Hello everyone, I have this issues to open links, whenever I open my browser or a new tab Uncheckit appears. It seem like a good website for me to perform online activities or search. However, when I tried to change the default homepage, it will not let me. I did some research online and was told that this thing isn't a good thing. What can I do to remove Uncheckit? Thanks so much for the help.
Statement of UncheckitUncheckit is categorized as adware or advertising-supported software which is found to attack Windows PCs mainly so far. That is to say, users who run on Windows 8 (8.1), Windows 7 and Windows Vista, even the old Windows XP can be targeted by this Trojan infection. It is a newly-released threat detected by AVG antivirus. Once it gets installed, it can drive PC users mad and cause many unwanted computer problems. Symptoms of this adware infection include excessive pop-ups, excessive advertisements for rogue antivirus programs (antivirus programs that are actually malware), slow Internet connection and redirection of a uniform resource locator (URL) to an unintended destination. Therefore, you'd better remove Uncheckit virus without any delay.
Is Uncheckit Troubled?It is enormously dangerous and affects the overall performance of the system as:
It displays many fake security warnings and error messages that are displayed to scare the users that their system has security issues.
It gets automatically installed to the system via Trojans.
It blocks other legitimate programs to run on the system.
It is also responsible for redirecting the browsers home page.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?Uncheckit adware can enter your computer when you accidentally download it from its official website. Also, it can come along with third party software that you have downloaded from some unreliable sources. Therefore, when you install a piece of software, keep in mind that the Advanced or Custom installation should be your first choice and do not rush to click "Next" before you read the agreements and terms. Besides, Uncheckit can come into your PC via malicious websites or legitimate websites that have been hacked by the rogue hackers. When you browse such websites, you may click on some malicious links, which directly leads to downloading of the adware. Another way used by this adware to infect your PC is spam email. When you open the unsafe attachments or click on the malicious links in the message, your computer may be infected by this adware suddenly.
Tips: If you feel that Uncheckit is not in any way helpful, we suggest removing it from the computer. It may have other purpose like recording some of your browsing data that may lead to identity theft.
YellowMarkApp Virus Manual RemovalIt is suggested that you back up system files before manual removal. Any slight mistake may cause more damage. Hence, you need to be very careful during removal process.
Step 1: Disable unwanted start-up items.
Hit Win and R keys on the keyboard together. At the opening, run box, type into the command msconfig and click OK button.
In the System Configuration Utility window, navigate to Startup tab and disable suspicious items including Uncheckit that may cause pop-up ads.
Step 2: Remove suspicious programs.
Enter Control Panel via Start Menu. Click Uninstall a program.
Check out all programs and remove the programs that you don't know.
Step 3: Show hidden files and remove the files related Uncheckit virus.
Click Starts and choose Control Panel. Click Appearance and Personalization and then click Folder Options.
In the View tab, check the checkbox of Show hidden files, folders and drives.
Find out malicious files outlined below and remove them all together.
Step 4: Clean all browsing histories and cookies.
a. For Google Chrome
Open Chrome, click Chrome Menu button and select History. Click Clear browsing data?shy; button.
Clean the items including Browsing history, Cookies and other site and plug-in data and Passwords from "the beginning of time".
b. For Internet Explorer
Open IE, click Tools and then select Internet Options.
In General tab, click Delete button at Browsing history section.
Then click Delete button.
c. For Mozilla Firefox
Open Firefox, click Tools on Firefox Menu Bar and choose Clean Recent History.
At the popup window, select Everything from drop-down menu of Time range to clear. Next, click Details then tick Cookies and click Clear Now button.