Turbo Your PC Scam (Review and Removal)

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This page aims to help you remove Turbo your PC. These Turbo your PC removal instructions work for every version of Windows.

If you are reading this article then you’ve probably realized that Turbo your PC is not the useful application it claims to be, but rather a potentially unwanted program (PUP), which tries to scam you out of your money. We’ll be discussing why exactly this program is a PUP in the article below. We recommend that you remove it from your computer as soon as possible and this guide has all the relevant information on how to uninstall it completely.

Turbo Your PC Scam (Review and Removal)

The Turbo Your PC Scam in action.

Turbo your PC can easily be recognized as a typical PUP based on the following number of issues

Potentially Unwanted Programs always claim to have some useful functionality – in the case of Turbo your PC it is cleanup of old registry files and optimizing the speed of your PC. There are certainly a lot of programs that claim to have these features, but unfortunately many of them are frauds and thus labeled as PUPs. They all share a few similarities:

  • They report old and perfectly benign registry entries as dangerous problems. A computer without problems has no need of this program, so the program itself will make you believe you do actually have one. Old and harmless files are presented as dangerous and also as being responsible for slowing down your PC.
  • The program will also target your boot loading priorities and try to remove programs you have that load on every windows startup – regardless of whether you want this done or not. Having to go back and re-enable and such programs on your own can be annoying.
  • PUPs like to create a lot of Ads to harass you and make you believe you have a really urgent problem. Dealing with the pop-ups and banners can quickly get tiresome, especially when they cover a large portion of your screen.
  • The automated scans will slow down your computer and they will run without your permission. This can lead to severe slowdown for older machines that lack in CPU or RAM power.
  • When paid and let to work on your PC these programs can even turn dangerous, such as deleting the wrong files for programs you haven’t used recently. The Internet is full of people complaining of program corruption after using similar software.

In addition to this list of “great features” Turbo your PC has also been known to report false-positives and try to remove perfectly legitimate software. PUPs are also often linked to creators of Adware and other Ads-based applications, which it may try to install on your PC in the form of a Chrome/Firefox toolbar or extension.

Methods of distribution

Turbo your PC has an official site to be downloaded from, (since it is legitimate software – at least on paper) but few people actually obtain this program from it. A much more common practice is to bundle this program into the installers of other 3rd party software installers – usually for free software. Turbo your PC is often bundled with different types of malware – spyware, bloatware, adware, browser hijackers and more. If you do not remember installing this program yourself then it is likely that your computer has been infected by something else alongside Turbo your PC. Look for any other unusual programs you do not remember installing, or better yet use a real anti-malware program to do that for you. You can find our recommendation above.


Name Turbo your PC
Type Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Danger Level Medium (May damage your computer by deleting wrong files)
Symptoms Constant pop-up harassment about made-up computer problems.
Distribution Method Usually via software bundles, but may be installed directly by unsuspecting people looking for software of its type.
Detection Tool

1: Enter Safe Mode.
2: Uninstall the virus from your Add/Remove Programs.
3: Permanently delete Turbo your PC from Task Manager’s processes.
4: Uninstall the virus from Regedit and Msconfig.

Uninstall Turbo your PC Scam

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Turbo Your PC Scam (Review and Removal)

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

This is just the first preparation.

Turbo Your PC Scam (Review and Removal)

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. Turbo your PC 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.

Turbo Your PC Scam (Review and Removal)

You are now in the Control Panel. Search around for Turbo your PC 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 Uninstall, choose NO:

Turbo Your PC Scam (Review and Removal)

Hold the Start Key and R againbut this time copy + paste the following and click OK:

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

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:

Turbo Your PC Scam (Review and Removal)

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.

Turbo Your PC Scam (Review and Removal)

Open the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

Turbo Your PC Scam (Review and Removal)

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.


This is perhaps the most important and difficult step, so be extremely careful. Doing this can damage your PC significantly if you make a big mistake. If you are not feeling comfortable, we advise you to download a professional Turbo your PC remover. Additionally, accounts connected to your credit cards, or important information, may be exposed to the virus.

If you do not remove the virus completely it could leak the information to its creator, so be careful!

Turbo Your PC Scam (Review and Removal)

Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. Also, 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.

Turbo Your PC Scam (Review and Removal)

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.

Turbo Your PC Scam (Review and Removal)

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—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

Turbo Your PC Scam (Review and Removal)

If these things fail to help you find Turbo your PC 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.

Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!

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Nathan Bookshire

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