How to remove (uninstall) Substand.info

Instructions how to remove Substand.info from the computer and browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari. Detailed guide with real working removal methods.

Substand.info

Substand.info is an annoying utility, but it isn't a regular malware. This is the adware's strongest advantage and the biggest problem at one stroke, and in case you're wondering why - let us start. It's relieving to know that Substand.info isn't dangerous particularly, meaning that it's not going to affect the information on user's device or vandalize the system as regular viruses do. It will just display to you a lot of ads in the shape of links emerging without any logic on the display, pop-ups and big banners. You can manage to hide them all, but that’s what we call a huge inconvenience. The bad news is that unlike malware, promotional tools are on rare occasions detected by common antiviruses. They're unable to spot it thanks to strange operational patterns, and cannot abort its installation since victims do it all manually.

 

How to protect your PC against Substand.info

Before we start the removal procedure, you'd better know how to protect the PC from adware. Let us begin with remembering the methods of getting into the OS. There are plenty infection techniques which malicious utilities prefer, yet the most regular of them for adware is the bundled installation, AKA bundling. Here’s how it functions:

  • The installer is being uploaded on a widely liked torrent-tracker. They put it on as many websites as they're able, to enlarge the figure of probable victims.
  • Scammers choose a helpful tool that's popular among the common people and blend it with 3-4 advertising programs. The installer is created so that you can't see its contents until you start installing it. In some cases, it occurs after the installation, when the victim realizes that he's got not what he planned.
  • During the installation process, a victim sees a dialogue window where he is to choose between a preferable and advanced methods of installation. The preferable manner is pre-picked so that each customer who likes clicking “OK” choose it automatically.
  • When a victim sees a bundle, he believes that it is a trusted program and lets it in. Occasionally, AV utilities warn you about the possibly hazardous contents of a package, but swindlers know a helpful knack to get through this. The proper programs used as titles for packages are usually the hacked versions of official programs. Thus customers think that a bundle may not make friends with their antiviral programs and simply disregard the warnings.

If you did not uncheck the preferable installation method – you’ve installed plenty of dangerous programs besides of a helpful program, and now we will assist you with their uninstalling.

How to recognize adware when you see one?

You may be interested in how you can recognize an advertising program if an antivirus failed to do that, but we will explain that right now. The trick is that the antiviral program (if there's one working on your device), detects dangerous programs by their structure. Fraudsters alter the code of their dangerous tools at least once in a while by making lesser changes without changing the major aim. We do not think that you should dig into adware’s structure, yet we did a lot of thinking about how hackers may hide a malicious program while it stays in front of the customer’s face. You have to consider the type of every program you download. You should never install browser enhancement add-ons and tools for social networks that promise you some new sorts of statistics. System cleaners are also extremely dubious, as well as all pirated programs, like PhotoShop, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc. By refraining from downloading these programs, the chances of infection will decrease dramatically.

How to remove Substand.info

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Substand.info manually

Step 1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

Step 2. Check hosts file

Step 3. Remove Substand.info from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari/Edge)

 

If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC

 

When you’re going to remove Substand.info – you can choose among two variants. You might eliminate it by hand, or through an antivirus. In case you love to deal with perilous programs without any antiviral utilities – you can do that, but you need to remember that Substand.info is not the only adware within the PC. As we've told you in the above paragraphs of the paper, Substand.info got into your device through bundling, and there are no fewer than 3 more suspicious utilities to uninstall. If you’re okay with deleting them all at the same time manually – we'll help you with it.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

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

2. Check the following folders for the suspicious elements

  • C:\Program Files\
  • C:\ProgramData\
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Local\

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Substand.info" and delete these elements

 

Windows 10

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

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select the program and press Uninstall

 

 

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 unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

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

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Step 3. Disable notifications in the browser

Google Chrome

  • Launch Google Chrome
  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Advanced
  • Site settings
  • Notifications
  • Block all specific pages

 

Mozilla Firefox

  • Launch Mozilla Firefox
  • Open menu
  • Options
  • Privacy and Security
  • Notifications
  • Settings...
  • Remove suspicious websites

 

Opera browser

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • Advanced
  • Content settings
  • Notifications
  • Block all specific pages

 

Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

Microsoft Edge

Step 1. Delete the suspicious extensions.

  • Menu
  • Extensions
  • Choose unfamiliar extension
  • Press Uninstall

Step 2. Change homepage.

  • Go to the website of the search engine you want
  • Select More actions
  • Settings
  • View advanced settings
  • Change search engine
  • Select search engine you want and Set as default

 

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