How to remove Kount

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Tracking Cookie Kount

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Name

Kount

Description

Kounts are sent by websites to be stored on a browser when a user first visits a site. Thereafter, they can track a visitors habits and site visits, and they can also be used to store sensitive information about the user. This makes them a target for malware and hackers.

Type

Tracking Cookie

Alias

Manual

How to manually remove Kount guide. Only for ADVANCED users.

  • Step 1: Basic check for Kount activity

    Check running processes on your system. Usually you can find Kount process running. Use the Ctrl+Shift+Esc buttons combination to open system information window and click Processes tab. Scroll down the whole list and try to find the process named like Kount. If you find Kount process running, right click on it and choose “End Process”. It will disable Kount for the current Windows session, but remember that if you do not completely remove Kount using next steps, then your PC will stay vulnerable to malware attack. Next steps are much more important in removing Kount.

  • Step 2: Disconnect your PC from the Internet

    Prevent the malware from leaking or spreading your personal data. Tracking Cookie usually uses the Internet to transfer all possible and important information you have. Some Tracking Cookies are not so “Active” and they can simply disable some Windows features and options. To disconnect your PC from the Internet you need to plug-off LAN cable (if you use LAN connection) or to turn of the Wi-Fi module (if you use Wi-Fi Internet connection). Most of (not 100%) Tracking Cookies can not access Wi-Fi module preferences. Turning off the Internet will disable Kount from transferring any data from your PC.

  • Step 3: Enter the safe mode.

    The next step is very important in removing Kount. After turning off the Internet and disabling Kount process you will need to reboot your PC in so-called Safe Mode. Safe Mode is a Windows mode which allows you to start the System using only important applications and services. Safe Mode does not usually allow Kount to load when the system boots (!!!but exceptions can appear!!!). Choose Restart in Windows Start menu and wait until the screen turns off.

    After that you have to follow the next instructions according to the versions of Microsoft Windows you use:

      Windows XP:
    1. Press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears.

    2. Select Safe Mode from Windows Advanced Options Menu and press ENTER.

      Windows Vista, 7:
    1. Press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears.

    2. Use the arrow keys from Windows Advanced Options Menu in order to select Safe Mode and press ENTER.

      Windows 8, 8.1, 10:
    1. Press and hold the Shift button when left-clicking the Restart button on Windows log-on screen.

    2. Select Safe Mode from Windows Troubleshooting boot screen and press ENTER.

  • Step 4: Removing virus files

    Having booted your PC in Safe mode you have to start cleaning your PC manually by deleting every file associated with Kount one by one. Here is the list of all files associated with Kount. Delete all files listed below using the Shift+Delete buttons combination. Always double check the file name as sometimes Tracking Cookies use very similar filenames as very important system files do and you can mistakenly remove important system file what will harm your system and you will not be able to boot your PC at all.

    Please, remember that viruses are always progressing and sometimes new files can appear. If you are using our offline PDF guide on How to remove Kount, please check if you have it’s latest version.

    We do not guarantee that Kount has the same file structure at the moment of deleting.

    After removing all files associated with Kount that were listed above, reboot your system in normal mode and check if your PC works fine or you still have any troubles.

    It it is OK – congratulations! You have made a great job!

    If it is still NOT ok – use OSHI Defender to check your PC.

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How did my computer get Kount?

Kount is a tracking cookie. Tracking cookies are small text files that are saved on your computer after you have visited certain websites. Each file contains information on your visit.

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I detected Kount on my computer. What do I do?

There is no need to worry. All you need to do is remove Kount. It cannot do any significant harm to your computer.

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What damage can Kount do to my computer?

Tracking cookies are mostly harmless. However, Kount can track your Internet behavior and send this information to website owners.

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What are the main symptoms of Kount?

Contact-list spam
Pop-up windows

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Can Kount spread to other computers?

No. Kount appears on your personal computer only after you’ve visited certain Web pages.

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Countries with the highest Kount infection rates.

US

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The first recorded appearance of Kount

2016-02-22

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