What is Uninstall Master?
Uninstall Master is an application that offers the same tool as the Windows Control Panel feature. As the software’s creators claim, the program can “Uninstall programs easily, with one click only!” The question is why any user would need to install a second program that has the same function. However, it is important to say that there is a huge difference between the mentioned programs. Apparently, Uninstall Master developers have also created a browser hijacker known as Mystart.uninstallmaster.com, and it could be installed together without your permission. It is possible that these applications could gather your private information and show commercial ads. You could read the article and learn more about it before you decide what to do with the application. In case you choose to delete the program, the removal instructions will be provided below the article.
What does Uninstall Master do?
The program can uninstall various applications from your computer as it promises. The main reason security specialists question it is because the software might install a browser hijacker without user’s knowledge. This unwanted behavior is one of the reasons why the application is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP).
Mystart.uninstallmaster.com hijacker uses its own search engine, and it might show modified search results. It means that it could add commercial advertisements or sponsored links in your search results. Such content is provided by third parties, and it could redirect you to untrustworthy web pages that might have harmful content. As software’s End User License Agreement states: “You hereby further agree that Uninstall Master, its licensees, successors and assigns, shall have the right to sell, license, assign and otherwise transfer any and all of the rights granted by You to Uninstall Master under these Terms, and to display any advertising, publicity, promotional materials and distribution rights in connection with Your Submission.” It means that all the information that you provide or the terms you agree to could be sold, assigned or transferred to unidentified parties that could also display advertising for you. If you do not like this idea, you should not use this software anymore.
Where does Uninstall Master come from?
Some users could have downloaded the application from uninstallmaster.com, but for that you should have known the program's title, or you might have visited the site accidentally. In this case, it seems more plausible that the program entered your system bundled with other software. To be precise, Uninstall Master could have been suggested to you in another applications installation wizard. Usually, PUPs come bundled with freeware that could be downloaded from doubtful file-sharing websites. If you do not want to install programs like this PUP, you should try to avoid suspicious websites and download software from their official sites. Of course, this rule can be applied only when you trust the developers of an application.
How to remove Uninstall Master
The PUP is not an application that would do a lot of damage, but it does have some suspicious qualities that make it look untrustworthy. Therefore, it would be wiser to use the uninstall feature that is free of charge and available for all Windows users. If you choose to remove Uninstall Master from your computer, you could use the instructions provided below the article and erase it manually. For this option, you will have to locate the PUP’s data and delete it from the listed directories. Also, you can download a legitimate security tool, and it will erase the PUP for you. If you need more help with the removal, you can reach us through social media or leave us a comment on the article.
Delete Uninstall Master
- Press Windows Key+R to launch the RUN.
- Type regedit and click OK.
- Locate given paths: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
- Find Uninstall Master keys in these directories.
- Right-click Uninstall Master keys separately to delete.
- Close Windows Registry and open the Explorer.
- Find and delete Uninstall Master folders from these listed locations:
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
- Locate Uninstall Master Desktop shortcut.
- Right-click it and select Delete.
- Empty your Recycle bin.
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