The PaceItUp is an advanced level adware infection that is recently developed as well as distributed by the cyber crooks to get the access of the windows based systems all over the world. This malicious application is used to display the pop-up ads on the screens of the infected computers. Mostly these ads displays in the shape of boxes that appeared on your browser screen whenever you open a new browser window. These boxes hides all the information displayed on the actual web page, and when you try to close a box, you will be redirected towards phishing websites. This dangerous adware introduces itself as a useful program that help you in finding the best prices deals when you shop on the popular online shopping websites such as eBay or Amazon. However, you must keep in mind that this is nothing more than a fake program that is used by the hackers to make illegal profit from the pay per click programs. It is almost impossible to surf on the web as long as this adware infection is not removed successfully from the system.
Manual Removal of PaceItUp
After knowing that the PaceItUp is present in your computer, you need to take some quick steps to protect your data as well as remove this virus. In this regard, there are some good automatic removal tools available through which you can completely remove this virus easily as well as quickly. If you want to remove this infection manually, following are the instructions that you need to follow:-
Change the Mode of Operation from Normal to Safe Mode
Open the system in the safe mode before starting the manual removal process. In this regard, you have to restart the computer, and access the boot options through F8 key. From the list of boot options, you have to select the safe mode and press the enter key to terminate the normal mode, and access the system in the safe mode.
End the Malicious Processes
You need to access the task manager by holding the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys together. Once the task manager window appeared on the screen, select the Processes tab to see a list of processes running in the background of your system. Find and delete the following associated processes of the PaceItUp before closing the task manager:-
- %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
Remove the Associated Data
After completing the removal of associated processes, you have to remove the following malicious files from the system files folder by using the file explorer:-
Reverse the Modification in the Windows Registry
Access the registry editor by executing the “regedit” command. Once the registry editor is accessed, you have to carefully remove the following suspicious registry entries with the help of the registry editor:-
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PaceItUp\DisplayIcon %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe,0
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PaceItUp\UninstallString “%AppData%[RANDOM CHARACTERS][RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\[RANDOM CHARACTERS] %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PaceItUp\ShortcutPath “%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
Boot the system in the normal mode, and if the virus is removed successfully run a complete system scan through an updated version of any reliable antivirus program.