Ultraheal PC Security (Ultraheal PC Security virus) is a very questionable computer security program for Microsoft Windows operating systems. Some reputable Antivirus and Anti-Malware programs may recognize this program as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and will detect and remove associated files if a scan is performed.
A major concern with the Ultraheal PC Security program is that it is usually bundled with potentially unwanted programs, malware, backdoor threats, trojans, and other malicious objects. If you have found that this program was installed without your consent it is likely that your computer has a severe computer infection that should be eradicated immediately.
Another issue with this program is that it is known to be very deceptive in the way it is advertised and marketed before, during, and after installation. Advertisements may claim that Ultraheal PC Security is something it is not. Some advertisements and the actual publisher’s website claim that you are downloading a free program that is a “Fully Functional Version Free for 30 days.” However, the program is not actually fully functional or free to use for 30 days although the publisher’s website says it is. The only thing free about this program is that it will claim to remove 1 threat if detected after a scan. Afterwards, you must purchase the full version of the program for a semi-annual fee in order to use it.
UltraHeal PC Security claims that it “not only removes deeply embedded rootkits, worms, rogue programs, spyware, bots and Trojans, it also remains light on PC resources.” But once again, this appears to be another fictitious story. The program will use around the same amount of system resources as most heavy Antivirus programs. This can cause your computer to become slow and sluggish. It can even affect your browsing experience.
The program will also create and schedule new tasks in order to run every time you start your computer. This too can deplete system resources which can cause your computer to boot slower than it normally does.
Once UltraHeal PC Security is installed it will begin to scan your computer for potential threats and will show you alleged system status information. The scan will usually claim that malicious objects were found. No matter what, the scan result will always say “Warning! Your System is Critically Infected” and will attempt to persuade users to activate the program for a semi-annual fee.
Another issue with the program is that files will remain on your computer if you manually uninstall it.
How to remove UltraHeal PC Security (Virus Removal Guide)
- Scan your computer with Malwarebytes
- Scan your computer with HitmanPro
- Uninstall UltraHeal PC Security and unwanted programs
- Cleanup and repair settings with CCleaner
1. Scan your computer with Malwarebytes
1. Download and Install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software to scan and remove malicious files from your computer.
2. Open Malwarebytes and click the Scan Now button – or go to the Scan tab and click the Start Scan button.
3. Once the Malwarebytes scan is complete click the Remove Selected button.
4. To finish the Malwarebytes scan and remove detected threats click the Finish button and restart your computer if promoted to do so.
2. Scan your computer with HitmanPro
1. Download and Install HitmanPro by Surfright to scan for and remove remaining threats and malicious files.
2. Open HitmanPro and click Next to start scanning your computer. *If you are using the free version you may chose to create a copy or perform a one-time scan.
3. Once the HitmanPro scan is complete click the Next button.
4. To activate the free version of HitmanPro: enter your email address twice and click the Activate button.
5. Click the Reboot button.
3. Uninstall UltraHeal PC Security and unwanted programs
1. Open Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
2. In the Programs section click Uninstall a program. In earlier versions of Windows this is listed as “Add and remove programs.”
3. Search for UltraHeal PC Security in the list of installed programs and double click it to initiate the manual uninstall process.
4. A window will open that tries to convince you to cancel the uninstall process. Click No! I want to continue on the bottom right of this window.
If you cannot find the program it is because it was initially removed by Malwarebytes in step 1 or HitmanPro in step 2. However, this program may bundle with third-party objects which may remain on your computer. If you find a suspicious program on your computer it is recommended to investigate it and uninstall it.
4. Cleanup and repair settings with CCleaner
1. Download and Install CCleaner by Piriform to remove existing files and cleanup your machine after the infection.
2. Open CCleaner and go to the main Cleaner screen. Click the Analyze button. When the process is complete, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.
3. Go to Tools > Startup and search for suspicious entries in each tab starting from Windows all the way to Content Menu. If you find anything suspicious click it and click the Delete button to remove it.
4. Go to the Registry window and click the Scan for Issues button. When the scan is complete click the Fix selected issues… button and click Fix All Selected Issues.
How to stay protected against future infections
The key to staying protected against future infections is to follow common online guidelines and take advantage of reputable Antivirus and Anti-Malware security software with real-time protection.
Real-time security software
Security software like Malwarebytes and Norton Security have real-time features that can block malicious files before they spread across your computer. These programs bundled together can establish a wall between your computer and cyber criminals.
Common Online Guidelines
- Backup your computer and personal files to an external drive or online backup service
- Create a restore point on your computer in case you need to restore your computer to a date before infection
- Avoid downloading and installing apps, browser extensions, and programs you are not familiar with
- Avoid downloading and installing apps, browser extensions, and programs from websites you are not familiar with – some websites use their own download manager to bundle additional programs with the initial download
- If you plan to download and install freeware, open source software, or shareware make sure to be alert when you install the object and read all the instructions presented by the download manager
- Avoid torrents and P2P clients
- Do not open email messages from senders you do not know