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Pcerrorfixing2.info virus. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Alice Woods - -   Also known as Pcerrorfixing2.info pop-up ads, Pcerrorfixing2.info adware | Type: Adware

What is Pcerrorfixing2.info?

Pcerrorfixing2.info is a pop-up virus that may try to convince you that there are certain registry and security problems detected on your computer. Of course, you should doubt about that and better employ a reputable anti-spyware to check if your computer is really affected by some suspicious program. We are pretty sure that you will be informed that the only suspicious program on your computer is Pcerrorfixing2.info. Do not get confused. We do not want to convince you that this program is malicious virus or another harmful program. It does not even remind a virus and has recently been categorized as an adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). In fact, Pcerrorfixing2.info pop-up ads are caused by an adware that needs to be removed in order to return previous condition of your web browser. That's because once inside it hijacks all most popular web browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer, corrupts various parameters, use their resources for suspicious activities and in this slow web browsers' performance significantly, and finally, install codes of misleading Pcerrorfixing2.info ads and enable them. As we have already mentioned, these popups inform about various issues on your computer, for example, you may be informed about phishing attack, virus attempt to install on your computer, or already existing viruses. You may be offered to call for technical support and trust the help of 'reliable' security experts who will fix your computer remotely. Don't get tricked and do not believe that this service is too-free because we have already received reports of angry people who found out that a considerable amount of money has been included into their telephone bill. In addition to that, Pcerrorfixing2.info pop-ups can promote suspicious programs with the help of fake update alerts or can try to redirect you to suspicious third party websites. To avoid all these issues, employ Reimage and scan your PC as soon as possible.

How can Pcerrorfixing2.info hijack my computer?

Pcerrorfixing2.info-related adware would be unable to spread without a help of freewares and sharewares. That's the main reason why it has been categorized as a potentially unwanted program. If you are not familiar with such distribution method, you should known that a method that allows filling freewares with additional components, such as browser add-ons, plug-ins, toolbars, and extensions, is called 'bundling'. It's legitimate but should not be trusted due to the fact that is usually spreads around unreliable apps. Thus, you have to be very careful in order not to be tricked into installing bundled software. For that, we highly recommend you to check what freeware you are about to install. If after reading EULA and users' reports you find anything suspicious, you should not install it at all. Or if you still decide to install it, you should select Advanced or Custom installation option, monitor the entire installation process carefully and look for check boxes that promote 'optional downloads'. Otherwise, you may accept to install a suspicious program, such as Pcerrorfixing2.info virus and later experience various issues.

How to remove Pcerrorfixing2.info virus?

Since it's not clear which specific program causes Pcerrorfixing2.info popups, we recommend to eliminate it with a reputable anti-spyware. Otherwise, you may remove unrelated program and still suffer from misleading ads. However, of course that you can try removing it manually.

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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Pcerrorfixing2.info virus snapshot
Pcerrorfixing2.info virus snapshot

To remove Pcerrorfixing2.info virus, follow these steps:

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Erase Pcerrorfixing2.info from Windows systems

  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 Pcerrorfixing2.info and related programs
    Here, look for Pcerrorfixing2.info 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'
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Get rid of Pcerrorfixing2.info 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 Pcerrorfixing2.info 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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Uninstall Pcerrorfixing2.info from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Pcerrorfixing2.info and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Pcerrorfixing2.info removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
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Eliminate Pcerrorfixing2.info virus from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, Pcerrorfixing2.info should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Remove Pcerrorfixing2.info from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select Pcerrorfixing2.info and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Pcerrorfixing2.info removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Delete Pcerrorfixing2.info from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select Pcerrorfixing2.info and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Pcerrorfixing2.info removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Erase Pcerrorfixing2.info from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Pcerrorfixing2.info or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Pcerrorfixing2.info removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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