Software Refresher is a free program offered as checker for updates that helps to refresh your computer system. However, there are other programs with similar function that do not offer you to watch ads in exchange. Software Refresher is ad-supported and responsible for ads displayed in Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox. It is not a virus, but computer users often think that because Software Refresher can suddenly appear in your web browser. The way of installing Software Refresher is often deceptive because computer users do not expect bundled programs when they download needed ones. Software Refresher adware is often distributed with popular programs, and it is preset for automatic installation. Software Refresher consists of various program components such as one installed as Windows application and multiple BHO (browser helper objects), web browser extensions or add-ons that work together for running adware activities.
If you want to remove Software Refresher, then you need to uninstall Software Refresher application and remove extensions related to Software Refresher from your web browsers. It is not very difficult, and you can easily do this by following Software Refresher removal guide placed below.
This removal guide will help you to remove Software Refresher manually or use special security software designed for removing Software Refresher and other malicious programs. SpyHunter offers not only removal but real-time protection against malicious programs and PUP (potentially unwanted programs). It offers a free scanner that is helpful for manual removal and let access the severity of the infection.
What is Software Refresher?
Software Refresher is a program that offers some useful functions for software updates in exchange for annoying ads displayed in your Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. This program is often deceptively installed on your computer by download clients that wrap a program that you may download from various web sites involved in Software Refresher adware distribution. Such distribution is profitable, and free program developers get some profit from promoters that use Software Refresher for advertising. That is why its installation is tricky for computer users when some unwanted program sneaks in without any warning. Removing Software Refresher is a problem for computer users without experience in adware removal. However, even if you never did it before, you can still easily remove Software Refresher by following this removal guide.
Protection against deceptively installed adware:
If you want to avoid installing adware like Software Refresher, then remember that this kind of programs is set for automatic installation and the information about adware bundled to your download is definitely not the first thing they want you to see. Pay attention to marked check boxes in setup wizards for free programs and set on “custom” installation option instead of “typical” because the last might hide bundled adware. Be careful while installing free programs, and it will save your time. Use SpyHunter as a Software Refresher removal tool instead. This anti-malware product is very reliable and offers a premium real-time anti-malware protection against dangerous or malicious software that otherwise might infect your computer.
Software Refresher Adware Removal ToolSoftware Refresher Removal Tool is a part of SpyHunter that easily remove Software Refresher and other malicious programs found on your computer. It detects all malicious elements and tracking cookies related to Software Refresher malware. Free scanner shows you all the details and helps to delete Software Refresher components manually if you want. This software is timely updated and offers a free professional support for removing mutating viruses. It helps to remove stubborn PUP (potentially unwanted programs) and spyware, protects DNS connection, your web browsers, ActiveX components, and other system elements form malware infection. SpyHunter helps to guard your computer against Software Refresher and other threats. It protects your security and privacy.
Remove Software Refresher from Windows
First, you need to uninstall Software Refresher application using “Add/Remove programs” utility. Then you need to remove web browser extensions that belong to Software Refresher adware installed in your Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer.
Use the following guide for manual removal, or scan your computer with anti-malware for removing other malicious programs from your infected computer.
Uninstall Software Refresher on Windows 8
- On Metro screen click on "Search" icon. Then, type "Remove Program" in the input box and click on "Uninstall a program" menu option.
- Select "Software Refresher" program and click "Uninstall" button at the top of the list.
Optional: If on a desktop, right click "Start" button (or the lower left corner) to open the "Quick Access Menu". Then find and click on "Programs and Features"
Optional: Click on "Control Panel" option. Find and click "Uninstall a Program" link in the menu list placed under "Programs" menu option.
Uninstall Software Refresher on Windows 7, Vista
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop and select "Control Panel" option on the right
- Click on "Programs and Features" menu option in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and highlight Software Refresher program. Then, click "Uninstall" button and confirm program removal.
Uninstall Software Refresher on Windows XP
Uninstalling Software Refresher from Windows XP is very similar to one shown above. There are minor differences in a process:
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop.
- Select "Control Panel" in the menu on the right
- Find and double-click "Add/Remove Programs" list item in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and click on Software Refresher program. Then, click "Remove" button.
Remove Software Refresher from Chrome
Remove Software Refresher extensions from Google Chrome
- Start Google Chrome and click on Menu icon in the top-right corner. Select Settings in the drop down list.
- Click on Extensions on the left to display installed Chrome extensions. Find Software Refresher extension and click on "Remove from Chrome" icon.
- Restart your browser.
Remove Software Refresher from Firefox
Remove Software Refresher add-on from Mozilla Firefox
- Open Mozilla Firefox and click Menu icon at the top-right corner. Click on Add-ons icon.
- Select Extensions on the sidebar. Find Software Refresher add-on. Right-click it, and then click Remove button.
- Restart Firefox to complete the removal.
Remove Software Refresher from Internet Explorer
Remove Software Refresher extensions from Internet Explorer
- Start Internet Explorer click Tools icon in the top-right corner.
- Click on Manage add-ons option.
- Select Toolbars and Extensions tab on left, right-click on Software Refresher, and then click Disable option.
- Restart your web browser.
Note: Manual removal procedures for Software Refresher are easy. Though, if your value your time and suspect other computer infections, then it is better to use SpyHunter instead of the manual removal. This security software scans your computer system and helps to remove all malicious program that are found.
Remove Software Refresher Adware Infection Completely
Software Refresher adware might be spread in a bundle with other like programs and it might be also used by cyber criminals for spying on you and exploiting your computer as a bot for illegal internet scams. After you remove Software Refresher you need to run full anti-virus scan with an updated version of your antivirus and rescan your system with anti-spyware program like SpyHunter. This anti-malware software comes with a free scanner, and you can use scan results as a reference for manual malware removal, or opt for an automated one.
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