Do you know what PepperZip is?
PepperZip is a potentially unwanted program that Windows users may install packaged with VuuPC, IdleCrawler, and various other ad-supported programs or PUPs. If you are not familiar with the program or any of the related applications, you should not install it, no matter how attractive the services may be. If you proceed with the installation, you will not only need to delete PepperZip, but a malicious, clandestine Trojan as well. A malicious malware dropper will be installed without your notice, and it could remain silent for a long time, even after you remove the useless PepperZip.
If PepperZip has not entered the operating system using a software bundle, it is most likely that you have downloaded it yourself from pepperware.net. Even though the PUP is presented as a free program, you will be asked to pay a $14 fee for the so-called “unlimited” version. Should you upgrade PepperZip? Malware researchers working in our internal lab do not recommend this. Even though the application created by the PepperWare Co.Ltd. is not malicious, the Trojan associated with it could be harmful. It is quite possible that the infection will be operated as a malware dropper, which means that it could install more computer threats. It is much more troublesome to delete Trojans and other clandestine infections than to remove PepperZip itself. This is the main reason why we do not recommend installing PepperZip. Is the application already active? Then delete the PUP and hunt down the active threats.PepperZip screenshot
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A legitimate malware scanner can help you figure out which applications require removal. If the scanner identifies any of the threats as critical, you must delete them ASAP. We strongly recommend employing automatic malware removal software to delete the Trojan and to remove PepperZip. If you want to delete the running threats manually, we suggest beginning the operation with the manual removal instructions presented below. These instructions will help you delete PepperZip and possibly other undesirable computer applications.
Delete PepperZip from Windows
Delete from Windows 8:
- Tap the Windows key to access the Metro UI menu and right-click on the screen.
- Click All apps to open the Apps menu, select Control Panel, and click Uninstall a program.
- Right-click the program you wish to remove from your PC and select Uninstall.
Delete from Windows Vista & Windows 7:
- Click the Start menu icon (Windows logo) and select Control Panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program and locate the application you wish to remove.
- Right-click the program you have chosen to remove and select Uninstall.
Delete from Windows XP:
- Open the Start menu from the Taskbar at the bottom of the screen and click Control Panel.
- Double-click Add or Remove Programs and select Change or Remove Programs.
- Click the unwanted application and select Remove.
In non-techie terms:
You should not trust the services of PepperZip, because it is most likely that this application has been created to act as a Trojan carrier. If the PUP has been installed onto the PC, chances are that a Trojan is active as well. Delete PepperZip from your operating system using the manual removal guides, and then use automatic malware removal software to delete the rest of the threats. If the Trojan or the secretly downloaded threats have already corrupted your PC, you can use the installation guides below.