The SIVApp is an adware (sometimes named ‘ad-supported’ software). It can be used to display annoying pop-up advertisements or redirect the MS Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer to various ad web-pages. In most cases, the SIVApp installs on the computer in a bundle with freeware that you downloaded and installed from the Net. Once it gets inside your machine, it can modify certain personal computer’s settings including start page, new tab page and search engine by default in order to redirect your’s web browser to ad web sites or show lots of undesired advertisements from various third-party ad networks.
As well as undesired browser redirections to ad web-sites, the SIVApp adware can collect your Net browsing activity by recording URLs visited, IP addresses, web browser version and type, cookie information, Internet Service Provider (ISP) and web pages visited. Such kind of behavior can lead to serious security problems or personal information theft. This is another reason why the SIVApp is categorized as PUP (potentially unwanted program).
Instructions which is shown below, will help you to clean your computer from the SIVApp adware as well as delete any unwanted pop-up ads from the Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Chrome and Edge and other browsers.
How to remove SIVApp
In the guide below we will have a look at the SIVApp adware and how to remove unwanted ads from Microsoft Edge, IE, Google Chrome and Firefox web-browsers for MS Windows OS, natively or by using a few free removal tools. Certain of the steps will require you to reboot your PC or exit this site. So, read this tutorial carefully, then bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove SIVApp, complete the steps below:
- Remove SIVApp adware without any tools
- SIVApp automatic removal
- How to stay safe online
- How does your computer get infected with SIVApp adware
- Finish words
Remove SIVApp adware without any tools
These steps to delete SIVApp without any apps are presented below. Be sure to carry out the step-by-step guide completely to fully remove this SIVApp ad supported software that causes web browsers to display undesired pop-ups.
Delete dubious programs using Windows Control Panel
Some potentially unwanted programs, browser hijacking applications and adware can be deleted by uninstalling the free programs they came with. If this way does not succeed, then looking them up in the list of installed applications in Windows Control Panel. Use the “Uninstall” command in order to delete them.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Once the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as displayed in the figure below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown in the figure below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of applications installed on your PC. Most likely, one of them is the SIVApp adware that causes unwanted pop-up 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 dubious, unwanted or unused program, right click to it, after that click ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
When the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as displayed 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 apps that were installed last. Most probably, it’s the SIVApp which causes annoying popup ads. If you’re in doubt, you can always check the program by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. When the program which you need to remove is found, simply press on its name, and then press ‘Uninstall’ as on the image below.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the SIVApp adware can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you launch your PC, it will display an undesired web-page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all malicious tasks which have been created by unwanted applications.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard together. It will show a dialog box which titled with Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown on the screen 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. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the unwanted programs, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown on the screen below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ programs. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove SIVApp ads from Mozilla Firefox by resetting web browser settings
The Firefox reset will keep your personal information like bookmarks, passwords, web form auto-fill data, recover preferences and security settings, disable adware and malicious add-ons.
Run the Mozilla Firefox and press the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will display the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you’re unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown on the image below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation prompt. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a task to fix your problems that caused by the SIVApp adware. Once, it’s finished, click the “Finish” button.
Remove Ads by SIVApp from IE
If you find that Microsoft Internet Explorer web-browser settings such as search provider, home page and newtab having been changed by SIVApp that causes web-browsers to display annoying popups, then you may revert back your settings, via the reset internet browser procedure.
First, run the Internet Explorer. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will display the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” as displayed in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then press the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as displayed on the screen below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then press “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your system for the changes to take effect.
Remove SIVApp adware from Google Chrome
Run the Reset browser utility of the Google Chrome to reset all its settings such as search engine by default, home page and newtab page to original defaults. This is a very useful tool to use, in the case of internet browser redirects to annoying ad web sites.
- First launch the Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will display the Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then press Extensions.
- You will see the list of installed add-ons. If the list has the addon labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guide: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Google Chrome menu once again, press the “Settings” menu.
- You will see the Google Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Advanced” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset” button.
- The Google Chrome will open the reset profile settings page as on the image above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this process is complete, your web-browser’s default search engine, homepage and newtab will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
SIVApp automatic removal
The easiest method to remove SIVApp is to use an antimalware program capable of detecting the SIVApp adware that causes lots of undesired advertisements. We recommend try Zemana Anti Malware or another free malware remover that listed below. It has excellent detection rate when it comes to ‘ad supported’ software, hijacker infections and other potentially unwanted apps.
Scan and clean your internet browser of SIVApp adware with Zemana Anti-malware
Zemana Anti-malware highly recommended, because it can search for security threats such this adware that most ‘classic’ antivirus applications fail to pick up on. Moreover, if you have any SIVApp ad supported software removal problems which cannot be fixed by this tool automatically, then Zemana Anti-malware provides 24X7 online assistance from the highly experienced support staff.
- Zemana Anti-Malware can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your Windows desktop.
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Category: Security tools
Update: April 20, 2017
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your web-browser will display the “Save as” dialog box. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- Once downloading is done, please close all applications and open windows on your PC. Next, start a file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- This will run the “Setup wizard” of Zemana onto your computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the Zemana Anti Malware will start and show the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the SIVApp that causes unwanted pop-up advertisements. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient. While the Zemana Free application is scanning, you can see number of objects it has identified as threat.
- After the system scan is done, Zemana AntiMalware will create a list of undesired and ad-supported software.
- You may remove items (move to Quarantine) by simply click the “Next” button. The utility will begin to get rid of SIVApp ad-supported software. Once the clean-up is complete, you may be prompted to restart the PC.
- Close the Zemana and continue with the next step.
Scan your machine and remove SIVApp adware with Hitman Pro
If Zemana cannot remove this adware, then we suggests to run the Hitman Pro. Hitman Pro is a free removal tool for hijackers, PUPs, toolbars and any adware like the SIVApp. It’s specially developed to work as a second scanner for your system.
- HitmanPro can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: December 8, 2017
- When the download is finished, double click the Hitman Pro icon. Once this tool is launched, press “Next” button for checking your computer for the SIVApp ad-supported software that redirects your browser to intrusive ad websites. This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the Hitman Pro program is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified as threat.
- After HitmanPro has finished scanning, HitmanPro will open a screen that contains a list of malware that has been found. Review the report and then click “Next” button. Now click the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial to delete all malicious software found.
Automatically get rid of SIVApp ad supported software with Malwarebytes
Manual SIVApp removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the adware can be not completely removed. We advise that use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely free your personal computer of adware. Moreover, the free application will help you to get rid of malware, potentially unwanted programs, hijackers and toolbars that your computer can be infected too.
Visit the page linked below to download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM). Save it directly to your Microsoft Windows Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: November 9, 2017
When the download is finished, close all windows on your system. Further, open the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown on the image below, press the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) on the computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is finished successfully, click Finish button. Then MalwareBytes AntiMalware will automatically start and you may see its main window as displayed below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the SIVApp ad supported software. During the scan MalwareBytes Free will scan for threats exist on your PC.
After the scan get finished, MalwareBytes will show a list of all items detected by the scan. You may delete items (move to Quarantine) by simply press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes Anti-Malware will remove the SIVApp adware and move items to the program’s quarantine. After the cleaning procedure is finished, you can be prompted to restart your computer. We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) to get rid of browser hijackers, adware and other malware.
How to stay safe online
Run ad-blocker program such as AdGuard in order to block ads, malvertisements, pop-ups and online trackers, avoid having to install malicious and adware browser plug-ins and add-ons which affect your PC system performance and impact your machine security. Browse the Net anonymously and stay safe online!
Installing the AdGuard is simple. First you will need to download AdGuard on your computer by clicking on the link below.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
After downloading it, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen like below.
Follow the prompts. Once the installation is finished, you will see a window as shown on the image below.
You can click “Skip” to close the setup program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will help you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you run your PC, AdGuard will launch automatically and block pop-up ads, 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, which may be found on your desktop.
How does your computer get infected with SIVApp adware
The SIVApp can be classified as potentially unwanted application (PUA) that usually comes on the computer with other freeware. In many cases, this undesired application comes without the user’s knowledge. Therefore, many users aren’t even aware that their system has been infected by malicious software. Please follow the easy rules in order to protect your machine from any undesired applications: don’t install any suspicious programs, read the user agreement and select only the Custom, Manual or Advanced installation mode, don’t rush to click the Next button. Also, always try to find a review of the program on the World Wide Web. Be careful and attentive! If SIVApp has already come into your PC, then you need to check your personal computer for adware and other malicious software. Use our detailed steps which are listed above.
Now your machine should be clean of the SIVApp adware that causes multiple unwanted ads and popups. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted advertisements and unwanted harmful web-sites) and Zemana AntiMalware (to periodically scan your computer for new malware, hijackers and adware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for MS Windows operating system. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new hijacker infections, malicious apps and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of SIVApp from your web-browser, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.