How to remove Perfect Uninstaller (Virus Removal Guide)
What is Perfect Uninstaller?
Perfect Uninstaller is a malicious potentially unwanted program (PUP) and generic Trojan disguised as an “Uninstaller-type” program for Windows computers. According to Google’s VirusTotal website, Perfect Uninstaller has an extremely high detection ratio and most Antivirus programs will detect and remove it.
Furthermore, internet browser such as Google Chrome will block and warn you about the Perfect Uninstaller program if you attempt to download the executable file named PerfectUninstaller_Setup. Chrome will show a message that says “This file is dangerous, so Chrome has blocked it.”
One of the main issues with the Perfect Uninstaller program is that it is not free to use and it will try to trick you into providing your personal information before letting you know that you must purcahse the program to use it.
Once the Perfect Uninstaller program is installed, it will open and show you a list of programs and apps installed on your computer and browser.
If you try to uninstall one of the objects a message will appear that says “Registration is Required!” and “This is not a registered copy!” The message further states “To successfully uninstall the application, a valid key is required. If you haven’t yet registered would you like to register now?”
If you click the Yes button to register the product your browser will automatically launch onto a page that asks for your name, your email address, the country you live in, and your postal/zip code. If you provide this information the page will then direct you to a shopping cart to purcahse a subscription for the program and other programs.
The fact that the program asks for your personal information before identifying that you must purchase the program to use it is a red flag. It proves that the publisher is unethical and will use deceptive tricks to attempt to monetize the product at any cost.
Perfect Uninstaller removal steps
STEP 1: Manually uninstall the program
1. Open Windows start menu and select the Control Panel.
2. Click Uninstall a program.
3. Find the Perfect Uninstaller in the list, click it with your mouse, and click the Uninstall button.
Windows 8 – 10
1. Open Windows start menu (right click the bottom left of the taskbar) and select Programs and Features.
2. Find the Perfect Uninstaller in the list, click it with your mouse, and click the Uninstall button.
In Windows 10 you can also search for the program in the list of installed applications on the start menu, right click it, and click Uninstall.
STEP 2: Scan your computer for malware with Malwarebytes
2. Open the executable file (mb3-setup.exe or other) to begin installing Malwarebytes.
3. In some versions of the installation file you can simply select your language and click Next to install the program; Otherwise, select your language, click Next, then select “I accept the agreement,” click the Next button several times, and then click the Install button to install Malwarebytes. Click Finish once the install process is complete.
4. Open Malwarebytes and click the Scan Now button on the Dashboard to begin scanning your computer.
5. Click the Quarantine Selected button once the scan is finished.
6. If Malwarebytes says “All selected items have been removed successfully. A log file has been saved to the logs folder. Your computer needs to be restarted to complete the removal process. Would you like to restart now?” click the Yes button to restart your computer.
STEP 3: Clean up and repair settings with CCleaner
2. Open the executable file (ccsetup.exe or other) to begin installing CCleaner.
3. Click the Install button to begin stalling the program.
4. Click Run CCleaner to open the program when installation is complete.
5. Select the Cleaner tab and click the Analyze button.
6. When the Analyze process is complete click the Run Cleaner button to clean all files.
7. Next, select the Registry tab and click the Scan for Issues button to scan for issues in your registry.
8. When the scan is complete click the Fix selected Issues button and Fix All Selected Issues button to fix the issues.
9. Next, select the Tools tab and click Startup. Examine each area, search for suspicious entries, and delete any suspicious startup entries by selecting the entry and clicking the Delete button.
10. Next, click Browser Plugins and search each internet browser for unwanted browser add-ons and extensions. Click the extension you want to delete and click the Delete button to remove it.