Zip Cruncher Removal Process (remove ZipCruncher)

April 12, 2018

Zip Cruncher is associated with a browser hijacker site, go.zipcruncher.com, which is known for performing unwanted functions that may interrupt one’s ability to surf the web normally. Zip Cruncher may be installed when loading freeware apps that come bundled with add-on software. When loaded, the components related to Zip Cruncher are prone to modifying Internet settings thus changing your default search engine and/or the default home page and new tab pages.

The unwanted actions of Zip Cruncher result in the loading of questionable sites or Internet search results using the go.zipcruncher.com website that are often accompanied by several sponsored links and advertisements. Putting a stop to the many unwanted actions of Zip Cruncher is as simple as removing the Zip Cruncher components or browser extensions. Doing such may be a difficult task for some PC users, who are recommended to utilize an updated antimalware tool to eliminate Zip Cruncher. Savvy PC users, on the other hand, may manually find Zip Cruncher components and delete them to stop Zip Cruncher in its tracks.

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

Why should you remove Zip Cruncher?

If Zip Cruncher 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 Zip Cruncher 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 Zip Cruncher removal process.

How can you manually remove Zip Cruncher

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

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

    bookmark-add-favorite

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

    safe-mode

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

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