GoPcPro Unwanted Application

Also Known As: GoPcPro potentially unwanted application
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

GoPcPro removal instructions

What is GoPcPro?

GoPcPro developers claim that this software is the "number one PC optimizer" and allows users to improve computer performance. Despite these claims, GoPcPro is classed as potentially unwanted application (PUA) that is distributed using the "bundling" method. Generally, most users install bundled apps inadvertently or accidentally.

GoPcPro unwanted application

This app allows users to scan their computers for duplicate files and disk errors. Also to clean browsers and disks, optimize the startup processes, and so on. Basic features are free to try, however, to perform other actions (clean browsers or fix errors), users are required to purchase the 'full version' of GoPcPro. This is common behaviour to applications distributed using the "bundling" method. Many also display a list of fake results to trick users into purchasing full versions of the products. When purchased, some apps provide no significant improvements - they simply "fix" fake problems that do not exist in the first place. It is not known whether GoPcPro is one of these rogue apps, but since it is proliferated using the "bundling" method, there is a strong possibility. Another downside of the "bundling" method is that it is often used to install more than one app. Therefore, GoPcPro might not be the only app that was installed. Other browser hijackers or adware-type programs might also have been installed. These potentially unwanted applications usually deliver advertisements, collect data, and cause redirects. Remove GoPcPro and ensure that no other browser hijackers or adware is installed.

Many system optimizers, driver updaters, and other similar tools are promoted as legitimate and useful (other examples include Secure PC Cleaner, PC TuneUp Maestro, and Easy Driver Pro). These apps provide none of the features promised. On the contrary, they are designed to generate revenue for their developers by causing unwanted redirects, delivering ads, and collecting data.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

As with many potentially applications, GoPcPro has an official website from which it can be downloaded, however, most are distributed using the "bundling" method - a deceptive marketing method used to trick users into installing PUAs with other third party software. Developers hide PUAs in "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings/options of the installation set-ups. Information about bundled (additionally-included) apps is not properly disclosed. Therefore, users who skip installation steps without carefully studying them, often install PUAs unintentionally. This careless behaviour can lead to inadvertent installation of rogues apps, and exposes users to risk of privacy and browsing safety problems.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

To avoid these unwanted installations, download software from official/trustworthy sources and using direct links. Avoid using third party software downloaders (or installers), torrents, and so on. Install software carefully - analyze each installation step and check "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings/options. Decline offers to install bundled apps before completing the installation. Furthermore, avoid clicking intrusive ads, even if they seem, legitimate. Some are designed by cyber criminals who invest time and money into their design - and why it is hard to determine which ones are legitimate. Potentially malicious ads usually redirect to untrustworthy websites such as gambling, adult dating, pornography, and so on. If you notice that you are continually redirected to untrustworthy websites after clicking intrusive ads, check for suspicious entries on your browser (extensions, plug-ins, pop-ups) and programs on your computer. Uninstall all unwanted/unknown applications or programs immediately. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Screenshot of GoPcPro application:

GoPcPro application

GoPcPro installation setup:

GoPcPro installation setup

Screenshot of third party installer promoting GoPcPro app:

gopcpro-third party

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Quick menu:

Removal of potentially unwanted applications:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

GoPcPro adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "GoPcPro" and other suspicious/recently-installed applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove rogue extensions from Internet browsers:

At time of research, GoPcPro did not install any unwanted browser extensions, however, some unwanted applications are installed together with adware and browser hijackers. If you see unwanted ads or experience unwanted redirects when browsing the internet, continue with the removal guide below.

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing rogue extensions from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Removing rogue extensions from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the gopcpro potentially unwanted application, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing rogue extensions from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.

Removing rogue extensions from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the gopcpro potentially unwanted application, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing rogue extensions from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.

Removing rogue extensions from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with gopcpro potentially unwanted application removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.

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