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System Healer – Description And Removal

Name System Healer
Type Rogue Antivirus Software
Short Description The program may look like a regular clean-up tool but it may also exaggerate with detection.
Symptoms The user may experience a lot of pop-ups that advertise the purchasing of a full version.
Distribution Method Bundling. Website redirect. Redirect by clicking on an online ad.
Detection tool Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By System Healer

System-healer-virusSystem Healer is a suspicious cleaning and optimizing program that is believed to exhibit exaggerated system error detections to make users upgrade for ‘full’ or ‘licensed’ version by paying. It involves annoying pop-ups on the desktop of the affected computer, and it also takes a lot of unnecessary processing power to run. Security investigators have concluded that this program is unwanted on your computer, and it is strongly advisable not to pay 47.88$ for the licensed version package of the software.

System Healer – How Did I Install It?

You may have clicked on an ad, saying something similar to ‘Is your PC slow?’ or something not related and this may have led you to their download page on their site. But you may have also been redirected by an adware PUP on your computer. Some browser hijackers have the tendency to cause redirects during browsing.

However, the most effective way that these programs use to distribute is a method, called bundling. As seen from the picture below, some software providing sites include third-party apps like System Healer that flood your computer with pop-ups but may be entirely useless. This is done for profit and is a quite effective marketing strategy since most users tend to fast-click through the install steps of their setups.

bundling

More About System Healer

System Healer is designed to look like the most modern registry cleaners and optimizers. However, don’t be fooled because the program does not clean anything from your computer.

In fact, we have cleaned all the issues from the computer with one of the best authentic computer optimizers and cleaners. After which, we scanned our PC with System Healer. Here are the results:

system-healer-results

Then we tried to fix the issue it redirected us to a payment web page to purchase the full version of the software.

system-healer-payment

When left with no action, system healer displayed intrusive pop-ups in the corners and the center of the screen, prompting us to remove issues and purchase a full version. It also presented a pop-up when we tried to close it.

messy-pop-ups

Either way, it is a better decision not to pay for System Healer’s full package (around 40$), for several different reasons:

  • It may annoy with exaggerated pop-ups.
  • You should not share you financial information online with unfamiliar parties.
  • You can download free applications that will provide you with the same service without paying a dime.

More to it than that, we have scanned our computer with an advanced anti-malware program that also detects potentially unwanted software on the machine. It detected System Healer as a PUP(Potentially Unwanted Program) and discovered a lot of registry values connected with it in the Windows Registry Editor.

system-healer-scan

How To Remove System Healer and Protect Yourself From PUPs?

If you want to avoid unneeded programs like System Healer from your PC, make sure you take extreme care when you install new software on your PC. An excellent tool to help you is EULAlyzer. It will locate any specific keywords, such as ‘third-party applications included’ and others.

If you wish to remove this program, make sure you follow the step-by-step instructions, provided below. They will help you uninstall the program and delete any registry values or objects that are left over after manual removal. To remove such objects automatically, you should also download an advanced anti-malware program. It should also have an active shield that will detect any potential hazards to your PC even if you miss them by yourself.

Step 1: Remove/Uninstall System Healer in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
  • uninstall-virus-fig1

  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
  • uninstall-virus-fig2

  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
  • uninstall-virus-fig3

    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall System Healer.

    Step 2: Remove System Healer automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.

    To clean your computer you should download an updated anti-malware program on a safe PC and then install it on the affected computer in offline mode. After that you should boot into safe mode and scan your computer to remove all System Healer associated objects.

    NOTE! Substantial notification about the System Healer threat: Manual removal of System Healer requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.

    Berta Bilbao

    Berta is the Editor-in-Chief of SensorsTechForum. She is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space.

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