What is PCBooster?
PCBooster is a potentially unwanted program that promises to enhance your system performance and delete unnecessary junk files. Nevertheless, the functions of this program are highly questionable, and there is no guarantee that the application really does with it promises to. Not to mention that you might have installed the application automatically, and you have no idea how it managed to enter your PC. The bottom line is that it is recommended that you remove PCBooster from your system, as the program is highly suspicious. It would not be surprising if through this program you would be redirected to malware-related websites, so you should procrastinate to get rid of this program any longer.
Where does PCBooster come from?
There is more than just one way how this program can be installed on your PC. Since PCBooster is a potentially unwanted program, it is not a malicious infection, and so it does not try to hide its presence from you. Therefore, the distribution methods are quite public as well.
For one, you can download the application from pcboostertool.com. The download button provided at the official website works just fine. Not to mention that over there you can also find general information on the program, albeit it is not clear just how trustworthy the information is.
Second, the program can obviously arrive bundled with freeware. If you download applications from third-party websites, you need to remember how important it is to go through the installation wizard step by step. If possible, choose the custom installation option, so that you could deselect the unwanted applications and avoid installing them on your PC. However, the problem is that quite often users download and install freeware without even bothering to check all the installation steps. As a result, such potentially unwanted programs like PCBooster manage to slither into target computers.
What does PCBooster do?
If we were to take a look at the program’s official website, we would get an impression that this application is a great system optimization tool. It says that you can download it for free, and with PCBooster you can “clean PC and keep it in perfect shape.” The said cleaning is complete “in a matter of minutes,” and the application will help you delete “unneeded files, system junk and application leftovers.”
Nevertheless, although the program is supposed to fix registry errors for free, whenever you click the fix button, the application generates a pop-up window. This pop-up says that in order to remove the registry errors you need to call a given number. You are supposed to “call toll free for expert tech support” via 1-860-269-6829, but no one can guarantee that you will not be ripped off during the call. Whatever you do, do not reveal your financial information (such as your name and credit card credentials) to unfamiliar third parties.
You also need to take care of PCBooster because it does not seem like the program can really deliver. It will start automatically each time you turn on your computer, and it will display security notifications every 30 minutes. It is obvious that the program is annoying, so you should not tolerate it.
How do I remove PCBooster?
It is possible to delete the application via Control Panel. However, you should remember that there might be some registry entries that do not disappear automatically. Thus, it is always a good idea to have an automated antispyware application that would protect your PC from harm and help you remove undesirable programs.
Manual PCBooster Removal
Windows 10 & Windows 8.1
- Right-click the Windows icon on your taskbar.
- Select Control Panel and go to Uninstall a program.
- Highlight PCBooster and click Uninstall.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open the Start menu and navigate to Control Panel.
- Select Uninstall a program and remove PCBooster.
- Click the Start button and select Control Panel.
- Access Add or remove programs and uninstall PCBooster.
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