The appearance of unwanted Pcbooster.com ads within your browser is a sign of adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) which installed on your system. Moreover, the adware can lead to the internet browser freezing/crash, delays when starting a new browser window or delays when viewing a web-page on the World Wide Web. I think you definitely want to solve this problem. For this purpose, necessity to perform cleanup of your PC system. Use the instructions below which will help you to delete Pcbooster.com pop up ads and clean your PC system from the ad-supported software using the standard features of MS Windows and some proven free applications.
Remove Pcbooster.com pop up ads
There present several free adware removal utilities. Also it is possible to remove Pcbooster.com redirect manually. But we suggest to combine all these methods below into the one removal algorithm. Follow the steps of the guide. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to close your web-browser or reboot your machine.
Manual Pcbooster.com pop up advertisements removal
Most common adware may be uninstalled without any antivirus programs. The manual ‘ad supported’ software removal is article step by step guide that will teach you how to remove the Pcbooster.com pop-up ads.
Remove Pcbooster.com related programs through the Control Panel of your computer
First of all, check the list of installed software on your personal computer and remove all unknown and recently installed applications. If you see an unknown application with incorrect spelling or varying capital letters, it have most likely been installed by malware and you should clean it off first with malicious software removal utility like Zemana Anti-malware.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
First, click the Windows button , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, click “Start” and select “Control Panel”.
It will show the Windows Control Panel as shown in the figure below.
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will display a list of all applications installed on your computer. Scroll through the all list, and delete any suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort applications by date in the Control panel.
Clean up the internet browsers shortcuts that have been hijacked by ad supported software
Important to know, most anti malware software which are able to get rid of ad supported software, but unable to detect and recover changed shortcuts. So, you need to fix the desktop shortcuts for your Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge web browsers manually.
Right click on the shortcut of infected internet browser as shown in the figure below.
Select the “Properties” option and it’ll show a shortcut’s properties. Next, click the “Shortcut” tab and then delete the “http://site.address” string from Target field like below.
Then click OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all web browsers that are rerouted to the Pcbooster.com undesired page.
Delete Pcbooster.com redirect from Internet Explorer
The Internet Explorer reset is great if your browser is hijacked or you have unwanted addo-ons or toolbars on your web-browser, that installed by an malware.
First, start the Internet Explorer. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then press the Reset button. The IE will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown on the image below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
Delete Pcbooster.com redirect from FF
Resetting your Firefox is good initial troubleshooting step for any issues with your web-browser application, including the redirect to Pcbooster.com web site.
First, open the FF. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Next, press the Help button ().
In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page press on “Refresh Firefox” button as shown on the screen below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove Pcbooster.com ads from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a easy way to get rid of the browser hijackers, malicious and ‘ad-supported’ extensions, as well as to restore the web-browser’s start page, newtab page and search provider by default that have been changed by ad-supported software that cause undesired Pcbooster.com advertisements to appear.
- First, start the Chrome and press the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will show the Chrome main menu, press the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Show advanced settings” link, which located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings” button.
- The Chrome will open the reset settings dialog box as shown on the screen above.
- Confirm the browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the adware can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you run your computer, it will open Pcbooster.com annoying site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all harmful tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ application.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard at the same time. This displays a prompt that called Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, press “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown on the screen below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Please select the first task, its properties will be display just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your computer. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then remove this malicious task. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it is a component of the ‘ad-supported’ program, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to remove, then press on it with the right mouse button and choose Delete as shown in the figure below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks which have been created by malicious application. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to automatically delete Pcbooster.com redirect
If your computer is still infected with adware which causes undesired Pcbooster.com popup ads, then the best solution of detection and removal is to use an anti-malware scan on the personal computer. Download free malware removal tools below and start a full system scan. It will help you delete all components of the ‘ad supported’ software from hardisk and Windows registry.
Use Zemana Anti-malware to remove Pcbooster.com ads
Zemana Anti-malware is a tool that can get rid of adware, PUPs, browser hijacker infections and other malware 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 personal computer resources.
Download Zemana anti malware on your personal computer by clicking on the link below. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
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Once the downloading process is done, close all software and windows on your computer. Double-click the set up file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Zemana anti malware on your computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is complete successfully, Zemana antimalware will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown on the image below.
Now click the “Scan” button to start checking your personal computer for the ‘ad supported’ software which redirects your browser to annoying Pcbooster.com web-site. Depending on your machine, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. When a threat is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is finished.
As the scanning ends, you’ll be shown the list of all detected items on your PC system. When you’re ready, click “Next” button. The Zemana anti-malware will start removing adware and other security threats. Once disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to reboot the PC system.
Run Malwarebytes to remove Pcbooster.com redirect
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install Malwarebytes to scan for ad supported software and thereby delete Pcbooster.com ads from your web-browsers. When installed and updated, the free malicious software remover will automatically scan and detect all threats exist on the computer.
Download Malwarebytes on your machine from the link below. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
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Once the downloading process is finished, close all programs and windows on your PC. Double-click the set up file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown on the screen below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Malwarebytes on your personal computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, press Finish button. Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen like below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the adware which redirects your browser to intrusive Pcbooster.com page.
Once the scan is done, it’ll display you the results. Review the report and then press “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will begin removing adware and other security threats. Once disinfection is done, you may be prompted to reboot the machine.
We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the Malwarebytes to delete ‘ad supported’ software and other malicious software.
Scan and clean your computer of adware with AdwCleaner
The AdwCleaner tool is free and easy to use. It can check and remove malicious software, PUPs and ad-supported software in Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox and Microsoft Edge browsers and thereby remove all undesired Pcbooster.com advertisements. AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and remove malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the machine.
- Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the following link.
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- Select the folder in which you saved it as Desktop, and then click Save.
- When the download is done, start the AdwCleaner, double-click the adwcleaner_xxx.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, click Yes to continue.
- In the AdwCleaner window, click the “Scan” to perform a system scan for the ad-supported software which cause undesired Pcbooster.com pop up advertisements to appear. This task can take quite a while, so please be patient. During the scan it will detect all threats present on your PC.
- When it has finished scanning your personal computer, it’ll display a screen that contains a list of malicious software that has been found. Review the scan results and then click “Clean”. If the AdwCleaner will ask you to restart your personal computer, click “OK”.
The step-by-step instructions shown in detail in the following video.
Use AdBlocker to block Pcbooster.com and stay safe online
In order to increase your security and protect your personal computer against new undesired ads and harmful sites, you need to use adblocker program that blocks an access to malicious ads and web sites. Moreover, the program can stop the display of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program from the following link.
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Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
Once the download is finished, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen like below.
Follow the prompts. When the setup is complete, you will see a window as shown on the image below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will help 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 PC, AdGuard will start automatically and stop pop up ads, web sites such Pcbooster.com, as well as other harmful or misleading web pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your desktop.
How to Pcbooster.com ads get installed onto system
Most often, the free programs setup file includes third-party programs such as this ‘ad supported’ software that causes intrusive Pcbooster.com pop-ups. So, be very careful when you agree to install anything. The best way – is to select a Custom, Advanced or Manual installation mode. Here disable (uncheck) all third-party software in which you are unsure or that causes even a slightest suspicion. The main thing you should remember, you do not need to install any third-party software which you don’t trust! The only one thing I want to add. Once the free software is installed, if you uninstall this software, the undesired Pcbooster.com popups will not be removed. This must be done by yourself. Just follow the few simple steps above.
Now your computer should be clean of the ad supported software which causes intrusive Pcbooster.com popups. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop-up ads and intrusive harmful web-sites) and Zemana Anti-malware (to periodically scan your system for new browser hijacker infections, malicious software and ad supported software). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of Pcbooster.com pop-up ads from the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Edge, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.