How to remove Update_MSI from the computer and browsers

Let’s start from the short description of Update_MSI. First of all, this program isn’t related to Micro-Star International company. Scammers want their victims to think that they’re installing something useful, but Update_MSI is just a trashy program that can’t help you in any way. It was designed to distribute the untrusted ads and viral links, so it can’t have any useful features, even if some of them are notified in the description. Update_MSI became so effective exactly because of its name, and the successful placement on the most popular torrent-trackers and free file sharing services. It has no exceptional features that allow it to function more effective than other programs, and we will show you how to remove Update_MSI easily and without much efforts.

Now, when you understood what is Update_MSI, let’s figure out how it penetrated the system. 99% of advertising programs use the penetration method that is called “bundled installation”. It is cheap and effective, and helps scammers to gain control over hundreds of thousands of computers each year. The essence of the method is user’s gullibility and inattentiveness. So, to beat the scammer’s plan you should be more attentive and closely watch on all processes that are going on in the system, especially on download and installation of new software. Update_MSI installation files are placed everywhere on the Internet and each user can download them for free on scammer’s websites. Except that, Update_MSI files are bundled with the files of useful free programs. Here are few advices that will help you to avoid suchlike algorithm of adware infection:

  • If you want to be safe from adware – just use the paid programs, because the chance to get adware through the paid program is extremely low. If you want to download a free program – spend a minute and find an official website, on which there will be the latest version without additional software.
  • During the installation of any software you should closely watch on each installation window. There might be the important information about the program or about its features that you might want to know before you finish the installation.
  • If any program asks you to turn your antivirus off – this program is a virus or an adware. Keep your antivirus up to date and active, and it will help you to find all threats before they cause significant harm.



Previous advices are pretty useful, but many users will ask, how we suppose to work and entertain ourselves without free programs? The question is reasonable, so here’s the answer. We don’t advise you to abandon all unpaid programs in the Web, but we say that the unwanted software is often bundled with free tools. So, you should know how to distinguish an unwanted tool from the useful one. Here are three useful tips that will help you to know is the program dangerous or not without trying it.

  • Read the name of the program and ask yourself, isn’t it suspicious? If the program’s name contains parts of the famous brand names, such as MSI, Google, Facebook, Ali, eBay, Kaspersky and others – this program should be downloaded only from an official website of the company. If you download it elsewhere – immediately stop the installation and delete the file. Other red flag are the words “Search, fast, easy, earn, coupon, tab, email”.
  • If the program offers you the features that are related to web-search or interference with social networks – the program is 100% unwanted. Other suspicious categories are browser toolbars and so-called “system optimizers”. No one can say for sure, do these programs really work, or they all are just a big joke.
  • If you see an ad that pops up on your screen again and again – don’t click on it and don’t download anything from the website where the link leads. You might see the offers to download an antivirus or a new browser, but remember that trustful companies and software vendors don’t use suchlike methods of distribution and advertising.

Update_MSI removal tool

The last thing that we need to discuss is the deletion of Update_MSI from the system. It can be performed through two basic methods: manual and automatic. Both of them are equally safe and effective, but there is a difference between them: manual method requires more practice and experience from the one who uses it. During the manual deletion you will need to clean the registry, change the browser settings and the browser shortcut properties. There might be other difficulties that depend on the version of adware, so if you don’t actually know how to deal with it – you better use an automatic method. Automatic way consists of downloading the decent antivirus, installing it and launching a scan. Everything else will be done by an AV-tool, and in few minutes your system will be clean from all unwanted software. We advise you to use Spyhunter antivirus for this purpose, you can learn more about it and download a free scanner by clicking the link below.


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Update_MSI removal guide



Step 1. Uninstall Update_MSI from Control Panel

Instruction for Windows XP and Windows 7

1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Add or Remove Programs.

2. In the Currently installed programs box, click the Update_MSI, and then click Change or Change/Remove.

3. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to make the changes that you want.

Press Start - Control Panel Choose Programs - Uninstall a program Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'


Instruction for Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter Control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by: select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.


Instruction for Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Update_MSI and press Uninstall

Type 'Control Panel' in Search field Programs in Control Panel Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'


Step 2. Remove Update_MSI from the browser

Note: If you use antimalware scanner, it will take you through the following steps automatically.


Instruction for Google Chrome

1. Launch Google Chrome browser, click Menu (Customize and Control Google Chrome)

2. Select More tools > Extensions. Left-click on Extensions

3. On the Update_MSI, click Remove from Chrome

4. A notice to remove the extension will appear. Click Remove

How to remove Update_MSI from Google Chrome. Step 1 How to delete Update_MSI from Google Chrome. Step 2 How to uninstall Update_MSI from Google Chrome. Step 3


Instruction for Internet Explorer

1. Launch Internet Explorer

2. Click Tools

3. Select Manage add-ons

4. Select Update_MSI and press Disable

How to uninstall Update_MSI from Internet Explorer. Step 1 How to remove Update_MSI from Internet Explorer. Step 2 How to delete Update_MSI from Internet Explorer. Step 3


Instruction for Mozilla Firefox

1. Launch Mozilla Firefox

2. Open Menu

3. Click Add-ons

4. Select Extensions

5. On the Update_MSI, press Remove

How to uninstall Update_MSI from Mozilla Firefox. Step 1 How to delete Update_MSI from Mozilla Firefox. Step 1 How to remove Update_MSI from Mozilla Firefox. Step 3


Instruction for Safari

1. Open Safari browser

2. Click Menu (Display a menu of General Safari Settings)

3. Select Reset Safari...

4. Press Reset

How to delete Update_MSI from Safari. Step 1 How to uninstall Update_MSI from Safari. Step 2 How to remove Update_MSI from Safari. Step 3


Instruction for Opera

1. Start Opera browser

2. Click Menu (Customize and Control Opera)

3. Select Extensions

4. Choose Update_MSI and press button Remove from Opera

How to remove Update_MSI from Opera. Step 1 How to delete Update_MSI from Opera. Step 2 How to uninstall Update_MSI from Opera. Step 3


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Step 3. Delete elements that would stay after Update_MSI deletion

1. Remove files and folders, if they stayed:

  • Type Update_MSI in the search box
  • Scroll to the bottom of the list of search results. Under Search again in, Click Computer
  • Wait for the search results
  • Delete items found

2. Delete registry keys

  • Click the Start button
  • Type Regedit.exe and press Enter
  • Press Ctrl+F and type 'Update_MSI'
  • Click 'Find Next'
  • Delete the entries that were found

Instruction for Mac OS

1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications

2. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash

3. Choose Finder > Empty Trash



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