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|Short Description||The program should take care of outdated drivers.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 malware|
|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When the program was run for research purposes, it started scanning the system for outdated drivers. As a result of the scan, one outdated driver was found.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.
Step 3: Remove Desktop Improver automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Desktop Improver from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Desktop Improver on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Desktop Improver in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Desktop Improver from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Desktop Improver from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Desktop Improver from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Desktop Improver from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable Desktop Improver Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove Desktop Improver from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Desktop Improver
Step 2: Uninstall Desktop Improver 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 Desktop Improver 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 Desktop Improver there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Desktop Improver from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Desktop Improver 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 Desktop Improver 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 Desktop Improver files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Desktop Improver, 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 Desktop Improver 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 Desktop Improver 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 Desktop Improver 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 Desktop Improver 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 Desktop Improver will be removed.
Eliminate Desktop Improver 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.
Remove Push Notifications caused by Desktop Improver from Your Browsers.
Turn Off Push Notifications from Google Chrome
To disable any Push Notices from Google Chrome browser, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to Settings in Chrome.
Step 2: In Settings, select “Advanced Settings”:
Step 3: Click “Content Settings”:
Step 4: Open “Notifications”:
Step 5: Click the three dots and choose Block, Edit or Remove options:
Remove Push Notifications on Firefox
Step 1: Go to Firefox Options.
Step 2: Go to “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search bar and click "Settings":
Step 3: Click “Remove” on any site you wish notifications gone and click “Save Changes”
Stop Push Notifications on Opera
Step 1: In Opera, press ALT+P to go to Settings
Step 2: In Setting search, type “Content” to go to Content Settings.
Step 3: Open Notifications:
Step 4: Do the same as you did with Google Chrome (explained below):
Eliminate Push Notifications on Safari
Step 1: Open Safari Preferences.
Step 2: Choose the domain from where you like push pop-ups gone and change to "Deny" from "Allow".