Our computer security experts say that PC Maximum Cleaner is a potentially unwanted program. This means that although the application is very far from being a dangerous system threat, it may still have particular features you may not find welcome. Thus, if you happen to have this application on-board, and you have no idea where it has come from, you should remove PC Maximum Cleaner right now. What’s more, while you are at it, scan your computer with the SpyHunter free scanner to see whether you have more unwanted guests on your system. This application is associated with a number of potentially unwanted programs that should be kept at bay.
Officially, PC Maximum Cleaner comes forth as a system optimizer. The program is available for download from pcmaximumcleaner.info. If you come across this website accidentally, you may get the impression that it promotes a legitimate and reliable program. After all, the page is available in at least ten languages, and it says that PC Maximum Cleaner is “designed to diagnose your PC problems and repair them quickly.” According to the information provided on the main website, when you install this application, “it scans your PC and finds the problems and effectively fixes them.” Normally, these “problems” refer to leftover files and various registry entries that should not be there anymore.
Since the program takes up only 5.4MB of your space, you might feel compelled to download and try PC Maximum Cleaner out. However, we would strongly discourage you to do that because it is highly probable that the application does not live up to its promises. What’s more, PC Maximum Cleaner is also known to download and install additional applications on your PC. For example, our researchers have found that this potentially unwanted program distributed BoBrowser, which is yet another undesirable application. On top of that, instartsurf.com, which is a browser hijacker, might also come bundled with these programs.
Browser hijackers are malicious computer infections that modify your browser settings without your permission. Seeing how PC Maximum Cleaner is associated with such threats, it should not be hard for you to decide whether you must remove this application or not.
We should also cover another potential distribution method. Let us say you have downloaded PC Maximum Cleaner willingly from the main website. Fine, if that is the case, then you clearly know that you have not been infected behind your back. Nevertheless, sometimes such applications seem to pop up out of nowhere and take your system by force. This actually happens when you install freeware applications downloaded from file-sharing websites. Installers that distribute freeware often contain additional programs that you neither need nor want.
Users tend to install bundled software when they go through the installation process automatically. As a result, the likes of PC Maximum Cleaner manage to settle down in a target computer. Albeit this application is more annoying than dangerous, you should take all the potential risks into account and remove PC Maximum Cleaner before it manages to expose you to potential threats.
Open your Control Panel and uninstall the program from your system. Terminate all the other undesirable apps as well. If you do not know which applications could prove to be dangerous, make use of a computer security tool of your choice.
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