Pc Accelerate Pro
Pc Accelerate Pro is a potentially unwanted program, which is advertised as a system optimizer. Once installed it will display that several issues have been detected on your computer. However, if you try to fix these issues, Pc Accelerate Pro will state that you need to buy its full version before proceeding to fix them.
If you are reading this post, you would most probably want to learn more about one recently reported infection called Pc Accelerate Pro. Or worse, you have this infection on your computer and you want to remove it. In both cases, on this page, you will find what you need.
What is Pc Accelerate ?
People usually refer to this threat as a virus, but in reality, Pc Accelerate Pro is a PUP which has some very malicious capabilities. Unlike the common viruses or worms, which are programmed to multiply inside a computer, the Trojans don’t do that. A Trojan is more like a remote administration application, or RAT (Remote Administration Tool) in short. This malware usually allows its criminal creators to establish remote control over the infected machine and to launch different malicious processes in the background.
With an advanced PUP such as Pc Accelerate Pro, the cyber criminals can:
- See through the victim’s webcam.
- Record audio from the device’s microphone.
- Keep a record of everything you type by means of a built-in remote keylogger.
- Execute different processes, run programs, launch new activities, etc.
- Secretly insert other malware, such as viruses, Spyware or even Ransomware.
- Obtain sensitive information about the victim, steal personal files, passwords, login credentials, and banking details.
- Corrupt, replace, and delete information stored on the system, format hard drives.
The Pc Accelerate Virus
All in all, if you have The PC Accelerate Virus on your computer, you should expect all kinds of damage. Sadly, it is almost impossible to know what exactly a threat like The Pc Accelerate Virus may do while silently operating on your machine.
This is because the creators, who are in control of it can program the Trojan to perform different criminal tasks. What is more, there may be no symptoms at all or, at least, not until some fatal damage occurs. In fact, the lack of visible symptoms is the main reason why dealing with Trojans is so difficult. For this reason, it is always advisable to have your firewall active, and good antivirus software installed on your computer in order to be able to detect and remove infections like Pc Accelerate Pro as soon as possible.
Of course, it is best if you never come across such threats. However, in this digital world, where we spend so much time online, the chances of bumping into malware or a well-camouflaged virus transmitter are quite high. What is more, the cyber criminals constantly improve their methods of malware distribution in order to infect as many people as possible. Tactics such as “social engineering” are well employed by Trojans like Pc Accelerate Pro, because they allow the harmful code to hide in all kinds of web content. For instance, you may come across an attractive ad, a great sales deal, an offer or an email message, which may seem totally reliable and may even pretend to originate from a popular site that you frequently visit. The moment you click on it, however, it may secretly inject malicious code into your system or redirect you to a completely different web location, where you can get infected without knowing it. That’s why it is a good idea to use your common sense when browsing the web and avoid clicking on different spam messages, email attachments from unknown senders, too-good-to-be-true offers, or unreliable sites.
|Name||Pc Accelerate Pro|
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||Trojans rarely show visible symptoms which is why they are difficult to detect without a proper security program.|
|Distribution Method||Some of the most common transmitters include spam messages, malicious email attachments, fake ads, torrents, infected websites, misleading links.|
Some threats reinstall themselves if you don't delete their core files. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to remove harmful programs for you. This may save you hours and ensure you don't harm your system by deleting the wrong files.
How To Remove Pc Accelerate from Windows
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
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).
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.
Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:
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.
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:
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:
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.
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—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
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!