How to Remove PC Mechanic PUP (Tutorial)?
What is PC Mechanic?
Also Known As: PC Mechanic adware
PC Mechanic potentially unwanted program (PUP) comes with helpful free applications in the form of built-in tools and starts terrorizing users. Firstly, it feeds them with a ton of adverts. Then, it redirects poor users to unwanted sites they do not want to visit. Finally, it steals personal information with malicious purposes. That is why we strongly recommend deleting this potentially unwanted application as soon as possible.
The PC Mechanic PUPs (potentially unwanted programs) appear because of the vulnerability in the system that will allow other threats to appear in the system, too. If you do not have a wish to end up with PC full of viruses, Trojans and so on, you need to get rid of this potentially unwanted object.
The key factor that makes PC Mechanic PUP really dangerous is the ability to monitor your traffic and steal personal details. Then, malware transfers obtained information about to the vendors and advertisers who are interested in this data. That is how PUPs promote hackers with revenue and money. The work of CPU and Internet speed also fall down making normal work with the device irritating and troublesome. To prevent all these activities you must be careful with installation of new software. Do not allow unwanted applications to appear in the system, block them immediately. Reconsider the current situation of your security, if it is not appropriate, improve the situation with additional tools.
Well, the PC Mechanic malware has penetrated the system and behaves as invader, it is mandatory to get rid of it. Try our malware removal application in action. Follow the guide you see below to know how to use the utility.
STEP 1. PC Mechanic removal guide
In this step we will use a removal tool that can locate and remove all kinds of threats from infected computers. Either its malicious programs, registry key, browser add-ons and extension, GridinSoft Anti-Malware can effectivly detect and remove this badware:
Download GridinSoft Anti-Malware removal tool from the link below:
If you need help in removing PC Mechanic infection,
Open the installation file and click “Yes” in the User access control window to continue:
The installation is very simple, click “Install” button and GridinSoft Anti-Malware will install itself in a default folder. You can choose custom folder and check the creation of desktop icon:
Open GridinSoft Anti-malware from the icon on the desktop by double-clicking it or “Start” menu:
Scan computer for PC Mechanic related files
Go to the “Scan” tab and choose “Quick scan” or “Full scan“. It is advised to make full scan, but due to possible performance issues you can first run quick, to save some time. During the scan you will see what items GridinSoft Anti-malware located inside of your computer:
When the scan is over, GridinSoft Anti-Malware will show you the results with all detected items in the list. You can browse through it to choose what to do with particular item or choose the “Apply to all” function. Click the “Fix Now” button to apply action to detected items:
(OPTIONAL)To remove traces of some
STEP 2. Using GridinSoft Anti-Malware to fix your browser
GridinSoft Anti-Malware has an effective utility called “Reset browser settings“. It is able to reset some of your browser option to its original state. Therefore, if some malicious program, adware or browser hijacker changes your browser settings, this tool can fix this in no time:
Open GridinSoft Anti-Malware – go to “Tools” tab – press “Reset browser settings“
Check the options that you need in the “Reset browser settings” window. In the first column you need to choose your infected browser. (Supports all popular browsers). As for “Process” column we advise you to choose Start Page, Shortcuts, Search engines, Cache, Cookies (look for screen below). These settings will be changed to default and save most of the information you need in your browser:
Some malware and adware program may be installed very deep in your browser. In this case, we advise choose more efficient set of options. Check the following options in the “Process” column: “Start Page“, “Shortcuts“, “Search engines“, “Cache“, “Cookies” + “Addons” and “Policies” (screen below):
STEP 3. Protect your computer from PC Mechanic reinfection
Removing viruses and malicious programs is one thing. The best practice in protection is to not get infected in the first place. To achieve that you must use reliable protection tool and follow simple rules or recommended advices to avoid infections completely. Here is the list of these tips:
Watch out for spam emails and attachments. A lot of cyber criminals and malware spreaders are using email spam messaging. Most of these messages have attachment files that can be dangerous to open. We advice to skip suspicious files, don’t even download them on your computer.
Adverts and redirect page. Some websites showing ads and pop-up on their pages. Along with this adware programs may generate various adverts on your computer. Clicking on them is very dangerous and leads to unexpected consequences.
Don’t open suspicious links and websites. Hackers and scammer are often creating websites of their own where they can do whatever they want. You can download only malware and unwanted programs from such pages.
Pay attention to what you install. If you have downloaded any program from suspicious website or anywhere else – always read all instruction and don’t click “Next” all the time.
Use protection tools. No matter how hard you try, some sneaky malware may break through all your defences. In this case you should always keep an anti-malware protection online on your computer. GridinSoft Anti-Malware has On-Run Protection feature. It is designed to keep this kind of malware from your computer. To activate this feature go to “Protect” tab and press “Start” button to the right. The label will show you “ON“, which means that On-Run protection is online.
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