This page aims to help you remove MPC AdCleaner. These MPC AdCleaner uninstall instructions work for every version of Windows.
MPC AdCleaner is a potential rogue Windows program – in other words, a kind of imposter-software that claims to be something it isn’t. In order to make its way into your computer, it requires the help of a native program (e.g. MPC Cleaner). Native programs are called that in relation to the system, and basically are just programs that require minimal support from it in terms of computational overhead and additional components. So, first off, this native program in question needs to be installed onto your PC. It will then go ahead and do all it needs to do, in order to successfully ‘invite’ MPC AdCleaner to join the party.
This would typically be achieved, when MPC Cleaner (or other native program) gets installed on your computer and together with it an additional software product appears as if out of nowhere. That additional program would be MPC AdCleaner.
You may notice that everything about your browser, whether you’re using Chrome, Mozilla or Internet Explorer, might have been changed. Your homepage and start-up page may be different, the default tab page may also be changed and your new search engine may be search.mpc.am. This is all a potential result of MPC AdCleaner’s presence on your hard drive.
Other symptoms may include, but aren’t necessarily limited to a multitude of ads appearing in your browser; you might be re-directed to the new search page that’s now been introduced to your browser, or to a sponsored webpage. Perhaps your computer might be working at a slower pace than usual and general performance might be slacking. Another possible and very annoying sign could be the fact that there are programs constantly being downloaded to your computer of which you had no prior knowledge of.
Well, this program will most likely be set apart from most software and programs you may have come in contact with. If you check your system for an uninstall executable for MPC AdCleaner (.exe), you’ll soon discover there isn’t one. And you won’t find one for the native program mentioned above either, not in the Control Panel at least. The native program can be removed from its main folder, however, this won’t rid you of MPC AdCleaner’s presence. That would be the purpose of this guide, which will provide you below with all the necessary instructions as to how to deal with this little nuisance that is MPC AdCleaner.
As for now, though, it is our strong belief that preventing a problem from occurring is far more time- and energy-efficient, than having to deal with it face-to-face and all the messy consequences that tend to follow. For this precise reason, it is important that you are informed of the way MPC AdCleaner is distributed. After all, forewarned is forearmed.
How to stop this from getting into my computer again?
In most cases the software is bundled in with another program, which you would download, possibly, from some very untrustworthy source, such as an open-source download site, torrent page or similar. Does this sound familiar? Sometimes, it might not even require you to go out of your way to download something of your choice. This particular program could even be a leftover of some malicious software that had been on the computer previously. In other words, it could have even come bundled together with a virus; not necessarily a legitimate program you would want.
Another sneaky and dirty tactic developers use in the name of tricking you into downloading the program is disguising it as an update. Some even delve into the opposite extreme and try to get you to download it directly, falsely promoting it as an improvement to your browsing experience and an extension that will somehow benefit you.
Luckily for us – regardless of how this annoying software came to be on our PC, the removal methods stay pretty much always the same. You will scroll down to those in just a bit. We would like to briefly just put some simple-to-follow tips together, so you can ensure a more risk-free browsing experience for yourself:
- At all times have a working antivirus on your computer and run virus checks regularly;
- Avoid visiting, exploring and by all means downloading content from suspicious websites;
- If you must download a program of some sort, be very cautious about the source and then the installation settings of the program.
|Symptoms||Potential changes to your browser, lack of uninstaller.|
|Distribution Method||Mostly as a bundle with MPC Cleaner or other native programs.
|Detection Tool||MPC AdCleaner may be difficult to track down. Use SpyHunter – a professional parasite scanner – to make sure you find all files related to the infection.|
Uninstall MPC AdCleaner
If you are looking for a way to remove MPC AdCleaner you can try this:
- Click on the Start button in the bottom left corner of your Windows OS.
- Go to Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Uninstall a Program.
- Search for MPC AdCleaner and any other unfamiliar programs.
- Uninstall MPC AdCleaner as well as other suspicious programs.
Note that this might not get rid of MPC AdCleaner completely. For more detailed removal instructions follow the guide below.
If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.
If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.
If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.
If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide
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).
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.
Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:
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.
Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.
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:
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:
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:
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:
If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.
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—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!