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Remove Knctr virus (Removal Guide) - updated Aug 2019

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Knctr Itibiti is an adware application that collects an alarming amount of personal information

Knctr software

Questions about Knctr virus

Knctr is a potentially unwanted program that is developed and released by Itibiti Inc. The application that allegedly allows users to perform free calls in the United States and Canada. All users have to do is enter the phone number and press call. However, there are several downsides of this seemingly useful application. Knctr is distributed with the help of software bundling, so users are unaware when it enters their PCs. Additionally, to use the app, users are force to register with the service and disclose private information. Besides, users reported that Knctr will display invasive ads and that the interface itself is clunky. It also requires Adobe Flash to be installed – an outdated and flawed technology that is prone to be associated with malware.

Name  Knctr
Type  Adware/Potentially unwanted program
Distribution  Software bundling, third-party sites
Associated files  itibiti.exe
Requirements of use  Mandatory registration, Adobe Flash Player
Main dangers  Personal data leek, malware infections, etc.
Elimination  Either delete the PUP with the help of out instructions or scan your PC with security software
Optimization  Use Reimage to clean your computer after the infection 

Even though Knctr is not a malicious computer virus, it might misuse your personal information and annoy with intrusive advertisements.[1] So, if you happen to find itibiti.exe or similar files on your computer, we highly recommend you to scan the system. If anti-malware software finds malware, remove it and then scan your device with Reimage to repair the system.

At the moment of writing, the developers of Knctr software clearly notify:

Itibiti collects both personal and non-personal (aggregate) information from you, in a variety of ways that include when you register with the Company, order products or services and via the operation or use those services or by the use of cookies or other similar technologies during your site visits.

In fact, it is easy to identify whether this Knctr virus is present on your machine or not. Such conclusions can be made right after starting seeing commercial pop-up ads during each of search sessions. Typically, these targeted advertisements are selected according to the collected information.

In most of the cases, they are labeled as About Knctr Ad, Ads by Knctr, Brought to you by Knctr, etc. Please, be careful with these advertisements because you can never know what they promote. Virusi.bg[2] experts warn that clicking on online ads might be dangerous — you can end up on a highly suspicious page or infiltrate malware right away.

Knctr program illustration
Knctr is a legitimate software, yet it collects personally identifiable information which might lead to privacy-related issues.

Likewise, the wisest decision would be to delete this unreliable software from your computer. If you are not aware how to uninstall Knctr, feel free to use our manual elimination guidelines which are presented at the end of this article. We kindly ask you to follow them attentively in order not to damage your system.

If you still believe that Knctr Itibiti Inc. is worth your trust, note that they might record your chats and non-voice messages during the time you use their services. It is clear that such actions can easily lead to privacy-related issues or even identity theft. Thus, do not hesitate and take measures to protect yourself.

You can remove Knctr quickly by combining both, manual and automatic elimination options. Start by carefully reading the steps of the uninstallation procedure which are given below. Make sure to follow the instructions to get rid of the unreliable program successfully.

Complete Knctr removal by downloading a professional security software from verified developers. These applications will quickly uninstall all potentially unwanted programs and other computer threats which are present on your system.

You are tricked to install PUPs with free applications

Usually, the application is downloaded from the official website. However, there are numerous cases when it has entered the system without permission via software-bundles. Developers pack their products together with freeware and do not disclose information about such actions.

Typically, we recommend avoiding browser add-ons, extensions, plugins, toolbars and similar elements. For that, you should choose either ''Custom'' or ''Advanced'' installation option and then carefully follow every installation stage. Later on, you should opt out all additional components that are offered in a bundle[3].

If you would leave the checkbox, which claims that you agree to Knctr download, you may notice annoying activities, such as commercial links and ads while browsing the web. Please, stay away from these ads because they may result in Knctr redirect to unknown/insecure sites and similar issues.

Knctr ads
To use Knctr software, users are required to enable the insecure Adobe Flash and register by providing sensitive information.

Get rid of Knctr virus from your PC

There are numerous reports that people can't uninstall Knctr. This might be due to the reason that it comes together with extra components which support its activity and prevent regular computer users from deleting the software. However, we can help you to eliminate this potentially unwanted program.

You can either remove Knctr automatically or manually. For the latter option, we recommend you follow the instructions below. They will show you how to complete the uninstallation step-by-step. Although, if you want to save time, we definitely suggest opting for automatic elimination.

Knctr removal can be ensured to professional security software. We advise you to choose one from the list below and run a full system scan. It will not only uninstall this untrustworthy platform but also get rid of other potentially unwanted programs which might be disrupting your computer.

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Knctr virus, follow these steps:

Uninstall Knctr from Windows systems

Make sure that you delete Knctr-related elements to clean Windows from annoying ads and redirects.

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall Knctr and related programs
    Here, look for Knctr or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

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  1. Debbie Moriconi says:
    January 27th, 2016 at 2:13 am

    I need your phone number in order for someone to help me remove Knctr virus from my computer. I have no idea how it got installed on my PC but I need it gone now! Thank you.

  2. Marilyn says:
    February 21st, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    I am on windows 8.1. Knctr will NOT uninstall as long as it is running in the background. Everyone so far on the internet says to click on the arrow at the bottom of the screen , then right click on the knctr icon to make a pop up box appear where I can supposedly choose to shut off the program and then go to uninstall it. HOWEVER, when I right click on my laptops mouse panel, NO pop up box appears. All that happens is the Knctr program becomes visible on my screen again, playing its current video.

    I am at my wits end to get rid of this program. Do I have to bring my computer back down to its factory specs in order to do so?//

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