How to remove PC Purifier PUP
What is PC Purifier:
Threat Classification: PUP/adware
PC Purifier pretends being an optimization tool for Windows operating systems, which could get rid of all yours registry errors and improve the system overall performance. Our malware researchers performed multiple tests and experiments and they were not able to conclusively prove that the PC Purifier improves your system performance and they were not able to prove that the PC Purifier could clean all registry errors, however they’ve noticed, that the PC Purifier could infiltrate your system without owner’s consent or another kind of permission. Furthermore, they’ve warned us that the PC Purifier is often distributed via suspicious websites, which could distribute it in software bundles, that may contain various adware, spyware, browser hijackers or bad toolbar infections! it in or even without your consent! Majority of the reputable malware researchers from the IT security industry consider the PC Purifier a PUP and/or an adware, that’s why our malware researchers are recommending to remove it from your PC either manually or by using some professional anti-malware software product like the SpyHunter 4. If you start seeing various ads, claiming to be “Powered by PC Purifier”, “Ads by PC Purifier”, “By PC Purifier”, “PC Purifier Ads”, “Ad by PC Purifier” or “brought by PC Purifier”, most likely your browser settings and data have already been intercepted by the adware. The PC Purifier adware works with all the well-known browsers like Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome.
Users that have it installed on their systems might experience various issues, including performance problems, network connectivity issues or other system errors. PC Purifier will start showing various pop-up & pop-under ad windows, banners, search suggestions, sponsored link advertisements, coupon boxes and other advertisements on web pages. The search results are compromised and alerted – usually they are set to display information loaded with Link SPAM or some third-party advertising.
PC Purifier is usually bundled with other free software products and is installed by default, when the user accepts the EULA during the express/recommended installation process. The possible distribution of PC Purifier varies but is not limited to – installing third-party toolbars, free software products, downloading e-mail attachments, clicking on ads or banners etc..
!!! Please note that these infections could potentially bring up other malware to your computer and even cause a loss of data. Please do not underestimate such threats.
PC Purifier Removal Process:
There are two ways to remove this infection. It is totally up to you to decide which way you want to go:
1. Automatic Removal Method (recommended for ALL users) using a Professional Malware Removal and Protection Software – SpyHunter 4.
2. Manual Removal (recommended for PC Experts or Enthusiasts).
Remove PC Purifier PUP Automatically:
We recommend using SpyHunter Malware Security Suite.
You can download and install SpyHunter to detect PC Purifier ads and remove it, by clicking the button below. Once installed, SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system, but in order to use it as a removal tool, you need to purchase a subscription.
SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system.
Learn more about SpyHunter (EULA). We strongly recommend you to read and follow the SpyHunter’s Installation Instructions. The SpyHunter’s free diagnosis offers free scans and detection. You can remove the detected files, processes and registry entries manually, by yourself, or purchase the full version to perform an automatic removal and also to receive free professional help with any malware related queries by their technical support department.
Remove PC Purifier PUP Manually:
!!! Please note: You can remove PC Purifier Adware manually, however, you should proceed at your own risk, as any of the interventions might render your system inoperable. Therefore the manual removal method is recommended for PC Experts or Enthusiasts only. For regular users, MalwareKillers.com recommends using the SpyHunter software.
1. Remove PC Purifier Uninstall Entry:
First, you can try to go to Control Panel and click on Programs and Features (Windows Vista/7/8/10) or Add/Remove Programs (Windows XP) and check the Uninstall Programs’ List for any entry related to PC Purifier, Web-start.org, Dashlane, HPrewriter2, Search Manager, ShowBox Ads, StartNewTab.com, TheProfitsMaker.net, 2345.com, Ludashi, Ps4ux.com, Down.baidu2016.com, Syndication.exoclick.com, Searchguide.level3.com, TTWifi Adware or any third-party browser add-ons, extensions or toolbars. If you find some, double-click their control panel entries and then try removing them. Although keep in mind, that these are active infections and you might not be able to remove them directly from that Program’s list.
*(Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features or Add/Remove Programs) or “Win + R” keys to open “Run” and type in “control”, then hit the Enter.
2. Remove PC Purifier from your browser:
Go to Tools -> Internet options -> Advanced Tab and click the Reset button (make sure to select the Delete Personal Settings checkbox).
*please note that in order to save your favorites, you need to export them before resetting the browser as you will lose all personal settings.
After IE completes the operation, click the close button and then close IE in order for the changes to take effect.
Go to the following path (you can copy-paste it) and delete the entire folder “Chrome” with all the folders and files that are in it.
For Windows XP: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\
For Windows Vista/7/8/10: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\
Alternatively, you can navigate to these folders by following these steps:
For Windows XP:
1. Click on “Start” in the bottom-left part of the screen.
2. Choose “Run“.
3. Type %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\ and hit the Enter.
For Windows Vista/7/8/10:
1. Click on the Windows logo in the lower-left part of the screen.
2. Type %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\ and hit the Enter.
1. At the top of the Firefox window (top-left), click the Firefox Menu button, go over to the Help sub-menu and select Troubleshooting Information.
2. Click the Reset Firefox button in the top-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.
3. To continue, click Reset Firefox in the confirmation window that opens.
4. Firefox will close and be reset. When it’s done, a window will list the imported information. Click Finish and Firefox will restart.
3. Delete any folders or files related to PC Purifier by checking the following locations: