How to unintall Full System Care from the operating system?

Also Known As: Full System Care potentially unwanted application
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Full System Care removal instructions

What is Full System Care?

Full System Care is advertised as a software that cleans, optimizes and speeds up computers. However, this program is being distributed through download and/or installation setups of other programs. People often download and/or install software of this type unintentionally, for this reason Full System Care is categorized as potentially unwanted application (PUA).

Full System Care unwanted application

Full System Care supposed to remove potentially unwanted items such as items impacting system (ant its startup), installed software performance and leaving system vulnerable to malicious attacks. However, in order to be able to remove detected items users have to activate Full System Care software. In other words, to purchase a full version. As we mentioned in the introduction, Full System Care is a potentially unwanted application and apps of this type should not be trusted. There is a possibility that even if activated, Full System Care will not remove any unwanted items, improve system performance, and so on. Quite often PUAs like that supposed to operate like this particular software detect fake issues. In other words, they are designed to trick users into believing that their computers will run faster, without errors, and so on, if they will fix and/or remove detected issues, items with a full version. Additionally, Full System Care is used to promote another PUA called Advanced Driver Booster. Also, PUAs often are distributed together with other software of this kind, for example, browser hijackers, adware, and so on. It means that there is a possibility that people who installed Full System Care got tricked into installing some other PUA too. Browser hijackers are apps that change browser's settings so that their users would be forced to use/visit some fake search engine or questionable website. Also, apps of this type usually gather various information about their users too, such as IP addresses, geolocations, addresses of visited websites, entered search queries and other browsing-related information. Sometimes PUAs are designed to record personal, sensitive details. Either way, people behind them often share gathered data with third parties (potentially cyber criminals), both parties misuse it to generate revenue. Furthermore, Full System Care could be distributed with some adware. If installed, adware-type apps feed users with coupons, banners, surveys, pop-up ads and other intrusive content. Those ads, if clicked, often redirect people to untrustworthy websites or execute scripts that cause downloads or installations of unwanted, potentially malicious software.

Threat Summary:
Name Full System Care potentially unwanted application
Threat Type PUP (potentially unwanted program), PUA (potentially unwanted application)
Supposed Functionality Full System Care supposed to clean, optimize and speed up operating systems.
Detection Names Avast (Win32:Malware-gen), BitDefender (Gen:Variant.Application.Deceptor.Slv.1), ESET-NOD32 (A Variant Of Win32/GT32SupportGeeks.U Potentially Unwanted), Kaspersky (Hoax.Win32.DeceptPCClean.ksx), 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.
Damage Monetary loss (unnecessary purchase of fake software), unwanted warning pop-ups, slow computer performance.
Removal

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Xbits Speedup Pro, Xtron PC Speedup, Xtron Optimizer Pro are just a couple of examples of programs that are virtually identical to Full System Care. All these and other programs are classified as PUAs. We advise against paying money for activation of software that is known as PUA. Besides, quite often developers distribute such software together with other unwanted programs (browser hijackers, adware, and so on). We recommend not to use or have any of them installed.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

In most cases people download and install PUAs accidentally: through deceptive ads that, when clicked, run scripts designed to download and/or install then, or through setups of other, mostly free programs. It is very common that PUAs are included in setups as additional offers, however, information about them is not being disclosed properly. Developers hide it in options of setups like "Custom", "Advanced", and so on. Unfortunately, many people do not check any of these settings and leave them unchanged. In such cases people download and install not just the software that they want to download and/or install, but various PUAs too.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

We recommend to download software using only official websites and direct links. Third party downloaders, installers, Peer-to-Peer networks like torrent clients, eMule, questionable, unofficial websites and other similar sources tools should never be used. If download or installation setup contains "Custom", "Advanced" or other settings of this kind, then they should not be left unchecked. Offers to download or install unwanted software should be deselected before completing download or installation. Also, we advise to avoid clicking advertisements that are displayed on shady websites. Typically, those ads open untrustworthy (potentially malicious) websites or cause downloads, installations of unwanted programs. It is worth mentioning that such ads might appear on legitimate websites as well. And finally, if there are any unwanted, suspicious or unknown applications (extensions, plug-ins or add-ons) installed on a browser, then they should be uninstalled immediately. The same should be applied to programs of this kind that are installed on a computer/operating system. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Full System Care download website:

Full System Care application

Full System Care installation setup:

Full System Care installation setup

Appearance of Full System Care application (GIF):

Full System Care application

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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.

Full System Care adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "Full~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, Full 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:

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 full 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.

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 full system 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 full 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, 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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