What is Baidu PC Faster?
Baidu PC Faster is a system optimization tool that can be downloaded online. It is promoted as a free application that can help you improve your computer speed. Although some users may have no idea how Baidu PC Faster gets installed on their computers, in general this program requires your permission to be installed. Therefore, since this program comes with an explicit installer, it leaves an entry on the list of installed programs, and you can remove Baidu PC Faster manually. This program is not known to cause serious security problems, but users are urged to remove Baidu PC Faster from their computers in case it is downloaded bundled with freeware.
Where does Baidu PC Faster come from?
Judging from its name, Baidu PC Faster seems to be related to the Chinese web services company Baidu that is responsible for releasing other freeware such as Hao123 toolbar, for example. The application can be downloaded at the official home page via pfcaster.com. However, after having performed a search on the web, we can see that Baidu PC Faster is also available for download at a number of third party file hosting web pages, for example, Softonic, cNet, Techspot, Freewarefiles, Softpedia and so on.
The application is said to be absolutely free (it says “Always Free” at the main page), and it is promoted as a “World’s No. 1 Deep Cleaning Technology” that can make your “PC perform like new again with your cleaning modes”.
What does Baidu PC Faster do?
At first glance it seems that Baidu PC Faster really does help you improve your computer speed by scanning the system and then removing junk files and old registry entries that are no longer necessary. However, when it comes to registry cleaners, the safety is often ambiguous. Unless it is a licensed registry cleaner with a subscription for, computer security experts recommend staying away from free registry cleaners. Not to mention that there is no evidence that removing old registry entries will actually speed up your PC. On the contrary – often registry cleaning can result in a fragmented registry that will only slow down the overall system performance.
Thus, Baidu PC Faster can really “clean” your computer, but the question is whether its services are really necessary. That is why this program is often labeled as potentially unwanted application, especially as it has a tendency to be installed automatically with other freeware apps.
How to remove Baidu PC Faster?
Since this program is not a computer infection, it is not troublesome to remove Baidu PC Faster manually via Control Panel. Our main security concern arises in case of bundled download and installation. If you had no intention to install Baidu PC Faster on your computer, there is a chance that the program was installed with some other freeware application you have recently downloaded from a third party website. As such, you should remove all unreliable freeware applications from your system.
Manual Baidu PC Faster Removal
- Move mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
- Click Settings on Charm bar and select Control Panel.
- Open Uninstall a program and remove Baidu PC Faster.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Click Start menu and go to Control panel.
- Select Uninstall a program and remove Baidu PC Faster.
- Open Start menu and navigate to Control panel.
- Access Add or remove programs and uninstall Baidu PC Faster.
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