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Live PC Care. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Lucia Danes - -   Also known as LivePCCare, LivePC Care, Live PCCare | Type: Rogue Antispyware
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Live PC Care is a misleading anti-spyware application that simulates a system scan and reports false system security threats or infections to make you think your computer is infected with Trojans, spyware, adware, worms and other malicious software. The rogue application is basically a clone of Additional Guard, System Defender and Enterprise Suite. It is promoted through the use of Trojans that come from fake online scanners or other misleading websites. Once installed, Live PC Care will create several files on your PC and later will detect those files as infections. In order to remove the supposed infections you will be asked to pay for a full version of the program. However, this is a scam. Do not purchase it and uninstall Live PC Care from your computer as soon as possible.

Live PC Care graphical user interface
[Figure 1. Live PC Care graphical user interface]

Live PC Care creates the following files: SM.dll, cb.drv, runddl.dll, CLSV.sys, ppal.sys, ppal.dll, PE.tmp, DBOLE.exe, DBOLE.sys, exec.dll, kernel32.drv, hymt.drv, FW.dll. Then the rogue program associates these files with the following malware infections:

Trojan-Spy.HTML.Bankfraud.ra
Virus.BAT.IBBM.ClsV
Trojan-Spy.Win32.WMPatch
Trojan-PSW.Win32.Hooker
Trojan-Spy.HTML.Paypal.hn
Trojan-PSW.Win32.Dripper
Trojan-SMS.J2ME.Redbrowser.a
Trojan-PSW.Win32.Delf.d

Of course, there are more than just these listed above and if you search for Virus.BAT.IBBM.ClsV you will find that such infection actually exist. However, LivePCCare just uses the real names of infection to make the scam look more realistic. Likely, the scammers took malware descriptions from viruslist.com. The only real infection is Live PC Care itself.
Furthermore, the misleading application will display fake security alerts and notifications to scare you into thinking your computer has many serious security/privacy threats. You will likely see fake security notifications with “Warning! Virus detected” header and malware name in the body of the warning. Infection will be randomly taken from the above list. And of course, Live PC Care will display the same infections on every compromised computer.

Live PC Care fake system alerts
[Figure 2. Live PC Care fake system alerts]

The fake notifications read:

System alert!
Potentially harmful programs have been detected in your
system and need to be dealt with immediately. Click here to
remove them using Live PC Care.

System alert!
Live PC Care has detected potentially harmful software in
your system. It is strongly recommended that you register
Live PC Care to remove all found threats immediately.

System alert!
malicious applications, which may contains Trojans, were found
on your computer and are to be removed immediately. Click
here to remove these potentially harmful items using Live PC
Care.

Live PC Care is not a legitimate anti-spyware application and should be removed upon detection. Do not buy this software. If you have inadvertently purchased it, contact your credit card company and dispute the charges. Use the removal guide below or an automatic removal tool and remove Live PC Care from your computer as soon as possible. Please note that removal delay will likely make the situation more complicated, because this rogue application is able to download additional malware on your computer.

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Live PC Care manual removal:

Kill processes:
LP339.exe

DBOLE.exe

Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftware3

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{3F2BBC05-40DF-11D2-9455-00104BC936FF}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTxp_5ea56.DocHostUIHandler

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClassesSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerSearchScopes "URL" = "http://search-gala.com/?&uid=7&q={searchTerms}"

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerDownload "RunInvalidSignatures" = "1"

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings5.0User AgentPost Platform "[xSP_2:117fc3395e69e29f71abba93a68c4181_7]"

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerSearchScopes "URL" = "http://search-gala.com/?&uid=7&q={searchTerms}"

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "Live PC Care"

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerDownload "CheckExeSignatures" = "no"

Unregister DLLs:
mozcrt19.dll

sqlite3.dll

Delete files:
LP339.exe

LPCG.ico

8233.mof

mozcrt19.dll

sqlite3.dll

vd952342.bd

lpcg.cfg

cookies.sqlite

Live PC Care.lnk

cb.drv

CLSV.sys

DBOLE.exe

DBOLE.sys

exec.dll

fan.exe

FW.dll

hymt.drv

kernel32.drv

PE.tmp

ppal.dll

ppal.sys

runddl.dll

SM.dll

search.xml

Delete directories:
C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication Data117fc

c:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataLPCGSys

%UserProfile%Application DataLive PC Care

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  • Guest

    I am tired of Live PC care constantly popping up on my screen. How can I make it stop. I believe I went into a web sit and after that I now have the live pc care pop ups

  • Guest

    remove pc care from my computer

  • Guest

    remove pc care from my system pls