|Short Description||Hard Case promises to enhance the user’s browsing experience.|
|Symptoms||It may display ads and obtain information from the user.|
|Distribution Method||Via freeware packages (bundling).|
|Detection tool||Download SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Hard Case|
What Is Hard Case?
Hard Case is a browser extension that will presumably enhance your browsing. This program has been classified as adware, however. This means that it will start present numerous advertisements as soon as it has been installed on your computer. It is compatible with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. This means that the ads will appear regardless of the browser you are using. Hard Case is not a program that is recommended that you have on your PC. It is will just get in the way of your browsing instead of improving it. What is more, it may also expose your system to virtual risks. This is why it is best to remove it.
What Does Hard Case Do?
Hard Case will be attached to your browser right after it has been installed. Then it will immediately start generating numerous advertisements while you try to browse the web. You will be presented with pop-up, banner, in-text, as well as other types of ads. These will mostly present you with deals, discounts, and promotions for various items. So you may think that the program’s purpose is to help you save money. But this is definitely not the case. It only presents you with the ads so that you can click on them. This is how its developers earn money.
How Did Hard Case End Up on My PC?
Hard Case has its own official website. However, it is not available for download on there. What is more, if you go to its official web page, you will see that Hard Case is yet another program belonging to SuperWeb LLC. This company is responsible for numerous clones of the same adware, and Hard Case is one of them.
Still, Hard Case can find a way onto your computer. It does this via bundled downloads. With this method, Hard Case can be installed without being noticed by users. To prevent any applications being installed without your permission, we recommend the following measures:
- Download software only from reputable sources and avoid any third-party software dispensers.
- Do not skip through the install wizard. Instead, pay attention to the information you are presented with.
- Select Custom/Advanced installation. This is the best way to check whether there are additional programs on the installer and prevent them from being installed.
What Are the Dangers of Hard Case?
If you are familiar with the programs by SuperWeb LLC, then you know why Hard Case must be removed. The ads that it shows can lead to harmful websites. Then, you can be in all kinds of trouble. Your computer may get infected, which will most likely lead to your personal and financial information getting stolen. Another possibility is for you to be transferred to a phishing website. This will try to trick you into sharing your sensitive information. As you can see, Hard Case can expose your system to severe virtual threats. This is why it is recommended that you remove it right away.
How to Remove Hard Case
Luckily, Hard Case is not itself malicious. Removing it is not that difficult. All you have to do is go to Control Panel, open the list of programs, find its entry, and uninstall it. Although this may be easy, it does not guarantee that your computer is safe. It is likely that there is more adware on it, not to mention the possibility of there being malware as the computer is not protected. Cybersecurity specialists recommend having a reliable antimalware program on your PC. This will remove all intruders automatically. It will also prevent any unwanted programs entering your computer 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 Hard Case from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Hard Case from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Hard Case from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Hard Case from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Hard Case from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Hard Case from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Hard Case from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Hard Case from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Hard Case
Step 2: Uninstall Hard Case 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 Hard Case 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 Hard Case there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Hard Case from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Hard Case 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 Hard Case 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 Hard Case files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Hard Case, 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 Hard Case 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 Hard Case 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 Hard Case 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 Hard Case 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 Hard Case will be removed.
Eliminate Hard Case 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.