Program Management Console virus (Virus Removal Instructions)

Program Management Console virus Removal Guide

What is Program Management Console virus?

What are the drawbacks of Program Management Console?

Program Management Console virus is not an actually a real cyber infection that might steal your files or corrupt your computer irreversibly. In fact, in this particular situation, the term “virus” is only used by the regular users, while malware professionals take a more neutral position and deem it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Originally, Program Management Console has been developed by a company called CompuClever Systems Inc., which is responsible for the release of other questionable tools, such as PC Clean Maestro which we have already discussed in one of our previous articles. Interestingly enough, according to some reputable sources, the users’ feedback on Program Management Console is quite positive and only 2% of the respondents would recommend others to remove it. There might be a couple of reasons why there are so many different opinions about this program. First and the most likely one is that there is a version of Program Management Console malware circling around the Internet, tricking users into thinking that they are downloading and using the legitimate software. Or, there are some characteristics of the original program that do not appeal to some users, while others simply let them pass. Either way, if you are unhappy with any software — legitimate or rogue — that is currently on your computer, you should uninstall it without hesitation and obtain a tool that serves your needs properly. If the program is legitimate, you shouldn’t need any special techniques to remove Program Management Console from your computer. Nevertheless, if you can’t seem to get rid of this program and it keeps coming back, you should scan your computer with a professional antivirus tool, say FortectIntego, and allow it to locate and exterminate the potential malware automatically.

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So what are the biggest concerns the users and experts have about Program Management Console? We should probably address the Program Management Console ads first. Apart from constantly sending delusive system scan results, this program also deploys hundreds of sponsored ads, banners, and links on your web browser. These ads may push you into installing other CompuClever Systems Inc. products or promote completely unrelated content, often led by false advertising. Secondly, this program may have an impact on the productivity of your computer as well. Due to the exposure to high CPU utilization by Program Management Console executable pmc.exe, the system may begin to run unusually slowly, while other applications, including the antivirus utilities and Internet browsers, may suddenly cease to work properly. Some users may choose to tolerate such inconveniences, but the constant system overload will inevitably damage the system over time, so it is better to start thinking about Program Management Console removal before it is too late.

How did this program get on my computer?

We should once again emphasize that Program Management Console is not a virus, so it does not use exploit kits or Trojans to get into the users’ computers. Nevertheless, this program is known for its surprise appearance on the system. So how is that possible? There is actually no secret that potentially unwanted programs use “bundling” technique to get into the computers. This technique is also used by the pioneering software developers who want to introduce their new product to the public quicker. Its principle is simple: you take the program in question, and you pin it to another, more popular and frequently downloaded application. Voilà! You have yourself a great marketing strategy. Sadly, it is just as successful when used for spreading malware around. Nonetheless, that’s what the “Advanced” and “Custom” software installation settings are for. Opting for these particular modes, you will be able to investigate the downloaded software in detail and disclose all the bundled components. If you find Program Management Console pre-marked as an optional install, simply unmark the check box and continue with your installation.

Recommendations of how to remove Program Management Console:

You should be able to uninstall Program Management Console from your computer like any other regular program. Just go to your Windows settings and remove Program Management Console from the list of the installed programs. If the application does not give in that easily, it might be that you are dealing with a malicious version of the app. In such a case, we highly recommend scanning your computer with FortectIntego malware-detection tool. This automatic approach is especially useful if your computer has been infected with some other malicious programs you are unaware of.

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What to do if failed?
If you failed to fix virus damage using Fortect Intego, submit a question to our support team and provide as much details as possible.
Fortect Intego has a free limited scanner. Fortect Intego offers more through scan when you purchase its full version. When free scanner detects issues, you can fix them using free manual repairs or you can decide to purchase the full version in order to fix them automatically.
Alternative Software
Different software has a different purpose. If you didn’t succeed in fixing corrupted files with Fortect, 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.

How to prevent from getting system tools

Do not let government spy on you

The government has many issues in regards to tracking users' data and spying on citizens, so you should take this into consideration and learn more about shady information gathering practices. Avoid any unwanted government tracking or spying by going totally anonymous on the internet. 

You can choose a different location when you go online and access any material you want without particular content restrictions. You can easily enjoy internet connection without any risks of being hacked by using Private Internet Access VPN.

Control the information that can be accessed by government any other unwanted party and surf online without being spied on. Even if you are not involved in illegal activities or trust your selection of services, platforms, be suspicious for your own security and take precautionary measures by using the VPN service.

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

Computer users can suffer from data losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Ransomware can encrypt and hold files hostage, while unforeseen power cuts might cause a loss of important documents. If you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work. It is also equally important to update backups on a regular basis so that the newest information remains intact – you can set this process to be performed automatically.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware strikes out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the data restoration process.

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Lucia Danes
Lucia Danes - Virus researcher

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