DLLRepair Kit - What Is It and How to Remove It Fully from Your PC

DLLRepair Kit – What Is It and How to Remove It Fully from Your PC

This article has been created in order to explain what is DLLRepair Kit and show how to fully remove it from your computer and prevent unwanted programs in the future.

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.

Threat Summary

NameDLLRepair Kit
TypeHoax System Optimizer / PUP
Short DescriptionAims 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.
SymptomsRuns automatic scans, runs on system startup, displays fake error messages.
Distribution MethodBundled 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” = “”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\DllRepairKit\”PerformScanOnStartup” = “True”
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.

Ventsislav Krastev

Ventsislav has been covering the latest malware, software and newest tech developments at SensorsTechForum for 3 years now. He started out as a network administrator. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for discovery of new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management and then Network Administration, he found his passion within cybersecrurity and is a strong believer in basic education of every user towards online safety.

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