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Remove Vo Package (Removal Guide) - updated Jul 2019

removal by Alice Woods - -   Also known as Vo Package virus | Type: Adware

Vo Package – an adware-related product that offers to get Express files

Vo Package adware

Vo Package, also detected as PUA.VOPackage, is a program closely related to adware that suggests users downloading Express files quick and easy. However, this is just a way for the developers, known as ClickMeln Limited, to promote their product. Truly, this program belongs to the potentially unwanted program category[1] as it gets downloaded in bundles and drops the VOPackage.exe, Uninstall.exe, and Configure.Ink files on the computer. Vo Package virus can be found on Windows computer mostly, however, that does not decline the option of discovering the software on Macs. Additionally, experts discovered that this adware might have been linked to domains such as http://data.biphysics.com and http://www.vuupc.com/download that are removed at the current time of this writing.[2]

Name Vo Package
Other names PUA.VOPackage
Type Adware
Creator ClickMeln Limited
Related files VOPackage.exe, Uninstall.exe, and Configure.Ink
Location You can find files related to this PUP in C:\Program Files\ and C:\ProgramData locations
Spreading Software bundles, unsecured services, and secondary networks
Removal Get rid of the program and use Reimage to fix any possibly-affected objects

Vo Package might also place its files and folders under the locations of C:\Program Files\ and C:\ProgramData. So, if you are going to get rid of the cyber threat, do not forget to check these directories also. Furthermore, a user has claimed to discover this adware together with another potentially unwanted program, known as Social Privacy DNS.[3]

During the installation process, Vo Package might include a specific Windows service, manage registries, and run tasks in the Windows Task Manager in order to carry out its actions in the background. However, this piece of software mostly works as an ad-supported application and its main activity is the delivery of advertising content.

Once dealing with Vo Package, you might start experiencing suspicious pop-up ads coming out frequently while carrying out browsing sessions with the infected browser apps. Try blocking the incoming notifications with the help of an ad-blocking tool such as AdBlock. If this does not help, you can also try performing the following steps:

  • Enter the infected browser application.
  • Locate the menu in the upper right corner of the window.
  • Opt for Settings –> Advanced.
  • After that, continue with Notifications that is supposed to be placed under the Site Settings option.
  • Find anything related to Vo Package and remove it from the list.

However, if these steps do not give any positive results, you will need to remove Vo Package from the system automatically. Scanning the computer with Reimage might help you to gather and clean suspicious registries, files. Note that there also is a manual elimination method placed at the end of this article which allows full browser cleaning.

Vo Package virus
Vo Package - adware that can plant a specific Windows service and modify entries to run itself in the background

Vo Package removal is a necessary option as frequent advertising might not only interrupt your browsing sessions, but also increase the CPU work up to 90% and more! If this happens, your programs and browser apps will not load properly and you will have to deal with annoying (maybe even hazardous) system struggles and crashes.

Vo Package is a program that might promote various offers via its ads. Rogue security software is the most popular promotion to find in third-party ads. This way developers can benefit even more. However, by paying the urged price, users are left with monetary losses and useless computer software on their machine.

Another thing that Vo Package might be capable of is redirecting to affiliate websites. Note that this type of activity might appear dangerous, however, not directly. By interfering with redirecting, you might be taken to a network that has malware placed somewhere. This is one of the main ways of how people end up with trojans and other malicious programs on their systems.

Last but not least, Vo Package can collect information about your browsing activities and pass it further to other partners or keep it for creating beneficial-looking offers. This type of data usually consists of the user's IP address, browser type, commonly visited websites, hyperlinks and advertisements clicked, saved bookmarks, geolocation, etc.

Vo Package PUP
Vo Package is included in the PUP category due to its stealth appearancce

Spot adware on the web

Adware infections are usually planted on unsecured Internet sources, and you should be capable of identifying them. Most of the third-party networks are the ones that lack protection and proper distance from them needs to be kept. Usually, these sources are piracy pages, adult-themed websites, or various services that offer converting files or videos.

Experts from Virusai.lt[4] also notify that adware and their products can appear on the system due to bundling measures. Rather than opting for the Recommended downloading option, you should choose the Advanced only as here you are given the possibility of managing your own incoming objects.

Continuously, automatical protection is another important step you should take towards full computer security. Choose a reliable tool and download it to your computer system. What you need to do next is just launch the software, make sure that it is working properly, and update it once in a while.

Pick a suitable technique for Vo Package removal

Vo Package removal can be performed in two ways. Which one you are going to choose depends on your own personal likings and capabilities. If you consider yourself as a well-experienced user, go ahead and try the manual cyber threat elimination technique and complete the entire process on your own.

Additionally, to lengthen the manual removal for you, we have added some instructions below. These steps will guide you through the entire process, show how to clean Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Safari web browsers and get rid of Vo Package virus successfully.

However, if you are not sure about your malware removal capabilities and are not enthusiastic about completing the process manually, you can always lean on automatical software that will do the job for you and allow terminating the cyber threat in a couple of minutes of time. After you remove Vo Package automatically, do not forget to refresh your browser apps. 

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 Vo Package, follow these steps:

Uninstall Vo Package from Windows systems

Potentially unwanted programs and suspicious tasks can be eliminated by following the below-placed instruction guide:

  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 Vo Package and related programs
    Here, look for Vo Package 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'

Remove Vo Package from Mac OS X system

Take actions against the adware program and clean your Mac computer system from misleading activities and objects:

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Vo Package or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Get rid of Vo Package from Internet Explorer (IE)

If you have spotted any unexpected alterings on Internet Explorer, such changes can easily be reversed completing these instructing steps:

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Vo Package and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Vo Package removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Erase Vo Package from Microsoft Edge

Clean Microsoft Edge web browser from unwanted extensions, plug-ins, and add-ons. You can perform this task by completing the following:

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, Vo Package should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Eliminate Vo Package from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

If your Firefox browser has been showing some signs of infection lately, you should take care of your browser by eliminating the threat with this guide:

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select Vo Package and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Vo Package removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Delete Vo Package from Google Chrome

Google Chrome can be cleaned, refreshed, and optimized with the help of the following instructing steps that are provided by our experts:

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select Vo Package and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Vo Package removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Uninstall Vo Package from Safari

Adware might have also left signs in Safari. Check this web browser and complete the PUP elimination if necessary:

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Vo Package or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Vo Package removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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