BoostMyPC may trick you with its name and you might think that it can actually boost your PC but we must tell you that it will most probably only boost the creators’ bank account if you are not careful and purchase this useless product. After testing this software we have realized that it is very similar to other PC optimizer programs, including Pc Health Aid and Magic PC Cleaner. In fact, we have categorized this application as a potentially unwanted program (PUP), which means that it is not a direct threat or danger to your system. This PUP goes as far as to claim to be a Microsoft partner, which is obviously not true. You should know that this software may show you false scan results to push you to buy it. We have found that this is a useless PUP that you should not waste a penny on because your PC will not really boost its performance from what this application can do. We advise you to remove BoostMyPC because the free version is totally worthless and it is just not worth buying the full version.
This PUP has a professional-looking official website at boostmypc.com that can be quite misleading as you may think that this is a beneficial and professional program you are about to download. But let us stop you there for a moment. If your computer is protected by an up-to-date security tool, the installer of this PUP may be flagged and blocked as it is detected as “multiple threats,” which is not the best sign when you want to install a PC optimizer. We believe that this should already be enough for any security-minded computer user to want to delete BoostMyPC or not to want to install it in the first place, but there is more.
It only gets worse when you realize that this PUP can also be found spreading in freeware bundles. This alone would not be a problem but schemers can pack a bundle with malware infections to infect unsuspecting computer users with a number of threats in one single go if they are lucky. And, believe us, they are because there are lots of inexperienced users who install bundles without realizing that they are actually installing a couple of other tools and browser setting changes as well. This is exactly why you need to be very careful when you click with your mouse anywhere in your browser window. Of course, it mostly regards times when you are viewing suspicious websites related to online gaming, dating, porn, and file-sharing. These pages are infamous for the annoying and potentially harmful third-party ads and other content they tend to display, including fake update and software download notifications, fake download and navigational buttons. One click and you can download a malicious package in the background. Removing BoostMyPC will not save the day when your computer is infected with several threats.
It is also possible that you use questionable sources to download free programs or other files (audio, movie, and book). Shady file-sharing pages (torrent and freeware) may promote bundled versions, which again can contain malware infections and PUPs. But, if your system is infected from a previous malicious attack, you can never feel totally safe while surfing the web. You can click on compromised ads on even reputable websites. Therefore, we suggest that you run a malware scanner right after you delete BoostMyPC from your computer.
This PUP claims to increase the startup speed of your computer, provide you with faster file opening capability, and the usual hot air. The truth of the matter is that this software does nothing else really than clearing your browsers’ cache, removing obsolete registry entries, and clearing temporary files. Most of these you can do manually even if you are not an advanced user. But you should know that while these procedures may make your system a bit cleaner, they will not boost your computer spectacularly or at all. Of course, such a program can find thousands of supposed issues when it practically lists all the files in your %Temp% directory and empty, unused, or even made-up registry entries. We have found that the free version can show you thousands of system errors with “high priority” status. This is mainly used to scare you that you really need to buy this product to be able to fix these supposed issues. You have two options. First, you can purchase the full version for 19.95 USD or you can fix 15 alleged “errors” for free. We do not recommend that you use this PUP at all. In fact, we suggest that you remove BoostMyPC.
Although its uninstaller works just fine, it still leaves leftovers that you need to deal with. In any case, we advise you to run the uninstaller via Control Panel and then delete the leftovers manually. If you need help, please follow our instructions below this article. We would like to remind you that by removing BoostMyPC your computer may not have become all clean. Therefore, you should make sure that no infections and PUPs remain if you want to feel safe while using your PC. Although you can try to detect and erase some of the possible threats manually, we recommend that you use an anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter if you would like automatic protection from all known malware infections.
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