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Remove GoPCPro virus (Free Guide) - updated Sep 2016

removal by Gabriel E. Hall - - | Type: System tools

GoPCPro – a computer optimization tool which is considered as a PUP

GoPCPro virus - fake system tool which bombards the computer screen with false warnings about numerous system problems.

Questions about GoPCPro virus

GoPCPro is a system tool but not a truly reliable one. Some people falsely tend to call this potentially unwanted program (PUP) as GoPCPro virus, although it is not malicious at all. This program still cannot be trusted due to several reasons. First of all, it uses unfair techniques to convince the victim to buy the full version of GoPCPro. For example, it might imitate fake system scans and bring you bogus results filled with numerous false positives. False positive results are items that supposedly have been detected, although they aren't really there. This technique is used to intimidate the PC user and push him into buying the licensed version of this system tool.

Name GoPCPro
Type System tool
Sub-type PUP
Purpose To trick gullible users into buying the licensed version of the program
Symptoms Pop-ups related to the program are showing up frequently, you are receiving dubious alerts announcing about computer problems
Distribution Official website, bundling
Elimination Use Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego to scan your PC

GoPCPro might start sending annoying pop-up messages[1] asking for user's attention and informing that there are still hundreds of items that either needs to be cleaned or optimized. These messages are highly annoying, and the whole activity of this bogus PC optimizer can slow your computer down instead of improving its performance.

It is apparent that this program combines various tricky techniques to achieve its goal, so make sure you do not get scared by such suspicious activity on your computer and remove GoPCPro virus without a doubt. It is obvious that this suspicious program only falls into the huge group of shady PC optimizers that praise themselves as useful tools while in reality cannot do anything useful.

GoPCPro optimizer

If you still are hesitating to eliminate GoPCPro fake system optimization tool, you can check your computer system by getting another but reliable antivirus tool. Perform a full system scan with it and measure the received results with those which were provided by the dubious tool. You should see that no problems, if there are some, are the same as the ones that were displayed by GoPCPro.

If you wish to get a trustworthy PC optimizer, you should install Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego software, which is a PC optimizer AND a malware[2] removal tool as well. Therefore, it can complete GoPCPro removal with ease. The entire elimination process will take no longer than a couple of minutes and the computer security program will successfully get rid of all dubious components.

GoPCPro virus
GoPCPro - an unreliable system optimizer which can enter the computer system via bundling or its original website.

Suspicious programs are widely spread throughout the Web

According to IT experts from[3], the first thing that you have to know is that a suspicious application cannot enter your computer without asking for your permission. Sadly, it asks for it in an indirect way, which, in our opinion, is not a fair way to get user's permission. It hides in the shadow of other free programs, and it travels alongside them. This distribution method is called bundling[4], and it allows to distribute several pieces of software at once.

Typically, such programs hide information about additional software behind safe-looking installation options, which need to be expanded in order to see what's behind them. Sadly, the vast of users tend to think that Default or Standard installation options are the safest and that they guarantee safe installation procedure. In fact, that is not true, especially if you happen to be installing a software package.

These settings will automatically add various “recommended” software to your computer, so to reject them, the user needs to choose Custom or Advanced installation settings and manually pick out suggested programs to avoid installing them. However, some computer users happen to wander around the world wide web a lot and install random free programs that they come across. 

GoPCPro system tool
GoPCPro is a fake system tool which tries to trick users to purchase the license key of the full version.

GoPCPro removal instructions

If you think that it is hard to remove GoPCPro, you are mistaken. This system tool might seem annoying or even dangerous; however, it is not that hard to remove it. To eliminate this system tool, you have to either run a spyware removal tool[5] or uninstall it by yourself. However, if you are looking for a system optimizer, Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego might be the best option for you

It is not hard to complete GoPCPro removal process either way, so just decide how you wish to remove it. Remember that choosing the automatic removal option is always a very good idea because such spyware removal program can detect not only this suspicious system tool, but also critical applications and other potentially unwanted items from the system. 

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To remove GoPCPro virus, follow these steps:

Delete GoPCPro from Windows systems

To remove GoPCPro optimizer, follow these instructions that we have prepared. Check what suspicious programs have been installed recently (such as GoPCPro) and delete them. You should look for GoPCPro.exe file as well. This is the installer of this software, and it shouldn't stay on your system.

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall GoPCPro and related programs
    Here, look for GoPCPro or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Get rid of GoPCPro from Internet Explorer (IE)

You can reset Internet Explorer and get rid of all unwanted components by using these instructions:

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for GoPCPro and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete GoPCPro removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Eliminate GoPCPro virus from Microsoft Edge

Clean the Microsoft Edge browser from all unwanted content:

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, GoPCPro should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Uninstall GoPCPro from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Clean Firefox with this guide:

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select GoPCPro and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete GoPCPro removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Remove GoPCPro from Google Chrome

Get rid of all components that were added by the PUP from Google Chrome:

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select GoPCPro and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete GoPCPro removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Delete GoPCPro from Safari

These steps should help you remove all PUP-added components from Safari browser:

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for GoPCPro or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete GoPCPro removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. Freida says:
    September 20th, 2016 at 11:23 am

    I am so mad that i trusted gopcpro! its totally useless!

  2. Ellen says:
    September 21st, 2016 at 10:29 am

    It is number 1 worst pc optimizer, indeed.

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