KNCTR “Virus” Removal

I wrote this article to help you remove KNCTR. This KNCTR removal guide is working for all Windows versions.

KNCTR is a social entertainment desktop platform. The program offers the convenience of free phone calls. The tool provides a daily dose of videos on entertainment topics and gives quick access to news and social media websites. KNCTR supports English and French. The application is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. The official website of KNCTR gives a detailed description, including a screen shot of the utility’s user interface. The software looks reliable, according to all accounts, except for the security analysis on it. Experts have deemed KNCTR a potentially unwanted program (PUP).

How can KNCTR compromise your security?

KNCTR is ad-supported. This can be seen on its user interface. The shady tool embeds advertisement windows, linking to sponsored web pages. The majority of the ads are directed at shopping deals. This is by far not the only form of advertising content KNCTR brings to people’s attention. The rogue tool displays different kinds of advertisements in new browser windows and tabs. The PUP will show you pop-ups, pop-unders, in-text links, coupon boxes, freebies, interstitial, contextual, transitional, banner, floating, inline and full-page ads.

Remove KNCTR
The KNCTR Virus

The bottom line is that the source sites for the proposed deals are not disclosed. Any of the ads could redirect you to malicious domains, spreading malware. You should steer clear of the ads, generated by KNCTR. It is easy to tell which advertisements come from the PUP. The covert tool flags its windows with phrases like “Ads by KNCTR”, “Brought to you by KNCTR” and “Powered by KNCTR”. They are easy to notice, as the PUP makes sure you see them. It places the ads on the foreground and makes them noticeable by designing them with bright color schemes, flash animations and cursive fonts.

The developers of KNCTR have disclaimed liability for third party websites. The PUP is a product of Itibiti Ventures, Inc., a company from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The entity has addressed the topic of security in its end user license agreement (EULA) and privacy policy. The statements explain that the program functions as a mediator for third party content. As such, it is not held responsible for security problems. This leaves the entire burden of the risk on the customer.

How did KNCTR get installed to my computer?

KNCTR can be acquired from its official website, knctr.com. There is an orange download button on the homepage. The tool’s executable file is uploaded to the site. If you do not recall deciding to try out KNCTR, you were tricked to have it installed to your machine. This could have happened in a couple of ways. We will explain the propagation vectors and give you tips on how to protect your PC.

The predominant distribution technique for KNCTR is bundling. The furtive tool packs its installation wizard with the setup files of other software, like freeware, shareware and pirated programs. It will be included as a bonus with the host program. You have to find where it is mentioned along its terms and conditions and deselect it. We advise you to choose the advanced or custom installation settings when processing a program. This way you will be shown all options.

The other underhanded method KNCTR utilizes is traveling with spam emails. The secluded program can be merged with an attachment to the message, like a text document, an image, an archive or a .zip folder. The sender will try to convince you the file is an important notification. He can write on behalf of the postal services, a courier firm, a financial institution, a government branch and even the police department. To proof the reliability of an email you have received, check the sender’s contacts.

KNCTR Uninstall

STEP-1 Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove KNCTR from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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