What do you know about PC Tuneup?
PC Tuneup is a kind of potentially unwanted application which is similar to PC Tuneup Maestro that we have covered in the previous post. It acts as a handy computer optimization program, but the functionality of this app is much closer to an adware-type threat. In order to be precise, this adware mostly appears on the systems without receiving proper authorization from the users and then continues affecting the machine by carrying out several annoying activities. These unwanted activities may include generating plenty of intrusive pop-up ads, running bogus PC scans and attempting to trick the inexperienced system users into thinking that their machine is out of order.
The scan reports and perpetual pop-ups displayed PC Tuneup urge the computer users purchase the full version of this application in order to fix the detected errors. On top of it all, the software's influence may also extend to the web browsers installed onto the infected machine, as a result, the infected PC users may start noticing disturbing adverts as well as other random pop-ups appears on the system screen whenever they try to browse the web. As a product of a dubious adware threat, these adverts and their advertised content should not be trusted at all. Generally, to gather a more significant and excessive amount of advertising revenue, the developers of PC Tuneup may even collaborate with the poor reputation third parties, as long as they gains a decent profit.
Why should you get rid of PC Tuneup?
Due to this functionality, the application becomes highly suspicious and give a good reason to avoid using this toolbar and remove it completely from your PC. Luckily, the software is not malicious enough in order to obstructs its elimination, though PC Tuneup might attempt to prevent the victimized computer users from accessing legitimate anti-virus web portals and obtaining any kind of secure system security program. Besides, it may also modify your default homepage with its own official website and even install few other browser add-ons and extensions to track your online browsing habits and displays personally targeted advertisements. Of course, you should not expect your device to work smoothly with so much of undesired activity going on. The pre-installed system applications may begin running into disrupting errors, sudden freeze and the overall computer performance may deteriorate seriously which leads to crash. Hence, PC Tuneup should be removed from your machine ASAP.
Know How to Remove PC Tuneup – Adware Manually from Web Browsers
Remove malicious Extension From Your Browser
PC Tuneup Removal From Microsoft Edge
Step 1. Start your Microsoft Edge browser and go to More Actions (three dots “…”) option
Step 2. Here you need to select last Setting option.
Step 3. Now you are advised to choose View Advance Settings option just below to Advance Settings.
Step 4. In this step you have to Turn ON Block pop-ups in order to block upcoming pop-ups.
Uninstall PC Tuneup From Google Chrome
Step 1. Launch Google Chrome and select Menu option at the top right side of the window.
Step 2. Now Choose Tools >> Extensions.
Step 3. Here you only have to pick the unwanted extensions and click on remove button to delete PC Tuneup completely.
Step 4. Now go to Settings option and select Show Advance Settings.
Step 5. Inside the Privacy option select Content Settings.
Step 6. Now pick Do not allow any site to show Pop-ups (recommended) option under “Pop-ups”.
Wipe Out PC Tuneup From Internet Explorer
Step 1 . Start Internet Explorer on your system.
Step 2. Go to Tools option at the top right corner of the screen.
Step 3. Now select Manage Add-ons and click on Enable or Disable Add-ons that would be 5th option in the drop down list.
Step 4. Here you only need to choose those extension that want to remove and then tap on Disable option.
Step 5. Finally Press OK button to complete the process.
Clean PC Tuneup on Mozilla Firefox Browser
Step 1. Open Mozilla browser and select Tools option.
Step 2. Now choose Add-ons option.
Step 3. Here you can see all add-ons installed on your Mozilla browser and select unwanted one to disable or Uninstall PC Tuneup completely.
How to Reset Web Browsers to Uninstall PC Tuneup Completely
PC Tuneup Removal From Mozilla Firefox
Step 1. Start Resetting Process with Firefox to Its Default Setting and for that you need to tap on Menu option and then click on Help icon at the end of drop down list.
Step 2. Here you should select Restart with Add-ons Disabled.
Step 3. Now a small window will appear where you need to pick Reset Firefox and not to click on Start in Safe Mode.
Step 4. Finally click on Reset Firefox again to complete the procedure.
Step to Reset Internet Explorer To Uninstall PC Tuneup Effectively
Step 1. First of all You need to launch your IE browser and choose “Internet options” the second last point from the drop down list.
Step 2. Here you need to choose Advance tab and then Tap on Reset option at the bottom of the current window.
Step 3. Again you should click on Reset button.
Step 4. Here you can see the progress in the process and when it gets done then click on Close button.
Step 5. Finally Click OK button to restart the Internet Explorer to make all changes in effect.
Clear Browsing History From Different Web Browsers
Deleting History on Microsoft Edge
- First of all Open Edge browser.
- Now Press CTRL + H to open history
- Here you need to choose required boxes which data you want to delete.
- At last click on Clear option.
Delete History From Internet Explorer
- Launch Internet Explorer browser
- Now Press CTRL + SHIFT + DEL button simultaneously to get history related options
- Now select those boxes who’s data you want to clear.
- Finally press Delete button.
Now Clear History of Mozilla Firefox
- To Start the process you have to launch Mozilla Firefox first.
- Now press CTRL + SHIFT + DEL button at a time.
- After that Select your required options and tap on Clear Now button.
Deleting History From Google Chrome
- Start Google Chrome browser
- Press CTRL + SHIFT + DEL to get options to delete browsing data.
- After that select Clear browsing Data option.
If you are still having issues in the removal of PC Tuneup from your compromised system then you can feel free to talk to our experts.