A browser extension named SD App is now widely spread on the Internet. Many computer users have got affected by this extension and are struggling to remove it from their PC systems. The SD App is browser hijacker that could harm your computer if not deleted without a wait. A usually malicious actions of the extension is to rewrite users’ Chrome browser settings such as the start page, newtab page and default search engine to its own without any permission.
Except that the SD App makes changes to web browser’s homepage and newtab, it also modifies your search provider, which leads to the fact that use of the web browser’s search becomes uncomfortable. The reason for this is that the search results will consist of a ton of ads, links to unwanted and ad pages and only the remaining part is search results for your query from well-known search engines such as Google or Bing.
It is probably that you might be bothered with the SD App extension and other browser’s malicious extensions. You should not disregard this unwanted software. The extension might not only modify your homepage or search provider, but redirect your web-browser to shady web pages. What is more, the addon can analyze your browsing, and gain access to your privacy data and, subsequently, can sell it to third party companies. Thus, there are more than enough reasons to delete SD App from your internet browser.
We suggest you to free your computer of plugin as quickly as possible. Use the guidance below which will assist to remove SD App Chrome extension and adware, which may be installed onto your machine along with it.
How to remove SD App Chrome Extension
We can assist you get rid of SD App, without the need to take your computer to a professional. Simply follow the removal guide below if you currently have the intrusive addon on your personal computer and want to delete it. If you’ve any difficulty while trying to delete the extension, feel free to ask for our help in the comment section below. Certain of the steps will require you to reboot your system or exit this web-site. So, read this tutorial carefully, then bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove SD App, perform the following steps:
- Get rid of SD App extension without any tools
- SD App extension automatic removal
- How to stay safe online
- How was SD App extension installed on machine?
- To sum up
Get rid of SD App extension without any tools
The useful removal guide for the SD App extension. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to remove SD App extension let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
Remove SD App associated software by using MS Windows Control Panel
Some of potentially unwanted applications, adware and extension can be removed using the Add/Remove programs tool that is located in the Microsoft Windows Control Panel. So, if you’re running any version of MS Windows and you have noticed an unwanted application, then first try to remove it through Add/Remove programs.
Make sure you have closed all web browsers and other apps. Press CTRL, ALT, DEL keys together to open the Microsoft Windows Task Manager.
Click on the “Processes” tab, look for something suspicious that is the SD App extension which developed to redirect your browser to an unwanted web site then right-click it and select “End Task” or “End Process” option. Most commonly, malicious software masks itself to avoid detection by imitating legitimate Microsoft Windows processes. A process is particularly suspicious: it’s taking up a lot of memory (despite the fact that you closed all of your programs), its name is not familiar to you (if you’re in doubt, you can always check the application by doing a search for its name in Google, Yahoo or Bing).
Next, uninstall any unwanted and suspicious apps from your Control panel.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Now, click the Windows button, type “Control panel” in search and press Enter. Select “Programs and Features”, then “Uninstall a program”.
Look around the entire list of software installed on your PC system. Most likely, one of them is the SD App addon that designed to redirect your web-browser to an annoying webpage. Select the suspicious program or the program that name is not familiar to you and delete it.
Windows Vista, 7
From the “Start” menu in Windows, select “Control Panel”. Under the “Programs” icon, select “Uninstall a program”.
Choose the dubious or any unknown apps, then click “Uninstall/Change” button to delete this unwanted application from your PC system.
Click the “Start” button, select “Control Panel” option. Click on “Add/Remove Programs”.
Select an undesired application, then click “Change/Remove” button. Follow the prompts.
Remove SD App extension from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings will delete SD App extension, restore you new tab page, homepage and search engine and disable harmful plugins. It will also clear cached and temporary data (cookies, site data and content). Essential information such as bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, cookies, auto-fill data and personal dictionaries will not be removed.
- First, launch the Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will open the Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then press Extensions.
- You will see the list of installed extensions. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following tutorial: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, press “Advanced” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
- The Chrome will show the reset settings prompt as on the image above.
- Confirm the web browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
SD App extension automatic removal
The manual tutorial above is tedious to use and can not always help to completely remove the SD App extension. Here I am telling you an automatic solution to remove this extension from your machine completely. Zemana, MalwareBytes and Hitman Pro are anti-malware utilities that can scan for and get rid of all kinds of malicious software including SD App addon that reroutes your browser to intrusive sites.
Use Zemana to get rid of SD App extension
You can download and use the Zemana Anti-Malware for free. This antimalware utility will scan all the MS Windows registry items and files in your personal computer along with the system settings and browser addons. If it finds any malware, ad supported software or harmful extension that is responsible for modifying your web-browser settings to SD App then the Zemana Anti Malware will remove them from your machine completely.
Now you can setup and use Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) to get rid of SD App addon from your web browser by following the steps below:
Visit the following page to download Zemana Free installer named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your system. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
Start the installation package after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to install this utility on your computer.
During install you can change some settings, but we recommend you do not make any changes to default settings.
When installation is complete, this malware removal tool will automatically run and update itself. You will see its main window as shown in the figure below.
Now press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the SD App extension which cause an undesired web-page to appear. This task can take quite a while, so please be patient. When a malicious software, adware or PUPs are detected, the count of the security threats will change accordingly.
After the scan is finished, Zemana will show a list of all threats found by the scan. Review the scan results and then press “Next” button.
The Zemana Free will start to remove SD App extension related files, folders and registry keys. When the process is complete, you can be prompted to reboot your personal computer to make the change take effect.
Delete SD App extension from web-browsers with Hitman Pro
HitmanPro is a free removal utility. It deletes PUPs, adware, browser hijackers and undesired internet browser add-ons. It will identify and delete SD App extension and other browser’s harmful extensions. HitmanPro uses very small system resources and is a portable program. Moreover, HitmanPro does add another layer of malware protection.
Please go to the link below to download HitmanPro. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
After the download is done, open the file location. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the HitmanPro desktop icon. When the tool is opened, you will see a screen as shown in the following example.
Further, click “Next” button to start checking your computer for the SD App extension that created to redirect your browser to an annoying webpage. This process can take quite a while, so please be patient. After Hitman Pro has finished scanning, Hitman Pro will produce a list of unwanted applications adware as shown below.
When you’re ready, click “Next” button. It will open a prompt, click the “Activate free license” button.
Scan and free your computer of SD App extension with Malwarebytes
You can remove SD App extension automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malware removal utility because it can easily get rid of addons, adware, potentially unwanted apps and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) can be downloaded from the following link. Save it to your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: February 5, 2019
When downloading is finished, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the MalwareBytes will try to update itself and when this process is done, click the “Scan Now” button to start checking your PC for the SD App extension that reroutes your web-browser to undesired websites. This task can take some time, so please be patient. While the MalwareBytes AntiMalware tool is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified as being affected by malicious software. Review the report and then click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes Free is a free program that you can use to remove all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about this malware removal utility, we recommend you to read and follow the instructions or the video guide below.
How to stay safe online
We suggest to install an adblocker program that can block SD App and other annoying sites. The adblocker utility such as AdGuard is a program that basically removes advertising from the World Wide Web and blocks access to malicious web sites. Moreover, security experts says that using ad blocking software is necessary to stay safe when surfing the Internet.
AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your MS Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
Once the downloading process is finished, double-click the downloaded file to run it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as displayed in the following example.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick guidance as shown below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guide that will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you launch your machine, AdGuard will run automatically and block unwanted pop-up ads, as well as other harmful or misleading pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that can be found on your desktop.
How was SD App extension installed on machine?
The SD App extension most likely to occur during the setup of free programs due the fact that potentially unwanted apps like this are commonly hidden in the installer. Thus, if you have installed some free software using Quick(Standard) mode, you may have let a hijacker infection get inside the personal computer. Keep in mind that the Quick mode is unreliable because it do not warn about third-party programs. Thus, optional applications will be installed automatically unless you choose Advanced/Custom mode and uncheck its installation.
To sum up
Now your system should be clean of the SD App extension that alters your startpage and search provider. We suggest that you keep Zemana Anti-Malware (to periodically scan your machine for new extensions and other malicious software) and AdGuard (to help you stop intrusive pop ups and harmful websites). Moreover, to prevent any extension, please stay clear of unknown and third party applications, make sure that your antivirus program, turn on the option to scan for PUPs.
If you need more help with SD App extension related issues, go to here.