Windows Route Manager virus

What is Windows Route Manager virus?

It is possible that your system has been infected with a potentially unwanted program (PUP) called Windows Route Manager virus when you see annoying promotions about Online Ad Scanner and several potentially unreliable websites open upon launching your browsers. This infection cannot be labeled as a dangerous threat and it is certainly not as serious a hit as a ransomware program. Yet, it is important for you to understand the potential risks the presence of this PUP may hold for you and your system because it may still pose a threat. According to our malware researchers at, this infection may slow your computer’s performance and make system processes to malfunction. If you do not want to let further unwanted programs or malware infections onto your system, we advise you to remove Windows Route Manager virus and any other threats that may be present on your computer.testtesttest

Where does Windows Route Manager virus come from?

This application is supposed to have a promotional website at; however, this page seems to redirect to another site that promotes a questionable application called Online Ad Scanner whose original official URL is Another suspicious thing about this website is that if you click on the “Download now” button, you end up on a “404 Not Found” page. So obviously you cannot really download this infection or Online Ad Scanner either through official sources. This is bad news because it indicates that this program is mostly distributed via questionable alternative methods, such as bundling.

You can easily infect your system with a malicious software package if you click on unreliable third-party ads, such as software updates (Flash Player). This is possible when your computer is infected with adware or a browser hijacker. It is important that you avoid clicking on random ads or suspicious links because you may drop a bundle of malware threats and PUPs onto your system in no time. Another way to end up with such a bundle is to visit suspicious file-sharing and gaming sites. As you may have noticed, these websites promote a lot of annoying third-party ads. In a lot of cases these ads do not even look like commercials but rather a part of the page itself. Some may pretend to be, for example, next-page or previous-page buttons as well as download buttons. But you may also find unsafe third-party ads posing as urgent software updates or essential plugins to enable viewing content. If you are in doubt how this PUP may have entered your computer, we suggest that first, remove Windows Route Manager virus and then, run a system malware scan to be able to detect all other potential threats.

How does Windows Route Manager virus work?

When you install the Windows Route Manager application, it makes sure that it starts up automatically with Windows every time you reboot or switch on your computer. This way it can always expose you to its potentially unreliable promotions until you decide to act and delete Windows Route Manager virus. This infection also starts up a process called WinRouteD.exe. This process can make your computer run slower; our research shows that it might take up as much as 50% of CPU capacity. This useless program is all about promoting Online Ad Scanner, which is supposed to be an application that can make your business more efficient. When you start your browser, this PUP can open several new tabs with potentially unsafe content apart from promoting this other questionable software. This is rather annoying, not to mention the possibility of ending up with more infections or being scammed if you engage with such content. If you would like to avoid such risks, we suggest that you remove Windows Route Manager virus as soon as possible.

How can I delete Windows Route Manager virus?

The only good news about this worthless application is that it has a working uninstaller that seems to leave no leftovers. So if you are ready to act and eliminate this PUP, locate its uninstaller in Control Panel and execute it. If you are not familiar with this process, please use our instructions below this article. We hope that you see now how important it is where you click and what websites you visit. For downloading free software, we advise you to always use official and reputable websites. If you want to protect your virtual world, it is also very important that you keep all your drivers and software updated. Cyber criminals can take advantage of bugs in older versions so it is really up to you how difficult or easy you make them the access to your files and data.

Remove Windows Route Manager virus from Windows

Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10

  1. Tap Win+X and choose Programs and Features.
  2. Select the uninstaller and click Uninstall.

Windows Vista/Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu and select Control Panel.
  2. Pick Uninstall a program.
  3. Select the uninstaller and click Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start and choose Control Panel.
  2. Open Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the uninstaller and click Remove.
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