|Short Description||Unfriend Review is promoted as an application that informs users about the Facebook friends that have unfriended him. However, it may show advertisements.|
|Symptoms||Display of unwanted, often intrusive advertisements, monitoring of browsing activities, collection of personal and browsing-related information.|
|Distribution Method||Unfriend Review can be downloaded from its official page. It may also be bundled with other free products.|
|Detection tool||Download SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Unfriend Review|
Unfriend Review is an application that is analogous to Unfriend Watch and Unfollow Alert. It promises to inform the user about people in his Facebook list who have unfriended him. However, instead of doing anything useful, Unfriend Review may just flood users with unwanted and annoying advertisements. Hence, the application turns out to be ad-supported. If the user doesn’t recall downloading Unfriend Review willingly, it may have arrived together with another freeware product downloaded from the Web. This is known as software bundling. Continue reading to learn how bundling works and how it can be avoided. Also, learn how to stay protected against potentially unwanted applications such as Unfriend Review.
Distribution of Unfriend Review
Unfriend Review can be downloaded from its official page unfriendreview.com. However, upon attempting to open the page on Google Chrome, the browser warned us about it:
However, the file can be downloaded on Mozilla Firefox without any problem:
So, the application can be downloaded from its official page. If the user didn’t download it knowingly, it might have entered the system in a software package, under its ‘advanced’ option. To avoid bundled downloads, always make sure to select the Advanced/ Custom installation so that any additional or recommended products are viewed.
Description of Unfriend Review
Unfriend Review is a free application. However, as visible from the small print at the bottom of the home page, the application may show advertisements while installed on the system:
Thus, it is easily assumed that it is ad-supported. Ad-supported software is generally known to apply tracking technologies such as cookies, LSOs (flash cookies), and beacons. These technologies are used to gather PII and non-PII from users for marketing purposes.
Unfriend Review Uninstallation
The application offers an uninstallation guide:
→Windows Control Panel – Programs and Features or Add/Remove Programs – Select Unfriend Review – Click Uninstall
However, if the user clicked any of the ads brought by Unfriend Review, more adware and potentially unwanted apps may have found their way into his system. That is why performing a full system scan via professional AV software is advisory. Once running on the system, the AV tool will guard it against the various types of cyber threats lurking in the wild.
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 Unfriend Review from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Unfriend Review on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Unfriend Review in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Unfriend Review from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Unfriend Review from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Unfriend Review from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Unfriend Review from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable Unfriend Review Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove Unfriend Review from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Unfriend Review
Step 2: Uninstall Unfriend Review 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 Unfriend Review 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 Unfriend Review there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Unfriend Review from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Unfriend Review 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 Unfriend Review 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 Unfriend Review files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Unfriend Review, 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 Unfriend Review 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 Unfriend Review 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 Unfriend Review 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 Unfriend Review 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 Unfriend Review will be removed.
Eliminate Unfriend Review 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 Unfriend Review 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".