How to remove I-Record from the operating system
Written by Tomas Meskauskas on (updated)
What kind of program is I-Record?
Judging by the app's interface, I-Record is supposed to record the screen using the selected video format. Our team has discovered I-Record after completing an installation of a software bundle downloaded from a shady web page. It is highly advisable not to install apps included in deceptive installers.
More about I-Record
I-Record supposedly allows users to record their screen using a selected video format, bitrate, and frame rate. It also shows a video duration and allows to save the recorded video in the specified location. I-Record appears to be a simple screen recorder.
Since I-Record is distributed through a deceptive installer, it may be malicious and be bundled with other unwanted apps like browser hijackers and advertising-supported apps. In some cases, shady apps like I-Record operate as cryptocurrency miners. Thus, it is highly advisable to remove I-Record and other apps of this kind as soon as possible.
|Name||I-Record potentially unwanted application|
|Threat Type||Unwanted program/unwanted application|
|Supposed Functionality||Screen recorder|
|Detection Names (Installer)||Avast (Win32:PWSX-gen [Trj]), Combo Cleaner (Trojan.GenericKD.49026290), ESET-NOD32 (Multiple Detections), Kaspersky (Trojan-Banker.Win32.Passteal.ph), Microsoft (Trojan:Win32/Floxif.AV!MTB), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Detection Names (Application)||Cynet (Malicious (score: 100)), Gridinsoft (Adware.Win32.Adware.vb), MaxSecure (Trojan.Malware.300983.susgen), SecureAge APEX (Malicious), 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 Combo Cleaner.
More about software of this kind
Apps of this kind often are promoted as legitimate and useful. In many cases, they cannot be fully used until activated/registered - users have to pay money for the full version. It is important to mention that scan results displayed by various shady PC cleaners/optimizers can be fake.
More examples of applications of this kind are SafeSoft PC Cleaner and Win 10 Tweaker.
How did unwanted applications install on my computer?
I-Record is bundled together with other software. It installs after finishing the installation process using a deceptive installer downloaded from an untrustworthy page. In other cases, apps of this kind are downloaded via shady advertisements, Peer-to-Peer networks (like torrent clients, eMule), and similar sources. Most users install them unintentionally.
How to avoid installation of unwanted applications?
Download applications from official websites and stores. Avoid using other sources. Do not click on fake buttons and advertisements displayed by dubious websites. Never allow shady pages to show notifications. Deselect unwanted applications included in downloaders/installers before downloading/installing programs.
If your computer is already infected with unwanted apps, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
I-Record's installation folder:
Instant automatic malware removal:
Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Combo Cleaner is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of malware. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is I-Record?
- 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.
Removal of potentially unwanted applications:
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 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.
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.
macOS (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 "i-record" 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, I-Record 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 i-record 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 i-record 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 i-record 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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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is the purpose of an unwanted application?
In most cases, applications applications of this type promote in-app purchases and (or) display intrusive advertisements. I-Record is supposed to function as a screen recorder.
Is I-Record unwanted application legal?
Most programs of this kind are considered legal, since their End User License Agreements (EULA) usully inform users about the potential behaviour.
Is having I-Record installed on my computer dangerous?
This application may be malicious. Moreover, the installer used for its distribution can contain other unwanted software designed to display ads, hijack web browsers, collect data, etc.
Will Combo Cleaner help me remove I-Record unwanted application?
Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your computer and remove all unwanted malicious applications. It is recommended to remove unwanted apps using specialized software. It is common that after manual removal, files or other components remain in the system even when the app itself is no longer installed.
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