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Ads by Software Refresher Removal Manual

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Developed by Software Refresher LP, the Software Refresher application has been designed to improve the productivity of your system. The application is ad-supported so that it could provide free system features. Security experts classify Software Refresher app as PUP (potentially unwanted program) because the ad providers behind it use application to inject various advertisements it the websites the user is currently viewing. Computer users, who have the Software Refresher application installed on their PCs, will notice the numerous pop-up windows with special offers, coupons and discounts. Although the features provided by Software Refresher app may seem appealing to many, users should bear in mind that the third party ads promoted by Software Refresher may link them to unsafe web locations and expose their system to risk. Experts recommend the removal of the application with a reliable anti-malware tool.

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Ads by Software Refresher – Distribution

Software Refresher app can be downloaded from the official company web page, or it can end up in your system bundled with other software you have downloaded online for free. Such installations often occur unnoticed by the computer user, but if you just choose the Custom installation options, you will be presented with a list of all the additional programs and installations that will find their way into your PC if you do not opt-out. This can save you a lot of time and trouble when you come to think about it.

What Does Software Refresher Do?

The ads displayed by Software Refresher app can be quite annoying and interfere with your browsing activities, but they are not the only thing you should be concerned about if the application is present on your computer. Software Refresher is also reported to have browser settings changing capability and redirect users to suspicious websites. Software Refresher is compatible with the commonly used browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Opera.
Software Refresher may also track certain information on the affected machine, like:

  • IP address
  • Browsing history
  • Search queries
  • Other non-personally identifiable information

The collected data may then be shared with third parties for marketing purposes.

Safely Remove Software Refresher App from Your PC

Adware can be deleted both manually and with the assistance of competent AV software. Follow the steps provided below to delete Ads by Software Refresher from your computer permanently.


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1. Remove/Uninstall Software Refresher App

1. Remove/Uninstall Software Refresher App 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).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • 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 Software Refresher App.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove Software Refresher App from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window


    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu


    Select Software Refresher App and click “Remove


    After Software Refresher App is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu


  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate Software Refresher App and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After Software Refresher App is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    Select Software Refresher App to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.


    After Software Refresher App has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.

    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on Software Refresher App
    Click ‘Uninstall’


    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Software Refresher App. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Software Refresher App will be removed.

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    3. Remove Software Refresher App automatically with Spy Hunter Malware – Removal Tool.

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    Berta Bilbao

    Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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