MyPC HealthCheck is believed to be a program that has a rogue character. The software resembles a PC optimizer, but many researchers outline that it may be fraudulent and display fake errors. This is a commonly met scheme driving users to purchase the program’s licensed version to optimize issues that may or may not exist. Everyone who has MyPC HealthCheck installed on their computers are strongly advised to read this article and learn how to be able to remove this program, especially if they do not know how it was situated on their computer.
|Type||Fake Security Software|
|Short Description||May display fake results of detected malware to scare users into purchasing a full version.|
|Symptoms||You can see pop-ups with fake scan. Your PC may be slow, freeze at times or even crash with a BSOD.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages|
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MyPC HealthCheck – How Does It Spread
The MyPC HealthCheck software may be widely distributed via third-party websites that provide many free programs that are often downloaded. This can be your favorite media player, torrent downloading software and other helpful programs. Usually when users search for these programs, sometimes they may find their download links on third-party websites that use the so-called bundling – the including of programs like MyPC HealthCheck “As a free extra” in one of the installation steps.
MyPC HealthCheck – More Information
Once MyPC HealthCheck has been installed on the affected computer it may immediately become evident. One of the factors is that this program may begin to display pop-ups, like the following:
In addition to this MyPC HealthCheck may take up a large portion of system resources from the user PC. The pop-ups displayed by MyPC HealthCheck may appear to be non-realistic scans of the computer claiming it is slow and needs to be optimized. Shortly after this, users may be transferred to a payment page, explaining to them that their systems have been infected.
Not only this, but MyPC HealthCheck also can display fake pop-up alerts run fraudulent system scanning and also display reports regarding problems that do not exist. We also strongly advise users not fully to rely on this software since it may not provide actual information about your PC’s condition. Researchers believe that it’s sole purpose is to lure users into paying it’s “licensed version” and generate profit to its developers. Such programs are a part of a common scam.
In addition to this, MyPC HealthCheck may also collect different information from your computer, like:
- IP Address.
- Software installed on your system.
- Windows version.
- Settings logs.
MyPC HealthCheck may also make itself difficult to be uninstalled from the computer, by modifying the Windows Registry Editor. In addition to this, the program is also believed by researchers that it may or may not cause errors and various pop-ups that may drive users into believing their computer is actually at risk. This is one of the reasons this program is considered potentially harmful and it’s removal is advisable.
MyPC HealthCheck – Removal Instructions
To remove MyPC HealthCheck if you consider it hazardous, we strongly advise you to follow the removal instructions which we have prepared for you below. They are methodologically arranged to effectively delete the program from your computer.
In case you are having difficulty removing this software manually and you believe it will show up again on your computer, malware analysts strongly advise downloading an advanced anti-malware program that will make sure your computer will delete all of the files of MyPC HealthCheck automatically and ensure you stay protected in the future as well.
- Guide 1: How to Remove MyPC HealthCheck from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of MyPC HealthCheck from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove MyPC HealthCheck from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase MyPC HealthCheck from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall MyPC HealthCheck from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove MyPC HealthCheck from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate MyPC HealthCheck from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove MyPC HealthCheck from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove MyPC HealthCheck
Step 2: Uninstall MyPC HealthCheck 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 MyPC HealthCheck 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 MyPC HealthCheck there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of MyPC HealthCheck from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall MyPC HealthCheck 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 MyPC HealthCheck 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 malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, 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 MyPC HealthCheck 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 MyPC HealthCheck 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 MyPC HealthCheck 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 MyPC HealthCheck 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 MyPC HealthCheck will be removed.
Eliminate MyPC HealthCheck 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.