How to remove VuuPC

How to remove VuuPC

How to get rid of the VuuPC

 

What is VuuPC:

Threat Classification: PUP/adware

VuuPC is presented as a remote computer controlling tool, that will allow you to control your Windows PC via Internet only by using the VuuPC application. Although this application could bring up potentially enormous benefits, our security researchers warned us that the VuuPC application often comes with some software bundles, which usually don’t properly describe the entire content of the bundle that is going to be installed and this often confuses the regular users. After running some complex tests, our security experts came to the conclusion that VuuPC should be classified as a dangerous adware and a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program), capable of infiltrating various systems using infected or misconfigured software bundles, which would install several suspicious or questionable applications. Usually the VuuPC generates various Ads, Pop-up windows, Redirects etc, that are caused by a malicious browser extension, also classified as a dangerous adware infection and although the VuuPC claims to provide many useful and handy features like remote controlling your Windows PC, our security experts are certain that the VuuPC is distributed using various software bundles or ad-supported download manager. As you probably already know the VuuPC seems to be just another ad-supported program, which uses all tricks in the book just to make a bit more money while showing sponsor ads and/or links. These types of malicious applications are usually distributed by various dangerous software bundles, that most of the time are causing lots of confusion among the normal regular users, because of their silent or stealth installation method, performed away from the eyes of the victims! The infected users even haven’t yet find out how did they’ve got the VuuPC on their PCs!? Please keep in mind that these questionable software bundles could distribute much more dangerous stuff like cryptoviruses, ransomware, computer lockdown programs, modified installers, bad toolbars, rogue anti-virus products or even trojan horses capable of allowing backdoor access to your computer to this attacker. You should be very careful, because VuuPC uses stealth or silent installation mode to get on your computer and to start showing you lots of intrusive ads, that were not requested nor required and this on almost all websites you visit. Of course this is not the only one problem – it appears that these applications are working for the Data Brokers as well – they are trying to gather as much information as possible from your browser, browser cookies and browser history as well as other sensitive private information, that is supposed to stay private. If you have VuuPC installed on your computer, it is very likely that it fills your screen with unwanted & very annoying ads, banners pop-up windows or other 3rd party advertisements. VuuPC has been classified as a PUP by the majority of the security experts on the Internet, mainly because of the distribution method it uses – “software bundling” and because of its suspicious behavior on the user’s computer. VuuPC uses a malicious browser extension, that is capable of injecting ads into almost every webpage you visit, which could lead to modifying the web page design and content – especially regarding the search results by the major web search engines! Once installed, the VuuPC quickly modifies windows registry database and browser’s settings, making the recovery even harder. If you start getting various web ads, claiming that they are – “By VuuPC”, “Ads by VuuPC”, “VuuPC Ads”, “Powered by VuuPC”, “Brought by VuuPC” or “Brought to you by VuuPC” – you should consider your computer infected. VuuPC appears to work with all the well-known browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.

Generally, users that have it installed on their systems might experience various pop-up or pop-under ads, coupon boxes, banners, search suggestion windows, link advertisements or other commercials, displayed on popular web pages. The victim should consider, that the search results are compromised as well, most likely overloaded with spam and other third-party advertising.

VuuPC is usually bundled with some other free ad-supported software products and is being installed by default, when the user accepts the EULA, while performing an express/recommended installation of that software bundle. The possible distribution of VuuPC varies but is not limited to – installing third-party toolbars, free software products, video editing software, codecs, downloading e-mail attachments, clicking on ads or banners etc..

The main purpose of VuuPC is to generate as much traffic as possible to certain domains, which could easily be monetized via one of the many online marketing platforms. Please note, that the creators of such or similar adware or malware would collect information that might be used to track your browsing habits, however often they collect much more then your web search history. VuuPC may use cookies and other relevant techniques, that might be used to collect private data like account information, username, passwords, financial information including credit card and bank account numbers etc. That’s why this malware infection should not be left unattended and needs to be terminated immediately, as it is a serious threat to your private data and online security.

!!! Please note, that these infections could potentially bring up other malware to your computer and even cause a loss of data. Please do not underestimate such threats.

Removal Process:

There are two ways to remove this infection. It is totally up to you to decide which way you want to go:

1. Automatic Removal Method (recommended for ALL users) using the SpyHunter Malware Security Suite.

2. Manual Removal Method (recommended ONLY for PC Experts or Enthusiasts).

Automatic VuuPC Removal:

We recommend using SpyHunter Malware Security Suite.

You can download and install SpyHunter to detect VuuPC and remove it, by clicking the button below. Once installed, SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system, but in order to use it as a removal tool, you need to purchase a subscription.

SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system.

Learn more about SpyHunter (EULA). You can find SpyHunter Installation Instructions here: (LINK) SpyHunter`s free diagnosis offers unlimited scans and detection. You can remove the detected files, processes and registry entries manually, by yourself, or purchase a subscription, which will allow you to perform an automatic removal and to receive unlimited one-on-one professional help for any malware related issue by an expert technician.
Manual VuuPC Removal:

!!! Please note: You can remove VuuPC Adware/PUP manually, however, you should proceed at your own risk, as any of the interventions might render your system inoperable. Therefore the Manual removal method is highly recommended ONLY for PC Experts or Enthusiasts. For regular users, MalwareKillers.com recommends using SpyHunter.

1. Remove VuuPC Uninstall Entry:

First, you can try to go to Control panel and click on Programs and Features (Windows Vista/7/8/10) or Add/Remove Programs (Windows XP) and check the Uninstall Programs` List for any entry related to VuuPC, DNS Unlocker, Magical Find, iReview, YoutubeAdBlocker, Space Sound Pro, RoyalAds Policy, 1ClickDownload, Yontoo, FBPhotoZoom, Mac Free Converter, DP1815, Youtube Downloader HD, DVDX Player 3.2, Easy Media Converter, SafeSaver, Convert Files for Free, Plus-HD 1.3, BetterSurf, Trusted Web, PassShow, Feven Pro 1.1, Couponpueke, Helper Ads, HD-Plus 3.5, LyricsBuddy-1 or any third-party add-ons, extensions and toolbars, search for suspicious software programs, installed on the same date as the infection. If you find such, right-click on it and try to uninstall it. Although, please mind that this is an actual infection and you might not be able to remove it directly from the list.

*(Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features or Add/Remove Programs) or “Win + R” keys to open “Run” and type in “control”, then hit enter.

2. Remove VuuPC from your browser:

Internet Explorer:

Go to Tools -> Internet options -> Advanced Tab and click the Reset button (make sure to select the Delete Personal Settings checkbox).

*please note that in order to save your favorites, you need to export them before resetting the browser as you will lose all personal settings.

After Internet Explorer completes the operation, click the close button and then close IE in order for the changes to take effect.

Google Chrome:

Go to the following path (you can copy-paste it) and delete the entire folder “Chrome” with all the folders and files that are in it.

For Windows XP: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\

For Windows Vista/7/8/10: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\

Alternatively, you can navigate to these folders by following these steps:

For Windows XP:

1. Click on “Start” in the bottom-left part of the screen.

2. Choose “Run“.

3. Type %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\ and hit Enter.

For Windows Vista/7/8/10:

1. Click on the Windows logo in the bottom-left part of the screen.

2. Type %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\ and hit Enter.

Mozilla Firefox:

1. At the top of the Firefox window (top-right corner), click the Firefox Menu button, go over to the Help sub-menu and select Troubleshooting Information.

2. Click the Refresh / Reset Firefox button in the upper-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.

3. To continue, click Refresh / Reset Firefox in the confirmation window that opens.

4. Firefox will close and be reset. When it’s done, a window will list the information that was imported. Click Finish and Firefox will reopen.

3. Delete any folders or files related to VuuPC by checking the following locations:

%ProgramFiles%

%AppData%

%ProgramData%

%LocalAppData%

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