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.
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.
|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.|
|Damage||Monetary loss (unnecessary purchase of fake software), unwanted warning pop-ups, slow computer performance.|
To eliminate Smart Sys Care potentially unwanted application our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
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 download website:
Smart Sys Care installation setup:
Pop-up displayed by the Smart Sys Care potentially unwanted application:
Instant automatic removal of Smart Sys Care 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 Smart Sys Care potentially unwanted application. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is Smart Sys Care?
- 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 "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:
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 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.
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 smart sys care 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 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, 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 smart sys care potentially unwanted application from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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