According to our security research, Desktop Improver is advertised as a program that takes care of the system’s drivers. However, it is classified as a potentially unwanted program that may have Trojan components. Desktop Improver has been detected by multiple scanners hosted on the public Google service VirusTotal. The high detection ratio points to the fact that the application is not safe to use, and is in fact related to malware.
|Short Description||The program should take care of outdated drivers. However, fixing issues requires registration.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware websites, freeware installers, its official website.|
|Detection Tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by Desktop Improver|
|User Experience||Join our forum to start the discussion about Desktop Improver.|
Desktop Improver Technical Review, Distribution
Desktop Improver may seem like a useful application but it may end up compromising your system, instead of providing any services. It is available for download on cnet.com and may apply the installer by download.com. Desktop Improver can also be downloaded from its official website.
When the program was run for research purposes, it started scanning the system for outdated drivers. As a result of the scan, one outdated driver was found.
However, in order to fix the issue, the program requires registration. The user will be redirected to www(dot)safecart.com where an online form needs to be filled in.
Possible malware has been detected in several of the files it drops onto the system.
DesktopImprover.exe Scan Report
4 AV scanners have detected malware components in this executable process. Possible detections include:
Unins000.exe Scan Report
5 AV scanners have detected malware components in this executable process. Possible detections include:
setup-62950400.exe Scan Report
20 AV scanners have detected possible malware in this executable process. Possible detections include:
- Win32/WinWrapper.J potentially unwanted
Users should also be aware that the program may have been developed by Tuto4PC. Tuto4PC has been classified as an adware provider. Read this article to learn more:
PackEditorTools by Tuto4PC
Desktop Improver Removal Options
Since Desktop Improver is hosted freeware websites, it may have been distributed in bundled installers. Such installers may drop unwanted or unknown programs onto the system. To avoid such downloads from happening, you should pay close attention during the setup process. Also, make sure always to read the EULA of all services or programs you plan to run on your system.
Since Desktop Improver has been detected as a PUP and an adware program, it may also generate unwanted advertisements. Ad-supported programs are also observed to collect information from users.
You can refer to our removal manual, created to eliminate unwanted software. After you have followed the removal steps, you should think of scanning your system via AV software.
Step 1: Remove/Uninstall Desktop Improver 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.
Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Desktop Improver.
Step 2: Remove Desktop Improver from your browser
Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu
Select Desktop Improver and click “Remove”
After Desktop Improver is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
Select Desktop Improver 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 Desktop Improver has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.
From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
In the new window select ‘Extensions’
Click once on Desktop Improver
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Desktop Improver. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Desktop Improver will be removed.