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One Click Booster. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

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

One Click Booster is the a fake system optimizer that might break your PC

One Click Booster
One Click Booster is a fake system optimizer that might damage your PC system

One Click Booster is one a scareware[1] and a potentially unwanted application that claims system compromise and asks to purchase a full license for the alleged fix. The scheme is based on deception to make users pay for useless software that might even harm their devices. Fake system optimizers and similar PUPs usually get installed together with free apps downloaded on the internet, so users rarely notice the entry. Once installed, One Click Booster will perform a scan which will show hundreds of issues. It will also claim that it can clean, optimize and speed up the PC. However, users should avoid scareware programs as most of the flagged up items are harmless Windows registry keys[2] related to Google or other legitimate sources.

Name One Click Booster
Type Fake system optimizer/PUP
Distribution  Software bundling, unsafe sites, official website
Main dangers Money loss, system compromise
Removal Use our instructions below
Optimization Use legitimate PC repair tools – we recommend Reimage

One Click Booster virus is one of many such-like programs created by the same developers and looks identical to Power Clean Pro 2019, My System Mechanic, Win Boost Pro 2018, and many others. Essentially, it is the same program, rebranded by its authors and released as a brand new application under different names. Therefore, if you noticed a system optimizing tool performing scans on your machine, focus on One Click Booster removal.

One Click Booster claims that it can improve the speed of the device by removing malware, cleaning Windows registry, fixing startup issues, and similar. However, the service is questionable at best, as all the PUP will do is remove temporary folder data, along with some registry keys to allegedly free up space.

However, such actions can be easily performed manually, without employing tools like One Click Booster that require you to pay. Also, Windows registry is an area that users should not interfere with much, as incorrect behavior might compromise the entire system.

In such a case, due to One Click Booster actions, you would have to reinstall the Windows operating system and possibly lose your personal data. Finally, registry entries take a mere few kilobytes of space, which would not make any difference in system performance when cleaned.

Another reason to remove One Click Booster is that it might start spamming you with ads, pop-ups, in-text links, and similar unwanted content. Additionally, it will persistently remind you to purchase the full version of the program. Once the official site is reached, you will see dozens of fake (positive) reviews and the claims of being an alleged partner of Microsoft, or other reputable company. In fact, Microsoft condemns usage of tools like One Click Booster.

However, it is true that the system can be improved and organized – there are several legitimate tools available. For example, Microsoft suggests its own software for that purpose. We would recommend using Reimage, however, because it can also fix various system issues related to Windows, such as corrupted system files or virus damage.

One Click Booster PUP
One Click Booster is a potentially unwanted program that seeks to convince users to buy its full version to clear non-existent issues

Beware of shareware and freeware installers – they cleverly hide optional elements

Potentially unwanted programs are called like that for a reason – they are not wanted. Unfortunately, even with the risks that PUPs expose users to, they cannot be classified as malware, due to legal reasons. Therefore, this time users have to fend for themselves to avoid applications that could potentially harm their devices.

Software bundling is a deceptive marketing technique used by freeware and shareware developers, as well as distributing websites. Due to this, no freeware site is free of bundled apps – website owners simply need the profits to support server hosting prices, staff payments, etc.

However, you can avoid PUPs altogether if you pay enough attention to the installation procedure when installing free software. When the installation wizard shows up, carefully examine it, and do not skip any steps. When prompted, opt for Advanced or Custom installation option instead of Recommended one. Remove ticks next to browser extensions, system optimizers, PDF converters, driver updates, and other crapware.

Get rid of One Click Booster and use legitimate tools instead

Experts[3] claim that once all the bloatware is eliminated from the device, it runs much better. No wonder, multiple applications, each of which claims improved performance, actually do the complete opposite. Therefore, you should remove One Click Booster from your device as soon as possible. Try to do that before you spend money on this useless software that can fix the imaginary issues.

To perform One Click Booster removal, you should make use of our instructions below. The process should not be complicated, as long as you follow each step carefully.

Once you terminate One Click Booster virus, we suggest you take care of your PC by being attentive during freeware installations, installing anti-malware software and avoiding software that might harm your device.

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, Malwarebytes MalwarebytesCombo Cleaner, Plumbytes Anti-MalwareMalwarebytes Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove One Click Booster, follow these steps:

Delete One Click Booster from Windows systems

To remove One Click Booster from your Windows operating system, please follow the detailed guide below:

  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 One Click Booster and related programs
    Here, look for One Click Booster 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'
  5. Remove One Click Booster from Windows shortcuts
    Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties. Right click on browsers' icon and select 'Properties'
  6. Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus. Select 'Shortcut' tab and delete 'http://isearch.babylon.com...' or other suspicious URL

Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.

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Gabriel E. Hall
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