What is PCMATICPLUS?
PCMATICPLUS is labeled as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Nevertheless, it’s promoted as a system tool, which is supposed to detect and fix registry errors for free. Do not trust on this app since its main task is not to serve for you, but to promote suspicious remote technical support service and swindle your money. It has been developed by questionable third-parties who are not disclosed; thus, it might be assumed that the same parties stand behind both PCMATICPLUS virus and its clones, including A1PCCleaner, Fix My PC, Driver Assist and many others. Each of aforementioned apps spread bundled with other freewares (download managers, PDF creators, media players, etc.) as ‘optional downloads’. Thus, if you want to prevent misleading activities on your computer, you should stay away from PCMATICPLUS virus.
As soon as PCMATICPLUS virus infiltrates a computer, it installs a scheduled task on Windows startup and starts full system scan, which is supposed to detect and remove junk and fix registries. Right after that, you may receive the results that will inform you about various issues on your computer. However, if you click ‘Fix’ button, PC MATIC PLUS pop-up may show up and urge you to call for remote technical support service (‘Hot-Line’ – 1-888-466-1485) where professional technicians are supposed to fix your computer fully. Please, DO NOT fully trust the service because supposedly ‘toll-free’ number in reality may be a highly charged number. Even more, suspicious technicians can even make you subscribe questionable services or install suspicious programs. In addition to PCMATICPLUS scans, you may also continuously receive threatening alerts and pop-up messages urging the same – to call for technical service. Such activities may also be accompanied by system slowdowns, increased security vulnerabilities may also lead to another PUP infiltration and similar issues. Thus, as soon as you start suspecting PCMATICPLUS virus to be hiding in your machine, we highly recommend you to run a full system scan with Reimage (Windows OS), Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus (Mac OS X) or another reputable anti-spyware in order to remove it.
How can PCMATICPLUS hijack my computer?
The official website of PCMATICPLUS is not active or not present at all. It means that this tool is distributed indirectly. It might be distributed via fake software updates or spam. However, the most common method applied for PCMATICPLUS virus is known as ‘bundling’. It’s a stealthy method that is applied for distributing third-party apps that are not downloaded in a usually way. If you want to keep your computer safe, the strongest advice that we can give is – start verifying freewares before installing them. In order to check whether your selected freeware is composed of several programs or not. For that, you should opt for Advanced or Custom installation option and follow the entire process step-by-step. Unmark ticks saying that you agree to install PCMATICPLUS on your computer.
How to remove PCMATICPLUS virus?
Two methods can be applied for PCMATICPLUS removal: manual and automatic. For manual removal, follow these simple steps:
1. Click Start → Control Panel → Uninstall a Program.
2. When in the Add/Remove Programs/Uninstall a Program, look for recently installed/unfamiliar applications, such as PCMATICPLUS or similar unfamiliar entries.
3. Click ‘Uninstall’ and then OK to save the changes.
In order to remove PCMATICPLUS virus automatically, our recommended programs are: Reimage or Malwarebytes MalwarebytesCombo Cleaner. We highly recommend applying this method because PCMATICPLUS may be not the only PUP hiding in your computer.