- Installs itself without permissions
Statmaker is a background service that is associated with the dynamic link library file of the same name usually found at C:\Program Files (x86)\StatMaker. According to our malware researchers, the service can prevent browser toolbars and extensions from running. On top of that, it can stop you from making changes to your default search provider. It is possible that this could be used to help regenerate undesirable search tools after you delete them from your browsers. Continue reading to learn how to remove Statmaker, and to find out more about this potentially unwanted program.
We identify Statmaker as a potentially unwanted program, because it can run on its own; however, it acts as an adware helper, and it is possible that you will find the service running alongside Justplugit ad-supported programs. OptiShopper, QuickShop, and Gosavy are just a few of the many Justplugit apps that you might have to delete alongside Statmaker. Note that Justplugit applications are usually installed bundled with other unreliable programs that require removal, which is why we strongly recommend inspecting your PC for malware if you discover Statmaker.
According to our malware researchers, Statmaker is very similar to Search Protect. Both of these apps can be installed together with potentially unwanted programs and malware to protect them against changes. Statmaker is meant to protect settings and stop you from changing them, so that the associated programs could run undisturbed. It is believed that the suspicious PUP could aid adware, browser hijackers, and other potentially unwanted programs, all of which you might have to remove from your PC.
If you choose to remove Statmaker manually, you need to uninstall the application from your Windows operating system and delete all of its components, including StatMaker.dll. Besides deleting Statmaker, you also need to get rid of all potentially unwanted programs and infections associated with this suspicious application. It is important you run a malware scanner before and after you perform the manual removal of Statmaker. If you don’t, you might overlook serious computer infections.
The manual removal is not the only option when it comes to Statmaker. You can also delete Statmaker with the help of an automatic malware remover. Of course, if you choose an unreliable malware remover that cannot identify and delete real threats, your operating system will remain vulnerable. It is essential that you install tried and tested automatic malware removal software, such as SpyHunter, to make sure that your operating system is taken care of.
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