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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application


There are quite a few applications out there that may not look too dangerous up front, but there is an entire list of side effects that might plague your system if one of such programs manages to enter it. Probably, the worst thing about such applications is that users download and install them willingly. Of course, you might not be aware of the fact that you add programs like PPass to your system, but it does not negate the fact that you are the one who clicks the button. Therefore, you also have to be the one who removes PPass from your system.

Potentially unwanted programs are not malicious infections, so they often have official distribution sources. However, security experts suggest that it is not possible to locate the direction distribution source for PPass. It would seem that this program does not have an official website. If that is really the case, then it is clear that the application comes bundled with freeware. Of course, that is not surprising because it is the most common method of distribution for potentially unwanted programs, adware, browser hijackers, and other undesirable applications.

What’s more, if PPass really entered your system in a software package, then this program is probably one of the many applications you need to worry about. Freeware programs tend to enter target systems in groups. So there is a very good chance that PPass is just one of the many unwanted programs you need to remove.

And the most ironic thing in this is that you could always avoid installing such applications if you were more careful when you download freeware. In fact, downloading programs from file-sharing sites should not be a part of your agenda. If you need a new application, you should get it from its official homepage. As you can see, downloading programs from third-party sources leads to a lot of complications, and anyone would want to avoid that.

Some programs spring into action immediately after the installation. PPass, on the other hand, works in the background as it does not have an interface. It means that users may not be aware of the fact that this application is running on their computers. And if you do not check the list of running processes via Task Manager, the program might remain there for very long. The best way to check for potentially unwanted programs is to run a full system scan with a computer security tool.

If you do not locate this application immediately, it might perform certain actions that can be considered intrusive and even dangerous. Judging from what we have found, the program can work as a proxy, and it means that a third-party network could have access to your system resources. The network in question is WinnerBot, and once the connection with your system has been established, PPass can collect such data on your computer as your operating system, and the system pack version. With the connection between the network and the program established, all the collected data will eventually be transferred to the site.

While the reason behind such behavior has not been found, the fact that the program can communicate with a remote server behind your back should be enough to convince you that you do not need it. What’s more, if this program is misused by cyber criminals, it could inadvertently expose you to some dangerous infection or share your system data with unreliable third parties. The point is that no one should tolerate such program on their system, and the sooner you remove PPass, the better.

Normally, when we delete programs, we can do it via Control Panel. The problem with PPass is that this application has an entry on the list of the installed programs, but the Uninstall button does not work for this entry. Hence, you will have to remove this program manually.

Do not worry; we have the instructions for this manual removal ready. After that, be sure to invest in a licensed antispyware tool that will help you terminate all the remaining malicious files (if any). Also, it will help you delete other unwanted applications that might be hiding in your system. Do not hesitate to take care of your system’s safety if necessary.

How to Remove PPass

Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10

  1. Press Win+R and the Run prompt will open.
  2. Type %LocalAppData% into the Open box. Click OK.
  3. Delete the PPass folder.

Windows XP

  1. Press Win+R and enter %UserProfile%. Press OK.
  2. Navigate to Local Settings\Application Data.
  3. Remove the PPass folder.
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