Super PC Cleaner is a windows-based “cleaner” software that comes bundled with adware. Our page was created to help users remove it, as it is deceptive and tricky. It has been flagged as an adware helped and a potentially unwanted application by major security providers.
What to expect when your PC has been infected with Super PC Cleaner
As we have already pointed out, Super PC Cleaner is an Adware-based product. Following the logic that comes from this fact, we can conclude that you should expect a lot of appearing online ads (without your knowing approval) that may slightly disrupt your entire online experience. Their number might be so great, that your PC may become significantly slower and this might irritate you even more. It is also possible, yet unlikely, that some of the produced pop-ups, boxes, banners and tabs may cause some redirections to possibly questionable pages with rather shady content. Briefly, these are the possible annoyances you might experience thanks to an infection with Super PC Cleaner.
Why is this program displaying so many advertisements?
It is very simple – Adware is a term that embraces all ad-displaying programs, which have been developed with the sole purpose to advertise goods, software, various products, companies and services. This is the online equivalent of the annoying ads that are broadcast in the middle of a very interesting movie, for example. Another essential reason for creating such ad-generating software is that every software developer, just as any other human being, needs money to maintain their activities, businesses, lifestyles. There are many vendors and producers, who are very interested in promoting whatever they sell online, and that is how they motivate developers to do that – by paying them according to the exact number of shown and sometimes clicked on ads. If you’re wondering how Super PC Cleaner gets distributed, the usual method is by mixing it with other programs and creating bundles that are then typically spread for free. Of course, Super PC Cleaner could infect your computer via torrents, infected web pages, spam emails and their attachments, but program bundles still remain the main source of this annoyance.
Is there reason to think Adware is malicious?
Luckily, there is no reason to classify Super PC Cleaner or any other Adware-based product as malware. All viruses belong to the group of malicious software and this is thanks to the evil activities that these programs usually perform. When it comes to Super PC Cleaner, no truly disturbing actions may come from it – it doesn’t cause any file encryptions, it cannot help any virus sneak into your system, it doesn’t explore weaknesses and spy on your credentials, activities and everyday life. It can only keep getting on your nerves until you remove it from your PC.
It’s likely that you don’t recall ever installing this program on your PC. This is probably because Super PC Cleaner had entered your computer in a bundle and you made the very common mistake of installing the whole content of it. This may happen when you go with the wrong installation option when you install a piece of software – the brief / quick / automatic / default one. These options are known to incorporate the whole bundle into your PC. If you need a certain product from a given combo but you prefer to skip the part with the irritating ads, you need an installation wizard feature that lets you opt out of programs. This usually is the customized one, as you can customize the whole installation process. In fact, this option will spare you lots of bigger issues such as Trojan and Ransomware-caused contaminations.
Let’s share some prevention secrets
Actually, prevention is not a complex process but it needs to be a constant one. It consists of many small steps that will ensure the health of your PC. The main ones are: extreme carefulness when it comes to downloading free or suspicious software from the web; caution when it comes to torrents and streaming websites; sensible behavior when it comes to the condition of your anti-malware tool, remember that it should be a good one, usually a paid version, updated and working. Other minor pieces of advice include the use of a pop-up blocker; however, it will only save you from the website-hosted pop-ups and banners. Another important reminder is to avoid any suspicious looking web pages, videos and emails. And, last but not least, in case of an ongoing infection, use the Removal Guide at the end of this page. Tested and functional, it should help you solve your Super PC Cleaner-related technical issues.
Super PC Cleaner Removal
Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.
Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:
Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.
- Remember this step – if you have reason to believe a bigger threat (like ransomware) is on your PC, check everything here.
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:
If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments.
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
- This step is very important, because you can catch other threats (like Ransomware and Spyware) while looking for the Adware process.
Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. End the process after you open the folder, then delete the directories you were sent to.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
If all the prior steps fail to help you or you have reason to believe your system is exposed to threats like Ransomware, we advise you to download a professional scanner and remover.
Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!