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How to remove PC Health Advisor

PC Health Advisor

PC Health Advisor by ParetoLogic is a potentially malicious Windows optimizer program with a bad online reputation. DrWeb detects PC Health Advisor’s application.exe file (named ParetoLogic PC Health Advisor) that is used to install the program as Program.Unwanted.1962, Malwarebytes detects the file as PUP.Optional.ParetoLogic, and TrendMicro-HouseCall detects the file as Suspicious_GEN.F47V0326. This data is according to each vendor and is available to the public for free on Google’s virustotal.com website.

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PC Health Advisor is promoted as a robust and all-in-one suite of tools that conveniently replaces the technical knowledge, multiple products and scans you would typically need to keep your PC in working order.

PC Health Advisor

There are 2 versions of the program. The most sampled program is the free “evaluation version” that ParetoLogic claims is “used for diagnosing computer issues.” The program is only a scanner that remains locked to unpaid users. The program will scan a computer but it will not remove anything and all features and tools for the program will be inaccessible.

The program has 3 different subscription packages for 2 years, 1 year, and 6 months. The costs range from $24.97 USD per month to $49.97 USD per 2 years. You can also select to subscribe to the program for 1 computer, 3 computers, or 5 computers. The price will increase after each interval.

Some people who have installed PC Health Advisor find issues with the program and other programs that may have been introduced around the same time PC Health Advisor was installed. Some websites and users report that PC Health Advisor might bundle with malware, adware, spyware, and potentially unwanted programs. The program may also be advertised by questionable third-party websites and programs that associate with malware and other threats. If you did not install PC Health Advisor it is likely that other programs you do not want on your computer (including malware, adware, and spyware) are present.

Uninstall PC Health Advisor

  1. Right-click Windows start menu and select Programs and Features or open the start menu and go to the Control Panel and click Uninstall a program.
  2. Find PC Health Advisor in the list of installed programs and double-click it to begin the uninstall process.

Remove PC Health Advisor with Malwarebytes


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  1. Open your browser window and download Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free.
  2. Open the executable file (mb3-setup.exe) to begin installing Malwarebytes.
  3. 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.

Perform a second-opinion scan with HitmanPro


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  1. Open your browser window and download HitmanPro.
  2. Open the executable file (hitmanpro_x64.exe or hitmanpro_x32.exe) to begin installing HitmanPro.
  3. Click the Next button, check “I accept the terms of the license agreement,” and click the Next button again.
  4. On the Setup page select “Yes, create a copy of HitmanPro so I can regularly scan this computer (recommended)” and add your email address to the registration fields to begin the free trial.
  5. Click Next to begin scanning your computer.
  6. Once the Scan results are displayed click the Next button and click the Next button again on the Removal results page.

Clean up junk files, repair registry, and fix other settings with CCleaner


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  1. Open your browser window and download CCleaner Professional or CCleaner Free.
  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.

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Jared Harrison is an accomplished tech author and entrepreneur, bringing forth over 20 years of extensive expertise in cybersecurity, privacy, malware, Google Analytics, online marketing, and various other tech domains. He has made significant contributions to the industry and has been featured in multiple esteemed publications. Jared is widely recognized for his keen intellect and innovative insights, earning him a reputation as a respected figure in the tech community.

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