How to remove Decacopy (Virus Removal Guide)

Decacopy

Decacopy (also called Decacopy Lite or Decacopy Lite Clipboard Manager) is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that utilizes unethical advertising practices to obtain access to a computing device. Once installed, Decacopy will change Windows services in order to run every time Windows starts. There is no indication that Decacopy is running unless the user views hidden icons on the taskbar. Due to these issues and other problems that are the result of this programs and ones it associates with, this program may be referred to as the Decacopy virus although this program is not technically a computer virus.

Decacopy

Decacopy is promoted as a free “clipboard manager” for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10. it claims to add more functionality to Windows clipboard and make it easier to re-enter text or anything else recently saved to the clipboard.

This is somewhat of a privacy concern because it confirms that the program has access to system history including text, images, and other content that users have saved or copied.

Another concern with Decacopy is that it often bundles with malware, adware, viruses, and other threats. Depending on how the program was distributed or marketed, Decacopy may arrive on a computer alongside third-party threats including malware and adware. It may also be installed by trojan downloaders without detection by the user. The only way to stop this kind of threat from occurring is to stay alert and follow online safety guidelines or to use a reputable security program with real-time protection against active threats such as Malwarebytes Premium.

How to remove Decacopy (Virus Removal Guide)

Follow the instructions to remove Decacopy, viruses, malware, adware, and other threats from Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.

step 1

Uninstall unwanted programs

Potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) may be on your computer. We advise you to uninstall questionable programs that may have been installed through Apps and Features.

Windows 10

1. Right-click the Start menu (Windows icon in the taskbar) and go to Apps and Features.

Remove Decacopy Lite Clipboard Manager

2. Find the Decacopy Lite Clipboard Manager program, click it, and then click the Uninstall button.

Windows (Other)

1. Open the Start menu and go to the Control Panel.

2. Click Uninstall a program button.

3. Locate the program you want to remove, click it, and click Uninstall.

step 2

Scan your computer for malware and viruses

Malware, adware, spyware, ransomware, potentially unwanted programs, and viruses may be present on your computer. We recommend that you scan your computer with Malwarebytes to detect and remove known threats.

1. Download and install Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes will seamlessly guide you through the quick installation process.

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malwarebytes scan

2. Once Malwarebytes is installed, click the blue Scan button to begin scanning your computer for malware, viruses, and potentially unwanted programs. The scan may take several minutes to complete.

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3. When the scan is complete, click the Quarantine button to remove all threats detected by Malwarebytes.

4. Reboot your computer.

step 3

Cleanup

Tracking files allow bad guys to track you online and changes to the Windows registry can cause numerous problems. Clean up your computer’s registry, remove tracking files, and remove junk files from your computer with CCleaner by Piriform.

1. Download and install CCleaner. CCleaner will seamlessly guide you through the quick installation process.

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2. Once CCleaner is installed, click the Take my PC Health Check button or go to Health Check > Next and follow the instructions to begin checking your PC’s health.

3. When the scan is complete, click Make it better button to remove trackers, remove junk files, disable startup apps, and more.

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4. Go to Registry and click Scan for Issues to check your computer for registry issues.

5. When the scan is complete, click Fix selected Issues, backup the registry, and click Fix Issue or Fix All Issues.

3 Responses

  1. al says:

    yea got caught as well, installed itself with a demo of PDF editing software and the editing software didn’t work either!

  2. Jayden says:

    What do I do if I’m in the control panel is it wont uninstall

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