PC Accelerate Pro is a potentially unwanted program (PUP). It is called PC Accelerate Pro claims itself as system optimization and registry cleaning software. Once installed and started, it will perform a scan of whole system and detect a lot of problems. PC Accelerate Pro will offer to purchase its full version to try to fix these problems.
Table of contents
- What is PC Accelerate Pro
- Remove PC Accelerate Pro from Windows 10, 8, 7, XP
- How to stay safe online
- Prevent PC Accelerate Pro from installing
- To sum up
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.
We recommend you to get rid of potentially unwanted programs and clean your system from PC Accelerate Pro as soon as possible, until the presence of PUPs has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the step-by-step guidance below that will allow you to completely remove PC Accelerate Pro, using only the built-in Microsoft Windows features and a few of specialized free removal tools.
How to remove PC Accelerate Pro (Step-by-step instructions)
Even if you have the up-to-date classic antivirus installed, and you have checked your personal computer for malware and removed anything found, you need to do the tutorial below. The PC Accelerate Pro removal is not simple as installing another antivirus. Classic antivirus programs are not developed to run together and will conflict with each other, or possibly crash Windows. Instead we advise complete the manual steps below after that run Zemana Anti-malware, Malwarebytes or AdwCleaner, which are free software dedicated to scan for and get rid of adware which can install onto personal computer an unwanted program such as PC Accelerate Pro. Run these utilities to ensure the PUP is removed.
Uninstall PC Accelerate Pro an other PUPs by using Control Panel
Check out the Windows Control Panel (Programs and Features section) to see all installed programs. We suggest to click on the “Date Installed” in order to sort the list of programs by the date you installed them. If you see any unknown and suspicious programs, they are the ones you need to remove.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then press Windows button, next press 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.
- Further, click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will show a list of all applications installed on the computer.
- Scroll through the all list, and remove 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.
Delete PC Accelerate Pro with Zemana Anti-malware
Zemana Anti-malware is a utility that can get rid of ‘ad supported’ software, PUPs, hijackers and other malicious software from your computer easily and for free. Zemana Anti-malware is compatible with most antivirus software. It works under Windows (10 – XP, 32 and 64 bit) and uses minimum of PC resources.
Now you can setup and use Zemana Anti-Malware to remove PC Accelerate Pro from Windows 10, 8, 7, XP by following the steps below:
Click the link below to download Zemana setup file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your computer.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
Launch the setup file after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to install this utility on your system.
During installation you can change some settings, but we recommend you do not make any changes to default settings.
When install is done, this malware removal tool will automatically run and update itself. You will see its main window as shown in the following example.
Now press the “Scan” button to begin scanning your machine for the PC Accelerate Pro and other PUPs. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your computer. During the scan it will detect all threats present on your computer.
When the scanning is complete, it’ll open a screen that contains a list of threats that has been detected. Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and click “Next” button.
The Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) will remove Accelerate Pro and other unwanted software and add items to the Quarantine. After the process is complete, you may be prompted to reboot your personal computer to make the change take effect.
Remove PC Accelerate Pro with Malwarebytes
We advise using the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your PC of the PUPs. The free tool is an advanced malicious software removal program created by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular anti malware technology. It is able to help you remove annoying PC Accelerate Pro from your computer, potentially unwanted programs, malicious software, browser hijackers, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your computer for free.
- Please download Malwarebytes by clicking on the following link. Save it on your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your browser will show the “Save as” dialog box. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- Once downloading is finished, please close all software and open windows on your computer. Double-click on the icon that’s called mb3-setup.
- This will open the “Setup wizard” of Malwarebytes onto your system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the Malwarebytes will launch and show the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the PC Accelerate Pro and other unwanted software. Depending on your PC, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. When a malware, ‘ad supported’ software or PUPs are found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is done.
- When it has finished scanning, it will display a scan report.
- When you’re ready, press the “Quarantine Selected” button. Once the clean-up is complete, you may be prompted to restart the computer.
- Close the Anti-Malware and continue with the next step.
Video instruction, which reveals in detail the steps above.
Uninstall PC Accelerate Pro with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a free portable program that scans your computer for PC Accelerate Pro, other unwanted applications, browser hijackers and helps get rid of them easily. Moreover, it will also help you remove any malicious web browser extensions and add-ons.
Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the following link. Save it on your Desktop.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: October 9, 2020
After the download is done, open the folder in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. Once the utility is started, you will see a screen as shown in the following example.
Further, click “Scan” button for scanning your machine for PC Accelerate Pro and other PUPs. A system scan may take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC system. After it has finished scanning your system, it’ll display you the results as displayed on the screen below.
Next, you need to click “Clean” button. It will show a prompt as displayed in the following example.
You need to click “OK”. Once that process is finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your personal computer. When your system is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
These steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
How to stay safe online
Use ad-blocker program such as AdGuard in order to block ads, malvertisements, pop-ups and online trackers, avoid having to install harmful and adware browser plug-ins and add-ons that affect your machine performance and impact your PC security. Surf the Web anonymously and stay safe online!
Download AdGuard program by clicking on the link below and save it to your Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
Once the downloading process is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown in the following example.
Follow the prompts. When the setup is finished, you will see a window as displayed in the following example.
You can click “Skip” to close the install program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you launch your personal computer, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop-up ads, as well as other harmful or misleading sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your desktop.
Prevent PC Accelerate Pro from installing
Most commonly, the PUPs is bundled within the installers from a free hosting and file sharing web pages. So, install a free applications is a a good chance that you will find a bundled potentially unwanted program. If you don’t know how to avoid it, then use a simple trick. During the installation, choose the Custom or Advanced installation option. Next, press ‘Decline’ button and clear all checkboxes on offers that ask you to install additional software. Moreover, please carefully read Term of use and User agreement before installing any programs or otherwise you may end up with another unwanted program on your PC like this PC Accelerate Pro or other unwanted software.
To sum up
After completing the few simple steps shown above, your machine should be free from PC Accelerate Pro and other unwanted softeare. Unfortunately, if the steps does not help you, then you have caught a new PUP, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.