What is PUA.Windapp?
Yet another program known as Windapp was first released on April 6 2016, has been categorized as troublesome potentially unwanted adware (PUA). PC threat researcher company Symantec has named it as PUA.Windapp because of its questionable behavior. PUA.Windapp is published by NOSIBAY, is capable of targeting only Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP. It can not be spread on the PCs having Windows 8 or Windows 10. This PUA may arrive on the PC after being downloaded without your knowledge as part of a bundle with freeware. Since, its severity is measured as Low level, it will not damage your PC internally but it makes you feel so irritated and pissed off by displaying or injecting countless ads on each web pages that you open.
Protect your PC against PUA.Windapp
To protect your PC against the adware you have to install highly efficient and reliable security software and tools on your Windows system. Additionally, You must keep up to date your PC's applications and drivers. Most importantly, follow the instruction given below to avoid being infected by PUA.Windapp:
You must thoroughly read EULA of free software or game that you’re installing in your PC or home-computers, if you find something very suspicious, go through Advanced installation from Advanced Tab and block the additional program from infiltrating your PC.
Even, while surfing Internet do not install suspicious updates or system tools that you see on Phishing websites, that can be a smart-trap to compromise your PC.
Always scan USB devices before started using stored data or opening bundled files on your PC. It will help you to delete infected files instantly. This is how you can keep your PC safe.
Indication of PUA.Windapp infection
You may find Windapp and other suspicious programs have already been installed on your PC which can be seen in installed programs list window.
Browsers may be behaving abnormally like getting redirected to unexpected advertising websites. Web pages must being covered by full screen banners, pop ups, light-boxes, coupons, deals etc.
Internet speed must be extremely slow, PC may be crashing or shutting down unexpectedly.
If you check out browser's setting you may find that browser's self protection settings must be disabled, homepage and newtab links must be replaced with suspicious one.
Therefore, to get rid of creepy advertisements, we recommend you to uninstall PUA.Windapp from your PC immediately. Follow the adware removal procedures given below:
How to Uninstall PUA.Windapp from Control Panel from Windows 10
- Click and Open Start Menu option
- Settings option is to be selected on the menu to show all the contents
- Click on System option
- On the system Menu, Click on Apps and features option
- Now Click on PUA.Windapp to remove it from PC.
How to Eliminate PUA.Windapp from Windows 8/8.1
Step 1: Press repeatedly F8 to boot PC in Safe Mode. Restart PC and select “Safe Mode with Networking”.
Step 2: Press ALT+Ctrl+Del to open Windows Task Manager. After that, search all the PUA.Windapp related processes and then click to “End Task”
Step 3: Type “regedit” in Run dialog box and open Windows Registry Editor. Search and delete all the corrupt registries added by PUA.Windapp infection.
Step 4: Go to Start and then click to open Control Panel.
After that, click Add/Remove Program
Uninstall PUA.Windapp associated programs from Windows 8/8.1
Uninstall PUA.Windapp From Window 7/vista
Tap on F8 Key to Enter Safe Mode
Restart PC and select “Safe Mode with Networking”
First of all close all running programs and open Task manager by pressing ALT + CTRL + DEL keys on your keyboard simultaneously.
Now Click on Processes menu and select all the processes associated with PUA.Windapp one by one then click on End Task.
Now go to the desktop, click on Start Menu on the left lower corner. Move to Control panel and use left mouse click over it.
The Control panel window will open, if are getting the view by Category find and click “Uninstall a program” below “Programs” group.
Now select PUA.Windapp within programs list and click on Uninstall.
Steps to Eliminate PUA.Windapp from Windows XP
Step 1: Restart PC in Safe Mode by continuously pressing F8 button. After that, select “Safe Mode with Networking”.
Step 2: Open Windows Task Manager by pressing Alt+Ctrl+Del together. After that, find and select all the PUA.Windapp associated processes and then click to “End Task” button.
Step 3: Open Run dialog box and then enter “regedit.exe” to open Windows Registry. Search and then delete all the corrupt and infectious registries added by PUA.Windapp.
Step 4: Click Start button and then go to Control Panel, click to open Windows Add/Remove Program. Search all the PUA.Windapp related programs and then uninstall it from Windows XP.
How to Uninstall PUA.Windapp From Your Infected Browser
A. Guidelines to Remove PUA.Windapp From Microsoft Edge Browser
How to Reset Default Search Engine to Uninstall PUA.Windapp
Select Settings after selecting More (…) on the address bar
Click and select on View advanced settings option
In order to input the search engine, Click on <Add new> under option”Search in the address bar with”
Select Search engine and adds as default by clicking on Add as default option.
How to Reset Default Homepage on Microsoft Edge to Uninstall PUA.Windapp
- Select More (…) option on the address bar followed by settings
- Select specific page or pages under Open with option
- After selecting the Custom option, enter the URL of the homepage you wish to set as
B. How to Delete PUA.Windapp from Google Chrome
Click to Open Google Chrome and then click on menu icon which is on the top right corner and then select Tools → Extensions
Select all the malicious extensions including PUA.Windapp and then select trash icon
Again click on menu icon and select Settings and then click to Manage Search Engines under the Search section
In Search Engines, remove all the infectious search sites and set Google Chrome as Default Browser
C. How to Uninstall PUA.Windapp From Mozilla Firefox
Launch Mozilla Firefox and find and click “Firefox” button on the top left corner on the screen.
A drop down box will appear, navigate to Add-ons option and click on it.
In the next window select and click on “Extensions” in left pane.
Find PUA.Windapp add-on and click on the center area to see the border exactly and click on Disable button.
Wait a moment and let the add-on get disabled.
Now click the “Remove” button, later on uninstall the add-on Mozilla will ask you to restart the browser.
D. How to Remove PUA.Windapp From Internet Explorer
First of all Launch Internet explorer by clicking the Task-bar Icon on desktop.
Now Click on Tool Menu on web browser interface.
Select and click on Manage add-ons in the drop down box.
A View and manage your Internet Explorer Add-ons window will open, now click on “Toolbar and Extensions” option in left pane.
A list of all installed ad-ons will appear, select PUA.Windapp and click on “Disable” button and Reset IE