Question: Is PC-BOLT virus?
Technically, PC-BOLT is NOT a virus. It is just a potentially unwanted program (acronym – PUP), which can be installed along other programs for free. However, a lot of computer users still do not know how to avoid installing unexpected bonus applications, so after they notice them on their computer, they start thinking that these programs are threats that hijacked the computer without permission. That is not true because PC-BOLT PUP can be installed only with computer user’s authorization.
So how does this program work? In fact, it is categorized as system tool, which supposedly scans the computer system and detects system errors and suspicious or dangerous files and programs. PC-BOLT usually delivers multiple annoying pop-up ads, claiming that computer is full of problems that user needs to fix immediately. PC-BOLT ads show a total number of files that were ostensibly scanned and deliver a scan result, which claims that “recommended junk limit” was exceeded. This statement sounds a bit oddly since there is no “recommended junk limit” fix rate for computers. Ads by PC-BOLT also provide a toll-free number – 1-866-289-9001, which supposedly connects the user with the support team that will provide a full computer diagnosis.
No matter what, we do not recommend you to rely on this questionable computer optimizer software or call the number it provides. There is no reason to call live support to fix your computer because a good computer security software should fix all computer errors automatically. Of course, almost all computer security programs provide users with customer support service; however, you should never rely on programs that urge you to call support number immediately after computer scan. In the majority of cases, such programs appear to be worthless or even dangerous. If you want to obtain a reputable, well-known and powerful malware removal tool, we recommend you to install SpyHunter and also use a good computer optimizer like Reimage to fix system errors.
How did PC-BOLT hijack your computer system?
To remove PC-BOLT PC Optimizer, you can use Reimage, but if you want to get rid of this PUP manually, please use PC-BOLT removal guide, which is given on page 2.
How to remove PC-BOLT?
As we have stated before, calling this program as PC-BOLT virus would be wrong since it is not malicious itself. However, the ads it displays are quite bothersome. Besides, we doubt whether its system scan is reliable at any point. It was also noticed that PC-BOLT optimizer slows down the computer system and makes it perform poorly. Therefore, we recommend you to uninstall PC-BOLT using the PC-BOLT removal guide provided below and consider installing a more reliable computer optimizer. Also, if you want to protect your computer from potentially unwanted programs and viruses, you should consider installing a proper security software on it.
Removal instructions for PC:
- Click “Start” and select “Control Panel”.
- Click “Uninstall a Program” under “Programs”.
- Click “PC-BOLT” and select the “Uninstall/Change” option.
- Click “Yes” and “OK” to save the changes.
Removal instructions for Mac:
- Go to “Applications” folder.
- Look for PC-BOLT or any other suspicious programs on it. Click on such entries and choose “Move to Trash”.