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Remove PC MightyMax (Removal Guide) - Jan 2021 update

removal by Lucia Danes - - | Type: Malware

PC MightyMax – fake cleaning tool which manages to bombard the computer user with false alerts about detected malware

PC MightyMax virus

PC MightyMax is considered to be a fake optimization tool which displays only fake warnings during its activity on victim's system. Such program can infiltrate the system stealthily or you can download it from its official website. Once inside the computer, it starts producing numerous warnings about various system threats and infections. However, all of them are false because PC MightyMax has no virus database and cannot detect any threat or PC-related issue. All these errors it displays are showed just to gain income from PC users. Developers collect revenue from people who fall into believing that they need to buy the full version of this harmful.[1]

Name PC MightyMax
Type Fake optimization tool
Symptoms Displays fake alerts about various false computer infections, pop-ups 
Danger level Medium
Distribution Bundled freeware, dubious websites, fake ads, its official page
PREVENTION Install an antivirus for higher protection
ELIMINAtion process Try ReimageIntego for such case

The main functionality of PC MightyMax is quite annoying because it starts system scans to “detect” various threats each time the PC is rebooted. Additionally, it starts showing you numerous alerts announcing about numerous computer infections. If you leave the sound on, it might even produce beeping sounds while active.

Although such fake fixing program claims to be “trusted by over 8,000,000 users worldwide”, all this is due to trick users into downloading such hazardous software on their computers. If you ever encounter this app and its notofications[2], be careful and do not fall for it as numerous gullible users have already done. Even more, do NOT buy its license as it is a straight way to the money loss and identity theft.

If you want to stop the annoying activity, you need to remove PC MightyMax virus from your computer the same minute you spot it. For such purpose, you can uninstall the app manually or rely on anti-malware tools. We advise using ReimageIntego or any other reliable anti-spyware to doublecheck the system and make sure that errors reported on your computer are fake. The antivirus program will also help you with PUP's removal.

There are lots of similar PC optimization tools that are fake. You should ignore their fake warning messages and get rid of them without wasting the time. Otherwise, they may start tracking your browsing routine and fill your favorite websites with fake warning messages.

PC MightyMax removal is the only way to stop the false warnings caused by this PUP. They bring no real value to the user and just interrupt your activity by interrupting you while you are using your computer.

PC MightyMax PUPPC MightyMax virus is a fake cleaning tool has a purpose to collect revenue from gullible users by convincing them to buy the full version.

Bundling and false advertising are the main distribution strategies of this PUP

According to cybersecurity professionals[3], PUPs such as fake cleaning tools enter the system through other legitimate programs. They come bundled within them without any clear notice due to the users' careless behavior. When downloading regular software, people might rush or skip thru installation steps.

To avoid various infections, go to the Custom or Advanced section while installing freeware and shareware on your computer. Then, opt out of all unnecessary components that are typically presented as optional.

Fake PC optimization tools can also be downloaded from their original sites. Here, they are presented as legitimate and trustworthy tools. However, you should always read several reviews about the app before installing it on the system.

Some other ways used for the distribution of PUPs are various ads that interrupt people while they are browsing the Internet. Once you click on such content, it redirects you to a fake page used to promote useless apps and goods. Better stay away from questionable sites and leave them if any of them occurs in your way.

Delete PC MightyMax virus and its fake alerts

To remove PC MightyMax virus you need to download and install anti-malware. Such professional help is required if you want to get rid of the cyber threat permanently. You should take care of the process as soon as you spot the fake optimization tool on your system. 

Furthermore, to avoid damaging consequences that are typically caused if PC MightyMax removal is not initiated, you need to make sure that no PUP-related components are left on your system. For this reason, open Task manager and run thru your apps. Guiding steps will help you doublecheck your system.

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To remove PC MightyMax, follow these steps:


Uninstall PC MightyMax from Windows systems

To delete PC MightyMax from your Windows OS, follow these steps:

To remove PC MightyMax 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 PC MightyMax (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.

Erase PC MightyMax from Mac OS X system

Remove PC MightyMax from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for PC MightyMax-related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove PC MightyMax, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to PC MightyMax and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the PC MightyMax-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of PC MightyMax registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: ReimageIntego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes.

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Even if you employ a secure browser, you will not be able to access websites that are restricted due to local government laws or other reasons. In other words, you may not be able to stream Disney+ or US-based Netflix in some countries. To bypass these restrictions, you can employ a powerful Private Internet Access VPN, which provides dedicated servers for torrenting and streaming, not slowing you down in the process.

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Ransomware is one of the biggest threats to personal data. Once it is executed on a machine, it launches a sophisticated encryption algorithm that locks all your files, although it does not destroy them. The most common misconception is that anti-malware software can return files to their previous states. This is not true, however, and data remains locked after the malicious payload is deleted.

While regular data backups are the only secure method to recover your files after a ransomware attack, tools such as Data Recovery Pro can also be effective and restore at least some of your lost data.

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  1. Guest says:
    October 5th, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    Why is this crap the first thing that comes up under sponsored links when I google avast?

  2. don wantit says:
    July 28th, 2012 at 11:54 am

    get this damn shit off here

  3. Guest says:
    November 14th, 2008 at 11:11 am

    I Can't get it off my Computer

  4. carmien says:
    August 19th, 2012 at 11:12 am

    i want this removed from my computer ( pc mightymax 2011)

  5. Guest says:
    December 23rd, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    I am going to contact the Federal Trade Commission about this rogue program! It invaded my pc and I cannot get rid of it! It hides and is not in the add/remove section of my pc. I am VERY angry about this and I intend to make as much trouble for these thieves as I can.!!

  6. perdon says:
    January 26th, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    did you have anyluck here?

  7. Guest says:
    January 9th, 2009 at 2:01 am

    It is also a sponsored link on the WSJ. Given the amount of bad press surely it would be an easy process for the WSJ advetising Dept to knock it back

  8. Guest says:
    February 16th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    how do i remoove mighty max from my computer, as it is very annoying,so please let me know

  9. linda b says:
    February 3rd, 2012 at 9:56 am

    help[ it did nothing to

  10. Ms. T says:
    November 12th, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    I would to thank you for your instructions on mighty max and it worked on my windows vista it was so troublesome. I am so glad i went on line and read your note. Thank You.

  11. Guest says:
    February 16th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    get mighty off my computer,i am so sick of it popping up on my screen,so pleaseeeeeeeeeehelp me to remoove it

  12. wayne says:
    April 4th, 2012 at 10:04 am


  13. Guest says:
    April 2nd, 2009 at 9:04 am

    I totally fell for this mighty max farce. Is there a way to get my money back?

  14. Guest says:
    April 12th, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    Removing it is easy… go to START, then click on RUN… type in taskmgr in the box. then click go and highlight pcmightymax and hit GO !!!! and it is gone…

  15. christina fugarino says:
    June 11th, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    I have just tried what you have sugested here, it is a little different with win-7. Taskmgr>PCMightyMax>remove it was that simple. Thank you for the info. This did delete that pain in the ass program, and I am delighted. While I had taskmgr up I also looked through all the diferent places that this program could hide i.e., service, etc. thank you again for excellant advice.

  16. Jacque says:
    June 13th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    I was going to say that if you system restore to an earlier time, it will clear it up.

  17. joe says:
    June 24th, 2012 at 4:28 am

    how do you remove it in task mgr — someone please help this fu****ing program is killing me!!!!

  18. michael says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    For me it was under the name Tray.ixe or something like that

  19. Guest says:
    May 20th, 2009 at 10:05 am

    Re: by . 2009-04-12 14:04:27

    Thank you ever so much for telling us how to remove this annoying thing 🙂 I appreciate your help very much…

  20. Guest says:
    May 22nd, 2009 at 11:05 am

    I downloaded PCmighty max and it has not done a thing for my computer. In fact it has slowed it down to a crawl. I am 70 yrs. old and cannot remove it from my computer.

  21. Guest says:
    July 14th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    I dealt with this problem on two of my family members' Windows Vista machines this week and I wanted to add another process to kill to the list above.


    Pcmightymax appeared under this name in the task manager in both instances.

    The rest of the information worked well. Thanks!

  22. Nancy says:
    May 15th, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Thank you so much for this advise. I have been trying to find a way to get this off my computer for about a year. It is a real pain. This worked well and I also had to use the name of Trayicon.exe to uninstall this program.

  23. Guest says:
    July 15th, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    I need to remove pc mighty max 2009

  24. wayne says:
    April 4th, 2012 at 10:02 am


  25. Guest says:
    July 21st, 2009 at 6:07 am

    have i unstall pc mighty max 2009

  26. Guest says:
    July 23rd, 2009 at 11:07 am

    I am trying to get your pop-up removed from my computor. I have tryed everything. Sent email and called on the phone. Nothing works. I think mighty max is nothing but a scam. My next step is to make a formal complaint through legal channels.Tomorrow I call a friend in Washington.

  27. Guest says:
    August 1st, 2009 at 7:08 am

    Re: by . 2008-12-23 17:12:31

    Good luck. Like they give a rat's. lol

  28. Guest says:
    August 4th, 2009 at 6:08 am

    I think it stinks! It some how got on my pc,and i can not get it off!! I,m very upset over this,anyone even thinking about using this program DON,T

  29. Guest says:
    August 4th, 2009 at 8:08 am

    I did not put this on my pc,and i do not want it,but i can not remove it.I have already spoken to my lawyer!

  30. Guest says:
    August 9th, 2009 at 7:08 am

    i can't not get these stupid icons off my tool bar and would like them gone!!!!!! how can I remove them I have tryed everything. the program doesn't show up in the uninstall

  31. Guest says:
    August 23rd, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    what a nite mare trying to get rid of these icon of pc mighty ^^^^ !! ive tryed everything to remove it & now it says to pay for a UNINSTAL progrpm WTF!

  32. Guest says:
    September 2nd, 2009 at 4:09 am

    The easiest way to get rid of this pest is to block it in the start-up, either in the task manager or using ccleaner, (tools/ start-up )which is a free download,(pest free as well). This will not remove it but it will be effectively dead.

  33. johann says:
    July 8th, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Ccleaner does not remove pc mightymax nor any of the popups.

  34. Guest says:
    September 16th, 2009 at 10:09 am

    Why does microsoft remain silent on PC Mighty Max malware?

  35. Guest says:
    September 28th, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    What's to say anything you're pushing isn't more of the same?

  36. Guest says:
    March 11th, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    I hit download and got Spyware doctor, but it won't let me get rid of anything without buying the thing. I just want the annoying pop up gone. That's it. It makes me sad on the inside.

  37. Guest says:
    March 18th, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    i to want the pop GONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  38. Guest says:
    April 26th, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    I wish you would give specific instructions about deleting the PC MightyMax popup ads. You don't. But your site scans clear. Please be more clear about how to uninstall popups.

  39. Guest says:
    May 11th, 2010 at 9:05 am

    I don't seem to be able to get rid of this file easly This is more of a parasite that we don't need.

  40. says:
    September 3rd, 2010 at 10:09 am


  41. Guest says:
    September 7th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    how do i get rid of might max 2009 from my computor

  42. Guest says:
    October 31st, 2010 at 5:10 am

    What a scam!!! How come companys like this aren't taken off the internet???
    There should be a law that governs these scammers!!!

  43. Guest says:
    November 11th, 2010 at 8:11 am

    I do not want to use the mighty max program

  44. Guest says:
    November 13th, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    pc mighty max 2010 shuts the program game i am playing

  45. Guest says:
    February 17th, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    AVG has no clue regarding PC MightyMax…it doesn't know it's there.

  46. How To Remove says:
    July 5th, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Control Panel > Programs > (thing you want to remove). Choose “Uninstall”.

    Its that simple.

  47. Steve says:
    April 24th, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    No, it is not that simple. The programme is removed but the pop-up persists ad-nauseum…. This is what is annoying people on here. It is an out & out scam and someone somewhere should be doing more to eradicate these fraudsters.

  48. Bikash says:
    August 17th, 2011 at 10:08 am

    Its devil just make troble

  49. troy says:
    January 26th, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    what to do to remove this pc mighty max off my pc

  50. wayne says:
    April 4th, 2012 at 10:01 am


  51. jackie says:
    May 6th, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Truly annoying, it acts like it owns you and your computer. Should be illegal for a company ti do this to anyone. I will NEVER buy from this crazy company.

  52. Derek says:
    May 25th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    To think i got the ad from microsoft

  53. Giacomo C. says:
    May 26th, 2012 at 9:10 am

    I found out after my first use, that many of my picture folders were deleted, luckily I had saved them on a different disk. Removed the program immediately. Now I am trying to reporting the product as a fake and lousy program…DO NOT BUY!!!

  54. D.M. says:
    May 28th, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    The sad part of who ever created this pile of shit ran down your mamas leg and you are the after math of evolution.

  55. mz says:
    June 14th, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    go to taskmanager, click on applications, select the application, right click on it and select go to process, right click and select open file location, go back to apllication and end the process. after ending the process go to the file location and delete the folder completely

  56. joe says:
    June 24th, 2012 at 4:59 am

    this worked except it had an uninstall in mine so i did it and it worked, and then i deleted everything— thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!

  57. tj says:
    July 5th, 2012 at 2:09 am

    THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! I am not a computer savy person, but I thought I knew enough to remove programs, til PC Mighty Max (which should be called “Mighty Pain In Your A$$”. Spybot did not get rid of the pop-ups, but after I followed your recomendations, I then had to delete it from my trash bin. Now the icon is gone and no more pop-ups.

  58. rico says:
    June 27th, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    try going to task manager look for TrayIcon that is an app for mighty max. You can look at “properties” to make sure it is MM. I hit end program.

  59. Sue says:
    July 4th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    It worked! Thanks Rico, the pop-ups having been driving me crazy for weeks….theyre finally gone!!!

  60. dumbbridget says:
    July 12th, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    I am not experienced with computers, Im 50, and have been a waitress since High School. I went to start, typed in Taskmgr, then opened Taskmgr up top , looked for TrayIcon, then right-clicked on it , hit “end process”. gonzo pronto….proud of myself …hahaaaaa youcrapbag mighty max

  61. LouLou says:
    July 13th, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Im hoping Ive deleted this shitty pop-up once & for all !

  62. Bob says:
    July 15th, 2012 at 7:20 am

    I downloaded PcMightyMax yesterday and Im tierd off the pop-ups…I have uninstalled the program and deleted TrayIcon from taskmgr. But I cant find The “PCMightyMaxSetup.EXE,” in the process… I have a Windows 7 Pc. please help me delete the program!!

  63. Suzy Cue says:
    July 20th, 2012 at 1:35 am

    Best thing I ever did, was to download Norton 360 6.0 and do tune up on will come up with this aka name Tray Icon or PC Mighty Max delete

  64. Jackie says:
    July 30th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    How to remove PC Mightymax 2011 from my computed, I am running vista

  65. wildebill says:
    August 7th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    We have windows XP – we were deceived by “Mighty Max” and they planted their spyware on our computer. We managed to remove it by creating a new folder (in the documents & settings XXXs documents-local documents- appications) where the deception was planted. We then moved the max program into the new folder and were then able to delete the new folder with the max spyware. The &*#%%@s at Shitty Max havent yet anticipated this – however, you can bet they might be watching these boards and are taking notes to add new measures to avoid being defeated by the people they deceive.

    Does anyone have the names and address of any of the people involved with this company? Id like to stop by and have a nice friendly chat. If anyone has any name and address information, please post.

  66. Mike says:
    August 20th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    I would also like to know the name and address of the POS company that created mighty max. I got this virus from a website that was recommended by Microsoft.

  67. Lisa says:
    August 29th, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    The above suggestion worked for me as well…a complete uninstall wizard specifically for PCMightyMax came up and I followed the prompts. As far as I can tell, all traces of it have been cleared from my computer (windows 7) and no more pop ups. Yay!! : ) Thank you so much. A beautiful and blessed day to all. ~Lisa : )

  68. Ria says:
    September 10th, 2012 at 7:19 am

    Finally got that PC MightyMax off my computer…. Thank you all ! Couldnt have done it without you : )

  69. Dann says:
    September 18th, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Please post the names of the POS creaters

  70. LLOYD PERRY says:
    September 24th, 2012 at 7:38 pm


  71. J Keen says:
    November 9th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    I have windows vista. I also have PC Mightymax

    How in hell do get rid of of this damn thing

  72. arthur E Niesley says:
    January 17th, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    I have “PC Mighty Max 11” and cant get rid of it !!! Ive had it for months, and months. Please help me to get rid of it !!!!!! It is really disgusting !!!!
    Thank You Mrs Arthur Niesley

  73. Chris says:
    October 7th, 2012 at 4:22 am

    I just want to get rid of PC MightyMax 2011

  74. HATE PC MIGHTY MAX says:
    October 13th, 2012 at 10:12 pm


  75. nano says:
    October 16th, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    i fixed it on win7 by opening using control+alt+delete then open up the task manager and under the tab processes find TrayIcon right click on it and open file location then go to uninstall application (computer icon) it worked for me hopefully it helps others also

  76. Don says:
    November 12th, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Sucker, me too.

  77. Mrs.H says:
    August 18th, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Glad I found this site. PC Mighty max kept popping up. Finally got it off my pc. I did what Guest suggested:
    Removing it is easy… go to START, then click on RUN… type in taskmgr in the box. then click go and highlight pcmightymax and hit GO !!!! and it is gone…
    christina fugarino replied:
    I have just tried what you have sugested here, it is a little different with win-7. Taskmgr>PCMightyMax>remove it was that simple.Well today august 18, 2013 I did:..> run,>taskmgr (clicked> tray icon) (which is now gone).

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