Pokki is a dodgy infection. It is a categorized as a PUP. If PC is infected with the infection, you will notice Start Menu Updated pop-up message when starting Windows. We wrote detailed instructions to help you to delete Pokki fully.
Most likely, Pokki program sneaks on your PC without your consent or knowledge. Generally, it uses other (cost-free) apps. But some websites, for example, download.com и pokki.com can distribute this infection too. When you are careless and skip the EULA and the Custom button to install a new program quickly, you may get this unwanted program. Also, the malware may open backdoor for various adware, viruses, spyware, etc. So, you may detect “Pokki” and “Pokki Download Helper” on your PC.
Though Pokki program is not terrible virus, it will bring many troubles. It will add some extensions onto popular web browsers to monitor your activities and steal your personal data, including location and banking information, passwords, logins, more.
Once installed, “Start Menu Updated” (from Pokki program), will appear each time when you start your computer. Generally, this pop up Start Menu Updated offers you to install an extra application. If you decide to click on the “Click to install now” or “OK” button, you will get update bundled with malware or a browser hijacker onto your PC.
How to remove it?
If you detect Pokki & Start Menu Updated and want to eliminate it as quickly as possible, then you can follow the removal instructions given below. We wrote full manuals how to delete Pokki & Start Menu Updated automatically and manually. Of course, you can choose a manual technique to remove this unpleasant program. But, we must warn that manual removal may be complex and difficult task for novice user. If you do not have considerable experience in dealing with such software, it is better is you select automatic removal tool.
Automatic removal tool for Pokki & Start Menu Updated
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Virus Pokki & Start Menu Updated step by step removal instruction (for automatically way):
- Download GridinSoft Anti-Malware.
- Please, choose “Standart scan”, “Quick scan” or “Full scan” to scan your PC.
- Delete all detected infected files and registry entries by clicking “Apply” at the end of scan.
- Important: Shut down all your browsers before next steps.
- In GridinSoft Anti-Malware click “Tools” tab and select “Reset browser settings“:
- Please, click “Reset” button.
This video will help you to reset your internet browser using GridinSoft Anti-Malware:
How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with virus Pokki & Start Menu Updated in the future.
GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:
This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft Anti-Malware and its Real-Time Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):
The manual removal for advanced users.
- Click “START” and choose “Сontrol Panel”
For Windows 8
- Please, select “Programs and Features”.
- Now on your screen appear window to uninstall or change a program.
- Search the Uninstall.exe and select on “Uninstall”
Also, you should reminded that you need to uninstall all add-ons from your internet browser and other tied junkware. If this task is a difficult for you, please use GridinSoft Anti-Malware. GridinSoft Anti-Malware may Reset Browser Settings FREE
You find detailed instructions how to reset browser settings manually HERE