Steel Cut Removal Guide

Do you know what Steel Cut is?

Steel Cut is a browser extension from the SuperWeb family. According to our malware analysts, this unreliable add-on is mostly installed on Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox browsers, but computer users can find it in the older versions of the Chrome browser as well. The newest version of Google Chrome immediately blocks Steel Cut, and this isn’t done without a reason. You must delete Steel Cut because this advertisement-supported program can lead you into the hands of cyber criminals. The app looks harmless, but it can initiate silent processes that you have to be very careful about. Continue reading to learn what security issues you might encounter if you do not remove this adware.

The SuperWeb family if quite vast, and Steel Cut has hundreds of clones, including Nano Surfer, Round World, and Follow Rules. All of these programs require immediate removal. Even though computer users cannot be expected to make the connection between these programs, our malware researchers have analyzed these threats and have found many similarities. The most obvious similarity is in the interfaces of the websites promoting these apps. In addition, Steel Cut and its clones use the same tracking cookies to spy on their victims. Most important, all SuperWeb ad-supported programs present online advertisements. If you notice the "Ads by Steel Cut" and "Provided by Steel Cut" advertisements, there is no doubt that you need to remove Steel Cut from your PC. If you do not delete the application, it could present unreliable ads. Unfortunately, most users cannot make the distinction between reliable and unreliable ads, which is why it is so important to remove Steel Cut.

Also, other malicious programs could have been installed with Steel Cut. Some of these programs might run on your PC without your notice, so you should not make the assumption that your PC is clean just because that is how it looks at first sight. We advise leaving the identification of malware in the hands of a malware scanner. Needless to say, you have to delete ALL programs detected as threats, and an automatic malware remover can help you with that. Use this tool to delete malware even if you have managed to remove Steel Cut manually.

Delete Steel Cut from Windows

Delete from Windows XP:

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Choose the unwanted program and click Remove.

Delete from Windows Vista/Windows 7:

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Move to Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the program you want to remove and click Uninstall.

Delete from Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Simultaneously tap Win+R to launch RUN.
  2. Enter Control Panel, click OK, and select Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the program you wish to remove and click Uninstall.

In non-techie terms:

Steel Cut is not a program you should trust, because it has been set up to show advertisements. Even though the program promises its users to display beneficial offers and deals, our malware researchers are doubtful about this. If you do not want to face the security risks associated with this advertisement-supported program, it is best to remove Steel Cut from your PC. If you cannot delete Steel Cut manually, you can install an automatic malware remover that will delete this program for you.