I wrote this article to help you remove PcRegBoost. This PcRegBoost removal guide works for all Windows versions.
PcRegBoost is a program for cleaning registries and improving the system’s performance speed. The tool has a free trial and a paid full version. If you are looking for a program to help you get rid of unnecessary files and enhance your computer’s overall performance, you should not consider this particular application. We will explain why. PcRegBoost has been flagged as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) by security experts. The reason for this classification are the unsolicited processes it executes. The shady tool will show you advertisements and collect input from your web browser. The first of these tasks is not connected to the program’s listed services, while the second does not require the user’s permission as it should.
PcRegBoost has an official website, registered to the domain address pcregboost.com. If you have discovered the PUP on your hard drive without acquiring it from its official website, you were tricked to have it installed to your system. This could have happened in one of two ways. The most common way for PcRegBoost to gain unauthorized entry into computers is through other utilities. The furtive program gets merged with freeware, shareware and pirated applications, since their lack of license allows them to be used as hosts. This process is called bundling. The PUP gets offered with the main software as a bonus. You have to find the option and deselect it. To make sure you notice it, read the terms and conditions in their entirety.
Spam emails are the other source for PcRegBoost. The PUP can be secluded behind an attachment which the sender will present as an important document. He can talk about a delivery package, a payment, a court order, a prize giveaway, a contract or another serious topic. The attachment will be pointed to as a document which contains details on the matter. As a rule of thumb, you should not access a file from an email without confirming the reliability of the message. Spammers can copy the contacts of a legitimate organization and insert its logo into the letter to make it appear genuine. The piece of information to help you distinguish spam from legitimate messages is the email address. Pay the official website of the entity a visit. The contacts page will reveal whether the email account you have received a letter from belongs to them.
The main activity of PcRegBoost is to display advertisements. The furtive program generates ads to attract people’s attention and have them click on supported links. The owners of the PUP get paid to promote the content of third party advertisers. They are paid according to the number of clicks they manage to score. This monetizing technique is appropriately dubbed the pay-per-click system. To set the record straight, this form of online advertising is completely legal. However, it is subjected to certain rules and regulations. The developers of PcRegBoost do not assure the security of the ads as they are required to. They agree to promote the websites of all paying parties, no questions asked.
PcRegBoost makes the content enticing and welcoming in an attempt to grab people’s attention and have them act spontaneously without giving it too much thought. The ads show bargain offers for various consumer goods which you would not want to miss. The catch is that the listed deals are not confirmed to be genuine. For example, clicking on an ad for a piece of clothing could land you on a compromised website which will instantly download malware to your machine. The entity behind PcRegBoost, a company from Alberta, Canada called iNext IT Networks Ltd., has opted to disclaim responsibility for security issues. The entire burden of the security risk is assumed by the end user.
Apart from the potential of contacting malware, there is also a threat of data theft. PcRegBoost can collect various details from the web browser, including the history, IP address, geographic location, email, user names and passwords. The owners of the PUP can sell your sensitive details on darknet markets. The people who acquire your personal data can use it as they decide. They can hack your personal web accounts. This would be catastrophic for people use financial services online. If cyber criminals get their hands on your credentials, they will withdraw your funds.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start 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.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove PcRegBoost from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.