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How to remove Elite Unzip (Virus Removal Guide)

Elite Unzip by MyWay is the name of a browser add-on and extension and website that is known to take control of your existing internet browser settings such as the homepage, search engine, and new tab settings. Once the Elite Unzip extension has been installed it will change these browser settings which causes affected browsers to start-up on the Elite Unzip search website powered by MyWay (search.myway.com) and redirect to the Elite Unzip search website when a search is performed in the address or omni bar or a new tab is opened.

Elite Unzip is recognized as adware by most reputable Antivirus and Anti-Malware vendors. Elite Unzip adware can collect user data, serve advertisements to the user in their web browser, and change existing internet browser settings without your consent. Elite Unzip also bundles with or is promoted alongside malware and other threats that will edit Windows registry and make modifications to the computer system in order to run every time Windows starts.

Threat Details

Name(s) Elite Unzip, Elite Unzip virus, Elite Unzip New Tab, Elite Unzip by MyWay
Detection Categories Adware
Short Description Elite Unzip is promoted as a free browser utility.
Symptoms The user may experience unwanted advertisements and redirects in the web browser.
Distribution Method Elite Unzip bundles with freeware and dubious files.
Detection Tool Download Malware Removal Tool

Elite Unzip Screenshot

Elite Unzip

What is Elite Unzip?

Elite Unzip is promoted as a free browser utility that allows you to compress and decompress files. Even if the browser extension does what it claims to do it can cause many problems.

Elite Unzip virus

The Elite Unzip extension for Google Chrome has a lot of permissions. It has more permissions than most browser attachments. However, the permissions do not provide information about how the program will change your homepage, search engine, and new tab. The permissions this extension has allow it to:

  • Read and change your browser history
  • Read and change all your data on the websites you visit
  • Manage your downloads
  • Manage your apps, extensions, and themes
  • Communicate with cooperating native applications

Elite Unzip and adware that it associates with will generate pop-up and in-text style ads on the internet and Windows desktop. It may even show a large bar at the top of Windows desktop that contains links and a search box. Various user details may also be obtained by the adware and used for a several different purposes. The data collection is described in the product’s Privacy Policy and allotted permissions if a browser attachment is present. Getting to know the Privacy Policy, Terms of Use and Download Agreement of freeware is crucial to keeping your online information secure.

remove Elite Unzip

The extension is often promoted by third-party software bundlers, trojan downloaders, download managers, dubious files, and misleading advertisements. The advertisements primarily generate on media related websites including torrent websites and video streaming sites that utilize unethical advertising platforms.

Elite Unzip Removal Guide

Elite Unzip can be uninstalled manually from your computer and internet browser. We have provided several steps below the article to show you how remove Elite Unzip and other threats. However, if you have clicked on any random ads or have been redirected to suspicious websites, your system may have been exposed to malware and other threats. To make sure your PC is completely clean and your information is protected from cyber criminals, we recommend that you follow all the steps below.

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Step 1: Uninstall Elite Unzip from Windows

Follow the instructions to uninstall Elite Unzip and other programs that it may bundle with from your Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 computer. If you do not find Elite Unzip installed on your computer but still notice unwanted symptoms such as pop-up ads while you browse the web it is recommended to use Malwarebytes and HitmanPro to eradicate troublesome files.

1. Open Windows Start or Task menu and go to the Control Panel (or directly to Programs and Features).

2. In the “Programs” section click Uninstall a program (or Add and remove programs).

3. Search for Elite Unzip and other programs in the list of installed programs and double click the program you want to remove to uninstall it. You can also select Elite Unzip with your mouse and click the Uninstall button once it appears. Once you have uninstalled Elite Unzip look for other unwanted programs in the list of installed programs and uninstall any if they are found. A general tip is to click “Installed On” to locate any programs that installed around the same time.

Step 2: Remove Elite Unzip add-ons and extensions

Follow the instructions to remove Elite Unzip add-ons and extensions, as well as other attachments that it may bundle with from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer & Edge, and Apple Safari. If you do not find a Elite Unzip attachments installed on your internet browser but still notice unwanted symptoms such as pop-up ads while you browse the web it is recommended to use Malwarebytes and HitmanPro to eradicate troublesome files. To remove Elite Unzip from Microsoft internet browsers you must uninstall the program.

Google Chrome

1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.

Elite Unzip extension

2. Search for the Elite Unzip extension in the list and click the trashcan icon.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.

2. Search for the Elite Unzip add-on and click Remove.

Apple Safari

1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.

2.  Search for the Elite Unzip extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.

Step 3: Remove Elite Unzip virus with Malwarebytes

Follow the instructions to remove Elite Unzip with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

1. Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

2. Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software once it has finished installing.

3. Make sure that Malwarebytes has been updated. To ensure it is updated click Update Now on the Dashboard.

4. Click the large Scan Now button on the dashboard to perform a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

5. When the scan is complete click the Remove Selected button and then click the Finish button or restart your computer if Malwarebytes suggests that you do so.

Step 4: Remove Elite Unzip malware with HitmanPro

Follow the instructions to remove Elite Unzip with HitmanPro second-opinion software.

1. Download and install HitmanPro second opinion scanner and removal tool.

3. Once Hitman Pro is installed, open the program and click Next to start scanning your computer. *If you are using the free version you may chose to create a copy or perform a one-time scan.

4. When the scan is complete, click the Next button again to delete any threats or traces on your system.

5. If you are initially using the free version, to activate it, enter your email address twice and click the Activate button.

6. Restart your computer by selecting Reboot.

Step 5: Clean and repair your computer with CCleaner

Follow the instructions to clean your computer and repair your computer’s settings.

1. Download and install CCleaner by Piriform.

2. Once installed, open the program and go to the main Cleaner screen and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc., all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries. If you find any thing suspicious click it and click the Delete button to remove it.

4. To finish things off, go to the Registry window and click the Scan for Issues button. When the scan is complete click the Fix selected issues… button and click Fix All Selected Issues.

Sean Doyle

Sean is a tech author and engineer with over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity, privacy, malware, Google Analytics, online marketing, and other topics. He is featured in several publications.

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