Uninstall MPC Cleaner (Removal Guide) (July 2018 Update)

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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. 

Uninstall MPC Cleaner

Uninstall MPC Cleaner

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:

  1. Is MPC Cleaner actually harmful?
  2. 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. MPC Cleaner will actually run a continuous Windows service in the background.
  4. 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.

SUMMARY:

Name MPC Cleaner
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 We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

Navigation:
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)


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!

We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. If you want a fast safe solution, we recommend SpyHunter. 

>> Click to Download Spyhunter. If you don't want this software, continue with the guide below.

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

malware-start-taskbar

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.

appwiz

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:

msconfig_opt

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:

hosts_opt (1)

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

Step5

WARNING!
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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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 didn’t help you, download the anti-virus program we recommended or ask us in the comments for guidance!