Dataup is not a decent program, so if you ever find it on your computer, go to delete it as soon as possible. Specialists have a really negative opinion about this program not without reason. The recent research they have implemented has shown that this program is a Trojan infection. It looks harmless, but the truth is that it performs bad activities behind a user’s back. This also explains why users usually do not hurry to delete this program from their computers. As you already know that Dataup is a Trojan, do not wait any longer and go to uninstall it from your system. You might need to find and delete its folder with files yourself because it does not have an uninstaller like ordinary applications do. No matter how hard you find the deletion of this malicious application, you still need to get rid of it because it will not act beneficially on your computer. In addition, it will, sooner or later, cause you issues associated with the privacy. Read this article till the end to find out what you need to do to make sure that these problems do not arise.
Most probably, Dataup has been developed by cyber criminals to collect the information about users only because it has been found that it sends data from a user’s computer to a website cdnoptim.com. This website belongs to the company registered in China, so it must be true that the personal data from your PC will end up in the hands of people living there. Researchers do not know what details from users’ computers are uploaded to this website, but, according to them, everything stored on the computer might be sent to this remote website, including the browsing history, copies of files, and passwords and logins. Not much information regarding the use of this data is available too, but, in the opinion of specialists at 411-spyware.com, this information might end up in the hands of cyber criminals too and, consequently, be used for various fraudulent purposes. We are sure you do not want your data to be used for performing bad activities, so go to delete Dataup as soon as possible. The longer you keep it inside your system, the more information it will manage to send to a third-party website.
The exact purpose of the program and why it needs the users’ information is unknown at the time of writing, but specialists exactly know how this Trojan enters users’ computers. They are sure that this infection is installed on systems alongside other Chinese applications. They all travel in software bundles. This would also explain how Dataup manages to enter computers unnoticed. We cannot say that users do not contribute to this entrance of malware because they are the ones who initiate the download of a malicious software bundle. Pay closer attention to license agreements the next time you are going to install software from the web. Choose the Advanced installation option to see what other programs are going to be installed on your computer together with the application you willingly download from the web too. What else you can do to protect your computer from the entrance of malicious software in the future is to install a security application. Do not trust all security tools you find promoted on the web because half of them only pretend to be good in order to appear on users’ computers, so check your tool twice before installing it on your system.
Dataup creates a folder in %PROGRAMFILES% or %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%, depending on the system architecture, so you will need to delete its folder to get rid of it. Luckily, it is the only directory it places its files in, so it should not be extremely hard to erase this infection from the computer, especially when you can use our manual removal instructions (scroll down). If you still have no idea where to start, and you have not found our instructions very helpful, delete this Trojan with an automatic malware remover.