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PC Fixer Pro 2018 Unwanted Scanner – How to Get Rid of It

This article aims to help you to remove the PC Fixer Pro 2018 program from your computer fully and stop it from running scans and displaying hoax detections in the future.

A new potentially unwanted program, called PC Fixer Pro 2018 has been reported by security researchers to display a PC scan, containing what appears to be hoax detections of issues on the computer it is running. The detections’ primary purpose is to convince users into purchasing a full version, since the detections cannot be fixed with the free license. If you see the PC Fixer Pro 2018, we advise you to read the following article in order to learn how to remove PC Fixer Pro 2018 and how to stop it from running automatic scans in the future.

Threat Summary

Name PC Fixer Pro 2018
Type Hoax PC Optimizer/PUP
Short Description A potentially unwanted program that may display fake detections of errors and ask the user to pay to fix them.
Symptoms Your PC may experience performance slowdowns and PC Fixer Pro 2018 may run automatically on system start, after which begin to scan for errors. The program detects errors on every scan on each PC it scans.
Distribution Method Bundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it.
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PC Fixer Pro 2018 PUP – How Did I Get It

The PC Fixer Pro 2018 software may be installed on your computer as a result of downloading it’s installer form web pages, which make it seem as your PC is at risk. Such pages may display scareware messages on your computer in order to trick you into downloading a fix. Here is how these scamming web pages often appear:

In addition to via web page, you may have also installed PC Fixer Pro 2018 unknowingly by downloading another free program, which also contains the PUP’s installation files. These type of combined installers are known as bundled software. Such bundled apps, often present programs, like PC Fixer Pro 2018 as legitimate type of software, that is advertised as a free extra to the current installation, to which the user can agree or disagree. In addition to this, the PC Fixer Pro 2018 can also be well-hidden in the “Advanced” or “Custom” installation modes. In addition to this, the PC Fixer Pro 2018 software may also be automatically installed as a result of your computer having adware or another application that installs software on your PC without your explicit knowledge or consent.

PC Fixer Pro 2018 Unwanted Program – More Information

Once PC Fixer Pro 2018 PUP has been installed on your computer, the program may begin to drop it’s installation files on the %SystemDrive% of your PC. After doing so, the PC Fixer Pro 2018 may begin to add registry entries in the Windows Registry Editor and/or create scheduled tasks to run scripts which initiate automated scans on the computer it’s installed on.

This process may slow down your computer and what is more, the registries which PC Fixer Pro 2018 detects as erroneous may not even be actual issues.

When the user sees the results of the scanned files, he or she is prompted to click on the “Start Repair” button which starts the cleanup process. However, the issue here is that the program wants victims to pay a hefty sum in order to purchase this software and researchers strongly believe that this unwanted software may not even display actual errors, but hoax errors instead, whose primary purpose is to get you to buy the licensed version.

In addition to this, the PC Fixer Pro 2018 also has a tech support number embedded within the program (855)-322-0124. Calling the toll-free number may not be the best option for you since, you are likely to encounter ‘tech support’ employees that may further aim to “get you through the licensing process” by explaining to you how to enter your credit card details In order to purchase their product.

Since PC Fixer Pro 2018 is the type of program that may do more harm than good on your computer, recommendations are to make sure that this program is uninstalled permanently from your computer. But this may not be as easy as it seems, since the PC Fixer Pro 2018 program may reinstall itself on system boot and continue to re-run it’s scans automatically.

How to Fully Remove PC Fixer Pro 2018

In order to get rid of PC Fixer Pro 2018, we advise that you focus on following the removal instructions underneath this article, which are divided in manual as well as automatic removal manuals. Furthermore, be advised that if you want to fully remove this program, and clean your computer from any intrusive software in order to prevent such situations in the future, experts always advise to scan your PC with an advanced anti-malware program and thus secure it completely against future infections as well.

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How to Remove PC Fixer Pro 2018 from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove PC Fixer Pro 2018

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1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall PC Fixer Pro 2018 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. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by PC Fixer Pro 2018 on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by PC Fixer Pro 2018 there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for PC Fixer Pro 2018 with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

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3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

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4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

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If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.


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Get rid of PC Fixer Pro 2018 from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall PC Fixer Pro 2018 and remove related files and objects

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1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to PC Fixer Pro 2018:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to PC Fixer Pro 2018. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to PC Fixer Pro 2018. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • 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 PC Fixer Pro 2018 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:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as PC Fixer Pro 2018. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


Step 2: Scan for and remove PC Fixer Pro 2018 files from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as PC Fixer Pro 2018, 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.


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Remove PC Fixer Pro 2018 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.


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Erase PC Fixer Pro 2018 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.



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Uninstall PC Fixer Pro 2018 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.



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Remove PC Fixer Pro 2018 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".

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Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.

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Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.


Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.

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A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the PC Fixer Pro 2018 will be removed.


How to Reset Safari
IMPORTANT: Before resetting Safari make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

Start Safari and then click on the gear leaver icon.

Click the Reset Safari button and you will reset the browser.


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Eliminate PC Fixer Pro 2018 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.


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