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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

Snail Translator

No doubt that Snail Translator is a clone of Quicky Translator as they work in a very similar manner and fall under the same category of potentially unwanted program (PUP). These applications are trying to convince their users that there is a problem with their computer that needs to be resolved. We can assure you that the Windows warning you get after installing Snail Translator is fictitious, although its appearance is close to original notifications. We would advise you not to panic and avoid clicking any links provided in the warning message. If you slide below the article, you will find the removal instructions that should help you delete this suspicious application. Also, you could read the rest of the description if you wish to learn more about this PUP.

Snail Translator is a tool that helps users translate text from one language to another. However, the software acts in an unusual manner for a legitimate program, since it performs some activities that look like cyber fraud attempts. As it settles in your system, it displays a pop-up that looks like a notification from the Windows operating system. The pop-up warns you that Windows must be activated in a single day. Moreover, it displays a link to their help chat, and if you click this link, it redirects you to yeptalk.com/cs.html.

We should warn you that opening the link could be very risky because it is possible that the cyber criminals behind this PUP will try to get access to your system. If they do succeed, they might try some scare tactics to persuade users to purchase their suggested software. Also, they provide another activation option called “Activate By Phone” and add a telephone number. If you call this number, they could act as technical support and try to extort money from you just the same way as in the chat. Under these circumstances, it would be better to ignore the fictitious warning and get rid of the PUP that is responsible for it.

The application is promoted on snailtranslator.com with the available installer, but it is also possible that this PUP could be spread through bundled software especially, if you did not download the application yourself. Usually, bundled software comes from file-sharing sites and the main problem with these websites is that they provide users with software installers that contain PUPs or other suspicious applications, such as browser hijackers, adware, and so on. Naturally, you should try to avoid such web pages if you want to keep your computer secure. Also, try to be more attentive during the installation process, because you may be able to deselect unwanted applications in the setup wizard.

Another thing that our researchers have learned is that Adithya and Amon created the application. Probably these names are fake and most likely they belong to the same developer. This does not tell us much about the program’s publishers, but unknown developers point out that the software cannot be trusted. What’s more, it seems like the PUP is very similar to other doubtful programs such as Free Youtube Downloader and Book Source.

If you need a tool for translation, it would be safer to get a more reliable application, e.g. you could use the Google translator that does not even need to be installed. However, if you installed this PUP accidentally, there is no reason to keep it in your system. The good news is that deleting the application does not require a lot of time or skills, although if you are an inexperienced user you might want to check the instructions available below the article. The instructions will guide you through the manual removal of the PUP as it will tell you how to access Control Panel and uninstall the program with a particular tool. Also, it is crucial to delete the files that are left after uninstall. On the other hand, you could download a security tool that would remove the software automatically. All you have to do is install it and perform a system scan. The antimalware tool will find all the application’s files that must be erased. Also, do not forget to update your antimalware tool and it will guard your computer against malware.

Remove Snail Translator

Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Press Win+R, type Control Panel and press OK.
  2. Choose Uninstall a program.
  3. Select Snail Translator and click Uninstall.

Windows Vista/Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and click on Control Panel.
  2. Choose Uninstall a program.
  3. Click the PUP and select Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Go to Start and launch Control Panel.
  2. Open Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Mark the application and press Uninstall.

Remove junk files

  1. Open the Explorer.
  2. Copy and insert given directory %windir%
  3. Find Snail Translator folder.
  4. Right-click it and select Delete.
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