TotalSystemCare, as its name suggests, is supposed to be a PC performance suite that brings about system stability and boosts up the performance of your computer; however, we have found that this software is rather questionable. As a matter of fact, we have classified it as a potentially unwanted program or PUP in short. This simply means that this application is not as reliable and useful as it may seem at first sight. In reality, this PUP might pose an indirect threat with regard to your system security. Apart from being quite unreliable as to the displayed reports and threats it seems to find, unfortunately, this PUP may come on board bundled with malicious software installers. These potential threats can cause several security issues for you and expose you and your computer to unsafe websites, i.e., potential cyber criminals. While this software itself may not be directly a dangerous beast, its presence seems totally unnecessary and with no benefit to you whatsoever. That is why we believe that you should delete TotalSystemCare. But since this cannot be considered as a vicious malware attack, it is really up to you how you judge this situation and this application as well. Please read our full article to know more about the potential risks you may be facing if this PUP infiltrates your operating system.
In all fairness, we have to admit that the official website, totalsystemcare.com, looks quite professional and seemingly reflects a reliable and useful program. You can find the correct amount of information about this software and you can also download it properly, without any issues. This website is available in eight languages, including English, German, Spanish, and Italian. So the “cover story” looks all fine on the surface. However, reports show that lots of users did not even find or visit this website and they can still find this potentially unwanted program on their computers. We have discovered that this is possible because this PUP is also distributed in free software bundles.
Bundling was originally used to deliver extra and additional free third-party tools and applications together with legitimate free software. However, schemers nowadays tend to exploit bundles to smuggle malicious program installers onto unsuspecting computer users’ systems. These infectious software packages are usually hosted on questionable websites. These sites can be associated with online piracy and file sharing, including pornographic, torrent, and freeware sites as well. These pages give home to a lot of third-party content, such as advertisements (banners and pop-ups). Clicking on such content is rather risky. You may initiate a download of an unwanted bundle or open more malicious pages on new tabs. If you remember visiting such sites lately, you should not hesitate to run a malware scanner on your computer, but before that it is worth removing TotalSystemCare.
This application promises you better, tuned-up system performance and stability. But we have experienced that this PUP may get back to you with fake reports that usually end in a few seconds tops, with hundreds of alleged errors and issues. These mainly come from junk files and empty or unused Windows Registry entries. Removing these would not boost your computer substantially even if these issues are actually real. But it is possible that this optimizer is a simple scam as we have seen so many times before with similar PC Optimizers and Registry Cleaners. These error messages are usually there for one reason and that is to persuade you to register or buy the full version. This PUP is rather annoying too because it keeps displaying a pop-up message that asks you to register. All in all, we think that this application is worthless and cannot be trusted; therefore, it should not be kept on your computer.
Finally, if you see now why we believe that the presence of this PUP is undesirable and you would like to step up and act, you will be glad to learn that this software has a properly working uninstaller. This means that you can easily eliminate this innocent-looking threat source through your Control Panel and it will not leave leftovers on your system. Please follow our instructions we have prepared for you if you need assistance with this process. Keep in mind that this PUP may have entered your system along with more serious malware infections. That is why your computer will most probably not be fully safe for you to use even if you remove TotalSystemCare. We suggest that you install a reliable anti-malware application that can detect and eliminate all potential security threats with the click of a button. What’s more, this security tool will also provide your PC the well-deserved protection from any known malware infections as well. However, you still should keep all your drivers and software up-to-date in order to lower the risks of further cyber attacks.
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