Tuneup Pro is another one of those registry cleaning programs which claim to help boost your computer’s performance while in fact it may do more harm than good. The program may list a lot of issues on your system while it’s performing it’s scanning procedures and it claims to fix only 15 of the supposed “issues” on your computer, but the software requires you to buy it’s licensed version to fix all the errors. This is a common practice with legitimate programs as well, but the problem here is that Tuneup Pro may display issues that may not exist at all only to convince you to purchase it’s full version or call it’s tech support number. This is the main reason why you should consider removing this software from your computer and focus on protecting your PC against dubious programs like this one in the future too.
|Type||Potentially Unwanted Program / Fake Registry Cleaning App|
|Short Description||May pretend to clean up your registry errors and speed up your computer, but in fact it’s goal may just be to get you to pay a lot for it’s full version.|
|Symptoms||Slow performance of your computer plus different types of advertisements to begin appearing.|
|Distribution Method||Via bundled installers, fake setups or via other PUP that has already been installed on your PC.|
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Tuneup Pro– How Did I Get It
The main method by which Tuneup Pro may have been installed on your computer system is if your PC has already been affected by some sort of adware or other nefarious program. Such programs are replicated by various means throghout the web and they come in different forms as well:
- Fake setups of programs.
- The program setup advertised via adware software installed on your PC as a fake detection page that your PC is at risk.
- Along with the installers of other free programs.
- By being automatically installed on your computer as a result of malware infection that downloads applications.
Tuneup Pro – Activity
Tuneup Pro is the type of program which aims to perform different activities on your computer, the first of which is to create it’s own folder, possibly in %ProgramFiles% directory and drop the files of the software on your computer system.
In addition to this, Tuneup Pro may also set registry entries in the Windows Registry Editor plus create scheduled tasks to run automatically on your Windows start.
As soon as it is ran, the Tuneup Pro software may create multiple different types of Registry entries on your computer, that it may perform. The registry entries which may be created by this program may reside in the following Windows Registry sub-keys:
The main purpose of Tuneup Pro is to scan and optimize your computer for errors in your Windows Registry Editor. But the program may also display fake detections which may be done only to get you to purchase the full version of the software.
In addition to displaying these detections, the program may also perform other unwanted activities on your PC, such as deliberately slow it down and run processes in the background that may display different types of pop-ups on your PC. Security experts strongly recommend to remove this program from your PC, since it’s behavior may be more unwanted than useful.
How to Remove Tuneup Pro from Your Computer
In order to remove this application from your computer system, it is important to follow the removal isntructions below. They are divided in manual and automatic removal steps. The instructions are also created in a way that if you do not remove Tuneup Pro manually, you can also try to do so automatically. Be advised that security experts strongly recommend to remove TuneUp pro by using an advanced scanner for unwanted software and malware in order to fully secure your PC and protect it against misleading programs and other intrusive software in the future automatically.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Tuneup Pro from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Tuneup Pro from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Tuneup Pro from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Tuneup Pro from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Tuneup Pro from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Tuneup Pro from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Tuneup Pro from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Tuneup Pro from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Tuneup Pro
Step 2: Uninstall Tuneup Pro 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 Tuneup Pro 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 Tuneup Pro there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Tuneup Pro from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Tuneup Pro 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 Tuneup Pro 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 Tuneup Pro files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Tuneup Pro, 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 Tuneup Pro 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 Tuneup Pro 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 Tuneup Pro 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 Tuneup Pro 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 Tuneup Pro will be removed.
Eliminate Tuneup Pro 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.