WinRepair Pro is a potentially unwanted program (PUP), and to be more accurate – a rogue security program. If you have it installed on your PC, it will start scanning automatically and will find hundreds of errors. There is actually nothing wrong with your PC, but the developers of the program want you to pay money to supposedly “fix all errors” and “eliminate all malware”. They also lie that they are a partner of Microsoft.
|Short Description||Looks and acts like a regular security program that is supposed to clean malware, but it is actually a rogue one.|
|Symptoms||Prompts users to pay for a full version to remove malware and fix errors. Finds non-existent errors on the PC and exaggerates with the scan results.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installers, Bundling, Suspicious Sites|
|Detection Tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by WinRepair Pro|
|User Experience||Join our forum to discuss WinRepair Pro.|
WinRepair Pro – Distribution Techniques
The WinRepair Pro rogue application is being effectively distributed via two ways:
- Freeware installers and bundled packages
- Suspicious Sites
You can get your PC infected without being aware, that the WinRepair Pro comes along with freeware installations and bundled packages. In these packages, additional components for installation are not always disclosed how they should be, and you can get tricked into installing applications like WinRepair Pro. Sometimes this can be avoided if you check the Advanced or Custom setting in an installation setup to see what you are getting.
Visiting suspicious sites can end up with the rogue program installed on your PC. For instance, if you manually go to the official site of the same name WinRepairPro(.)com, and download it. There are other sites that advertise the program with pop-ups or banners that are probably their partners or belong to the same people that developed it.
WinRepair Pro – More Information
WinRepair Pro is a rogue security program. It pretends to be a useful security program that can even improve system performance as a result. The program claims to be a Microsoft partner, in the attempt to trying to trick users more successfully and add some authenticity to its name. If you are on a site where the program is advertised, it will detect your operating system (OS) and make it appear so that the tool is specifically made for that OS.
After the rogue software is installed on your computer, it will automatically start scanning your computer for errors. When the scan is completed it will show that you have hundreds of errors:
WinRepair Pro claims to be able to do the following actions:
Scan your PC for Windows errors with 1 click
Remove Viruses and repair damage caused
Eliminate all Malware from your PC
Find out what is slowing down your PC
Improve Hardware Performance
Free up storage space
Access your files faster
Enjoy a fully functioning PC
The scan completes in about one minute, and no program can run a deep scan to solve that many issues so quickly. At least half of the errors are about an ActiveX control, unused registry entries (which could be only temporarily disabled) and many falsified results. In the end, the program wants to scare you with these results and try to convince you to pay money for the full version. Only the full version can “fix all errors”.
The program is a clever scam, trying to get your money without really fixing any PC issues. We advise you not to pay a penny for it. Because WinRepair Pro can “fix” 15 errors for free, it can delete some of your registry entries which can be vital and can actually cause you problems. Another reason not to trust this rogue security program.
WinRepair Pro – Removal
To remove WinRepair Pro manually from your system, follow the step-by-step removal instructions given below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of this rogue application completely, you should search and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware program. Such software will also check if your system is safe in the future.
Step 1: Remove/Uninstall WinRepair Pro in Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 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 get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall WinRepair Pro.
Step 2: Remove WinRepair Pro automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.
To clean your computer you should download an updated anti-malware program on a safe PC and then install it on the affected computer in offline mode. After that you should boot into safe mode and scan your computer to remove all WinRepair Pro associated objects.