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Remove Knctr virus (Removal Guide) - updated Oct 2020

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - - | Type: System tools

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 It also requires Adobe Flash to be installed – an outdated and flawed technology that is prone to be associated with malware.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 Reimage Cleaner Intego 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 Reimage Cleaner Intego 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.[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 illustrationKnctr 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 adsTo 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 may remove virus damage with a help of Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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What to do if failed?
If you failed to remove virus damage using Reimage Intego, submit a question to our support team and provide as much details as possible.
Reimage Intego has a free limited scanner. Reimage Intego offers more through scan when you purchase its full version. When free scanner detects issues, you can fix them using free manual repairs or you can decide to purchase the full version in order to fix them automatically.
Alternative Software
Different software has a different purpose. If you didn’t succeed in fixing corrupted files with Reimage, try running Malwarebytes.
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Different software has a different purpose. If you didn’t succeed in fixing corrupted files with Intego, try running Combo Cleaner.

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.

To remove Knctr from Windows 10/8  machines, please follow these steps:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find entries related to Knctr (or any other recently installed suspicious program).
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK.Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.

Do not let government spy on you

The government has many issues in regards to tracking users' data and spying on citizens, so you should take this into consideration and learn more about shady information gathering practices. Avoid any unwanted government tracking or spying by going totally anonymous on the internet. 

You can choose a different location when you go online and access any material you want without particular content restrictions. You can easily enjoy internet connection without any risks of being hacked by using Private Internet Access VPN.

Control the information that can be accessed by government any other unwanted party and surf online without being spied on. Even if you are not involved in illegal activities or trust your selection of services, platforms, be suspicious for your own security and take precautionary measures by using the VPN service.

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer from data losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Ransomware can encrypt and hold files hostage, while unforeseen power cuts might cause a loss of important documents. If you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work. It is also equally important to update backups on a regular basis so that the newest information remains intact – you can set this process to be performed automatically.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware strikes out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the data restoration process.

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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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