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PC Pro Cleaner uninstallation

by chasw1 / April 15, 2012 3:46 AM PDT

I signed up for a "free" scan by PC Cleaner Pro and now I can't uninstall it.I get two signs on my pages warning me that I have thousands of errors on my computer. If I try to uninstall PC Pro Cleaner I get another big sign that tells me to call by phone and they will fix my problems. I did this and all they wanted to do was to sell me the service thet I do not want, and they wouldn't uninstall it. I can't get rid of the big sign unless I turn off my computer and sign back in. The smaller WARNING! sign stays on the screen. HELP!!! Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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First step
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / April 15, 2012 3:53 AM PDT

It is a scam!

First step before we get serious, reboot into Safe Mode. I assume you are using Windows but you don't say and you don't say which version of Windows.

When you restart the computer and just before Windows begins to load, start pressing the F8 key gently once a second. In time you will see a list of options of which Safe Mode is the top one. If that is selected, press Enter. If it is not selected, use the arrow keys on the keyboard to select it then press Enter.

Wait for Windows to load into this diagnostic mode and when it does, head over to the Control Panel, then Add/Remove programs, (XP and below), or Programs & Features, (Vista and Win 7), and uninstall it from there.

Tell us how you get on.

Mark

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After doing what Mark clearly told you to do.
by LucJPatenaude / April 15, 2012 6:52 AM PDT

Main Windows menu, Accessories folder, System Tools, Disk Cleanup + Delete everything that shows and then, Disk Defragmenter for putting all of your stored data of your HDD. in proper status of use.

Reboot your computer for a proper image integrity reaffirming, select Start Windows Normally. Do a Windows Update to see if Critical Security updates are available and, let Microsoft installer do the installation.

There, it should be safe from online hackers, for now.
Wink

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Defragmenting in this case ...
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 15, 2012 6:53 AM PDT

doesn't make any sense.

Kees

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Revo Uninstaller
by Stiff Paul / April 15, 2012 10:51 AM PDT

Try useing Revo Uninstaller... Take Care! Paul

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PC Cleaner Pro
by pgc3 / April 16, 2012 1:06 AM PDT

Just removed this from a friend's laptop last week using Malwarebytes running system (Vista) in Safe Mode, with networking and then upgrading AV software to something functional in lieu of all the free downloads someone had advised her to use. Also, I agree with another poster, defragging in this situation is a wheel spinner.

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