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How to remove PC Reg Boost virus (Removal Guide)

What is PC Reg Boost virus?

PC Reg Boost (PcRegBoost) by iNextITNetwork (or other) is dangerous malware that infects a computer, displays fake results, bombards your desktop with pop-ups, and causes other issues. Once the PC Reg Boost program has infected a computer it will scan your computer for threats. The results will always show that a large amount of “serious errors” are found and you need to fix it.

PC Reg Boost

If the program remains enabled on the machine it will automatically launch if closed and stream continuous pop-up messages on Windows Desktop. The PC Reg Boost pop-up messages on Windows Desktop take-up the entire right side of the screen and can also cover the entirety of the display. It will also open your browser on the publisher’s website pcregboost.com.

PC Reg Boost virus pop-ups

The PC Reg Boost pop-up on the Desktop will say something like “warning your computer needs to be clean.” It will claim that errors are found and that your computer is at risk and needs to be fixed. The pop-up will contain a button that says fix now and a toll free number used to various tech-support scams.

When a scan is complete with the PC Reg Boost program it will show deceptive and fraudulent results in order to trick victims into purchasing the program. The program itself is not free to use. It is only a scanner that promotes the full edition and a malicious tech-support hotline.

PC Reg Boost is detected as a Trojan, Potentially Unwanted Program, Adware, Risk Tool, and Malware by popular Antivirus programs. The reasons for this are mostly due to how the program is distributed and the results shown by the program. For example, PC Reg Boost is known to bundle with other malware, adware, spyware, potentially unwanted programs, and other threats that can harm your computer and put your privacy at risk.

If PC Reg Boost is installed on your computer without your knowledge or consent, or you downloaded the program from a suspicious source it could mean that your computer is infected with additional threats that should be removed immediately.

PC Reg Boost is often distributed by malicious third-party software bundlers and advertising networks. We found PC Reg Boost being promoted by a malicious software downloader called DownloadAssistant. The downloader was launched by a dubious executable file that claimed to be a media player update. The downloader gave us the option to decline or accept the installation of the program. Although we clicked Decline the program still downloaded and installed in the background without our consent and knowledge.

The program installing without our knowledge is likely due to the third-party distributor that the developers of PC Reg Boost chose to use and not the actual developers. The developers have taken advantage of an unethical advertising campaign that allows the program to bundle with other threats and automatically install against the computer owners demand.

Uninstall PC Reg Boost from Windows

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.

uninstall PC Reg Boost

2. Find the program you want to uninstall in the list of installed programs and double-click it to begin the uninstall process.

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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.

Remove PC Reg Boost and left-over trace files 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 and fix issues 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.

Lead Editor

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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