Super Great Adware

Also Known As: Ads by Super Great
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Super Great removal instructions

What is Super Great?

Super Great is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) claiming to improve the Internet browsing experience by enabling features such as coupons, comparison shopping, etc. - "We're passionate about improving web by providing the best tools to enhance the browsing experience, from searching the web to comparing online deals to find the best prices. We've combined all of our great ideas into the Super Great product suite, a FREE set of tools that work to make your browsing experience... better!" These fake promises may trick some users into believing that Super Great is a legitimate and useful app, however, it is classed as adware. This PUP infiltrates systems without users' permission, displays intrusive online advertisements, and tracks Internet browsing activity.

Super Great adware

The types of displayed ads include search, pop-up, interstitial, transitional, banner, and full-page. The developers of this adware (SuperWeb LLC) employ a virtual layer, which allows placement any graphical content on visited websites. The displayed ads do not originate from the visited sites - they conceal underlying content, thereby diminishing the Internet browsing experience. In addition, some ads may lead to rogue sites, and thus, clicking them might cause further computer infections. Super Great gathers various Internet browsing-related information. Although the Privacy Policy of this PUP states that the collected data is not personally identifiable, these claims are false, since Internet Protocol (IP) addresses (to determine geographic locations), unique identifier numbers, website URLs visited, search queries entered into search engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.), pages viewed, and other collected data, may clearly contain private details. SuperWeb LLC shares this information with third parties, and for this reason, the presence of Super Great adware on your system can lead to privacy issues. We strongly recommend that you uninstall this PUP immediately.

Super Great Privacy Policy statement regarding data collection:

We only share or sell your non-public personal information with non-affiliated third parties when we believe doing so is permitted by you or authorized by this Privacy Policy. In addition, the Company may share your personal information with our parent, subsidiary or affiliate companies without restriction.

There are hundreds of rogue adware-type browser extensions (for example, Gem GrabBlazer Deals, Happy Cloud, and BetterBrowse) identical to Super Great. Be aware that SuperWeb LLC releases identical applications under different names to avoid detection by legitimate anti-spyware and anti-virus suites. Adware-type applications claim to enhance the Internet browsing experience, however, neither Super Great, nor any other of these other apps provide users with any useful features - their purpose is to generate revenue by displaying ads and collecting various user/system information.

How did Super Great install on my computer?

Super Great infiltrates systems using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' - stealth installation of third party apps with the chosen software. Many users do not pay enough attention during the download and installation processes, thus, developers intentionally hide installation of bogus software within the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings. Unaware of this, users often skip this section, thereby inadvertently installing third party software.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Pay close attention during download and installation of any software. Both processes should be closely observed, and all offers to install additional applications, declined. In addition, use the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' options - this will reveal any concealed rogue applications listed for installation and enable you to opt-out. The key to computer safety is caution - the download and installation processes should never be rushed.

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Quick menu:

Super Great adware removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

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:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

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:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

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.

Super Great adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "Super Great", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Super Great ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove Super Great ads from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing Super Great ads from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "Super Great", select this entry and click "Remove".

Removing Super Great ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by super great, 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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing Super Great  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "Super Great", select this entry and click the trash can icon.

Removing Super Great ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by super great, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google 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.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing Super Great ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove "Super Great".

Removing Super Great ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by super great removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) logoRemove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) 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.

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by super great, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 1

In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 2

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.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, 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.

Removal assistance:
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Malware activity

Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

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Ads by Super Great QR code
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