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Remove “Windows PC Repair” virus (Removal Instructions) - updated Jul 2020

removal by Jake Doevan - - | Type: Adware

Fake “Windows PC Repair” – the adware that triggers fake error pop-ups 

Windows PC Repair”Windows PC Repair” is a fake security warning informing about unknown malware infection. However, this alert is just scareware[1] used as a shady marketing tool to promote the PC Repair tool. These notifications are typically triggered by an adware[2] program.

“Windows PC Repair” virus mostly affects Windows OS users in the U.S. However, we have received several reports about the same issue on Windows devices in European countries, including Italy, Spain, the Netherlands,[3] and others. This potentially unwanted program (PUP) usually spreads with freeware and shareware.[4] Thus, it can infiltrate the system silently. Once it’s done, it starts to display intrusive ads, pop-ups, and causes other browsing-related problems.

Name ”Windows PC Repair” virus
Type Fake messages caused by adware-type infection
Issues These pop-ups trigger promotional material distribution by showing false error alerts. Programs get automatically installed when people trigger the download of a said Repair tool
Distribution These deceptive programs get spread around via misleading sites, other PUPs install then automatically and system applications get added to the software bundles
Elimination ”Windows PC Repair” removal should include proper anti-malware tools
Repair Restore functions and proper performance by running the system scan using Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego

A few Internet ads here and there do not raise too much concern, but Windows PC Repair ads bring online marketing to another level. And we do not mean that in a positive sense. Thus, allowing it to run on your computer can have some serious consequences. You probably will not lose your files or have your whole operating system rigged since those results are pre-determined.

Nevertheless, this Windows PC Repair virus may sure embitter your browsing experience. Users complain that windows 7 pc repair keeps popping up and they cannot escape this extensive advertising. Indeed, ads will pop up on random sites, disrupting your usual browsing, overlaying the original content of the websites you are visiting and offering you to obtain various products or services.

The message that shows up on those shady scam messages:

Windows PC Repair
System Information: Your machine is currently running: Windows 10
Advance System Care is compatible with your operating system
Download the PC Repair Utility to scan and identify Windows Errors on Windows 10. Update your PC and eliminate potential threats:
Scan your PC for Windows errors with 1 click / Remove Security threats and repair damage caused
Eliminate all Malware from your PC

Some of these offered goods may be purely legitimate, but practice shows that adware developers often include some questionable parties in the list of their affiliates as well. There is always a risk that these parties offer malicious services that can damage your computer, but the Windows PC Repair removal can help to reduce it. Scan your device with a proper anti-malware tool and stop the adware from taking control.

The majority of redirects, and ads are designed to trick people into downloading this questionable windows computer repair tool. However, if you would read one or another window pc repair tool review online, you would find out that this program is useless. It goes without saying that you should not be tricked by this scam and just get rid of the annoying adware. We can assure you that you don’t need help from the questionable Windows 7 pc repair tool.

Windows PC Repair virus"Windows PC Repair" warns about fake malware attacks and suggests cleaning the computer with a suspicious tool.

Ads by Windows PC Repair can be injected on every browser that is installed on your computer at the time of infection. Edge, Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer can also start working really slow and often crash due to the extra load from the multiple ads they have to display. Also, system malfunction[5] can occur due to the poor programming of the virus.

But the most dangerous aspect of this adware infection is the Windows PC Repair redirect issue. As we have already pointed out, various software, products, or sites can be promoted in the ads this adware generates. But the problem is that instead of transferring directly to a product-related site, the virus often redirects users through completely different domains which can even be infectious.

So, you can never know if you will not be offered to obtain some corrupt version of a completely legitimate product. Having all these risks in mind, we suggest the users who are seeing these pop-ups to remove Windows PC Repair from their computers without hesitation. Also, do not forget about system alterations and tools like Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego that can find and repair some functions.

Windows PC Repair adware adsWindows PC Repair - the PUP that shows fake messages about system issues.

Infiltration methods of the adware

If you are wondering how this PUP entered your PC, think about your browsing habits. Downloading freeware and shareware applications or watching some ripped movies once in a while might be the source of your problems. Free applications and peer-to-peer downloads are often bundled with potentially unwanted programs because it is probably the easiest way of spreading them around.

The malware developers are good at hiding these programs in software installers, so the users do not even have to know they agree to install a potentially dangerous program on their computers. But you do not necessarily have to let to malware take over your computer.

You can stop it on the threshold by opting out its installation via the advanced installation settings. When you run the program, choose “Advanced” or “Custom” modes and install your desired programs safely.

“Windows PC Repair” virus removal from Windows

If you cannot escape annoying pop-ups and redirects promoting this questionable tool, you came to the right place. Our team of experts has already taken a good look at this program and has created a tutorial featuring several methods that can be applied for the Windows PC Repair removal.

These methods are described step-by-step at the end of this article. It doesn’t matter if you got infected with windows 10 pc repair virus or you are dealing with adware in Windows 7, 8 or even XP. This PUP can be eliminated using the same methods.

However, if you do not wish to waste your time with this clingy infection which often tends to bounce back to the browser if not deleted properly, have your anti-malware utility to remove it. Select a full system scan option and remove Windows PC Repair once and for all.

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To remove “Windows PC Repair” virus, follow these steps:

Erase “Windows PC Repair” from Windows systems

In order to get rid of the adware from Windows OS manually, you have to follow these steps:

To remove “Windows PC Repair” from Windows 10/8  machines, please follow these steps:

  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 entries related to “Windows PC Repair” (or any other recently installed 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.

Uninstall “Windows PC Repair” from Mac OS X system

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove “Windows PC Repair” from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for “Windows PC Repair”-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 “Windows PC Repair”, 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 related to “Windows PC Repair” and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the “Windows PC Repair”-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Eliminate “Windows PC Repair” from Internet Explorer (IE)

Check Internet Explorer for virus-related entries.

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for “Windows PC Repair” and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example,
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete “Windows PC Repair” removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Remove “Windows PC Repair” virus from Microsoft Edge

If you suffer from “Windows PC Repair” pop-ups, follow these steps to fix 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 “Windows PC Repair”-related 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

Reset MS Edge if that 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 DeleteAdvanced 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” -VerboseAdvanced 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 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

Get rid of “Windows PC Repair” from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove all suspicious extensions from the Mozilla Firefox and reset the browser as shown below.

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 plugins that are related to “Windows PC Repair” and click Remove.Remove extensions from Firefox

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Options.
  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

In case “Windows PC Repair” did not get removed after following the instructions above, 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 – this should complete “Windows PC Repair” removal.Reset Firefox 2

Delete “Windows PC Repair” from Google Chrome

Follow the steps below to uninstall all suspicious components that might be related to Windows PC Repair malware:

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 “Windows PC Repair” 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

If the above-methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the “Windows PC Repair”-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 to complete “Windows PC Repair” removal.Reset Chrome 2

Erase “Windows PC Repair” from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension related to “Windows PC Repair” 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

Choose a proper web browser and improve your safety with a VPN tool

Online spying has got momentum in recent years and people are getting more and more interested in how to protect their privacy online. One of the basic means to add a layer of security – choose the most private and secure web browser. Although web browsers can't grant a full privacy protection and security, some of them are much better at sandboxing, HTTPS upgrading, active content blocking, tracking blocking, phishing protection, and similar privacy-oriented features. However, if you want true anonymity, we suggest you employ a powerful Private Internet Access VPN – it can encrypt all the traffic that comes and goes out of your computer, preventing tracking completely.


Recover files after data-affecting malware attacks

While much of the data can be accidentally deleted due to various reasons, malware is one of the main culprits that can cause loss of pictures, documents, videos, and other important files. More serious malware infections lead to significant data loss when your documents, system files, and images get encrypted. In particular, ransomware is is a type of malware that focuses on such functions, so your files become useless without an ability to access them.

Even though there is little to no possibility to recover after file-locking threats, some applications have features for data recovery in the system. In some cases, Data Recovery Pro can also help to recover at least some portion of your data after data-locking virus infection or general cyber infection. 


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