THREAT REMOVAL

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.

3. Remove Unfriend Review automatically with Spy Hunter Malware - Removal Tool.

3. Remove Unfriend Review automatically with Spy Hunter Malware – Removal Tool.

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How to Remove Unfriend Review from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Unfriend Review

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1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


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. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Unfriend Review on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

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:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for Unfriend Review with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

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3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

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4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

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If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.


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Get rid of Unfriend Review from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall Unfriend Review and remove related files and objects

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1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to Unfriend Review:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to Unfriend Review. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to Unfriend Review. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • 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:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as Unfriend Review. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

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.



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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.


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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.



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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.



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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".

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Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.

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Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.


Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.

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A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Unfriend Review will be removed.


How to Reset Safari
IMPORTANT: Before resetting Safari make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

Start Safari and then click on the gear leaver icon.

Click the Reset Safari button and you will reset the browser.


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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.


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