What is PepperZip?
PepperZip is an application that can create, compress and unpack archive files. It has an official website at pepperware.com where it is promoted together with PepperPlayer and PeperPdf. You can download the program from its main page, however, it also comes bundled with freeware and shareware. PepperZip travels with such applications as LookSafe, VuuPC, IdleCrawler and other potentially unwanted programs. If you try using this software to open an archive file, you will be asked to buy the full version which costs $14. The main problem with the application is that it installs a Trojan onto your PC called score.exe or rcore.exe. We recommend that you terminate PepperZip as soon as you can.
How does PepperZip work?
PepperZip may have an official website with a working download link, but that is not the only way you can acquire the program. If you download various free software and do not pay too much attention to their installation process, you can unwittingly acquire PepperZip or some other potentially unwanted application. That is why it is extremely important to always choose Custom or Advanced installation, review the additional offers and decline them.
The potentially unwanted program is known to record your online habits like visited sites, made searches, IP address and so on by tracking your cookies. This data can be used for statistical or marketing purposes. Adware applications, for example, often track your cookies in order to present you with personalized ads.
You may think that PepperZip is free, but that is not true. Once your trial period is up, you will be offered to upgrade the application. Clearly, that is not something you should even consider. The unwanted program installs a Trojan horse onto your computer that silently communicates with remote servers. The Trojan is capable of dropping other malware and spyware onto your PC. That is why you should get rid of PepperZip and all that comes with it.
How to remove PepperZip?
You can uninstall PepperZip manually, however, that will not take care of other potentially unwanted applications and Trojans that reside on your computer. If you attempt manual removal, we would recommend that you scan your PC with a malware scanner afterwards. You can download a free scanner on this page. We do, however, urge you to acquire a reliable anti-malware utility, because it is the only sure way to terminate PepperZip and other infections that are in your system. The malware removal tool will clean your PC and protect it from similar threats in the future.
Manual PepperZip removal
Eliminate PepperZip from Windows 8
- Move cursor to the bottom right
- Click Settings on the Charm bar
- Select Control Panel -> Uninstall a program
- Choose PepperZip and click Uninstall
Delete PepperZip from Windows 7/Vista
- Click on Start and open Control Panel
- Select Uninstall a program
- Click on PepperZip and then Uninstall
Uninstall PepperZip from Windows XP
- Open Start menu and click Control Panel
- Choose Add or remove programs
- Select PepperZip and click Remove