DllKit PRO is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) of the system optimizer type, which generates false positives in its attempt to persuade users to buy the full version of the software. This is a well-known approach used by scammers and shady third-party developers whose sole purpose is to get your money, payment and personal information.
This article will provide you with details about DllKit PRO and will show you ways to completely remove the PUP from your system.
|Name||DllKit PRO PUP|
|Short Description||DllKit PRO is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) of the system optimizer type, which generates false positives.|
|Symptoms||False positives and pop-ups about detected issues on the system, altered system settings.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages, Official Website|
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DllKit PRO PUP – Details
DllKit PRO is advertised on its official website and possibly on freeware download sites as a system optimizer utility. In fact, the program is detected as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) by a large number of anti-virus vendors. According to a scan of DllKitPRO.exe by Hybrid Analysis, the program is labeled as malicious and Trojan.Generic. In addition, 37 of the engines on Virus Total also detect DllKit PRO as malicious, PUP (PUA), Trojan and adware.
Despite these detections, the program is advertised as a useful utility that fixes .dll errors and boosts the PC performance. However, this is only done if the full version of the program is purchased. What we immediately noticed is that even though the program is offered for purchase, there is no price listed in the offer. The price is only shown after the user leaves some information (email address). The current price of DllKit PRO is 9.95 USD with a “special discount”:
The other thing that a trained eye will immediately notice is the additional bundled download of an anti-malware for additional price, which is selected by default. If you don’t carefully read the provided information on the payment page of DllKit PRO, you will be charged additional 9.95 USD and you will download an unknown anti-malware program, most likely another PUP.
Ten minutes after we left an email address, we haven’t received an activation code, which is supposedly needed to download and use the program. This is another indication of a potentially unwanted program.
What are the implications of having a PUP such as DllKit PRO installed on your computer?
Upon installation, DllKit PRO may initiate an in-depth information gathering — an automated engine can be called that will harvest strings that can be roughly grouped into two main categories:
- Private User Data — The virus engine may extract information related to the identity of the users. Example contents includes their name, address, phone number, location and any stored account credentials. The collected information may be used for financial abuse and identity theft.
- Computer Data — The other type of information that is retrieved from the systems is a report on the installed hardware components, certain user settings and operating system values.
Another cause for concern is the fact that the use of DllKit PRO can lead to any of the typical features that are found in fake system optimizers, PUPs and adware:
- Intrusive Ads — The PUP and any other bundled program can display personalized ads through the collected data. Whenever the ad is clicked, revenue will be rewarded to the malicious operators.
- Optimization Failure — Legitimate system issues may not be resolved by the application, and other issues could appear.
DllKit PRO – How to Remove It?
In order to remove DllKit PRO and all its associated files from your PC, you should complete all steps listed in the removal guide. It presents both manual and automatic removal approaches that combined could help you to remove this unwanted program. The automatic approach could properly locate all potentially harmful files, so that you could access and remove them easily. Have in mind that some of the files associated with this rogue program may be detected with different names than DllKit PRO.
- Guide 1: How to Remove DllKit PRO PUP from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of DllKit PRO PUP from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove DllKit PRO PUP from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase DllKit PRO PUP from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall DllKit PRO PUP from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove DllKit PRO PUP from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate DllKit PRO PUP from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove DllKit PRO PUP from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove DllKit PRO PUP
Step 2: Uninstall DllKit PRO PUP 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 DllKit PRO PUP 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 DllKit PRO PUP there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of DllKit PRO PUP from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall DllKit PRO PUP 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 DllKit PRO PUP 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 DllKit PRO PUP files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as DllKit PRO PUP, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove DllKit PRO PUP 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 DllKit PRO PUP 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 DllKit PRO PUP 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 DllKit PRO PUP 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 DllKit PRO PUP will be removed.
Eliminate DllKit PRO PUP 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.