Remove KNCTR adware (Uninstall Instruction)


In this case we write a article about the removal instruction for KNCTR. Do notice that KNCTR is not a virus. But it does act like a Potentially Unwanted Program. We got questions from customers who installed KNCTR on their computer without notice. This is because KNCTR comes bundled with known adware contained custom installers from Download.com and CNET. The CNET custom installer is where we got KNCTR installed. If you try to decline KNCTR during installation of the free software you are trying to download, the whole installation quits. Even the free software is not installed. This behavior might vary from customs installer.

You are being forced to install the offered application if you want to try the free software you originally trying to install. Therefor this removal instruction for KNCTR.

Also we added 2 free tools to remove additional offered adware that is also forced to be installed onto your computer. We use AdwCleaner and MalwareBytes Anti-Malware for detection and removal of adware on your computer system. Both AdwCleaner and MBAM are known adware removal tools and completely free of charge.


Remove KNCTR

 

KNCTR

Quick menu to Remove KNCTR

arrow_rightStep 1 – Uninstall KNCTR

arrow_rightStep 2 – Remove Additional Adware with AdwCleaner

arrow_rightStep 3 – Clean your computer with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

arrow_rightOptional : Reset browser settings



windows-7-logoRemove KNCTR – Windows 7

  1. Open Programs and Features by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Programs, and then clicking Programs and Features.
  2. Select KNCTR, and then click Uninstall. Some programs include the option to change or repair the program in addition to uninstalling it, but many simply offer the option to uninstall. To change a program, click Change or Repair. Administrator permission required If you’re prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

 windows-8-logoRemove KNCTR – Windows 8

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search.
    (If you’re using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click Search.)
  2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then tap or click Control Panel.
  3. Under View by: select Large Icons, and then tap or click Programs and features.
  4. Tap or click KNCTR, and then tap or click Uninstall.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen. Make sure when you uninstall the malware that there is no extra software is offered during uninstallation and read every pop-up before clicking any button.

adwcleanerRemove Additional Adware with AdwCleaner

AdwCleaner developed by Xplode is a very easy piece of software to remove unwanted toolbars, browser hijackers, redirects and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) in Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Opera. AdwCleaner requires no installation and can be ran in a instant to scan your computer for malicious software.

Nowadays many free downloadable software is bundled with all sorts of additional software such as toolbars and other dubious software that you do not want on your computer. The main cause of such unwanted software (PUPs) are the download sites that offer free software that is bundled with adware. CNET, Download.com, Softonic offer software with a custom installer. It’s this custom installer that offers additional software in order to keep the software and services they offer for free.

We strongly recommend using AdwCleaner several times a month to keep your computer clean from Adware, Pop-ups, Browser Hijackers, Toolbars or Potentially Unwanted Programs.

Download AdwCleaner (Download will open in a New Window)

Select AdwCleaner.exe with right mouse click and Run as Administrator

Remove KNCTR - AdwCleaner

If User Account Control asks you to allow AdwCleaner.exe to make changes to your computer, press Yes to continue.

Remove KNCTR

Start scanning your computer for any malicious threats by selecting the Scan button, please wait.

Remove KNCTR

AdwCleaner will now start scanning your computer.

If AdwCleaner is done, it will display a list of malicious items detected, please uncheck the items you do not want to remove that might be detected as malicious.
If you have nothing to uncheck, continue to the removal process and select the Clean button.

Remove KNCTR

Reboot your computer.

After the reboot a log file will open. The logfile in Windows XP and Windows 7 will open once the desktop is started.
To open the log file in Windows 8 you need to switch to the Desktop mode by selecting WINDOWS KEY + D on your keyboard.

If you want to check the AdwCleaner log for further analyse, you can find the report log in your system drive and then the Adwcleaner folder.
for example: C:\adwcleaner

Goto the next step.


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