Power PC Care 2018 Unwanted Application

Also Known As: Power PC Care 2018 potentially unwanted application
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Power PC Care 2018 removal instructions

What is Power PC Care 2018?

Developers promote Power PC Care 2018 as a useful app that enhances system performance and removes programs that make the system vulnerable to malicious attacks. This may seem a legitimate app with useful features, however, Power PC Care 2018 is categorized as a potentially unwanted application (PUA), since it is promoted using a deceptive marketing called "bundling", and is thus likely to be installed by many users inadvertently.

Power PC Care 2018 unwanted application

Power PC Care 2018 allows users to perform a 'free scan' to check for issues with the system. Generally, once the scan is finished, apps of this type indicate that there are issues that need to be fixed. Typically, these apps find many issues, but users are informed that they cannot fix them until the 'full version' is purchased. There are many tools that have similar behavior: they allow users to perform a free scan and, after finding various issues, encourage them to purchase so-called full versions. Note that apps distributed using the "bundling" method cannot be trusted. They often display fake scan results. Therefore, purchasing these full versions provides no real value. It is not known for sure whether Power PC Care 2018 is one of these rogue apps, but it is a strong possibility. Furthermore, apps distributed using the "bundling" method may not be the only apps that are installed. In some cases, "bundling" is used to distribute more than one application (usually browser hijackers or adware-type apps). These apps are designed to deliver ads, cause unwanted redirects, and gather data. At time of the research, we noticed that PC Care 2018 was used to promote another dubious application called Driver Updater.

Many potentially unwanted apps are similar to Power PC Care 2018, such as Advance PC Protector, PC Health Aid, and Absolute Converter. Frequently, PUAs are promoted as 'useful' and capable of providing various features, however, they are designed only to generate revenue for their developers and rarely deliver any useful functionality. Unwanted apps cause various privacy/browsing safety issues. Few PUAs provide any real value.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

Some potentially unwanted apps can be downloaded from official websites, however, users often install them inadvertently. Software developers trick them into installing PUAs using "bundling", a deceptive marketing method used to trick users into installing (or downloading) unwanted apps with other regular software. Developers achieve this by not disclosing information properly and hiding these apps in "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar parts of the installation setups. Note that they only achieve this if users skip installation steps and do not check available settings.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Install software with care. Pay attention to the details when going through installation steps. Check all available "Custom", "Advanced", and other similar options/settings and opt-out of offers to install any unwanted applications. Avoid using third party software downloaders, installation managers and other similar sources to download software. Download your apps and programs using official and trustworthy sources only. Avoid clicking intrusive advertisements, especially when visiting dubious websites. These may seem legitimate, but often lead to untrustworthy websites such as gambling, adult dating, pornography, and so on. Visiting websites of this type can lead to computer infections. If you encounter redirects to untrustworthy websites, check your browser for any unwanted/unknown applications such as extensions, add-ons, and plug-ins. Also check the list of installed programs on your computer. Remove all unwanted entries immediately. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Screenshot of website promoting Power PC Care 2018 application:

powerpc-promoter

Power PC Care 2018 installation setup:

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Power PC Care 2018 setup bundling another unwanted app - Driver Updater:

powerpc-bundling driver updater

Screenshot of the Driver Updater app:

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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.

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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 time of research, Power PC Care 2018 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 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.

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 power pc care 2018 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 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, 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.

Removal assistance:
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