Boost PC Pro 2018 Removal


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This page aims to help you remove Boost PC Pro 2018. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.

In the next lines we are going to introduce our readers to a software program called Boost PC Pro 2018 which a lot of cyber security researchers have categorized as unwanted due to some of the typical traits of this piece of software. We will tell you exactly why this program might not e something that you’d want to have on your PC and we will also show you how you can remove it in case Boost PC Pro 2018 has gotten installed on your system and you currently want to get rid of it. Know, however, that this software tool is a perfectly legitimate program. It is not some sort of nasty virus and will not try to harm your computer in any way. It is just that the supposed functionality of the app might be exaggerated and also that the user might get tricked into spending money on something that they do not really need (more on that later). If you want to learn more, make sure you read the whole article and then have a look at the removal instructions if you want help with uninstalling Boost PC Pro 2018 from your PC.

System optimization

Boost PC Pro 2018 is only one example of the infamous system-optimization tools that seem to be everywhere nowadays. Those are typically programs that are supposed to enhance the performance of one’s computer by fixing system issues and errors and by deleting redundant data, registry keys and by cleaning the startup programs list from any unneeded entries. However, unfortunately, in many cases such programs are nowhere near as useful as their developers claim them to be. Oftentimes, the improvement in the computer’s productivity would be barely noticeable if there’s any actual improvement to begin with. In fact, Microsoft have made an official statement saying that they do not support software tools that try to clean the Registry of a computer as in many cases messing with the Registry keys might cause more harm than good. Also, there isn’t any definitive proof that cleaning a computer’s Registry would actually make the machine work faster or smoother. Now, we cannot say exactly how effective Boost PC Pro 2018 is in its job but considering the overall way most system optimizers function, it is safe to assume that the difference in the performance of one’s PC wouldn’t really all that significant. This, however, isn’t the only reason why apps like Boost PC Pro 2018 are oftentimes regarded as potentially unwanted.


Boost PC Pro 2018 Removal


 

Step1

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

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Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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Scan Results


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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections. 

Step3

Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:

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Step4

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

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Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.

  • Remember this step – if you have reason to believe a bigger threat (like ransomware) is on your PC, check everything here.

Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

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If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Step5

Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!

Fake positives

A number of researchers have reported that Boost PC Pro 2018 actually seems to detect false positives meaning that the program might claim that certain data entries need to be removed whereas in reality they are elements from legitimate software or even integral system components. It is, therefore, likely that if you have this system optimizer on your system it might warn you about issues with your PC that need to be resolved while at the same time there aren’t any actual issues or even if there are, they’d be much less problematic than what the system optimizer is trying to have you believe. One thing to point out here is that most apps like Boost PC Pro 2018 initially come in their free version which has its functionality limited to its scanner feature which is there to detect potential problems on the PC. However, as we already said, false positives are possible and it is likely that the program would detect non-existent issues in your system and thus try to persuade you into purchasing its license in order to get the full version which would supposedly fix the said “problems”. As you can see, you might end up buying some piece of software that you do not really need on your PC if you aren’t careful and thoughtful. This is another reason why this piece of software is oftentimes regarded as a PUP (potentially unwanted program).

Distribution

Although Boost PC Pro 2018 has an official site, it is not impossible that this program might come to you in some other way. For instance, it might get installed on your machine through a file bundle. Such optimizers oftentimes get added to other programs’ installers and are typically enabled by default and it is the user’s job to opt out of them before actually launching the installation. You can normally do that from the expanded/advanced setup menu – simple go to that menu and uncheck any clauses that might allow the installation of some undesirable software on your PC and then you should be good to go and launch the actual installation process.

SUMMARY:

Name Boost PC Pro 2018
Type PUP
Danger Level  Low (Isn’t harmful but might persuade you into purchasing something you do not really need)
Symptoms  Warnings about issues with your PC and prompts for buying the full version of the program.
Distribution Method  Mostly through its official site and potentially through file bundles and web ads.
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