What is PC Doctor

Developed by Mesa Roha Solutions LLC, PC Doctor is considered to be a rogue browser application (extension). It claims to improve general PC performance, increase browsing safety as well as deliver other useful features. Although PC Doctor positions itself as a legitimate product, its deceptive distribution techniques made it acquire a label of potentially unwanted software. This is because it is often spread along with other freeware programs from third-party resources (download.com, softonic.com, soft32.com, etc.). The extension is also heavily doubted in its efficiency and reliability as well. PC Doctor is able to access your browser session and gather personal content (e.g. passwords, IP-addresses, geolocations, etc.) to use it for selling purposes afterwards. Users that got PC Doctor unwillingly have also reported they see an increased number of ads while surfing the web. PC Doctor does have that ability indeed and can generate additional ads to earn money on traffic. In summary, this browser extension is unwanted and recommended to be removed from your PC. Follow our instructions below to do it correctly and without traces.

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How PC Doctor infected your computer

PC Doctor has its own official website where it can be downloaded from. This website may also be advertised in various banners or redirected through hidden buttons on third-party pages. However, to increase the number of PC Doctor users, developers may also involve something known as “bundling” techniques. This is when less popular software is bundled into popular third-party installers on pages promoting free-to-use software. Such software comes in addition and can be often removed by deselecting the choice inside of “Advanced” or “Custom” sections during the setup. Unfortunately, many users skip them and end up getting infected with adware or something else. To avoid such inadvertent infections, it is important to be less naive and more careful while using third-party installers. It is also advised to use only trusted and official resources for that.

  1. Download PC Doctor Removal Tool
  2. Remove/Uninstall PC Doctor from Control Panel
  3. Cannot remove/uninstall PC Doctor using standard methods
  4. Remove PC Doctor files, folders and registry keys
  5. Block pop-ups promoting PC Doctor
  6. How to protect from threats, like PC Doctor

Download PC Doctor Removal Tool

Download SpyHunter

To remove PC Doctor from Windows completely, we recommend you to use SpyHunter from EnigmaSoft. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of SpyHunter and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars. The trial version of SpyHunter 5 offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.

Alternative Removal Tool

Download Malwarebytes

To remove PC Doctor from Windows completely, we recommend you to use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of PC Doctor and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

Remove PC Doctor manually for free

Here is a manual step-by-step tutorial for full PC Doctor removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of PC Doctor installer on operating systems with the latest updates and browser versions.

Remove PC Doctor from Control Panel

To start removing PC Doctor you should remove it using Control Panel. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, and Windows 11.

Remove PC Doctor from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find PC Doctor.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove PC Doctor from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find PC Doctor and click Uninstall.

Remove PC Doctor from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find PC Doctor, click Uninstall.

Remove PC Doctor from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall PC Doctor from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate PC Doctor in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate PC Doctor in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Remove PC Doctor from Windows 11:

  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the Apps tab on the left side.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate PC Doctor in the list.
  5. Click on 3-dots icon near it and then click Uninstall button near it.
  6. Depending on the type of application (Windows Store app or classic Win32 app) it will be removed immediately or you will need to confirm the action and go through standard uninstall procedure.

Cannot uninstall PC Doctor

In some cases, PC Doctor won’t uninstall and gives you a message, that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall PC Doctor. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing PC Doctor folder and files. This happens because some file or service does not allow you to do it. In this case, I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes or uninstall PC Doctor in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting press F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove PC Doctor.

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

Remove files, folders and registry keys of PC Doctor

PC Doctor files:


PCDoctor.exe

PC Doctor folders:

C:\Program Files (x86)\PC Doctor
C:\Users\{yourusername}\AppData\Roaming\PC Doctor

PC Doctor registry keys:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\PC Doctor

How to block ads and pop-ups, offering to download PC Doctor

As PC Doctor is mostly distributed via special ads and pop-ups promising to fix windows errors or remove viruses, a good way to avoid the installation of PC Doctor is to block such ads in browsers. There are a couple of programs that have such functions. We recommend you use AdGuard to remove ads by PC Doctor from browsers. Download free trial here:

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One of the most famous and reputable security programs for Windows is SpyHunter 5. Advanced algorithms and large databases help SpyHunter detect and remove various types of threats. Get complete protection from ransomware, adware, spyware, trojans, viruses, and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), like PC Doctor, with SpyHunter 5. Download it here:

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