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Steps to Remove GrouperConcept

rp_pc-150x150.pngMany users are viewing unwanted advertisements on the pages they regularly visit. In most cases, such advertisements are generated by ad-supported software developed as browser extensions and add-ons. GrouperConcept most likely fits the description of an application offering the user assistance while shopping online. GrouperConcept may show advertisements (pop-up/ pop-under windows, banners, in-text ads) about discounts and similar, shopping-related deals.

However, such content sponsored by GrouperConcept may not be entirely safe since it may have sneaked into the system without the user’s prior knowledge.

Download a System Scanner, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By GrouperConcept.

Why Do I See Ads by GrouperConcept?

One of the distribution ways applied by adware is called bundling. Bundling is the process of offering several products in one single package. In software, bundling is deployed mostly for financial reasons. However, some third party digital advertisers may rely on ad-supported browser extensions to gather first-hand information from users.
Bundling can be avoided by opting for the advanced software installer and unchecking added software.

Is GrouperConcept Dangerous?

The main issue with ad-supported applications is related to privacy. Such applications tend to gather personally identifiable and non-identifiable information from the user.

PII is any piece of information that may be used to track down a person. PII consists of:

→Names, usernames, passwords, email addresses, physical addresses, age, gender.

Non-PII consists of browsing information – histories, search queries, cookies, etc. Such information may be exploited by interested sites for the purpose of displaying relevant advertisements.

Should I Remove GrouperConcept?

To avoid compromising their safety, users seeing ads by GrouperConcept should consider scanning their systems. Some adware applications are easy to remove manually, others turn out to be more persistent, re-loading each time the PC is rebooted.

Have a look at the steps provided below the article. In future, be careful while browsing and intending to download free software from the Web.

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1. Remove/Uninstall GrouperConcept

1. Remove/Uninstall GrouperConcept 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. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
  • uninstall-virus-fig3

    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall GrouperConcept.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove GrouperConcept from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window

    uninstall-fig4

    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

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    Select GrouperConcept and click “Remove

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    After GrouperConcept is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu

    uninstall-fig7

  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate GrouperConcept and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After GrouperConcept is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    Select GrouperConcept 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’.

    uninstall-fig12

    After GrouperConcept has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.
    uninstall-fig13

    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on GrouperConcept
    Click ‘Uninstall’

    uninstall-fig14

    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall GrouperConcept. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the GrouperConcept will be removed.

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    Milena Dimitrova

    Milena Dimitrova

    An inspired writer and content manager who has been with SensorsTechForum since the beginning. Focused on user privacy and malware development, she strongly believes in a world where cybersecurity plays a central role. If common sense makes no sense, she will be there to take notes. Those notes may later turn into articles! Follow Milena @Milenyim

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