At first glance, it might seem that PCTuto is a useful application that can improve your overall web browsing and computing experience. The application offers you tutorials on how to use various programs and applications, but our security specialists say that PCTuto is nothing, but an adware application that displays intrusive pop-ups. You are strongly advised to remove PCTuto from your computer because adware programs could easily lead to malware infection, and that could easily result in a money theft. Therefore, the sooner you delete PCTuto and other similar applications from your computer, the better.
We are mentioning “other similar applications” here because there is a good chance PCTuto has entered your system bundled with freeware programs. We are not trying to say that PCTuto infects your system behind your back. In fact, when it comes to freeware installation, users download and set up all the programs themselves. The problem is that, most of the time, freeware apps that are available for download at third-party file hosting pages are not screened for potential security issues. On top of that, the third-party installers almost always come with additional programs like PCTuto that you neither need nor want. And users are often too preoccupied with the main application to notice that they install the likes of PCTuto as well.
If you have not noticed how to installed PCTuto, you will most probably be taken by surprise by this application because it is entirely in French. What’s more, PCTuto regularly launches pop-ups on your browser and even on your desktop. This might happen even if you do not have your web browser open. It is definitely extremely annoying and should not be tolerated. Hence, computer security experts recommend removing PCTuto for good.
We would like to point out that PCTuto is rather good at giving the impression it is a licensed and useful program because it also has an official homepage. If you speak French, you can read more about the program at pctuto.com. The direct download link also works, so we could say that there is nothing suspicious about this program, and yet the fact that PCTuto comes bundled in software packages cannot be overlooked. Just like all those pop-up ads it displays.
Any computer security-oriented user should know that clicking third-party pop-up ads is very risky because there is no way to guarantee that you will be redirected to a safe website. For all its worth, PCTuto ads could be used by cyber criminals for online marketing purposes and even for malware distribution. Thus, do not hesitate any longer and remove PCTuto from your system right now, and when you are done, please be sure to invest in a legitimate antispyware application.
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