How to uninstall True PC Booster Master?

Also Known As: True PC Booster Master potentially unwanted application
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

True PC Booster Master removal instructions

What is True PC Booster Master?

True PC Booster Master is a program, identical to PC Power Plus. It promoted as a computer performance enhancing tool, supposedly capable of detecting and removing malware, spyware, adware and various types of undesirable files. This piece of software has a promotional website, from which it can be downloaded for free or purchased. However, that is not the only way it is installed onto devices; True PC Booster Master can also infiltrate systems through download/installation setups of other programs. This marketing method ("bundling") is deemed to be dubious; therefore, True PC Booster Master is classified as a PUA (Potentially Unwanted Application).

True PC Booster Master unwanted application

PUAs are untrustworthy and any applications categorized as such - are strongly advised against installation. Typically, these apps need to be purchased to perform their advertised abilities; though, when users initially download them - this information is rarely explicitly stated. However, despite being bought and technically activated, in most cases they remain nonoperational. In other words, users purchase an illegitimate and nonfunctional product. Furthermore, download/installation setups used to spread such software can contain more than one PUA (e.g. browser hijackers or adware). Aside from scamming users out of their money, they can cause continuous redirects to untrustworthy and malicious sites. Other types run intrusive advertisement campaigns (e.g. pop-ups, banners, coupons, surveys, etc). By implementing various tools, they enable third party graphical content. Hence, they deliver ads that seriously diminish browsing quality (limit browsing speed and webpage visibility). Intrusive adverts carry risks themselves, due to the unreliable websites they redirect to and for their ability to stealthily download/install PUAs. Some unwanted applications hijack browsers by making unauthorized changes to them, in order to promote fake search engines. It is not uncommon for all types of PUA to also have data tracking abilities. They monitor browsing activity (URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries, etc.) and gather users' personal information (IP addresses, geolocations and personal details). This private data is then shared with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals), seeking to misuse it to generate revenue. In summary, PUAs can cause browser/system infiltrations and infections, as well as lead to financial losses, severe privacy issues and even identity theft. To protect devices and users from said threats, it is highly recommended to immediately remove all suspect apps and browser extensions/plug-ins.

Threat Summary:
Name True PC Booster Master potentially unwanted application
Threat Type PUP (potentially unwanted program), PUA (potentially unwanted application)
Supposed Functionality This program is supposed to clean and enhance operating systems.
Detection Names Avast (Win32:TrojanX-gen [Trj]), BitDefender (Application.Deceptor.ABX), ESET-NOD32 (A Variant Of MSIL/AKick.D Potentially Unwanted), Kaspersky (Hoax.Win32.DeceptPCClean.kks), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Symptoms A program that you do not recall installing suddenly appeared on your computer. A new application is performing computer scans and displays warning messages about 'found issues'. Asks for payment 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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In fact, all unwanted applications share certain qualities. For example, The PC PowerBitSecure AVPC Power Plus are similar to True PC Booster Master. They appear legitimate and tempt users into installation by offering a wide variety of functions. While the features differ, users should note that they are mostly nonoperational. The only purpose of all PUAs is to generate profit for their developers; they are not designed with users in mind and have no genuine value to them. PUAs cause redirects, run intrusive advertisement campaigns and collect vulnerable data.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

Some PUAs (e.g. True PC Booster Master) have "official" promotional websites, where they are often advertised as "free" software. Another common way these apps are proliferated is via download/install setups of other products. This deceptive marketing technique of pre-packing regular software with unwanted or malicious content is called "bundling". By rushing though download/installation processes (e.g. by ignoring terms, skipping steps and sections, using pre-set options, etc.) - users risk inadvertently allowing bundled applications onto devices. Once clicked, intrusive adverts can execute scripts to download/install PUAs without user consent.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

It is recommended to always research content to verify its legitimacy, before downloading/installing it. Users are urged to only use official and verified download channels. Peer-to-Peer sharing networks (BitTorrent, Gnutella, eMule, etc.), unofficial and free file-hosting sites, third party downloaders and similar sources are considered to be untrustworthy; therefore, they are advised against use. Unreliable download channels are more likely to offer deceptive and/or bundled software. Download and installation processes should be treated with care; that entails reading terms, exploring all available options, using the "Custom/Advanced" settings and declining additional apps, tools, features, etc. Intrusive advertisements usually look ordinary and harmless, however they redirect to dubious webpages (e.g. gambling, pornography, adult-dating and others). In case of encounters with such ads/redirects, it is strongly advised to inspect the device and immediately remove all suspicious 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 True PC Booster Master application (GIF):

True PC Booster Master application

True PC Booster Master installation setup:

True PC Booster Master installation setup

Website promoting True PC Booster Master application:

True PC Booster Master 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.

True PC Booster Master adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "True PC Booster Master" 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, True PC Booster Master did not install any unwanted browser extensions, however, some unwanted applications can be installed together with adware and browser hijackers. If you experience unwanted ads or 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 true pc booster master 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 true pc booster master 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 true pc booster master 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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