Qbit System Care removal instructions
What is Qbit System Care?
Qbit System Care (or Qbit ~System Care) is a potentially unwanted application (PUA) which supposed to clean, optimize and speed up Windows computers. It is categorized as PUA because of the method that its developers use to distribute it - they include Qbit System Care in setups of other programs. Typically, people agree with offers to download and/or install additional software inadvertently/unintentionally. Research shows that Qbit System Care is designed to advertise another PUA called Driver Updater.
Like many other PUAs Qbit System Care allows its users to scan their systems for malware (or other unwanted software), startup and other items that may impact system startup time and overall system performance. However, none of them can be removed without purchasing (activating) Qbit System Care. The problem is that PUAs often detect fake issues. Simply said, they are designed to trick users into thinking that their computers could run faster, without errors, etc., if they would fix detected issues using the activated version. As a rule, those versions are not free. It is unknown whether Qbit System Care generates fake results, however, many PUAs do. Also, it is very likely that Qbit System is distributed together with other PUAs, for example, browser hijackers and adware-type apps. In other words, they often try to trick people into downloading and/or installing more than one PUA at once. Browser hijackers are apps that change browser's settings to promote questionable websites, typically, fake search engines. Additionally, they gather information related to user's browsing habits. For instance, IP addresses, URLs of visited websites, entered search queries, geolocations, and other data of this kind. Their developers send it to other people (potentially cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate revenue. Adware is type of software that is designed to display advertisements. Typically, installed adware feeds users with coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups, and so on. As a rule, these adds cover contents of visited websites and, if clicked, cause redirects to shady pages, or run scripts that download and/or install unwanted software. To sum up, apps of this type might cause problems with browsing safety, privacy or even lead to identity theft. Software like Qbit System Care should not be trusted, we recommend to uninstall it and to the same with other PUAs that are (if are) installed on the operating system and/or browser.
|Name||Qbit System Care potentially unwanted application|
|Threat Type||PUP (potentially unwanted program), PUA (potentially unwanted application)|
|Supposed Functionality||This program supposed to clean, optimize and speed up computers.|
|Detection Names||Avast (Win32:DUOffer-A [Dcp]), BitDefender (Application.Deceptor.MP), ESET-NOD32 (A Variant Of Win32/GT32SupportGeeks.U Potentially Unwanted), Kaspersky (Hoax.Win32.DeceptPCClean.dkk), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Symptoms||A program that you do not recall installing suddenly appeared on your computer. A 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.|
|Additional Information||Qbit System Care is used to promote another PUA called Driver Updater.|
|Damage||Monetary loss (unnecessary purchase of fake software), unwanted warning pop-ups, slow computer performance.|
To eliminate Qbit System Care potentially unwanted application our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
Most PUAs are presented as useful and legitimate. However, quite often apps that are distributed through setups of other programs do not provide any real value and often cause various problems. More examples of programs that are similar to Qbit System Care are PC Power Plus, Quick PC Tuneup and Complete System Care.
How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?
As we mentioned in the introduction, most of the times people download and install PUAs (including Qbit System Care) unintentionally. Very often they are being included in setups of other programs, this deceptive distribution method is called "bundling". As a rule, information about additionally included apps is hidden in "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar options of download or installation setups. These apps get downloaded and/or installed when users do not check those settings. By leaving them unchanged they unintentionally allow various PUAs to be downloaded and/or installed together with a desired software by themselves. In some cases undesired downloads and installations can be caused through deceptive ads too. When clicked, some ads execute scripts that download or even install one or another PUA.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
In order to avoid unwanted downloads and installations we advise to download software from official websites, and avoid downloading (or installing) it through unofficial websites, various third party downloaders, installers, Peer-to-Peer networks like torrent clients, eMule, and so on. Also, it is important to check "Advanced", "Custom" and other similar settings of any download or installation setup. They often contain offers to download or install additional software. We also recommend to avoid clicking suspicious, intrusive ads. They usually redirect people to untrustworthy websites or cause unwanted downloads, installations. In most cases ads of this kind are displayed on pages related to gambling, adult dating, pornography, and so on. Quite often browsers open shady pages and/or display ads because there is some PUA already installed on them (or computers). In such cases it is required to remove all unwanted, unknown or suspicious extensions, add-ons or plug ins that are installed on a browser and/or programs of this kind that are installed on the operating system. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Website promoting Qbit System Care application:
Qbit System Care installation setup:
Appearance of Qbit System Care application (GIF):
Instant automatic removal of Qbit System 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 Qbit System Care potentially unwanted application. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is Qbit System 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 "Qbit ~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 time of research, Qbit System Care did not install any unwanted browser extensions, however, 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 qbit 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.
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 qbit system 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 qbit 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, 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 qbit system care potentially unwanted application from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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