How to remove (uninstall) Support.me

Support.me is the advertising-oriented program. Such software differ from plain viruses in that their activity cannot be identified as really viral. On the main website of Support.me you'll find many marvelous functions, but do you actually think, that you can trust them? Every day, the numbers of pop-ups and advertising increase and if you'll try to remove Support.me - you can’t do it, because Support.me can reinstall itself after removal. What is Support.me? How Support.me crawled onto your PC? How Support.me can be deleted? In this article we will reply on these questions, and show you the complete info about this software.

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The viruses that show you ads and prevent to surf the Web can be divided on two groups: adware and hijackers. The first group attacks the whole machine, putting banners and advertising on each new tab in browser and on the desktop. The hijackers act exclusively in the browser by manipulating the search results, showing unreliable output and sending you to harmful web-pages. Both series of malware use tricky specifications of their options and profits to make you believe in their utility. You should understand one thing: the longer you use Support.me, the worse will be the condition of your computer. In the end, you will see that the laptop is totally overwhelmed with all types of strange, hazardous or even harmful programs. Low response speed, restarts, spontaneous shutdowns, the poor performance of the laptop and critical failures will become very frequent. It will be better for your system, if you eliminate the adware before the computer arrives in such pitiful condition.

 

After the infection malware performs some actions aimed at defense against disposal, as well as get ready for work. This is a set of changes aimed at protection against removal. Thereafter dangerous program begins to alter the settings of browsers. When the pre-set search engine and the home-page are changed, user always sees the suspicious web-page in all browsers and on any tab. After that, adware changes the browser settings, related to ads. Most browsers nowadays have a function which hides the pop-ups, undesired advertisement, banners and other kinds of hype. Adware switches these functions off, and you understand that the quantity of advertising in all browsers is dramatically high. Besides the fact that hijacker forces you to see all the advertising on the Web, regardless of whether they are worthy or not, it exhibits you its own advertising windows and banners. In some cases, people simply can’t use the Web, because when they try to view the specified website, Support.me sends him to the viral one. So, what is the meaning of this? All struggles of dangerous software are aimed at one purpose: to coerce you to make a click. These links may lead to the different sites. Some of them offer products, some - offer unpaid content or something else. The only thing to know about such web-sites is: they give profit only to their developers. Any try to purchase anything from such site will call big issues. As you can see, Support.me is harmless in itself, and it only gives the opportunity to perform actions that will cause damage.

Methods to remove Support.me

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Support.me manually

Step 1. Uninstall Support.me from the operation system

Step 2. Remove Support.me from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari)

 

If you read the "What is" paragraph, the need of Support.me elimination is manifest to you. Don't proceed to the uninstall immediately: you must understand all deletion techniques before you begin. You have two manners whereby any hijacker can be uninstalled: manual and software way. Both of these options are dependable and provide effective removal of malware. Yet, there are some distinctions between them. The by-hand disposal comprises of few doings, and between them there are the operations with important system files. These operations are quite familiar to the professional user, but if you're on this web-page – you, most likely can't get rid of Support.me and you demand some assistance. Under this paragraph you will find the explicit instructions, with video on how to uninstall Support.me from a computer. If you worry that you can do a mistake, or you wish to procure the defense of the machine for many years - we offer you to get the antivirus. Elimination through anti-virus is notably faster than by-hand removal and excludes the possibility of failure. By the way, you won't just clean the PC from Support.me, but also provide the defense from such viruses in the future. Now, the most acceptable special tool on the customer rating is Spyhunter, and we advise you to try it. This anti-virus is very popular in all parts of the world, and guarantees continuous defense. Spyhunter uses daily updated virus database, it doesn't consume lots of CPU resources and does not conflict with other antiviruses.

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Support.me removal instructions

Windows 7 and Windows XP

1. Uninstall Support.me from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Support.me and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\Support.me
  • C:\ProgramData\Support.me
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\Support.me

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Support.me" and delete these elements

 

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How to remove Support.me from Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Support.me and press Uninstall

 

How to uninstall from Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete Support.me from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Support.me and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

How to uninstall Support.me from Mac OS

1. Click Applications in the Finder sidebar

2. Drag unwanted program to the Trash

3. Empty Trash

 

Step 2. Remove Support.me from the browser

How to remove Support.me from Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Support.me

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs

 

How to delete Support.me from Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove Support.me

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • On startup
  • Set pages
  • Put “about:blank”

 

How to uninstall Support.me from Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Tools
  • Add-ons
  • Remove Support.me

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into homepage field

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Put “about:config” into address bar;
  • Confirm the suggestion;
  • Search for “browser.newtab.url”;
  • Reset this field (right-click and choose reset).

 

How to delete Support.me from Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose Support.me and press button "Remove from Opera"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one.

 

How to delete Support.me from Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

 

Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions

 

Advantages of different removal methods

 

How to protect the computer?

To prevent infection by such sort of viruses in the future, you should know for sure how Support.me got into the machine. This may happen via three main ways:

  • Infection through a dangerous site. When you open a web-page, you are shown a confirmation to download special programs that may seriously assist you in something. The promises of these programs are common, they are: the realization of definite tasks in Twitter, showing the newest unpaid media-content such as games, movies and music, the acceleration of Web surfing, search for best deals on the Internet, automated installation of any update or driver for your gear. If on some web-site you see a suggestion to install the tool with similar functions - it is very harmful, and the web-site itself is suspicious.
  • Download in bundles with reliable software. Practically each unpaid program allows you to install something except the needed tool. You download the software, and during the installation there is a pop-up with the proposal to get the browser, the additional toolbar for it, super-useful media player, anti-virus, and, maybe, few another weird, but very "efficient" tools. The installation is already verified, and as soon as you press "OK", the installation begins, and you’ll earn 2-3 tools that you do not need, besides the one that you want to install.
  • Sometimes user downloads unwanted software voluntarily. Carefully composed specification of the tool and its marvelous (and nonexistent) features misleads the customer, and he sets up malware.

The e-mails are also often used, to distribute viruses but it is rarely used by advertising programs. If you read this paragraph, we think, that Support.me is gone for good. The dependable anti-viruses understand to recognize a virus, but if you prefer the hand deletion - you need to know all red flags of infection.

  • Slow loading of Operating System. The tools that run at startup are, very often, the cause of tardy boot. Look at the taskbar, and uninstall the harmful programs from Control Panel.
  • Banners are everywhere. If the quantity of advertising has grown up dramatically - it is, most likely, virus.
  • The dependable software functions slowly and unstable, machine reboots and shuts down by itself.
  • The emergence of the strange tools in your system. If the tool emerges in the system without your resolution - it's, most likely, harmful.

If you see one of the mentioned above symptoms on your computer - you need to make a full scan with help of anti-viral software, or manually get rid of all the useless and dangerous programs from your system. Be watchful on the Net, look for the symptoms of infection on your computer, and it will always be clean and efficient.

 

 

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