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For some technical reasons, it may not be easy to successfully remove GetNow Updater. This program has been reported as malware (or Potentially Unwanted Program) by many reputable antivirus software. By the time users finish downloading the program or are about to install it, they would be told it is a dangerous file to keep and removal is suggested immediately.

A potentially unwanted program (PUP) is a software that contains malware, spyware, adware, browser toolbar/plugin/extension or other unknown objectives. GetNow Updater is exactly one of them. But normally the antivirus software will only eliminate the threats by deleting/isolating related files/folders, and this will not wipe out everything of GetNow Updater for you. To completely remove GetNow Updater, you need to perform a systematic process, since removal is like going the opposite way of installation. Understand how you let it in, and do the opposite to take it out. The following content will help you with the job, you can scroll down to find the information you need.

GetNow Updater Program Description - If You’re interested

This application is developed and released by SIEN group/LiveSoftAcion SRL. It would open the gate for additional potentially unwanted programs, the Iminent toolbar and other products you may not like. And once installed, it provides the option to change your homepage and default search engine to SearchTheWeb, which is powered by by metasearch technology.

For some users, SearchTheWeb is a useful tool that compiles the desired results from leading search engines like Google, Yahoo!, Bing and Ask. Furthermore, if you choose to support/enable the Iminent Toolbar, it may add ads to the page you are visiting. Other details:

  • Most used version: (over 98% of current installation are using this)
  • Main program executable: getnowupdater.exe
  • Size: 81 files about 63.26MB (66,332,265 bytes)
  • Update: Automatic

Now, have you decided to remove GetNow Updater yet? If so, let’s put this into practice.

Step by Step to Manually Remove GetNow Updater

To ensure the complete removal, you can firstly enter Safe Mode. Considering many users still have no idea about how to access it on Windows 8/8.1, I wrote this instruction:

Remove GetNow Updater in Safe Mode

In case you don’t know how to enter Safe Mode in Windows 8/8.1, here is the whole instruction. This is the earliest and most professional method for restarting into Safe Mode by using msconfig.exe file, which actually belong to System Configuration tool - open it, select the Boot tab, tick the item Safe boot under the Boot options, and tab OK button below.
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You will be told that you get to reboot your PC - press Restart or Exit without restart (it depends on when you want to reboot).

Then Windows8 or Windows 8.1 will load in Safe Mode after the next reboot. The next thing you’re going to do is to access Control Panel.

Remove GetNow Updater from Control Panel

Windows 8
Hover your mouse pointer to the lower right corner of your screen, and stay until you see the Charms bar. Type control panel in the search box and press Enter key. Click on Uninstall a program under the Programs section. Find your target(s) and double-click it to activate the removal.
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Windows 7/Vista
Click on Start button in the bottom left corner, select Control Panel, and click on Uninstall a program/Programs and Features under the Programs section. Find your target(s) and double-click it to activate the removal.
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Windows XP
Click on Start button in the bottom left corner, select Control Panel, Click on Uninstall a program/Programs and Features. Find your target(s) and double-click it to activate the removal.

Follow the prompt guides to finish the first part, and go to the second part - cleaning out the leftovers of GetNow Updater in Windows Registry.

Remove GetNow Updater entries from Windows Registry

To open the Windows Registry, steps are almost the same on Windows 7 and Windows 8 - type regedit in the search box and press Enter key on your keyboard, you will see the Registry pops up with a new window.
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Unfold HKEY_CURRENT_USER/software/GetNow/> delete everything you see under this directory to fully remove GetNow Updater.

Super Easy Way to Remove GetNow Updater

1. Click on the download button here to install Max Uninstaller.

2. Run it > Select the GetNow Updater icon > press Run Analysis to completely scan all the related files > Tick all the items displayed > press Complete Uninstall.

3. It will tell you, “Please wait while it initializes the uninstall process”. After that, press Scan Leftovers > Tick all the items displayed > press Delete Leftovers to completely remove GetNow Updater.

This short video will help you quickly understand the process:

Improve Your PC Performance - Limit How Many Programs Run at Startup
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Most utilities are designed to automatically start when Windows loads. Publishers always set their products to run in the background, where you may not see them running, so that they can open right away when you click the icons. That’s truly user-friendly for programs you use very often, however, for those you seldom use or never plan to use, this wastes precious system resources and slows down your PC performance, for example, it takes long to finish starting up. You shall decide for yourself whether you want the program to run at startup.

But how can you possibly know what programs will automatically open at startup? Sometimes this could be obvious, because the program adss an icon to the notification area on the taskbar (system tray), where you can see it running. Check there to know whether there is any programs running that you didn’t play to run it. Point to each icon to get the program name, and be sure to click the Show hidden icons button so you won’t miss any of them.

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