What Is NobleCap?
NobleCap is a rogue software whose main purpose revolves around getting you to purchase its full license. This nasty program’s main idea is to convince you that your computer is slow and full of errors. This is a well-known practice used by many potentially unwanted programs (PUPs).
Having an unwanted application, like NobleCap, is not good for your computer. This app is part of the PC Accelerate Pro programs, which are all made by the same developer, but with different file names. Usually, these apps display hoax detections to get you to upgrade to their licensed version, which often costs a lot of money. And the detected errors may not even be errors, and there may be no problems with your computer.
Read this removal manual to learn more information about NobleCap and how you can uninstall this software completely.
|Name||NobleCap, also known as PcAcceleratePro, SilverSpeedup, PerecSpeedup, VixSpeedup, YixSpeedUp, EsphenacyASP, OnrymSpeedup, NoblePCAP|
|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 PC Accelerate Pro 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.|
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss NobleCap.|
NobleCap – More Information
NobleCap may be spread across computers as a result of being downloaded from a suspicious and scammy web page. Such pages often get on your browser as a result of a browser hijacker or adware already having affected it. They often claim that your computer is at risk, has not been updated or has some form of an error.
Another way via which NobleCap may end up on your computer is very likely due to software bundling. This is the activity of adding NobleCap to the setup of another freeware app you may have recently installed. You could encounter NobleCap being advertised as a “free extra” of some sort in some installers. But it is not easy to detect it, because such install steps are hidden in the “advanced” setup modes, and most users choose the “express” install instead.
When NobleCap is added to your computer, you may find that it has added registry entries in the Run and RunOnce keys of Windows. This allows NobleCap to run every time you turn on your computer and perform automatic scans. You can find the keys in the following Windows Registry Editor locations:
Besides these keys, the software may also drop the program files that allow it to run actively while on your computer. These files may be located in the following directories on your local disk:
The interesting here is that some of these files can also run actively on your Windows Task Manager as a hidden process. This allows NobleCap to stay active all the time and also prevents you from uninstalling it the traditional way.
NobleCap is related to PC Accelerate Pro. This means that it may appear like the following once being added to your computer:
Keep reading this post to see how to remove this program effectively from your computer system.
How to Remove NobleCap from Your PC
NobleCap is an app that may prove tricky to remove. This is why we have created the step-by-step guide below that will allow you to effectively delete this app. Since it may have appeared on your computer due to adware also affecting it, it is strongly advisable to scan your computer system for any malware and adware using anti-malware software. Such a professional program will automatically eliminate NobleCap and all related viruses from your computer and protect it in the future.
- Guide 1: How to Remove NobleCap from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of NobleCap on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove NobleCap in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase NobleCap from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall NobleCap from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove NobleCap from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate NobleCap from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable NobleCap Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove NobleCap from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove NobleCap
Step 2: Uninstall NobleCap 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 NobleCap 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 NobleCap there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of NobleCap from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall NobleCap 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 NobleCap 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 NobleCap files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as NobleCap, 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 NobleCap 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 NobleCap 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 NobleCap 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 NobleCap 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 NobleCap will be removed.
Eliminate NobleCap 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 NobleCap 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".