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ErrorSafe:  Unsafe Adware

 

It sounds like a good idea.  ErrorSafe promises to "Make it faster, Keep it clean!"  ("It" being your computer.)  The ad copy says, "ErrorSafe detects and repairs corrupt files, removes useless data, cleans up clogged Windows registry and fixes hard drive errors.  This useful utility helps you maintain an error-free PC and achieve 100% system performance." 

Sounds like a handy utility to have on your computer.  It goes on... "ErrorSafe combines error detection and repair features.  This ultimate computer optimization suit (sic) starts functioning immediately upon installation.  You will hardly notice ErrorSafe as it cures corrupt files and performs hard disk scan...."  It promises that it "helps your system operate faster, safer and more effectively, by scanning, detecting and repairing its registry and hard drive errors.  With ErrorSafe running on your system you can be sure your PC is safe and trouble-free."

It offers a free trial download, so you decide to give it a whirl and download the trial.  Big mistake.  ErrorSafe looks good, but it is not.  Professionals describe it as adware.  Victims use terms like malware, scamware and various unprintable names.  WinFixer and WinAntiVirus are identical to ErrorSafe.

The Scam

Here's the way this particularly vicious scam works.  You are cruising the internet, making your usual stops or looking for new information, and an alert box pops up.  It stops your computer faster than a red light.  The alert says, "NOTICE:  If your computer has errors in the registry database of (sic) file system it could cause unpredictable or erratic behavior, freezes and crashes.  Fixing these errors can increase your computer's performance and prevent data loss.  Would you like to install ErrorSafe to check your computer for free?  (Recommended.)"   It doesn't say who recommends that you install ErrorSafe.  Most pop up blockers do not block the ErrorSafe pop ups.

If you choose not to install the program, you get another popup that says you have not completed your scan, and do you want to install the program and scan your computer.  On this pop up, all the buttons-continue, cancel, or close-mean the same thing:  "Yes, please install this program on my computer now."  The only way to avoid installation is to close your browser-and you have to do that in a hurry.

Once the program is installed on your system, it creates files and folders and insinuates itself into your registry.  It finds "errors" on your computer that "need" to be repaired, but the free version cannot repair them.  It instructs you to purchase the full version of ErrorSafe so that the problems on your computer can be fixed. 

If you purchase the full version of ErrorSafe, some users say the problem goes away.  That is the best-case scenario.  In this instance, ErrorSafe isn't malicious.  It is an adware scam, but it doesn't harm your computer.

Some users, however, complain that installing the full version doesn't help; in fact, it may make things worse. 

There is no evidence that the full version of ErrorSafe, the one you pay money for, actually does anything except stop the warning alerts generated by the free version.

If you do not purchase the full version of ErrorSafe, you will continue to get pop ups and reminders that you have registry errors or viruses.  Your computer may freeze up or automatically restart on its own. It may eventually not restart or work at all except in Safe Mode.

Who Are These People?

Uhh...don't bother trying to use ErrorSafe's technical support.  Nobody's there.  And the people who market ErrorSafe, WinFixer and WinAntiVirus do not want to be found.  According to Wikipedia, the program is supposed to be manufactured by Winsoftware, Ltd.  The company is supposedly located in Liverpool, England, but the address it gives does not exist.

Preventing Infection

ErrorSafe and her cousins are extremely difficult to remove once they reside on your computer.  That makes it important to prevent an infection if at all possible.

Internet Explorer is more susceptible to ErrorSafe infection than other browsers, like Firefox.  Choosing a different browser may reduce your chances of infection, but won't eliminate them.  ErrorSafe sometimes introduces itself through Firefox and then establishes itself as an add on, so that the warning alerts appear every time your browser opens.

You can use your firewall to block ErrorSafe and similar programs.  This will usually-but not always-keep it off of your computer.

The best way to prevent ErrorSafe from infecting your PC is to close your browser immediately if you get an ErrorSafe popup.  Do not click anywhere on the pop up or try to close it, as this may signal the program to automatically download itself into your machine.  Instead, use the exit function (ALT+F4) or the Task Manager to close your browser. 

Removing ErrorSafe from Your Computer

Removing ErrorSafe is extremely difficult.  There are a number of programs-some of them free-that claim to remove ErrorSafe and similar programs, but you should be extremely cautious about using these programs.  Some are ErrorSafe clones, and leave you worse off than you were before.

McAfee lists ErrorSafe, WinFixer and WinAntiVirus as "potentially unwanted programs" (PUPs).  McAfee says the program is not a virus or a trojan.  It does not automatically detect these programs, but you can request detection of PUPs.  It doesn't however, remove them.

Norton's (Symantec) calls ErrorSafe and the others "Security Risks" and it does detect them.  Removing them, however, is another matter completely.  Symantec does provide instructions for removing ErrorSafe.  The instructions are lengthy, difficult, complex and involve editing your Windows registry.  The initial instructions sound easy, but there are pages of "if this doesn't work, try this" instructions.  If you are a Windows sophisticate, and are comfortable with the instructions, you can remove ErrorSafe by following Symantec's instructions.

If you are not a Windows sophisticate, you may want to find one to do the job for you. ParetoLogic is a great choice. It will remove the program easily and protect you from others that might install themselves on your system.

ErrorSafe is a program whose purpose seems to be to force you to purchase it.  Period.  It does not clean your registry, it does not repair corrupt files, and it does not fix hard disc errors.  It is a scam.  Buyer beware!



Removing ErrorSafe Automatically/Safely

For free automatic removal we recommend using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. This program is widely recommended by reputable third-party sites, so you can be reasonably confident of its ability to safely get rid of ErrorSafe and any hidden Trojans. As a precaution we recommend double checking your system with SpyHunter. This program requires paid registration to enable deletions, however it has a money back guaranteed and is the top of the line in malware removal. It should catch malware that evades Malwarebytes and block anything that tries to reinstal itself.

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Remove ErrorSafe Now:

  1. Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and SpyHunter Download  
  2. Run a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
  3. Remove all the detected infections (free).
  4. Run a scan with SpyHunter
  5. Remove any remaining infections
  6. Reboot and rescan with SpyHunter. Your computer should now be clean.

Important note: If Malwarebytes is blocked by malware then run Chameleon (Start Menu → All Programs → MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware → Tools → Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Chameleon). If you need further help removing ErrorSafe please email us at info@removeadware.com.au or call for personal assistance on toll-free number 888-655-3453, within the USA and Canada.


Disclaimer: This webpage was created to provide information on ErrorSafe and how to uninstall it. Manual removal instructions are intended for use by technical experts and should be used at your own risk. We do not own or endorse ErrorSafe.




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