Carambis Cleaner removal instructions
What is Carambis Cleaner?
Carambis Cleaner is a dubious application that claims to help users clean and optimize the system. Judging on the appearance alone, Carambis Cleaner actually seems appropriate and handy. Nevertheless, it is worth mentioning that it is likely to infiltrate computers without consent, because developers proliferate Carambis Cleaner by using a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". For this reason it is categorized as a potentially unwanted application (PUA).
Now Carambis Cleaner allows users to perform a full system scan to detect existing errors and files unnecessary files that must be deleted. The problem is that free version of Carambis Cleaner is incapable of fixing/cleaning anything. For this reason, it encourages users to purchase the full version. However, be aware that such applications should not be trusted. There are hundreds of fake system cleaners/optimizers that perform fake system scans and deliver false results just to scare and trick gullible users into purchasing full versions. Once purchased, these applications do not give any real value for the user. They merely clean the aforementioned lists of false scan results and that's it. For this reason, we highly recommend to uninstall applications like Carambis Cleaner and certainly not pay for their full versions. We should also mention that the aforementioned "bundling" method is often used to spread multiple PUAs (like adware and browser hijackers) at once. This means that there's a high credibility that Carambis Cleaner is not the only unwanted application that is present. Aside from removing Carambis Cleaner you should uninstall all suspicious applications/browser plug-ins as well.
|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 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 Carambis Cleaner potentially unwanted application our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
Carambis Cleaner is virtually identical to dozens of other rogue applications, such as Xbits Speedup Pro, PC SpeedLane, mBytes System Care, and so forth. By offering a huge variety of "advantageous features", these applications attempt (and often succeed) to create the impression of legitimacy/usefulness. Nevertheless, such system optimizers are designed to serve only one purpose: to extract money from unsuspecting users. Therefore, rather than giving any real value for the user, these applications decrease 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 at its official website. However, developers proliferate it by using the "bundling" method - undercover installation of third party applications alongside with the regular software. Developers know that users often carelessly rush download/installation processes and skip most of the steps. For this reason, all "bundled" apps are concealed behind "Custom/Advanced" settings (or other sections) of download/installation processes. By carelessly rushing and skipping steps users merely expose the system to risk of various infections and put their very own privacy into threat. Potentially unwanted applications are also likely to be proliferated using intrusive advertisements which redirect users to unreliable websites and, in some cases, execute scripts that download/install PUAs. Intrusive advertisements are often delivered by already present adware-type apps.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
In order to prevent this situation users must be very cautious when browsing the Internet, as well as downloading/installing software. Always be sure to carefully analyze each window of download/installation dialogs and opt-out all additionally included programs. Desired software should be downloaded only from official sources, preferably using direct download links. Moreover, bear in mind that developers invest a lot of resources into intrusive ads' design, thereby making them look completely appropriate. Luckily, ads expose themselves by redirecting to unreliable websites (gambling, adult dating, pornography, and similar). Users who encounter such ads/redirects frequently, on daily basis should eliminate all suspicious applications and browser plug-ins. The main reasons for computer infections are poor knowledge and reckless behavior - key to its 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:
Instant automatic removal of Carambis Cleaner 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 Carambis Cleaner potentially unwanted application. Download it by clicking the button below:
- 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 the 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 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 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 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 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 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 carambis cleaner potentially unwanted application from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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