Power PC Care 2018 removal instructions
What is Power PC Care 2018?
Developers promote Power PC Care 2018 as a useful app that allows users to enhance the system performance and remove programs that make a system vulnerable to malicious attacks. It looks like a legitimate app that might be able to provide users with useful features. However, Power PC Care 2018 is categorized as potentially unwanted application (PUA). That is because it is promoted using a deceptive marketing called "bundling". Which means it is very likely that most users install it unintentionally.
Power PC Care 2018 application allows users to perform a free scan and see if there are any issues with the system. As a rule, once the scan is finished, apps of this type indicate that there are some issues that need to be fixed. Typically, such apps find more than several issues. However, users cannot fix any of the found issues until the full version is purchased. There are many tools that behave similarly: they allow users to perform a free scan and after finding various issues they encourage users to buy the full version. Apps that are distributed using the "bundling" method often cannot be trusted. Quite often the displayed results are fake, which means buying the full version does not provide users with any real value (if the results are fake). It is unknown whether Power PC Care 2018 is one of these apps, but it is possible. Besides, quite often apps that are distributed using a "bundling" method are not the only apps that get installed. There are cases where "bundling" is used to distribute more than one application, usually browser hijacker or adware-type app. These apps are designed to deliver ads, cause unwanted redirects and gather various data. At the time of the research we noticed that PC Care 2018 was used to promote other questionable application called Driver Updater.
There are many various potentially unwanted apps that are similar to Power PC Care 2018, such as Advance PC Protector, PC Health Aid, Absolute Converter and so on. Most of the times PUAs are promoted as useful, capable of providing various features and so on. However, they often are designed only to generate revenue for their developers and hardly deliver any promised functionalities. Unwanted apps often cause various privacy, browsing safety issues. Only a small part of PUAs actually provide real value.
How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?
Some potentially unwanted apps can be downloaded from official websites, however, most of the times users install them inadvertently. Most of the times software developers trick users into installing them by using the "bundling" method. Bundling is a deceptive marketing method used to trick users into installing (or downloading) unwanted apps together with some regular (desired) software. Developers achieve this by do not disclosing information properly and hiding these apps in "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar parts of the installation setup. However, they successfully achieve it only if users skip the installation steps and do not check any available settings.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Install software with care, pay attention to details when going through the installation steps. In other words, always check all the available "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar options/settings and opt-out offers to install any unwanted applications. Avoid using various third party software downloaders, installation managers and other similar sources to download software. Download it using official and trustworthy sources only. Avoid clicking various intrusive advertisements, especially when visiting dubious websites. These ads might look legitimate, however, they often lead to untrustworthy websites such as gambling, adult dating, pornography and so on. Visiting websites of this type might result in various computer infections. If you encounter redirects to untrustworthy websites, check your web browser for any unwanted/unknown applications such as extensions, add-ons or plug-ins. Also, check the list of installed programs on your computer. Remove all unwanted entries as soon as possible. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Screenshot of website promoting Power PC Care 2018 application:
Power PC Care 2018 installation setup:
Power PC Care 2018 setup bundling another unwanted app - Driver Updater:
Screenshot of the Driver Updater app:
Instant automatic removal of Power PC Care 2018 potentially unwanted application:
Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Malwarebytes is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of Power PC Care 2018 potentially unwanted application. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is Power PC Care 2018?
- 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 "Power PC Care 2018" 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 the time of research Power PC Care 2018 did not install any unwanted browser extensions. However note that some unwanted applications can be installed together with adware and browser hijackers. If you see unwanted ads or get 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 power pc care 2018 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 power pc care 2018 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 plugins 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 power pc care 2018 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.