What is PC Power Booster? Why is it running on your PC? How to remove PC Power Booster and improve PC security?
PC Power Booster is a rogue application that generates misleading reports on system performance in order to make users believe that they can fix the detected issues by purchasing its full version. It often lands on computer devices without users’ permission and knowledge which makes it a potentially unwanted program as well. To prevent some serious issues and real system lag it is advisable to remove PC Power Booster from the affected computer as soon as possible.
|Name||PC Power Booster|
|Type||PUP, Hoax Registry Cleaner/System Optimizer|
|Short Description||May pretend to find a lot of errors on your PC to get you to purchase it’s full version..|
|Symptoms||You may start seeing the program popping up automatically on your PC and running automatic scans that catch errors every time.|
|Distribution Method||Bundled downloads. Web pages that advertise it.|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by PC Power Booster |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss PC Power Booster.|
PC Power Booster Unwanted Program – Distribution Methods and Activity
PC Power Booster is a potentially unwanted program that claims to be a handy registry cleaner and system optimizer. Once installed the PUP launches a scan and generates a report about the current state of your operating system.
According to this report, a large number of detected issues prevent the system from running smoothly. The main goal of PC Power Booster is to convince you to click its Start Repair button. Whenever you do this, the program will urge you to purchase its full version.
However, most of the issues you see are fake and pose no real danger to your PC. So don’t be tricked into purchasing the full version of this hoax system optimizer.
Typically, PC Power Booster is bundled with other software that you can download for free from the Internet. Most third-party sites deliver software bundles with the purpose of making profits by pushing products to users’ PCs. Yet another channel used for the spread of this undesired program is its official website http://pcpowerboost.com
- Installed software and hardware
- IP address
- Operating system
- Version of installed app
- Additional system related information
Once obtained, the data is transferred to remote servers. This, in turn, enables the owners of this app to misuse data records for the creation of targeted advertising campaigns. They can also share it with third-party vendors and partners.
How to Remove PC Power Booster PUP
Removing PC Power Booster should be performed methodologically and properly. One way to effectively remove PC Power Booster PUP is to follow the removal instructions that are underneath this article. They have been created with the main idea to help you remove this app either manually or automatically. The many files created by the app could be hard to find manually. That’s why it is recommendable to combine the steps while removing PC Power Booster PUP.
- Guide 1: How to Remove PC Power Booster from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of PC Power Booster from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove PC Power Booster from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase PC Power Booster from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall PC Power Booster from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove PC Power Booster from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate PC Power Booster from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove PC Power Booster from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove PC Power Booster
Step 2: Uninstall PC Power Booster 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 PC Power Booster 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 PC Power Booster there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of PC Power Booster from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall PC Power Booster 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 PC Power Booster 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 PC Power Booster files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as PC Power Booster, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove PC Power Booster 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 PC Power Booster 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 PC Power Booster 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 PC Power Booster 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 PC Power Booster will be removed.
Eliminate PC Power Booster 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.