How to remove (uninstall) PcHandller

First of all we should say that PcHandller is a medium level threat that cannot seriously affect your computer and the data, stored on it. Nevertheless, if you will ignore this threat your system soon will be overwhelmed with other suchlike programs and even more dangerous viruses. This happens due to the most dangerous PcHandller feature – the lowering of system’s defense. Immediatelly after the installation PcHandller changes the browser settings that are responsible for ad blocking, warnings about malicious content of the websites and about the download of files. After that PcHandller can distribute ads of poor quality goods and services and show you links to the dangerous websites without any resistance from the browser. Such links may as well be ads or the links to the download of other unwanted programs, so each click becomes dangerous.

What is PcHandller

Creators of PcHandller, as the creators of other advertising programs prefer bundling installation as the cheapest and easiest method of distribution. They also prefer it because bundled installation is completely legal, as user installs adware willingly and sees what he does all the way. This method depends more on social engineering than on “hacking skills”, and here we will describe it to you. Bundle is the package with installation files of few viruses and one useful tool. Usually it is some free tool that can be found on thousands of websites, like WinRar, CCleaner etc. When victim tries to install the bundle, in one of the windows during the installation appears the list of viruses, already confirmed and waiting for “OK” click. If user clicks – viruses are being installed and run after next reboot. To avoid this you should pay attention to everything that goes on during the installation of any programs (especially free ones).

 

There is a perception on the Internet that most of unwanted programs are created without any distinct reason. Unwanted programs spoil the system, prevent the work of reliable programs, and hackers like it so much that they are willing to spend their time and money to create silly and annoying malware. You should know that any dangerous program has their function, and this feature helps criminals to obtain money. It is hard to guess why adware generates so many ads, but when you realize it, it appears very plain. All these ads are displayed to make money on referrals. Simply said, promotional services are paid according to the amount of clicks made on the pop-up, or the quantity of referrals from ad to the website. So, the more banners adware shows you, the higher is the chance that you will take an interest in it and pass the link. Actually if you don't take interest in hacker's proposals - the click may still be made, at least in order to hide an inconvenient irritating ad. Every referral is worth the money and based on the type of advertising it can count from 0.1 to 5 cents and in some cases even more. Although the amount isn’t large, do not neglect the number of infected machines! Credible man can decide that this advertisement is trustworthy, and try to find something interesting among adware offers, making dozens of clicks each day. Based on our information, the quantity of systems, infected by PcHandller is at least 40 000, and if each of them is doing ten to twenty referrals daily, the hacker's earnings don't seem so low.

Methods to remove PcHandller

Actually, there is another feature in PcHandller which in the long term might call huge damage to your computer. We speak about that PcHandller can modify the settings of user's browser in order to distribute advertisement more effective that makes it highly assailable against all threats. Advertisement tools want to modify three parameters: the blocking of annoying advertising, homepage and default search engine. These changes clash with the key regulations of Internet security, and make the browser extremely assailable to all sorts of viruses. Depending on your performance in the Web, the system can be fully infected in a few weeks or months, and suddenly appear so retarded that it is nearly impossible to do anything. If you don't want your PC to be in such state you should remove PcHandller from your PC as fast as possible.

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove PcHandller manually

Step 1. Uninstall PcHandller from the operation system

Step 2. Remove PcHandller from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari)

 

If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC

Adware being spread in different ways: with help of viral websites where the unwanted download may start after any click, and via bundled installation. The "website" way might be lightly neutralized: you should visit only those web-pages which are totally reliable, and appear on the first positions in the search results. Except that, the browser and antivirus software will display you notification, if the web-site is suspicious. The bundled installation technique is a little bit different: you should be aware of it only when you are installing some software. Installation in bundles means that adware is integrated into installation packages of useful tools. User installs some software and the pop-up window during installation emerges an offer to download some more software. All fields are pre-checked, and if user clicks "OK" he gets at 4-5 programs in addition to the wanted one. You need to understand that: if PcHandller had penetrated your machine through bundled installation, you, probably, have some more undesired software or malware. So, when you see the choice between “recommended installation” and “partial installation” – pick the second variant. This will let you to choose which tool you wish to install and which you don’t.

PcHandller removal tool

The by-hand elimination of PcHandller takes nearly 3-5 minutes, and might be made even by a newbie. Despite the fact that manual elimination is highly easy, it has some weaknesses, compared to the automatic removal with help of AV-tool. When you remove the dangerous program by-hand, you can't intervene it (or another similar virus) from infecting the computer again. AV-tool is the safest choice for those people who wish to minimize their contribution in the protection of their PCs. Spyhunter anti-malware is dedicated to uninstall such software as PcHandller, and easily copes with other similar threats.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Windows 7 and Windows XP

1. Uninstall PcHandller from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select PcHandller and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\PcHandller
  • C:\ProgramData\PcHandller
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\PcHandller

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "PcHandller" and delete these elements

 

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How to remove PcHandller from Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select PcHandller and press Uninstall

 

How to uninstall from Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete PcHandller from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select PcHandller and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

How to uninstall PcHandller from Mac OS

1. Click Applications in the Finder sidebar

2. Drag unwanted program to the Trash

3. Empty Trash

 

Step 2. Remove PcHandller from the browser

How to remove PcHandller from Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove PcHandller

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs

 

How to delete PcHandller from Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove PcHandller

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • On startup
  • Delete all specific pages

 

How to uninstall PcHandller from Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Tools
  • Add-ons
  • Remove PcHandller

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into homepage field

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Put “about:config” into address bar;
  • Confirm the suggestion;
  • Search for “browser.newtab.url”;
  • Reset this field (right-click and choose reset).

 

How to delete PcHandller from Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose PcHandller and press button "Remove from Opera"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one.

 

How to delete PcHandller from Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

 

Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions

 

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