Tweakerbit Antimalware Removal Guide

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In this report, we will talk about a questionable security tool called Tweakerbit Antimalware. The application is not malicious or somehow dangerous, but after researching we started to doubt whether it is as useful as it is said in its descriptions either, but we will talk more about this further in the text. For now, we would like you to know it falls under the classification of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). This category suggests the software may not be entirely reliable or could act in an undesirable manner. Our specialists think the trial version of Tweakerbit Antimalware might be useless and as for the paid version, we did not test it so cannot say if it is any better. In any case, we advise users not to take any chances and erase the PUP. It seems to use there are more reliable security tools you can get free of charge and if you do not want to waste money on software that might not work as expected, we recommend choosing it carefully.

The main reason why we believe Tweakerbit Antimalware could appear to be useless is it’s provided scan results. When we tried to scan a computer with this tool, it showed 451 issues, and the report claimed they “indicate that your system may be at a high risk of computer crash and data loss.” However, looking at the results, there were no critical issues since all of the threats were identified as PUPs. Not to mention some of the detections said to be potentially unwanted programs were actually legitimate files, for example, Notepad documents, Opera installer, and so on. It makes us question whether the application can detect threats and if it identifies legitimate files as malicious would it not do more harm than helping the user by suggesting such data should be eliminated?

Furthermore, while using Tweakerbit Antimalware, our specialists noticed the application can show a bit annoying advertisements promoting the tool or suggesting to “Activate Full Version now.” What seems to be quite unusual is that these ads and the software’s main window provide a telephone number to contact the technical support or purchase the upgraded version of the application. If you decide you wish to get rid of the program, you might get a pop up saying “Don’t Uninstall. Your PC may be infected by malicious attack.” Then it suggests you call the mentioned telephone number and talk to an expert. Usually, legitimate programs just ask whether you are sure you wish to uninstall them, so asking the user to call some experts seems a bit strange and feels like going to extremes.

In conclusion, if you wish to have a reliable antimalware tool you can count on to detect only threats and leave harmless data alone, you may want to pick another security tool. Plus, if the way the PUP promotes itself or asks to be upgraded seems a bit too much, we would recommend erasing it with no hesitation. It is important to mention that even though Tweakerbit Antimalware has a working uninstall file and can be removed via Control Panel, it might be a bad idea. Our specialists say there could be a lot of leftovers once you are done with it. Thus, if you wish to erase it completely, you should delete its files one by one as shown in the instructions placed slightly below. Of course, if you prefer using automatic features, it might be useful to know the PUP can be eliminated with trustworthy antimalware tools too.

Remove Tweakerbit Antimalware

  1. Tap Win+E.
  2. Locate the listed paths separately:
    %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%
    %PROGRAMFILES%
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    %USERPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs
  3. All of these directories may contain a folder named Tweakerbit Antimalware, right-click such locations and press Delete.
  4. Find the given paths:
    %USERPROFILE%\Desktop
    %PUBLIC%
  5. Search for files titled Tweakerbit Antimalware.lnk, right-click these files and press Delete.
  6. Then go to this specific directory: C:\Windows\System32\Tasks
  7. Find a file named tweakerbitantimalware_onstartup, right-click it and tap Delete.
  8. Leave File Explorer.
  9. Click Win+R, then insert Regedit and press Enter.
  10. Look for the provided paths:
    HKLM\SOFTWARE
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Folder\shell
  11. Each of these directories should contain a key called either Tweakerbit Antimalware or Tweakerbit, right-click them and press Delete.
  12. Find given location: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree
  13. Search for a key titled tweakerbitantimalware_onstartup, right-click it and tap Delete.
  14. Locate this directory: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
  15. Find a key named {6406DF9F-E9C8-4C2E-AB48-80352BDF7173}_is1, right-click it and press Delete.
  16. Look for this directory: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing
  17. Find the keys called tweakerbit-antimalware_RASMANCS and tweakerbit-antimalware_RASAPI32, right-click them and press Delete.
  18. Search for this path: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  19. Find a value name called Tweakerbit Antimalware, right-click it and tap Delete.
  20. Leave Registry Editor and empty Recycle bin.
Download Remover for Tweakerbit Antimalware *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

Tweakerbit Antimalware Screenshots:

Tweakerbit Antimalware
Tweakerbit Antimalware
Tweakerbit Antimalware

Tweakerbit Antimalware technical info for manual removal:

Files Modified/Created on the system:

# File Name File Size (Bytes) File Hash
1service.bat266 bytesMD5: 07a4e8af11bbb760220202368b958789
2NUnrar.dll142336 bytesMD5: 695a548dce919e9ed08b7a3bb8bc5195
3InstallUtil.exe40376 bytesMD5: 867a90b2c19fd2665eae0f91573ab935
4Ionic.Zip.dll315392 bytesMD5: ab7fadde40bfd7d007751417d258b0df
5System.Data.SQLite.Linq.dll185344 bytesMD5: 9f23ad307f7bba703437748f37dfbb6f
6SQLiteHelper.dll23320 bytesMD5: 42c836580ccbc69b4727e5024034b6d8
7PCsecurityservice.exe15640 bytesMD5: 89fdc02b0154c95d1c72161a77f0f66c
8unins000.exe723736 bytesMD5: 31484f457e506845f1bedff634b6d5d9
9web_reference.dll78848 bytesMD5: e7ac9957cdcd9965b8fe40ad65775b2c
10TweakerbitUninstaller.resources.dll4608 bytesMD5: e5b743385f9d6d7160066a638a8462bb
11tweakerbit-antimalware.resources.dll38400 bytesMD5: 5278362234a1c9cdbc3e3664588f5578
12SQLite.Interop.dll1205248 bytesMD5: b00c635e33b1864f6cc2ba6da93aefa2
13System.Data.SQLite.dll280576 bytesMD5: 1afbe6f5557d07c890106d7c03961a1a
14WPFToolkit.dll467288 bytesMD5: 195ed09e0b4f3b09ea4a3b67a0d3f396
15advanced-antimalware-pro.resources.dll34816 bytesMD5: 96db14c371a500ba4d16269b76b4ebe6
16tweakerbit-antimalware.exe10565400 bytesMD5: ceed4694e864d77073297f00aeb70fdd
17WpfPageTransitions.dll19456 bytesMD5: cd092746017eb1b01ec1745d096f57cd
18TweakerbitUninstaller.exe629016 bytesMD5: f7f1cc9111a623644121c5d68008d65a
19tweakerbit.bat62 bytesMD5: bb2131a6890b68ce3a7e2daec209b34a
20uninstallService.bat379 bytesMD5: 2bccb55e93ac94bb5e724e14206ae340
21WpfAnimatedGif.dll28160 bytesMD5: 447285c951bcc0a35422b3ef8e5194b7
22Newtonsoft.Json.dll510976 bytesMD5: abd9c387aaba000866f8ccb82313635f
23PCSecurity_popup.exe148760 bytesMD5: b72db674c7c09f7014ea611d605acbbf
24AAMP_Uninstaller.resources.dll4608 bytesMD5: d062d01aeeb35027ff28ce562be4e46a
25unins000.dat35174 bytesMD5: fb07e446928c361f503c00d50dea4e31
26Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll171008 bytesMD5: c6b3538f7bf8c8a7ce900edf5994df5b
27tweakerbit-antimalware.vshost.exe22472 bytesMD5: 378dd10936aaff40eb34d94dc29f2366

Memory Processes Created:

# Process Name Process Filename Main module size
1InstallUtil.exeInstallUtil.exe40376 bytes
2PCsecurityservice.exePCsecurityservice.exe15640 bytes
3unins000.exeunins000.exe723736 bytes
4tweakerbit-antimalware.exetweakerbit-antimalware.exe10565400 bytes
5TweakerbitUninstaller.exeTweakerbitUninstaller.exe629016 bytes
6PCSecurity_popup.exePCSecurity_popup.exe148760 bytes
7tweakerbit-antimalware.vshost.exetweakerbit-antimalware.vshost.exe22472 bytes

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