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Super TuneUp. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Jake Doevan - - | Type: System tools

Super TuneUp — a bogus system optimization tool that tracks its users while promoting its full version

Super TuneUp
Super TuneUp is a product from the company that has a bad name for creating these rogue system applications.
Super TuneUp is a highly questionable tool that has been promoted as a free Windows registry repair software that is supposed to clean the computer system and improve its performance. However, it seems that its developer Systweak Software has yet another purpose of releasing the software which is collecting users' information to design more tempting ads and make its product more profitable. If you visited the official website of Super TuneUp, you could find claims about the usefulness of the app. Besides, there is also a statement that it's a Microsoft Partner. However, these claims are false because Microsoft recommends avoiding programs offering users to modify their Registries.[1] The only thing this program does is helping the user scan the system and allegedly finding invalid registry keys that are supposedly causing system slowdowns and crashes. Additionally, it offers to fix these issues for $40. Please, do NOT spend your money on such useless tools!

Name Super TuneUp
Type System tools 
Category  Potentially unwanted application
Purpose  Lure people's money for useless tools 
Symptoms  Delivers fake scan results, redirects to commercial pages, displays advertisements 
Price  $39.95
Distribution  Software bundles, official website, deceptive ads
Elimination  Use Reimage or Malwarebytes Malwarebytes to remove Super TuneUp

Super TuneUp virus is one of many unwanted programs developed by Systweak. Tools like Regclean Pro or Advanced Identity Protector are widely known for being designed just to make money for PUP's developer. Various programs like these two have formed a negative reputation for SysTweak Inc.

For the most part, Super TuneUp is promoted as a system cleaning and organization tool that significantly improves the performance of the machine. However, this fake software has mostly been made for questionable purposes. While it is not dangerous, it causes fake alerts that are filled with invented issues. Besides, its victims are interrupted by annoying commercial content which follows them while browsing the web. 

Various antivirus programs can identify this tool as a dangerous program or PUP, but there is a chance that some scanners will still detect Super TuneUp as safe. However, before you let this PUP to enter your system, note that in most of the cases it is recognized as dangerous:

  • PUP.Optional.AdvancedSystemProtector;
  • Win32.Application.Systweak.M;
  • W32.HfsAdware.8259;
  • Generic.3BE;
  • a variant of Win32/SuperTuneup.A potentially unwanted;
  • Riskware.Agent!;
  • Virus.Gen!c;
  • etc.[2]

The main goal for Super TuneUp is to create revenue for its developers. They have also been using the pay-per-per-click[3] method to generate even more money from advertising. When browsing the official website, you can find the information about the price of this tool which is $39.95. However, this tool is useless, and you shouldn't pay for it.

Also, we should warn the potential victims that this PUP can be used for data tracking. The official Privacy policy section on the main Super TuneUp's website reads the following:

We may use personal information to display or send personalized content to our website visitors as well as to send newsletter, product features, promotional material, special offers and other updates to our customers and newsletter subscribers. A subscriber may, at any time, opt out of receiving such information. We also use collected information to evaluate and administer our products and services, resolve customers issues like respond to any problems that may arise such as product delivery failures, difficulties in navigating our sites or accessing certain features as well as to gauge user trends to determine what products are most popular with users.

You need to remove Super TuneUp as soon as you noticed any activity related to advertisements and rogue tool promotions because there is a possibility that rogue system optimizers install additional features on the machine including browser extensions or other unwanted applications. 

Super TuneUp removal can be done using Reimage or Malwarebytes MalwarebytesCombo Cleaner or any other anti-malware program. These tools detect rogue files, applications and even harmful malware on the system, delete those intruders and improve the overall performance of your PC. make sure to use reputable sources for the software because as researchers[4] note, many unwanted programs can come during insecure downloads and installations. 

Potentially unwanted programs come silently via the internet

Even though this rogue tool has an official website and deceptive advertisements promote it for people the most common way to spread bogus applications like this is software bundling technique. Many people download this tool themselves willingly but, in most cases, the tool appears on the system without permission or knowledge.

During freeware installations when you get applications from p2p networks or questionable sources, various bundles come to your system pre-packed with unwanted programs that behave intrusively. However, you can avoid this infiltration if you choose sources for your programs wisely and pay more attention.

When installing the software, you need to choose Advanced or Custom options that allow you to see every step of the process and control which additional application gets on your computer and which is not. You can de-select any unwanted program that comes marked as additional and install the application you needed in the first place. 

Super TuneUp elimination requires professional anti-malware tools

To remove Super TuneUp or any other potentially unwanted applications, the best way to go is anti-malware programs. You can rely on your antivirus too if you do not have additional software. We have a few suggestions below if you want to look out for options.

A full system scan that anti-malware performs during Super TuneUp removal can be very beneficial for the performance of your device because during the process various intruders can be detected and later removed from the device. Employ a program which can be trusted and keep it up-to-date on the machine. This allows terminating other intruders later on.

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, Malwarebytes MalwarebytesCombo Cleaner, Plumbytes Anti-MalwareMalwarebytes Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Super TuneUp, follow these steps:

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Remove Super TuneUp from Windows systems

Get rid of Super TuneUp from your device by following these steps:

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall Super TuneUp and related programs
    Here, look for Super TuneUp or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
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Eliminate Super TuneUp from Internet Explorer (IE)

If Super TuneUp added any browser extensions or bookmarks make sure you remove them and change needed settings

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Super TuneUp and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Super TuneUp removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
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Erase Super TuneUp from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, Super TuneUp should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Get rid of Super TuneUp from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select Super TuneUp and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Super TuneUp removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Uninstall Super TuneUp from Google Chrome

Change your Google Chrome settings to default to make sure that Super TuneUp hasn't changes anything that affects the performance

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select Super TuneUp and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Super TuneUp removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

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