True PC Booster Master removal instructions
What is True PC Booster Master?
The True PC Booster Master program is identical to PC Power Plus. It is promoted as a computer performance enhancing tool, supposedly capable of detecting and removing malware, spyware, adware and various unwanted files. This software has a promotional website, from which it can be downloaded free of charge or purchased, however, this is not the only way it is installed onto devices. True PC Booster Master can also infiltrate systems through the download/installation set-ups of other programs. This marketing method ("bundling") is dubious and, therefore, True PC Booster Master is classified as a Potentially Unwanted Application (PUA).
PUAs are untrustworthy and any applications categorized as such should not be installed. Typically, they require purchase to perform their advertised function, however, when users initially download them, this information is not stated explicitly. Even if purchased and technically activated, in most cases, PUAs remain nonoperational. Therefore, users are scammed by purchasing bogus and nonfunctional products. Furthermore, the download/installation set-ups used to proliferate this software might contain more than one PUA (e.g. browser hijackers or adware). As well as extorting money from users, 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 to be displayed on any site. Therefore, they deliver ads that significantly diminish the browsing experience (limit browsing speed and web page visibility). Intrusive ads also carry risks due to the dubious websites to which they redirect, and for their ability to stealthily download/install PUAs. Some unwanted applications hijack browsers by making unauthorized changes to them (to promote fake search engines). PUAs often have data tracking capabilities. They monitor browsing activity (URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries, etc.) and record users' personal information (IP addresses, geolocations and other 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 infiltration and infections, and lead to financial loss, serious privacy issues and even identity theft. To protect your privacy and devices, you are strongly advised to remove all suspicious apps and browser extensions/plug-ins immediately.
|Name||True PC Booster Master potentially unwanted application|
|Threat Type||PUP (potentially unwanted program), PUA (potentially unwanted application).|
|Supposed Functionality||This program supposedly cleans and enhances 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.|
To eliminate malware infections our security researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
All unwanted applications share certain qualities. For example, The PC Power, BitSecure AV, and PC Power Plus are similar to True PC Booster Master. They often seem legitimate and tempt users to install by offering a wide variety of functions. While the features differ, they are mostly nonoperational. The only purpose of all PUAs is to generate revenue for the developers, whilst regular users receive no value. 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 on which they are often advertised as "free" software. These apps are commonly proliferated via the download/install set-ups 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 (ignoring terms, skipping steps and sections, using pre-set options, etc.), many users risk inadvertently allowing bundled applications onto their devices. Once clicked, intrusive ads can execute scripts to download/install PUAs without users' consent.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications
Research all content to verify its legitimacy, before downloading/installing. Use only 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 classed as untrustworthy and should be avoided. Untrusted download channels are more likely to offer deceptive and/or bundled software. Treat download and installation processes with caution. Read the terms, explore all available options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings, and decline additional apps, tools, features, etc. Intrusive ads usually seem normal and harmless, however, they can redirect to dubious web pages (e.g. gambling, pornography, adult-dating and others). If you encounter these ads/redirects, 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 installation setup:
Website promoting True PC Booster Master application:
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- What is True PC Booster Master?
- 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 "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:
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 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.
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 true pc booster master 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 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, 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 extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the true pc booster master potentially unwanted application, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the 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.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove true pc booster master potentially unwanted application from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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