Tutorial Guide To Delete PC Smart Cleanup From Windows PC

Researchers Report on PC Smart Cleanup

PC Smart Cleanup has been identified by the ESG malware analysts as a fake optimizer tool and the hard drive defragmenter. Although, this tool has been promoted as an effective which claims System user to boost up their Windows System. At the first glance, It really seems as a legitimate ones that featured with highly advanced features including :

  • Free up the disk space – As we all known that, with the regular use of PC, there are lots of junk and unused files gather on the PC which makes System too much slower than before. That's why, this tool claims user to clean up the disk space and keep System less fragmented.
  • Boost performance – This optimizer tool claims to analyze the hidden files or unwanted program that are degrading the booting time. It has the ability to clear almost all useless programs and junk files to boost System performance.
  • Registry cleaner – It helps user to scan the registry in order to find out almost all residual items and errors and clean the registry items to enhance System performance speed.
  • Protect PC against System infection – This optimizer tool seems to scan and detect System threat and remove them.

Screenshot of PC Smart Cleanup :

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Detailed Information of PC Smart Cleanup

Despite of it's all helpful features and promises, you should not install inside your PC because it is actually a potentially unwanted program which tries to make money from the innocent user. According to the analysts of ESG security, this dubious optimizer tool has no any way to clean and optimize your PC. One of the major reason for not believing on it is that it is actually a part of the malware attack. This program is mainly promoted on it's official site, http://pcsmartcleanup.com/. This site may force you to download and install it using several exploits of vulnerabilities on the well reputed browser, OS and other crucial applications. The primary objective of it's creator is to make money from the innocent user. That's why, you should not trust on it and try to delete PC Smart Cleanup from your infected machine immediately after getting any symptoms of it.

Distribution channels of PC Smart Cleanup

  1. Downloading of cost-free applications from untrusted domain.
  2. Opening of spam mails or junk mail attachments.
  3. Playing any online game.
  4. Updating of any existing software or OS through the redirected links.
  5. Sharing file sources over Peer-to-Peer network etc.

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How to Uninstall PC Smart Cleanup from Compromised System

Step:1 First of all, Reboot your PC in Safe Mode to make it safe from PC Smart Cleanup

(this Guide illustrates how to restart Windows in Safe Mode in all versions.)

Step:2 Now you need to View all Hidden Files and Folders that exist on different drives

Step:3 Uninstall PC Smart Cleanup from Control Panel

  • Press Start Key + R together and Type appwiz.cpl
  • appwiz

  • Now Press on OK
  • This will Open the Control Panel. Now look for PC Smart Cleanup or any other Suspicious program
  • once found, Uninstall PC Smart Cleanup ASAP
  • Step:4 How to Remove PC Smart Cleanup from Startup Items

  • To Go to Startup Area, Click on Start Key + R
  • Type msconfig in the search area and click on Enter. A window will pop-out
  • Misconfig 1



  • In the Startup area, look for any suspicious PC Smart Cleanup entries or that are from Unknown Manufacturers
  • (This is an important step and users are advised to monitor all items carefully over here before proceeding further.)
  • Step:5 How to Remove PC Smart Cleanup from Localhost Files

  • Click on Start Key + R in Combination. Copy and Paste to Open hosts File
  • notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts
  • Soon, you will get a list of suspicious IP’s in the bottom of the screen
  • hosts_opt-1

  • this is quite helpful in knowing if your browser has been hacked
  • Steps 6: How to Remove PC Smart Cleanup and Block Pop-ups on Browsers

    How to Remove PC Smart Cleanup from IE

    Open IE and Click on Tools. Now Select Manage add-ons
    IE Extension 1

    In the pane, under Toolbars and Extensions, Choose the PC Smart Cleanup extensions which is to be deleted

    IE toolbar and extensions

  • Now Click on Remove or Disable Option.
  • Press Tool button and Select Internet Option
  • Internet-options

  • This will lead you to the Tab, now Select Privacy Tab, Turn on Pop-up blocker by clicking on it.
  • IE-block-pop-ups


    How to Uninstall PC Smart Cleanup from Google Chrome

  • Google Chrome is to be Opened
  • Now Click on menu present at the top right corner
  • Choose Tools >> Extensions
  • Select PC Smart Cleanup related Extensions and now Click on Trash icon to remove PC Smart Cleanup
  • chrome-extensions 2

  • Under Advanced Settings Option, Enable Do not allow any Site to Show pop-ups. Click on Ok to apply it.
  • Chrome-not-allow-pop-ups

    How to Block PC Smart Cleanup on Mozilla FF

  • Select and Open Mozilla FF, Select PC Smart Cleanup or other Add-ons by clicking on Menu button
  • Mozilla Addon 1

  • In the Add-ons Manager, Select the extension related to PC Smart Cleanup.
  • Mozilla Addon 2

  • Now Click on Remove to delete PC Smart Cleanup permanently
  • Also Select and Check mark “Block Pop-up Windows” under po-ups in the Content Tab
  • How to Get Rid of PC Smart Cleanup on Edge on Win 10

  • First of all Open MS Edge and Click on “More actions(…)” link
  • Edge-1
  • Now Select and Click on Settings In Menu under “More Actions”
  • Edge-2

  • Under Settings, screen click on View Advanced Settings button
  • Edge-3

  • In Advanced Settings, turn on Block pop-ups by toggling button to ON
  • Edge4


    Following the above Manual Steps will be effective in blocking PC Smart Cleanup. However, if you are unable to accomplish these steps, click the button given below to scan your PC


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