What is 4zip?
Although the official installer of 4zip is followed by a statement “No Adware. No Spyware. No Pop-Ups. No Trojans,” installing this program is not a good idea. Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers have analyzed this threat in our internal lab, and it was found that it can infiltrate other computer threats, which is why we classify it as a PUP, which is short for “potentially unwanted program.” Although this program promises supposedly the best file compression services, it is most important that these supposedly beneficial services are followed by malicious activity. Unfortunately, many computer users are still careless, and they do not take time to research software before installing it. Are you careless as well? If you are, it is not surprising that you have downloaded this PUP. If you keep reading, you will discover how to delete 4zip, as well as other threats potentially active on your computer.
How does 4zip work?
4zip was developed by Woodtale Technology Limited, the company behind Computer Software Market, WinZipper, and other potentially unwanted programs. According to our research, these strange programs are usually spread using malicious installers that can be found on filewin.com, descargar.es, malavida.es, and similar unreliable sites. We have also found that pop-ups can be used to spread them. Have you encountered a random pop-up recommending you to install some update or media player? Misleading installers could be used to drop the PUP onto your computer without your notice. Of course, these pop-ups might promote 4zip itself, but it is possible that scams will be employed to spread it. Some users also download this PUP from its official website, abcdzip.com; however, this source is not that popular. So, even if this program turned out to be harmless, downloading it is extremely dangerous because its installer could be attached to other unreliable programs. If these programs enter your PC, you will have to remove them, and that is not always easy.
Besides the risky, unpredictable distribution, 4zip is also known for letting in malware, and that is the main reason to delete this PUP from your Windows operating system. According to our research, a process called "Winzipersvc.exe" can be used to infiltrate malware without your knowledge. If you terminate this process via the Task Manager, it will be restored again and again until you delete the PUP. Do you think that you can eliminate the malicious file to stop this dangerous activity? First of all, this is most likely to disrupt the activity of the entire program, which means that you might as well eliminate it altogether. Second, it is possible that this undesirable file will be restored after you get rid of it. Overall, this PUP is not a reliable program, and you should not waste your time trying to avoid malicious activity. Simply get rid of this threat and look for a tool that could actually provide you with beneficial services.
How to delete 4zip
Although misleading and suspicious, 4zip is easy to remove if you know how to do it. We are sure that you know how to uninstall unwanted programs, and, if you do not, you can check the guide below to learn how to do that. Once you uninstall this potentially unwanted program, we advise using a reliable malware scanner to check your operating system. If any leftovers or other threats are active on your PC, you will learn about it right away. As you probably know, not all infections can be uninstalled from your computer in an easy manner. Some threats are so complicated that even experienced users have trouble removing all of their components. If a scanner detects critical threats, it is best to employ an automated remover to get rid of them quickly. If you choose manual removal, make sure you eliminate the most dangerous threats first because they might continue downloading malware and jeopardizing your virtual security in other ways.
- Click the Start menu button on the Taskbar.
- Open Control Panel and move to Add or Remove Programs.
- Click the undesirable program and select Remove.
Vista or Windows 7:
- Click the Windows logo on the Taskbar.
- Open Control Panel and move to Uninstall a program.
- Right-click the undesirable app and select Uninstall.
Windows 8, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10:
- Launch RUN (tap Win+R) and enter Control Panel.
- Move to Uninstall a program and identify the undesirable program.
- Right-click the program and click Uninstall to get rid of it.
N.B. Have you encountered serious problems while deleting malware from your operating system? We are here to help, and you can leave all of your questions in the comments box below. If malware is corrupting your PC, consider installing reliable anti-malware software.
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