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PC Safe Antivirus Removal Manual

BCool_Removal_ManualPC Safe Antivirus is developed by Safe Samurai and is described as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). The unwanted program is reported to have adware functionalities and may harvest personally identifiable information. Despite its name, PC Safe Antivirus has nothing to do with computer safety and is rather threatening than helpful. Thus, its removal is recommended by experts.

Download a System Scanner, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By PC Safe Antivirus.

How Did I Install PC Safe Antivirus on My PC?

The most common distribution technique for PC Safe Antivirus is bundled downloading. That means users unintentionally downloaded the PUP alongside another free app. Bundled downloads can be avoided if the user opts out of the automatic installation and chooses the advanced one instead. The user will then see the included product and deselect it.

Is PC Safe Antivirus Dangerous?

Experts note that all applications developed by Safe Samurai may be threatening to the affected PC. PC Safe Antivirus, in particular, is suspected to track user activity and harvest private data such as:

  • Browsing histories
  • Search queries
  • Website credentials

PC Safe Antivirus is most likely connected with third-party digital marketers responsible for malvertising (malicious advertising) campaigns. The latter are usually employed to spread malware across the Web.

Furthermore, researchers have stated that PC Safe Antivirus official website’s IP address (50.87.248.96) is related to the Katusha threat. Katusha has been known to initiate uninvited software downloads.

PC Safe Antivirus may also be bonded with numerous pop-ups, banners, and in-text ads that may redirect users to malware contaminated pages.

Should I Remove PC Safe Antivirus from My System?

Considering all the potential risks described above, PC Safe Antivirus’s removal is advisory. To do so, you may try and remove the issue manually following the steps below. Another option is running a full-system scan and deleting all detected threats with the help of a valid AV tool.

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1. Remove/Uninstall PC Safe Antivirus

1. Remove/Uninstall PC Safe Antivirus in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 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 get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes 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:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
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    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall PC Safe Antivirus.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove PC Safe Antivirus from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window

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    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

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    Select PC Safe Antivirus and click “Remove

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    After PC Safe Antivirus is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu

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  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate PC Safe Antivirus and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After PC Safe Antivirus is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    Select PC Safe Antivirus to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.

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    After PC Safe Antivirus has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.
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    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on PC Safe Antivirus
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall PC Safe Antivirus. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the PC Safe Antivirus will be removed.

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    Milena Dimitrova

    Milena Dimitrova

    An inspired writer and content manager who has been with SensorsTechForum since the beginning. Focused on user privacy and malware development, she strongly believes in a world where cybersecurity plays a central role. If common sense makes no sense, she will be there to take notes. Those notes may later turn into articles! Follow Milena @Milenyim

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