SimplyWatch Removal Process (remove SimplyWatch)

January 11, 2018

SimplyWatch is an adware application that is known to display misleading pop-ups that relay bogus information to entice clicks, which will then lead to the download of malicious files or software. SimplyWatch may claim that the latest version of a program is needed on a PC where it will then prompt the download of unknown files that turns out to be malicious.

Computer users will want to avoid the SimplyWatch pop-ups at all costs as they could lead to infecting their system. Using an antispyware tool to automatically scan a system infected with SimplyWatch is a sure method of removing SimplyWatch so the misleading and potentially malicious pop-ups will stop loading.

Are you getting popups from SimplyWatch? Have you identified that you have SimplyWatch installed on your computer? Do you wish to remove SimplyWatch completely from your computer?

Why should you remove SimplyWatch?

If SimplyWatch resides on your computer, it can potentially damage your personal files or you may end up losing data stored on your system. Research has shown that SimplyWatch may have the ability to make your computer vulnerable to remote attacks which could result, initially, in loss of money, possibly identity theft, and, eventually, a painstaking SimplyWatch removal process.

How can you manually remove SimplyWatch

Manual removal of SimplyWatch may not be for everyone. Each manual SimplyWatch removal step must be followed delicately to completely remove all related files and registry entries from your computer. If you are unsure or have doubts about editing your system registry, then we recommend that you use the automatic SimplyWatch removal process.

SimplyWatch can be removed manually by following the steps below.

  1. With all programs closed, click the Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
  2. Locate the Add/Remove Programs icon and double click it.
  3. Locate SimplyWatch in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find SimplyWatch, you can continue to step 5.
  4. Restart your computer.
  5. Close all open programs and windows on your desktop.
  6. Open your registry editor (regedit) program by going to Start Menu, type in regedit, and click OK.
  7. Find all of the following registry entries and delete them. If you do not know how to do this, then you can read how to edit the registry in Windows.

  8. You may need to return to this removal process for removing SimplyWatch. You can do this easily by bookmarking or adding a favorite to this page by clicking here. If you are using the FireFox web browser you can press the keys Ctrl and D simultaneously to bookmark this page.

    Image 1. Bookmark PCHubs removal process

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  9. Delete all of the following files that are associated with SimplyWatch from your computer.

    If you need a better understanding on how to search for these files then you can read how to find and search for files and folders here.

    If you have issues deleting any of the previously listed files that are associated with SimplyWatch, you can try rebooting your computer into safe mode. Booting into safe mode may allow certain malicious files to be deleted. If you are wondering how to boot into safe mode, you can read our process for starting a computer in safe mode here.

    Image 2. Select "Safe Mode with Networking"

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  10. After locating and deleting the previous files you must remove all directories associated with SimplyWatch by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\SimplyWatch folder, select it, and delete it. In some cases you may not be able to find this directory. You can still continue to the next step.

  11. Restart your computer. You do not need to boot into safe mode at this point. You should have removed SimplyWatch completely from your computer. If you find that SimplyWatch is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic SimplyWatch removal process.

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