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How to remove “Windows Defender Security Center” pop-up scam

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Windows Defender Security Center as a fake security message promoted on many scam pages. Such pages may look similar to official websites like Microsoft, but have no actual relation to them. A scheme like this has been employed by many cybercriminals to trick inexperienced users into downloading unreliable security software. The page shows some threats have been detected saying they are urgent to be addressed. Fraudulent figures ask their victims to call their customer line and get live guidelines on how to remove the threats. After reaching out to them, cybercriminals may tell you whatever they want and make users believe in fake information. It is more likely they will attempt to extort money for fake security software or other services that may be provided. In fact, your system might be fully safe and does not need any fix or assistance whatsoever. Thus, it is important to ignore messages like "Windows Defender Security Center". Note that scam pages may employ special scripts to prevent users from closing the page in traditional steps. If you face problems closing the visited website, try to force-quit your browser via Task Manager or simply reboot your PC, instead. In case you became a victim of a scam or cannot get rid of such messages, follow our guide to restore PC safety and remove all traces from unwanted software that could be unintentionally installed.

How to remove PC Doctor

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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.

How to remove VLOPlayer

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VLOPlayer tries to look like a legitimate alternative to a well-known and trusted VLC Player. Although it might perform the same features, VLOPlayer itself is spread through unwanted software categorized as a browser hijacker. It is called Search by VLO and is meant to alter browser settings to assign a fake search engine named vlosearch.com. This new address will be displayed instead of your default homepage and new tab. It will also redirect your search queries through legitimate engines like Bing, Google, and maybe others as well. This means vlosearch.com is unable to generate its own results, which downgrades its value of usage significantly. Software that has browser hijacking abilities is recommended to be removed from your system due to its suspicious and potentially dangerous behavior. It is also necessary to mention that many hijackers access browser settings to get data-tracking abilities (of passwords, IP addresses, geolocations, and other sensitive data), which is another argument for its removal. To succeed in full and trace-free deletion, we advise you to stick to our instructions below.

How to remove Chrono SpeedUp

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Chrono SpeedUp is a rogue-type program distributed across many Windows users. The main concept of this utility lies in PC optimization to keep your system clean and protected against malicious threats. Unfortunately, many experts, as well as users themselves, tend to express heavy doubts about its capabilities. Chrono SpeedUp is suspected of fabricating scan results to force users into activating the license. In other words, this is a premium version that has to be purchased to access all features of the optimization program. Without it, users will be unable to delete all threats outlined in fake post-scan results. Chrono SpeedUp is not the first program we see of this sort. According to some sources it is one of the hundreds of clones of notorious PC Accelerate Pro scam. There have been many similar programs like Chrono SpeedUp pursuing money, but not quality. Nobody downloads them intentionally, so their creators use unwanted and stealth distribution methods to get installed against users' consent and make them believe their PC needs help. If you really want to equip yourself with modern and high-quality optimization software, it is better to opt for already trusted and long-existent programs like IObit Uninstaller, IObit, and other reputable products. We encourage you to delete Chrono SpeedUp from your system as long as it brings no value to the PC experience. Make sure to follow our instructions below and get rid of the program completely without traces.

How to remove Pegasun System Utilities

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Pegasun System Utilities is suspected of fabricating scan results to convince users their PC is under severe condition. It is also distributed using doubtful methods to avoid users' consent, which makes it categorized as a Potentially Unwanted App. On the initial basis, the program is represented as a utility with lots of helpful abilities to maintain a high level of system performance. The supposedly fake optimizer provides a bundle of features like cleaning, protection, optimization, data backup, and other sub-tools. It also has support for the latest Windows 11. As mentioned, this optimization utility is heavily doubted in generating trustworthy results and fixing any issues at all. After detecting space issues and security threats, Pegasun System Utilities asks you to purchase the premium version. Otherwise, your PC will remain cluttered or endangered by other threats. The information it claims is likely to be falsified and should not be trusted by users. Also, such drawbacks may raise a serious question of whether Pegasun System Utilities collects your data or not. Many unwanted apps can read your PC sessions and gather potentially useful data that cybercriminals can convert into financial benefits.

How to remove Malware Protection Live

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Malware Protection Live stands for unwanted software ostensibly meant to secure your PC from online threats. It shows a pop-up window with the following text: PROTECT YOUR COMPUTER FROM MALWARE. Every month, millions of PCs are affected by malware and other potentially unwanted programs. Our software automatically detects and removes this malware before it’s ever even installed. With Malware Protection Live, you can enjoy the internet without the hassle and worry of unwanted software compromising your system. This message is everything provided by Malware Protection Live. No interactive buttons or settings to tweak can be found by users. Users can see the symbol in hidden icons on the Windows taskbar, which, once clicked, makes Malware Protection Live's window open. At the moment, it is clear that Malware Protection Live is unwanted and should be removed from your system. There is zero evidence of its trustworthiness and effectiveness in combating various threats, which means it is senseless to let such software run on your PC. Moreover, developers behind fake antimalware programs could set up additional algorithms that hijack and leak data from your system. As a result, some privacy threats can emerge from the program as well. If you question yourself on the proper removal of Malware Protection Live, we will help you do it completely and without traces.