Pc-alert.com Pop-up Ads Removal
What is Pc-alert.com:
Threat Classification: Adware
Pc-alert.com or Pc-alert.com Pop-Up Ads is an adware, that is used for spreading malware and/or potentially unwanted programs. In-fact, if you see Pc-alert.com pop-ups, it is very likely, that your system has been infected with an adware or a potentially unwanted program. The Pc-alert.com Pop-up Ads are caused by an ad-supported extension for Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome, which is distributed through various monetization platforms during the express installation. Pc-alert.com loads unwanted advertisements on a random webpages that you visit. The Pc-alert.com will show pop-up ads into all well-known browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.
Generally, users that have it installed on their systems might see various pop-ups, stating that there is an important software update missing on your system. The Pc-alert.com pop-up adware is set to display FAKE UPDATE ALERTS on the victum’s computer. The most common scenarios are “Your Web Browser needs to be Updated”, “There is a critical Flash Player Update” or “Media Player Update”, however all these alerts are FAKE!!! Actually Pc-alert.com is trying to cheat you and offers you and offers you nothing more, but another malware infection.
Pc-alert.com is usually bundled with other free software products and is being installed by default when the user accepts the EULA while performing an express/recommended installation of that software. That is why, you should be very careful what you agree to install and always opt for a custom installation and skip or deselect the software you don’t want to install or you are not familiar with. The possible distribution of Pc-alert.com bundle varies but is not limited to – installing third-party toolbars, free PDF software, free Video editors or other free software products or downloading e-mail attachments etc..
2. Manual Removal (recommended for PC Experts or Enthusiasts).
Automatic Pc-alert.com Removal:
We recommend using SpyHunter Malware Security Suite.
You can download and install SpyHunter to detect Pc-alert.com 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.
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Manual Pc-alert.com Removal:
!!! Please note: You can remove Pc-alert.com Browser Hijacker manually, however, you should proceed at your own risk, as any of the interventions might render your system inoperable. Therefore this manual removal method is highly recommended for PC Experts or Enthusiasts. For regular users, MalwareKillers.com recommends using SpyHunter or any other reputable security application.
1. Remove Pc-alert.com 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-alert.com, Vaudix, Optimizer Pro, YoutubeAdBlocker, BuyNSave, Free Video Converter, Youtube Downloader HD, Video Media Player 1.1, Fast Free Converter, DIVX Player 3.2 or any third-party add-ons, extensions and toolbars. If you find such, double-click on it and try to remove 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-alert.com from your browser:
*please note that in order to save your favourites, you need to export them before resetting the browser as you will lose all personal settings.
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 lower-left portion 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 lower-left portion of the screen.
2. Type %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\ and hit Enter
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.
3. Check for arguments added by Pc-alert.com in any Browser shortcuts or links to web pages:
Pc-alert.com might also hijack your web browser shortcuts in order to force-load its home page. This causes the Pc-alert.com`s web page to open up when you launch a hijacked shortcut.
The argument that Pc-alert.com uses in order to hijack shortcuts looks like or is similar to the one below:
You can remove it manually by editing the shortcut`s target line.
4. Delete any folders or files related to Pc-alert.com by checking the following locations: