PPass

What is PPass?

PPass is a potentially unwanted program that might enter your computer unexpectedly. This application is not a malicious infection, so it cannot cripple your system. However, it can collect information about your computer and share it with unreliable third parties. It is important that you remove PPass from your system as soon as possible, as it is hard to say who else could be using this application. While you are at it, you should also invest in a licensed security product that will protect your system from other undesirable programs in the future. Potential threats are always right behind the corner.test

Where does PPass come from?

During our research, we could not determine the direct distribution source for this application, but potentially unwanted programs often have more than one way to enter a target system, so that is not surprising. In fact, it is far more likely that PPass will enter your computer using secondary means of distribution. For instance, it is very common for potentially unwanted programs to be distributed bundled with freeware. That is probably the most common method of potentially unwanted software distribution, and users often are not aware of the fact they download and install such programs themselves.

Now, how does that happen? If you download freeware from file-sharing websites, you automatically are at a risk of installing potentially harmful software. You have to remember that you get such applications, not from the official sites, but form a third-party source that clearly does not check the legitimacy and the reliability of the third-party installers. And third-party installers are bound to bundle several programs together. When users download something from a file-sharing site, they tend to go through the installation automatically because all the steps seem to be the same all the time. However, looking at the setup steps closer might save you the trouble of dealing with PPass and other unwanted apps.

What does PPass do?

If you ended up with this application on your computer anyway, you probably will not notice PPass at first. The program will remain in the background, and it will work for while behind your back. Eventually, you will probably notice discrepancies in the way your system performs, but it will still be hard to note the exact way this program influences your computer. So unless you run regular system scans, you may not even realize that you have potential threats on-board.

The main problem with PPass is that this program can collect information about your system behind your back. Once the application is installed, it will be used as a proxy by the WinnerBot network. The domain of the network is located at winnerbot.net, and it will establish a connection with the program on your computer. PPass will collect information on your operating system (OS) platform, OS version, and System Pack version. After that, the program will transfer the information over to app.winnerbot.net.

It is hard to say why the program is used as a proxy by a third-party application, but it is clear that such behavior is intrusive and undesirable. It is important that you stop it from accessing your system’s resources because if PPass establishes a remote connection, there is always a chance that an unreliable third party will make to do something illegal.

So while the program itself is not extremely dangerous, it is still necessary to remove it from your computer because of all the risks that a potentially unwanted program exposes you to.

How do I remove PPass?

If you open the list of installed programs in Control Panel, you will see that this program has an entry there. So, it would seem that it is possible to uninstall the program. However, that will not work, and you will have to delete the files manually to get rid of this application.

We will give you the manual removal instructions, too. But when you delete this application, please do not forget to scan your system with the SpyHunter free scanner. A full system scan is necessary if you want to terminate all the malicious files and then protect your PC from harm. Not to mention, there is always a chance that you have installed more unwanted programs along with PPass. So you will have to take care of them, too.

Manual PPass Removal

Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10

  1. Press Win+R and type %LocalAppData%. Click OK.
  2. Open the directory and delete the PPass folder.

Windows XP

  1. Press Win+R and type %UserProfile%. Click OK.
  2. Go to Local Settings\Application Data.
  3. Delete the PPass folder. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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Stop these PPass Processes:

PPass.exe

Remove these PPass Files:

EngineIoClientDotNet.DLL
SocketIoClientDotNet.DLL
Newtonsoft.Json.DLL
PPass.exe
WebSocket4Net.DLL
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