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.
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.
|Name||GoPcPro potentially unwanted application|
|Threat Type||PUP (potentially unwanted program), PUA (potentially unwanted application)|
|Symptoms||A program that you don't recall installing suddenly appeared on your computer. New application is performing computer scans and displays warning messages about found issues. Asks for payment in order to eliminate the supposedly found errors.|
|Distribution methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers.|
|Damage||Monetary loss (unnecessary purchase of fake software), unwanted warning pop-ups, slow computer performance.|
To eliminate GoPcPro potentially unwanted application our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
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 installation setup:
Screenshot of third party installer promoting GoPcPro app:
Instant automatic removal of GoPcPro potentially unwanted application:
Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Spyhunter is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of GoPcPro potentially unwanted application. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is GoPcPro?
- STEP 1. Uninstall deceptive applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove malicious plug-ins from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove rogue extensions from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove potentially unwanted plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue extensions from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Removal of potentially unwanted applications:
Windows 7 users:
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:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:
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:
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.
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:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" 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".
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.
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.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the 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.
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 (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (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.
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, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:
Click the three horizontal dots 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".
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.
In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.
Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.
- If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, 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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