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Unfriend Review Description and Removal

NameUnfriend Review
TypeAdware, PUP
Short DescriptionUnfriend Review is promoted as an application that informs users about the Facebook friends that have unfriended him. However, it may show advertisements.
SymptomsDisplay of unwanted, often intrusive advertisements, monitoring of browsing activities, collection of personal and browsing-related information.
Distribution MethodUnfriend Review can be downloaded from its official page. It may also be bundled with other free products.
Detection toolDownload SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Unfriend Review

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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:

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However, the file can be downloaded on Mozilla Firefox without any problem:

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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:

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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.

To determine whether Unfriend Review collects any information from the user, we examined its Privacy Policy. The developers of the app have explained in a slightly concealed manner that they may collect and obtain sensitive data:

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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.

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1. Remove/Uninstall Unfriend Review

1. Remove/Uninstall Unfriend Review 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).

 

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Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Unfriend Review.

2. Restore the settings in your browser

2. Remove Unfriend Review from your browser

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Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window

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Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

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Select Unfriend Review and click “Remove

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After Unfriend Review 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

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  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions

 

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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate Unfriend Review and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.

 

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  • After Unfriend Review 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 Unfriend Review 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’.

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After Unfriend Review 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.
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From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
In the new window select ‘Extensions’
Click once on Unfriend Review
Click ‘Uninstall’

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