TuneUp Pro is a PUP (potentially unwanted program) promoted as a registry cleaner and system buster. However, it comes packed wit adware responsible for ads, deals, coupons, and pop-ups displayed in your Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. This happens if TuneUp Pro adware infected your computer when you installed it yourself, or got it installed with a free program that you download. TuneUp Pro is not malicious, and your antivirus didn’t warn you on this potential threat. Now, you want to remove TuneUp Pro and it is a good idea because any adware program is a potential threat to your security and privacy.
TuneUp Pro is installed as a Windows application and as multiple web browser components installed as TuneUp Pro BHO (browser helper objects), extension or add-on in Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox. If you want to remove TuneUp Pro and to get rid of advertising in your web browser, then you need to uninstall TuneUp Pro application and remove extensions related to TuneUp Pro from your web browsers. It is not very difficult, and you can easily do this by following TuneUp Pro removal guide placed below.
The way of installing TuneUp Pro is often deceptive. If you wonder how TuneUp Pro was installed on your computer, then you just failed to disable optional TuneUp Pro installation offered by the download client that comes with a free program from the Internet. Various websites use bundling to monetize free program distribution. TuneUp Pro is one of adware programs that is used for this purpose, and it is set to be automatically installed unless you notice it and disable TuneUp Pro before installing a free program.
This removal guide helps to remove TuneUp Pro manually or use special security software that removes TuneUp Pro and other malicious programs. SpyHunter is definitely one of the best. It offers reliable malware detection, clean removal, and real-time protection against future infections.
What is TuneUp Pro?
TuneUp Pro is a rogue system optimizer that comes packed with adware programs that are developed for making money out of computer users’ clicks on ads displayed in web browsers. Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer are infected as the most used ones. Watching ads is not what people like, and adware activities waste web traffic and slow your computer system. It also traces web browsing history and might cause some privacy issues if this information is sold to third parties e.g. advertisers and potential email spammers. So, TuneUp Pro is often deceptively installed with other free programs distributed over the web.
TuneUp Pro consist of the program that manages all the process and web browser plugins and extensions installed into each of most commonly used web browsers. This makes removing TuneUp Pro more complicated than removing other Windows programs. You need to be careful while installing free programs since it takes less time than removing TuneUp Pro from your computer. This guide describes what you need for removing this adware and other like threats.
Protection against deceptively installed adware:
If you want to avoid installing programs like TuneUp Pro, then you need to be careful while installing free programs. You can protect your computer with programs like SpyHunter that can trace your installations, warn you on all known threats to your security and privacy, and remove any threat found on your computer. Pay attention to check boxes placed in a setup wizard for a free program that you are installing. It helps you to notice additional programs bundled to the one you get. Always use “custom” installation instead of “typical”, or “normal” since these options might hide adware programs.
TuneUp Pro Adware Removal ToolTuneUp Pro Removal Tool is a part of SpyHunter that easily remove TuneUp Pro and other malicious programs found on your computer. It detects all malicious elements and tracking cookies related to TuneUp Pro malware. Free scanner shows you all the details and helps to delete TuneUp Pro 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 TuneUp Pro and other threats. It protects your security and privacy.
Remove TuneUp Pro from Windows
You need to uninstall all the TuneUp Pro components manually. First you need to uninstall the program using “Add/Remove programs”. Then you need to remove web browser add-on components that belong to TuneUp Pro.
Use the following guide for manual removal. Then scan your computer with anti-malware and anti-virus software to make sure that other threats are found and removed.
Uninstall TuneUp Pro 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 "TuneUp Pro" 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 TuneUp Pro 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 TuneUp Pro program. Then, click "Uninstall" button and confirm program removal.
Uninstall TuneUp Pro on Windows XP
Uninstalling TuneUp Pro 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 TuneUp Pro program. Then, click "Remove" button.
Remove TuneUp Pro from Chrome
Remove TuneUp Pro 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 TuneUp Pro extension and click on "Remove from Chrome" icon.
- Restart your browser.
Remove TuneUp Pro from Firefox
Remove TuneUp Pro 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 TuneUp Pro add-on. Right-click it, and then click Remove button.
- Restart Firefox to complete the removal.
Remove TuneUp Pro from Internet Explorer
Remove TuneUp Pro 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 TuneUp Pro, and then click Disable option.
- Restart your web browser.
Note: This manual removal procedure is easy to follow, and TuneUp Pro should be gone by now if you follow the guide. Other adware, spyware, malware, and viruses might infect your computer. You need either to detect and manually remove them, or use security programs for automated malware detection and removal.
Remove TuneUp Pro Adware Infection Completely
TuneUp Pro adware is sometimes spread in a bundle with other similar programs, and some of such programs might be hooked and used by cyber criminals as spyware and automated bots for illegal scams. When you remove TuneUp Pro, run full anti-virus scan with an updated version of your antivirus. Scan your system with anti-malware program like SpyHunter for eliminating various threats that are not accessed by your anti-virus products.