Have you recently noticed a new application on your computer called PC Repair PRO, which persistently keeps bringing pop-ups showing all the issues with your Windows system? Do you not recall installing anything like this program? Is your computer working just fine but the new software keeps telling that there are critical errors which need immediate fixing? If any of these situations seem familiar to you then you are dealing with PC Repair PRO rogue application, which will deceitfully do anything just to make you purchase their premium version.
Pc Repair Pro quicklinks
- What does PC Repair PRO do
- How PC Repair PRO got into your computer
- How to get rid of PC Repair PRO PUP
- How to remove PC Repair PRO using Windows Control Panel
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While PC Repair PRO system optimizer is not a virus, just like Similar Photo Cleaner, Mac Cleanup Pro, WinZip Driver Updater, but it does not mean that you should use it. Moreover, some of the features of this rogue Windows application are certainly shady and untrustworthy. In this article, we’ll try to explain why other optimizing programs are a better option, whether or not PC Repair PRO is malicious, and the best ways to remove it.
What does PC Repair PRO do
PC Repair PRO is a program developed by a company from London called Envoy Services. These creators, similarly to infamous PCVARK, have a couple products that are designed to supposedly help Windows users either by repairing their systems or updating their drivers, yet for a certain payment. While there is nothing wrong about it and most reputable software usually is paid, the problem with PC Repair PRO, and another ES product called Driver Repair PRO, is that they happen to fake the system errors or outdated drivers, just to get the user to purchase their optimizing tools. Which leads to the conclusion, that you’d be wasting your money for some program to fix issues which are not existent. (What do you need to know about rogueware)
During our research, we ran PC Repair PRO scan on a new Windows operating system which was working perfectly fine, did not have any additional installs and its registry was not altered by any software yet, still, the rogue application presented us a considerably high amount of system errors which required an instant repair using the full premium version of PC Repair PRO, which costs $14.99 for 6 months. Even though the price is rather small, there is still no point in paying for basically nothing.
Unfortunately, the nice professionally-looking design, low price, and scareware-like characteristics urging to fix the computer immediately are the reasons that make lots of people fall for this rogue PC Repair PRO program and pay the crooks. Moreover, if the victim is still suspicious whether they should follow the directions of this strange tool, Envoy Services has an official site, that mimics legitimate software presentation.
All in all, although PC Repair PRO rogue application is not a virus, it is still risky to keep such software on your computer. If you got this system optimizing tool because you were concerned with your Windows running efficiency then we have other reputable utility tools, for example Spyhunter to choose from, which will be a much better replacement for PC Repair PRO.
How PC Repair PRO got into your computer
Although Envoy Services has an official website with their products, PC Repair PRO included, that is not the main way how the program distributes around the World Wide Web. Our readers noticed that PC Repair PRO program appeared in their systems after visiting infected websites or sneaking in a bundle of other software. 2-viruses.com researchers managed to catch PC Repair PRO spreading via a few malicious links that were placed on web pages like flvto.biz, which are commonly used to perform file conversion. If you happen to be using such pages, we recommend getting a trustworthy antivirus to block Drive-by-downloads and etc., because PC Repair PRO installation was initiated automatically.
As well as the dissemination via hyperlinks, PC Repair PRO can set up as an additional program in a Setup Wizard of legitimate software. Usually, disributing sites, like Cnet, compile popular applications with malware, because the crooks pay well, but doesn’t warn the user that if one chooses Recommended set up mode, the PUP will be installed as well. Although everyone knows that these websites are dangerous and you should get apps from their official websites, it is still better to always perform installation in an Advanced setting and uncheck all the preselected unwanted viruses yourself.
At the moment, PC Repair PRO is distributed in files under these names:
How to get rid of PC Repair PRO PUP
Despite PC Repair PRO demonstrating really mischievous characteristics, most security tools Dont recognize it as a virus yet, since it is fairly new, but luckily, it is not that hard to remove it manually. Since it is designed to look like a real product, it does have an uninstall button, which is not hidden and can be easily found in the Control Panel. Removing PC Repair PRO from Windows may slightly differ depending on the version of your operating system, yet the process is typical as when eliminating any other application. You can check the precise instructions below.
On the other hand, because PC Repair PRO is a rogue program, your system’s vulnerabilities could have been exposed or the same source that brought the system optimizer might have installed other viruses as well, therefore we strongly recommend running a free scan with either Spyhunter anti-spyware programs to make sure that there are no other malware left in your computer.
How to remove PC Repair PRO using Windows Control PanelMany hijackers and adware like PC Repair PRO install some of their components as regular Windows programs as well as additional software. This part of malware can be uninstalled from the Control Panel. To access it, do the following.
- Start→Control Panel (older Windows) or press Windows Key→Search and enter Control Panel and then press Enter (Windows 8, Windows 10).
- Choose Uninstall Program (if you don't see it, click in the upper right next to "View by" and select Category).
- Go through the list of programs and select entries related to PC Repair PRO . You can click on "Name" or "Installed On" to reorder your programs and make PC Repair PRO easier to find.
- Click the Uninstall button. If you're asked if you really want to remove the program, click Yes.
- In many cases anti-malware programs are better at detecting related parasites, thus I recommend installing Spyhunter to identify other programs that might be a part of this infection.
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