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I wrote this article to help you remove PcHandler.exe. This PcHandler.exe removal guide works for all Windows versions.

PcHandler.exe is a malicious Trojan. This infection penetrates computers for the purpose of stealing data from them. It records various details on users and their systems, ranging from statistical input to personally identifiable information (PII). The insidious program penetrates different sections of the operating system (OS) and the web browser. It can penetrate all versions of the Windows OS and all established browsing clients. The Trojan has two main functions. It records information and builds a botnet. The latter helps spread the nefarious program to other computers. The hackers launch remote attacks on a global scale.

There are different ways for PcHandler.exe to penetrate your system. The furtive program resorts to various tricks in order to enter computers undetected. A common propagation vector is the bundling technique. The setup file of the Trojan gets merged with the executable of another program. You will believe that you are only installing the download client when in reality you will be installing another program together with it. The extra tool will be included as a bonus with the main utility. Additional software is mentioned in the terms and conditions of the host program. You will have the option to deselect it. When adding tools to your system, you should get acquainted with their end user license agreement (EULA). Stick to confirmed programs and distributors. Freeware and shareware are risky.

Another common distribution technique is spam emails. PcHandler.exe can be concealed behind an attachment. The sender will state that the file is an important document and urge you to open it right away. Doing so would prompt the download and install of the contained program. This will be done through background tasks. Users often remain unaware of the occurrence. To tell between spam and genuine notifications, look up the available contacts. If the sender has written on behalf of a certain company or organization, he should have used an official email account. The drive-by method is the quickest and easiest way to spread malware. The intended program can be stored in a given website. When accessed, the domain will initiate its download and install to the targeted system.

PcHandler.exe is a data collector. The Trojan gathers different types of information on people. This encompasses browsing history, tracking cookies, keystrokes, IP address, geographic location, email account, postal code, telephone number, residency, demographic profile, full name, date of birth, ID number, user names, passwords, financial account details, system specifications, and other sensitive input. The authors of PcHandler.exe are cyber criminals. They can rob you of your investments. The Trojan can obtain the login credentials for your online accounts. The crooks can enter your personal accounts and withdraw your funds.

PcHandler.exe creates a botnet to improve its effectiveness. The more computers it infects, the more data sources it will have. This is the concept behind the botnet. The Trojan establishes a connection between all infected devices. The number of computers involved determines the scale of the attacks. With more machines included in the botnet, the covert program can add a greater number of systems pursuant to an attack. The distribution of PcHandler.exe is an accumulative process. This is why the Trojan launches remote attacks consistently. The ultimate goal is to have a lot of computers to extort information from.

Having PcHandler.exe operate on your system places you and many others in danger. While this is enough of a problem on its own, there is also the potential of legal issues. Laws governing the fair usage of the Internet have started to get included in the national legislation of many countries from different parts of the world. The implemented laws condemn neglectful computer exploitation as a criminal offense. People who own a personal computer are to be held responsible for allowing their machines to be involved in criminal schemes. In the case of an infection, the user is required to take timely actions. Failing to react accordingly is punishable by law.

PcHandler.exe Uninstall

STEP-1 Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove PcHandler.exe from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov

Daniel Stoyanov has a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.

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