Uninstall PC Cleanup 2018 – Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10

PC Cleanup 2018 is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) software, commonly installed without the user’s consent. PC Cleanup 2018 is a PC Optimizer that tries to convince the user to buy the product through various intrusive notifications and spoken audio.
The notifications that PC Cleanup 2018 shows are fake and the computer problems that PC Cleanup 2018 presents are easy to solve with various free tools you can download safely from the internet.

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PC Cleanup 2018 looks for Malware/PUP Threats, Enhance System Performance issues, System/User Software related issues and Startup/Uninstall and User Items issues. All found issues are fake.

If you want to use PC Cleanup 2018 to solve the PC problems, the software will ask you if you want to purchase Auto Fixer Pro 2018 with many false claims such as “As seen on TV”, “Winner of 5-star awards” and a five-star rating at Tucows.

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You do not need to buy PC Cleanup 2018, again the problems that PC Cleanup 2018 wants to fix do not exist or can be solved with free software such as CCleaner.

You do not need PC Cleanup 2018, it is yet another PC Optimizer that is used to sell expensive software, PC Cleanup 2018 is identical in appearance and the way it is distributed as AutoFixer Pro 2018AutoClean Pro 2018Power PC Care 2018Super Clean Pro 2018Power System CarePower Speedup 2018, PC Speed UP 2018 – Mac Mechanic, and Mac Cleanup Pro for Mac.


Uninstall PC Cleanup 2018 from your computer

In this first step, we will attempt to identify and uninstall PC Cleanup 2018 from Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.

Remove PC Cleanup 2018

Uninstall software from Windows 7

Windows 7 users: Click the Start button in the left bottom corner, select Control Panel, select “Programs, and Features”.

Windows 8 or Windows 10 uninstall adware

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Windows 8 user: right-click the Windows logo in the lower left corner, select Control Panel, select “Programs, and Features”.

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Windows 10 user: right-click the Windows logo in the bottom left corner, open Run, and type appwiz.cpl

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Select PC Cleanup 2018, and Driver Updater and click “Uninstall“.

Click the column “Installed On” to sort installed applications by date, this makes it easier to detect recently installed adware applications.

If you don’t know what to look for, go to the PC Cleanup 2018 removal tool.
No worries, the removal tool is free to detect and remove adware for 14 days.


Remove PC Cleanup 2018 with Malwarebytes (detected as PUP.Optional.PCVark)

Get rid of PC Cleanup 2018 with Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes is free to use, detect (PUP.Optional.PCVark) and remove the PC Cleanup 2018 malware. PC Cleanup 2018 is a potentially unwanted program which is a type of malware. Malwarebytes will remove adware and the PC Cleanup 2018 PUP.


Run the Malwarebytes program installation file. Click here for Malwarebytes installation instructions.
Click Scan Now to start scanning for the PC Cleanup 2018 PUP.

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Malwarebytes will start searching for malware, please wait for Malwarebytes to finish the malware scan.
Malwarebytes usually takes between 2 to 5 minutes to complete.

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Once the malware scan is performed, Malwarebytes will present the results of the PC Cleanup 2018 malware scan.
Remove the malware found by Malwarebytes using the Quarantine Selected button.

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Wait for Malwarebytes to move all malware to quarantine.

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Malwarebytes needs to make a system reboot to finish the PC Cleanup 2018 removal process.
Save and close any working documents or open web pages and click Yes to reboot your PC.

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After the system reboot, your computer is free from the PC Cleanup 2018 pup software.

Stay protected with Malwarebytes against future fake PC Optimizers and other types of malware. Malwarebytes stops adware, abusive pop-ups, potentially unwanted programs, malicious web pages, suspicious downloads, viruses, spyware and ransomware from infecting your PC.

Video: PUP removal with Malwarebytes.
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