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PC MightyMax. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

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

PC MightyMax virus
PC MightyMax - a PUP which bombards the PC with fake alerts reporting about various computer infections that are false.

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 Reimage 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 Reimage 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.

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.

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 PC MightyMax, follow these steps:

WindowsMac OS X

Uninstall PC MightyMax from Windows systems

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

  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 PC MightyMax and related programs
    Here, look for PC MightyMax 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'
WindowsMac OS X

Erase PC MightyMax from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for PC MightyMax or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

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