SkyWidget can be installed on your computer accidentally with any of the free programs downloaded from the web. It is very rare case if a user installed this browser add-on consciously in order to set the Korean search engine as a default home page of his Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer in the USA. Also if you have SkyWidget installed in your browsers then you can see numerous advertising banners in Korean. If you do not want to use this browser add-on, then you are welcome to remove SkyWidget as soon as possible.
Main options of Spyhunter 4:
- Removes all component parts generated by SkyWidget.
- Is able to fix browser problems and protect browser settings.
- Has System and Network Guards, so you can forget about computer threats.
What is SkyWidget?
SkyWidget is a program for browser that may be installed by a user, but it can be installed with a free program as well. It demonstrates numerous publicity information in the form of irritating pop-up items. Some users are not satisfied with its work or are surprised that it is in the system at all. So, SkyWidget is one of the undesirable browser add-ons that should be eliminated from thePC.
1. Install SkyWidget Removal Tool:
Step 1. Click Start button
Step 2. Click Control Panel
Step 3. Highlight the unwanted software and press Uninstall
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Uninstall SkyWidget from Firefox:
- Help=>Troubleshooting Information
- Reset Firefox
Delete SkyWidget from IE:
- Run inetcpl.cpl
- Delete Personal Settings=>Reset=>Close
Remove SkyWidget from Google Chrome:
- C:\Users\”your username”\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\User Data
- Rename Default folder to Default2
- Open Google Chrome
- Do not open Opera
- Remove Profile and Cache folders in:
- C:\Users\User_Name\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable
- C:\Users\User_Name\AppData\Local\Opera Software\Opera Stable
- Open Opera
- Open your browser
- Settings->Reset Safari
No matter what add-on you are going to download, it can be the vulnerability for the browser. SkyWidget is not an exception. All software editors produce security patches and care about the safety of their users. But when you install any browser add-on, then software companies are not able to be sure that your PC will not be infected. Hackers can open the add-on like a door to your PC. Surely there is a sure way out from this situation: use extensions from popular and trustworthy vendors only. But is not an absolute protection from internet criminals and software infections. I advise not to install browser extensions at all.
But if you still are eager to install any add-on then be ready that the extension will receive permission to record your private information that you enter on different social networks and can give it to the third parties. You should understand that to download a browser extension is the same thing that todownload software. Will you install software if its vendor is untrustworthy? I think, no. So, you also should be careful downloading the extension that you are going to install.
SkyWidget, as an advertising add-on, is more perilous, because there is no confidence that the promotional message is true and that the website that is mentioned in the advertisement is safe. If you are eager to have SkyWidget or any other browser extension that displays you special deals then you should be ready that it is able to trick you.
(Potentially unwanted software)
|Removal From Browsers||37,5%|
|Removal with Free Antivirus||42,4%|
|Removal with Spyhunter||99,9%|
|Infected computers (USA)||0,004%|
|Infected computers (Europe)||0,00002%|
|Browser Infection Probability||54,2%|
SkyWidget like all other adware programs has some main symptoms that will help you to define if your PC is infected with it or not. Here is the list of them:
- Many block of ads shown by SkyWidget
- Very slow computer
- Antimalware detects some dangers
- Some changes in the browser (toolbars, homepage, search engine)
- Search results are redirected
- SkyWidget creates its files, folders and registry keys
Manual and Automatic Removal Methods?
You should know that manual removal instructions that remove SkyWidget from browsers are 100% secure and you can use them not being afraid that you injure your computer. I should notice that these ways of removal are efficient, so you will succeed and the extension will be eliminated with all its manifestations. It is also an easy technique; it yields merely to the automatic method of removal. But at times, using this method users notice that the PUP is installed again in the browser and they need to fulfill any other techniques to delete it.
Still the manual method that instruct you to delete some folders and registry keys and values is the most destructive one. If you risk to use this way of removal, in this case you should keep in mind only one simple rule: do not forget to create the backup of the registry. Also the method should be carried out just by the user that realizes what and why he should delete.If you will delete some files or registry keys that do not pertain to SkyWidget, then the PC will not load next time. Experienced users will not make this mistake and can be delighted with the efficacy of this manual method.
Automatic method is the method when a user downloads any removal utility to solve the problem. This way refers to the most safe and powerful. It is also not complicated one. You should just download the antivirus software that has SkyWidget in its signatures. The described removal way is more helpful because you will have the antispyware and antimalware scanner that will guard the computer from the future computer viruses.
Concerning the sums of money that users may pay for the virus removal I should say that some removal techniques are 100% free of charge, for example manual removal from browsers, manual professional removal (in the case if you will do it by yourselves), free antivirus software and the removal from Control Panel. But not all of them are effective. The information about the effectiveness of these methods I illustrate in the table that is called ‘Removal methods statistics’, you can see it below. Speaking about the paid techniques of virus removal, I should mention the Computer Repair Shop Service and paid Antivirus program.
These methods are the most efficient. In spite of the great difference in the price (Repair Shop service depends on the complexity of the problem and may cost up to $300, but paid antivirus costs up to $60) these removal ways are almost equal in the effectiveness and in the results. I should also mention that paid antiviruses always has support service (often free) that will remove the virus like in an expensive computer repair shop.
Removal methods statistics
|Removal method||Price||Effectiveness||Safety||Needed Time|
|Computer Repair Shop||$150-$240||+++||+++||up to 4 days|
|Paid Antivirus||$30-60||+++||+++||up to 1 hour|
|$0||+/-||+/-||up to 3 hours|
|From Control Panel||$0||+/-||++||up to 1 hour|
|Manual Removal (Professional)||$0||+||–||up to 4
|Removal from browsers||$0||+/-||+/-||up to 1 hour|
Are you seeking for the software that is able to remove SkyWidget 100%? Then I want to suggest you Spyhunter because it is the best SkyWidget Removal Tool and even more. The utility detects and removes all possible browser extensions and, besides, is able to keep your computer without viruses, eliminating all modern viruses.
Spyhunter is a software written by Enigma Software. It includes antispyware and antimalware characteristics, thus there are no computer infections that cannot be removed with its help. Spyhunter has a regularly updated signature base that protects your computer from diverse zero-day viral programs.
Spyhunter 4 differs from its previous versions with its outstanding and easy-to-use interface, its immediacy, effective defence and with the power not to conflict with other antivirus software installed in the system. So now, you can installseveral antispyware utilities at the same time if you want.
Spyhunter gives real-time protection, has Integrated SpyHunter Compact OS that let to remove the most stubborn computer threats and the dependable live technical support. Spyhunter is compatible with Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Seven/8, it needs 256 MB of RAM, 75 MB of available hard disk space.
How to use Spyhunter
You can use the link on this article to download Spyhunter. Double-click the installer and execute the necessary actions. Choose the language that will be intelligible for you. Fortunately Spyhunter offers a great variety of them, being helpful and handy. But not only this makes Spyhunter very well-known all outdoors, but also its great power to defense users’ PC.
When installed this antivirus tool needs update, generally this action should begin by itself, if not, then you are welcome to do it. When the update is installed, you should begin a Scan. You can remove the tick in the Quick Scan check box, if you would like to scan your computer entirely. But usually Quick scan is enough to determine all the viruses and this function save your time and effort.
View the result when the scan will be ready. If there are some useful for you programs in the list, then you should eliminate the tick near it, otherwise Spyhunter will uninstall the software. It deals with the uncommon and special programs that users have for their work. But commonly, there is no need to remove any ticks. After that you should click Fix Threats button. If you have already purchased the license, then the computer threats will be eliminated. In case you did not, you will have the opportunity to pay for the license key.
I think this page was useful for SkyWidget Removal. But to defence your system from other alike programs for browsers and from all probable computer threats, then you can install any antimalware software. You should choose a program that has a expanded base of signatures, daily update release and real-time protection. Only such a tool can protect your computer. It is better to scan your system for malware at least weekly. Should have a extensive base of viruses and regular releases of updates. The best antimalware utility has real-time protection. It is the protection that can reveal viruses on your computer when it is just trying to infect your computer.
Spyhunter conforms to all the enumerated functions. So, I suppose it is able to defence your system better than any other and still it is able to provide a real-time bar to all the zero-day computer threats. The mentioned program with intelligible interface will scan your computer. It will find all the malicious programs and even all the possibly unwanted programs. If you installed any functional software for your work, but Spyhunter detects it as the undesirable tool, but you are utterly confident that this program cannot be a virus, so you can refer it to Exclusions and Spyhunter will not delete it and never will determine it as a computer threat again. If you want to scan just separate file, so you are welcome to use Custom Scan option. You can also exploit Process Guard or Registry Guard of this tool for your convenience.
I also want to provide you with some helpful things that will protect your system from SkyWidget and other malicious objects in the future:
- Do not download any free software from unknown creators. If you do not like to pay for applications, then you should be very watchful during the installation of this software. You should not miss the checkbox (usually small letters somewhere in the corner) that is responsible for the installation of any other software. You should remove the tick from this checkbox.
- Do not visit any dangerous websites (porn, for adults, websites of unknown free software), they usually contain some worms or other types of computer threats.
- Do not use torrents or other sharing web services, because you can download exe file instead of the wanted file.
- Do not double-click email attachment from unknown people. It can be one of the computer dangers.
- Install any antivirus program and make a scan of your system at least once a week.
Video Guide to get rid of SkyWidget
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