Carambis Cleaner removal instructions
What is Carambis Cleaner?
Carambis Cleaner is a dubious application that claims to clean and optimize the system. Judging on appearance alone, Carambis Cleaner may seem legitimate and useful, however, it is likely to infiltrate computers without consent, since developers proliferate the app using a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". For this reason, it is categorized as a potentially unwanted application (PUA).
Carambis Cleaner supposedly allows users to perform a 'full system scan' to detect existing errors and unnecessary files that must be deleted. The free version of Carambis Cleaner is incapable of fixing/cleaning these issues and so users are encouraged to purchase the 'full version'. Be aware, however, that these applications should not be trusted. There are hundreds of fake system cleaners/optimizers that perform fake system scans and deliver false results simply to scare and trick gullible users into purchasing so-called full versions. Once purchased, these applications provide no real value for regular users. They merely clean the aforementioned list of false scan results and nothing more. Therefore, we strongly advise you to uninstall Carambis Cleaner and other similar PUAs. Certainly do not pay for any full versions. Note that the "bundling" method is often used to proliferate multiple PUAs (such as adware and browser hijackers) at once. Thus, there is a high probability that Carambis Cleaner is not the only unwanted application that is present on your system. As well as removing Carambis Cleaner, also uninstall all other suspicious applications/browser plug-ins.
|Name||Carambis Cleaner potentially unwanted application|
|Threat Type||PUP (potentially unwanted program), PUA (potentially unwanted application).|
|Supposed Functionality||System cleaning and optimization.|
|Detection Names||DrWeb (Program.Unwanted.4320), Malwarebytes (PUP.Optional.Carambis), SecureAge APEX (Malicious), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Symptoms||A program that you do not recall installing suddenly appeared on your computer. The new application is performing computer scans and displays warning messages about found issues. Asks for payment 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.|
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Carambis Cleaner is virtually identical to dozens of other rogue applications, such as Xbits Speedup Pro, PC SpeedLane, mBytes System Care, and and so on. By offering many "useful features", these applications attempt to give the impression of legitimacy. In fact, these so-called system optimizers serve just one purpose: to extort money from unsuspecting users. Rather than giving any real value for regular users, they diminish system performance and promote useless in-app purchases. Browser hijackers and adware-type apps deliver intrusive advertisements, cause unwanted redirects, and gather various data.
How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?
Carambis Cleaner is free for anyone to download on its official website, however, developers proliferate it using the "bundling" method - stealth installation of third party applications together with regular software. Developers know that users often rush download/installation processes and skip steps. Therefore, they hide "bundled" apps behind "Custom/Advanced" settings (or other sections) of the download/installation processes. By carelessly rushing and skipping steps, many users expose their systems to risk of infections and compromise their privacy. Potentially unwanted applications are often proliferated using intrusive advertisements that redirect users to dubious websites and, in some cases, execute scripts that download/install PUAs. Intrusive advertisements are often delivered by adware-type apps already present on the system.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
To prevent this situation, be very cautious when browsing the internet and downloading/installing software. Carefully analyze each window of the download/installation dialogs and opt-out of all additionally-included programs. Your software should be downloaded from official sources only, preferably using direct download links. Furthermore, bear in mind that developers invest many resources into intrusive ad design, thereby making them seem legitimate. In fact, they often redirect to dubious websites (gambling, adult dating, pornography, and similar). If you encounter these ads/redirects frequently, eliminate all suspicious applications and browser plug-ins. The main reasons for computer infections are poor knowledge of these threats and careless behavior - the key to safety is caution. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Appearance of Carambis Cleaner application (GIF):
Carambis Cleaner installation setup:
Website promoting Carambis Cleaner browser hijacker:
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- What is Carambis Cleaner?
- 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 "Carambis Cleaner" 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, Carambis Cleaner did not install any unwanted browser extensions, however, note that 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:
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 carambis cleaner 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 carambis cleaner 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 plug-ins 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 carambis cleaner 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 extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the carambis cleaner potentially unwanted application, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the 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 carambis cleaner potentially unwanted application from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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