This page contains description about rogue application called Xbit Tool Pro. Also included is complete procedure to get rid of the potentially unwanted application (PUA) using only legitimate anti-virus and anti-malware tools.
Xbit Tool Pro is promoted as program that was designed to keep PC systems running smooth and error free. It unveils multiple features to fully optimize the computer and on-board are registry cleaner, start-up cleaner, adware remover, and malware protection. The catch is, all of these elements will only be functional if user decides to shell out some money for Xbit Tool Pro registration key.
The questionable app is known to be an ally of PCVARK products. They are all part of infamous rogue family that have developed and spread multitude of variants previously and Xbit Tool Pro is a symbol of its continuing fraudulent operation. In the same manner as older versions, recent threats maintain the same method of distribution and that is through software bundles. The rogue tool can sneak onto the computer if user fails to notice that the downloaded freeware is a bundled product consisting of Xbit Tool Pro installer package.
After complete installation of the freeware, Xbit Tool Pro initiates full system scan even though user did not execute the process. The end result reveals nothing but computer system malfunctions and unwanted objects that requires immediate removal. Subsequently, Xbit Tool Pro offers to fix it but for a cost of registration fee. Clicking on Repair, Activate, and even closing the window all leads to merchant online store that demands payment via user’s online bank account or credit card transaction.
Obviously, Xbit Tool Pro is another bogus system optimizer that aims to swindle money from victims. Keep in mind that all inconsistencies and malware it identified on the computer are outcome of its simulated system scans. So, it is impudent to pay for the full version of Xbit Tool Pro knowing that this computer nuisance requires immediate removal to reinstate normal workflow on the system.
Xbit Tool Pro Removal Procedures
Systematic procedures to get rid of the threat are presented on this section. Make sure to scan the computer with suggested tools and scanners.
NOTE: It is recommended to PRINT or BOOKMARK this instruction because we need to restart Windows during the virus removal process.
Step 1 : Uninstall Xbit Tool Pro from Windows
1 On Windows Start menu, type Uninstall on Search field. Select Apps & Features on the list. For lower version of Windows, please choose Program and Features. You can uninstall or modify any installed application using this feature.
2 On next window, look for the item "Xbit Tool Pro" from the list and then, click on Uninstall button.
3 When it prompts for confirmation, please click Uninstall to start deleting Xbit Tool Pro from Windows operating system.
Step 2 : Remove Xbit Tool Pro remaining items with this tool
This guide requires a tool called Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. It is a free tool designed to eradicate various computer infections including Xbit Tool Pro. MBAM scanner and malware removal tool is distributed for free.
4 In order to completely remove Xbit Tool Pro, it is best to download and run the recommended tool. Please click the button below to begin the download process.
5 After downloading, right-click on the file mb3-setup-consumer-[version].exe and select Run as Administrator to install the application.
6 Follow the prompts and install with dafault settings. There are no changes needed during the installation process.
7 Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will launch for the first time. If it prompts for database update, it is necessary proceed with this step.
8 Click on Scan Now button on scanner's console to ensure that it thoroughly check the PC for any presence of Xbit Tool Pro and other forms of threats.
9 Once the scan has completed, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will issue a list of identified threats. Mark all threats and remove them from the computer.
10 If it prompts to restart the computer, please reboot Windows normally.
Step 3 : Double-check if Xbit Tool Pro still exists
11 Click on the button below to download Norton Power Eraser from official web site. File will be save on your Windows Downloads folder.
12 After downloading, navigate its location and double-click on the NPE.exe file to launch the program.
13 Norton Power Eraser will run. If it prompts for End User License Agreement, please click on Accept to proceed.
14 On NPE main window, click on Unwanted Application Scan to quickly check the computer for malicious programs including Xbit Tool Pro.
15 NPE will proceed with the scan. It will search for Trojans, viruses, and malware like Xbit Tool Pro. This may take some time, depending on the number of files currently stored on the computer.
Step 4 : Run Additional Scanner to Ensure that Xbit Tool Pro is Totally Deleted
Online Virus Scanner:
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Alternative Removal Procedures for Xbit Tool Pro
Use Windows System Restore to return Windows to previous state
During an infection, Xbit Tool Pro drops various files and registry entries. The threat intentionally hides system files by setting options in the registry. With these rigid changes, the best solution is to return Windows to previous working state is through System Restore.
To verify if System Restore is active on your computer, please follow the instructions below.
1 On Windows Start menu, type RSTRUI on search field. Then, click the item or press Enter on keyboard.
2 "Restore system files and settings" window will appear. Click Next button to see the list of active restore points.
3 Select the most recent one prior to having Xbit Tool Pro infection. Click Next to restore Windows to previous working and clean state.
4 It may take a while to fully restore back-up files. Restart Windows when done.