System Notifier removal instructions
What is System Notifier?
System Notifier is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that claims to notify users whenever there is a system-related program/update available. This may seem legitimate and useful functionality, however, be aware that System Notifier is categorized as adware. These associations are made due to a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' employed by the developers of this rogue add-on to install on Internet browsers without users' consent. Bundling allows the developers to distribute their applications together with other software, and therefore, most users inadvertently install System Notifier together with free software downloaded from freeware download websites. After successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, System Notifier generates various intrusive online advertisements and monitors users' Internet browsing activity.
Advertisement types delivered by System Notifier are most commonly banners, pop-ups, coupons, and in-text ads. Be aware that clicking these advertisements may result in further computer infections. Tracked information (information IP addresses, website URLs, pages viewed, search queries, etc.) may be personally identifiable and can lead to serious privacy issues or identity theft. There are many applications similar to System Notifier. For example: PaceItUp, IntelliTerm, AllCheapPrice, and SaveLots. These applications are just some examples among hundreds of others, none of which are useful to the user - they are developed to generate revenue by the display of intrusive online advertisements and by sharing collected data with third parties. For these reasons, you are strongly advised to eliminate System Notifier from your Internet browsers.
Research shows that most adware is distributed via small download programs such as download managers (called 'download clients', 'installers', etc.) used by freeware download websites including download.com, softonic.com, soft32.com, etc. Download managers are used to monetize these websites' free services and traffic by offering installation of promoted (according to the developers, '100% legitimate and virus-free') browser add-ons together with the chosen free software. Thus, careless download and installation often results in adware or malware infections. To prevent this situation, closely inspect each step of the free software download procedure and click 'Decline' against any offers of additional software installation. Furthermore, when installing downloaded programs, select the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' installation options, rather than 'Quick' or 'Typical' - this will reveal any bundled applications listed for installation and allow you to decline them. If your system is infected with System Notifier, follow the instructions below to eliminate this adware from your computer.
Deceptive free software installers used in System Notifier adware distribution (some download clients disclose it as 'Notifier Plus'):
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- What is System Notifier?
- STEP 1. Uninstall System Notifier application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove System Notifier adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove System Notifier ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by System Notifier' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove System Notifier extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
System Notifier adware removal:
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 "System NotifierV13.04", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes System Notifier ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove System Notifier adware from Internet browsers:
At time of research, System Notifier did not install its browser plug-ins on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox, however, it was bundled with other adware. Therefore, you are advised to remove all potentially unwanted browser add-ons from your Internet browsers.
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 ads by system notifier, 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 "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by system notifier, 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 "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with ads by system notifier 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 ads by system notifier, 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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