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Remove Pro PC Cleaner (Removal Instructions) - Aug 2019 update

removal by Linas Kiguolis - - | Type: System tools

Pro PC Cleaner is the tool that claims to fix your computer while it only can damage it

Pro PC Cleaner tool
Pro PC Cleaner is a software that shows pre-determined scan results to trick people into installing the full version of a tool that is useless.

Pro PC Cleaner is the program that claims to detect issues with performance or even malware on your computer. However, to fix those issues, you need to pay for the full version of the program that also does nothing. The problem with this rogue system tool is the lack of proper indications that the cleaning services are improving the performance or speed of the machine. This is not a software related to Microsoft, the company doesn't support such tools because managing the registry can even cause more damage.

Your machine is probably even clean and has no particular problems besides Pro PC Cleaner virus. Although this is not a malicious program, people still call the PUP like that, judged on its intrusive behavior and unwanted content delivery. This program schedules a task, and the tool may be set to run at a particular time every day, so pop-ups and false claims about issues appear constantly. To end all that suspicious behavior, you need a proper system tool and full malware removal process. 

Name Pro PC Cleaner
Type System tool
Category Potentially unwanted program
Symptoms Shows suspicious alerts about malware, system damage, and other detections. These claims are used to trick people into installing shady tools and software
Distribution Software bundling, other programs, deceptive websites 
Elimination To remove Pro PC Cleaner completely, you need a thorough system scan with Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego

This is a dubious system optimizer[1] that has a long history of showing exaggerated reports to its users, seeking to trick people into buying the licensed version of the software. It can claim to find endless intruders and deliver lists of various errors and junk files even if your computer is running without any problems. However, the full version of Pro PC Cleaner tool that can remove those displayed issues costs more for the license.

You can also encounter additional toolbars, applications or extensions installed on the machine or Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, or any other browsers. All the scheduled tasks, changes startup preferences and registry entries ensure that pop-ups appear constantly and the screen is filled with suggestions that trick you into purchasing software or at least visiting some shady website.

Security experts recommend keeping your money to yourself and deleting Pro PC Cleaner software because even though you pay money for the software it does nothing valuable on your device. These fake tools can only clean the registry or delete junk files. However, none of those actions are good for the system because removing particular files may damage applications or interfere with some system features.[2]

The described PC Cleaner one of those programs that may show up on your PC's desktop out of nowhere and display alerts about malware or system errors. That's because it is actively promoted using other applications as a totally valuable tool that is capable of detecting bad registry entries and eliminating them. In addition, the vague Pro PC Cleaner claims to be fixing errors to speed up the system.

Pro PC Cleaner ads
Pro PC Cleaner is the PUP that shows unwanted commercial content and keeps the user from accessing wanted content.
There are other vague statements about “cleaning of junk” that somehow can polish your computer system and incredibly boost your computer's performance. You should not believe these claims and use reputable anti-malware software instead of this one. If you are not convinced, just read user reviews about this program online and decide whether you want to use it or remove Pro PC Cleaner.

No matter how good all those promises sound, you should know that this program may start showing you an enormous amount of lists that may be filled with exaggerated scan results. In addition, this program won't remove these “problems” until you don't agree to pay for its licensed version. Pro PC Cleaner is not a tool that should be trusted.

Please, do NOT do this if you don't want to waste your money on anything! No matter how good it looks, Pro PC Cleaner just stops showing its ads after getting a signal that the user was convinced to pay for its license and cleans the list of issues, not the system. If you really think that your PC is slower than it should be, you should just look for a free PC optimizer or get a tool like Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego that can remove PUPs and repair needed files.

Pro PC Cleaner alerts
Pro PC Cleaner is an untrustworthy software that often shows exaggerated scan results to trick users into buying the paid copy of the software (the full version).

Believe us, there are hundreds of such programs, and they are offered for free. Also, we highly recommend uninstalling this program from the system if it has shown up on it without your approval. For that, you can use Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego or SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner.

In addition, you should think about what free programs have you recently installed on your computer because one of them has tricked you into downloading this suspicious PC optimization tool. Pro PC Cleaner is related to many of similar applications, so your device might have a few intruders at once.

If you are interested in how such programs as ProPCCleaner are spread, you should know this: there are two different methods used for spreading adware-type programs, hijackers and potentially unwanted programs. The first one requires going to the program's official website and downloading it.

Another method is called bundling[3] because it helps for previously mentioned programs spread around without appropriate permission asked. For avoiding it, please be very careful when installing download managers, PDF creators, video streaming software. Pro PC Cleaner virus appears out of nowhere and you cannot notice the installation process.

Pro PC Cleaner

Rogue system tools enter the system with help from other PUPs

As some of the security experts have revealed, even the safest program may be filled with 'optional' components as system tools and cleaners, so you should be very careful when installing any freeware on your computer. The easiest way to see them is to select Custom or Advanced installation method that reveals what is hiding in a setup.

Also, warns[4] that PC cleaners have also been actively promoted via various pop-up ads. These ads may show up on your computer while browsing on the Internet either on legitimate or on illegitimate websites. Please, stay away from such notifications that offer to check your computer for free.

Rely on official websites, program developers, reliable download platforms, app stores. These are sources that can ensure that freeware installation is not including any PUPs or cyber threats. Remember this when you update the software and install new applications on the machine.

Pro PC Cleaner elimination requires your attention to details

No matter that Pro PC Cleaner virus is the wrong term to describe this system tool, users still call it like that because it keeps on running on the PC. Also, you must have already understood that we recommend avoiding it. If you are thinking about a program that could help you to get rid of bad registry entries and similar files, you should consider using anti-malware tools.

In addition, if you have already installed this PC Cleaner on your computer, you should either run any of such programs or follow the guide and remove Pro PC Cleaner program for good from all the parts of the device. However, relying on manual methods alone is not advisable since full system check can offer virus damage removal too.

So get a tool that is capable of running on the system and perform Pro PC Cleaner removal. Choose a trustworthy anti-malware program and get it from the official provider or the developer, application store. There are tons of different programs suitable for all the OSs, so mobile devices can also get cleaned.

You may remove virus damage with a help of Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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What to do if failed?
If you failed to remove virus damage using Reimage Intego, submit a question to our support team and provide as much details as possible.
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Alternative Software
Different software has a different purpose. If you didn’t succeed in fixing corrupted files with Reimage, try running SpyHunter 5.
Alternative Software
Different software has a different purpose. If you didn’t succeed in fixing corrupted files with Intego, try running Combo Cleaner.

To remove Pro PC Cleaner, follow these steps:

Delete Pro PC Cleaner from Windows systems

Remove Pro PC Cleaner from your PC

  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 Pro PC Cleaner and related programs
    Here, look for Pro PC Cleaner 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'

Remove Pro PC Cleaner 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 Pro PC Cleaner 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'

Get rid of Pro PC Cleaner 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 Pro PC Cleaner 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 Pro PC Cleaner removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Uninstall Pro PC Cleaner 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, Pro PC Cleaner should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Eliminate Pro PC Cleaner 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 Pro PC Cleaner 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 Pro PC Cleaner removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Erase Pro PC Cleaner from Google Chrome

Check if the Pro PC Cleaner adware have installed any suspicious materials on the browser

  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 Pro PC Cleaner 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 Pro PC Cleaner removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Delete Pro PC Cleaner 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 Pro PC Cleaner 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 Pro PC Cleaner removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

Access your website securely from any location

When you work on the domain, site, blog, or different project that requires constant management, content creation, or coding, you may need to connect to the server and content management service more often. It is a hassle when your website is protected from suspicious connections and unauthorized IP addresses.

The best solution for creating a tighter network could be a dedicated/fixed IP address. If you make your IP address static and set to your device, you can connect to the CMS from any location and do not create any additional issues for server or network manager that need to monitor connections and activities. This is how you bypass some of the authentications factors and can remotely use your banking accounts without triggering suspicious with each login. 

VPN software providers like Private Internet Access can help you with such settings and offer the option to control the online reputation and manage projects easily from any part of the world. It is better to clock the access to your website from different IP addresses. So you can keep the project safe and secure when you have the dedicated IP address VPN and protected access to the content management system.

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer various losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Software issues created by malware or direct data loss due to encryption can lead to problems with your device or permanent damage. When you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work.

It is crucial to create updates to your backups after any changes on the device, so you can get back to the point you were working on when malware changes anything or issues with the device causes data or performance corruption. Rely on such behavior and make file backup your daily or weekly habit.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware occurs out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the system restoring purpose.

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