SysTweak is a detection name which is used by multiple different unwanted programs. The SysTweak programs are software that may have entered your computer by either having you think it is legitimate or being bundled via other program’s installer. If you have a SysTweak app on your Mac or PC, then it may perform slower than usual and you may be asked to buy a licensed version of the program to fix an issue it is advertised to repair. If you have seen SysTweak software or detection on your computer, please read this article.
|Type||Potentially Unwanted Program|
|Short Description||Part of the SysTweak family of unwanted programs. May pretend to be a helpful tool on your computer in order to allegedly motivate you into buying its full version.|
|Symptoms||Icon on the desktop plus the program starts automated scan after being installed.|
|Distribution Method||Via a web site or via bundling.|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware |
|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss SysTweak.|
SysTweak – How Did I Get It
The main method via which you may have received a SysTweak program on your Mac or PC is by visiting its site, where the app may be advertised as a legitimate program aims to help improve your life in different ways, like:
- Delete duplicate files.
- Optimize your Mac or PC to make it faster.
- Delete viruses.
- Boost or update drivers.
- Protect your privacy.
Another way the SysTweak software is usually distributed could also be done via various different types of installers of randomly downloaded free programs from the web. Such installers usually contain unwanted programs added in them as optional offers or free extras and those programs have opt-out prompts that are often residing In the “Custom” or “Advanced” installation modes.
SysTweak PUP– What Does It Do
When a SysTweak PUP is installed, the program may immediately run and ask you to perform a scan.
So far we have tested the following SysTweak PUP applications:
- Advanced Identity Protector.(
- Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro.
- Duplicate Photos Cleaner.
- Disk Speedup 3.0
After testing we have found that programs can detect what they are supposed to detect, but they all want you to pay a lot of money without giving you any form of way to see if they work. In addition to this, the full version of any SysTweak tool is around the following prices:
If you have a SysTweak PUP on your computer, then it is very likely that you may experience interruptions and slow-downs in terms of the performance of your computer. Furthermore, with SysTweak PUP you may also occasionally see pop-ups next to your Desktop clock that ask you to buy the full version of the questionable software. Something which we advise you to refrain from, because even though SysTweak PUP may not be directly harmful, it’s apps are often detected by anti-malware software as PUPs and viruses. Not only this, but SysTweak programs are with low-reputation and they have misleaing ways to get you to buy their full versions – only one more reason to remove them.
How to Remove SysTweak Software
If you feel like SysTweak is not a program you wish to keep, then we suggest that you use the instruction steps for SysTweak removal below. They are created with the main goal to help you remove the files of SysTweak software from your machine either by yourself or automatically. Since SysTweak software may be difficult to remove, because users have reported it to reappear after being removed, you can save yourself some time and use a special anti-malware program to remove it effectively. Downloading and scanning your device with such tool will secure your device and will also add a thick layer of protection against future intrusions and viruses as well.
- Guide 1: How to Remove SysTweak from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of SysTweak from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove SysTweak from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase SysTweak from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall SysTweak from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove SysTweak from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate SysTweak from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove SysTweak from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove SysTweak
Step 2: Uninstall SysTweak 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 SysTweak 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 SysTweak there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of SysTweak from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall SysTweak 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 SysTweak 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 malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove SysTweak 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 SysTweak 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 SysTweak 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 SysTweak 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 SysTweak will be removed.
Eliminate SysTweak 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.