How to remove PCTechNotice (Virus Removal Guide)

PCTechNotice (PC Tech Notice) is a potentially unwanted program that is also classified as adware by many reputable security engines. It is very similar to PCTechHotline, which has been a problem for many computer users for a long period of time. This program is sometimes misinterpreted as the PCTechNotice virus; However, PCTechNotice is not technically defined as a computer virus. Even though this program is not a computer virus is still a threat to your privacy and if you find this program installed on your computer without your knowledge it may be the sign a a very severe malware infection, since this program is known to bundle with other PUPs and malicious software.

PCTechNotice virus

What is PCTechNotice?

PCTechNotice (PC Tech Notice) is promoted as a free utility that provides you with access to tech support to help repair computer problems. PCTechNotice will show display ads on Windows desktop and affected internet browsers. This program can display ads as long as your computer is connected to the internet.

Potential PCTechNotice malware generates deceptive and intrusive ads on Windows desktop and explorer, as well as Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari. Ads by PCTechNotice  are defined as ‘targeted’ ads because they use your personal browsing information (including all your data on the websites you visit) to produce advertisements it feels you are most likely to click on. The adware basically ‘targets’ you based off your current and past browsing habits.

PCTechNotice adware is not technically defined as a computer virus but this adware is still a threat to your privacy and can be the sign of a severe malware infection. The internet security community strongly recommends that you remove PCTechNotice if you find it installed on your machine or attached to your internet browser as a browser add-on or extension and use reputable Antivirus or Anti-Malware software to eradicate any existing malicious files.

How did PCTechNotice get on my computer?

PCTechNotice and programs like it are usually contracted without knowledge. PCTechNotice is often bundled inside third-party software downloaders and bundlers. It may arrive on a computer system once other programs have been introduced to the machine. Software that PCTechNotice adware may bundle with includes freeware, shareware, and dubious torrent files.

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  • PCTechNotice bundles with other potentially unwanted programs and malware.
  • PCTechNotice is usually bundled inside third-party freeware installers, download managers, and dubious torrent files.
  • PCTechNotice injects visited webpages with pop-up and in-text advertisements.
  • PCTechNotice makes unwanted changes to existing Windows settings and schedules new tasks which allow it to run every time Windows starts and check to see if the program has been disabled. If the program is disabled it will enable itself.

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How to remove PCTechNotice virus

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Option 1: Automatically remove PCTechNotice virus with Malwarebytes

1. We recommend that you write down the toll free number below in case you run into any issues while removing this infection. Our techs will kindly assist you with any problems you may face.

1-888-986-8411

2. Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

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3. Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software once it has finished installing.

4. Make sure that Malwarebytes has been updated. To ensure it is updated click Update Now on the Dashboard.

Malwarebytes scan for PCTechNotice

5. Click the large Scan Now button on the dashboard to perform a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

6. When the scan is complete click the Remove Selected button and then click the Finish button or restart your computer if Malwarebytes suggests that you do so.

[note align=”left”]If you are still having issues removing PCTechNotice we suggest that use a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro 3 to locate and remove any computer infection that may be present. You may also proceed to option 2 below and view our additional tips to remove PCTechNotice.[/note]

Option 2: Manually remove PCTechNotice

How to uninstall PCTechNotice

1. Open Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.

2. Click Uninstall a program (or Add and remove program) in the Programs section.

3. Search for PCTechNotice in the list of installed programs and select it with your mouse, then click Uninstall. You can also double click PCTechNotice to uninstall it.

[note align=”left”]If you do not find PCTechNotice in your list of installed program you may need to uninstall additional programs that may have bundled with it. You can view our additional tips to remove PCTechNotice below.[/note]

How to remove PCTechNotice add-ons and extensions

Google Chrome

1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.

2. Search for the PCTechNotice extension in the list and click the trashcan icon.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.

2. Search for the PCTechNotice add-on and click Remove.

Apple Safari

1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.

2.  Search for the PCTechNotice extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.

[note align=”left”]If you do not find PCTechNotice in your list of add-ons and extensions you may need to remove additional attachments that may have bundled with it. You can view our additional tips to remove PCTechNotice below.[/note]

PCTechNotice virus removal tips
  • If you do not find PCTechNotice in your list of installed programs you may need to uninstall additional programs. Additional programs may include suspicious titles that may have been contracted around the same time or after the initial infection.
  • If you are still having issues removing PCTechNotice you should use a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro 3. HitmanPro 3 is the best second opinion scan and removal tool. It can be used to locate and remove remaining threats.
  • If you need help our tech support team is standing by 24 hours a day. You can reach tech support at: 1-888-986-8411