PUP.Desk 365

What is PUP.Desk 365?

PUP.Desk 365 is an adware program classified as potential unwanted application. It is developed by 337 Technology Limited and this program is said to help you arrange your desktop icons and provide instant access to a number of applications you have installed on your computer. The malware scan results for PUP.Desk 365 files (desk365.exe and deskSvc.exe) do not identify the program as malware. Therefore, PUP.Desk 365 itself does not pose any security risks to your computer. Nevertheless, the problems come with other applications that arrive at your system together with PUP.Desk 365.

Why is PUP.Desk 365 risky?

PUP.Desk 365 risky, because it is most often installed on target computer with 22find.com. This website offers users immediate access to the most-frequently visited social networking websites and other pages, but the problem is that your home page and your search engine get changed to 22find.com as well. Therefore, if your sole intention was to install PUP.Desk 365 alone, and you've got your home page changed, then keep in mind there are other programs to blame for it.

The official webpage for PUP.Desk 365 is at desk-365.com, however, more often than not this application is downloaded from a third party websites, and its setup files are bundled with 22find.com. In such a case, you need to be extremely attentive during the installation process, in order to avoid installing undesirable applications.

How to remove PUP.Desk 365?

It is very easy to remove PUP.Desk 365 from your computer - you simply need to open Control Panel and uninstall the application from the installed programs list. The problem, however, are other programs that came bundled with PUP.Desk 365. If your home page got changed, it will not be reversed, even if you remove the program from your PC. Therefore, you should restore your browser settings manually. To do that, follow the instructions below.

Uninstall PUP.Desk 365 from PC

Windows 8

  1. Move mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of the screen.
  2. Click Settings and go to Control Panel.
  3. Select Uninstall a program and remove Desk 365.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and go to Control Panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program and remove Desk 365.

Windows XP

  1. Open Start menu and go to Control Panel.
  2. Click Add or remove programs and uninstall Desk 365.

Restore browser settings

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X and click Manage Add-ons.
  2. Select Search Providers on the left.
  3. Set a new default search engine and delete 22find.com.
  4. Press Alt+X and go to Internet options.
  5. Change your home page under General tab and click OK.
  6. Right-click your Internet Explorer shortcut. Select Properties.
  7. Open Shortcut tab and at Target line leave only “C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe”.
  8. Click OK.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+A and Add-ons Manager tab will appear.
  2. Remove 22find.com from Extensions list.
  3. Click search engine icon on the left of Firefox search box (top right corner).
  4. Select Manage Search Engines.
  5. Select 22find.com and press Remove. Click OK.
  6. Press Firefox button and select Options.
  7. Change your home page address under General tab. Click OK.
  8. Right-click Mozilla Firefox shortcut and select Properties.
  9. Go to Shortcut tab and next to Target line leave only “C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe”. Click OK.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and select Tools.
  2. Go to Extensions and delete 22find.com from the list.
  3. Click Settings on the left pane.
  4. Select Open a page or set of pages under On Startup and click Set pages.
  5. Change your home page address and click OK.
  6. Select Manage search engines under Search.
  7. Set a new default search engine, remove 22find.com and click Done.
  8. Right-click Google Chrome shortcut icon and select Properties.
  9. Open Shortcut tab and in Target line, leave “C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe” only.
  10. Click OK to save changes.

After manual removal, run a full system scan with SpyHunter scanner. This way you will make sure that no other undesirable programs are present on your PC.

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