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.
|Name||Cosmos System Care|
|Type||PUP / Hoax System Optimizer|
|Short Description||May pretend to find a lot of errors on your PC to get you to purchase it’s full version..|
|Symptoms||You may start seeing Comost System Care popping up automatically on your PC and running automatic scans that catch errors every time.|
|Distribution Method||Bundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it.|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Cosmos System Care.|
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.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Cosmos System Care from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Cosmos System Care from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Cosmos System Care from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Cosmos System Care from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Cosmos System Care from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Cosmos System Care from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Cosmos System Care from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Cosmos System Care from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Cosmos System Care
Step 2: Uninstall Cosmos System Care 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 Cosmos System Care 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 Cosmos System Care there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Cosmos System Care from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Cosmos System Care 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 Cosmos System Care 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 malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Cosmos System Care 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 Cosmos System Care 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 Cosmos System Care 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 Cosmos System Care 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 Cosmos System Care will be removed.
Eliminate Cosmos System Care 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.