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PCTechNotice also known as PC Tech Notice is classified as an adware application and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Once installed, PCTechNotice may start displaying fake security alerts trying to convince the user his PC has been affected by malicious software. PCTechNotice pop-ups have appeared on Microsoft Windows 8.1 and Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, but other Windows versions may be affected as well.

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One user has also complained that his present anti-malware program has stopped working, mostly concerned with a suspicious application that may have sneaked into his system. The same user has reported that the PCTechNotice pop-up keeps on appearing on every window he opens, including while he attempts to add or remove a program.p8_0000

PCTechNotice Distribution Method

PCTechNotice may have been included in the package of a freeware product available on legitimate download websites. Even though any additional software is always mentioned in the EULA (End User License Agreement) and under the ‘advanced’ installation option, users tend to execute automatic installations. Thus, unwanted applications enter their systems and compromise their online safety.

The described download method is called bundling and is often used for monetizing purposes. It is widely used in the marketing field, digital advertising included.

PCTechNotice Characteristics

Being ad-supported, PCTechNotice may cause one or all of the following:

  • Monitoring of the user’s online habits and collecting his personally identifiable information.
  • Reading the cookies on the affected browser or adding tracking/persistent cookies to it.
  • Generating pop-up windows, in the present case concerning a supposed virus that has attacked the PC.
  • Offering a toll-free phone number so that technicians remove the detected threat.
  • Slowing down the system and the browser and possibly get in the way of the normal function of some programs.

Users witnessing PCTechNotice pop-ups should be aware that they are a part of a fake tech support line that cannot be trusted. Such schemes are developed by cyber crooks attempting to steal money from the users.

PCTechNotice Removal Options

The best way to clean the system entirely is by running a full system scan via antivirus software. If the user does not have a valid one, he should consider installing a powerful one so that all components of PCTechNotice are removed permanently.

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1. Remove/Uninstall

1. Remove/Uninstall 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 .

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove 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 and click “Remove

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    After 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 and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After 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 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 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
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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

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