ChatClap Removal Guide

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ChatClap is a suspicious chat program that may bring other malware infections onto your computer. Since it can show you potentially unreliable third-party advertisements, such as banners and pop-ups, we have categorized it as an adware application. If your web surfing experience has been annoyed and disrupted by random or even relevant third-party ads, it is possible that this adware and its “companions” are responsible for them. You need to understand that these ads and other exposures made by malware infections can pose a threat to your system security and privacy. If you leave this adware and any other suspicious applications on board, your operating system may become crippled before long. If you want to put an end to exposure to unsafe websites and cyber criminals, we suggest that you remove ChatClap and all the other threats right now.

Practically everything is questionable and suspicious around this application, starting with its own promotional web page. If your PC is protected by an up-to-date security tool, you may find it difficult to access this official page (chatclap.com) because your request gets blocked right away since your tool finds the content of the site malicious. So imagine what happens when your computer is not protected. Yes, you will most likely download a malicious installer that pretends to be a useful chat application. We have discovered that this official installer actually contains a number of malware infections, including MyPcBackUp, Yoursearching.com, and System Healer. In other words, even if you run the official installer, you let potentially unwanted programs, adware applications, and browser hijackers onto your system at the same time. This would be rather unfortunate since you would have to face multiple system security-related threats. These threats can indirectly cause more infections and introduce you to all kinds of unsafe web content. Therefore, it is essential that you delete ChatClap and run a malware scanner to find all other infections as well.

However, this is not the only way this adware can show up on your computer. You can also download it from download offers displayed by suspicious websites, or through clicking on unreliable search results when these are modified by a browser hijacker. It is also possible that you download it in a freeware bundle packed with other malware infections. As you can see, in all these cases there are several malicious software installers involved. So, if you have this useless application on board, it is quite likely that it is not the only infection you need to tackle. Removing ChatClap will obviously not clean up your whole system. That is why it is essential that you take care of all the infections that are present on your computer. You will not be safe in your virtual world unless you eliminate all the threats.

We have found that this adware application is quite similar to Moneyzila and NewsCert. The only major difference may be that these two programs do not show as many third-party commercial ads, which is why they are not considered as adware programs but simply as potentially unwanted programs. This adware is a desktop application that uses its own window to operate through. When you run it, it opens a usually legitimate chatting site, such as e-chat.co. It is also possible that sometimes it opens this site in an Internet Explorer browser window. Nevertheless, we have noticed that this adware can start displaying third-party advertisements. The problem with these ads is that you can never know how reliable the third parties behind the ads are. What if cyber criminals can pose as third parties? If you click on their advertisements, you may easily find yourself on a fake website pretending to be an online shop. But you may also infect your system with more dangerous malware programs, not to mention becoming a victim of identity theft. All the possibilities can become your worst nightmare. That is why we believe that you should delete ChatClap ASAP.

Most probably the only bit of good news about this adware infection is that you can easily eliminate it, without leaving a trace. All you need to do is locate and run its uninstaller through Control Panel. This should take care of all the folders and registry keys this application created. However, it is possible that you like challenges and want to manually destroy this infection. We would also like to give the more experienced readers an opportunity to get their hands “dirty.” Therefore, we have prepared for you two guides below this article. The first one can be done by even inexperienced users, but the manual guide we only recommend for those users who are aware of the risks of editing the Windows Registry. But, if you are not the type who wants to spend time identifying and removing malware infections, we suggest that you use an automated tool, such as an antimalware application.

Remove ChatClap from Windows

Windows XP

  1. Press Win+R and type in Control Panel. Hit OK.
  2. Access Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Click on the program and press Remove.

Windows Vista/Windows 7

  1. Click on the Windows button in the bottom-left corner.
  2. Pick Control Panel.
  3. Open Uninstall a program.
  4. Click on the program and press Uninstall.

Windows8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10

  1. Press Win+I and open Control Panel.
  2. Choose Uninstall a program.
  3. Click on the program and press Uninstall.

Manual Guide

  1. Tap Win+R and type in regedit to open the Windows Registry editor. Click OK.
  2. Locate the following registry keys and remove them one by one:
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\www.chatclap.com
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\chatclap.com
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\chatclap (only 64-bit!)
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\chatclap
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{A1C26A10-9EAA-4300-AFBF-AD57C4992502}_is1 (only 64-bit!)
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{A1C26A10-9EAA-4300-AFBF-AD57C4992502}_is1
  3. Exit the editor.
  4. Press Win+E to open the File Explorer.
  5. Locate the following folders and delete them one by one:
    %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\chatclap (only 64-bit)
    %PROGRAMFILES%\chatclap
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\chatclap
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\chatclap
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\chatclap
    %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\chatclap
    %USERPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\chatclap
  6. Restart your PC.
Download Remover for ChatClap *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

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