How to Remove Uncheckit

What Is Uncheckit?

Uncheckit

Uncheckit is pretty similar to Unchecky both in name and functionality: it removes checkmarks from checkboxes when you install something, preventing junkware from getting installed along with the program you wanted. However, unlike Unchecky, Uncheckit is ad-supported, so its users have to see advertisements by Uncheckit in web-browsers if they use the program. The ads can be pretty annoying, especially video ones that you cannot close right away. If you try uninstalling Uncheckit, you may encounter difficulties, as the program is always running in the background (and you can’t uninstall a running program). This step-by-step guide describes how to rid of Uncheckit despite that.

How to Remove Uncheckit

The simplest method to stop Uncheckit ads is to run an anti-malware program capable of detecting adware in general and Uncheckit in particular. Norton Security is one of such tools; it finds and removes all files, folders and registry entries left by Uncheckit.

Download Wipersoft

Other software that may be able to get rid of Uncheckit:

WiperSoft (Windows)

You can also try to remove Uncheckit by hand using the following instructions.

Boot into Safe Mode:

Win XP Windows XP, Win Vista Windows Vista, Win 7 Windows 7:

  1. Restart the computer.
  2. Once you see a boot screen tap F8 key continuously until a list of options appears.
  3. Using arrow keys, select Safe Mode with Networking.
  4. Press Enter.

Win 8 Windows 8, Win 8.1 Windows 8.1, Win 10 Windows 10:

  1. Press Windows key Windows key + X key.
  2. Select Shut down or sign out.
  3. Press Shift key and click on Restart.
  4. When asked to choose an option, click on Advanced options => Startup Settings.
  5. Click Restart in the bottom right corner.
  6. When offered a list of options, press F5 to select Enable Safe Mode with Networking.

Remove Uncheckit From Programs and Features:

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. In the Start menu select Settings => Control Panel.
  3. Find and click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Look for Uncheckit in the list. If you find the app, highlight it.
  5. Click Remove.

Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. In the Start menu select Control Panel.
  3. Find and click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Uncheckit in the list. If you find the app, highlight it.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows 7:

  1. Click Start.
  2. In the Start menu select Control Panel.
  3. Find and select Programs and Features or Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Uncheckit in the list. If you find the app, highlight it.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows 8 / Windows 8.1:

  1. Press and hold Windows key Windows key and hit X key.
  2. Select Programs and Features from the menu.
  3. Look for Uncheckit in the list. If you find the app, highlight it.
  4. Click Uninstall.

Windows 10:

  1. Press and hold Windows key Windows key and hit X key.
  2. Select Programs and Features from the menu.
  3. Look for Uncheckit in the list. If you find the app, highlight it.
  4. Click Uninstall.

Delete remaining files and folders:

Search for and delete all files and folders containing the word uncheckit in their name.

How to Protect Your PC From Uncheckit and Other Adware:

  • Get a powerful anti-malware software, capable of detecting and eliminating PUPs (potentially unwanted programs). Having several on-demand scanners would be a good idea too.
  • Keep Windows firewall enabled or get a third-party one.
  • Keep your OS, browsers and security utilities updated. Malware creators find new browser and OS vulnerabilities to exploit all the time. Software writers, in turn, release patches and updates to get rid of the known vulnerabilities and lesser the chance of malware penetration. Antivirus program’s signature databases get updated every day and even more often to include new virus signatures.
  • Adjust your browsers’ settings to block pop-ups and to load plug-ins only when clicked.
  • Download and use Adblock, Adblock Plus, uBlock or one of the similar trustworthy extensions for blocking third-party advertisements on web-sites.
  • Don’t just click on any link you see while browsing the web. That applies particularly to links in comments, on forums, or in instant messengers. Pretty often these are spam links. Sometimes they are used for increasing the traffic to websites, but often enough they will land you on pages that will try to execute a malicious code and infect your computer. Links from your friends are suspect too: the person who shares a cute video might not know that the page contains threatening script.
  • Don’t download software from unverified web-sites. You can easily download a trojan (malware that pretends to be a useful application); or some unwanted programs could get installed along with the app.
  • When installing freeware or shareware, be sensible and don’t rush through the process. Choose Custom or Advanced installation mode, look for checkboxes that ask for your permission to install third-party apps and uncheck them, read End User Licence Agreement to make sure nothing else is going to get installed. You can make exceptions for the apps you know and trust, of course. If declining from installing unwanted programs is not possible, we advise you to cancel the installation completely.

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