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.
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 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.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool. Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
- Guide 1: How to Remove A1 PC Cleaner from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of A1 PC Cleaner from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove A1 PC Cleaner from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase A1 PC Cleaner from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall A1 PC Cleaner from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove A1 PC Cleaner from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate A1 PC Cleaner from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove A1 PC Cleaner from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove A1 PC Cleaner
Step 2: Uninstall A1 PC Cleaner 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 A1 PC Cleaner 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 A1 PC Cleaner there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of A1 PC Cleaner from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall A1 PC Cleaner 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 A1 PC Cleaner 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 A1 PC Cleaner files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as A1 PC Cleaner, 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 A1 PC Cleaner 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 A1 PC Cleaner 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 A1 PC Cleaner 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 A1 PC Cleaner 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 A1 PC Cleaner will be removed.
Eliminate A1 PC Cleaner 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.