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LightSpeedPC

LightSpeedPC

LightSpeedPC is a potentially unwanted program (PUP), which suggests that it should not be trusted. This category means the application might have unwanted qualities and could be unreliable, but it does not mean it is malicious or dangerous. Another thing you should know is even though the tool’s creators may claim the software can clean the system and visibly improve the computer’s performance, our specialists say it is rather unlikely. Apparently, the issues that the application detects and blames for the system’s slow performance may not be the cause after all. In which case, using the PUP might not bring the results you wanted to achieve. Consequently, we would recommend not to leave the tool unattended and erase it. To delete LightSpeedPC manually, you should have a look at the instructions placed at the end of the article. On the other hand, if learning about the software is of the same importance to you, we encourage you to read our article first. Read more »

InstallCore

InstallCore

InstallCore is an installer that might have been used to carry in the application you downloaded most recently. It is not surprising if you are not familiar with the name because it is not always displayed, and you might be more interested in the names of the programs represented via the installer. It was not built for the distribution of one specific program or for the use of one specific software developer. It was created to help with the distribution of software and make the process much easier, and various different parties can use it. While many Windows users can download legitimate and reliable programs using the installer in question, Anti-Spyware-101.com research team warns that unreliable installers could be used too. If you do not want to encounter them, you have to stay vigilant and perform thorough research every time you download something new. Otherwise, you might realize soon that you need to delete InstallCore-linked threats. Before you continue reading, immediately perform a full system scan using a trusted malware scanner. Read more »

Driver Tonic

Driver Tonic

If you are looking for a tool or a service that could help you improve your Windows operating system, know that Driver Tonic is not it. Of course, it is presented as this amazing, versatile, and highly useful tool, but is it? According to the researchers at the Anti-Spyware-101.com internal lab, it is not. In fact, trusting this application is not only NOT beneficial. It could be dangerous too. We are not saying that this potentially unwanted program (PUP) is malicious, but there is no doubt that it has some deceit going on behind it, and, for that reason, it is best to delete Driver Tonic. In this article, we explain the reasons why trusting the PUP is a bad idea, and we also discuss the different methods you could use to remove it. Note that it is not enough to uninstall this program to eliminate it completely. A few components in the Windows Registry are left behind, and you have to clear them yourself. Is it strange that the program leaves something behind? It sure is, and that is another reason we classify it as a PUP. Read more »

Super Speedup 2018

Super Speedup 2018

We install PC optimization tools expecting that they will clean our systems. Unfortunately, not all of them do what they promise to do. Super Speedup 2018 is presented as a useful tool “designed and tested with utmost care to keep your PCs running smooth, fast and error free” as well; however, if you install this piece of software on your computer, you will see for yourself that this program is not free. In other words, it will not clean and optimize the system for you for free. In other words, Super Speedup 2018 works as a diagnostic tool unless upgraded, which, in fact, many users do not know before they click the Download Now button on the official application’s website http://winboost.site/. The program is not free, we can assure you that, so if you are looking for a tool that would clean and optimize your system free of charge, there is surely no point in installing Super Speedup 2018. You should not install its clones (e.g. Power Cleaner 2018, Win Speedup 2018, and Speedy SystemCare) on your computer as well because they are not free tools. Have you already installed Super Speedup 2018 on your system? Make sure you do not keep it installed if you are not going to upgrade it. We see no reason you should keep useless programs installed on the system. Read more »

Rush Music Search

Rush Music Search

Has your default search provider been changed to Rush Music Search out of the blue? If so, it is very likely that this has happened not without reason. The majority of users whose search engines are changed to this search tool install the browser extension named Rush Music Search on their computers themselves. Some of them download it from http://livemediasearch.systems, which is the extension’s official website, or directly from the Chrome Web Store, whereas others cannot even explain how this piece of software has managed to enter their computers. The Rush Music Search extension is presented as a useful tool for those who wish to perform music searches right from their web browsers’ URL bar, but we cannot confirm that it will really improve your web browsing experience. Also, you need to know that your web browser’s settings will be changed if you install Rush Music Search. If you are not ready for that, you should choose another program for performing music searches on the web. In case you have already installed Rush Music Search and found your default search provider changed, you could only undo the changes applied by deleting Rush Music Search from the system completely. You should take care of all other undesirable/unknown applications active on your system at the same time because they may cause you problems. Read more »

Perfect PC Cleanup

Perfect PC Cleanup

Perfect PC Cleanup is a program that is advertised as a system optimizer. The name suggests that it is somehow superior to other available optimizers, but although it is deemed to be “perfect,” our research team warns that it is just a PUP (potentially unwanted program) that cannot meet your expectations. If you go to perfectpccleanup.com to learn more about this program, you might be convinced that it can clean up space, fix issues, provide protection against malware, enhance PC performance, and remove junk. It all sounds great, and for a price of $19.99, the PUP might truly seem like the perfect tool. It is not. For one, you definitely cannot rely on this program to protect you against malware. Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers have tested the program on an infected computer, and it failed to find real threats. When it comes to other features, the application cannot offer anything too spectacular either, and that is why we recommend deleting Perfect PC Cleanup without further hesitation. Keep reading to learn more. Read more »

Power System Care

Power System Care

If your operating system has been running slower than usual lately, you might be thinking about installing a program like Power System Care. It promises to speed up the system by cleaning the Registry and by removing add-ons and adware. These promises are made at powersyscare.com, the official website set up to offer the free installer of the program. Although the installer is free, the services are not, and if you choose to use the PUP (potentially unwanted program) to “repair” alleged issues, you will need to pay €23.95. This is not a lot of money, but definitely too much for what is offered. The issues that the scanner finds can be easily fixed for free, and some of them can even be ignored. If you go to %TEMP%, you might find a ton of temporary files, and you can easily eliminate them all yourself. It is silly to pay for a program to do it. Unfortunately, some users might be tricked into thinking that the PUP is an essential tool that can significantly increase system’s speeds. It is not, and that is why we want to show you how to delete Power System Care. Read more »

Win Boost Pro 2018

Win Boost Pro 2018

Win Boost Pro 2018 is promoted as a beneficial PC optimizer and cleaner, so a bunch of users decide to install it on their computers consciously. They simply need to click the Download Now button that can be found on its official website http://cleanmypcutils.com/ to get it. Of course, users might find it installed on their computers without their knowledge too since potentially unwanted applications might also be distributed bundled. Win Boost Pro 2018 is a brand new PC optimization tool, but it would be a pure lie if we told you that it does not share similarities with older applications. In fact, it is very similar to Power Cleaner 2019, Power Speedup 2018, and some other programs advertised as powerful PC optimization tools/cleaners. Unfortunately, there is one thing the majority of users who consciously install Win Boost Pro 2018 on their PCs do not know about it – it works as a diagnostic tool if not upgraded by the user. A bunch of people expect that they will get their PCs performance improved in the blink of an eye after installing and launching Win Boost Pro 2018. This is not going to happen until you purchase and activate the license of Win Boost Pro 2018. In our humble opinion, it is not worth investing in Win Boost Pro 2018 despite the fact that it looks reliable because hundreds of other tools that can be trusted 100% exist, and it is no doubt better to invest in one of them instead. Believe us; Win Boost Pro 2018 has been categorized as a potentially unwanted program not without reason. Continue reading to find out more about its modus operandi. Read more »

MapsScout

MapsScout

MapsScout is a suspicious application that, according to our research team, is compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer users. The program is installed as an extension on the first two browsers, but Internet Explorer users install it as an application. Whether you install it thinking it will offer you great services, or you let it is as you install undesirable programs, the first thing we suggest doing is scanning your operating system. If you download the PUP (potentially unwanted program) from mapsscout.com or the Chrome web store (chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/mapsscout-advertising-off/fjclfmhapndgeabdcikbhemimpijpnah), additional programs should not be downloaded. On the other hand, the PUP could also be bundled along with third-party programs and spread using third-party installers. In this situation, scanning the PC and browsers is a must. If malicious threats – besides the PUP – are found, you need to delete them as quickly as you can. If you need to remove MapsScout, read this report, and decide which removal method you want to choose. Read more »

AutoFixer Pro 2018

AutoFixer Pro 2018

AutoFixer Pro 2018 looks like a clone of our recently encountered potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), for example, Power System Care or Advanced Speedup 2018, which is why it falls under the same classification. Just like with the previous versions, the software cannot be thoroughly tested before purchasing its license. Also, based on the scanning results we received, we do not think the software could make any visible changes to the computer’s speed or performance. We will explain this in more detail further in the article. However, if you already know you will choose to eliminate AutoFixer Pro 2018 and do not need any more information about it, you could use the removal steps located below the article. Of course, if you need more help with the PUP’s deletion or have questions about it, you could leave us a message below the article too. Read more »