SuperEasy Registry Cleaner removal instructions
What is SuperEasy Registry Cleaner?
SuperEasy Registry Cleaner allows users to scan systems for Registry errors, defragment Registry and back it up. However, it is known that its developers use questionable methods to distribute. Therefore, this program is categorized as potentially unwanted application (PUA). It is not recommended to trust such apps.
The problem with many PUAs like SuperEasy Cleaner is that they allow users to scan their computers/operating systems for various issues, errors but do not fix them. To be more precise, they provide fake results so that users would pay for their activation/registration. It is unknown wether SuperEasy Cleaner generates fake or real scan results, although, it is categorized as PUA and apps of this type should not be trusted. Additionally, quite often PUAs are distributed alongside with other apps of this type, which means users download and/or install more than one PUA through a single downloader and/or installer. It is common that browser hijackers and/or adware-type apps are the PUAs that are distributed this way. Browser hijackers are apps that promote addresses of various fake search engines by changing certain browser settings. Adware is a type of software that serves various advertisements (e.g., coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups, and other types of ads) that, when clicked, can open untrustworthy websites. In some cases those ads cause unwanted downloads and/or installations of various by executing certain scripts. Both adware-type apps and browser hijackers can be designed to gather information related to user's browsing activities (e.g., geolocations, entered search queries, addresses of visited pages, IP addresses, and other browsing data) as well. Moreover, gathered data can be sold to third parties (potentially cyber criminals) or misused to generate revenue in some other ways. What is worse, such PUAs could be capable of recording personal, sensitive details as well. It means that users who have such PUAs installed on browsers and/or computers may experience problems related to browsing safety, online privacy, etc., or even become victims of identity theft.
|Name||SuperEasy Registry Cleaner potentially unwanted application|
|Threat Type||PUP (potentially unwanted program), PUA (potentially unwanted application)|
|Supposed Functionality||System cleaning/optimization.|
|Detection Names||Antiy-AVL (Trojan/Win32.SGeneric), ESET-NOD32 (A Variant Of Win32/Systweak.AB Potentially Unwanted), Fortinet (Riskware/Registry_Cleaner), Microsoft (PUA:Win32/Caypnamer.A!ml), 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)||
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PC Gold Optimizer and system repair, ID SafeXpress and Registry Cleaner are a couple of examples of other programs that are categorized as PUAs. There are PUAs that are legitimate, trustworthy applications. However, it does not mean that all of them can be trusted. In other words, it is more likely that apps that users download and/or install unintentionally, unknowingly, are more likely to be not the apps that are trustworthy.
How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?
It is common that users download and/or install potentially unwanted applications unknowingly. Typically, it happens when such apps are integrated in download and/or installation setups of some other software as extra offers. This distribution method is known as "bundling". Unwanted downloads and/or installations are caused when users leave settings (like "Custom", "Advanced", "Manual") that are available in setups unchanged. As a rule, those settings can be used to decline offers to download and/or install additionally included PUAs. Also, sometimes users download and/or install PUAs by clicking deceptive advertisements that are designed to execute certain scripts.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Download and installation setups that have settings like "Advanced", "Custom" often are used to distribute potentially unwanted apps. Offers to download and/or install PUAs should be declined before completing downloads and installations. All programs and files should be downloaded from official pages and through direct links. Third party downloaders (and installers), Peer-to-Peer networks (like torrent clients, eMule), unofficial websites, freeware download pages, etc., are not trustworthy tools, sources. Advertisements that appear on questionable websites can be designed to open untrustworthy pages or cause downloads and/or installations of unwanted applications. Therefore, such ads should not be clicked as well. If there are any suspicious, unwanted plug-ins, add-ons or extensions installed on a browser, then they should be removed. Software of this kind that is installed on the operating system should be uninstalled too. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Appearance of SuperEasy Registry Cleaner application (GIF):
Installation setup of SuperEasy Registry Cleaner application:
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is SuperEasy Registry Cleaner?
- STEP 1. Uninstall deceptive applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove rogue extensions from Google Chrome.
- STEP 3. Remove potentially unwanted plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 4. Remove rogue extensions from Safari.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
- STEP 6. Remove malicious plug-ins from Internet Explorer.
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 "SuperEasy Registry 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 time of research, SuperEasy Registry Cleaner 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 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 supereasy registry 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 supereasy registry 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 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 supereasy registry cleaner 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.
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 supereasy registry 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.
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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