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Xupiter.Xupiter

How to Remove Xupiter.Xupiter from Your Computer

To completely purge Xupiter.Xupiter from your computer, you need to delete the files and folders associated with Xupiter.Xupiter. These files and folders are respectively listed in the Files and Folders sections on this page.

For instructions on deleting the Xupiter.Xupiter files and folders, see the following section How to Delete Xupiter.Xupiter Files (.exe, .dll, etc.).

How to Delete Xupiter.Xupiter Files (.exe, .dll, etc.)^

The files and folders associated with Xupiter.Xupiter are listed in the Files and Folders sections on this page.

To delete the Xupiter.Xupiter files and folders:

  1. Using your file explorer, browse to each file and folder listed in the Folders and Files sections.
  2. Note: The paths use certain special folders (conventions) such as [%PROGRAM_FILES%]. Please note that these conventions are depending on Windows Version / Language. These conventions are explained here.
  3. Select the file or folder and press SHIFT+Delete on the keyboard.
  4. Click Yes in the confirm deletion dialog box.
  5. IMPORTANT: If a file is locked (in use by some application), its deletion will fail (the Windows will display a corresponding message).You can delete such locked files with the RemoveOnReboot utility. To delete a locked file, right-click on the file, select Send To->Remove on Next Reboot on the menu and restart your computer. You can install the RemoveOnReboot utility from here.
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\xupiter

Hijacker

Software that seizes control of a computer’s resources to proliferate itself or use them for other malicious purposes.

There are several types of hijackers. The most common are:

  • Browser hijackers – Alters the existing Internet browser settings so that a user is redirected to unwanted or malicious Web sites. These include programs that change the browser Home page or replace a popular search service’s home page with its own fake copy, whose search results point to particular malicious or irrelevant sites.
  • Autorun hijackers – Automatically run certain programs on start-up of a user’s computer.

Be Aware of the Following Hijacker Threats:

my-find4u.com, Gigex.SpeedDelivery, CashBar, CWS.Ctrlpan, Win32.StartPage.it.

How Did My PC Get Infected with Xupiter.Xupiter?^

The following are the most likely reasons why your computer got infected with Xupiter.Xupiter:

  • Your operating system and Web browser's security settings are too lax.
  • You are not following safe Internet surfing and PC practices.

Downloading and Installing Freeware or Shareware

Small-charge or free software applications may come bundled with spyware, adware, or programs like Xupiter.Xupiter. Sometimes adware is attached to free software to enable the developers to cover the overhead involved in created the software. Spyware frequently piggybacks on free software into your computer to damage it and steal valuable private information.

Using Peer-to-Peer Software

The use of peer-to-peer (P2P) programs or other applications using a shared network exposes your system to the risk of unwittingly downloading infected files, including malicious programs like Xupiter.Xupiter.

Visiting Questionable Web Sites

When you visit sites with dubious or objectionable content, trojans-including Xupiter.Xupiter, spyware and adware, may well be automatically downloaded and installed onto your computer.

Detecting Xupiter.Xupiter^

The following symptoms signal that your computer is very likely to be infected with Xupiter.Xupiter:

PC is working very slowly

Xupiter.Xupiter can seriously slow down your computer. If your PC takes a lot longer than normal to restart or your Internet connection is extremely slow, your computer may well be infected with Xupiter.Xupiter.

New desktop shortcuts have appeared or the home page has changed

Xupiter.Xupiter can tamper with your Internet settings or redirect your default home page to unwanted web sites. Xupiter.Xupiter may even add new shortcuts to your PC desktop.

Annoying popups keep appearing on your PC

Xupiter.Xupiter may swamp your computer with pestering popup ads, even when you're not connected to the Internet, while secretly tracking your browsing habits and gathering your personal information.

E-mails that you didn't write are being sent from your mailbox

Xupiter.Xupiter may gain complete control of your mailbox to generate and send e-mail with virus attachments, e-mail hoaxes, spam and other types of unsolicited e-mail to other people.