|Short Description||Social Reviewer can be regarded as a potentially unwanted application.|
|Symptoms||The user is encountering intrusive pop-ups and banner advertisements.|
|Distribution Method||In freeware packages (bundling) or by clicking on random pop-up windows.|
|Detection tool||Download SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Social Reviewer|
What Is Social Reviewer?
Social Reviewer is yet another program that promises it will help you keep track with who is unfriending you on Facebook. This is literally all it offers. While some users may consider this useful for one reason or another, it is not recommended that you have this program on your computer. It has actually been classified as adware. This means that it will start showing numerous ads as soon as it has been installed on your computer. Adware programs are considered unwanted as they are known to be easily exploited by cyber criminals. This means that it can expose your system to the risk of infection. You are better off without this program. This is why we recommend keeping it away from your PC.
What Does Social Reviewer Do?
The main purpose of Social Reviewer is to show users ads. It will start doing this upon installation. This browser extension is compatible with Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer, or at least that is what is stated on its official website. Social Reviewer will start showing pop-up, banner, in-text, interstitial, and other types of ads. Another thing that Social Reviewer will do is track your browsing habits. This way it will be able to display relevant ads. Social Reviewer is able to collect your IP address, browsing history, search queries, as well as other data.
Is Social Reviewer Dangerous?
The program itself is harmless, apart from being really annoying. However, there are certain risks related to its activities. The company is not liable for the contents of the ads it presents, nor does it review them. This means that it is easy for some malicious third-party to use Social Reviewer to promote its harmful websites. If you are transferred to one of these, you can be in real trouble. Some malicious websites will try to infect your computer. They could cause all sorts of problems with operating the PC. Not to mention that your sensitive information is likely to be stolen. Other malicious web pages may try to fool you into sharing your personal and financial information by claiming you have won some prize, for instance.
How Did Social Reviewer Get on My PC?
Although this program has an official website, there is no working download link there. The program uses bundled downloads to spread to computers. This tactic is used by numerous adware applications. To avoid getting any unwanted software on your computer without your permission, we suggest the following:
Avoid third-party software distributors
Do not skip through the installation process
Opt for Advanced/Custom installation. This will allow you to prevent any additional software from being installed
How to Remove Social Reviewer?
Because adware programs are not malicious, it is not difficult to remove Social Reviewer. Do it by going to Control Panel, then open the list of programs, and uninstall Social Reviewer. Still, this program has managed to enter your system unnoticed. This means that there may be more unwanted applications on it. Even worse, it is possible that you have malware on the PC or will have at some point in the future. Security specialists advise that users have powerful AV software on their systems that will clean them of all intruders. This way, you will also not have to worry about any infections infiltrating your PC in the future.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter
- Guide 1: How to Remove Social Reviewer from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Social Reviewer on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Social Reviewer in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Social Reviewer from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Social Reviewer from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Social Reviewer from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Social Reviewer from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable Social Reviewer Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove Social Reviewer from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Social Reviewer
Step 2: Uninstall Social Reviewer 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 Social Reviewer 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 Social Reviewer there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Social Reviewer from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Social Reviewer 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 Social Reviewer 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 Social Reviewer files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Social Reviewer, 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 Social Reviewer 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 Social Reviewer 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 Social Reviewer 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 Social Reviewer 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 Social Reviewer will be removed.
Eliminate Social Reviewer 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 Social Reviewer 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".