Prowli Removal Process (remove Prowli)

June 13, 2018

Prowli is a malware threat that is suspected to be involved with mining cryptocurrency using attacked computers. The Prowli may be loaded on a PC through an exploit kit that leverages vulnerabilities discovered within certain computers. From there, Prowli may load and run in the background where it may mine cryptocurrency or utilize the infected PC to carry out malicious activities over the Internet.

The infection process of Prowli are not limited as it has been found to spread through hacked websites that may load certain malicious scripts. The process for removing Prowli is essential to reduce the risk of having a PC taken over the perform malicious actions that the user may be found liable.

Eliminating Prowli will usually require the use of an antispyware tool to seek out all of its components and then automatically remove them.

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

Why should you remove Prowli?

If Prowli 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 Prowli 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 Prowli removal process.

How can you manually remove Prowli

Manual removal of Prowli may not be for everyone. Each manual Prowli 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 Prowli removal process.

Prowli 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 Prowli in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find Prowli, 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 Prowli. 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


  9. Delete all of the following files that are associated with Prowli 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 Prowli, 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"


  10. After locating and deleting the previous files you must remove all directories associated with Prowli by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\Prowli 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 Prowli completely from your computer. If you find that Prowli is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic Prowli removal process.

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