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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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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- Guide 1: How to Remove Software Refresher App from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Software Refresher App from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Software Refresher App from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Software Refresher App from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Software Refresher App from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Software Refresher App from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Software Refresher App from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Software Refresher App from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Software Refresher App
Step 2: Uninstall Software Refresher App and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 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 are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Software Refresher App on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Software Refresher App there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Software Refresher App from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Software Refresher App and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Software Refresher App via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove Software Refresher App files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Software Refresher App, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Software Refresher App from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Software Refresher App from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Software Refresher App from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Software Refresher App from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Software Refresher App will be removed.
Eliminate Software Refresher App from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.