Tweakerbit Antimalware

What is Tweakerbit Antimalware?

Tweakerbit Antimalware was categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) because of its rather suspicious behavior. Our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com tested the application by performing a system scan with it, during which they revealed the tool might identify harmless data belonging to legitimate software as malicious. One can only wonder what would happen after clicking the removal button as it is entirely possible Tweakerbit Antimalware could erase the harmless files it identified as suspicious. Still, we cannot be sure since we only got to test the free version of the PUP that does not allow to remove threats and asks to register for a full version. However, we do not advise purchasing it or even getting it for free when there are no guarantees you will have any use for it. In fact, our specialists recommend not to waste your time with this PUP and eliminate it with the instructions available below or a more reliable antimalware tool. Users who want more details about the program are welcome to read the rest of our article too.testtesttest

Where does Tweakerbit Antimalware come from?

It seems Tweakerbit Antimalware could travel with bundled installers of other similarly unreliable applications. Thus, it is quite possible users may download it after visiting questionable file-sharing web pages that may distribute various freeware programs, pirated software, and so on. If you download software from such sites yourself, we would advise you to be more careful in the future because the next time you could end up not with a PUP, but more dangerous threats like viruses, Trojans, and so on. A reliable antimalware tool could help you avoid such malicious applications, but you have to make sure it is legitimate and comes from a reputable company. As for the program in question, it is apparent it cannot be considered as reliable, and if you have researched it more before agreeing to install it, you would probably have known this already.

How does Tweakerbit Antimalware work?

The trial version of Tweakerbit Antimalware provides a scanning tool that is supposed to identify threats located on the computer and report them to the user. Nonetheless, after testing it ourselves, we can say we did not see any threats listed in the report we received. On the contrary, our researchers report that all files located on the test computer’s %TEMP% and %WINDIR%\Temp directories were identified as PUPs, including data belonging to such legitimate programs like Notepad++, MozillaFirefox, Opera, and some others. Another reason we do not trust the software is that it constantly reminds and urges the user to get the full version free of charge by calling a provided telephone number. Given the software looks quite suspicious we would advise against it as there is a possibility they could ask for personal information which might be used for sending the user advertising content and so on.

How to remove Tweakerbit Antimalware?

To settle in Tweakerbit Antimalware quite a few folders and new Registry entries that truth to be told might be left on the system even when the PUP gets uninstalled. Consequently, our researchers do not recommend removing it through Control Panel since there would be quite a lot of leftovers. Instead, we advise erasing it bit by bit and if you take a look at the steps located below you will find out how to get rid of it manually yourself. If this process looks too complicated or you do not wish to waste your time, you could use an antimalware tool instead. Just, as we mentioned earlier make sure the tool you get this time is legitimate and trustworthy.

Eliminate Tweakerbit Antimalware

  1. Press Windows key+E.
  2. Check the following directories:
    %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%
    %PROGRAMFILES%
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    %USERPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs
  3. Remove folders called Tweakerbit Antimalware from all listed directories by right-clicking them and pressing Delete.
  4. Go to these provided links:
    C:\Users\User\Desktop
    C:\Users\Public
  5. Look for files called Tweakerbit Antimalware.lnk, right-click them and press Delete.
  6. Find this location: C:\Windows\System32\Tasks
  7. Search for a file called tweakerbitantimalware_onstartup, right-click it and select Delete.
  8. Close File Explorer.
  9. Press Windows key+R.
  10. Type Regedit and click Yes.
  11. Navigate to the following directories:
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Folder\shell
    HKLM\SOFTWARE
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node
  12. Find a key titled as Tweakerbit Antimalware or simply Tweakerbit in each of the listed paths.
  13. Right-click keys called Tweakerbit Antimalware/Tweakerbit and press Delete.
  14. Go to: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree
  15. Look for a key named tweakerbitantimalware_onstartup, right-click it and choose Delete.
  16. Then find this path: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
  17. Locate a key called {6406DF9F-E9C8-4C2E-AB48-80352BDF7173}_is1, right-click it and select Delete.
  18. Find this location: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing
  19. Look for the following files and erase them too:
    tweakerbit-antimalware_RASMANCS
    tweakerbit-antimalware_RASAPI32
  20. Lastly, go to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  21. Locate a value name titled Tweakerbit Antimalware (on the right side of the Registry Editor’s window), right-click it and choose Delete.
  22. Empty Recycle bin. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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Stop these Tweakerbit Antimalware Processes:

unins000.exe
InstallUtil.exe
PCSecurity_popup.exe
PCsecurityservice.exe
tweakerbit-antimalware.vshost.exe
tweakerbit-antimalware.exe
TweakerbitUninstaller.exe

Remove these Tweakerbit Antimalware Files:

SQLite.Interop.dll
AAMP_Uninstaller.resources.dll
TweakerbitUninstaller.resources.dll
Newtonsoft.Json.dll
tweakerbit-antimalware.exe
tweakerbit-antimalware.vshost.exe
unins000.exe
WPFToolkit.dll
tweakerbit.bat
PCSecurity_popup.exe
TweakerbitUninstaller.exe
Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll
WpfPageTransitions.dll
System.Data.SQLite.Linq.dll
PCsecurityservice.exe
tweakerbit-antimalware.resources.dll
unins000.dat
SQLiteHelper.dll
NUnrar.dll
advanced-antimalware-pro.resources.dll
Ionic.Zip.dll
uninstallService.bat
WpfAnimatedGif.dll
System.Data.SQLite.dll
web_reference.dll
service.bat
InstallUtil.exe
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