Doctor PC is advertised as a free Windows optimizer, but users report that it has been non-beneficial and probably corrupt.
Doctor PC Rogue Program
Experts classify Doctor PC as a rogue system scanner known to use scare tactics in order to acquire customers. Once in the system Doctor PC will perform a full system scan, and display security alerts warning the user about a number of threats allegedly detected on the computer. To assure the safety of their PCs users are asked to invest in the full version of the product.
Doctor PC has neither threat-detecting capability nor can it remove any infections from your computer. The best thing you can do in this case is to remove the tool itself since it can compromise the security of your machine.
|Type||Rogue System Optimizer, PUA|
|Short Description||A program that promises to optimize the operating system but may as well put it at risk or compromise its performance.|
|Symptoms||The program may add a browser extension to the browser, and may generate unwanted pop-up ads and alerts.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages|
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Doctor PC.|
Doctor PC Distribution
Doctor PC is being delivered via third-party freeware programs the user downloads online. Such installations are often neglected because most users keep on clicking the “Next “button until the installation process is finished. Make sure always to select the Advanced options where you can actually un-tick the additional programs and applications bundled with the initial software.
As a result of the program’s presence, the user may witness various advertisements, related to Doctor PC. Some of the may be promoting the installation of other PUPs including such as other rogue utilities and potentially unwanted programs.
Some of the pop-ups generated by the program could be related to fake virus alerts and various system errors, which may be pushing the user to install a specific program.
Remove Doctor PC – Removal Manual
To remove the Doctor PC unwanted program and all its related files manually from your system, follow the step-by-step removal instructions provided below. If the manual removal guide does not get rid of the program and its ads completely, you may want to use an advanced anti-malware tool. Software like that will keep your system secure in the future.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Doctor PC from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Doctor PC on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Doctor PC in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Doctor PC from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Doctor PC from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Doctor PC from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Doctor PC from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable Doctor PC Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove Doctor PC from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Doctor PC
Step 2: Uninstall Doctor 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 Doctor 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 Doctor PC there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Doctor PC from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Doctor 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 Doctor 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 Doctor PC files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Doctor 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 Doctor 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 Doctor 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 Doctor 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 Doctor 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 Doctor PC will be removed.
Eliminate Doctor 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 Doctor 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".