What is PC Tuneup Maestro

The installation of optimizing utilities can be required when you have your PC suffocating in loads of problems that downgrade its performance. This could be related to PC Tuneup Maestro unless it was not classified as a Potentially Unwanted Program. Taking a fast-forward look into its capabilities, we can see a range of features meant to enhance your PC performance and stability. In fact, such features are usually a trick to bait inexperienced users into purchasing the full version because the free one allows only the scan of issues. Very often, a list of found problems consists of fake and intrusive entries claimed to be dangerous. Buying PC Tuneup Maestro has no sense, it will not deliver the promised improvements for your system. This is why it is better to uninstall it and use legitimate programs like CleanMyPC, IObit Uninstaller, or CCleaner. You can find more information about both in the article below.

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How PC Tuneup Maestro infected your computer

Unwanted programs are broadly distributed via third-party repacks. Such a method is known as “bundling” because it implies the injection of additional offers into other programs. This practice can be clearly seen when users download pirated or cracked software from the likes of the Internet. Unfortunately, most of them do not care about “Advanced” or “Custom” sections that might contain unwanted programs like PC Tuneup Maestro. They miss them completely allowing an unwanted piece to be installed as a result. Hence, be careful with it next time around or stick to the download of legitimate and trusted software that is free of unwanted presence. Follow our instructions below to get a broader look at removal and protection steps.

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Remove PC Tuneup Maestro manually for free

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

Remove PC Tuneup Maestro from Control Panel

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

Remove PC Tuneup Maestro from Windows XP:

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

Remove PC Tuneup Maestro from Windows 7:

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

Remove PC Tuneup Maestro 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 Tuneup Maestro, click Uninstall.

Remove PC Tuneup Maestro from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall PC Tuneup Maestro 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 Tuneup Maestro 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 Tuneup Maestro in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall PC Tuneup Maestro

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

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting type 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 Tuneup Maestro

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

PC Tuneup Maestro files:


pctum.exe
uninstall.exe
Startups.exe
SightOfUser.dll
ErrorReportSubmit.exe
filextmgr.exe
launcher.pctumexe
CrDownload.exe
JFUpdate.exe
RunUnknown.exe
FixExe.exe
Msvc.exe
xx-launcher.pctumexe

PC Tuneup Maestro folders:

C:\Program Files\CompuClever\PC TuneUp Maestro\
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\PC Tuneup Maestro
C:\ProgramData\PC TuneUp Maestro\

PC Tuneup Maestro registry keys:


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "PC TuneUp Maestro Startup"="REG_SZ" "C:\Program Files\CompuClever\PC TuneUp Maestro\pctum.exe"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "PC TuneUp Maestro Startups"="REG_SZ" "C:\Program Files\CompuClever\PC TuneUp Maestro\Startups.exe"

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

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