What is SuperClick?
SuperClick claims to provide features such as advanced Internet searching and information translation - this is to trick users into installation of this application. Many users find this browser plug-in legitimate and useful, however, SuperClick is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and adware.
A deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' is used in SuperClick adware distribution and is one of the reasons for these negative associations. Bundling is stealth installation of additional programs together with the chosen software, and therefore, SuperClick often installs without users' permission.
Following successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox intrusive online advertisements are displayed and Internet browsing activity is tracked.
After installation, SuperClick generates banner, search, in-text, coupon, and other types of advertisement that redirect users to various websites. There is a high probability that these websites will contain infectious content, and therefore, clicking them exposes your computer to risk of infection.
SuperClick is known to track Internet browsing-related information including Internet Protocol (IP) addresses (to determine users' geographic locations), operating system/browser types, browsing details (websites visited, pages viewed, search queries, etc.) and other computer-related data.
Some of this collected information may be personally identifiable, thus, the presence of bogus applications such as SuperClick on your system can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. You are strongly advised to uninstall this adware from your system immediately.
SuperClick is a regular adware-type application, and similar or identical to many others including Safer-Surfer, Blockeru, Desktop Recipe, and Desktop Search - these are just some examples. Adware-type applications such as SuperClick are developed to generate revenue by the display of ads and sharing collected data with third parties.
They provide no significant value for the user. SuperClick is mostly distributed using small programs called 'download managers' on freeware download websites such as downloads.com, soft32.com, and softonic.com. Download managers offer installation of third party applications (via pop ups) to monetize their traffic and free services.
The developers make assurances that their promoted software is 'legitimate and virus-free', however, it is likely to be adware or malware. Computer infections can be avoided by closely analysing each step of the free software download procedure, and ensuring that no third party applications are included.
Furthermore, software downloaded from the Internet should be installed using the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' options - this will reveal any bundled applications listed for installation and allow you to opt-out. If you have installed SuperClick adware, the following removal instructions will help you to eliminate this PUP from your system.
Deceptive free software installers used in Super Click adware distribution:
Super Click adware generating intrusive online ads ('Ads by SC', 'Powered by SC' and 'SC Advertisements'):
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- What is SC?
- STEP 1. Uninstall SC application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove SC adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove SC ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by SC' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove SC adware from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
SuperClick adware removal:
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 "SuperClick 220.127.116.11", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes SuperClick ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove SuperClick adware from 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 "SuperClick", select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the superclick adware, 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 "SuperClick", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the superclick adware, 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 plug-ins 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 "SuperClick".
Computer users who have problems with superclick adware 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 superclick adware, 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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