MPC Cleaner - How To Remove?

 

MPC Cleaner is highly recommended by its creators: DotCash Limited Inc. It is an optimization software, helping people manage their computer speed, space and general usage. MPC Cleaner proclaims to fix all of the malfunctions, if devices are noticed to crash, freeze or be irresponsive. Since keeping computers balanced and running smoothly is a main priority, users are tempted to easily fix these issues with free programs, without spending a dime on more sophisticated protection. However, not all optimization facilities are actually helpful: some of them cause security issues. For example, MPC Cleaner states to get rid of pop-ups and similar promotional content from browsers. Somehow, former users have noticed that this application still allows a certain amount of advertisements to be displayed. Security researchers are being straightforward and putting this MPC Cleaner in the category of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs).

About MPC Cleaner

We have noticed that people are leaving negative reviews, saying that MPC Cleaner is a useless program, actually causing problems instead of fixing them, as it was promised. Some users proclaimed that they installed this application willingly, but others had no idea where it came from. If the installation was not properly authorized, the program managed to modify Windows Registry Keys to be one of those applications that are automatically launched. Since this seems to be the case for distribution, let’s move on to the main reasons why IT specialists do not recommend to keep this MPC Cleaner as a legitimate system optimizer.

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At first, let’s note that the scans, finished by MPC Cleaner will not always be genuine. Some times, it might state to have detected issues that are actually not the matters to be addressed. Also, this program might miss the actual threats and leave them influencing your computer system. If this system optimizer is not capable of carrying out its promises, is there any reason to keep it? We think not. Furthermore, we should note that MPC Cleaner can also be responsible for unauthorized changes, made to browsers. Home pages, default search providers and new tab pages might be replaced with Search.mpc.am search engine. On the main search page of this supposed-to-be search engine you are shown the promotion of Mac Cleaner – another PUP, which you can download and install directly from the main page.

MPC Cleaner application installs other installers and runs them, specifically, the installers of other malware programs. It hinders the functioning of your antivirus software by refusing to restart your computer upon the launching of your security utility. As a consequence, your malware removal tool will not be able to start. Thus, MPC Cleaner program indirectly turns it off. Well, this is self-explanatory, since antivirus software identifies it as a PUP.

Distribution Methods of MPC Cleaner

MPC Cleaner can be downloaded from its official page and other file-sharing domains. However, users are not advised to get software from random webpages. It so might be, that this optimizer was installed without users being aware of it. This scenario was probably played out after they had installed another free application. During that Setup Wizard, they might have missed optional software offers. These suggested applications are usually potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). Make sure to always opt for advanced/custom modes. The safer computer system, the more confidence you can have that your privacy and security is not intruded.

Move on from this unreliable MPC Cleaner and choose to proceed with trustworthy and professional tools, that are recognized for their efficiency. Reimage, Spyhunter or Hitman scanners are recommended to eliminate this PUP and all of the other threats, menacing your device. If manual removal is what you came for, scroll down and find a detailed step-by-step guide.


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Manual removal of MPC Cleaner

How to remove MPC Cleaner using Windows Control Panel

Many hijackers and adware like MPC Cleaner install some of their components as regular windows programs as well as additional software. This part of malware can be uninstalled from Control Panel. To access it, do the following.
  • Start→Control Panel (older Windows) or press Windows Key→Search and enter Control Panel (Windows 8);
    Control panel
  • Choose Uninstall Program;
    Programs and features
  • Go through a list of programs and select entries related to MPC Cleaner .
    Remove toolbars
  • Click uninstall button.
    Uninstall
  • In many cases anti-malware programs are better at detecting related parasites, thus I recommend installing Spyhunter or Reimage to identify other programs that might be a part of this infection.
    Scan with spyhunter
This method will not remove some of browser plugins therefore proceed to the next part of the removal guide.
Removing MPC Cleaner from your browsers

  Top Remove malicious extensions from Internet Explorer

  • Press on the Gear icon→Manage Add-ons.
    Add-on
  • Go through Toolbars and extensions. Remove everything related to MPC Cleaner and items you do not know that are made not by Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Oracle or Adobe.
    Disable add-ons
  • Close the Options.

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to MPC Cleaner, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Press on the Gear icon->Internet Options.
    Internet options
  • Choose the Advanced tab and click on the Reset button.
    Reset settings
  • Select a Delete personal settingscheckbox and click on the Reset button.
    Reset approve
  • Click on the Close button on the confirmation box, then close your browser.
    Reset

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

  Top Removing MPC Cleaner from Chrome

  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Google Chrome window. Select “Settings”.
    Open settings
  • Click “Extensions” on the left menu bar.
  • Go through the extensions list and remove programs you do not need, especially similar to MPC Cleaner. Click on the trash bin icon next to MPC Cleaner or other add-ons you want to remove.
    Remove extensions
  • Press on the “Remove” button on the Confirmation window.
    Remove approve
  • If unsure, you can disable them temporarily.
    Disable extension
  • Restart Chrome.

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to MPC Cleaner, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Click on Chrome’s menu button (three horizontal lines) and select Settings.
    Open settings
  • Scroll to the end of the page and click on the Reset settings button.
    Reset settings
  • Click on the Reset button on the confirmation box.
    Reset approve

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

  Top Removing MPC Cleaner from Firefox

  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla window and select the “Add-ons” icon (or press Ctrl+Shift+A on your keyboard).
    Select add-on
  • Go through Extensions and Addons list, remove everything MPC Cleaner related and items you do not recognise. If you do not know the extension and it is not made by Mozilla, Google, Microsoft, Oracle or Adobe then you probably do not need it.
    Remove add-on

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to MPC Cleaner, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla Firefox window. Click on the Help button.
    Help button
  • Choose Troubleshooting Information on the Help menu.
    Troubleshooting
  • Click on the Reset Firefox button.
    Refresh firefox
  • Click on the Reset Firefox button on the confirmation box. Mozilla Firefox will close and change the settings to default.
    Refresh firefox approve

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

How to remove MPC Cleaner from Microsoft Edge:  Top


Resetting Microsoft Edge setting (Method 1)

  • Open Microsoft Edge and click on More actions button (three dots at the top right corner of the screen), then choose Settings.
    Open settings
  • In the Settings window, click Choose what to clear button.
    Choose clear
  • Select everything that you want to remove and click Clear.
    Clear browsing data
  • Right click on Start and choose Task manager.
    Open task manager
  • In the Processes tab right click on Microsoft Edge and select Go to details.
    Go to details
  • In the Details look for entries named Microsoft Edge, right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries.
    End Edge task

If the first method didn't work for you, follow the steps of advanced method below. Make sure you backup your data before completing these steps.

Resetting Microsoft Edge setting (Method 2)

  • Navigate to the following folder: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe Select all of the entries in this folder, right click on them and select Delete.
    Delete files
  • Click Start button and type in “Windows power”. Right click on the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator.
    Open powershell
  • When Administrator: Windows PowerShell window appears on your screen, paste in this line after PS: cd C:\WINDOWS\system32 and press Enter: Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml" -Verbose}
    Run command
Once you finish these steps, MPC Cleaner should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

  Top Removing MPC Cleaner from Safari (Mac OS X)

  • Click on the Safari menu.
  • Choose Preferences.
    Open preferences
  • Click on the Extensions Tab.
  • Click on the Uninstall button near the MPC Cleaner. Remove all other unknown or suspicious entries too. If you are not sure whether you need the extension or not, you can simply uncheck the Enable check-box to disable the extension temporarily.
    Extensions
  • Restart Safari.

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to MPC Cleaner, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Click on the Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Reset Safari.
    Choose reset
  • Select which options you want to reset (usually all of them come preselected) and click on the Reset button.
    Reset

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

     
 

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