Do you know what PCBooster is?
At first sight, PCBooster looks like a great program that can offer its services for free. If you look deeper and research this program outside of its official page, you will learn that it is just a PUP (potentially unwanted program) that cannot offer any real or beneficial services. Even if this program manages to find errors or junk files – like it promises – it is highly unlikely that it will help you remove them. In fact, the main goal for PCBooster is to convince you to call a number provided via a pop-up notification. If you call this number, you could be scammed, which is the number one reason to delete PCBooster from your operating system. If you are confused about the removal of this potentially unwanted program, continue reading this report.PCBooster screenshot
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A1PCCleaner and Fix My PC are potentially unwanted programs that were developed by Tech Kart. These programs are the clones of PCBooster, and they all work in the same manner. All of these PUPs introduce unreliable scanners that are meant to convince users that their operating systems are filled with junk files that need to be removed. Unfortunately, this program cannot do that. When you click the button that should initiate removal, a pop-up will appear urging you to call a suspicious Helpline at 1-860-269-6829. Note that the clones of PCBooster might use the same helpline. If you do not call the number provided, you will be exposed to extremely irritating security warnings that will keep pushing you to call the suspicious Helpline. The worst part is that these warnings cannot be disabled manually (they disappear automatically after a few minutes), which is why so many computer users follow the unreliable recommendations. Remember that if you call the Helpline, you could become a victim of schemers!
Whether you have downloaded PCBooster from pcboostertool.com or bundled with third-party software, we recommend removing it from your operating system as soon as possible. Our recommendation for you is to install a legitimate security tool that can delete PCBooster and all other threats while making sure that malicious programs cannot enter in the future. Of course, if you are more interested in manual removal, you can use the instructions below. If you want to check if all components of this suspicious PUP were deleted, you can install a malware scanner. Make sure you install a reliable scanner because the web is filled with fake tools that are used for the promotion and distribution of fake security tools.
Delete PCBooster from Windows
Delete from Windows XP
- Click the Start icon on the left of the Taskbar.
- Select Control Panel and move to Add or Remove Programs.
- Open the Change or Remove Programs menu.
- Remove PCBooster.
Delete from Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
- Launch RUN (simultaneously tap Win+R) and enter Control Panel.
- Navigate to Programs/Programs and Features and click Uninstall a program.
- Right-click the program you want to remove from your PC and click Uninstall.
In non-techie terms:
PCBooster is a program that our malware research team identifies as a PUP (potentially unwanted program). Although this program does not install malware or steal personal information, it can trick you into calling the suspicious Helpline. The services of this PUP are useless, and your virtual security could fall at risk if you followed the demands introduced by it. This is the main reason you should remove PCBooster from your operating system. Follow the manual removal guide above or, better yet, install an automated malware remover that will eliminate all threats and protect your operating system in the future.