StormCloud was created as a special program to help users to find the needed deals and special offers online. If a user needs some internet shopping that for some time this program can seem useful, but you should know that StormCloud is adware. Adware is a type of computer threats that shows numerous ads as a payment for its usage and it gets money from different advertising companies for your clicks on the ads and pop-ups and for the collected users’ personal information. You cannot notice when this adware gathers your name, date of birth, passwords from your internet accounts. If you are tired of the shown pop-ups and ads and you want to protect your computer against malicious programs, then you are welcome to use the methods from this page to remove StormCloud.
Main options of Spyhunter 4:
- Eliminates all component parts generated by StormCloud.
- Can fix browser problems and protect browser settings.
- Has System and Network Guards, so you can forget about viruses.
What is StormCloud?
StormCloud is a browser add-on that may be downloaded by a user, but it can be installed with a freeware as well. It demonstrates different promotional information in the form of irritating pop-ups. Some users do not like its work or are surprised that it is installed at all. So, StormCloud is one of the unwanted browser extensions that should be uninstalled from thePC.
1. Install StormCloud Removal Tool:
Step 1. Left-click Start
Step 2. Click Control Panel
Step 3. Find and highlight the unwanted software and press Uninstall
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Uninstall StormCloud from Firefox:
- Help=>Troubleshooting Information
- Reset Firefox
Delete StormCloud from IE:
- Run inetcpl.cpl
- Delete Personal Settings=>Reset=>Close
Remove StormCloud 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
Every person should understand that all the browser add-ons including StormCloud, no matter if they are helpful, are the areas of weakness for a browser where they are installed. The browser vendors release systematic updates, due to which the browser safety is perfect. The occurrence of any browser add-on can put the browser security at stake. And, consequently, some web swindlers are able to infect your PC or steal your private information. If you cannot picture your computer without browser extensions, then I advise to install add-ons from dependable vendors only, perhaps it will assist you to protect your system. But you should realize that it is better not to install any browser add-ons at all.
You should be aware that every installed browser add-on has already got the approval to use your private information that you impart when complete a form on-line. The information, including your phone number, your name, electronic mail address, etc. Can be delivered to some public relations. Be prudent installing and using any extensions and do not install them, if there is not a genuine necessity in it.
StormCloud, as an advertising add-on, is more perilous, because you cannot be certain that the popping-up advertising information is true and that the web address that states in the announcement is secure. If you are eager to make use of StormCloud or any other browser extension that demonstrates you special discounts then be ready that it is able to cheat you.
|Removal From Browsers||40%|
|Removal with Free Antivirus||43,2%|
|Removal with Spyhunter||98,5%|
|Infected computers (USA)||0,003%|
|Infected computers (Europe)||0,00002%|
|Browser Infection Probability||36%|
StormCloud like other adware programs has a few common symptoms that will help you to detect if your computer is infected with it or not. Here is the list of them:
- Many ads and pop-ups shown by StormCloud
- Very sluggish computer
- Antivirus software finds some viruses
- Some changes in the browser (toolbars, homepage, search engine)
- Search results are redirected
- StormCloud adds its files, DIRS and registry entries
Manual and Automatic Removal Methods?
Manual ways of removal that you can execute to delete StormCloud from browsers are not dangerous and not so complicated as you may think. Perhaps, only automatic instructions are easier. This removal way is very effective as the browser vendors care about your right to download and delete any browser add-ons. The way of removal will let you to remove all the unwanted browser extensions and ads will not exasperate you any more. But sometimes, using this technique users are surprised that the PUP exists again in the browser and they have to fulfill any other methods to delete it.
Still manual technique that tells you to eliminate the files and registry items is the most destructive one. If you venture to perform this way of removal, then you should remember just one common rule: do not forget to do the backup of the registry. Also the method should be performed only by the user that realizes what and why he has to delete.If you will delete some files or registry keys and values that do not inhere to StormCloud, then your system will not start next time. Experienced users will not make this mistake and can be delighted with the power of the manual way of removal.
Automatic way of removal is the method when a user installs any removal utility to solve the issue. The method is considered to be the most secure and effective. It is also the easiest one. You can just download the antivirus program that has StormCloud in its signatures. This technique is more advantageous because you will install the antivirus that will defend the system from the future computer viruses.
Concerning the money that users may pay for the virus removal I should say that some methods 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 removal ways I illustrate in the table that is called ‘Removal methods statistics’, you can see it below. Speaking about the paid ways of virus removal, I should list 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 complication 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 say that paid antiviruses always has support service (sometimes free) that will solve your problem 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||$40-80||+++||+++||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|
There is a great deal of good tools and other antimalware software that can be used to delete StormCloud and you can choose any of them, but I can advise you Spyhunter. This program is the best StormCloud Removal Tool to my mind. Removing the adware you also will afford to protect your PC.
Enigma Software invent Spyhunter to be a efective antispyware and antimalware utility that can defend the system against all feasible viral objects, including rootkits, trojans and keyloggers. Thanks to the regularly renewed signature base Spyhunter removes all the everyday malware that are released by malware authors daily.
Spyhunter 4 distinguish oneself from its prior versions with its striking and handy interface, its immediacy, effective defense and with the ability not to conflict with other antimalware scanners installed in the system. So, you can installmore than one antivirus utilities simultaneously if you want.
Spyhunter gives real-time protection, has Integrated SpyHunter Compact OS that let to remove the most stubborn malware examples and the reliable 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 click the link on this page to download Spyhunter. Double-click the installer and follow the necessary actions. Set the language that will be comfortable for you. Luckily Spyhunter provides a lot of them, being useful and handy. But not only this makes Spyhunter very famous all over the world, but also its great capacity to protect users’ computer.
After installation, you should update it, if the utility doesn’t do it by itself when you start it for the first time. After the update you need to begin the Scan. Usually it is enough to start fast scan to find and delete all the computer threats and unwanted objects in the system.
View the list of the defined computer threats when the scan will be completed. If there are safe software in the list, then you need to remove the tick near it, otherwise Spyhunter will delete the program. It pertains to the infrequent and special utilities that users have for their work. But commonly, there is no need to eliminate any ticks. After that you need to click Fix Threats button. If you have already purchased the license, then the viruses will be eliminated. In case you did not, you will have a chance to pay for the license key.
I guess the article was useful for StormCloud Removal. But in order to protect your PC from different alike browser add-ons and from all probable computer threats, then you are welcome to install any antivirus program. It is better to download a program that has a enlarged base of signatures, regular update and real-time protection. Merely the software of this kind can keep your PC safe and sound. It is better to scan your computer for malware at least once a week. Should have a large virus database and daily updates. The most modern antivirus tools has real-time protection. It is the 100% guard that can find computer threats in the system when it is just going to infect your PC.
If you do not know what antimalware to install, then I offer you to download Spyhunter. The program will absolutely eliminate all probable malicious objects and will produce a real-time barrier to protect the PC from the incoming viral programs. It is very easy to scan your PC with Spyhunter and it is so useful that is able to detect and uninstall rootkits and trojans and other hidden malware. If you have any useful software for you work, but Spyhunter reveals it as a malicious software and you are 100% certain that this software is not a virus, so you can add it to Exclusions list and Spyhunter will not determine it as a malware. If you want to scan only a single file, then can choose Custom Malware Fixes feature. You can also use Process Guard or Registry Guard of the antimalware software for your convenience.
I also want to advice you some useful actions that will protect your system from StormCloud and other computer threats in the future:
- Do not install any freeware from unknown vendors. If you do not want to pay for software, then you should be very careful during the installation of the software. You should not miss the checkbox (usually small letters somewhere in the corner) that is responsible for the download of any other software. You should remove the tick from this checkbox.
- Do not open any malicious websites (porn, for adults, websites of unknown free software), they usually contain some trojans or other types of malicious programs.
- Do not use torrents or other sharing web services, because you can download exe file instead of the wanted file.
- Do not open archive send per email from unknown users. It can be malicious.
- Install any antivirus program and scan your PC at least once a week.
Video Instructions to get rid of StormCloud
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