Missing or corrupted dll files can impair the functioning of some important software and can be very concerning if you’ve never seen an error like that before. Luckily, it happens rarely and is not a difficult problem to fix yourself. But that’s not something that DllKit PRO, a predatory and dishonest application, wants you to believe. The creators of this piece of software are motivated to get you to pay a subscription to have your dll files fixed by their dubious and not very competent program.
Dllkit Pro Pup quicklinks
- Is DllKit PRO malicious?
- Alternatives to DllKit PRO
- How to remove DllKit PRO
- Automatic Malware removal tools
- How to remove DllKit PRO PUP using Windows Control Panel
DllKit PRO is a PC optimizer — a category of software that immediately invokes association with scams, false advertising, redundant and useless functions, and unwanted installation. Not all PC Optimizers are malware, but the malicious ones outnumber the safe ones by a margin. Unfortunately, DllKit PRO fits into the malware category. The various versions of the program set off the alarm of a substantial number of professional antivirus tools.
Is DllKit PRO malicious?
Like with any fake optimizer, such as GarGizer, PC Repair PRO, WinZip Driver Updater, users of DllKit PRO complain about unauthorized charges, difficulty canceling the subscription, difficulty uninstalling the program. Excessive pop-ups, notifications, and unwanted functions that are displayed for even relatively new installations of Windows make DllKit PRO a bit too much for those who just wanted to fix an error with a missing dll file.
DllKit PRO is an example of scareware, a program that tries to convince you that your computer is full of problems (highlighted in bright red, of course) in need of immediate attention. Of course, the fixing requires you to pay money. If you don’t, you might feel like there are many unneeded files, wrong settings, hidden errors that are lurking on your PC all the time. It is an unsettling feeling which can be quite stressful. It is also usually unfounded and caused by DllKit PRO’s dishonest framing of the findings of its scans.
If you did pay for the full version of DllKit PROi to make changes to your device, it might remove unnecessary files and free up a few Megabytes of space, but it can also mess with files and settings accidentally break something. Important settings should not be messed with by a third-party program, especially one with such poor reputation as DllKit PRO. Windows has its own tools for those sort of things, as do professional programs with years of experience. Unlike DllKit PRO, they care about the quality of user experience and offer honest information about what they do and why.
A problem with DllKit PRO is also how many offers of free keys, cracks, and activators are online. This is dangerous because often malicious programs are hidden in activators and cracked software, like cryptoviruses. Be safe and stay away from those pages.
Alternatives to DllKit PRO
Missing dll files can be a problem but DllKit PRO is not the solution. What should you do if you need to fix a dll problem, then?
If the issue is with Windows, you can use System File Checker to verify the integrity of your files. Missing or corrupted files should be discovered and replaced, no third-party tools needed.
If you downloaded DllKit PRO because the error was shown for a specific program, you can reinstall that program or repair the installation using Control Panel. Most professional programs allow you to keep your settings if you do that.
Finally, you can use System Restore to return your system to the state it was in before the error first appeared.
The many other functions that DllKit PRO offers are not worth keeping the program for, either. Registry cleaners are more trouble than the use you can ever get out of them. System settings tweaks are already accessible to you and won’t have a noticeable impact on your computer’s performance. DllKit PRO offering to get rid of junk files for you is also redundant when Windows has built-in tools for that. Overall, PC optimizers, if you want one, should be chosen very carefully, after reading reviews and making sure that you need the program. Unnecessary bloatware will only slow down your system.
How to remove DllKit PRO
First of all, if you decide to remove it and you’ve paid for DllKit PRO’s subscription, you might want to cancel it so that you’re not charged again later.
This application is downloaded from a domain deemed malicious or suspicious by some cybersecurity experts and it behaves like malware. While you can keep using it if you like it, the safest thing to do would be to remove it. A problem with malicious programs is that they promote each other, which means that if you installed DllKit PRO, it likely that potentially unwanted or even malicious programs, such as adware, are present on your system, too.
DllKit PRO is a program which can be removed manually, but that should be combined with a scan of a professional antivirus program, such as Spyhunter. If DllKit PRO refuses to be uninstalled, you might need the help of Safe Mode, which prevents unnecessary processes from interfering.
Automatic Malware removal tools
How to remove DllKit PRO PUP using Windows Control PanelMany hijackers and adware like DllKit Pro install some of their components as regular Windows programs as well as additional software. This part of malware can be uninstalled from the Control Panel. To access it, do the following.
- Start→Control Panel (older Windows) or press Windows Key→Search and enter Control Panel and then press Enter (Windows 8, Windows 10).
- Choose Uninstall Program (if you don't see it, click in the upper right next to "View by" and select Category).
- Go through the list of programs and select entries related to DllKit PRO PUP . You can click on "Name" or "Installed On" to reorder your programs and make DllKit Pro easier to find.
- Click the Uninstall button. If you're asked if you really want to remove the program, click Yes.
- In many cases anti-malware programs are better at detecting related parasites, thus I recommend installing Spyhunter to identify other programs that might be a part of this infection.