What is PC ScanAndSweep?
PC ScanAndSweep from Ascentive is a questionable application, which is presented as a powerful tool for finding and removing junk files from your machine. It’s developers also claim that this app can even clean small files (‘cookies’) that can accumulate personal and non-personal information about you. At the moment of writing, it’s adapted to Windows only, however, we believe that an equivalent program will soon be developed for computers running Mac OS X as well. If you want to improve your PC’s performance, we highly do not recommend installing PC ScanAndSweep virus on your computer. That’s because it may work contrary – it may initiate a serious havoc on your computer in order to trick you into purchase the license key. Therefore, once installed it may initiate system scans whether you want them or not. After that, you may receive strongly exaggerated scan results, which may be filled with the names of invented registries or even malicious programs. Besides, it may continuously show fake alerts claiming that your computer is under attack, that certain files pose the risk of leakage and so on. No matter how trustworthy PC ScanAndSweep alerts, scans, and scan results might seem, you should never believe in them because it’s just a trick used to make you spend the money for a useless application. Whenever you try to remove junk files or other registries that PC ScanAndSweep virus informs you about, you may be redirected to the official website of this app and urged to buy the license for fixing your machine. NEVER play money for such suspicious app because you may lose your money for a useless program. Even more, you may realize credit card details and other sensitive information to online scammers without even realizing that. Therefore, if you suspect that PC ScanAndSweep virus is hiding in your machine, we highly recommend you to check your machine with Reimage (Windows OS). In case an equivalent program has hijacked your computer, which is based on Mac OS X, we recommend using Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus.
How can PC ScanAndSweep hijack my computer?
PC ScanAndSweep is promoted on various download websites, such as download.com, soft32.com, softonic.com., cnet.com and so on. However, fake scans and alerts initiated by this optimization tool may also start occurring on your computer without downloading it there. That’s because it may also be promoted via other freewares and sharewares. Consequently, unless you carefully check the installation of free programs, you may easily end up with a potentially unwanted program, such as PC ScanAndSweep virus on your computer. If you want to keep your computer safe, you should opt for Advanced/Custom installation option whenever you decide to install a freeware. Besides NEVER rush running the process because you may easily skip check boxes that carry ‘optional downloads’ and unconsciously agree to install each of them. If PC ScanAndSweep optimizer infiltrates the machine, it starts running pcscanandsweep.exe process in Task Manager, installs itself on Windows startup and starts running every time you launch the system. Keep in mind that PC ScanAndSweep is a rogue that should not be trusted. Therefore, follow the guide, which is below and get rid of it right away.
How to remove PC ScanAndSweep virus?
PC ScanAndSweep should not be confused with a rogue anti-spyware or another malicious computer threat. However, it may disrupt your web browsing and may trick you into paying money for a useless application. Besides, keeping such PUPs on computer may lead to the infiltration of other unwanted programs because they may serve as a backdoor for others. If you want to remove PC ScanAndSweep, please scan your computer with Reimage or Malwarebytes. They will help you to get rid of every malicious file that may be hiding in your PC system. Of course, you can also get rid of this program using a guide below:
- Click ‘Start’ and select ‘Control Panel.
- Click ‘Uninstall a Program’ under ‘Programs’.
- Choose ‘PC ScanAndSweep’ and select the ‘Uninstall/Change’ option.
- Click ‘Yes’ and ‘OK’ to save the changes.