- Slow Computer
- System crashes
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Installs itself without permissions
- Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel
Dataup is definitely not an application we would recommend leaving on the computer, so if you happen to install it, we advise you not only to get rid of it as fast as possible but also continue reading this article to learn more about it. Our researchers tested the program and came to a conclusion it should be categorized as a Trojan. Apparently, the software could be a threat to your privacy. To be more precise, it was determined that the program might be stealing user’s sensitive data, which could be later uploaded to a particular website. At the moment it is still too early to say for what purpose Dataup does this, but we fear it might be for malicious reasons. Therefore, we urge you to remove it from the system before it causes you trouble. If you need manual deletion instructions have a look at the steps provided below once you read the article.
Before we begin explaining this Trojan’s working manner, we would like you to know how this threat might be distributed as it may help you stay away from such unreliable software in the future. It was reported that the Dataup’s developer is a company from China. Consequently, it is believed the program could be spread with bundled software installers of unreliable Chinese applications. Usually, users can choose to deselect unwanted offers during the installation, but if the Trojan is distributed with a malicious bundled setup file, you may not have such an option. How could you protect your computer in such situation? Firstly, we would advise you to choose tools more carefully and avoid torrent or other doubtful file-sharing sites. Secondly, it would be a good idea to strengthen the system by installing a trustworthy antimalware tool on it. In case you launch a malicious installer or interact with any other dangerous content, the antimalware software could warn you about it.
This doubtful application should settle on the system by placing its data in newly created folders titled as dataup; they should be located in the %PROGRAMFILES% and %PROGRAMFILES(x86)% directories. Afterward, the Trojan might start spying on the user to collect his sensitive data. We do not know what information exactly could be stolen, but according to our researchers, it might be anything. For example, it might be various login information, passwords, browsing history, and so on. It looks like Dataup can upload the information or data it gathers to a web page called cdnoptim.com. For now, it is still unknown to whom this website belongs or who could reach the uploaded information, but since it is gathered without the user’s permission, it is most likely that the stolen data could be used without your knowledge as well. As you realize, based on the gathered information it might be utilized for various purposes, for example, to scam users, use their accounts, etc.
There might be still a lot we do not know about this Trojan, but hopefully, the information we provided will help you understand how dangerous it could be to leave Dataup unattended. Naturally, if you do not want to risk your private information’s security, you should eliminate the suspicious application immediately. The instructions located below could show you how to erase this program manually. There is also another way to deal with this threat if you install a trustworthy removal tool. In such case, the Trojan could be erased with automated tools instead of deleting its data manually. The best part is that this way you would acquire a useful tool, which could guard the system against malware and clean it from other possible threats too. Lastly, we would like to mention that should you require further assistance with the software’s removal you could try to reach us via social media or leave a comment below the article.