Some people complain that they don’t know what KNCTR is but it constantly advertise to them, which make they feel very vexed. For this nuisance, we have already worked out an effective removal method for the completely removal of KNCTR ads.
What is KNCTR
Fortunately, KNCTR is rather a PUP (short for Potentially Unwanted Program) than a malware. It is an ad supported platform, we called adware, installing on computer as browser extension/add-on/plugin. It is a tool for cyber criminals to generate traffic and revenues in a deceptive way.
Symptoms and Dangers of Being Infected with KNCTR
Once installed, KNCTR adware performs its characteristic most vividly. First of all, it injects all kinds of ads tirelessly on random webpage. Most of these ads are relevant to discounts, deals or products with better price; and other types such as game, losing weight and job, without limitation, are all included. Then, time going no more than a day, you’ll find out the pop-up ads are associated with what you’ve searched for and browsed as well as queried online. They appear either on the blank place of webpage or hover on the text in certain website. How annoying it is!
However, you’d better not hit such ads because of most of they are entries of anther malicious or fake websites filled with viruses or PUPs. In another case you may be misled to pay you money for inferior or even fake products.
Besides ads bombard, the files and compounds of KNCTR has installed on your PC secretly already. Specifically, it installs the program KNCTR on computer system (probably contain other PUPs). Furthermore, it installs KNCTR related extension/add-on/plugin on all of your browsers.
And emphasizes that KNCTR related browser extension will not only generates lots of ads but also collects your important privacy information. KNCTR extension will access all of your websites, tabs and online activity to collect your browsing habit and related data, which is identical with other browser extension including RightCoupon. The motivation of such adware is to perform more attractive ads and deals based on your preference so as to boost its traffic. But, KNCTR adware dose the operation and never asks your permission. Still, your personal information may be used by cyber criminals unethically.
How Dose KNCTR Come to Your PC
KNCTR accesses computer mainly by the means bundling. It is packaged with different free downloads including player updates, free software, video recording/streaming to install on your PC along with other potentially unwanted programs (collectively additional offers) without direct knowledge and permission.
Or some victims install the adware from its websites by themselves. Many of them know little about the program, are regretful after install it and don’t know how to remove the adware. What’s more annoying, the adware itself contains other PUP installers.
Thus we suggest users to be attentive when download programs from the internet. If it is necessary, please select Custom Installation in the beginning of the installation. Then you can clearly know what additional offers the program includes and prevent they from getting into your PC by clicking “Skip” or “Decline” or unchecking the selected box of these options.
How to Remove KNCTR and KNCTR Pop-up Ads?
Five steps for removal of KNCTR and KNCTR pop-up ads
❶ Uninstall KNCTR and other PUP from computer
❷ Remove PUP.XXX(PUP.KNCTR) and other virus infection hidden in your PC
❸ Remove KNCTR extension from web browser
❹ Clean up residual items of KNCTR and optimize your PC
❺Deep cleanup for you disk(Optional)
❶ Uninstall KNCTR and other PUP from computer
Because KNCTR intalls on PC along with other PUP, so please locate KNCTR and other PUP such as Jump Flip, Snap do, Connect Toolbar, Mobogenie, etc and any other unknown and suspicious program from control panel to ensure your PC is free from any negative program.
For Windows 7/Vista: Click “Start” (“Windows Logo”)>”Control Panel“>”Uninstall a program“(under Program)>look for KNCTR, and any dubious program, select them and click Uninstall/Change.
For Windows 8: Right-click on the screen’s bottom-left corner> “Control Panel” >”Uninstall a program“(under Program)> Look for KNCTR, and any dubious program, select them and click Uninstall/Change.
Learn how to uninstall the KNCTR from Microsoft Windows
Alternative uninstall method: (use free tool Anvi Uninstaller offered by system optimizer Cloud System Booster).
Install and start Cloud System Booster
Then click on “ToolBox” right under the homepage→download and run AnviUninstaller→select KNCTR and remove any suspicious programs(skip the first step “Creat System Restore Point“).
You can directly clean up leftovers caused by KNCTR and these dubious PUP after uninstall them if you use Pro Version.
❷ Remove PUP.XXX(PUP.KNCTR) and other virus infections hidden in your PC
PUP.XXX including PUP.KNCTR refers to malicious files of potentially unwanted programs like KNCTR remaining in your PC which can’t be removed from control panel. As KNCTR is suspicious of misleading you to malicious websites contain virus infections, you need use antivirus software to scan and remove all of virus infections.
Please install Anvi Smart Defender firstly. And then run it for a quick or full scan.
❸Remove KNCTR browser extension from Web Browser
Because KNCTR extension will not be removed along with the removal of these PUP and viruses, you must remove them from browsers to keep the security of your PC.
Slim Toolbar (a pro tool contained in PC optimizing software Cloud System Booster that we recommend for you to clean up junk files and optimize computer instep 4) KNCTR in detecting and removing malicious and negative toolbar, add-on, extension, plugin and browser help object in major browsers.
Removal process demonstration:
- Purchase the Cloud System Booster:
And install it according its navigation. Run it→click the arrow at the lower right corner→click Slim Toolbar.
Remove KNCTR browser extension from your browser like what the similar picture shows below.
It is also available for you to use another independent and free version of Anvi Slim Toolbar to remove KNCTR browser extension automatically.
The trial version is free for 15 days:
For long-time usage, you can purchase the browser extension management software.
Then select related add-on on all browsers and remove.
–Or you can choose to manually remove KNCTR browser extension from your browser
Click on Tools(IE 8)/gear icon（ IE 9 and 10 ) at the upper-right corner of the Window, and the click on Manage add-ons.
Then come to Toolbars and Extensions tab. Right click on KNCTR extension and then click on Disable.
Click on Firefox icon, click on Add-ons.
Switch to the Extensions Tab. Click Remove to get rid of KNCTR browser extension.
Go to wrench or 3 bar icon(next to the address bar), click on Tools and then click on Extensions.
Locate KNCTR browser extension and then remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.
❹ Clean up residual items of KNCTR adware and optimize your PC
The residual junk files, error and invalid registry entries of PUP/adware leading to KNCTR adware and other viruses, which are not malicious but slow down your PC speed must be clean up. Because the excess leftovers will crash down your running program easily and do harmful to your PC. Here the system maintenance and optimization tool Cloud System Booster is recommended.
- Download link of Cloud System Booster
- After you install the program, please open it, click on Quick Clear button on the main screen to run a quick and full scan.
- Once the scan completes, there will come out a result screen, please click Clear button there to remove these junk files, invalid registry entries, etc to make sure the computer system is clean.
Note: Because some users had thier computers been infected with KNCTR via malicious websites. In order to reduce the chance that the adware gets onto PC again when you visit malicious sites in your browsing history by accident, please follow us to clean up you browser cookies.
Back to Could System Booster Homepage→click Disk Cleaner→scroll over and opt for Internet Explorer Cookies, Firefox Cookies and Google Chrome Cookies→Click Start Clean to remove them.
Except this system cleaning, please clean up junk files and other system junk regularly to keep your PC in a healthy state.
❺ Keep your disk drivers clean
After a longtime of use, your disk drives must carry a heavy load, it is necessary to install a repair and clean tool like Anvi Ultimate Defrag to help you fix bug and errors of files in your disk drives, clean up junk files, rearrange fragmented data in the disk as well as optimize the performance of your disk drives.