How to remove Maintenance Software ads

What is Maintenance Software?

Maintenance Software is a dubious application of adware nature which can trick you into installing unwanted programs or dangerous malicious applications. The adware is capable of opening new tabs and windows in your browser that will inform you about outdated software and offer to install a new version. Though usually these notifications look official and convincing, you shouldn’t click ‘Accept’ or ‘Download now’, since it will initiate installation of the applications that we warned you above. For the sake of your system security we recommend to stay away from all pop-ups and suddenly opened pages and instead attempt to remove Maintenance Software adware.

Maintenance Software ads

How Maintenance Software got installed on your computer?

Probably, you have no idea where the adware came from, as you haven’t installed the application. The answer to your wondering lies in the methods that malware developers use to spread their malware. One of the most frequent and effective is bundling malware into freeware installers. First of all, learn to check every installation that you conduct. For this first change the installation mode, which is initially set to Default and marked as ‘recommended’. Still, we warn you that you shouldn’t agree to that, as it is a way to conceal additional elements. Instead of it go for Custom of Advance option, and within its steps find the one that shows every application that will be installed. Afterward you need to do a small research and look for reviews on these programs on the Internet. If they prove to be of no use or of hazardous nature, simply deselect them.


Symptoms of Maintenance Software infection

  • First and the most striking proof of what you have an adware is ads generated on pages where they haven’t appeared before. The ads can be of any type – pop-ups, in-text hyperlinks, banners and their amount increases on shopping sites. Some of them may be labeled as “Ads by Maintenance Software”, “Brought by Maintenance Software”, “Powered by Maintenance Software”, etc.
  • Another indicator of adware infection is appearance of new programs that you don’t remember installing and processes in start-up queue.
  • Also, you may notice the significant slowdown in the system operating, since running of the applications required for adware activity may consume a lot of CPU.
  • Besides slowing down the computer itself, adware infection may as well negatively affect the speed of Internet connection.

How to remove Maintenance Software?

To make sure that the adware won’t appear again, you need to delete Maintenance Software completely. For this you need to remove the application from the Control Panel and then check the drives for such leftovers as Maintenance Software files and registry entries.
We should warn you that performing some of the steps may require above-average skills, so if you don’t feel experienced enough, you may apply to automatic removal tool.

Download Norton

Performing an antimalware scan with Norton would automatically search out and delete all elements related to Maintenance Software. It is not only the easiest way to eliminate Maintenance Software, but also the safest and most assuring one.


Steps of Maintenance Software manual removal

Uninstall Maintenance Software from Control Panel

As it was stated before, more likely that the adware appeared on your system brought by other software. So, to get rid of Maintenance Software you need to call to memory what you have installed recently.

How to remove Maintenance Software from Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button and open Control Panel
  2. Go to Add or Remove Programs
  3. Find the application related to Maintenance Software and click Uninstall

How to remove Maintenance Software from Windows 7/Vista

  1. Click the Start button and open Control Panel
  2. Go to Uninstall Program
  3. Find the application related to Maintenance Software and click Uninstall

How to remove Maintenance Software from Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click the menu icon in left bottom corner
  2. Choose Control Panel
  3. Select the Uninstall Program line
  4. Uninstall the application related to Maintenance Software

How to remove Maintenance Software from Windows 10

  1. Press Win+X to open Windows Power menu
  2. Click Control Panel
  3. Choose Uninstall a Program
  4. Select the application related to Maintenance Software and remove it

noteIf you experience problems with removing Maintenance Software from Control Panel: there is no such title on the list, or you receive an error preventing you from deleting the application, see the article dedicated to this issue.
Read what to do if program won’t uninstall from Control Panel


Remove Maintenance Software from browsers

Since most of adware threats use a disguise of a browser add-on, you will need to check the list of extensions/add-ons in your browser.

How to remove Maintenance Software from Google Chrome

  1. Start Google Chrome
  2. Click on Tools, then go to the Extensions
  3. Delete Maintenance Software or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Maintenance Software from Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer
  2. Click on the Tools/Gear icon, then select Manage Add-ons
  3. Delete Maintenance Software or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Maintenance Software from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox
  2. Click on the right-upper corner button
  3. Click Add-ons, then go to Extensions
  4. Delete Maintenance Software or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Maintenance Software from Microsoft Edge

  1. Start Microsoft Edge
  2. Click the three-dot button in the upper right corner
  3. Choose Extensions
  4. Click the gear icon near Maintenance Software or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them
  5. Choose Remove

Remove files and registry entries added by Maintenance Software

Sometimes removal via Control Panel is not enough since the built-in application can leave some files that shortly will restore the adware. So, you need to find all of the following items and delete them.

Remove Maintenance Software files and folders:

C:\Program Files (x86)\maintenance software\
C:\Program Files (x86)\maintenance software\comowin.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\maintenance software\unins000.dat
C:\Program Files (x86)\maintenance software\unins000.exe
C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\tuto_monetize_220160612\
C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\tuto_monetize_220160612\tuto_monetize_220160612\
C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\tuto_monetize_220160612\tuto_monetize_220160612\2.00\
C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\tuto_monetize_220160612\tuto_monetize_220160612\2.00\cnf.cyl
C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\tuto_monetize_220160612\tuto_monetize_220160612\2.00\eorezo.cyl

Remove Maintenance Software registry entries:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\maintenance software"C:\Program Files (x86)\maintenance software\maintenance software"
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\maintenance software"C:\Program Files (x86)\maintenance software\comowin.exe"
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\maintenance software_is1

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