The cause of unwanted systembooster.info advertisements on your screen is adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software). Technically, the adware, that opens a large number of advertisements or redirects on an unwanted web page, is not a virus. It’s is created to make a money. Once started, the adware injects a small code within the content of web-sites that you visit. The malicous code may pop-up a new internet browser window with systembooster.info page or insert a ton of advertising links directly into the pages you’re viewing.
The malicious applications from the ad supported software family that modifies the settings of web-browsers usually affects only the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer. However, possible situations, when any other internet browsers will be affected too. The adware may change the Target property of a internet browser’s shortcut, so every time you start the internet browser, instead of your homepage, you will see the unwanted systembooster.info ads.
While your PC is infected with the adware, the Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge may be rerouted to systembooster.info annoying web-site. Of course, the ad-supported software may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may open lots of unwanted ads. These advertisements will be injected within the content of pages that are you opening in your internet browser and can be varied: pop-up ads, in-text ads, different sized banners, offers to install an questionable software. The ads will appear on all web sites, including web-pages where previously you have never seen any advertisements. In this case, when you open any web-page, you may see in your internet browser’s status bar the following messages: ‘Waiting for systembooster.info’, ‘Transferring data from systembooster.info’, ‘Looking up systembooster.info’, ‘Read systembooster.info’, ‘Connected to systembooster.info’.
Therefore it is very important to follow the steps below ASAP. The step-by-step instructions will assist you to remove adware as well as clean your computer from the systembooster.info advertisements. What is more, the step-by-step instructions below will help you delete other dangerous software like unwanted toolbars and browser hijackers, which could penetrate the PC system along with the ad supported software.
How does systembooster.info ads get installed onto machine
How to manually remove systembooster.info pop-ups
This instructions will assist you remove systembooster.info redirect. These systembooster.info removal steps work for the Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, FF and Edge, as well as every version of Windows operating system. Some of the steps may require you to close the internet browser or restart your computer. So, bookmark or print it for later reference.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown programs by using Windows Control Panel
- Delete systembooster.info ads from Chrome
- Get rid of systembooster.info pop-up ads from FF
- Get rid of systembooster.info pop-up ads from Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove systembooster.info redirect
- Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Uninstall suspicious and unknown programs by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and remove the application that causes the appearance of unwanted ads and web-browser redirect to unwanted web sites, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ under Programs category as shown on the image below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown in the figure below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of installed applications. Most likely, one or more of them are responsible for the web browser redirect to unwanted systembooster.info popup ads. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious programs by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a suspicious, unwanted or unused application, right click to it and press ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
When the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as shown below.
You will see a list of software installed on your computer. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the applications that were installed last. Most likely they responsibility for the appearance of unwanted advertisements and browser redirect. If you are in doubt, you can always check the program by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. When the application, you need to delete, is found, simply click on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as shown in the figure below.
Delete systembooster.info ads from Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a easy way to get rid of the malicious and ad-supported extensions, as well as to restore the web-browser’s homepage, new tab and default search engine that have been changed by ad-supported software.
- Open the Google Chrome, then press the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will show the Chrome main menu. Click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, press the “Show advanced settings” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- Further, click the “Reset settings” button, that located at the bottom of the Advanced settings page.
- The Google Chrome will display the reset settings prompt as on the image above.
- Confirm the browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, look the post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of systembooster.info pop-up ads from FF
If the FF settings have been changed by the ad supported software, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the redirect onto systembooster.info page.
First, run the Mozilla Firefox and press button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Next, click the Help button () like below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the web browser address bar and press Enter. It will open the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown in the figure below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will display the confirmation prompt, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will start a process to fix your problems that caused by the ad supported software. When it is finished, press the “Finish” button
Get rid of systembooster.info pop-up ads from Internet Explorer
First, start the IE, then click the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu as shown in the figure below. Next, click the “Internet Options”.
In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The IE will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click on “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your PC for the changes to take effect.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove systembooster.info redirect
Once the adware is started, it can also modify the web-browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you start the web-browser, it will be rerouted to an annoying ads.
To clear the web-browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text which starts with “http://” that has been added here. You need to remove it.
When the argument is removed, click the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your web-browsers, as they may be infected too.
Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the annoying systembooster.info web-page opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all the tasks that have been created by unwanted applications.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard at the same time. This opens a dialog box that called Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, press “Task Scheduler Library”, like below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be show just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your PC system. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then you need remove it. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it is a component of the malicious software, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to remove, then click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by adware. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to delete systembooster.info with free malware removal program
Manual removal systembooster.info advertisements requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the adware may be not completely removed. We suggest that use the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your computer. Moreover, the freeware will help you to delete malware, web-browser hijackers and toolbars that your system may be infected too.
- Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop by clicking on the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
- At the download page, press the Download button. Your web browser will show the “Save as” prompt. Please save it onto your desktop.
- When the download process is finished, please close all software and open windows on your personal computer. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will start the Setup wizard of Malwarebytes onto your system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- Once the Setup wizard has finished installing, the malware remover will start and display the main window.
- Further, press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the adware that redirects your web-browser to the systembooster.info unwanted page. This task can take quite a while, so please be patient.
- When the system scan is finished, it will display a screen that contains a list of malicious software that has been found.
- When you are ready, click on “Quarantine Selected” button to begin cleaning your computer. Once the process is done, you may be prompted to reboot your personal computer.
- Close the Anti-Malware and continue with the next step.
Video instruction, which reveals in detail the steps above.
Block systembooster.info and other unwanted web pages
To increase your security and protect your machine against new annoying ads and malicious web sites, you need to use program that stops access to malicious advertisements and web pages. Moreover, the application can stop the show of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
Once the download is done, start the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown in the figure below.
Follow the prompts. Once the install is finished, you will see a window as shown on the screen below.
You can click “Skip” to close the install program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you launch your PC system, AdGuard will start automatically and stop pop-up ads, web-pages like systembooster.info, as well as other harmful or misleading web pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your Windows desktop.
Get rid of systembooster.info ads and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes cannot get rid of the annoying systembooster.info redirect from the Google Chrome, FF, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: September 3, 2018
Once the downloading process is done, open the directory in which you saved it. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is opened, you will see a screen like below.
Now, click the “Scan” button for checking your PC for the malicious extensions and ‘ad supported’ software that shows ads from systembooster.info web site. When it has finished scanning your computer, it will display a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will show a prompt. Click “OK”. Once the cleaning process is done, AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your machine.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the AdwCleaner to get rid of adware, browser hijackers and other harmful programs.
Once you have done the step-by-step guide above, your computer should be free from malware and adware. The Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge will no longer display systembooster.info annoying popup ads or redirect you to unwanted sites. Unfortunately, if the steps does not help you, then you have caught a new type of ad supported software, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.