Prime Updater Removal Process (remove PrimeUpdater)

September 27, 2017

Within a barrage of countless adware threats, the program dubbed Prime Updater has found its way to cause the display of advertisements on Windows PCs. Prime Updater is known to be an adware threat that offers various products and services through the Internet.

Those who may utilize the Prime Updater ads by clicking on them risk having their web browser redirect them to a potentially questionable site with unwanted content. Prime Updater, or also known as PrimUp!, may also modify Internet settings making it easier to display ads when you’re surfing the Internet. Removal of Prime Updater may be done automatically through simple process when using an antimalware tool. Savvy PC users may eliminate Prime Updater manually through a process of finding all of its related components and deleting each of them.

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

Why should you remove Prime Updater?

If Prime Updater 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 Prime Updater 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 Prime Updater removal process.

How can you manually remove Prime Updater

Manual removal of Prime Updater may not be for everyone. Each manual Prime Updater 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 Prime Updater removal process.

Prime Updater 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 Prime Updater in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find Prime Updater, 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 Prime Updater. 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

    bookmark-add-favorite

  9. Delete all of the following files that are associated with Prime Updater 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 Prime Updater, 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"

    safe-mode

  10. After locating and deleting the previous files you must remove all directories associated with Prime Updater by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\Prime Updater 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 Prime Updater completely from your computer. If you find that Prime Updater is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic Prime Updater removal process.

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