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My System Mechanic. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

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My System Mechanic – a fake system optimization tool that users might be tricked to install

My System Mechanic fake tool
My System Mechanic - a fake system tool which bombards false alerts about various misleading computer infections and vulnerabilities.

My System Mechanic is a fake system optimizer[1] which has its official website. However, users often get tricked by advanced advertising techniques of the app, and some of them install it on their devices. Once established, My System Mechanic imitates a full system scan and bombards the computer screen with misleading alerts that announce about “numerous virus-related infections and vulnerabilities found.” However, all this activity is done to convince gullible users to purchase the key for the licensed version of this program.

Name My System Mechanic
Category System tool
Sub-category PUP
Purpose To trick gullible users into buying the licensed version of the tool
Symptoms Pop-ups related to My System Mechanic are showing up frequently, you are seeing numerous alerts about questionable computer vulnerabilities
Distribution Such tool can spread through the original site or be bundled with other software
Prevention Avoid using third-party installers, install antivirus protection, be careful while browsing the web
Elimination Delete the My System Mechanic automatically using security software or check our manual instructions below
Recovery Use Reimage to reverse all the changes made by the PUP

My System Mechanic presence is visible from the following:

  • Randomly initiated scans display numerous “computer issues” that are deemed to be serious and need fixing;
  • Pop-ups and other ads on Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, etc. promote My System Mechanic fake optimizer.

Moreover, My System Mechanic virus marks various outdated registry entries and suggests that these tiny configuration files are somehow harmful to the PC. Some gullible users are threatened by such warnings and pay for the full program version which will “fix” all the issues. If you purchase the licensed variant, the program will initiate another fake scan, but this time will imply that all hazardous items were removed.

However, this is just another trick used on people. Actually, My System Mechanic does not bring any true value and does not fix any system problems or gets rid of viruses. You can check your computer system by installing reliable security software and performing a full system scan with it. After that, compare the results with ones that were provided by My System Mechanic tool, if you are curious enough.

You will see that there are almost no similarities to the fake alerts that you have faced due to the false system optimization program. Now you can be sure that there is nothing to be afraid of and you should perform the My System Mechanic removal using our instructions below. To bring your computer back to its previous state, scan it with Reimage.

You need to remove My System Mechanic virus as it brings nothing but annoying pop-ups and fake alerts. There is no need of wasting your money for a useless program like this one. Be aware of bogus system optimizers next time, look through our given PUP avoiding methods and make sure that you do not fall for such sites like epcbooster.com which advertise fake fixing tools.

PUP avoiding techniques

According to IT experts from Virusai.lt[2], various potentially unwanted programs such as fake system optimizers can be spread through their original web pages. Developers create websites that look attractive and convincing in order to make users install the unwanted application. However, be careful if you have entered such site, you will only face money losses while purchasing the fake system tool and it will bring no actual value for your computer, do not pay attention to what developers want you to believe.

Moreover, unwanted programs can also be bundled with regular freeware or shareware[3]. So, if you have found some rogue applications in your computer system, they might have silently sneaked in when you were downloading an app from the Internet. You should choose the Custom or Advanced installation mode to avoid such unwanted installations. Moreover, in this section, you will be able to track your downloads and opt-out the questionable-looking ones.

Terminate My System Mechanic

You need to remove My System Mechanic virus as soon as you spot its fake alerts as it can not only swindle your money away but might even damage computer operation. For such purpose, you can use reliable anti-malware tools. This type of elimination will be much faster and effective as the antivirus tool will detect and delete all suspicious components at the same time.

However, if you prefer performing the My System Mechanic removal manually, you can take a look at our provided instructions that can be found below this text. After you get rid of the cyber threat, make sure you remember to take all precautionary measures to avoid annoying PUP installation in the future and keep your PC and its components safe.

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To remove My System Mechanic, follow these steps:

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Remove My System Mechanic from Windows systems

Remove My System Mechanic from Windows OS by following these guidelines:

  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 My System Mechanic and related programs
    Here, look for My System Mechanic 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'
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Get rid of My System Mechanic from Internet Explorer (IE)

  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 My System Mechanic 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 My System Mechanic removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
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Eliminate My System Mechanic from Microsoft Edge

Get rid of all PUP-added components from Microsoft Edge with the help of these instructions:

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, My System Mechanic should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Erase My System Mechanic from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  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 My System Mechanic 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 My System Mechanic removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Delete My System Mechanic from Google Chrome

Refresh Chrome by using these steps:

  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 My System Mechanic 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 My System Mechanic removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Remove My System Mechanic from Safari

  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 My System Mechanic 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 My System Mechanic removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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