or unwanted downloads and installations. Browser hijackers change browser settings to promote some fake search engine and collect information about user's browsing habits. They gather details such as IP address, geolocations, URLs of opened websites, search queries that are being entered while browsing the web and so on. Their developers send collected data to other parties who misuse it to generate revenue. Sometimes other parties include cyber criminals.

Threat Summary:
Name Smart Sys Care potentially unwanted application
Threat Type PUP (potentially unwanted program), PUA (potentially unwanted application)
Supposed Functionality Smart Sys Care supposed to imporove computer performance
Detection Names (sscins.exe) Avast (Win32:Malware-gen), BitDefender (Application.Downloader.AUB), ESET-NOD32 (A Variant Of MSIL/KwikSolve.A Potentially Unwa), Kaspersky (Hoax.Win32.DeceptPCClean.abk), 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 smartsyscare[.]com
Damage Monetary loss (unnecessary purchase of fake software), unwanted warning pop-ups, slow computer performance.
Removal

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To sum up, we do not recommend to use programs like Smart Sys Care (or PC Booster Pro, Advance PC Solutions, Adroit System Care and many other PUAs). There are many cases where these programs are designed to trick people to paying money for their full versions. Once purchased, they do not fix any issues, at least not the real ones. Besides, it is never a good idea to use programs that people often download and install unintentionally.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

It is known that there is a website which can be used to download the Smart Sys Care tool. Nevertheless, developers proliferate this deceptive app using intrusive advertisements and a deceptive marketing method called "bundling" too. Intrusive advertisements redirect users to a variety of potentially malicious websites and/or execute scripts that stealthily download and install unwanted apps. "Bundling" is a method that developers use to trick users into downloading and installing third party programs together with regular software. Developers hide "bundled" applications in "Custom", "Advanced" (or other) settings of the download or installation setups. There are many poeple who carelessly download and install various programs without checking any of the aforementioned settings. By doing so they often unintentionally allow for PUAs to be downloaded and installed too.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

We recommend you to download and install various software with caution, especially if that software is free or/and downloaded from some questionable source. Never forget to check "Advanced", "Custom" and other similar options of any download or installation setup. If a setup contains offers to download or install some unwanted application, it should be dismissed before completing the setup. Furthermore, we recommend to avoid downloading software from unofficial pages, through channels such as torrent clients, eMule and other Peer-to-Peer networks, third party downloaders, etc. The safest way to download files and programs is to use official pages and direct download links for that. It is not recommended to click intrusive ads as well, they lead to potentially malicious sites or unwanted downloads, installations. If you encounter annoying ads or redirects to shady pages, then check what are the installed add-ons, extensions or plug-ins on a web browser and remove unknown, unwanted or suspicious entries as soon as possible. Apply this to programs of this type that are installed installed on 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.

Appearance of Smart Sys Care (GIF):

Smart Sys Care appearance gif

Smart Sys Care download website:

Smart Sys Care download page

Smart Sys Care installation setup:

Smart Sys Care installation setup

Pop-up displayed by the Smart Sys Care potentially unwanted application:

Smart Sys Care shows a pop-up window

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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.

Smart Sys Care adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "Smart Sys 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 Smart Sys 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 smart sys 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 smart sys 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 smart sys 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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