How to Remove AnswerPCAP (Virus Removal Guide)

What is AnswerPCAP?

AnswerPCAP (also known as PCAcceleratePro) is recognized as a potentially unwanted program and potential malware by numerous Antivirus programs. The program has been reported to utilize unethical marketing practices and perform tasks that users may find problematic and intrusive to their privacy. The program is also known to bundle with malware, adware, spyware, and other threats that can cause other issues after infection.

AnswerPCAP

AnswerPCAP is oftentimes advertised by questionable advertising networks as something it is not such as a free media player or an update. This is typically done to persuade users to download, install, and possibly purchase a subscription to the potentially malicious program. In addition, the program may be offered as a custom installation when installing free programs online.

AnswerPCAP Removal Guide

AlertThis removal guide contains advanced information but has been published in a way that is easy for anyone to follow. Before proceeding any further please ensure that your data is backed up. You may also consider bookmarking this page and printing out these instructions.

We found 1 option to remove AnswerPCAP: Option 1

Follow these steps to remove AnswerPCAP:

1. Download Malwarebytes using the link below to remove malware and potentially unwanted programs.

2. Locate and double-click the setup file (MBSetup.exe) to install Malwarebytes. The setup file is usually located in the Downloads or Desktop folder. However, in some cases, the file may be executed from the bottom of the browser after it has been downloaded.

3. Once Malwarebytes has installed open the program and go to Settings > Security > Scan options and switch on Scan for rootkits, then click the X in the Settings Menu to close the area. To find Settings, click the tool icon on the top right of the program’s interface. Enabling the Scan for rootkits feature will ensure that Malwarebytes will scan for the largest amount of malware and PUPs possible.

4. Go to the home screen and click the Scan button to start scanning for malware and PUPs.

5. When Malwarebytes is finished scanning it will show a list of results including the detection names of all the malware, adware, spyware, and PUPs it found. Click the Quarantine button to remove all selected threats.

6. Malwarebytes may require a system reboot. If so, restart your computer, log back in, and finish these removal steps.

7. Download HitmanPro using the link below to perform a “second opinion scan” and remove leftover traces of tracking cookies, viruses, Trojans, rootkits, spyware, and other malware. Please be advised that no this program does not require to be set up or installed but you may be asked to provide your name and email address before proceeding.

8. Once HitmanPro is activated, click the Next button to start and follow the instructions. You may be asked to perform a one-time scan to check your computer or to create a copy of HitmanPro to regularly use the program. Select which is best for you; however, if we advise you to create a copy of this program to ensure your security.

9. Click the Next button to start scanning your computer.

10. When HitmanPro is finished scanning it will show a list of results including the threat name and type. Click the Next button to remove all selected threats. Then click Next to finish.

11. HitmanPro may require a system reboot. If so, restart your computer, log back in, and finish these removal steps.

12. Download CCleaner using the link below to perform a system checkup and repair corrupted settings.

13. Locate and double-click the setup file (ccsetup.exe) to install CCleaner.

14. Once CCleaner has installed open the program and go to the Health Check screen and click the Next button (or Get Started) to start a checkup.

15. When CCleaner is finished scanning it will show a list of results including tracking files, junk files, modified startup tasks, and more. Click the Make it better button.

16. Go to the Registry screen and click Scan for Issues.

17. When the scan is finished click the Fix selected issues button.

18. Click Yes to back up the registry before making any changes to it and save the .reg file on your computer.

19. Click the Fix All Selected Issues button on the pop-up window then click Close.

20. Go to Tools > Uninstall to locate and uninstall suspicious programs. Click Install Date to list the programs in a row by the date they were installed. This allows you to find programs that were installed around the time of infection. If you locate a suspicious program, click on it, and click the Uninstall button. If you are unaware if you should uninstall a program, record the program’s name and search the program’s name using a search engine. Do most websites consider the program malicious? If so, uninstall it.

21. Go to Tools > Startup to disable programs from running when Windows starts. To disable a program from running, click on it, and click the Disable button. If you are unaware if you should disable a program from running, record the program’s name and search the program’s name using a search engine. Do most websites consider the program malicious? If so, disable it from running when Windows starts.

22. Go to Tools > Browser Plugins to delete unwanted browser add-ons and extensions. To delete a browser plugin, click on it, and click the Delete button. If you are unaware if you should delete a browser extension, record the extension’s name and search the extension’s name using a search engine. Do most websites consider the extension malicious? If so, delete it.

23. Download Norton 360 with LifeLock using the link below. Norton 360 with LifeLock is all-in-one protection for your devices, online privacy, and identity. This advanced feature-rich security program works to block malware and other threats from reaching your computer and devices in real-time. Securely browse the internet using a no-log VPN with bank-grade encryption that helps keep your personal information like your passwords and bank details private.

24. Select the version of the program you would like to use and click the Subscribe Now button.

25. Once you have subscribed check your email for instructions to download Norton 360 or click the Get Started button on the order confirmation page.

26. On the get started page, go to Install protection on this PC or Mac and click Agree & Download. You may also choose to install this program on another device by clicking the Install on Another Device link.

27. Once Norton 360 has installed open the program and click Sign In to sign into your account and unlock additional features.

28. Next, click the down arrow next to the Open button in the Device Security section and select Scan Options.

29. Select Full System Scan and click the Go button to start scanning for viruses, malware, and other threats.

30. When Norton 360 is finished scanning it will show a results summary. Click the Finish button to remove all detected items.

31. Norton 360 with LifeLock Select has many features that we suggest enabling including a Secure VPN to protect you online, cloud backup to secure your files, a password manager to store login information, and more. For more information about Norton 360 with LifeLock Select click the Help icon.

Sean Doyle

Sean Doyle is a tech author and engineer with over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity, privacy, malware, Google Analytics, online marketing, and other topics. Sean's content has been featured in numerous publications.

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