How to remove Auto PC Cleaner 2019 from your computer

Also Known As: Auto PC Cleaner 2019 potentially unwanted application
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Auto PC Cleaner 2019 removal instructions

What is Auto PC Cleaner 2019?

Auto PC Cleaner 2019 is a piece of software, allegedly capable of optimizing and speeding up systems. It is also advertised as able to remove various systems threats and making various enhancements. This application is often distributed as an addition within download/installation setups of other programs, in other words - it is "bundled". Deceptive marketing tactics, such as "bundling", are designed to proliferate undesirable and often illegitimate content. Due to most users installing Auto PC Cleaner 2019 inadvertently it is classified as a PUA (potentially unwanted application). Furthermore, this app is employed as promotional grounds for another PUA - Driver Updater.

Auto PC Cleaner 2019 unwanted application

Once installed, Auto PC Cleaner 2019 performs a system scan. The results it provides are most likely all fake and issues found presumably imaginary (e.g. various malicious and/or unwanted programs, content impacting system and software performance, also such that affects computer startup time and others). Users attempting to remove said threats/issues through this dubious application are requested to activate it. To do that, they need to purchase the activation key. In short, Auto PC Cleaner 2019 needs to be bought, in order to "fix" the system. However, it has not been determined whether this specific software is actually capable of the features it advertises. It is not unlikely that its claims are fraudulent and all features nonoperational. It is worthy of noting, that frequently download/installation setups used to spread apps like Auto PC Cleaner 2019, often contain several PUAs (likely browser hijackers or adware). Unwanted applications in general can cause a variety of nuisances and problems. They have browser hijacking capabilities, can generate redirects to sale-based, untrustworthy and even malicious websites. Additionally, they can run intrusive advertisement campaigns (pop-ups, banners, coupons, surveys and etc.), which in and of themselves carry certain risks. But by far the most heinous ability they posses is data tracking. By monitoring browsing habits (search engine and browsing histories) they can gather personal information (IP address, geolocation and personal details). The gathered intel is then passed onto third parties (possibly, cyber criminals), seeking to misuse it to generate revenue. To summarize, PUAs can cause various system and browser invasions/infections, and lead to serious privacy issues (even identity theft). Due to these threats posed, all suspicious applications and/or browser extensions/plug-ins must be removed without delay.

Threat Summary:
Name Auto PC Cleaner 2019 potentially unwanted application
Threat Type PUP (potentially unwanted program), PUA (potentially unwanted application)
Supposed Functionality Malware removal and system optimization.
Detection Names Avast (Win32:DUOffer-A [Dcp]), DrWeb (Program.Unwanted.3639), ESET-NOD32 (A Variant Of Win32/GT32SupportGeeks.U Potentially Unwanted), Kaspersky (Hoax.Win32.DeceptPCClean.dat), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
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.
Removal

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Identical and similar programs to Auto PC Cleaner 2019 are: Full PC Care 2.0PC Booster ProAdvance PC Solutions and SweepTools PC Cleaner. PUAs tend to be similar; while the abilities/features vary from one to the other - the way the applications operate does not. Undesirable applications lure users into installing them by offering a wide range of features, however they are rarely functional. It must be understood, that the only purpose that these apps have is creation of profit for their developers. Aside from that, to users they are worthless. Instead of working as promised, they cause unauthorized redirects to unreliable/malignant websites, run invasive advert campaigns and gather vulnerable data.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

Some PUAs (like Auto PC Cleaner 2019) have "official" sites, which promote them and can be downloaded form there. Another mode of proliferation include install pack/bundles. By downloading from untrustworthy sources, users can end up getting "bundled" software. When installing, by rushing and being inattentive, users can miss the presence of undesirable/malicious additions and/or how they intend to function. Reckless browsing habits can also lead to PUA invasions, as intrusive ads (once clicked) can execute scripts to make rogue downloads/installs of such.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Researching desired software, browser extensions/plug-ins, features and various other content - to verify its legitimacy is highly recommended. Only official and trustworthy download sources should be used, as opposed to P2P sharing networks and other third party downloaders. Users are advised to exercise great care with installation processes. Reading terms is important in order to make sure that there is no foul play involved. Additionally, users should explore all possible options, use the "Custom/Advanced" install settings and opt-out from all additional apps/features. It is strongly advised against rushing through these processes, skipping steps or using pre-set options, and taking other actions that can compromise device safety. When browsing, users should avoid visiting suspicious sites and clicking on likewise suspect ads. Most invasive adverts appear ordinary and harmless, however the websites they redirect to (e.g. gambling, pornography, adult-dating and similar) tend to be more obvious in their unreliability. Should such ads/redirects be encountered, users are strongly urged to inspects their systems and remove all dubious applications and/or browser extensions/plug-ins. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Appearance of Auto PC Cleaner 2019 application (GIF):

Auto PC Cleaner 2019 application

Auto PC Cleaner 2019 installation setup:

Auto PC Cleaner 2019 installation setup

Website promoting Auto PC Cleaner 2019 application:

Auto PC Cleaner 2019 application

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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.

Auto PC Cleaner 2019 adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "Auto PC Cleaner 2019" 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 Auto PC Cleaner 2019 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:

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 auto pc cleaner 2019 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 auto pc cleaner 2019 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 plugins 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 auto pc cleaner 2019 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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