This page aims to help you uninstall MPC Cleaner. These remove MPC Cleaner instructions work for every version of Windows. “MPC Cleaner Desinstalar”,”MPC Cleaner Verwijderen”,”Eliminar MPC Cleaner” and “MPC Cleaner Entfernen” are just a few of the inbox messages we’ve received lately, showing that a variety of different users wish to know how to uninstall this PUP from they system.
If you do not remember installing the PUP yourself then it’s likely that this application sneaked into your computer unannounced. We’ll be discussing the most likely ways of how that might have happened, as well as provide some advice on questions of:
- Is MPC Cleaner actually harmful?
- Is it worth keeping?
Just keep reading!
Is MPC Cleaner worth using and paying for?
According to the site officially distributing this software “MPC is is the world’s most lightweight and reliable cleanup assistant.” Fair enough. There is one problem though – there is no actual proof behind these statements.
MPC Cleaner belongs to a family of programs commonly known as PC optimization software. These programs specialize in optimizing the registry file and terminating unnecessary processes. They don’t do anything vital or things that you don’t do manually on your own – they just save you time and the effort to learn this stuff. That said we’ve noticed that when run MPC Cleaner Verwijderen will scan your computer and display a large number of issues, thus making you believe you have a serious problem on your hands. The reality is that this application counts old and unused registry entries as problematic. Such entries have almost non-existent effect on the speed of your PC. MPC Cleaner Desinstalar will also optimize your program’s autorun priorities on system reboot. This will definitely speed up your computer, but may turn off programs that you actually want to be run automatically. If you have to turn them on manually that kind of defeats the purpose of the software, doesn’t it.
Is MPC Cleaner dangerous?
In our tests we have not found MPC Cleaner Desinstalar to try to perform any malicious actions on the test machine. On it’s own the program is perfectly safe (though not particularly useful due reasons explained above). We would still rate is as a PUP though (Potentially Unwanted Software). We’ll list our arguments below:
- This software was likely installed covertly via the aid of a software bundle. Software bundle is a trick in which one installer for a certain program is loaded with a bunch of other programs. Should the installer be started using the Default installation option all the extra programs will get installed as well and you will be completely unaware of the fact. This trick is used by Adware, Spyware, Trojan Horse viruses and more. The fact that MPC Cleaner also uses it is worrying on its own.
- If a software bundle method was used for the installation then its possible that some other malicious program was installed as well. A particularly nasty trick is to load some Adware that slows down your computer in order to make you actually believe you need. In reality you “need” to uninstall MPC Cleaner Verwijderen.
- MPC Cleaner will actually run a continuous Windows service in the background.
- The program’s scan results will show a large quantity of bogus problems.
Note: It is also possible that some unscrupulous hacker messed with the MPC Cleaner installer and added a nasty present to it. If MPC Cleaner was not obtained from the official developer’s site it might have been carrying the virus.
Regardless of the infection method used we highly recommend that you uninstall MPC Cleaner and then hunt down the cause behind the Ads.
|Type||PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program)|
|Danger Level||Medium (May install other unwanted applications or make you believe that it offers more then what it really does)|
|Symptoms||The fact that MPC cleaner is present on your computer without you installing it yourself.|
|Distribution Method||Exclusively through software bundles, but may also be obtained from software Ads.|
|Detection Tool||parasite may be difficult to track down. Use SpyHunter - a professional parasite scanner - to make sure you find all files related to the infection.|
1: Enter Safe Mode.
2: Uninstall the virus from your Add/Remove Programs.
3: Permanently delete MPC Cleaner from Task Manager’s processes.
4: Uninstall the virus from Regedit and Msconfig.
Uninstall MPC Cleaner (Remove)
Things readers are interested in:
Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
This is just the first preparation.
To remove parasite, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. Making a mistake and deleting the wrong thing may damage your system.
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The first mandatory thing is to allow you to see Hidden Files and Folders. Each version of Windows does this slightly differently.
- I repeat – it’s extremely important you do this. MPC Cleaner may have hidden some of its files and you need to see them to delete them.
Hold the Start Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Search around for MPC Cleaner and suspicious-looking programs. Uninstall it/them. Also, be extremely careful. Viruses often spend one last ditch effort to trick you into installing more of their kind. If you see a screen like this when you click to uninstall MPC Cleaner, choose NO:
Hold the Start Key and R again – but this time copy + paste the following and click OK:
A .txt file will open – don’t type or change it. If you are hacked and someone has access to your PC, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. This is what a hosts file looks like:
If there are a bunch of strange IPs connecting to you below “Localhost” you may be hacked, and it’s best to ask us in the comments for directions.
Open the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Once it opens, choose the Processes Tab. Look at all of the processes in front of you and try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments and we will provide the best assistance we can.
A BIG WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
This is the most important and difficult part. If you delete the wrong file, it may damage your system irreversibly. If you can not do this,
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Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. End the process after you open the folder. Just to make sure we don’t delete any programs you mistakenly took for a virus, copy the folders somewhere, then delete the directories you were sent to.
Take a look at the following things:
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter: you will be transported to a Pop Up window.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
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 you can’t find them this way, look in these directories, and delete/uninstall the registries manually:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious, but bear in mind they are always different.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
If these things fail to help you find MPC Cleaner you need to resort to a professional scanner – obviously this is a malware that was created to steal your credentials and credit cards – meaning the people who created it spent a lot of resources to make it as dangerous as possible.
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