A couple of days ago out team added a new potentially unwanted program (PUP), namely WinRepair Pro, into the database of 2-spyware system tools. Although it seems like a legitimate tool that is supposed to find PC’s errors, terminate virus/malware, and increase overall PC’s performance, we would like to encourage you to look for a more reliable system tool. As we have pointed out, WinRepair Pro is classified as PUP, what means that this program has some downsides about which you should be aware of. Therefore, carefully read the rest of this post and decide whether you need this questionable application or not.
The symptoms of WinRepair Pro infection:
Questions about WinRepair Pro
The majority of the users install WinRepair Pro virus accidentally because it tends to spread via software packages. However, we will speak about marketing methods that are used to promote this rogue optimizer a bit later. Here we would like to list the main symptoms indicating the fact that WinRepair Pro has settled down on the system.
- You may notice that your Windows OS runs a bit slower than it used to before;
- Once the OS is booted, a strange scanner may load automatically and check your PC’s system entirely. To make sure that the scanner is brought by this doubtful PC Optimizer, check if it is marked as WinRepair Pro on the top left corner.
- You may start receiving pop-up messages generated by this tool saying:
ATTENTION! 145 Registry Errors Found!Attention! Your PC is infected with malware and might be under attack of scammers!
- If on the C:\Program Files (x86) or C:\Program Files you find a directory named WinRepair Pro, there is no doubt that this PUP is on your PC;
- Finally, to make it clear, open Task Manager and check if it’s running RegList.wrp, WinRepairPro.exe, and WRPUns.exe processes.
If you have checked all these issues and each of them was confirmed, there is no doubt that this dubious PC optimizer has infected your PC’s system. In this case, we would recommend you to remove WinRepair Pro virus to prevent all possible damage. To do so, Reimage or another professional malware removal tool can be helpful.
What kind of tool it is and what is its purpose?
WinRepair Pro by IMALI – N.I. MEDIA TDis a system optimization tool that may be considered to be a Microsoft partner, at least, that’s what is stated on the official website. This type of software supports all Windows versions, including 7, 8, 8.1, 10, XP, and Vista. As we have already pointed out, WinRepair Pro PUP is supposed to check the system for errors and fix all issues that burden the system. However, there is one problem here. The application is programmed to fix a very small amount of errors (approximately 15) for free, which is NOT enough for increasing system’s performance. For that, you may have to delete hundreds of even thousands of registry and user errors. Unfortunately, to do so, you will be asked to buy a license key of this tool, which may cost up to 100euro for one year. Before you do so, we would like to warn you that some of the errors that WinRepair Pro malware may represent you with might be invented, which is why after upgrading this program, performing the scan, and deleting the errors may NOT increase your PC’s speed. That’s why you should better find a more reliable application for optimizing your Windows OS.
How can WinRepair Pro hijack Windows OS?
WinRepair Pro has the official website were its free trial version (for one month) can be downloaded for free or a full version bought for a certain amount of money. However, direct downloading rarely happens. Usually, people install it along with other free programs, which is why we highly encourage people to start checking freeware’s installation setup more carefully. It’s a must to check Advanced/Custom settings and reject installation of ‘optional downloads,’ such as WinRepair Pro optimizer. If it has already landed on the system, find its removal guide on the next page.
How to perform the removal of this misleading PC optimizer?
You can easily remove WinRepair Pro virus manually. For this purpose, you need to:
- Click ‘Start’ and select ‘Control Panel’.
- Click ‘Uninstall a Program’ under ‘Programs’.
- Choose ‘WinRepair Pro ‘ and select the ‘Uninstall/Change’ option.
- Click ‘Yes’ and ‘OK’ to save the changes.
Nevertheless, after doing so, you are strongly advised to check the system with Reimage or Malwarebytes Anti Malware to remove its components and other suspicious/malicious files that can be lurking in the system.