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rp_adware-2-150x150.jpgURL by the name of is reported to be associated with numerous Potentially Unwanted Programs. It may not be malware. However, it is similar to other low-level security threats to the PC, which could be created to bring profits to their developers, via usage of malicious practices. It is mainly associated with PC Tech Notice, which is considered an adware program, connected with fraudulent technical support strategies.

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PUPs from this site may obtain some non-personal information for purposes of tracking online activities possibly for advertising purposes. Such malicious programs are not destructive and do not pose a direct danger to the user’s information. However,’s pups may be associated with malicious sites that, according to researchers may require regularly updated antimalware tools to remove files, associated with

PC Tech Notice is the main program that is connected to the website. It is a PC optimization utility that many believe to be a hoax. Even though it claims to assist the user in fixing problems on their PCs, the primary goal of this software is to bring up commercial content on the affected computer. This is usually done with a purpose of generating profits on the basis of affiliate marketing and pay-per-click ads. There could be many issues, connected with, including annoying ads, which lead to dangerous sites, straight-up redirects to such and others. Such sites may download unhealthy executable files on the computer. Also there is a possibility, that some adverts may trick the user into calling hoax technical support numbers that may charge him or her high rates for the phone call.

Advertised content and adware programs that have something to do with are not a believed to be a threat, even though they may be a potential privacy risk.

Remove PUPs

To protect yourself and block any future programs, associated with this domain, researchers strongly advise that computer users download and install a reliable anti-malware program. It has to be cyber-security focused software that frequently updates its definitions and provides active protection from any malware attacks. It is also highly advisable to follow the steps below to remove any PUPs, associated and after that scan your computer with a reputable anti-malware tool.

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 / How to Uninstall SpyHunter

1. Remove/Uninstall PUPs

1. Remove/Uninstall PUPs 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 PUPs.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove PUPs 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


    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu


    Select PUPs and click “Remove


    After PUPs 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


  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate PUPs and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After PUPs 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 PUPs 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’.


    After PUPs 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.

    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on PUPs
    Click ‘Uninstall’


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

    3. Remove PUPs automatically with Spy Hunter Malware - Removal Tool.

    3. Remove PUPs automatically with Spy Hunter Malware – Removal Tool.

    To clean your computer with the award-winning software Spy Hunter – donload_now_140
    It is highly 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.


    Berta Bilbao

    Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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