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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application


Have you downloaded VAFCompressor using the services of unfamiliar parties? Although users are provided with the installer via, our researchers have found that this program is usually introduced by unknown parties. Regardless of how or who introduces you to this potentially unwanted program, you should not install it. If this PUP is already active on your operating system, there are several different reasons why you need to remove it. The removal of VAFCompressor is not extremely complicated; however, there are several different things that you need to consider before you choose the removal method that fits best.

According to our experienced researchers, VAFCompressor is very similar to ViPlayer and HdqPlayer. Both of these apps are identified as advertisement-supported programs because they inject ads. According to the Terms & Conditions agreement at, VAFCompressor has the permission to display advertisements as well, which is why it is fair to classify this program as adware as well. All in all, this program deserves removal because the ads injected by it could be very misleading. Whether you encounter “offers for products or services, data, links, articles, graphic or video messages, text, software, music, sound, graphics or other [ads],” you should ignore them. Of course, you will get rid of these ads only if you delete VAFCompressor.

It was found that VAFCompressor is not a functioning file compressor, despite the fact that this program promises to compress and decompress 16 different types of files, including ZIP, RAR, and ISO. The fact that this program does not work is the best reason to remove this potentially unwanted program from your PC. Unfortunately, it is not the most important one. As mentioned before, this PUP can showcase suspicious ads introduced by unfamiliar parties. On top of that, this program could be used for the promotion of other unreliable third-party programs. Whether or not the programs installed along with VAFCompressor look harmless, you have to inspect them. If you find that malware is active on your PC, delete it as soon as possible.

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Most computer users are interested in manual removal because it does not require an investment. We are sure that there are many users who will be able to delete VAFCompressor without our advice, but, considering that this PUP usually comes packaged with other, more unreliable programs, manual removal might not be ideal. If this is the first time you are trying to delete undesirable software, and you find several different threats, we strongly recommend leaving the manual removal option to more experienced users.

VAFCompressor Removal

Remove from Windows XP:

  1. Open the Start menu from the and select Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs and find VAFCompressor.
  3. Click the undesirable application and select Remove.

Remove from Windows Vista or Windows 7:

  1. Move to the left of the Taskbar and click the Windows icon.
  2. Open the Control Panel menu and click Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the program you wish to delete and click Uninstall.

Remove from Windows 8 or Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Charm bar and click the Search icon.
  2. Use the Search utility to access Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the program you wish to delete and click Uninstall.

Remove from Windows 10:

  1. In the search box on the Taskbar enter Control Panel.
  2. Open the menu and click Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the program you wish to delete and click Uninstall.
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