What is Uncheckit?
Wouldn’t it be great if you could download software without having to worry about any hidden boxes enabling the installation of additional apps? Uncheckit promises to uncheck all hidden boxes; however, it simply cannot live up to its promises. This potentially unwanted program, according to our Anti-Spyware-101.com malware researchers, is worthless, and the worst part is that it can also be malicious and dangerous. After testing this PUP in our internal lab, we are convinced that it cannot be trusted, and we have prepared this report to warn you about the dangers you might encounter if you keep this program running. Read the report carefully, and if any questions pertaining to the removal of Uncheckit or the PUP itself still worry you, use the comments section below to initiate a discussion. If you have any pressing issues, we will try to help you as soon as possible.
How does Uncheckit work?
Some users download Uncheckit from uncheckit.com. Others acquire it packaged with third-party programs, which is ironic, considering that this program is supposed to protect you from any unwanted programs traveling in bundles. The third option is illegal infiltration, and we have found that browser hijackers might be involved. Hohosearch.com and Yessearches.com are two specific hijackers that we have found installing the PUP illegally. According to our research, the PUP also shares the IP with the infamous Walasearch.com hijacker, and it is possible that both of them will come bundled together. EVANGEL TECHNOLOGY(HK) LIMITED – a company which has signed the files of the PUP – is also associated with the infamous Search.siviewer.com hijacker. Overall, it is most likely that browser hijackers are present on your operating system if the PUP is active as well, which is why you should check your browsers right now. Have you found a hijacker? We advise deleting Uncheckit first because this potentially unwanted program was found reinstalling the components of removed hijackers. Needless to say, this kind of activity is considered malicious, and you need to eliminate software capable of installing and reinstalling unwanted or even malicious programs as soon as possible.
According to our research, Uncheckit tries to mimic Unchecky, a legitimate program whose services can be trusted. Although it might be able to stop the installation of some ad-supported programs, it is not nearly as beneficial, and, as it has been established already, it is also malicious. Even though this PUP is represented as a helpful app, its main functions include reinstalling hijackers and dropping other threats. Although the legal information that is backing up this application indicates that it is completely safe using it, judging by the activity of the program, it is unlikely that this information is trustworthy. If you keep this program active, it is possible that you will be exposed to unreliable content, and data about you and your activity could be tracked to learn more about you. Now, if you erase the PUP, you minimize the risk of getting yourself in trouble, but that does not mean that you are out of the woods completely. If you want to keep malware away, you need to keep your operating system protected at all times.
How to remove Uncheckit
If you do not delete Uncheckit from your computer, you are at risk of having your PC infected with other suspicious, potentially malicious programs. It is most likely that this program will let in browser hijackers, which could also be responsible for infiltrating the PUP itself; however, you need to beware of all kinds of threats. Our research team recommends uninstalling this program from your Windows operating system before other threats to stop their potential reinstallation. Once you uninstall this app from your computer, you can proceed with the removal of hijackers and other threats that you can identify using a trusted malware scanner. If you are trying to clean your PC manually, use this website to find the manual removal guides you need. If you want to save time while ensuring full-time protection, immediately install anti-malware software.
Windows 10/Windows 8
- Simultaneously tap Win+R keys on the keyboard to launch RUN.
- Enter Control Panel and click OK to launch this menu.
- Move to the Uninstall a program menu and Uninstall the unwanted app.
Windows 7/Windows Vista
- Click the Windows logo on the left of the Taskbar to access the Start menu.
- Open the Control Panel menu and move to Uninstall a program.
- Right-click the program you wish to erase from your PC and select Uninstall.
- Navigate to the left of the Taskbar and click the Start button.
- Open the Control Panel menu and double-click Add or Remove Programs.
- Locate the unwanted app, click it, and choose Remove.
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