Do you know what GrouperConcept is?
GrouperConcept has been categorized as adware by our malware specialists due to that fact that it simply floods your computer with third-party ads. Some users may think that these are only innocent commercials and, if they close the pop-up windows, the ads will somehow stop being displayed. Unfortunately, this adware is quite intrusive and will not stop unless you entirely clean your system of it. The ads can be very annoying; however, they might be quite risky, too, with regard to your virtual security. You also need to be aware that, if you are infected with this adware, it is most likely that you have additional infections on your computer. In order to be able to restore your system’s security, please read our report to understand why and how you should remove GrouperConcept from your PC.
GrouperConcept belongs to the Multiplug family of adware applications, including CycloneCover, TheBestApp, and WhiteCoupon, which are all built on the JustPlugIt engine. GrouperConcept is a so-called semi-random name adware, which means that it can alter the letters and their capitalization in its name. So you might find all kinds of modifications, for example, gGRoOupEErccOnCePt, in the installed programs list in Control Panel.
This adware is mostly spread in free software packages and most likely with other malware, such as EZDownloader, Websearch.searchfix.info, and mystartsearch.com. These are all well-known infections that can easily raise the level of your exposure to potentially unreliable third-party contents. Therefore, it is important that you clean your system of these infections after you delete GrouperConcept. You can, for instance, run an online scanner if you want to know how many more threats can be found on your computer, and then take care of them.
GrouperConcept gathers information about you regarding your online activities. Third parties can access this and use it to target you with customized advertisements. Some people might think that it is a great thing to have ads shown to them that may even be of interest. However, you need to understand the potential danger here. Nobody can guarantee that those third parties and their websites, which are linked from the ads, are all reliable and can be trusted. By clicking on a potentially corrupted link, you might land on a malicious website. It is easy to get more malware infections onto your computer this way. What’s more, you might become the victim of identity theft or a related online scam. You cannot allow this to happen if you want to keep your PC clean and secure. Thus, we recommend removing GrouperConcept as soon as you can.
It is not enough to uninstall GrouperConcept via Control Panel because that will only remove the extension from Internet Explorer. Therefore, you need to manually get rid of the extensions in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. In order to assist you with the essential steps, we have included a guide for you below this article. However, you should not forget about the rest of the infections that may still hide on your system. The easiest way to tackle those would be to install a reliable antimalware tool, which can automatically clean your system and also protect it from future malicious attacks. If you keep your security software updated, you can finally have peace of mind.
How to remove GrouperConcept from Windows
- Access the Start menu and go to Control Panel.
- Select Add or Remove Programs.
- Remove the unwanted application.
Windows Vista/Windows 7
- Open the Start menu and select Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Uninstall the undesirable application.
Windows 8/Windows 8.1
- Press Win+R and type in control panel. Click OK.
- Select Uninstall a program.
- Click on the application and click Uninstall.
How to remove extension from browsers
- Tap Ctrl+Shift+A simultaneously and select Extensions.
- Find the unwanted extension, select it, and click Remove.
- Press Alt+F and click More Tools.
- Select Extensions and select the undesirable extension. Click on the recycle bin icon on the right.
- Click Remove.
In non-techie terms:
GrouperConcept is an ad-supported program that can expose you to several security issues by the third-party ads it displays and the additional malware programs it may come with. You cannot hesitate to act if you discover this adware on your computer. Although you can manually remove it, some other infections may remain hiding on your system. We recommend using a trustworthy antimalware tool so that you can relax and let it automatically do all the cleaning that is needed to restore your system.