OBERONBOOSTER removal instructions
What is OBERONBOOSTER?
OBERONBOOSTER is the name of a program which is advertised as an operating system optimization tool. However, it is distributed through various download and/or installation setups. Quit often people download and install programs that are included in setups of other programs unintentionally. Therefore, OBERONBOOSTER is classified as a potentially unwanted application (PUA).
OBERONBOOSTER supposed to optimize system startup, defragment disks, optimize various services, clean hard drive, clean registry and improve performance of a computer in other ways. It allows users scan the operating system for unnecessary files, errors and other items that may be slowing down the operating system. Users can optimize systems with OBERONBOOSTER for free for one month. After that they have to purchase it/pay for its activation. As we mentioned in the introduction, OBERONBOOSTER is categorized as PUA. Therefore, it is not recommended to pay for software of this type. Besides, in some cases PUAs that supposed to optimize systems, fix errors, remove viruses, etc., generate fake scan results. Simply said, they do not fix any actual problems and are designed only to trick users into paying for them. It is unknown whether OBERONBOOSTER provides fake scan results (does not operate as it supposed to), however, there is such possibility. Also, it is worthwhile to mention that developers often use various download and/or installation setups to distribute multiple PUAs at once. It means that users who have OBERONBOOSTER installed on their computers may have installed other PUAs like browser hijackers, adware as well. Browser hijackers are apps that are designed to promote various fake search engines by changing certain browser's settings and collect browsing-related data. In some cases apps of this type record personal, sensitive information as well. Moreover, their developers tend to generate revenue by selling recorded information to third parties (potentially cyber criminals) who misuse it in other ways. Adware-type applications can be designed to operate as information tracking tools too. Also, they feed users with various intrusive advertisements that are designed to open questionable pages or download, install unwanted apps. Such PUAs can cause various problems. For example, their users may become victims of identity theft, experience problems related to browsing safety, privacy, and other issues. Therefore, neither OBERONBOOSTER or other PUAs should be trusted (downloaded and installed).
|Name||oberonappss potentially unwanted application|
|Threat Type||PUP (potentially unwanted program), PUA (potentially unwanted application)|
|Supposed Functionality||OBERONBOOSTER supposed to optimize operating system|
|Detection Names||DrWeb (Trojan.PWS.Stealer.28121), Webroot (W32.Adware.Installcore), 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.|
To eliminate malware infections our security researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
More examples of PUAs that share similarities with OBERONBOOSTER are Max Utilities, Max Uninstaller and DiskFixer. What most of them have in common is that they are distributed through download and/or installation setups of other software and supposed to provide users with various features. However, quite often they are useless and are designed only to extract money from unsuspecting users.
How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?
OBERONBOOSTER can be found included in a setup of some unofficial Microsoft Office activation ('cracking') tool that supposed to bypass its activation for free. It is worthwhile to mention that it is not legal to use such tools. It is common that PUAs are included in various download and/or installation setups. This distribution method is called "bundling", developers use it to trick people into downloading and/or installing PAUs alongside with other software that people download and/or install intentionally. In most cases offers to download and/or install additionally included programs can be found int setup's settings like "Advanced", "Custom", and other similar parts. However, not all users check those settings, in other words, quite often they leave them unchanged. Users who leave them unchanged often unknowingly agree with offers to download and/or install more than they expected.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
It is not safe to download and install software (and files) via questionable websites, using third party downloaders, installers, Peer-to-Peer networks (i.e., torrent clients, eMule), and other channels/tools of this kind. We advise to download all software from official websites and using direct download links. Additionally, always check what are "Advanced", "Custom", "Manual" and other similar options of software setups, especially it that software is free. If they contain offers to download or install unwanted apps, then these offers should be dismissed. We also recommend to avoid clicking various intrusive advertisements. These ads (especially when displayed on shady pages) cause redirects to untrustworthy, potentially malicious websites. In some cases they cause unwanted downloads, installations. If unwanted redirects happen or intrusive ads appear regularly, then check your web browser for unwanted extensions, add-ons or plug-ins and uninstall. Programs of this type that are installed on the operating system should be removed too. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Website promoting OBERONBOOSTER:
Installation setup of OBERONBOOSTER application:
Screenshot of unofficial Microsoft Office activation tool's setup which includes OBERONBOOSTER:
Appearance of OBERONBOOSTER (GIF):
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- What is OBERONBOOSTER?
- 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 "OBERONBOOSTER" (or "oberonappss")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, OBERONBOOSTER 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 oberonappss 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 oberonappss 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 oberonappss 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 oberonappss 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 oberonappss potentially unwanted application from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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