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Remove WinZipper (Improved Instructions) - Aug 2016 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 Reimage Reimage Cleaner .

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.

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To remove WinZipper, follow these steps:

Erase WinZipper from Windows systems

  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 WinZipper and related programs
    Here, look for WinZipper 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'

Uninstall WinZipper from Mac OS X system

  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 WinZipper 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'

Eliminate WinZipper from Internet Explorer (IE)

  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 WinZipper 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 WinZipper removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Get rid of WinZipper from Microsoft Edge

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, WinZipper should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Delete WinZipper from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  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 WinZipper 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 WinZipper removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Remove WinZipper from Google Chrome

  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 WinZipper 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 WinZipper removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Erase WinZipper from Safari

  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 WinZipper 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 WinZipper removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  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.

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