|Type||Rogue Antivirus Software|
|Short Description||The program may look like a regular clean-up tool but it may also exaggerate with detection.|
|Symptoms||The user may experience a lot of pop-ups that advertise the purchasing of a full version.|
|Distribution Method||Bundling. Website redirect. Redirect by clicking on an online ad.|
|Detection tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By System Healer|
System Healer is a suspicious cleaning and optimizing program that is believed to exhibit exaggerated system error detections to make users upgrade for ‘full’ or ‘licensed’ version by paying. It involves annoying pop-ups on the desktop of the affected computer, and it also takes a lot of unnecessary processing power to run. Security investigators have concluded that this program is unwanted on your computer, and it is strongly advisable not to pay 47.88$ for the licensed version package of the software.
System Healer – How Did I Install It?
You may have clicked on an ad, saying something similar to ‘Is your PC slow?’ or something not related and this may have led you to their download page on their site. But you may have also been redirected by an adware PUP on your computer. Some browser hijackers have the tendency to cause redirects during browsing.
However, the most effective way that these programs use to distribute is a method, called bundling. As seen from the picture below, some software providing sites include third-party apps like System Healer that flood your computer with pop-ups but may be entirely useless. This is done for profit and is a quite effective marketing strategy since most users tend to fast-click through the install steps of their setups.
More About System Healer
System Healer is designed to look like the most modern registry cleaners and optimizers. However, don’t be fooled because the program does not clean anything from your computer.
In fact, we have cleaned all the issues from the computer with one of the best authentic computer optimizers and cleaners. After which, we scanned our PC with System Healer. Here are the results:
Then we tried to fix the issue it redirected us to a payment web page to purchase the full version of the software.
When left with no action, system healer displayed intrusive pop-ups in the corners and the center of the screen, prompting us to remove issues and purchase a full version. It also presented a pop-up when we tried to close it.
Either way, it is a better decision not to pay for System Healer’s full package (around 40$), for several different reasons:
- It may annoy with exaggerated pop-ups.
- You should not share you financial information online with unfamiliar parties.
- You can download free applications that will provide you with the same service without paying a dime.
More to it than that, we have scanned our computer with an advanced anti-malware program that also detects potentially unwanted software on the machine. It detected System Healer as a PUP(Potentially Unwanted Program) and discovered a lot of registry values connected with it in the Windows Registry Editor.
How To Remove System Healer and Protect Yourself From PUPs?
If you want to avoid unneeded programs like System Healer from your PC, make sure you take extreme care when you install new software on your PC. An excellent tool to help you is EULAlyzer. It will locate any specific keywords, such as ‘third-party applications included’ and others.
If you wish to remove this program, make sure you follow the step-by-step instructions, provided below. They will help you uninstall the program and delete any registry values or objects that are left over after manual removal. To remove such objects automatically, you should also download an advanced anti-malware program. It should also have an active shield that will detect any potential hazards to your PC even if you miss them by yourself.
Step 1: Remove/Uninstall System Healer 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 System Healer.
Step 2: Remove System Healer automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.
To clean your computer you should download an updated anti-malware program on a safe PC and then install it on the affected computer in offline mode. After that you should boot into safe mode and scan your computer to remove all System Healer associated objects.
- Guide 1: How to Remove System Healer from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of System Healer on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove System Healer in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase System Healer from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall System Healer from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove System Healer from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate System Healer from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable System Healer Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove System Healer from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove System Healer
Step 2: Uninstall System Healer 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 System Healer 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 System Healer there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of System Healer from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall System Healer 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 System Healer 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 System Healer files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as System Healer, 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 System Healer 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 System Healer 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 System Healer 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 System Healer 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 System Healer will be removed.
Eliminate System Healer 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 System Healer 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".