Eliminating Master PC Cleaner (PUP)

Oct 16th 2017 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Tips Virus Removal | 0 Comment

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What is Master PC Cleaner? And how does it function?

Master PC Cleaner is a PC optimization program advertised to speed up Window PC’s performance as well as solve several system issues and errors by cleaning up the registry and add-ons and manage startup. Despite its seemingly impeccable advertisement, security experts deemed this program to be potentially dangerous to your computer which is why it belongs to the group of potentially unwanted programs or PUPs.

Some computer users often refer to this program as the Master PC Cleaner virus as it is capable of entering your computer system without any permission from you. Just to be clear, this program isn’t really confirmed to be malicious. However, researchers find this program to be highly suspicious as it initiates system scans which gives exaggerated results – it display tons of problems in your computer that needs to be fixed. What security experts find odd is that the program does not provide any additional details about the problems it has detected. It often lists hundreds of system issues that according to them can only be fixed if you purchase the program’s license. And before you make any hasty judgments and purchase the program, hold your horses as you will be only wasting your money for a program that is not even proven to be effective and good. There are so many risks you can be facing if you decide to purchase its licensed version – for one, since you will be paying them, you will be providing your credit card information which means that you will be giving them your credit card information, thus, putting your confidential information at risk. Not to mention that this unwanted program might suggest deleting or modifying important registry entries which could seriously harm your computer and can cause even more problems. So if you’re really in desperate need of a PC optimization tool, you can try PC Cleaner Pro – it is a trusted and reliable PC optimization tool that improves your computer’s performance as well as fixes system issues.

How does Master PC Cleaner spread online?

Master PC Cleaner is found on its official website, however, according to researchers – Master PC Cleaner is also promoted through software packages and is hidden under the quick settings. So if you recently downloaded and installed a software bundle and you don’t remember ever installing Master PC Cleaner Pro, then it’s possible that this unwanted program may have sneaked its way into your computer. To prevent this from happening again, you must install software packages using Custom or Advanced setup. With this recommended setup, you will be able to deselect any add-ons added in the bundle. It is also important that you read the EULA, Terms of Use and Privacy Policy before you install any program especially if it came from a free sharing site. Aside from that, you should also read the notifications in the installation wizard so as to make sure that you do not leave out any pre-selected agreements to install any add-ons.

Eliminate Master PC Cleaner with the help of the removal instructions given below.

Step 1: Tap the Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys to pull up the Task Manager.

Step 2: Go to the Processes tab and look for Master PC Cleaner’s process, right click on it and select End Process or End Task.

Step 3: Close the Task Manager.

Step 4: Open Control Panel by pressing the Windows key + R, then type in appwiz.cpl and then click OK or press Enter.

Step 5: Look for Master PC Cleaner and then Uninstall it.

Step 6: Tap the Win + E keys to open File Explorer.

Step 7: Go to the directories listed below and delete everything in it. Or other directories you might have saved the file related to Master PC Cleaner.

  • %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%
  • %PROGRAMFILES%
  • %APPDATA%
  • %USERPROFILE%\Downloads
  • %USERPROFILE%\Desktop
  • %TEMP%

Step 8: Look for Master PC Cleaner’s installer or the software bundle it came with.

Step 9: Right-click on them and click Delete.

The next step below is not recommended for you if you don’t know how to navigate the Registry Editor. Making registry changes can highly impact your computer. So it is highly advised to use PC Cleaner Pro instead to get rid of the entries that the PUP created. Unlike Master PC Cleaner , PC Cleaner Pro is a trusted program that helps in improving your computer’s overall performance by repairing any registry issues as well as optimizes your system. If you are not familiar with the Windows Registry skip to Step 14 onwards. However, if you are well-versed in making registry adjustments, then you can proceed to step 10.

Step 10: Open the Registry Editor, to do so, tap Win + R and type in regedit and then press enter.

Step 11: Go to the path listed below:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Step 12: Look for the registry keys and sub-keys created by Master PC Cleaner and delete them.

Step 13: Close the Registry Editor.

Step 14: Empty your Recycle Bin.

After you eliminate Master PC Cleaner, follow the advanced guide below to get rid of the files it has created.

Perform a full system scan using SpyRemover Pro. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Turn on your computer. If it’s already on, you have to reboot
  2. After that, the BIOSscreen will be displayed, but if Windows pops up instead, reboot your computer and try again. Once you’re on the BIOS screen, repeat pressing F8, by doing so the Advanced Option shows up.

  1. To navigate the Advanced Optionuse the arrow keys and select Safe Mode with Networking then hit
  2. Windows will now load the SafeMode with Networking.
  3. Press and hold both R key and Windows key.

  1. If done correctly, the Windows Run Boxwill show up.
  2. Type in explorer http://www.fixmypcfree.com/install/spyremoverpro

A single space must be in between explorer and http. Click OK.

  1. A dialog box will be displayed by Internet Explorer. Click Run to begin downloading the program. Installation will start automatically once download is done.

  1. Click OK to launch it.
  2. Run SpyRemover Pro and perform a full system scan.

  1. After all the infections are identified, click REMOVE ALL.

  1. Register the program to protect your computer from future threats.

 

 

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