PCTechHotline is a questionable service that attempts to sell unnecessary and sometimes useless programs, such as registry or PC optimization tools. It is very similar to 24×7 Help. Usually the program appears on computers after installing some freeware or shareware applications. It can be distributed with free players, video streaming or recording tools, PDF creators, download managers, etc. Often they don’t even warn about installing PCTechHotline. To avoid this program and other useless applications that come bundled to other tools, you should be more careful with the installation steps of your chosen downloads. Never opt for a Quick installation and choose a Custom or Advanced one. Check every installation step carefully and if you see any already selected options indicating about additional downloads, deselect them.
If PCTechHotline virus has already infiltrated into your system, it will start displaying various ads offering to call +1 561-948-3761 and get support. The messages warn that your computer is at risk because of multiple registry errors, etc. Here is how the ad by PCTechHotline may look like:
Instant computer assistance
Our Microsoft Trained Technicians are standing by ready to hep you resolve all of your PC issues and more.
Receive instant, friendly support service for issues with your computer, network, printer, software and more.
If you call this number, don’t be surprised to get a huge telephone bill later, as usually such services are not cheap. PCTechHotline virus will probably just try to convince you into purchasing some useless tool, like PCRx Registry Cleaner, Driver Pro, PC Fix Speed, etc. that will cause you extra costs too. Be very careful with such offers if you don’t want to lose your money.
If you are constantly bothered by the ads offering this questionable service, remove PCTechHotline virus as soon as possible. Go to Control Panel. On Windows XP/Vista/7 go to Start -> Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs. Look for it on the list of programs and uninstall from there. Scanning with Anti-Malware programs like Spyhunter or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware might also be useful to make sure you have no unwanted programs on your computer.
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