How to remove Powzip program

This is an item that helps to stop the Powzip archive adware from infecting your system. We can explain to you how to uninstall Powzip adware once and for all, and defend your system from being infected again. This entry has the essential information on Powzip adware so that you could use the Internet easily again.


Let us make it clear: Powzip is an advertising program. This tool is totally liable for everything that goes wrong with your machine. In this entry, we will make it clear for you, how Powzip penetrates the system, how it functions and how to defeat it. The removal guide is placed below the informational section. If you do not need us to tell you anything – simply skip it and go to the uninstalling.

What is Powzip

Powzip advertising utility is the newest adware, but the greater part of the changes made through its lifetime were absolutely cosmetic. There's no need to be in progress for adware, since it doesn’t confide on the intricate code in its work – it relies on its victim. Advertising tools are the simplest, yet the very beneficial unwanted utilities, which allow scammers to earn half-legally while staying home and dry. Naturally, it’s not legal from victim's side: shady tool penetrates the device, turns it in sluggish, invites dozens of other alike tools aboard, and shoves the major bunch of advertising down customers' throats. Usually, customers have lots of things to say about it, but the fact is that you let adware to get into the device. We will talk about it later, and now we will talk about what adware does inside of your device.

We've already said that Powzip cannot be called a virus, since it cannot copy itself and distribute itself over the Net. It needs to be downloaded, and after that – Powzip has to be installed. While installing Powzip you'll need to verify that you have read EULA, in which the methods of adware's action are clearly stated. Of course, the straight download of adware is a singular case. Affiliate infection is much more common, and we will explain what it is in the next section. Sometimes customer has nothing to do with perilous program sneaking into the device, as Trojan virus carried out the procedure without notifying a user. But guess who let it to penetrate the PC? Of course, it was done via one of the described methods.


How Powzip gets into the system

Affiliate infection is the very effective, swiftest and plainest way to distribute a utility through the Web. Scammers simply take a bunch of tool, of which only one is good and the others are not, and wrap them up in a single installation file. During the installation of a reliable program, you’ll receive a proposition to install the others. On occasion you cannot pick the needed installation method at all, but in most cases customers simply don’t notice it as they are okaying through to install everything without reading the information in all those irritating menus. That's why we have said that you’ve called Powzip onto the computer.

How to protect the system

We know the ways to shield the computer from viruses, Trojans, pop-ups and most of the dangerous tools. It's not a joke. The method consists of several behavioral patterns and habits you have to follow, but it's not that difficult and you will get used to it. Here’s what we have to explain:

  • Our most significant advice to guard your workstation will be to not to use pirated soft. When an utility is free of charge and you know for sure that it’s reliable – just download it from the vendor’s site, and there won't be any issues. In case of a pirated soft – there won't be reliable websites – only unreliable file-sharing portals. Suchlike sites don't care about protection, and each file might be infected.
  • You should not click on everything you see. That is the groove you'd better create: you look for information – find it through the trusted search engine. If advertising appears on any site or on your PC, you'd better abstain from clicking on it. If you receive the suggestion to download some program and claims that it’s helpful – use Google to figure out what it is. To recognize in a timely manner - use the word "delete".
  • You should recall that lots of webpages aren't reliable. Hackers try to argue you into that your computer is infected, by locking an open tab and forcing you to allow a download of the tool they want you to download. If it happened to you – quickly close the browser through Task Manager, and you’ll be fine. No website is capable of scanning your device for viruses within a blink of an eye and tell whether it’s infected or not.
  • Another serious thing is that, you should inspect the information that arises while you are installing any gratis program. Let’s rephrase it: you don’t need to read all 40 pages of User Agreement, but you need to ignore offers of any installations besides the needed program. If those suggestions are displayed – you should watch out.

How to remove Powzip

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Powzip manually

Step 1. Uninstall Powzip from the operation system

Step 2. Remove Powzip from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari/Edge)


If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC


We're aware of two efficient techniques to uninstall Powzip from your workstation. #1 is to read through the system registry, and every other place where you may find the traces of Powzip. You will have to restore the settings of your browser to default, including the homepage and a default search engine. When it's done – clear the registry of suspicious entries, and do the same with the Scheduled Tasks list. Sometimes you may have to clear the hosts file. If you are certain you're capable of doing it – simply abide to the guide. If you’re not practised in all that PC stuff and just need advertising to disappear – we have another manner for you. It’s much more efficient than the first one, since it grants you strong defense against hazardous programs. The method is also known as Spyhunter, and it’s the really powerful antivirus. You might not believe us, but it’s in business for twelve years by now, and it has lots of happy users, whose machines act well and don’t display banners. If you need to make your system secure – click the button under this section to download Spyhunter and feel its advantages.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall Powzip from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Powzip and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\Powzip
  • C:\ProgramData\Powzip
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\Powzip

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Powzip" and delete these elements


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Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Powzip and press Uninstall


Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete Powzip from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Powzip and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.


Step 2. Remove Powzip from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Powzip

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs


Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove Powzip

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Open a specific page or set of pages
  • Delete all specific pages


Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove Powzip

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into Home page field


Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose Powzip and press button "Remove from Opera"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one.



Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"


Microsoft Edge

Step 1. Delete the suspicious extensions.

  • Menu
  • Extensions
  • Choose unfamiliar extension
  • Press Uninstall

Step 2. Change homepage.

  • Go to the website of the search engine you want
  • Select More actions
  • Settings
  • View advanced settings
  • Change search engine
  • Select search engine you want and Set as default


Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions


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