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Power System Care. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

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Power System Care – a fake system optimizer which tries to convince users to purchase the license key for the program

Power System Care fake optimizer
Power System Care is a fake computer cleaning application which bombards the computer screen with false warnings that alert about numerous computer infections.

Power System Care is another system tool which appears to be fake and shows false computer scan results when installed. This potentially unwanted program comes through other original applications with a purpose to gain income from naive users. First of all, Power System Care virus imitates a computer scan and starts bombarding the computer screen with numerous warnings about computer infections and other vulnerabilities. However, such information is all false as the developers of this program seek to trick users by performing this type of activity. Moreover, the licensed version of the fixing program is given as the only one which can fix the issues which is also a false thing.

Name Power System Care
Category System tool
Sub-category PUP
Purpose To convince gullible people to purchase the license key for the full program
Similar to Mac Clean Pro, Super Clean Pro 2018, Perfect PC Cleanup, etc.
Distribution Bundled freeware or shareware, rogue websites
Prevention Use only original installers and track incoming downloads in the Custom/Advanced section, stay away from questionable web pages
Removal Install Reimage to take care of all issues that were caused by the PUP

You can detect Power System Care from these signs:

  • You are receiving pop-ups[1] related to Power System Care system tool;
  • Your computer screen is showing warnings about numerous fake infections;
  • You are offered to purchase the licensed version of the fake fixing program.

If you ever get Power System Care system optimizer installed in your computer, note that you will receive many warnings about dubious computer vulnerabilities and infections. However, we can ensure you that there are no problems in your computer system that are related to the dubious program. You can check that by installing a reliable antivirus program and performing a full system scan with it.

Power System Care has an operating principle that is very similar to others of its kind:

There is no need of paying for the licensed version as it will not bring any results. The system tool will just imitate the fixing process even though there is nothing to be fixed. We recommend performing the Power System Care removal by using strong and reliable anti-malware tools. Another suggestion would be to use a program such as Reimage to repair the damage that was done by the fake system optimizer.

You need to remove Power System Care virus as if you don't, this fake system tool will keep on displaying numerous warnings frequently and you will be facing annoying pop-ups. We suggest using the automatical elimination method as it is more trustworthy and effective. However, if you prefer the manual one, you can find some guidelines below this article.

Avoid secret PUP infiltration

According to IT experts from NoVirus.uk[2], potentially unwanted programs, including fake system optimization tools, distribute very commonly through other regular software. This deceptive marketing method is known as “bundling”. The PUP and all its components get installed into the computer system secretly with other programs that the user downloads from the Internet.

If you are wondering, how to protect yourself from such activity, you should know that it is necessary to pick the Custom/Advanced installation option over the Quick/Recommended one. When you do that, you will be able to track all incoming downloads and opt-out the questionable-looking ones.

Moreover, every single user should run an antivirus program on their machines. Do not hesitate to invest in a truly reliable one and once you download the tool, make sure you keep it regularly updated. This is necessary if you want the anti-malware tool to protect the computer system properly.

Get rid of Power System Care fake system tool

To remove Power System Care, you will need to download and install trustworthy software. Such tools will help you to deal with the cyber threat in a few minutes and ensure you that the entire process will be done safely and effectively. We recommend this method over the manual one as the user himself/herself might not be capable of detecting all unwanted components that were hidden in the system by the potentially unwanted program.

After you take care of the Power System Care removal, make sure you check all browsers that were infected by the PUP. Ensure that you get rid of all browser-extensions, plug-ins, add-ons, and other suspicious-looking content that you didn't add. Moreover, take precautionary measures to avoid secret PUP[3] infiltration in the future every time you browse the web.

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 Power System Care, follow these steps:

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Get rid of Power System Care from Windows systems

If this fake computer cleaning tool has infected your Windows operating system, carefully eliminate it by following 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 Power System Care and related programs
    Here, look for Power System Care 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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Uninstall Power System Care 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 Power System Care 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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Delete Power System Care 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 Power System Care 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 Power System Care 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 Power System Care from Microsoft Edge

If Microsoft Edge got affected by the fake system tool, make sure you get rid of all PUP-added components permanently:

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, Power System Care should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Erase Power System Care 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 Power System Care 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 Power System Care removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Remove Power System Care from Google Chrome

Clean your Google Chrome browser from all unwanted content by taking a look at these guidelines:

  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 Power System Care 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 Power System Care removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Get rid of Power System Care 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 Power System Care 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 Power System Care removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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