Fix My PC is promoted as a system optimization tool available for download from its official web page. The tool’s developers advertize Fix My PC’s ability to clean useless files, application leftovers, and system junk, but research shows that only a small part of the outdated registries gets wiped by the program. Fix My PC is classified as a PUP and scareware and its removal is recommended.
How Does Fix My PC Operate?
Once installed, Fix My PC scans the user’s PC and reports a number of security issues detected on the machine. These scare tactics are mainly used to lure users into purchasing the full version of the product, which is supposed to fix the system errors, and clean the bad registries and junk described in the notifications. Experts consider the displayed scan results to be of no real value and recommend removing Fix My PC from the computer to avoid further infiltration of questionable software. The optimization tool is not labeled as reliable, and it is rather doubtful that buying it will speed up the performance of your system.
How Is Fix My PC Distributed?
Fix My PC can be downloaded from its official website. In case Fix My PC initiates scans and displays alerts on your computer out of the blue, then the program has positively entered your machine bundled with other software you have downloaded online. Additional applications are usually not adequately disclosed in the typical installation options, so users are advised to opt for custom/advanced installation in order to avoid confusion. Experts recommend users to disallow the installation of unknown plug-ins and add-ons for security reasons.
How to Remove Fix My PC from your Computer?
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool. Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
- Guide 1: How to Remove Fix My PC from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Fix My PC on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Fix My PC in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Fix My PC from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Fix My PC from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Fix My PC from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Fix My PC from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable Fix My PC Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove Fix My PC from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Fix My PC
Step 2: Uninstall Fix My PC and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Fix My PC on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Fix My PC there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Fix My PC from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Fix My PC and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Fix My PC via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove Fix My PC files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Fix My PC, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Fix My PC from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Fix My PC from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Fix My PC from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Fix My PC from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Fix My PC will be removed.
Eliminate Fix My PC from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.
Remove Push Notifications caused by Fix My PC from Your Browsers.
Turn Off Push Notifications from Google Chrome
To disable any Push Notices from Google Chrome browser, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to Settings in Chrome.
Step 2: In Settings, select “Advanced Settings”:
Step 3: Click “Content Settings”:
Step 4: Open “Notifications”:
Step 5: Click the three dots and choose Block, Edit or Remove options:
Remove Push Notifications on Firefox
Step 1: Go to Firefox Options.
Step 2: Go to “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search bar and click "Settings":
Step 3: Click “Remove” on any site you wish notifications gone and click “Save Changes”
Stop Push Notifications on Opera
Step 1: In Opera, press ALT+P to go to Settings
Step 2: In Setting search, type “Content” to go to Content Settings.
Step 3: Open Notifications:
Step 4: Do the same as you did with Google Chrome (explained below):
Eliminate Push Notifications on Safari
Step 1: Open Safari Preferences.
Step 2: Choose the domain from where you like push pop-ups gone and change to "Deny" from "Allow".