GlitchPOS Removal Process (remove GlitchPOS)

March 18, 2019

GlitchPOS is a point-of-sale malware threat that was discovered on the Dark Web via a crimeware forum. After its discovery, GlitchPOS has been found to be sold for about $250 to hackers who wish to utilize the threat for leveraging infected PCs to eventually steal money through sale transactions.

Through using GlitchPOS to attack systems, hackers may be able to infiltrate payment points or systems that collect payments when consumers maker purchases either in person or over the Internet. The dangers of threats like GlitchPOS are grave as they could end up making hackers a lot of money at the expense of victimized consumers.

Those who may encounter issues on systems due to GlitchPOS may take prompt actions to remove the threat on an infected system by using an updated antimalware resource. Doing such will stop the potentially illegal activity from taking place due to GlitchPOS routing money transacted through point-of-sales.

Are you getting popups from GlitchPOS? Have you identified that you have GlitchPOS installed on your computer? Do you wish to remove GlitchPOS completely from your computer?

Why should you remove GlitchPOS?

If GlitchPOS resides on your computer, it can potentially damage your personal files or you may end up losing data stored on your system. Research has shown that GlitchPOS may have the ability to make your computer vulnerable to remote attacks which could result, initially, in loss of money, possibly identity theft, and, eventually, a painstaking GlitchPOS removal process.

How can you manually remove GlitchPOS

Manual removal of GlitchPOS may not be for everyone. Each manual GlitchPOS removal step must be followed delicately to completely remove all related files and registry entries from your computer. If you are unsure or have doubts about editing your system registry, then we recommend that you use the automatic GlitchPOS removal process.

GlitchPOS can be removed manually by following the steps below.

  1. With all programs closed, click the Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
  2. Locate the Add/Remove Programs icon and double click it.
  3. Locate GlitchPOS in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find GlitchPOS, you can continue to step 5.
  4. Restart your computer.
  5. Close all open programs and windows on your desktop.
  6. Open your registry editor (regedit) program by going to Start Menu, type in regedit, and click OK.
  7. Find all of the following registry entries and delete them. If you do not know how to do this, then you can read how to edit the registry in Windows.

  8. You may need to return to this removal process for removing GlitchPOS. You can do this easily by bookmarking or adding a favorite to this page by clicking here. If you are using the FireFox web browser you can press the keys Ctrl and D simultaneously to bookmark this page.

    Image 1. Bookmark PCHubs removal process

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  9. Delete all of the following files that are associated with GlitchPOS from your computer.

    If you need a better understanding on how to search for these files then you can read how to find and search for files and folders here.

    If you have issues deleting any of the previously listed files that are associated with GlitchPOS, you can try rebooting your computer into safe mode. Booting into safe mode may allow certain malicious files to be deleted. If you are wondering how to boot into safe mode, you can read our process for starting a computer in safe mode here.

    Image 2. Select "Safe Mode with Networking"

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  10. After locating and deleting the previous files you must remove all directories associated with GlitchPOS by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\GlitchPOS folder, select it, and delete it. In some cases you may not be able to find this directory. You can still continue to the next step.

  11. Restart your computer. You do not need to boot into safe mode at this point. You should have removed GlitchPOS completely from your computer. If you find that GlitchPOS is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic GlitchPOS removal process.

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