MPC Cleaner virus – How to remove? (Uninstall)

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Get rid of MPC Cleaner virus

What is MPC Cleaner?

MPC Cleaner is a legitimate application that allows users to improve their computer performance by cleaning various junk files, optimizing tasks, blocking malicious sites, and so on. Be aware, however, that this application is monetized using the ‘Pay Per Click’ [PPC] advertising model. Furthermore, MPC Cleaner is often distributed as a ‘bundle’ with other software and is, thus, categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP).

MPC Cleaner virus

Upon invading your system without agreement, MPC Cleaner starts popping up some fake ads frequently that lower the performance of your computer and browser. These ads might redirect you to many dangerous websites that could install a lot of malware on your system. The tool starts collecting your IP address, browsing history, search queries, etc. Moreover, it is capable of collecting some of your personal information like credit card information and so on and share them with other third parties to benefit financially from such theft by selling this info to third parties, which could cause a lot of harm.

Illegal profit is the main drive of the developers who stack this virus to you. They falsify you and pull your feet to click randomly on one of the fake ads that they pop on their malicious sites. Once redirected, viruses get downloaded on your PC, and they start stealing your private information. Then you will be asked to retain your private information by paying a certain amount of money.

How did MPC Cleaner get installed on your PC?

MPC Cleaner is bundled with nonauthentic and authentic apps in their package so that you download it without being careful about details. You can mostly find this virus in the advanced settings sector or as in the package recommended by the developer with fake promises of enhanced performance. Eventually, the developers of MPC Cleaner spread it through many computers by the same method as the users skip most of the steps of downloading any app or software upgrade, not knowing that they are installing a virus.

How to get rid of (Uninstall) and remove MPC Cleaner?

Scrutinizing your download sources is the first step you should take. Know the authorized sources from the fake ones and stop using the fake ones even if you will download your apps for free. Look thoroughly in all of the steps in your installer and do not skip things randomly, check each step and even check the customized settings sector. Remove all the unwanted applications on your PC because MPC Cleaner is bundled with any of them and uninstall all the apps that you doubt the sources you downloaded them from.

Despite the fact that this virus is very malicious, it can be eliminated totally from your PC via manual or automatic removal. You can remove the virus manually only if you are experienced enough to do so as you might risk its recurrence. In this process, virus can get removed but need lots of knowledge and experience. On the other hand, a more safe method is to remove it by the aid of a software to guarantee to terminate this threat.

Option A: Advanced system software is recommended to uninstall this malware from your PC.  Free scanner allows you to check whether your PC is infected or not.



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Option B: Remove Manually (Risky & Complicated) For Technical Geeks only!

Steps To Remove Manually

End malicious process from Windows Task Manager
  • Click Windows logo + R button together to open Run in your PC.
  • Type taskmgr in Run and click on OK button.
  • Now go to Process tab in Task manager.
  • Select related process and click End Process.
Uninstall From Control PanelFrom Windows 10 Control Panel
  • Click on Start and select Settings option.
  • Now Go to System Option.
  • Now select Programs & Feature option.
  • Select  and click on Uninstall tab.
Remove From Browser ExtensionRemove Extensions From Internet Explorer
  • Open browser tool by clicking on Setting Icon from the right-top corner of your browser.
  • Click on Manage Add-ons option.
  • Select Toolbars and Extensions tab.
  • Find related add-ons and Click Disable.
  • Select More information button and click on Remove button.
Delete harmful registry made by
  • Press “Windows + R” button sententiously on your keyboard.
  • Type “regedit” and click on OK button to open
  • Find and delete all malicious registry entries created by .
 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msmpeng.exe “Debugger” = ‘svchost.exe’ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msseces.exe “Debugger” = ‘svchost.exe’ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect” = ’0′ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect” = ’0′ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SystemRestore “DisableSR ” = ’1′ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msascui.exe “Debugger” = ‘svchost.exe’ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “3948550101?HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “xas” HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\
Reset Web Browser to Revert Settings Modified by MPC Cleaner (Optional)

Reset Internet Explorer Setting

  • First of all run Internet Explorer browser and Click on Tools tab.
  • Select Internet option from drop down list.
  • Choose Advanced tab and click Reset button.
  • Select Delete personal settings check box and click on Reset button.
  • Now click on close button and restart your browser.

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