How to remove PC Support Center

How to remove PC Support Center

How to delete PC Support Center

 

What is PC Support Center:

Threat Classification: PUP/adware

After running some tests and performing several experiments, our security experts concluded that the PC Support Center should be classified as a very dangerous & vicious adware and a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program). Moreover, our security research team warned us that these PC Support Center Ads are caused by a malicious browser extension and although the PC Support Center claims to provide many useful and handy security and update features, our security analysts are absolutely sure that the PC Support Center is just another ad-supported program, which would use all kinds of malicious tactics to make a little bit more revenue while showing the sponsor ads and/or links. These types of malicious applications are usually distributed by various dangerous software bundles, that most of the time are causing lots of confusion among the normal regular users, because of their silent or stealth installation method, performed away from the eyes of the victims! The infected users do not even understand where the annoying PC Support Center came from!? Please keep in mind that these questionable software bundles could distribute much more dangerous stuff like cryptoviruses, ransomware, computer lockdown programs, modified installers, bad toolbars, rogue anti-virus products or even trojan horses capable of allowing backdoor access to your computer to this attacker. You should be very careful, because PC Support Center uses stealth or silent installation mode to get on your computer and to start showing you lots of intrusive ads, that were not requested nor required and this on almost all websites you visit. Of course this is not the only one problem – it appears that these applications are working for the Data Brokers as well – they are trying to gather as much information as possible from your browser, browser cookies and browser history as well as other sensitive private information, that is supposed to stay private. If you have PC Support Center installed on your computer, it is very likely that it fills your screen with unwanted & very annoying ads, banners pop-up windows or other 3rd party advertisements. PC Support Center has been classified as a PUP by the majority of the security experts on the Internet, mainly because of the distribution method it uses – “software bundling” and because of its suspicious behavior on the user’s computer. PC Support Center uses a malicious browser extension, that is capable of injecting ads into almost every webpage you visit, which could lead to modifying the web page design and content – especially regarding the search results by the major web search engines! Once installed, the PC Support Center quickly modifies windows registry database and browser’s settings, making the recovery even harder. If you start getting various web ads, claiming that they are – “By PC Support Center”, “Ads by PC Support Center”, “PC Support Center Ads”, “Powered by PC Support Center”, “Brought by PC Support Center” or “Brought to you by PC Support Center” – you should consider your computer infected. PC Support Center appears to work with all the well-known browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.

Generally, users that have it installed on their systems might experience various pop-up or pop-under ads, coupon boxes, banners, search suggestion windows, link advertisements or other commercials, displayed on popular web pages. The victim should consider, that the search results are compromised as well, most likely overloaded with spam and other third-party advertising.

PC Support Center is usually bundled with some other free ad-supported software products and is being installed by default, when the user accepts the EULA, while performing an express/recommended installation of that software bundle. The possible distribution of PC Support Center varies but is not limited to – installing third-party toolbars, free software products, video editing software, codecs, downloading e-mail attachments, clicking on ads or banners etc..

The main purpose of PC Support Center is to generate as much traffic as possible to certain domains, which could easily be monetized via one of the many online marketing platforms. Please note, that the creators of such or similar adware or malware would collect information that might be used to track your browsing habits, however often they collect much more then your web search history. PC Support Center may use cookies and other relevant techniques, that might be used to collect private data like account information, username, passwords, financial information including credit card and bank account numbers etc. That’s why this malware infection should not be left unattended and needs to be terminated immediately, as it is a serious threat to your private data and online security.

!!! 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.

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 the SpyHunter Malware Security Suite.

2. Manual Removal Method (recommended ONLY for PC Experts or Enthusiasts).

Automatic PC Support Center Removal:

We recommend using SpyHunter Malware Security Suite.

You can download and install SpyHunter to detect PC Support Center 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). You can find SpyHunter Installation Instructions here: (LINK) SpyHunter`s free diagnosis offers unlimited scans and detection. You can remove the detected files, processes and registry entries manually, by yourself, or purchase a subscription, which will allow you to perform an automatic removal and to receive unlimited one-on-one professional help for any malware related issue by an expert technician.
Manual PC Support Center Removal:

!!! Please note: You can remove PC Support Center Adware/PUP 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 highly recommended ONLY for PC Experts or Enthusiasts. For regular users, MalwareKillers.com recommends using SpyHunter.

1. Remove PC Support Center 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 Support Center, DNS Unlocker, Magical Find, iReview, YoutubeAdBlocker, Space Sound Pro, RoyalAds Policy, 1ClickDownload, Yontoo, FBPhotoZoom, Mac Free Converter, DP1815, Youtube Downloader HD, DVDX Player 3.2, Easy Media Converter, SafeSaver, Convert Files for Free, Plus-HD 1.3, BetterSurf, Trusted Web, PassShow, Feven Pro 1.1, Couponpueke, Helper, HD-Plus 3.5, LyricsBuddy-1 or any third-party add-ons, extensions and toolbars, search for suspicious software programs, installed on the same date as the infection. If you find such, right-click on it and try to uninstall it. Although, please mind that this is an actual infection and you might not be able to remove it directly from the list.

*(Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features or Add/Remove Programs) or “Win + R” keys to open “Run” and type in “control”, then hit enter.

2. Remove PC Support Center from your browser:

Internet Explorer:

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 Internet Explorer completes the operation, click the close button and then close IE in order for the changes to take effect.

Google Chrome:

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 Enter.

For Windows Vista/7/8/10:

1. Click on the Windows logo in the bottom-left part of the screen.

2. Type %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\ and hit Enter.

Mozilla Firefox:

1. At the top of the Firefox window (top-right corner), click the Firefox Menu button, go over to the Help sub-menu and select Troubleshooting Information.

2. Click the Refresh / Reset Firefox button in the upper-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.

3. To continue, click Refresh / Reset Firefox in the confirmation window that opens.

4. Firefox will close and be reset. When it’s done, a window will list the information that was imported. Click Finish and Firefox will reopen.

3. Delete any folders or files related to PC Support Center by checking the following locations:

%ProgramFiles%

%AppData%

%ProgramData%

%LocalAppData%

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