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Should I Remove A1 PC Cleaner from My PC

A1 PC Cleaner is a free tool that claims to be an optimization program for PC performance enhancement. Supposedly it should defend your computer from various threats, fix Internet speed issues, remove registry errors and delete unnecessary files. However, users should keep in mind that A1 PC Cleaner is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that may be the cause for various PC issues.

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A1 PC Cleaner Installation Method

A1 PC Cleaner may be bundled with various free tools downloaded from the Internet. Users may also download A1 PC Cleaner willingly, misguided by its name and self-promotion. A1 PC Cleaner sounds a lot like CCleaner that is a completely legitimate and safe program used for optimization purposes. Moreover, experts suspect that the creators of A1 PC Cleaner are trying to ‘steal’ traffic made by CCleaner users.A1 PC Cleaner-remove

A1 PC Cleaner Description

The PUP is nothing but a scareware program that aims at executing various computer scams. Once installed, it will start scanning your system claiming that various issues are found and need to be removed. In order to do so, users are lured into buying the full version. Needless to say, buying A1 PC Cleaner full version is of no use, since there are enough free tools providing the same functions A1 PC Cleaner claims to have.
A1 PC Cleaner may also change registry keys and worsen your overall PC performance.
To summarize, A1 PC Cleaner is a suspicious tool created to trick users into buying its paid version.

How to Remove A1 PC Cleaner?

Its removal is recommended by PC experts. Users may try to get rid of it manually by following the step-by-step guide provided below. They should keep in mind though that the tool may leave registry keys behind. In order to thoroughly clean the PC, running a valid anti-malware tool is advisory.


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1. Remove/Uninstall A1 PC Cleaner

1. Remove/Uninstall A1 PC Cleaner 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).
  • uninstall-virus-fig3

    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall A1 PC Cleaner.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove A1 PC Cleaner 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 A1 PC Cleaner and click “Remove


    After A1 PC Cleaner 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 A1 PC Cleaner and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After A1 PC Cleaner 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 A1 PC Cleaner 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 A1 PC Cleaner 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 A1 PC Cleaner
    Click ‘Uninstall’


    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall A1 PC Cleaner. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the A1 PC Cleaner will be removed.

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    Milena Dimitrova

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