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How to Remove PcGuide from Your Computer
To completely purge PcGuide from your computer, you need to delete the files and folders associated with PcGuide. These files and folders are respectively listed in the Files and Folders sections on this page.
For instructions on deleting the PcGuide files and folders, see the following section How to Delete PcGuide Files (.exe, .dll, etc.).
How to Delete PcGuide Files (.exe, .dll, etc.)
The files and folders associated with PcGuide are listed in the Files and Folders sections on this page.
To delete the PcGuide files and folders:
- Using your file explorer, browse to each file and folder listed in the Folders and Files sections.Note: The paths use certain conventions such as [%PROGRAM_FILES%]. These conventions are explained here.
- Select the file or folder and press SHIFT+Delete on the keyboard.
- Click Yes in the confirm deletion dialog box.
PcGuide Categorized as:
Ransomware is malicious software that encrypts the hard drive of the infected computer or the files holding important information. The hacker then extorts money from the computer’s owner in exchange for the possibility to have access to the data again.
How Did My PC Get Infected with PcGuide?
The following are the most likely reasons why your computer got infected with PcGuide:
- Your operating system and Web browser's security settings are too lax.
- You are not following safe Internet surfing and PC practices.
Downloading and Installing Freeware or Shareware
Small-charge or free software applications may come bundled with spyware, adware, or programs like PcGuide. Sometimes adware is attached to free software to enable the developers to cover the overhead involved in created the software. Spyware frequently piggybacks on free software into your computer to damage it and steal valuable private information.
Using Peer-to-Peer Software
The use of peer-to-peer (P2P) programs or other applications using a shared network exposes your system to the risk of unwittingly downloading infected files, including malicious programs like PcGuide.
Visiting Questionable Web Sites
When you visit sites with dubious or objectionable content, trojans-including PcGuide-, spyware, and adware, may well be automatically downloaded and installed onto your computer.
The following symptoms signal that your computer is very likely to be infected with PcGuide.
PC is working very slowly
PcGuide can seriously slow down your computer. If your PC takes a lot longer than normal to restart or your Internet connection is extremely slow, your computer may well be infected with PcGuide.
New desktop shortcuts have appeared or the home page has changed
PcGuide can tamper with your Internet settings or redirect your default home page to unwanted web sites. PcGuide may even add new shortcuts to your PC desktop.
Annoying popups keep appearing on your PC
PcGuide may swamp your computer with pestering popup ads, even when you're not connected to the Internet, while secretly tracking your browsing habits and gathering your personal information.
E-mails that you didn't write are being sent from your mailbox
PcGuide may gain complete control of your mailbox to generate and send e-mail with virus attachments, e-mail hoaxes, spam, and other types of unsolicited e-mail to other people.
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