Full System Care removal instructions
What is Full System Care?
Full System Care is advertised as software that cleans, optimizes, and improves computer performance. In fact, this program is distributed through the download and/or installation set-ups of other programs. People often download and install software of this type unintentionally. Therefore, Full System Care is categorized as a potentially unwanted application (PUA).
Full System Care supposedly removes potentially unwanted items such as those impacting the system (and startup), installed software limiting performance, and items leaving the system vulnerable to malicious attacks. To remove 'detected items', however, users must activate Full System Care software (i.e., purchase the full version). As mentioned, Full System Care is a potentially unwanted application - apps of this type should not be trusted. Even if activated, Full System Care will not remove any unwanted items, improve system performance, etc. These PUAs supposedly detect various issues, which can be fixed by the full version, thereby tricking users into believing that their computers will run faster, without errors, and so on. Additionally, Full System Care is used to promote another PUA called Advanced Driver Booster. PUAs are commonly distributed together with other software of this kind. For example, browser hijackers, adware, etc. There is a strong possibility that people who install Full System Care will also be tricked into installing other PUAs. Browser hijackers are apps that change browser settings so that users are forced to use/visit fake search engines or dubious websites. PUAs also record user information such as IP addresses, geolocations, addresses of visited websites, entered search queries, and other browsing-related details. PUAs can also record personal, sensitive details. Developers share the data with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate revenue. Furthermore, Full System Care might be distributed with adware. If installed, adware-type apps feed users with coupons, banners, surveys, pop-up ads and other intrusive content. If clicked, these can redirect people to untrustworthy websites or execute scripts that cause download/installation of unwanted, potentially malicious software.
|Name||Full System Care potentially unwanted application|
|Threat Type||PUP (potentially unwanted program), PUA (potentially unwanted application).|
|Supposed Functionality||Full System Care supposedly cleans, optimizes, and improves operating system performance.|
|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.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Malwarebytes.
Xbits Speedup Pro, Xtron PC Speedup, and Xtron Optimizer Pro are just some examples of programs that are virtually identical to Full System Care. These and other programs are classified as PUAs. We advise against paying for activation of software known as PUAs. Furthermore, developers distribute this software with other unwanted programs (browser hijackers, adware, and so on). Do not use these programs and remove them immediately.
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 them, or through the set-ups of other (mostly free) programs. PUAs are often included in the set-ups as additional offers, however, related information is not properly disclosed. Developers hide the details in options such as "Custom", "Advanced", and so on. Unfortunately, many people fail to check these settings and leave them unchanged. This leads to download/installation of regular software together with PUAs by default.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications
Download software using only official websites and direct links. Third party downloaders, installers, Peer-to-Peer networks such as torrent clients, eMule, dubious, 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, ensure that they are checked, and changed if necessary. Dismiss any offers to download or install unwanted software before completing download or installation. Avoid clicking advertisements displayed on dubious websites. Typically, these ads open untrustworthy (potentially malicious) websites or cause download/installation of unwanted programs. The ads might also appear on legitimate websites. Remove any unwanted, suspicious or unknown applications (extensions, plug-ins, add-ons) installed on the browser immediately. The same should be applied to programs of this type installed on the computer/operating system. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Full System Care download website:
Full System Care installation setup:
Appearance of Full System Care application (GIF):
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Full 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 "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:
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 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.
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 full 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 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 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, 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 full system care 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.
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