Severity scale:  

Remove WinZipper (Improved Instructions) - Jan 2021 update

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - - | Type: Adware

Why should you protect your computer from WinZipper?

Since there are so many different software currently on the market, it is not surprising that people often mistake WinZipper virus with WinZip or other legitimate data compression utilities. These programs may offer the same service and generally seem really similar, except they are not. For instance, the WinZip is a reputable program you can use for archiving and encrypting your data, whereas the reliability of WinZipper developed by Taiwan Shui Mu Chih Ching Technology Limited is rather questionable. In this article we will highlight some downsides of this program, give some advice on how to avoid its infiltration and discuss WinZipper removal options.

WinZipper ads

To begin with, it’s worth mentioning that Taiwan Shui Mu Chih Ching Technology Limited is also responsible for the release of and browser hijackers which may be treated as the first sign indicating that WinZipper is not a reliable application either. In fact, it’s categorized as an adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP) which at the first glimpse may really appear as a genuine and powerful file compression tool. Unfortunately, the users often report that WinZipper automatically installed on their computers without asking permission which only justifies the initial presumptions about this application. Moreover, as time goes by, you may also notice that your Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and other web browsers that are installed on your PC started generating tens of pop-up, pop-under, banner, in-text, full-page ads labeled as “Ads by WinZipper”, “WinZipper Ads”, “Powered by WinZipper”. It’s crucial to stay away from those advertisements because they may be linked to suspicious third party websites where you may catch another computer infection. In addition to that, this deceptive program may also use your PC’s resources, slow down the system and even monitor your online activities in order to investigate your browsing habits. If you have installed virus unintentionally, bear all the aforementioned facts in mind and remove WinZipper without any hesitation. For that, try using ReimageIntego.

Is your computer really safe from this virus?

If you are looking for the way to remove WinZipper virus, you are in the right place. However, we believe that before doing that you want to find out how this program entered your PC. Our security experts have performed a small research on this app and found out that it may be promoted via 4Zip(dot)com. To be more precise, after clicking on “Get 4Zip Download Free” button, the installation wizard of WinZipper may show up. Since the name of this adware signals that this app should also work as a file compressor, people fall for installing it without suspecting anything. In addition to that, it’s very important to pay an appropriate amount of attention to the installation process of various freeware because programs, such as WinZipper and other adware are commonly distributed bundled with other freeware and shareware. In order to opt out of ‘additional components’ that your selected free program may be filled with, it’s a MUST to select Advanced or Custom installation option and check everything step-by-step. If you notice an offer to install WinZipper service or another browser add-on, plug-in, toolbar or extension, make sure that you opt out of it.

What WinZipper removal options there are?

As we have already mentioned, WinZipper redirect and ads can make you visit suspicious or even unsafe websites. Therefore, you should better remove WinZipper virus and rely on a more trustful programs instead. There are so many of them to choose from. When talking about the virus elimination in more detail, we should point out that WinZipper removal tool as such does not exist, but the infection can be successfully deleted from the computer using professional antivirus software. Or you can try to eliminate it manually. For detailed removal guide please scroll below.

You may remove virus damage with a help of ReimageIntego. 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.

do it now!
Reimage Happiness
Intego Happiness
Compatible with Microsoft Windows Supported versions Compatible with OS X Supported versions
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 SpyHunter 5.
Alternative Software
Different software has a different purpose. If you didn’t succeed in fixing corrupted files with Intego, try running Combo Cleaner.

To remove WinZipper, follow these steps:

Erase WinZipper from Windows systems

To remove WinZipper 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 WinZipper (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.

Uninstall WinZipper from Mac OS X system

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove WinZipper from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for WinZipper-related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove WinZipper, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to WinZipper and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the WinZipper-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Get rid of WinZipper from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the WinZipper-related extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear.Clear Edge browsing data

Reset MS Edge if that above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running.Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick DeleteAdvanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -VerboseAdvanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now.Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset.Reset Chromium Edge

Delete WinZipper from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select plugins that are related to WinZipper and click Remove.Remove extensions from Firefox

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Options.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear.Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

In case WinZipper did not get removed after following the instructions above, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information.Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox – this should complete WinZipper removal.Reset Firefox 2

Remove WinZipper from Google Chrome

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to WinZipper by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data.Clear cache and web data from Chrome

If the above-methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the WinZipper-components:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings to complete WinZipper removal.Reset Chrome 2

Erase WinZipper from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension related to WinZipper and select Uninstall.Remove extensions from Safari

Clear cookies and other website data from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Clear History…
  2. From the drop-down menu under Clear, pick all history.
  3. Confirm with Clear History.Clear cookies and website data from Safari

Reset Safari if the above-mentioned steps did not help you:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. From the menu bar, click Develop, and then select Empty Caches.Reset Safari

After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of WinZipper registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: ReimageIntego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes.

Choose a proper web browser and improve your safety with a VPN tool

Online spying has got momentum in recent years and people are getting more and more interested in how to protect their privacy online. One of the basic means to add a layer of security – choose the most private and secure web browser. Although web browsers can't grant full privacy protection and security, some of them are much better at sandboxing, HTTPS upgrading, active content blocking, tracking blocking, phishing protection, and similar privacy-oriented features. However, if you want true anonymity, we suggest you employ a powerful Private Internet Access VPN – it can encrypt all the traffic that comes and goes out of your computer, preventing tracking completely.


Lost your files? Use data recovery software

While some files located on any computer are replaceable or useless, others can be extremely valuable. Family photos, work documents, school projects – these are types of files that we don't want to lose. Unfortunately, there are many ways how unexpected data loss can occur: power cuts, Blue Screen of Death errors, hardware failures, crypto-malware attack, or even accidental deletion.

To ensure that all the files remain intact, you should prepare regular data backups. You can choose cloud-based or physical copies you could restore from later in case of a disaster. If your backups were lost as well or you never bothered to prepare any, Data Recovery Pro can be your only hope to retrieve your invaluable files.

About the author
Ugnius Kiguolis
Ugnius Kiguolis - The mastermind

If this free removal guide helped you and you are satisfied with our service, please consider making a donation to keep this service alive. Even a smallest amount will be appreciated.

Contact Ugnius Kiguolis
About the company Esolutions

Removal guides in other languages

  1. Ariq says:
    July 30th, 2015 at 3:48 am

    Thank you for helping me with detailed instruction. I use malwarebytes free for now

  2. Pedro Velarde says:
    August 10th, 2016 at 4:06 am

    I am trying to remove as instructed Windos XP but it does nothing and a popout windows with the message “You are not aothorized to unninstall this programm”. What shall I do?

  3. 2-Spyware team says:
    August 10th, 2016 at 4:33 am

    Dear visitor,

    Have you accessed the computer with administrator rights? That might be the cause.

    2-Spyware team.

Your opinion regarding WinZipper