I have installed Pro PC Cleaner somehow. It scanned my computer and detected a large number of errors. That makes me worried. However, this program is only a trial version which can only do the scan but not able to solve the problem. It asks me to purchase a code so that I can activate the program to full version. I was about to get my wallet to pay but after I did some research online, I found it is a bad stuff that has been reported by many people. So, How can I get rid of it from my computer?
Brief Introduction to This Program
Pro PC Cleaner, from the name of it, people can easily treat it as a tool for computer performance and security. From the interface of this program, computer users can also relate it as a useful tool for them to check their computers as it looks professional with some specific functions. People can take the so-called registry scan by it to check the condition of their computers. All the things make it like a legitimate and trustworthy program for people to download and utilize. But the real character of it can be totally opposite. It has nothing to do with the system security, on the contrary, it is a kind of computer threat that we can call it rogue antispyware. What it can generate on the computer is not to protect the system but damage it.
The Screenshot of This Fake
Many computer users can be bamboozled by Pro PC Cleaner as the name of it looks helpful for computer safety. Cyber hackers who design this fake program take this advantage to spread this infection widely on the Internet. They can upload this program to many websites that have already been hacked for people to download. Also, those crooks can implant the executable file of it to some other programs which computer users really need. During the installation of the infected programs, this fake can be installed at the same time without any notice as it can perform at the backdoor. Inexperienced PC users can barely take attention to a program with a professional name, they only take it for granted that it is good for their machines.
This Pro PC Cleaner aims on computers with Windows operating systems. Once it is installed on the target computer, it can be activated from the start up no matter when the infected computer is turned on. It can make changes to the system registry. If there is a reputable anti-virus program installed on the machine, this fake can be capable to ban it from working. What’s more, the system firewall can also be turned off. This rogue anti-virus program can weaken the security level of the infected machine, in this case, it can help many other computer threats to infiltrate. Cyber criminals exploit this fake to get illegal benefits from innocent computers. It is designed to scan the whole system every time when the system is on, after a few minutes, the result can show numerous errors existed on the machine which need to be solved immediately. This fake can exaggerate the result to threaten PC user to believe, and in order to solve all the errors, people are asked to pay a fee to activate the program to full version so that they can get ultimate help from it. Under no circumstance, should this payment be done.
The properties of the Infection
-Always pops up once you boot up your computer or run a program, claiming your computer is in great risk
-Asking you to purchase a code to activate this software, so that it can help you to remove the threats in your computer
-Can modify the computer registry once it is installed into the computer
-Can prohibit legit program to run, including your anti-virus programs.
-Can occupy a great usage of CPU, which slows down the performance of computer or even causes blue screen.
Finding all or some of these symptoms on your computer, sorry to say that your computer is infected by Pro PC Cleaner. Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for manual removal guide. Also, we will provide a short removal guide below for computer literate.
Manual Removal Guide of Fake Anti-virus Program (For Computer Literate)
There is a removal guide provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.
Step 1: Try to access the Safe mode with Networking.
In order to get into this mode, you should restart your infected computer and then press F8 key constantly before windows launches. Use your arrow keys to highlight “safe mode with networking” and then press Enter.
For those computer which are XP operating systems, you will need to you choose your XP system after you choose safe mode with networking, you can press Enter directly without choosing any thing.
After loading files, you need to log in your account to get the safe mode with networking, for XP users, please choose Yes when you see the dialog.
Step 2: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to Windows Internet WatchDog, the name of the process of it is random.
Step 3:Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel, then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs.
Then try to find Windows Internet WatchDog, highlight it and choose Remove.
Step 4: Click on Start button or press Win+R, then type regedit in the box to open Registry Editor, after that, try to find
C:\Users\profile name here\AppData\
Video Guide on How to Remove Rogue Program:
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Pro PC Cleaner is a fake antispyware that needs to be removed in time. It pretends to be a legit security tool for people to download and install. People should not trust and utilize this kind of software as it is classified as a computer threat rather than a good application. When you try to find a good anti-virus program, you need to choose those which are reputable and well-known. This fake one can cause many unwanted problems on the infected computers and whirl away money from innocent PC users.
Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a quite level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Pro PC Cleaner? Contact online experts for help now!
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on October 6, 2014 4:28 am