Uninstall Driver Tonic – Fake PC Optimizer – Virus Removal Guide




Driver Tonic is a Potentially Unwanted Program, identical to Win Tonic, Driver updater plus, Driver updater, and Power PC Care 2018. Driver Tonic is software that notifies the user with many intrusive pop-up alerts the windows drivers need an update, or a junkware cleanup etcetera. The Driver Tonic application advertisements are very intrusive to the PC user.

Many of the problems the Driver 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 Driver Tonic is that it’s similar to the deceptive distributing methods affiliates or distributors use to force unaware PC users to install the Driver Tonic software. Driver Tonic is offered by using false pop-up ads from 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.

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Driver Tonic is right in one thing, yes the PC is damaged by adware and should be fixed. However, not using Driver Tonic as adware publishers force the user to install Driver Tonic with the adware they installed on the users PC.

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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 Driver Tonic using deceptive and very intrusive pop-ups from lp.pctonics.com.

It’s the user’s choice to install and use Driver Tonic. However, we do not recommend Driver 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 Driver Tonic could… be used for the driver updates, but not for virus removal. Once again, we do not recommend Driver Tonic!




How to Remove Driver Tonic?

Uninstall Driver Tonic – Fake PC Optimizer – Virus Removal GuideUninstall Driver Tonic and adware

In this first step, we show you how to detect and manually uninstall adware responsible for the Driver Tonic advertisements and Driver Tonic itself.
After you have uninstalled Driver Tonic and suspicious applications, perform an anti-malware scan with our recommended removal tools to remove any traces from your PC to make sure Driver Tonic and adware is entirely removed from the PC.



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Windows 10 user
Right-click the Windows Start button. Click Apps and Features, scroll through the application list until you find the malicious application. Click Uninstall and follow uninstall instructions. Below you will find a list of known adware and potentially unwanted programs.

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Windows 8 uninstall malware

Windows 8 user
Right-click the Windows start button, click Control Panel and click Programs and Features.

Remove Malware Adware Potentially Unwanted Programs from Windows 8 or Windows 10

Uninstall Adware, Malware, Virus, Potentially Unwanted Program - Windows 7

Windows 7 user
Click the Start button in the left bottom corner, select Control Panel, select "Programs and Features".

Uninstall software from Windows 7

Check the installed applications list for recently installed malware applications.
Below you will find a summary of recently known adware and potentially unwanted programs for Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7.


SearchAwesome, MultiTimer version 1.0, ShutdownTime version 1.0, PC Speed UP Pro, System Healer, BlockAdsPro, FolderShare, ProxyGate, MiniCalc, Runbooster, Shadowsocks version 1.0, VidSquare, S5M, AnonymizerGadget, Toolbars (Mindspark, MyWay), Lightning, La Cie Public version 1.0, 1.0.0.1, Internet Speed Tester, WebDiscover Browser, NativeDesktopMediaService, System Table, Betterworld, SmartApp 1.00, PC Optimizer, PC Speedup 2018, PC Speedup 2017, Yeadesktop, Maxi Buy, One Sytem Care, YoutubeAdBlock, Yandex, Up Pro verified, Premieropinion, HDWallpaper, Chameleon Explorer Pro, WhiteClick, GeoSmartDNS, SuperSearch, {random-name} version 1.5

Select the software application from the list and click the Uninstall button.
Click the column "Installed On" to sort recently installed software applications by date, sorting the software applications by installation date makes it easier for you to detect recently installed applications.
If you don't know what to look or need help to remove the malicious software,

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Uninstall Driver Tonic – Fake PC Optimizer – Virus Removal Guide malwarebytes anti malwareRemove Driver Tonic and adware with Malwarebytes

Get rid of Malware with Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes is free to use, detect and remove malware from your PC. Detect the latest adware, potentially unwanted programs and other malware  with Malwarebytes. Protect your PC with Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes works perfectly in addition to a virusscanner.

Run the Malwarebytes program installation file. Click here for Malwarebytes installation instructions.
Click Scan Now to start examining for malware.

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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 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 malware 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 PC is clean from malware. Stay protected with Malwarebytes against future threats. Malwarebytes stops adware, potentially unwanted programs, malicious web pages, suspicious downloads, viruses, spyware and ransomware from infecting your machine.

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