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Power PC Care 2018. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

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Power PC Care 2018 is a potentially unwanted program, advertised as an effective system optimizer 

Power PC Care 2018
Power PC Care 2018 is a potentially unwanted program that performs suspicious system scans and pushes its victims into purchasing its license.

Power PC Care 2018 is a program that claims to be capable of fixing detected computer issues and increasing its speed. However, to do so, you need to purchase the licensed version of the program. Besides, by removing several hundreds of bad registries you can hardly increase your PC's speed. Power PC Care 2018 has mostly been spreading around with the help of bundling or by tricking users into trying its trial version by clicking one simple button. Nevertheless, it is not hard to fall for this program and its official site where it is stated that this PUP can improve the performance of device, clean malware, fix software related issues or uninstall unwanted/corrupted files. Unfortunately, once let inside the system, this program performs numerous system scans and displays a list with exaggerated issues. After scaring its victims into believing that their machines are in a real trouble, the PUP suggests buying the full version. However, you should never do that to prevent the money loss.

Name Power PC Care 2018
Type  System tool
Category Potentially unwanted application
Distribution Software bundling; misleading ads, the official website
Symptoms Performs a questionable system scan and displays fake results about the system regarding issues
main aims To trick users into purchasing the full license
Elimination Use Reimage and get rid of Power PC Care 2018

The most concerning thing about Power PC Care 2018 virus is the scan results displayed by this app. Typically, it reports about numerous system issues, bad registries and similar problems that could encourage the victim to buy its license. The problem is that most likely, these issues are fake and the only malware on the device is this PUP. You should never follow the commands of this app or even purchase the full version because it does nothing valuable on the system. 

After tricking its victims into paying for the program, this fake optimizer clears the list of “detected issues.” However, later on, Power PC Care 2018 PUP starts causing intrusive ads and constant redirects to suspicious sites. Advertisements and sites that this program displays mostly promotes similar tools and programs. This is the main purpose of this PUP – to create revenue[1] for the advertisers. 

Instead of ignoring persistent scanners on your computer, you should remove Power PC Care 2018 as soon as you spot its alerts. Keep in mind that its full version is useless and the tool itself does nothing that could improve your Windows system. Clicking on ads and similar content can lead you to more intruders on your device. 

A quick Power PC Care 2018 removal is important because this program may access crucial system parts and make modifications there. Windows registry key[2] changes, filling the system with optional components and similar activities can lead you to even more issues on your computer. Furthermore, these tools often come in bundles with other unwanted programs.

To find all of these components that belong to Power PC Care, perform a full system scan using anti-malware tools like Reimage. This is a reputable security program that can eliminate possible threats and other intruders. Besides, it can fix issues left by the virus on your computer.

Software bundles used to hide PUAs during insecure installations

This rogue tool can be downloaded intentionally from the website or advertisement because it is promoted as a useful tool. However, this is a potentially unwanted application that comes to your system silently and without your permission. This happens during insecure freeware installations, in most cases. Researchers[3] advise people to pay more attention during these processes because of the bundling technique. 

Software providers and PUP developers pack their products together and distribute them using various online sources. So, when you download your software applications or updates from questionable sites, you may get additional programs or tools. You can avoid this by choosing Advanced or Custom options during installation and de-select additional pieces from the download list. 

Terminate Power PC Care 2018 from your computer 

To remove Power PC Care 2018 or any other cyber infection, you need to use anti-malware tools. These programs are designed to get rid of possible threats or even dangerous malware. This PUA can be planted on your device alongside other unwanted programs. When there are a few intruders on your computer your time on the device diminishes significantly.

Proper Power PC Care 2018 removal is done using reputable tools. This way you clean your whole system and can improve the performance of the device. Any possible threat can be detected and removed using anti-malware tools. Feel free to chose from our suggestions below. 

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 PC Care 2018, follow these steps:

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Erase Power PC Care 2018 from Windows systems

Follow these steps and uninstall rogue Power PC Care 2018 tool from your device:/GI] 

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  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 PC Care 2018 and related programs
    Here, look for Power PC Care 2018 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 Power PC Care 2018 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 PC Care 2018 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 PC Care 2018 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 PC Care 2018 from Microsoft Edge

Fix Microsoft Edge by using this guide:

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 PC Care 2018 should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Uninstall Power PC Care 2018 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 PC Care 2018 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 PC Care 2018 removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Remove Power PC Care 2018 from Google Chrome

If you have been interrupted by annoying ads during your search sessions, reset 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 Power PC Care 2018 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 PC Care 2018 removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Erase Power PC Care 2018 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 PC Care 2018 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 PC Care 2018 removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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