Win Tonic is a Potentially Unwanted Program. Which means, as the name already states a Potentially Unwanted Program in short a PUP. Win Tonic is software that notifies the user with many intrusive pop-up alerts the computer is damaged, contains a virus or needs a junkware cleanup etcetera. The Win Tonic application advertisements are very intrusive to the PC user.
Many of the problems the Win Tonic demands the PC user to fix are easy to solve with other free software you can download from the internet, such as CCleaner. The real problem with Win Tonic is that it’s similar to the deceptive distributing methods affiliates or distributors use to force unaware PC users to install the Win Tonic software. Win Tonic is offered by using false pop-up ads from lp.pctonics.com, which are triggered by adware applications. Reimage Repair ads use the same intrusive and deceptive method of forcing users to install their software.
Win Tonic is right in one thing, yes the PC is damaged by adware and should be fixed. However, not using Win Tonic as adware publishers force the user to install Win Tonic with the adware they installed on the users PC.
First adware is installed on the users PC with free downloads you can find anywhere on the internet. After the adware infection, the same adware tells users to clean their Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 PC with Win Tonic using deceptive and very intrusive pop-ups from lp.pctonics.com.
It’s the user’s choice to install and use Win Tonic. However, we do not recommend Win Tonic. The message “unwanted items found” included 4, so called, virus infections and 457MB of junkware.
The PC we infected with adware, had many more virus infections (as we installed them ourselves). Which indicates Win Tonic could… be useful for junkware removal, but not for virus removal. Once again, we do not recommend Win Tonic!
How to Remove Win Tonic?
Uninstall Win Tonic and adware
In this first step, we show you how to detect and manually uninstall adware responsible for the Win Tonic advertisements and Win Tonic itself.
After you have uninstalled Win Tonic and suspicious applications, perform an anti-malware scan with our recommended removal tools to remove any traces from your PC to make sure Win Tonic and adware is entirely removed from the PC.
Windows 7 users: Click the Start button in the left bottom corner, select Control Panel, select “Programs and Features”.
Windows 8 and Windows 10 users: Right-click the Windows logo in the bottom left corner, select Control Panel, select “Programs and Features”.
Check the installed applications list for recently installed applications, select the application and click the uninstall button.
Select the column “Installed On” to sort installed applications by date, sorting the applications by date makes it easier for you to detect recently installed applications.
If you don’t know what to look for, Goto Malware Removal Tool
Remove Win Tonic and adware with Malwarebytes
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Malwarebytes is the most powerful anti-malware solution to detect and proactively remove adware, browser hijackers, viruses and potentially unwanted programs from your device. Malwarebytes works excellently alongside antivirus software without any conflicts. Malwarebytes is by far the best malware detection and malware removal tool available today.
- Run the Malwarebytes installation setup file. Click here for detailed Malwarebytes installation instructions.
- Select Scan Now to perform an Anti-Malware scan.
- Malwarebytes is scanning the computer for any viruses, trojans, adware, spyware, ransomware, and potentially unwanted programs.
Please wait for Malwarebytes to finish the anti-malware scan, the anti-malware scan usually takes around 2 to 5 minutes to complete.
- When the anti-malware scan is finished, Malwarebytes will show the results of the anti-malware scan.
To remove the detected malware from your computer, select the Quarantine Selected button.
- All found malware will be moved to quarantine. Malwarebytes requires a reboot to complete the removal process.
- Restart your computer.
- After the reboot, all the malware detected by Malwarebytes is moved to quarantine. The removal process is finished.
- Continue to the next step