What is Device Doctor

Device Doctor is an unwanted program ostensibly meant to optimize your system. Such “optimizers” are initially spread as software to fix various issues and maintain your PC. The main function of Device Doctor is finding and replacing outdated drivers that downgrade the system. Although it is officially published on the internet, most experts doubt its efficiency in improving performance. Device Doctor searches for available drivers via manufacturer databases and matches the ones based on your configuration. Besides that, it also promotes the Pro version, which includes some additional features (Startup Manager, System Monitor, Cache Cleaner, Program Uninstaller). Unfortunately, these features are suspected to be unuseful, because they might fabricate issue results. Also, Device Doctor is distributed via dubious methods, which makes it an unwanted program. This is why it is necessary to run the complete removal and delete all of the possible traces left by it.

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How Device Doctor infected your computer

As mentioned, Device Doctor can be installed from the official website. However, very often such programs are spread via third-party software. They are bundled into repacked programs in the form of additional offers. As a rule, most users tend to skip them and rush till the end of the setup. Thus, it is important to wind down and check “Custom” or “Advanced” sections for promotional apps. Device Doctor is not a virus, but an unwanted program that may junk up your system. Of course, one program will not make a difference in your disk storage, however, if you continue exploiting lots of free downloads, there might be some troubles with memory or even PC configuration. To avert this and many other infections, we recommend installing only trusted and official software. The choice of most users to sustain their PCs clean and safe is IObit Uninstaller by MacPaw featured in the instructions in the article. You can find more information about it down below.

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To remove Device Doctor from Windows completely, we recommend you to use Norton Antivirus from Symantec. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of Device Doctor and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

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

Remove Device Doctor manually for free

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

Remove Device Doctor from Control Panel

To start removing Device 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, and Windows 10.

Remove Device Doctor from Windows XP:

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

Remove Device Doctor from Windows 7:

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

Remove Device 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 Device Doctor, click Uninstall.

Remove Device Doctor from Windows 10:

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

Cannot uninstall Device Doctor

In some cases, Device Doctor won’t uninstall and gives you message, that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Device Doctor. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing Device Doctor 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 or uninstall Device 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 Device Doctor

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

Device Doctor files:


Device Doctor folders:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Device Doctor
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Device Doctor
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Device Doctor

Device Doctor registry keys:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Device Doctor_is1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Device Doctor

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

As Device Doctor is mostly distributed via special ads and pop-ups promising to fix windows errors or remove viruses, a good way to avoid installation of Device Doctor 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 Device Doctor from browsers. Download free trial here:

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