WINCASTER is classified as Win32:PUP-gen (potentially unwanted program). What is PUP? PUP is crapware. WINCASTER have several types of unwanted behaviour:
- Displaying popup ads.
- Hijacking your browser.
- Infecting your desktop shortcuts, etc.
- Inserting ads to the web pages.
WINCASTER can redirect your browser search, collect your personal information and sell it for advertising.
WINCASTER is usually hard in removing. Some people could not find uninstall program for WINCASTER in the Control Panel.
Sometimes WINCASTER uninstaller does not work.
How WINCASTER got on my computer?
Usually you got WINCASTER with as part of a bundle with another tool you downloaded from the Internet. Since WINCASTER manufacturer pays software developers for distributing WINCASTER within their applications, WINCASTER is often included as part of the installer.
Usually, you have not only one WINCASTER problem, but a bunch of similar WIN32:PUPs.
How to remove WINCASTER manually:
- Uninstall WINCASTER using Windows uninstallation applet (use Add/Remove Programs or Uninstall Program or Apps & features).
- Open Task Manager to kill all "WINCASTER" related processes.
- Use Windows search to find and remove "WINCASTER" files and folders.
- Run services.msc to disable a "WINCASTER" Windows service.
- Execute taskschd.msc to get rid of "WINCASTER" scheduled tasks.
- Open regedit.exe and delete WINCASTER registry keys and values.
- Check your shortcuts on your desktop and in the Start menu for WINCASTER presence. Fix infected shortcuts.
- Remove a virus from Google Chrome.
- Remove a virus from Internet Explorer.
- Remove a virus from Mozilla Firefox.
- Clean your Recycle bin and temporary files.
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