Chamois Removal Process (remove Chamois)

April 8, 2019

Chamois is a malware threat that has been first found on millions of Android devices. The spread of Chamois looks to have initiated on the Google Play Store where cybercrooks or hackers have loaded the app to be distributed without going through the proper detection channels.

Android users should beware of Chamois and other apps similar that are essentially masked apps that pretend to be one thing but are in fact malicious. The actions of Chamois are suspected to load fraudulent code where it may be leveraged in a way to collect personal data on the Android device.

Users of Android devices and computers used to access the Google Play Store should beware of the threat of malicious apps like Chamois. Using an antimalware resource on both devices will suffice to detect and eliminate threats like Chamois before they become a bigger issue.

Are you getting popups from Chamois? Have you identified that you have Chamois installed on your computer? Do you wish to remove Chamois completely from your computer?

Why should you remove Chamois?

If Chamois resides on your computer, it can potentially damage your personal files or you may end up losing data stored on your system. Research has shown that Chamois may have the ability to make your computer vulnerable to remote attacks which could result, initially, in loss of money, possibly identity theft, and, eventually, a painstaking Chamois removal process.

How can you manually remove Chamois

Manual removal of Chamois may not be for everyone. Each manual Chamois removal step must be followed delicately to completely remove all related files and registry entries from your computer. If you are unsure or have doubts about editing your system registry, then we recommend that you use the automatic Chamois removal process.

Chamois can be removed manually by following the steps below.

  1. With all programs closed, click the Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
  2. Locate the Add/Remove Programs icon and double click it.
  3. Locate Chamois in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find Chamois, you can continue to step 5.
  4. Restart your computer.
  5. Close all open programs and windows on your desktop.
  6. Open your registry editor (regedit) program by going to Start Menu, type in regedit, and click OK.
  7. Find all of the following registry entries and delete them. If you do not know how to do this, then you can read how to edit the registry in Windows.

  8. You may need to return to this removal process for removing Chamois. You can do this easily by bookmarking or adding a favorite to this page by clicking here. If you are using the FireFox web browser you can press the keys Ctrl and D simultaneously to bookmark this page.

    Image 1. Bookmark PCHubs removal process


  9. Delete all of the following files that are associated with Chamois from your computer.

    If you need a better understanding on how to search for these files then you can read how to find and search for files and folders here.

    If you have issues deleting any of the previously listed files that are associated with Chamois, you can try rebooting your computer into safe mode. Booting into safe mode may allow certain malicious files to be deleted. If you are wondering how to boot into safe mode, you can read our process for starting a computer in safe mode here.

    Image 2. Select "Safe Mode with Networking"


  10. After locating and deleting the previous files you must remove all directories associated with Chamois by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\Chamois folder, select it, and delete it. In some cases you may not be able to find this directory. You can still continue to the next step.

  11. Restart your computer. You do not need to boot into safe mode at this point. You should have removed Chamois completely from your computer. If you find that Chamois is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic Chamois removal process.

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