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Remove Outbyte PC Repair (Easy Removal Guide) - Free Instructions

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Outbyte PC Repair is a system optimizer that is approved by AppEsteem

Outbyte PC RepairOutbyte PC Repair is an system optimization utility designed to detect and fix various Windows issues

Outbyte PC Repair is a program that is designed to fix performance issues, protect privacy, report unsafe passwords, remove malware infections, etc. It is most commonly downloaded via the official website outbyte.com, although it can also be included as an optional component within a software bundle.

Questions about Outbyte PC Repair

Although the app is just one of the hundreds of others that possess similar functionality, it is important to note that Outbyte PC Repair for Windows is an AppEsteem approved application and meets all the requirements of a certified app. Having that being said, some security applications might still mark it as a potentially unwanted program, as developers' affiliates used deceptive marketing practices. Currently, Outbyte PC Repair can be trusted, and it might be a good addition to computers of those who want to keep maintenance procedures automated.

Name Outbyte PC Repair
Type PC optimizer
Distribution Software bundles, official website
Developer Outbyte Computing Pty Ltd.
Functionality Looks for various computer issues (privacy issues, malware, registry errors, etc.) and fixes them
Process PCRepair.exe is running in the background as soon as the app is launched
Detection Program.Unwanted.4826, Hoax.Outbuy.a, A Variant Of Win32/Auslogics.AB Potentially Unwanted, PUP.Optional.Outbyte (Virus Total results)
Removal You can uninstall the application via Control Panel – we provide the instructions below

Since the application is flagged as a potentially unwanted program by some security vendors, you can choose to remove Outbyte PC Repair from your computer. We provide detailed instructions for this process below.

While many potentially unwanted programs typically collect a variety of data about users, Outbyte PC Repair seems to be doing well in this regard. Even though some limited amount of data is collected during the purchase of the product, this information is not shared with other parties, as explained in the Privacy Policy:

When you purchase Outbyte Computing Pty Ltd. products, you provide your personal contact, billing and shipping information to our payment processing partner, who retains the information needed for billing and shipping purposes, and information on your product licenses. Our payment processing partner shares with us the minimum information needed for us to provide service to you and handle your license. <…>

Outbyte Computing Pty Ltd. does not sell, rent or lease the collected information or part of it to any third party.

User privacy is very important in the day and age, where data breaches are a daily occurrence, and hackers are constantly trying to steal personal data for their own benefit. Therefore, Outbyte PC Repair can significantly improve ones' privacy – the app indicates which passwords are vulnerable to cyberattacks and also shows repeated passwords.

Keep in mind that using the same password for multiple accounts (regardless of how secure it is) is never safe. Once a website you have an account registered with gets breached, it instantly gets leaked and can later be used to brute force your other accounts. This is why Outbyte PC Repair can help you protect your privacy and prevent such negative consequences, such as monetary losses or even identity theft.

Outbyte PC Repair optimizerOutbyte PC Repair is a PC optimization software that can be useful for those who want to have their system maintenance process to be automated

Besides privacy issues, the following sections are checked and repaired by Outbyte PC Repair:

  • Performance
  • Corrupted files
  • System registry
  • Disk space
  • Objectionable websites
  • Passwords
  • Website notifications
  • Security holes
  • Malware

Possibly the biggest mess-up by Outbyte PC Repair was its distribution technique that was employed by rogue affiliates. In most cases, when users land on suspicious websites, they are shown a fake warning or a popup, which claims that something is outdated or that their computers are infected with viruses and need repairs.

The campaign that was used to distribute Outbyte PC Repair showed users system-like notifications that impersonated the Windows update window and also claimed that the system is missing cumulative updates. Indeed, fake updates for Windows and Flash Player are not adequate methods to advertise software. Luckily, the company behind the app fixed the past mistakes and apologized for the inadequate distribution practices, removing the rogue affiliate in the process.

For Outbyte PC Repair removal, check the bottom section of this article. If you see any adverts after its termination, you should also reset the web browsers are explained below.

Outbyte PC Repair affiliatesOutbyte PC Repair developers apologized for rogue affiliates that used unfair software distribution tactics

Watch out for fake update prompts and software bundles

While many potentially unwanted programs can be downloaded from their official websites, it is not mostly how users download them. Quite often, companies employ affiliates that run ads on specially crafted websites, and some of these websites can be less than secure. Mostly, users are displayed fake messages about their computer health or that an update of particular software, as well as the operating system, is required. However, this is all scam to make them download and install the offered app – affiliates receive a commission for every of such downloads.

Therefore, it is in their best interest to make users download the software. In other words – a higher volume of downloads, higher payments from the app developers. Unfortunately, some of the programs distributed in such a way might be straight out malicious or serve as a backdoor for malware. Thus, it is important never to download anything that is offered through rogue messages claiming that the computer is infected with viruses.

Another marketing technique that is often employed by developers is software bundling. In most cases, software bundle packages are downloaded from third-party websites that offer freeware. Similarly, as in the scenario described above, website authors receive a commission for additional applications that are installed on users' systems. While this technique is by far more legitimate than fake update prompts, it is deceptive nevertheless.

During the installation process, users can often pre-ticked boxes, misleading offers, misplaced buttons, fine print text, and similar tricks. Besides, optional components are often hidden under Advanced/Custom settings, so if Recommended/Quick mode is chosen, users will install PUPs without noticing it in the first place.

Delete Outbyte PC Repair if you did not install it intentionally

There should not be any difficulties when trying to perform Outbyte PC Repair removal. All you have to do is access the Control Panel and then reach the list of the installed apps – you can uninstall the program from there. If you need a detailed step-by-step guide on how to do that, please check the instructions below. For smooth termination, you should also shut down the running process PCRepair.exe via the Task Manager, which you can call up with Ctrl + Shift + Esc key combination.

If you are satisfied with the app and you did install it intentionally, you do not have to remove Outbyte PC Repair from your computer. In the end, it can remove certain issues and possibly make it more secure, increase disk space, etc. Nonetheless, you should also check what precisely is deleted manually by clicking “Details” next to scan results, as you don't want to delete something that you actually need.

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To remove Outbyte PC Repair, follow these steps:

Remove Outbyte PC Repair from Windows systems

To remove Outbyte PC Repair from your Windows machine, follow these steps:

To remove Outbyte PC Repair from Windows 10/8  machines, please follow these steps:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find entries related to Outbyte PC Repair (or any other recently installed suspicious program).
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK.Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.

Delete Outbyte PC Repair from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Outbyte PC Repair and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example, Google.com).
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Outbyte PC Repair removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Get rid of Outbyte PC Repair from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the Outbyte PC Repair-related extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear.Clear Edge browsing data

Reset MS Edge if that above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running.Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick DeleteAdvanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -VerboseAdvanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now.Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset.Reset Chromium Edge

Eliminate Outbyte PC Repair from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select plugins that are related to Outbyte PC Repair and click Remove.Remove extensions from Firefox

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Options.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear.Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

In case Outbyte PC Repair did not get removed after following the instructions above, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information.Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox – this should complete Outbyte PC Repair removal.Reset Firefox 2

Erase Outbyte PC Repair from Google Chrome

Chrome reset is not mandatory, but it might be needed if you see an increased amount of advertising, even if you deleted all potentially unwanted programs from your system:

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to Outbyte PC Repair by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data.Clear cache and web data from Chrome

If the above-methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the Outbyte PC Repair-components:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings to complete Outbyte PC Repair removal.Reset Chrome 2

Remove Outbyte PC Repair from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension related to Outbyte PC Repair and select Uninstall.Remove extensions from Safari

Clear cookies and other website data from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Clear History…
  2. From the drop-down menu under Clear, pick all history.
  3. Confirm with Clear History.Clear cookies and website data from Safari

Reset Safari if the above-mentioned steps did not help you:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. From the menu bar, click Develop, and then select Empty Caches.Reset Safari

Access your website securely from any location

When you work on the domain, site, blog, or different project that requires constant management, content creation, or coding, you may need to connect to the server and content management service more often. The best solution for creating a tighter network could be a dedicated/fixed IP address.

If you make your IP address static and set to your device, you can connect to the CMS from any location and do not create any additional issues for the server or network manager that needs to monitor connections and activities. VPN software providers like Private Internet Access can help you with such settings and offer the option to control the online reputation and manage projects easily from any part of the world.

 

Recover files after data-affecting malware attacks

While much of the data can be accidentally deleted due to various reasons, malware is one of the main culprits that can cause loss of pictures, documents, videos, and other important files. More serious malware infections lead to significant data loss when your documents, system files, and images get encrypted. In particular, ransomware is is a type of malware that focuses on such functions, so your files become useless without an ability to access them.

Even though there is little to no possibility to recover after file-locking threats, some applications have features for data recovery in the system. In some cases, Data Recovery Pro can also help to recover at least some portion of your data after data-locking virus infection or general cyber infection. 

 

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