Cosmos System Care Fake Optimizer – How to Remove It
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Cosmos System Care Fake Optimizer – How to Remove It

This article has been made with the main idea in mind to show you how you can remove the Cosmos System Care fake optimizer program from your PC.

Yet another one of those fake system optimization programs has been detected by security researchers. The program’s main goal is to convince users to download and install it in order to fix performance issues on their Windows machines. But Cosmos System Care has also been reported by users to display errors that may not be existent on their PCs and these reports raise some concerns especially because Cosmos System Care wants to purchase it’s full version in order to fix the displayed errors. If you want to remove this program from your PC, we strongly suggest reading the article underneath.

Threat Summary

NameCosmos System Care
TypePUP / Hoax System Optimizer
Short DescriptionMay pretend to find a lot of errors on your PC to get you to purchase it’s full version..
SymptomsYou may start seeing Comost System Care popping up automatically on your PC and running automatic scans that catch errors every time.
Distribution MethodBundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it.
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Cosmos System Care – Distribution Methods

The main method via which the Cosmos System Care program may be installed on your PC is believed to be via software bundling operation. This aggressive marketing strategy does involve the program being included in the installation wizards of other free software from the likes of media players, software optimizers and programs that users often tend to look for and use. Some third-party websites that are provide freeware programs for download may also modify the installers and add Cosmos System Care in one of the installation steps, where the program could be advertised as a “free extra” to your current install process. And the install step may not be easily seen, primarily because of the fact that it may be concealed in the “Advanced” or “Custom” installation mode.

Another way by which you may have started seeing Cosmos System Care to appear on your PC is by seeing misleading ads that claim your computer is slow. These ads have been a common sight for years now and seeing such ads on your PC is a sign that it may have an adware program installed on it as well. These ads may appear like the image below shows:

Cosmos System Care – Activity

Once installed on your machine, the Cosmos System Care program may begin to create various different types of files in your %AppData% and %ProgramFiles% directories and the program may also elevate it’s permissions to perform different activities on your PC. One of those activities is for the Cosmos System Care app to run automatically on system startup. This type of running may result in the app conducting automatic scans. Once ran, Cosmos System Care may display it’s main pannel which appears like the following:

After having done this, the Comsos System Care program may begin to detect different types of errors on your PC outlining it as a poor performing machine. To fix it and make it “run faster” again, the program wants victims to pay for it’s full version by typing in your credit card details. Be advised that if you are about to do this, you should halt immediately because the Cosmos System Care program is not one of those that are advisable to be trusted. The main reason for that is that security researchers have summed up reports that some of the so-called errors that are detected by Cosmos System Care may not even exist and the app only displays those errors to mislead victims into paying and should be removed on sight if detected.

How to Remove Cosmos System Care from Windows

Removing Cosmos System Care should be performed methodologically and properly. The app could present some difficulties for users during removal, because of the many files that it creates. One way to effectively remove Cosmos System Care is to follow the removal instructions that are underneath this article. They have been created with the main idea to help you remove this app either manually or automatically. Be advised that if manual removal is not something you feel prepared to do, security analysts often recommend using an advanced anti-malware program for the removal. Such tool will automatically attempt to scan for and remove any programs that are related to Cosmos System Care and make sure that the software is gone completely from your PC.

Ventsislav Krastev

Ventsislav has been covering the latest malware, software and newest tech developments at SensorsTechForum for 3 years now. He started out as a network administrator. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for discovery of new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management and then Network Administration, he found his passion within cybersecrurity and is a strong believer in basic education of every user towards online safety.

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