How to remove Open Software Updater (ads, banners, deals)
Name of the threat:Open Software Updater
Command or file name:osu.exe
Affected OS:Win32/Win64 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)
Affected browsers:Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari
Open Software Updater intrusion method
Open Software Updater installs on your PC along with free software. This method is called "bundled installation". Freeware offers you to install additional module (Open Software Updater). Then if you fail to decline the offer it starts hidden installation. Open Software Updater copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is osu.exe. Then it creates new startup key with name Open Software Updater and value osu.exe. You can also find it in your processes list with name osu.exe or Open Software Updater. Also, it can create folder with name Open Software Updater under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. If you have further questions about Open Software Updater, please ask below. You can use programs to remove Open Software Updater from your browsers below.
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How to remove Open Software Updater manually
This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with Open Software Updater, removing it from startup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by Open Software Updater.
To get rid of Open Software Updater, you should:
1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:
Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.
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2. Delete the following malicious folders:
3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:
Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.
Uninstall Open Software Updater related programs from Control Panel
We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for Open Software Updater entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version if Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If Open Software Updater won't uninstall or gives you error message that you do not have sufficient rights to do this perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.
Remove Open Software Updater related extensions from your browsers
Open Software Updater in some cases can be accompanied with browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option Toolbar Remover under Tools in Spyhunter Remediation Tool to remove unwanted browser extensions related to Open Software Updater. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with Removal Tool or Spyhunter Remediation Tool. To remove extenions from your browsers manually do the following:
Warning: This option will only disable unwanted plugin. For effective Open Software Updater removal use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.
Protect computer and browsers from infection
Adware threats like Open Software Updater are very widespread and, unfortunately, many anti-virus programs fail to detect it. To protect your computer from future infection we recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool, it has active protection module and browser settings guard. It does not conflict with any anti-virus programs and creates additional shield against threats like Open Software Updater.
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