Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Remove " Version Installer" pop-up (Virus Removal Guide)

Version Installer pop-up is a sign that your computer is infected by PUPs and maybe even adware. A Potentially Unwanted Program, or a PUP to give it a less unwieldy name, is a piece of computer program software which displays certain attributes that cause it to be possibly wanted – and possibly – or potentially – unwanted. PUPs are not erally harmful and they won't cause damage to your files or your computer but that's not to say that you shouldn't do your best to avoid them, if only for your sanity's sake! " Version Installer" pop-up is pretty much the same for everyone one a program that displays this pop-up might be different in ch case. In my case it was a program called VUUPC. It came bundled with other programs I downloaded and was installed on my computer without may knowledge. I'm not saying that this program is malicious or anything but the installer was quite suspicious. So, if you keep getting the Version Installer pop-up on your computer as well try uninstalling VUUPC or other recently installed programs.

Potentially Unwanted Programs are often talked about in conjunction with adware and spyware as they have some similar behavioral patterns. And like adware, PUPs also install themselves in a rather underhand way. PUPs are only potentially unwanted because they do normally have a few useful ftures; they might be a tool bar or they could be a new home page or srch engine. However they can be downright irritating too, severely affecting your user experience when you're online. So, the fact that you are getting this pop-up on your computer may indie that the system may be infected by other malware as well.

PUPs that fture adware will drive you nuts with their constant bombardment of Version Installer pop up and pop under as well as banner ads and other in your face marketing tactics. Some Potentially Unwanted Programs can also cause your PC to run unstably and therefore lve you more vulnerable to security issues. These security loopholes can open doors for malware to slip through - adware is often a lot more dangerous than people often give it credit for.

How do PUPs install themselves?

In most cases, Potentially Unwanted Programs are secretly bundled with another software program. This is often freeware and shareware although you may find you have a PUP installed on your machine from downloading something reputable, or even paid for. However, to lower your chances of installing a PUP or adware, you need to be very careful when you're downloading programs or apps from third party websites.

What problems can a PUP cause?

The majority of PUPs, including those that display " Version Installer" pop-up are browser add-ons, such as tool bars, or adware and, in worst case scenarios, spyware. Potentially Unwanted Programs can cause issues including the following:
Adware is a nightmare to dl with. popping up all over the place and returning even after you've clicked them to make them disappr. You'll be tring your hair out within ten minutes of having adware installed on your PC.A system that's vulnerable to security thrts. When a PUP is running on your computer it can seriously affect your operating system's performance as it may be adversely interacting with other programs you have installed.Some PUPs monitor your Internet browsing habits so that they can target the type of adverts you see in relation to your srches. This constant monitoring and dising of data seriously slows down your operating system and Internet connection.Some PUPs are difficult to uninstall while others, even after removal, may still have certain components left on your machine.If you want to protect yourself from the above horrors, install a reputable anti-malware, be careful when downloading and check agreements for any mention of 'added extras'. And if you do find a Potentially Unwanted Program on your computer... delete it.To remove Version Installer pop-up and related malware from your computer, plse follow the steps in the removal guide below. If you have any questions, plse lve a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com

" Version Installer" Pop-up Removal Guide:
1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.

2. Remove " Version Installer" pop-up related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel ( XP) or Uninstall a program control panel ( 7 and 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control Panel → Add/Remove Programs.
If you are using Vista or 7, select Control Panel → Uninstall a Program.

If you are using 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Srch from the list and srch for "control panel".

Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.

3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
VUUPCLyricsSay-1Websteroidsand any other recently installed appliion

Simply select ch appliion and click Remove. If you are using Vista, 7 or 8, click Uninstall up nr the top of that window. When you're done, plse close the Control Panel screen.

Remove " Version Installer" pop-up related extensions from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to Tools → Extensions.

2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove BlocckkTheAds, LyricsSay-1, Websteroids, Quiknowledge, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

If the removal option is grayed out then rd how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.

Remove " Version Installer" pop-up related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to Tools → Add-ons.

2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove BlocckkTheAds, LyricsSay-1, Websteroids, Quiknowledge, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

Remove " Version Installer" pop-up related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to Tools → Manage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.

2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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