PC Purifier is a new potentially unwanted application which may appear in your computer when you do not expect anything bad to happen. Intrusion of this software takes place using the method called ‘bundling’. This means that some free programs are integrated with a lot of other additional utilities which may be installed into PCs as a result of user’s failure to be attentive.
The fact is that PC Purifier is not able at all to make you computer clean, in spite of its name. What it does is simply imitating system cleanup. the program, once installed successfully, amends system settings in order to be self-started together with Windows. So, once you start your computer PC Purifier will be launched as well. It will immediately imitate scanning your PC for presence of various malware.
Abilities of PC Purifier to combat real computer threats and viruses are definitely overestimated by its developers. The program may find alleged trojans even on a brand new clean PC which you might have recently purchased. However, in case the system is definitely infected with some nasty adware or browser hijackers, PC Purifier will do absolutely nothing to get your system purified.
How to avoid PC Purifier intrusion? You should be very careful not to allow any hidden installations to occur in your computer. For this purpose please always carefully read the EULAs (End User License Agreements) related to cost-free applications you deal with. If you find the information about some other programs you do not need, including PC Purifier suggested, make sure to switch immediately to the advanced (custom) installation mode to prevent any third-party software from getting into the system.
The best way to remove PC Purifier is to thoroughly scan the system with a proven virus removal application. You will need to delete all malicious components related to this PUP and to reset your browsers with its help.
PC Purifier automatic removal tool:
PC Purifier removal steps:
- Download GridinSoft AntiMalware and scan your PC with it.
- Click on “Apply” to remove all threats found after the scan is completed:
- Shut down all your available browsers.
- In GridinSoft AntiMalware click on “Tools” and then on “Reset browser settings“:
- Follow the instructions, select browsers you need to be reset, and click on “Reset” button. Finally, restart your computer to apply all made changes:
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft AntiMalware:
How to prevent your PC from being contaminated with PC Purifier PUP again in the future.
GridinSoft AntiMalware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:
This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft AntiMalware and its Real-Time Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):