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 malware|
|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.
- Guide 1: How to Remove WinRepair Pro from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of WinRepair Pro on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove WinRepair Pro in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase WinRepair Pro from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall WinRepair Pro from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove WinRepair Pro from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate WinRepair Pro from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable WinRepair Pro Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove WinRepair Pro from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove WinRepair Pro
Step 2: Uninstall WinRepair Pro 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 WinRepair Pro 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 WinRepair Pro there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of WinRepair Pro from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall WinRepair Pro 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 WinRepair Pro 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 WinRepair Pro files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as WinRepair Pro, 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 WinRepair Pro 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 WinRepair Pro 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 WinRepair Pro 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 WinRepair Pro 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 WinRepair Pro will be removed.
Eliminate WinRepair Pro 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.
Remove Push Notifications caused by WinRepair Pro from Your Browsers.
Turn Off Push Notifications from Google Chrome
To disable any Push Notices from Google Chrome browser, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to Settings in Chrome.
Step 2: In Settings, select “Advanced Settings”:
Step 3: Click “Content Settings”:
Step 4: Open “Notifications”:
Step 5: Click the three dots and choose Block, Edit or Remove options:
Remove Push Notifications on Firefox
Step 1: Go to Firefox Options.
Step 2: Go to “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search bar and click "Settings":
Step 3: Click “Remove” on any site you wish notifications gone and click “Save Changes”
Stop Push Notifications on Opera
Step 1: In Opera, press ALT+P to go to Settings
Step 2: In Setting search, type “Content” to go to Content Settings.
Step 3: Open Notifications:
Step 4: Do the same as you did with Google Chrome (explained below):
Eliminate Push Notifications on Safari
Step 1: Open Safari Preferences.
Step 2: Choose the domain from where you like push pop-ups gone and change to "Deny" from "Allow".