Remove WinPcap Virus & Fix Redirect

Posted by Britt Duncan - August 7, 2013

Please help!!! I think my computer is infected with a redirect virus and I don’t how to get rid of it. I have antivirus installed but it doesn’t recognize the virus. My homepage is changed to WinPcap somehow and I cannot change it back to Google. Each time I open IE, WinPcap shows up and opens a new tab automatically. It is really annoying! How do I remove WinPcap without messing up my computer?

What Is WinPcapVirus?

WinPcap has been categorized as a kind of browser hijacker virus that should be removed from the infected PC as soon as possible. Like similar viruses, WinPcap is used by hackers to promote some websites and products. So, if you unfortunately become one of its victims, you will be constantly rerouted to unwanted websites, and there will be numerous pop-up advertisements appearing on your screen. Besides, through altering browsers and DNS settings, WinPcap can hijack your web browser and use its own domain to replace the start page. No matter you are using IE, Firefox, Chrome or Safari, you can’t easily restore the modified settings until you get rid of WinPcap virus and its components. Moreover, due to WinPcap virus, your computer will run slower and slower, and various malfunctions occur. You must take WinPcap virus seriously, because it not only consume a big part of system resources, but also introduce other malicious viruses in secret. And if you keep ignoring it, the vulnerable workstation will break down sooner or later. Furthermore, in order to maximize their benefit, WinPcap is used by hackers to collect victims’ private data via spying on browsing activities. That is to say, WinPcap is a huge threat to your privacy. In conclusion, to prevent greater damage, you need to get rid of WinPcap virus as soon as possible.

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WinPcap Virus Screeshot :

How Dangerous WinPcap Virus Is?
1. WinPcap virus enters your PC without your consent.
2. WinPcap virus can open doors for other malware and remote hackers.
3. WinPcap virus is able to hijack and redirect your browser.
4. WinPcap virus displays annoying pop-ups advertisements/fake security alerts.
5. WinPcap virus endangers your privacy and property security.
6. WinPcap virus can corrupt the registry entries and damage system files.
7. WinPcap virus slows down computer running speed.

Manually Get Rid of WinPcap Virus

According to our research, we found that WinPcap redirect is caused by its toolbar that often gets installed together with other free toolbar or programs. And its toolbar has made many changes to your computer system and web browsers. So, you should keep very patient and careful when you are following our removal steps and manually removing WinPcap virus.

1. Please close all your web browsers before deleting WinPcap malware.

2. Click Start button and then Control Panel

3. Click Add or Remove Programs

4. Locate and remove WinPcap toolbar and other unknown software or toolbars

5. Run your Internet Explorer

6. Click Tools and then click Manage Add-ons option

7. Click Toolbars and Extensions to disable WinPcap toolbar or other suspicious add-ons and then click Search Providers tab to remove unwanted search engine.

After uninstalling WinPcap toolbar and reverting its changes to your browser, you need to go throught the following steps if you want to completely get rid of WinPcap virus.

1. Search and delete the following registry entries of WinPcap virus

%AllUsersProfile%\Programs\{random thing}\
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Users\””
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Regedit
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[RANDOM]”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[RANDOM].exe”

2. Search and remove the following malicious files of WinPcap malware

%AppData%\Protector\ [rnd].exe
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Users\[random]\.dll

You should know that manually editing registry needs some computer know-how and is rather risky for computer newbie. Another fact is that WinPcap virus is able to update its version frequently and change its file locations. So the manual removal can not gurantee a thorough removal of WinPcap virus.

Video of How to Delete a Virus from Registry:

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