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UnzipApp Removal Guide

UnzipApp by myway (Mindspark Interactive) is a browser extension and supporting application for the Microsoft Windows operating system. UnzipApp is recognized as as an adware-type potentially unwanted program that may utilize misleading marketing tactics in order to infiltrate a computer system. Once UnzipApp is installed it will replace internet browser settings. It will change the homepage, new tab, and default search setting to search.myway.com.


UnzipApp bundles with and is promoted alongside potentially unwanted programs, adware, and malware. This means that if you find UnzipApp attached to your browser it could mean that your computer has additional threats that should be removed to keep your computer secure.

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The UnzipApp extension for Google Chrome has permission to read and change your data on the websites you visit, read and change your browsing history, manage your downloads, manage your apps, extensions, and themes, and communicate with cooperating native applications. This is very excessive.

Threat Details

Names UnzipApp, UnzipApp virus *This infection is not technically defined as a computer virus
Detection Categories Adware, Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Publisher Description The Must-Have Unzip Chrome New Tab and Supporting Application for Any Computer User!
Symptoms Pop-up and in-text advertisements
Sponsored search results
Browser redirections to search.mysearch.com and other sponsored webpages
Decreased internet speed and performance
Decreased computer functionality and performance
Email spam, junk mail, telemarketers, robocallers
Bundles with malware and other potentially unwanted programs with additional symptoms
Common Path(s) C:\Program Files (x86)
C:\Users\{USER}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\
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UnzipApp Removal Options

Manual Removal Guide

This manual UnzipApp removal guide contains steps to help you completely remove UnzipApp and other threats from your computer. In order to eradicate this threat please follow each step in order.

UnzipApp Removal Steps

1. The first step to remove UnzipApp adware from your computer is to uninstall the program from Windows Control Panel if there is a usable uninstall entry. To uninstall UnzipApp go to Start Menu > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program (or Add and Remove Programs) and search for UnzipApp and other suspicious programs in the list. Once you have found UnzipApp, double click it to begin the uninstall process. Repeat this step for any other suspicious programs you may have found.

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2. The second step to remove UnzipApp is to remove any unwanted browser add-ons and extensions that may have installed from each web browser on your computer.

Google Chrome Go to Customize and control Google Chrome > More Tools > Extensions
Mozilla Firefox Go to Menu > Add-ons
Microsoft Internet Explorer Go to Tools > Manage add-ons
Apple Safari Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions

3. The third step to remove UnzipApp is to scan your computer and eradicate malicious files using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

4. Download and Install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

5. Open Malwarebytes and click the large blue Scan Now button to begin a scan.

6. Once the scan is complete click the Remove Selected button and Finish button afterwards. If Malwarebytes suggests that you restart your computer please do so.

7. The fourth step to remove UnzipApp is to scan your computer and eradicate malicious files using HitmanPro; a reputable second-opinion scan and removal tool.

8. Download and Install HitmanPro by Surfright.

9. Open HitmanPro 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.

10. When the HitmanPro scan is complete click the Next button and then click the Reboot button. *To activate the free version of HitmanPro: enter your email address twice and click the Activate button.

11. The fifth step to remove UnzipApp is to clean-up and repair settings with CCleaner.

12. Download and Install CCleaner by Piriform.

13. Open CCleaner and go to the main Cleaner screen. Click the Analyze button. When the process is complete, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

14. Go to Tools > Startup and search for suspicious entries in each tab starting from Windows all the way to Content Menu. If you find anything suspicious click it and click the Delete button to remove it.

15. 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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