“Pro PC Cleaner has taken over my laptop. I have tried to remove it in safe mode, as advised by someone on the forum, but I get a message that Windows cannot remove it…I have Norton 360 which did not prevent the installation…”
If you encounter same issue, please try the removal guides below. Hope that this post may help your out of trouble.
What is Pro PC Cleaner?
Pro PC Cleaner is deemed as rogue software due to malicious traits it exhibit. This misleading rogue optimizer application claims to clean your computer on a regular basis and helps keep your computer fast with smooth software and hardware performance. Actually, this program is not that helpful. Firstly, this program appears in a suspicious way. You have no idea how and when this program gets onto your PC until it shows you popups of PC scanning. In fact, it can install itself in your system via other free downloads. And once installed, it may show you several issues detected on your computer and then ask you to fix it. Commonly, the errors or problems scanned by this rogue application are unreliable.
Pro PC Cleaner is a paid system optimizer program which is reported as a tricky program by many antiviruses. There is no guarantee that Pro PC Cleaner will keep your registry entries in order. You may worry whether it will do harm to system or not. You should think twice if you plan to install it. If you want to get rid of it, please read the instructions below.
How to Remove Pro PC Cleaner?
Solution 1: Rogueware Manual Removal
*Backup reminder: assure to back up your computer before making any change.
Step 1. Get your computer into safe mode with networking
Boot up your computer, tap “F8″ key constantly before Windows launches, choose “Safe Mode with Networking” and press Enter to get in safe mode with networking.
Step 2. Disable any vicious startup items
a. Start -> Run -> type: msconfig in the search bar -> Click OK
b. Open System Configuration Utility -> Disable all possible items related to this rogueware
Step 3. Uninstall unwanted program
Open Control Panel from Start menu. Try to find out this rogue program and uninstall.
Step 4. Delete rogueware registry entries
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run""= "%AppData%\.exe" HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run""= "%AppData%\.exe" HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations "LowRiskFileTypes"="random"
Step 5. Delete rogueware related files
%UsersProfile%\Application Data%\temp%\scanprotect\bin\[random chracteristic].exe %UsersProfile%\Application Data%\roaming%\[random chracteristic].exe %ProgramFiles%\[random chracteristic].exe
Step 6. Reboot your computer normally to check with the effectiveness.
(Any mistake like wrong deletion of system files during the manual removal process may lead to irreversible damage to your machine. If you are not familiar with entries stuff, you are kindly reminded to use a professional and certificated removal tool to finish the removal automatically.)
Solution 1: Rogueware Automatic Removal
Step 1. Download adware removal tool SpyHunter
Step 2. Install SpyHunter after downloading
Step 3. Run SpyHunter and start a full scan
Run SpyHunter and click “Malware Scan” button to scan your computer
Step 4. Clean all detected items
Check Your System with RegCure Pro and Speed up Your PC
There may be many residual files and invalid registry entries left behind to occupy your computer disk space and weaken your computer performance. From this perspective, you may need the help of a system cleaner and optimizer. You could use RegCure Pro.
Tip 1. Click the icon to download the most popular computer optimizer RegCure Pro.
Tip 2. Follow the instructions to get the tool installed
Tip 3. Run RegCure Pro to start a scan on your computer
It will begin to automatically scan your computer for errors
Tip 4. Use the in-built “Fix All” scheduler to automate the optimization process
GOOD TO KNOW:
Manual removal will be an effective way to get rid of Pro PC Cleaner. But if you are not confident to finish the manual process, you are suggested to erase the popup by starting an automatic removal with SpyHunter right now.
You are welcome to get RegCure Pro to double check your system for potential threats.