SuperRegistryCleaner removal instructions
What is SuperRegistryCleaner?
SuperRegistryCleaner is a piece of untrustworthy software, endorsed as a system registry cleaning tool. This app is classified as a PUA (Potentially Unwanted Application) due to the dubious techniques employed to distribute it. Despite their legitimate appearance, unwanted apps are usually nonoperational (i.e., unable to perform the advertised functionalities). Furthermore, PUAs can have unmentioned, heinous abilities.
While questionable distribution methods are not uncommon in the promotion of genuine products, they are more often used to proliferate unreliable/harmful software. SuperRegistryCleaner has been observed being spread via malicious installation setups. Furthermore, at the time of research, this application crashed continuously - thereby making it unusable. As mentioned in the introduction, most PUAs promise "handy" features that are seldom operational. Fake anti-viruses are a prime example of this; they require activation (i.e., purchase) to work as advertised, yet following activation - they remain non-functional.
PUAs can have highly undesirable and even dangerous functionalities. Some of these applications can force-open misleading, deceptive/scam, and malicious webpages. Adware-types run intrusive advertisement campaigns. The delivered ads (e.g., pop-ups, surveys, banners, etc.) seriously diminish the browsing experience. What is more, upon being clicked, intrusive adverts redirect to questionable/malicious sites and may be able to stealthily download/install software. Another type of PUAs called browser hijackers - operate by making changes to browser settings in order to promote illegitimate search engines. The promoted search engines rarely can generate search results, so they redirect to Google, Yahoo, Bing, and other legitimate ones.
Most PUAs (regardless of type) can track data. They monitor browsing activity (URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries typed, etc.) and gather personal information extracted from it (IP addresses, geolocations, and other details). PUA developers monetize the data by sharing it with and/or selling it to third-parties. In summary, unwanted software can cause system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and lead to identity theft. To protect device integrity and user privacy, all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins detected - immediately removed from it.
|Name||SuperRegistryCleaner potentially unwanted application|
|Threat Type||PUP (potentially unwanted program), PUA (potentially unwanted application)|
|Supposed Functionality||System registry cleaning|
|Detection Names (malicious installer)||Avast (Win32:Trojan-gen), BitDefender (Trojan.GenericKD.45709041), ESET-NOD32 (A Variant Of Win32/TrojanDownloader.Adload.NUT), Kaspersky (Trojan.Win32.Ekstak.ainyd), Microsoft (Trojan:Win32/Ymacco.AA23), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Detection Names (application)||BitDefender (Trojan.GenericKD.34783670), ESET-NOD32 (A Variant Of MSIL/Rebrand.LittleRegClean.A Potentially), McAfee (Artemis!67080A195704), Malwarebytes (Adware.Csdimonetize), Microsoft (Program:Win32/Ymacco.AAAC), 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.
PC Optimizer Pro, Garbage Cleaner, RocketFixio, and Registry Medic are some examples of apps akin to SuperRegistryCleaner. PUAs tend to appear ordinary and harmless. Users are lured into download/installation and/or purchase with offers of various features, ranging from system cleaning to ease of access to specific online content. However, despite how good the functionalities may sound - they usually do not work. Functionality and user safety are irrelevant since unwanted apps only aim to generate revenue for the developers. Therefore, instead of delivering on any promises, PUAs can cause redirects, run intrusive advert campaigns, hijack browsers, collect sensitive and personally identifiable information.
How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?
PUAs are distributed through download/installation setups of other programs. This deceptive marketing technique of packing regular software with unwanted or malicious additions - is termed "bundling". Rushed download/installation processes (e.g., ignored terms, skipped steps and sections, used "Easy/Express" settings, etc.) increase the risk of inadvertently allowing bundled content into the system. Intrusive advertisements spread PUAs as well. Once clicked on, the ads can execute scripts to download/install these applications without user consent. Select PUAs have "official" promotional/download webpages.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
It is important to research software products prior to download/installation and/or purchase. In addition, only official and verified download channels must be used. Untrustworthy sources, e.g., unofficial and free file-hosting sites, Peer-to-Peer sharing networks, and other third party downloaders - commonly offer harmful and/or bundled content. When downloading/installing, it is recommended to read terms, study all possible options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings and opt-out from supplementary apps, tools, functions, and other additions. Intrusive adverts appear legitimate; however, they redirect to unreliable and dubious websites (e.g., gambling, adult-dating, pornography, etc.). In case of encounters with ads and/or redirects of this kind, the device must be checked and all suspect applications and browser extensions/plug-ins detected - removed from it without delay. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Appearance of the SuperRegistryCleaner application (GIF):
Screenshot of SuperRegistryCleaner's files:
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is SuperRegistryCleaner?
- 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 "SuperRegistryCleaner" 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, SuperRegistryCleaner 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 superregistrycleaner 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 superregistrycleaner 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 superregistrycleaner 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 superregistrycleaner 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.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove superregistrycleaner potentially unwanted application from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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