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Remove KuaiZip(.)com Advertisements Efficiently

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KuaiZip(.)com is the main domain for a Chinese archive program. KuaiZip is also the name of the software, which can be downloaded directly from the site. The KuaZip platform spreads advertisements and is considered adware. You might also get redirected. To remove all advertisements related to the adware, you should read the article to the end.

Threat Summary

NameKuaiZip(.)com
TypeAdware, PUP
Short DescriptionThe site generates advertisements on different websites.
SymptomsYou can see advertisements all around your browsers, like pop-ups or banners about the KuaZip site or software.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installations, Bundle Packages, Direct Download
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KuaiZip(.)com – How Is It Spread?

The KuaiZip(.)com can spread its archiving software in a couple of ways. The most widespread way is probably the direct download buttons scattered throughout their official website. The software might be pushed via third-party installations, as well. Without your knowledge, the adware might be injected on your PC with the third-party installations, be it with bundling or with other freeware. Programs’ setups might be set to add additional components including the primary app they promote to install. To prevent any unwanted apps from installing is doable if you find Custom or Advanced options in the setup. There you can deselect these apps.

KuaiZip(.)com is also spread with different advertisements shown in websites. Banners and pop-up ads can be utilized as redirects. Visiting websites with an unknown origin or ones that look suspicious might be another way for delivery of the adware. Redirects might be hosted on said sites as well. Browsers which could be affected are the following: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer and Safari.

KuaiZip(.)com – What Does It Do?

KuaiZip(.)com is the official page of the website for the archiving program – KuaiZip Compressor. If you add a slash and then “en” you will see that there is an English variation of the main page. However, there is no Privacy Policy or User Agreement on that page. Advertisements and redirects can be displayed if when you browse if you have any software associated to KuaiZip. The program is considered adware. On the image below you can see the registration form on the KuaiZip(.)com website:

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If your PC has any applications that are connected to KuaiZip(.)com, you might witness lots of online advertisements. The same thing happens when your browsers have extensions and add-ons installed, which are tied to the same adware. You could be redirected to various websites from the adware.

Ads can have one of these texts inside:

  • Ads by KuaiZip(.)com
  • Advertisement by KuaiZip(.)com
  • Ad by KuaiZip(.)com
  • Advert from KuaiZip(.)com
  • Powered by KuaiZip(.)com
  • Brought to you by KuaiZip(.)com

Redirect links and redirecting advertisements for the KuaiZip service are placed on websites and can generate Web traffic. That traffic can make revenue for the adware platform based on a pay-per-click scheme.

The adverts which are displayed can vary in type. Advertisements associated with KuaiZip(.)com can show online as pop-ups, in-text links, pop-unders, banners, and even interstitial ads. Other kinds of adverts are not excluded from appearing as well.

KuaiZip(.)com – Privacy Policy

The Privacy Policy of KuaiZip(.)com is written in Chinese and does not have an English variant. But you can use Google Translation to do so. While not ideal, you can get a hint about the software. The Policy is the 11th section in the User Agreement on the site.

You can see an image of the translated Privacy Policy page, here:

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The policy states the following about the Kuazip platform:

  • Does not monitor the user’s computer
  • Does not monitor the online behavior of the user and network
  • Does not collect personal information about other software, documents

And yet that information is very scarce – it is stated that your computer, network, and online behavior will not be monitored, but later there is this excerpt:

Collect certain user data through the grand line of related systems and associated the company’s services and products to share the data.

So, in the end, some information is indeed collected, and in the middle of the article from the snapshot of the registration form we see that they ask for a mobile phone number, which is personally identifiable information. As this is a Google translation from Chinese, the negation at the beginning of those statements about data collection might be wrong and not be there at all in the original. Be careful, if you are using the application or services of this adware.

Remove KuaiZip(.)com Effectively from Your PC

To remove KuaiZip(.)com manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal tutorial provided below. In case this manual removal does not get rid of the ads completely, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such software can keep your computer safe in the future.

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How to Remove KuaiZip(.)com from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove KuaiZip(.)com

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1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall KuaiZip(.)com 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. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by KuaiZip(.)com on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by KuaiZip(.)com there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for KuaiZip(.)com with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

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3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

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4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

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If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.


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Get rid of KuaiZip(.)com from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall KuaiZip(.)com and remove related files and objects

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1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to KuaiZip(.)com:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to KuaiZip(.)com. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to KuaiZip(.)com. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • 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 KuaiZip(.)com 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:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as KuaiZip(.)com. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

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.



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Remove KuaiZip(.)com 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.


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Erase KuaiZip(.)com 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.



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Uninstall KuaiZip(.)com 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.



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Remove KuaiZip(.)com 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".

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Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.

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Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.


Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.

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A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the KuaiZip(.)com will be removed.


How to Reset Safari
IMPORTANT: Before resetting Safari make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

Start Safari and then click on the gear leaver icon.

Click the Reset Safari button and you will reset the browser.


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Eliminate KuaiZip(.)com 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.


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