A new PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) has been detected by malware researchers. The program then sets various different types of settings and runs automatic scans on the computer of the victim, which may slow down your computer and even freeze it at times. In addition to this, the DLLRepair Kit software also aims to perform other activities on the computer of the victim, the primary of which are to display fake detections of errors on the computer of the victim. The primary purpose of this is to convince the victim into purchasing a full version of the software to remove detected errors that may not even be real. In the event that your computer has been affected by DLLRepair Kit, we advise you to read the following article and learn how to remove this software from your computer.
|Type||Hoax System Optimizer / PUP|
|Short Description||Aims to display fake detections of performance issues and risks on the computer it is installed on in order to convince victims to purchase it’s full version to remove them.|
|Symptoms||Runs automatic scans, runs on system startup, displays fake error messages.|
|Distribution Method||Bundled installers, fake setups, fake detection web pages.|
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DLLRepair Kit – How Does It Spread
The primary method via which this unwanted software can find itself installed on your computer system is believed to be via fake web pages which deceive that your computer system may be at risk, for example the fake detection of viruses, like the suspicious web pages below display:
Such web pages are often introduced on your computer as a result of having a potentially unwanted program, like adware installed as a browser extension on your web browser, displaying redirects and other unwanted advertisements on your computer.
Another method via which this unwanted program can find itself situated on your computer system is via something known as software bundling. This strategy is basically embedding programs, like DLLRepair Kit in the software installers of other free programs which you may look to download online, like drivers, software license activators and other unwanted software. Such applications are usually well concealed within the Advanced or Custom installation steps of the installers of the legitimate program you have downloaded.
DLLRepair Kit – More Information
When DLLRepairKit is installed on your computer, the software begins to drop the following files on your system drive:
→ %UserProfile%\Desktop\DllRepair Kit.lnk
After the files have been dropped DLLRepair Kit also creates the following registry entries on your computer system:
→ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\DllRepairKit\”LanguageCode” = “en”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\DllRepairKit\”DownloadID” = “direct-download”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\DllRepairKit\”SoftwareVersion” = “126.96.36.199”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\DllRepairKit\”DllName” = “”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\DllRepairKit\”PerformScanOnStartup” = “True”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\DllRepairKit\”Serial” = “”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\DllRepairKit\”Date” = “”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\DllRepairKit\”AntivirusPopup” = “True”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\DllRepairKit\”CompletePopup” = “True”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\DllRepairKit\”IssuesPopup” = “True”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\DllRepairKit\”VersionPopup” = “True”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\DllRepairKit\”FirstScan” = “False”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\DllRepairKit\”FirstRun” = “09.01.2018 11:47:14”
After this has been done, Symantec researchers have included in their report about this threat, that it begins to perform an automated scan which displays thousands of issues on the computer of victims:
DLLRepair Kit then asks for the user to register their version of DLLRepair Kit in order to fix the misleading issues on the affected computer, which is an activity that is the opposite of being helpful for you and your computer.
How to Remove DLLRepair Kit from Your Computer
In order to remove this unwanted software from your computer, we recommend that you follow the removal instructions underneath this article. They are specifically created to help you deal with DLLRepair Kit either manually or automatically. If manual removal is not something you feel confident In doing, security experts strongly advise removing DLLRepair Kit automatically from your computer, preferably by downloading an advanced anti-malware software, which aims to make sure that the unwanted program is fully gone from your computer and you remain protected against future intrusive applications as well.
- Guide 1: How to Remove DLLRepair Kit from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of DLLRepair Kit from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove DLLRepair Kit from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase DLLRepair Kit from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall DLLRepair Kit from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove DLLRepair Kit from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate DLLRepair Kit from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove DLLRepair Kit from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove DLLRepair Kit
Step 2: Uninstall DLLRepair Kit and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by DLLRepair Kit on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by DLLRepair Kit there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of DLLRepair Kit from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall DLLRepair Kit and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove DLLRepair Kit via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove DLLRepair Kit from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase DLLRepair Kit from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall DLLRepair Kit from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove DLLRepair Kit from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the DLLRepair Kit will be removed.
Eliminate DLLRepair Kit from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.