Win PC Repair 2018 (fake) - Removal Instructions

Win PC Repair 2018 Removal Guide

What is Win PC Repair 2018?

Win PC Repair 2018 is the PUA claiming to offer proper security and optimization functions

Win PC Repair 2018 optimization toolThe optimizer is a fake computer fixing tool that alerts false messages about various system infections.

Win PC Repair 2018 is a fraudulent system optimization software that delivers fake virus alerts once installed. Even though it might seem reliable and useful at the first sight, experts categorize it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Usually, users can encounter intrusive and continuous offers to install this software on unreliable websites. Although, we strongly recommend you choose a legitimate and expert-tested program for your computer's security.

Name Win PC Repair 2018
Type The fake system optimization tool/ rogue system application/ PUP
Danger scale Medium. It does not affect any important files.
Purpose To convince users to buy the full version of the program.
Distribution techniques By other unreliable software, dubious pages, or original websites.
Elimination You can easily delete the useless tool with the help of anti-malware tools
Repair These tools can alter particular parts of the system files, so make sure to repair the damage using FortectIntego

This optimizer is very similar to its previous versions:

  • Auto Mechanic 2018;
  • Win Boost Pro 2018.

According to IT professionals[1], Win PC Repair 2018 is suited for tricking users. Once installed, it scans the system and alerts about “various infections found.” Do not worry — these warnings are false, it is just a way to convince victims to buy a full version of the optimization tool. When convinced that various infections are flowing, people decide to purchase the fake computer fixing program and let the developers benefit from it.

As mentioned earlier, the program can also be considered as a PUP[2]. It is a malicious program that can enter the computer system in a few ways: through free software, unknown websites, and their download links, or it can be downloaded from its official site. Every time Win PC Repair 2018 infiltrates the system, it does the total process stealthily and users do not even notice it at first until the program starts producing various pop-ups.

Despite the fact that this PUP does critical changes to your computer system, it also produces a considerable amount of intrusive advertisements, that pop out every time you turn on your computer and start working with it. These adverts usually are used to gain revenue by pay-per-click marketing scheme to the developers of the Win PC Repair 2018 program.

In addition, the fake optimization tool will display numerous unwanted content which catches the user’s attention. Naive people might believe in the fake virus alerts popping up on their computer screens and pay in order to get the full version of the cleaning program. The truth is that everything it advertises is fake and should not be considered reliable.

DO NOT empty your pockets in order to get the full version of the program as it will bring you nothing but problems. We strongly recommend eliminating the fake optimization tool if you have got one installed on your computer. To remove Win PC Repair 2018 you need to download/install an anti-malware tool.

The professional security software should speed up the process and protect your system from similar PUPs in the future. For example, you can use SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, Malwarebytes, or any other trustworthy tool. This variant should help you deal with the Win PC Repair 2018 removal quickly and safely.

Win PC Repair 2018 PUPWin PC Repair 2018 benefits from naive users, as they believe in the fake alerts and purchase the full program in order to "clean" the computer system.

The infiltration happens silently and without any permission

Fake optimization tools like this usually enter the computer unseen and make changes to it slightly. Here are some versions of how this kind of PUP might have got into your system:

  • Non-original distribution sources, i.e. third-party websites such as P2P networks[3]. Various malicious programs, including fake virus cleaning tools, can be hidden while downloading/installing software from secondary downloaders/installers.
  • Also, various fake optimization tools can be downloaded from their original websites. They can be displayed as “100% safe and reliable”, or “helped millions of people to solve virus problems”. This is due to attract visitors to buy and download the full version of the program.

In spite of the fact that optimization tools are spread very commonly, you need to know how to avoid such PUPs getting into your computer system.

First, what you need to do is download and install an anti-malware program. As the app is considered as a potentially dangerous and unwanted program, the antivirus will detect and eliminate it safely. Furthermore, stay away from third-party downloading sources, and especially various dubious sites. They might redirect you to the fake cleaning tools downloading website.

Win PC Repair 2018 safe removal is possible using anti-malware tools

To remove the potentially unwanted program, you need to install a professional malware-removing tool. The complete elimination process is shown below this article, and it will help you get rid of the cyber threat by showing guiding instructions.

After the Win PC Repair 2018 removal is done, refresh your browsers. It should be done to make sure that all ads which were provided by the fake optimization tool are gone. Do some system backups and your computer is back to normal.

You may remove virus damage with a help of FortectIntego. 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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Alternative Software
Different software has a different purpose. If you didn’t succeed in fixing corrupted files with Fortect, try running SpyHunter 5.
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Different software has a different purpose. If you didn’t succeed in fixing corrupted files with Intego, try running Combo Cleaner.

Getting rid of Win PC Repair 2018. Follow these steps

Uninstall from Windows

Instructions for Windows 10/8  machines:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program. Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find the entry of the suspicious program.
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK. Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program. Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.

Delete from macOS

Remove items from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for all related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash) Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove an unwanted app, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the related .plist files. Uninstall from Mac 2

Remove from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom. Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear. Clear Edge browsing data

Restore new tab and homepage settings:

  1. Click the menu icon and choose Settings.
  2. Then find On startup section.
  3. Click Disable if you found any suspicious domain.

Reset MS Edge if the above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running. Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick Delete Advanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -Verbose Advanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove. Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy, search and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now. Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset. Reset Chromium Edge

Remove from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select unwanted plugin and click Remove. Remove extensions from Firefox

Reset the homepage:

  1. Click three horizontal lines at the top right corner to open the menu.
  2. Choose Options.
  3. Under Home options, enter your preferred site that will open every time you newly open the Mozilla Firefox.

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear. Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

Reset Mozilla Firefox

If clearing the browser as explained above did not help, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information. Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox. Reset Firefox 2

Remove from Google Chrome

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to the unwanted program by clicking Remove. Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data. Clear cache and web data from Chrome

Change your homepage:

  1. Click menu and choose Settings.
  2. Look for a suspicious site in the On startup section.
  3. Click on Open a specific or set of pages and click on three dots to find the Remove option.

Reset Google Chrome:

If the previous methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the unwanted components:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings. Reset Chrome 2

Delete from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension and select Uninstall. Remove extensions from Safari

Clear cookies and other website data from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Clear History…
  2. From the drop-down menu under Clear, pick all history.
  3. Confirm with Clear History. Clear cookies and website data from Safari

Reset Safari if the above-mentioned steps did not help you:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. From the menu bar, click Develop, and then select Empty Caches. Reset Safari

After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of Win PC Repair 2018 registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: FortectIntego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes.

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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