What is ProPcAccelerator?
ProPcAccelerator is called a rogue application that has the functionality to obtain access to different operating systems and promote misleading services. Instead of optimizing and protecting your system, ProPcAccelerator will generate false positives and unexisting issues. Some of the detected issues may be real but they won’t be as harmful as the program will state them to be. What is the goal, you may be wondering? It is to make you more prone to buy the license for its full version which as you may guess is as ineffective as the limited version.
A program of this kind may land on PCs with the help of the installers of various supposedly useful apps, primarily free apps. It may be available on different suspicious sites as well. Either way, it is surely a program that lowers the security of your device. Furthermore, it may make you victim to data theft and financial losses.
Here is why we recommend a thorough removal process of ProPcAccelerator from the Windows system. If you want to find reliable removal steps for this rogue application, go check the last paragraph of this article.
|Type||PUP / Hoax System Optimizer|
|Short Description||May pretend to find a lot of errors on your PC to get you to purchase it’s full version.|
|Symptoms||You may start seeing ProPcAccelerator popping up automatically on your PC and running automatic scans that catch errors every time.|
|Distribution Method||Bundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it.|
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ProPcAccelerator – Distribution Methods and Dangers of Having It
The program ProPcAccelerator is classified as potentially unwanted program. This program is referred to virus sometimes, because users don’t install it by their will. Happily, it won’t necessarily infect the system as a serious malware infection will do.
However, once installed on a system, ProPcAccelerator is able to steal sensitive credentials, cause financial losses, and enable fraudsters to install malicious software. The same app has been detected to circle the web under the name PC Accelerate Pro as well. So keep in mind that anti-malware tools may detect this nasty app with this name too.
It has been infecting systems via software bundles that are available for free downloads. It may be promoted as a free extra app that will keep the system safe and optimized.
As a way to prevent your PC from being affected by such apps in the future, it is good to review carefully the details listed in software setups. In addition, you should better visit and download apps from their official websites only.
Whan it comes to the behavior of ProPcAccelerator, the program runs a scan that presumably should check all existing folders for unnecessary/harmful files. In fact, every scan the app makes displays issues that somehow prevent the system from running smoothly. The goal is to convince you that you should resolve all these issues as soon as possible. If you initiate a cleaning process, however, you will be asked to pay for a license key that will unlock all app features.
Beware that all system status reports generated by ProPcAccelerator are fake. Even if some of the issues do exist, they won’t be that critical for the system for sure. Apps like ProPcAccelerator are not to be trusted. They are created by fraudsters who want to obtain sensitive credentials and steal money. Therefore, registration for the full version of this app won’t improve system performance neither it will make the system more secure against malware intrusions.
To prevent ProPcAccelerator from allowing hackers to infect your PC with additional malware and keep your sensitive data safe, we advise you to remove it fully from your machine.
How to Remove ProPcAccelerator from Windows
Removing ProPcAccelerator should be performed methodologically and properly. One way to effectively remove the ProPcAccelerator virus is to follow the removal instructions that are underneath this article. They have been created with the main idea to help you remove this app either manually or automatically. The many files created by the app could be hard to find manually. That’s why it is recommendable to combine the steps while removing ProPcAccelerator.
- Guide 1: How to Remove ProPcAccelerator from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of ProPcAccelerator on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove ProPcAccelerator in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase ProPcAccelerator from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall ProPcAccelerator from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove ProPcAccelerator from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate ProPcAccelerator from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable ProPcAccelerator Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove ProPcAccelerator from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove ProPcAccelerator
Step 2: Uninstall ProPcAccelerator 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 ProPcAccelerator 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 ProPcAccelerator there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of ProPcAccelerator from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall ProPcAccelerator 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 ProPcAccelerator 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 ProPcAccelerator files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as ProPcAccelerator, 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 ProPcAccelerator 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 ProPcAccelerator 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 ProPcAccelerator 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 ProPcAccelerator 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 ProPcAccelerator will be removed.
Eliminate ProPcAccelerator 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 ProPcAccelerator 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".