This page aims to help you Uninstall MPC Safe Navigation. These MPC Safe Navigation removal instructions work for every version of Windows.
If you are reading this article it is probably because you have MPC Safe Navigation installed on your machine and you are probably looking for a way to remove it. No wonder – what you are up against is the latest iteration from a long line of rogue software. This article will help you uninstall MPC Safe Navigation from your PC.
What MPC Safe Navigation is really about
This software claims to help you browse the internet safe of any malicious Ads, but in reality it works In a way very similar to a browser hijacker. We recommend our readers to get rid of this program as soon as possible, because very often these types of programs upload data about the browsing habits of the user to their creator. This type of software is commonly referred to as PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program).
One of the most telling characteristics of a PUP is the fact that you will have a hard time finding any viable information of the product online. In fact, you probably have no idea how MPC Safe Navigation ended up in your computer in the first place.
PUPs can sneak uninvited into your computer each time you agree to install an unfamiliar executable file by agreeing to the default/quick installation option. PUPs like MPC Safe Navigation are also frequently added to the utility programs required by various online download platforms. We urge our readers to be very careful when downloading and installing any program from unfamiliar sites – while these are not always dangerous, they can fill your computer with annoying and undesirable applications like MPC Safe Navigation.
- TIP: Whenever you install a program use the Advanced installation option. This allows you to see exactly what is going to get installed and you can remove any extras and other unwanted junk that would otherwise get installed if you allowed the installer to proceed with a Default installation.
Why MPC Safe Navigation looks suspiciously similar to a browser hijacker
This programs claims to help you navigate the web safe of any threats or interference, but you are actually in for a Faustian deal. What it will really do is simply replace the generic Ads approved by Google (which are safe) with its own Ads (for which it gets paid). This program is not really free – rather you are paying for it with your attention, since you will be forced to watch Ads you don’t want to see and also be forced to close them on a regular basis.
The nasty part is that the Ads created and displayed by MPC Safe Navigation are more invasive than ordinary Ads and will often contain misleading information. They may try to make you believe that your computer is infected with non-existent viruses or that your registry is bloated with useless entries that slow down your work speed. The sad reality is that many of these problems the Ads attribute to bogus threats are actually caused by MPC Safe Navigation itself. The program is set to load on Windows startup, so it will slow down your computer. It is also constantly running a scanning process that spies on your online activities under the pretense that it will use the information gathered simply to filter the best content suited for you.
Programs downloaded with the “help” of MPC Safe Navigation are most likely going to be ineffective bloatware applications whose only goal is to rob you of your money without doing anything useful. Some of the Ads even link to Adware applications that can create Ads on their own. We can only assume this is done in order to mislead you that MPC Safe Navigation was actually useful in the case you decide to remove it and face the new Ads created by the Adware.
Another worrying “feature” of MPC Safe Navigation is that the program is hard to get rid of. In addition to its normal installation it is also integrated with your internet browsers and it changes their settings to suit its needs and flood you with Ads. We have written this guide to help you to remove MPC Safe Navigation for good.
|Name||MPC Safe Navigation|
|Type||PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program)|
|Danger Level||Medium (There is nothing you could possibly gain, but there is much to loose if it let it remain on your PC)|
|Symptoms||Controlled Ads and redirects enforced on your browser.
|Distribution Method||Almost exclusively with the help of software bundles, but it may be downloaded and installed directly from an online Ad too.
Remove MPC Safe Navigation
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
This is the first preparation.
To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.
If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter - a professional malware removal tool - to see whether it will find malicious programs on your PC.
The first thing you absolutely must do is Reveal All Hidden Files and Folders.
- Do not skip this. MPC Safe Navigation may have hidden some of its files and you need to see them.
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:
Go in Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
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.
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments.
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. End the process after you open the folder, then delete the directories you were sent to.
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 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 these things fail to help you find MPC Safe Navigation 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!