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PcsSecure. How to Remove? (Uninstall Guide)

removal by - -   Also known as Pcs Secure | Type: Rogue Antispyware
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PcsSecure is a fake spyware removal tool that is promoted as legitimate anti-spyware software. It's a clone of APcSecure, DefendAPc, APcSafe and many other rogue programs from the WiniSoft family. More technically speaking, Pcs Secure is a Trojan virus. It comes mostly from fake online scanners and bogus video/warez websites. The rogue program has to be manually installed that's why scammers promote it as a reputable tool. The most common way of infection is when a user installs fake removal tool from fake online scanner. Such scanners imitates a system scan and displays false scan results. The suggested removal tool is usually a Trojan virus which later displays PcsSecure window and fake security alerts to scare you into thinking that your computer is infected with infections that actually don't even exist. The only real infection is Pcs Secure itself. If you fins that your computer is infected with this virus, please use the removal guide written below to remove PcsSecure from your PC either manually or with an anti-spyware application.

PcsSecure graphical user interface
[Figure 1. PcsSecure graphical user interface]

Once active, PcsSecure will display fake security alerts and notifications stating that your computer is badly infected or under attack by an Internet virus. One of the fake alerts reads:


English Alert:
Spyware Alert!
Your computer is infected with spyware. It could damage your critical files or expose your private data on the Internet. Click here to register your copy of DefendAPc and remove spyware threats from your PC.

Please ignore such pop ups with such false information. Furthermore, the rogue program will impersonate Windows Security Center [Image 3]. It looks just like the legitimate one but the trick is that the fake one promotes bogus software whereas the real one doesn't do that and never did. That's the main difference, so please read carefully what each alert or pop up states; otherwise you can make the situation even more complicated. You may also see the fake "Infiltration Alert!" as shown in the image below:

PcsSecure Infiltration Alert
[Figure 2. PcsSecure Infiltration Alert]

PcsSecure fake security center
[Figure 3. PcsSecure fake security center]

Some of the PcsSecure installers drop rootkit infection on a computer. In such case manual removal will work just partly because it's hard to remove rootkits manually, especially if you don't know much about computers. For this reason we strongly recommend you to download an automatic removal tool and run a full system scan. If it blocks removal tool then open Task Manager and "kill" these processes: DefendAPc.exe, [random].exe. If you can't open Task Manager then reboot your computer in Safe Mode with Networking and run removal tool from there. Related files: Uninstall.exe

PcsSecure properties:
• Changes browser settings
• Shows commercial adverts
• Stays resident in background

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PcsSecure manual removal

Kill processes:
PcsSecure.exe
[random].exe
Delete registry values:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\PcsSecure
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PcsSecure
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PcsSecure
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\[random].exe
Delete files:
PcsSecure.exe
[random].exe
[random].ocx
[random].cpl
3 Uninstall.lnk
1 PcsSecure.lnk
uninstall.exe
2 Homepage.lnk
PcsSecure.lnk
Delete directories:
C:\Program Files\PcsSecure Software
C:\Program Files\PcsSecure Software\PcsSecure
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\PcsSecure

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