System Keeper is promoted as 10-in-1 essential tool that can automatically fix common system errors, optimizes system settings, and cleans the computer. Moreover, it is also offering a 24-hour technical support to help users via toll-free line or by e-mail. These are very promising, but computer user must understand that System Keeper can only allot these resources to those who have purchased the program.
System Keeper is very much the same as other rogue optimization tool, which uses malicious advertising campaign to mislead users. As shown in the image below, its initial attack is on browser programs. It redirects the browser to web pages that misinform visitors on the current status of their computer. In this particular scenario, victim’s browser was redirected to web page with the following deceiving information:
Your Windows 10 is infected with viruses. The pre-scan found traces of malware and spyware. System damage: 28.1% – Immediate Removal Required!
The removal of viruses is required immediately to prevent further system damage, loss of Apps, Photos, and other files…
If user chooses to proceed, the browser will display another page that prompts user to download a copy of System Keeper. At first, it will never reveal its real intention because at this point attackers are aiming for smooth entry of their program onto user’s computer. Once installed, System Keeper will initiate another scare tactics by displaying bunch of local false scan results and warning messages. This is the moment that System Keeper issues assertive messages to persuade users into purchasing the registered version in order to fix system troubles.
Keep in mind that most errors and issues identified by this rogue software are pure exaggeration. If there is one thing that user needs to get rid of, it is no other than System Keeper itself. Aside from diminishing system performance, presence of this unwanted application can cause additional malware risk. Thus, we highly advise immediate removal of System Keeper using the guide and anti-virus tools on this page.
System Keeper Removal Procedures
This section contains comprehensive guide to help you remove threats from the affected computer.
Procedures on this page are written in a manner that can be easily understand and execute by computer users.
Stage 1: Uninstall System Keeper from Windows
1. Go to Start menu and type appwiz.cpl under Run or Search box.
2. Add/Remove Program window will open. Select System Keeper from the list.
3. Click on Uninstall button to remove the unwanted program.
Stage 2: Scan the Computer with ESET Rogue Application Remover (ERAR)
1. Download the free scanner called ESET Rogue Application Remover.
Download Link for ERAR (this will open a new window)
2. Choose appropriate version for your Windows System. Save the file to a convenient location, preferably on Desktop.
3. After downloading the file, Windows will prompt that download has completed. Click Run to start the program. Another option is to browse the location folder and double click on the file ERARemover_.exe.
4. On ESET Rogue Application Remover SOFTWARE LICENSE TERMS, click Accept to continue.
5. The tool will start scanning the computer. It will prompt when it finds System Keeper and other malicious entities. Follow the prompt to proceed with the removal.
Stage 3: Double-check for leftover of System Keeper using Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool
1. Download the free scanner called Malicious Software Removal Tool.
Malicious Software Removal Tool Download Link (this will open a new window)
2. The tool automatically checks the operating system and suggest appropriate download version. Click on Download button to begin. Save the file to a convenient location, preferably on Desktop.
3. After downloading the file, Windows will prompt that download has completed. Click Run to start scanning for System Keeper . Another option is to browse the location folder and double click on the file to run.
4. The tool will display Welcome screen, click Next. Please note the message “This tool is not a replacement for an antivirus product.” You must understand that this program is made specifically to find and remove malware, viruses, Trojans, and other harmful elements on the computer. It was not designed to protect the computer.
5. Next, you will see Scan Type. Please choose Full Scan to ensure that all System Keeper entities and other harmful files left on the computer will be found and removed. For advanced computer user, you can opt for Customized Scan, if there are other drives or folders you wanted to include in this scan.
6. Full scan may take a while, please wait for Malicious Software Removal Tool to complete the tasks. However, you may cancel the scan anytime by clicking on the Cancel button.
7. After scanning, the tool will reveal all identified threats. There may be other threats that our first scan fails to detect. Please remove/delete all detected items.
8. When removal procedure is complete, you may now close Malicious Software Removal Tool. We hope that System Keeper have been completely deleted from the computer. Please restart Windows to proceed with the normal operation.
Stage 4: Scan the computer with Anti-malware Program
1. Download the free anti-malware scanner called MalwareBytes Anti-Malware.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Download Link (this will open a new window)
2. After downloading, install the program. It may run automatically or you have to double-click on the downloaded file MB3-Setup.exe.
3. Proceed with the installation using only the default setup. If you need the complete setup procedure, it is available on the download page.
4. After the installation process, click Get Started to run the program.
5. Continue with the prompts until the main program opens.
6. On Malwarebytes Anti-malware console, click on Scan to run the most comprehensive detection method and find any hidden items linked to System Keeper.
7. Wait for the anti-malware to finish scanning the computer.
8. When scanning is done, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will display the list of identified threats. Remove all identified threats and restart the computer to finalized the scan process.
Post Last Modified On October 14, 2020