What is Unfriend Watch?
Unfriend Watch is a program that supposedly helps you keep track of the Facebook friends that have unfriended you, those you have unfriended, and those that have deactivated their accounts. This can seem quite useful to some users. You should know that Unfriend Watch has been classified as an adware program. This means that after it has been installed, it will start showing ads when you browse the web. This will not be discreet at all. They will pretty much get in your face and interfere with your browsing. Not to mention that adware programs are considered to be unwanted applications as they are potential security vulnerabilities. We recommend getting rid of this program at once.
Where Did Unfriend Watch Come from?
Unfriend Watch has an official website where you can download it from. However, like most adware programs, it can also use bundling to get installed on computers. This means that it will be featured in installers of free applications. It will also be set up for installation by default. This means that if users do not want it, they have to explicitly decline it. And if they are inattentive, and just click the Next button, they will install it by accident. This is why you must be very careful when installing freeware if you do not want any additional programs to be installed alongside.
What Does Unfriend Watch Do?
This program will be attached to your browser immediately after it has been installed. It can work on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. As it is stated in its Terms of Service, the program will then start displaying “pop up ads, pop under ads, or other types of ads.” What is more, the software will also collect data on your browsing, so that it can show you relevant ads.
How is Unfriend Watch Dangerous?
The ads will all lead to third-party websites. Also, the developers of Unfriend Watch deny any liability associated with these ads. This means that if you are somehow transferred to a harmful website by one of the ads shown by Unfriend Watch, they are not responsible for any adverse consequences for you and your PC. And it is possible for you to be shown misleading ads that lead to malicious websites. This is because the third-party websites that are promoted through the adverts do not go through any screening process. Web pages controlled by cyber criminals may attempt to infect your computer with malware. This is why it is best not to have Unfriend Watch on your computer.
How to Remove Unfriend Watch?
You can remove Unfriend Watch yourself. All you need to do is go to Control Panel and open the list of programs. Then find Unfriend Watch and remove it. However, you should consider that there is a great chance that more unwanted programs have managed to enter it. There may even be malware on it. This is why security specialists recommend having a reliable antimalware tool on your PC operating at all times. It will get rid of all intruders and prevent any from infiltrating your system in the future.
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 Watch from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Unfriend Watch from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Unfriend Watch from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Unfriend Watch from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Unfriend Watch from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Unfriend Watch from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Unfriend Watch from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Unfriend Watch from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Unfriend Watch
Step 2: Uninstall Unfriend Watch 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 Watch 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 Watch there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Unfriend Watch from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Unfriend Watch 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 Watch 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 Watch files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Unfriend Watch, 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 Watch 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 Watch 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 Watch 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 Watch 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 Watch will be removed.
Eliminate Unfriend Watch 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.