Uninstall Win32:HackTool-CB [PUP]

What is Win32:HackTool-CB [PUP]

Win32:HackTool-CB [PUP] is how your virus elimination utility identifies a generic anti-virus program (PUP) installed on your computer. Such programs are normally classified as rather minor infections since their primary intention is not to harm your device. The PUP installed on your computer is probably disguising itself as a useful application. It’s often the case that they’re concealed as anti-virus programs, games, browser plug-ins and system optimization utilities. Those programs are categorized as potentially unwanted because they use the bundling method to set up sneakily, and then attempt to get users to pay money without actually offering any useful service. You will constantly be hassled to purchase worthless software if you have a fake computer optimizer or virus removal installed, and advertisements will be constantly disrupting your browsing if you have a PUP browser plug-in. It is classified as a PUP for a reason, thus it’s recommended that you erase Win32:HackTool-CB [PUP].


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PUP distribution ways

PUPs generally pretend to be beneficial software, so it is possible the PUP was set up by you intentionally. In case you did purposely install the potentially unwanted application, we advise doing thorough research in the future prior to application installation.

The PUP may have also been installed without your authorization, through software bundles. This is a rather simple method that’s typically used to install unnecessary software. Oftentimes, free applications come with extra items attached to them, and they’ll install alongside unless you deselect them manually. As the items are not immediately apparent, which results in users installing them by accident.

You will not be able to block these unnecessary installations, unless you actually pay attention to how you install free applications. Default options won’t display attached offers, so opt for Advanced (Custom) options when given the option. When the items become visible, you will be able to unmark them.

Should you be concerned with Win32:HackTool-CB [PUP]

For certain generic PUP infections, widely used security tools like Kaspersky, Symantec, Avast, Malwarebytes, TrendMicro and ESET will use the Win32:HackTool-CB [PUP] detection name. Despite the fact that widespread security tools discover it as a likely threat, that doesn’t mean it’ll harm your PC in a severe way. Frequently, PUPs intend to either expose you to advertisements or make you buy useless applications. The first symptom of a PUP contamination is a noticeable increase in advertisements.

Overall, purchasing full versions of PUPs is not recommended because they’re commonly fraudulent programs. We ought to also mention that because PUP generated advertisements are quite harmful, avoid engaging with them.

Win32:HackTool-CB [PUP] uninstallation

The anti-virus tool installed may not be able to uninstall Win32:HackTool-CB [PUP] even if it can detect it, which may be the reason why you’re here. If that is the case, you have two choices, you can delete Win32:HackTool-CB [PUP] manually or you could use a different security application. In case you require guidelines to manually erase Win32:HackTool-CB [PUP], you might find them below this report. Your anti-virus program might be detecting a non-existent infection, and it’s known as a false positive.

Win32:HackTool-CB [PUP] Behavior

  • Slows internet connection
  • Modifies Desktop and Browser Settings.
  • Steals or uses your Confidential Data
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Win32:HackTool-CB [PUP] Connects to the internet without your permission
  • Changes user's homepage

Win32:HackTool-CB [PUP] effected Windows OS versions

  • Windows 10 38% 
  • Windows 8 44% 
  • Windows 7 13% 
  • Windows Vista 2% 
  • Windows XP 3% 
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Win32:HackTool-CB [PUP] Geography

Remove Win32:HackTool-CB [PUP] from Windows

Remove Win32:HackTool-CB [PUP] from Windows XP:

  1. Open menu by clicking Start.
  2. Control PanelAdd or Remove Programs. win-xp-control-panel Win32:HackTool-CB [PUP]
  3. Remove the application.

Remove Win32:HackTool-CB [PUP] from Windows Vista or Windows 7:

  1. StartControl PanelPrograms and Features win7-control-panel Win32:HackTool-CB [PUP]
  2. Find the unwanted program, right click on it and select Uninstall.

Remove Win32:HackTool-CB [PUP] from Windows 8/8.1/10:

  1. Right-click on the Metro UI screen, All appsControl Panel. win8-control-panel-search Win32:HackTool-CB [PUP]
  2. Select Uninstall a program, find the program you want to uninstall, right-click and select Uninstall.

Remove Win32:HackTool-CB [PUP] from Your Browsers

Remove Win32:HackTool-CB [PUP] from Internet Explorer

  • Press Alt+T and select Internet Options.
  • Select 'Advanced' and click 'Reset'. reset-ie Win32:HackTool-CB [PUP]
  • 'Reset Internet Explorer settings' → 'Delete personal settings' → 'Reset'.
  • Press 'Close' and then ‘OK’.
  • Press Alt+T and select Manage Add-ons. Press Toolbars and Extensions and remove the unwanted extensions. ie-addons Win32:HackTool-CB [PUP]
  • In Search Providers you can set any page as your new search tool.

Delete Win32:HackTool-CB [PUP] from Mozilla Firefox

  • Type in about:addons in your browser’s URL field. firefox-extensions Win32:HackTool-CB [PUP]
  • Go through the list of extensions and remove the unwanted ones.
  • FirefoxHelp (Help in menu for OSX users) → Troubleshooting Information → Reset Firefox. firefox_reset Win32:HackTool-CB [PUP]

Terminate Win32:HackTool-CB [PUP] from Chrome

  • Type chrome://extensions in your browser’s URL field. extensions-chrome Win32:HackTool-CB [PUP]
  • Go through the list of extensions and remove the unwanted ones.
  • Type in chrome://settings in the URL bar.
  • Advanced settingsReset browser settings. chrome-advanced Win32:HackTool-CB [PUP]
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