How to Uninstall Onesafe Pc Cleaner “Virus” (Nov. 2018 Update)


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This page aims to help you remove Onesafe Pc Cleaner “Virus”. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.

Many users want to improve the performance of their computers and make them operate faster and smoother. This is the main reason why there are so many system-optimization tools out there that offer their customers certain improvements to the performance of their machines. The issue with this, however, is that there are a also a lot of unreliable and potentially misleading software tools out there that are promoted as system-optimization software but may lead to certain issues for the users after being downloaded and installed. Many such tools, for example, do not really fix anything on the PC or if they do, the improvement is barely noticeable while, at the same time, the customer is required to pay a certain amount of money for the service. Also, a lot of apps that belong to the optimization type of software tend to mislead the users into thinking that their machines need some sort of optimization software while, in reality, this isn’t true.

Onesafe Pc Cleaner “Virus”

 Here, we will tell you about Onesafe Pc Cleaner “Virus” – it is a recently reported optimization program that some customers and software security specialists have flagged as potentially unwanted. We will tell you why you may not want to keep this software on your PC, how you can remove and uninstall it if it’s already on your machine and how to keep it away from the computer in the future.

Characteristics of Onesafe Pc Cleaner

The main problem with Onesafe Pc Cleaner is that it might tell you that there are issues with your computer that need to be solve while there isn’t actually any real problem with the machine. Of course, to “benefit” from the optimization function of Onesafe Pc Cleaner, you will need to purchase its paid version.

In case you have this app on your machine and would like to remove it, you can use the next guide go get rid of it.

Remove Onesafe Pc Cleaner “Virus”

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


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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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:

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

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

The potentially misleading prompts that your computer needs optimization are only half the problem with Onesafe Pc Cleaner “VIrus”. The other half are the potential changes that this app may make to your Registry. Normally, optimization tools like this one tend to delete redundant Registry keys in order to improve the performance of the PC. While this is unlikely to make any perceivable difference in the productivity of your computer, it’s not something harmful. However, certain issues may arise if the optimizer accidentally deletes a Registry key that your system actually needs. There are a lot of examples of users who have actually had this problem and we are here to tell you that it’s preferable if you don’t allow some already questionable software to tinker with your Registry Editor.

Keeping away from Onesafe Pc Cleaner “Virus”

Such apps typically get distributed through some other software, by getting added to its installer. This is what’s known as file bundling and the best way to prevent an app like Onesafe Pc Cleaner from getting inside your PC in this way is to be mindful of the download sources that you use and also to always take a look at the settings of a given installer so as to see if there aren’t any added components that may be potentially unwanted.

SUMMARY:

Name Onesafe Pc Cleaner
Type PUP
Danger Level Low (The program isn’t innately harmful but may not really be needed on your computer and may, in some rare cases, still cause certain issues)
Symptoms  
Distribution Method Mostly through installer bundles.
Detection Tool

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!


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