PC Health Aid is a potentially unwanted program (PUP). It is called PC Health Aid claims to help users remove computer issues, improve Windows OS performance and prevent future failure. Once installed and started, it will perform a scan of whole system and detect a lot of problems. PC Health Aid will offer to purchase its full version to try to fix these problems.
If you need a system optimize software then you do not have to pay anything, simply use the CCleaner utility. It is free, respected software that will be useful for clean and optimize your computer.
How did PC Health Aid get on your computer
Most often, the free software installer includes the optional potentially unwanted programs like the PC Health Aid. So, be very careful when you agree to install anything. The best way is to choose the Custom, Advanced or Manual installation mode. Here disable (uncheck) all optional software in which you are unsure or that causes even a slightest suspicion. The main thing you should remember, you don’t need to install the optional software which you do not trust! The only thing I want to add. Once the free applications is installed, if you delete this software, the unwanted software will not be removed. This must be done by yourself. Just follow the guide below.
How to remove PC Health Aid (Step-by-step instructions)
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will assist you remove PC Health Aid from your system. Moreover, the steps below will allow you to uninstall potentially unwanted software such as adware and toolbars that your computer may be infected. Please do the guide step by step. If you need a help or have any questions, then ask for our assistance here or type a comment below.
- Uninstall PC Health Aid by using Windows Control Panel
- Remove adware and potentially unwanted software with MalwareBytes Anti-malware
- Remove adware and potentially unwanted software with AdwCleaner
1. Uninstall PC Health Aid by using Windows Control Panel
The best way to start the PC cleanup is to uninstall any unknown and suspicious programs. Using the Windows Control Panel you can do this quickly and easily. This step, in spite of its simplicity, should not be ignored, because the removing of unneeded software can clean up your system from PC Health Aid and free your internet browser from pop-up ads, hijackers and so on.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then press Windows key, click Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then press “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It will open the Windows Control Panel.
- Click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- You will see a list of all installed applications.
- Scroll through the all list, and uninstall PC Health Aid and any suspicious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort applications by date.
See more details in the video instructions below.
2. Remove adware and potentially unwanted software with MalwareBytes Anti-malware
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users can not completely remove PC Health Aid from the computer. This is because the unwanted software can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and remove completely. This may lead to the fact that after some time, the PUP again infect your PC system and it will begin to open annoying PC Health Aid window. Moreover, I want to note that it is not always safe to remove potentially unwanted software manually, if you do not have much experience in setting up and configuring the computer.
I suggest using the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your PC. It is an advanced malware removal application developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This application uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It’s able to help you delete PUPs, browser hijackers, malware, ad supported software, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your machine for free.
Now, press the link below to download Malwarebytes Free on your personal computer. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
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Once the download is done, close all software on your computer. Next, run the setup file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as on the image below, click the Yes button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your system. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is done successfully, press Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen like below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the adware and PC Health Aid. Once the adware or unwanted software is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is done. Please be patient.
When the system scan is finished, you can check all threats detected on your PC. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and press “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will begin removing adware and PUPs. Once disinfection is complete, you may be prompted to reboot your computer.
I suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the Malwarebytes program to remove adware and other malware.
3. Remove adware and potentially unwanted software with AdwCleaner
This removal application is free and easy to use. It can scan and remove adware, PUPs, browser hijackers, malware and unwanted toolbars in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and MS Edge internet browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (start page and search provider by default). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and get rid of malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the computer.
Download AdwCleaner utility by clicking on the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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Once the download is finished, open the directory in which you saved it and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will start the AdwCleaner utility and you will see a screen like below. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to open the program, press Yes button to continue.
Now, click the “Scan” . This will begin scanning the whole machine to find out adware and potentially unwanted software.
Once the checking is finished, it will display a list of all items detected by this tool as on the image below.
You need to press “Clean” button. It will show a prompt, click “OK” to start the cleaning process. When the cleaning procedure is finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your PC. After reboot, the AdwCleaner will open the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
After completing the instructions shown above, your personal computer should be free from PC Health Aid and other unwanted software. The Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer will no longer show annoying advertisements or redirect you to unwanted web sites. Unfortunately, if the guide does not help you, then you have caught a new type of adware, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.