(Solved!) How to remove "PPTASSIST.DLL" virus FOREVER? Here is your "PPTASSIST.DLL" Removal Guide

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Full Path:%LOCAL APPDATA%\PPTASSIST\PPTASSIST.DLL

What is PPTASSIST.DLL?

PPTASSIST.DLL is reported and classified as malicious program (malware).
PPTASSIST.DLL actively resists detection and employs a number of techniques to ensure that you cannot remove PPTASSIST.DLL from infected computers.
 

How PPTASSIST.DLL got on your computer?

Phishing is the most common way for malware to infect computers.
It could be a fake email message that appears to be originated from Microsoft Customer Service, eBay, PayPal, Amazon, or even your bank or insurance company.
Fake emails that appear to come from the police, the FBI and other government entities were also reported.

PPTASSIST.DLL could also infect your computer by exploiting a security vulnerability of your Web browser or one of its plugins.
If this is the case, PPTASSIST.DLL would be injected into a Web page, and could get to your PC when you visited a malicious or hacked Web site.

PPTASSIST.DLL can be distributed with legitimate software that is repackaged by the scammers.
It could be downloaded from warez Web sites or download archives.

How do you know you have PPTASSIST.DLL on my computer?

PPTASSIST.DLL works in background. It does not appear as a window, does not have a shortcut.
PPTASSIST.DLL hides its existence from your eyes.

You have 2 ways to remove PPTASSIST.DLL:

You have 2 ways

Remove it automatically1. Remove Automatically.
Remove it manually2. Remove Manually.

Why I recommend you to use an automatic way?

  1. You know only one virus name: "PPTASSIST.DLL", but usually you have infected by a bunch of viruses.
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  2. UnHackMe is quite fast! You need only 5 minutes to check your PC.
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Here’s how to remove PPTASSIST.DLL virus automatically:

STEP 1: Install UnHackMe (1 minute)

STEP 2: Scan for malware using UnHackMe (1 minute)

STEP 3: Remove PPTASSIST.DLL virus (3 minutes)

So it was much easier to fix such problem automatically, wasn't it?
That is why I strongly advise you to use UnHackMe for remove PPTASSIST.DLL redirect or other unwanted software.

How to remove PPTASSIST.DLL manually:

STEP 1: Check all shortcuts of your browsers on your desktop, taskbar and in the Start menu. Right click on your shortcut and change it's properties.

http://PPTASSIST.DLL

You can see PPTASSIST.DLL at the end of shortcut target (command line). Remove it and save changes.

In addition, check this command line for fake browser's trick.
For example, if a shortcut points to Google Chrome, it must have the path:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe.
Fake browser may be: …\Appdata\Roaming\HPReyos\ReyosStarter3.exe.
Also the file name may be: “chromium.exe” instead of chrome.exe.

STEP 2: Investigate the list of installed programs and uninstall all unknown recently installed programs.

check installed programs to uninstall

STEP 3: Open Task Manager and close all processes, related to PPTASSIST.DLL in their description. Discover the directories where such processes start. Search for random or strange file names.

Remove PPTASSIST.DLL virus from running processes

Remove PPTASSIST.DLL virus from running processes

STEP 4: Inspect the Windows services. Press Win+R, type in: services.msc and press OK.

Remove PPTASSIST.DLL virus from Windows services

Remove PPTASSIST.DLL virus from Windows services

Disable the services with random names or contains PPTASSIST.DLL in it's name or description.

STEP 5: After that press Win+R, type in: taskschd.msc and press OK to open Windows Task Scheduler.
Remove PPTASSIST.DLL from scheduled task list.

Delete any task related to PPTASSIST.DLL. Disable unknown tasks with random names.

STEP 6: Clear the Windows registry from PPTASSIST.DLL virus.
Press Win+R, type in: regedit.exe and press OK.

Remove PPTASSIST.DLL virus from Windows registry

Remove PPTASSIST.DLL virus from Windows registry

Find and delete all keys/values contains PPTASSIST.DLL.

STEP 7: Remove PPTASSIST.DLL from Google Chrome.
Remove PPTASSIST.DLL Virus from Chrome Extensions

STEP 8: Remove PPTASSIST.DLL from Internet Explorer.

Set Internet Explorer Homepage

Set Internet Explorer Homepage

STEP 9: Remove PPTASSIST.DLL from Mozilla Firefox.

Change Firefox Home Page

Change Firefox Home Page

STEP 10: And at the end, clear your basket, temporal files, browser's cache.

But if you miss any of these steps and only one part of virus remains – it will come back again immediately or after reboot.

Related Files:
%LOCAL APPDATA%\PPTASSIST\NOTIFY.EXE
%LOCAL APPDATA%\PPTASSIST\NOTIFY.EXE.67593
%LOCAL APPDATA%\PPTASSIST\PPTASSIST.DLL
%LOCAL APPDATA%\PPTASSIST\PPTASSIST64.DLL
%LOCAL APPDATA%\PPTASSIST\UPDATESELF.EXE

File Information PPTASSIST.DLL:

Virustotal = 1/65
MD5 = 9E9DD77E26E7999CC51E8907263C5B0A
File Size: 1189224
OriginalFilename: pptassist.dll
FileDescription: PPT????
InternalName: pptassist
CompanyName: ????????????
FileVersion: 1,0,0,0507
LegalCopyright: ???? (C) ????????????

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