This page aims to help you remove a Work Group Inc Product. Our uninstall instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.
If you are faced with any of the products coming from a software company called Work Group Inc, then you might be seeking for ways to remove any program or app that you might have on your PC which has been developed by this company. The reason for that is the fact that Work Group Inc has a number of applications and programs to its name that many cyber security researchers have labeled as unwanted. Some examples of such apps are Prime Updater (also known as PrimeUp!), PrUpdater and Ssoption. What these programs have in common aside from all of them having been developed by Work Group Inc is that they employ certain rather sneaky and stealthy installation techniques as well as having questionable functionality once installed on the user’s computer. In the following lines, we will elaborate upon the potential unpleasant traits of some of these programs created by Work Group Inc and we will also show you how you can uninstall and remove any such software in case you need to do that.
Installation of PUPs
A potentially unwanted program (PUP for short) is any piece of software that, despite not being an actual malicious virus like a Trojan Horse or a Ransomware, is likely to still possess certain unpleasant and, in some cases, potentially hazardous qualities. The aforementioned apps like Prime Updater, PrUpdater and SSoption all seem to have certain rather undesirable features programmed into them. The first thing that needs to be mentioned in that regard is that these programs all seem to get installed onto people’s computers without the actual knowledge or informed agreement of the user. Notice how we said informed agreement – the fact that the customer doesn’t realize that they are about to install a PUP on their computer, doesn’t mean that the unwanted app has infected the machine. It simply means that the user normally agrees to the installation of the unwanted software without actually realizing it. This typically happens when a method called program-bundling is employed for the distribution of the PUP. Program bundles are actually something that you all have likely encountered at a certain point – those are installers for certain programs that have some extra software components added to them.
Normally, the installation of the added contents is optional but most of the time, the user would need to go out of their way in order to opt-out of the added applications’ installation. Most customers, however, do not do that as they normally opt for the Quick setup option and if there is a PUP that has been added to the program bundle, it would almost certainly become a part of the system. In many cases, the installation of the products by Work Group Inc might not be properly disclosed and the file bundle might have been made in such a way so as to mislead the user into getting the added elements. Furthermore, numerous reports suggest that the programs developed by Work Group Inc oftentimes come in bundles with more unwanted software like Adware programs or Browser Hijackers. This means that if you presently have PrUpdater, Ssoption or some other Work Group Inc Product, there’s a rather high chance that you might also have some other undesirable piece of software on your computer without knowing it. That is why, we advise you to make use of the removal instructions below and maybe try out the recommended malware removal program posted in the guide in order to detect and get rid of any undesirable software that might be residing in your PC at this very moment.
How functional are those programs
Despite some rather sketchy traits that the aforementioned software products might possess, those programs are still legitimate software tools and, at least on paper, supposed to help you in some way. The apps developed by Work Group Inc all seem to be aimed at automatically updating outdated software on the user’s PC. However, the problem with that is that some research reports suggest that sometimes those programs might actually prompt the user to install updates that aren’t really needed for anything on the computer by displaying exaggerated or outright fake scan results. This leads us to believe that such suggested updates aren’t actually what they seem and are instead prompts for installing some completely different program which is also likely to be a PUP. Furthermore, if the potentially unwanted software has added other undesirable apps to your system through its bundle, your browsing experience might start getting disrupted by sketchy and annoying adverts and page redirects. If that is your case, do not interact with the nagging advertising materials or else you might land on some hazardous page infested with nasty viruses like Ransomware an Trojan Horses. Down below, in the removal guide, we will also show you how to handle any potential browsing annoyance that might be affecting the quality of your online sessions.
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Work Group Inc Product Uninstall
You are dealing with a malware infection that can restore itself unless you remove its core files. We are sending you to another page with a removal guide that gets regularly updated. It covers in-depth instructions on how to:
1. Locate and scan malicious processes in your task manager.
2. Identify in your Control panel any programs installed with the malware, and how to remove them. Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker that gets installed with a lot of malware.
3. How to clean up and reset your browser to its original settings without the malware returning.
You can find the removal guide here.
For mobile devices refer to these guides instead: Android, iPhone