This page is made to help you remove Uc.exe. The Uc.exe removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every Windows version.
Uc.exe is an adware program. The rogue tool does not have an official name. For this reason, security researchers have named it after the process it runs in the Task Manager. Uc.exe is ad-supported. The secluded tool promotes the content of sponsored websites. It generates pop-up advertisements, listing bargain shopping deals. The reality is that these ads link to sponsored platforms which are not chosen by the program. The developers of Uc.exe agree to promote the content of all paying parties without running a security check. Any of the linked websites could turn out to be corrupted.
What are the consequences of Uc.exe running on your system?
Per definition, adware programs are created to raise monetary proceeds through supported advertising. This approach is not well regarded when the program neglects to take precautionary measures. Uc.exe does not filter the websites it links to. This makes the tool risky for the end user. Following the pop-up ads could take you to compromised websites and get your computer infected with malware.
The web page you are redirected to by following a given ad might not match the description from the window. This is quite common for unsolicited advertisements. The pop-up window displays a picture of a certain item, while the website it leads to is not connected to shopping at all.
In some cases, the user is required to sign in with an online payment account before proceeding to the website. You should never agree to enter your financial details when accessing a website. This is how phishing attacks are done. Cyber criminals can duplicate the layout of a legitimate payment platform and collect the login credentials you enter. The developers of Uc.exe may have nothing to do with this scheme, but they allow it to happen by redirecting users to unreliable websites.
Uc.exe can be involved in stealing your personal details. The shady program has tracking capabilities. It can record your surfing history, cookies, IP address, country of origin, zip code, email, user names, passwords and the personal details you have entered into your online accounts. The gathered data can be sold to cyber criminals.
How is Uc.exe distributed?
As already elaborated, there is not much information on Uc.exe. The furtive program uses a few dark patterns to gain entry into people’s computers. The most common distribution technique is bundling. The adware can merge its wizard with another utility and try to get installed in parallel with it. Pirated programs, freeware and shareware tools are the download clients for Uc.exe. When adding a program to your system, you should read its terms and conditions. Uncheck all extra tools, offered as a bonus.
Uc.exe can be transferred through a spam email with a host file. Mailing spammers spread clandestine software through attachments. The file can be infected with a malicious code to prompt the download and install of the adware when accessed. Make sure a message is legitimate before opening files from it. The entity behind the letter should have provided contacts. The listed information should match the disclosure on its official website.
Drive-by installations are another way of spreading Uc.exe. An insidious website or link can transfer the adware to your system through a single click. You need to be cautious about the sources you trust online. If you have doubts about the reliability of a given website, do your research on it. Be advised that malicious links can come from a reliable source when a hacker is involved. Make sure the person has sent the link himself. If you did not expect to receive a link from him, it is best to contact him.
Uc.exe “Virus” Removal
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Here are the steps you must follow to remove Uc.exe “Virus” from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.
Remove From Chrome:
Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start 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.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
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