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Manual Removal Guide for PU.Xportsoft.QuickPCBooster

October 18th, 2017
The following instructions have been created to help you to get rid of "PU.Xportsoft.QuickPCBooster" manually.
Use this guide at your own risk; software should usually be better suited to remove malware, since it is able to look deeper.

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Threat Details:

Categories:

  • pups

Description:

PU.Xportsoft.QuickPCBooster scans the computer for errors and invalid registry entries in order to improve system stability. If the user wants to fix these entries they have to activate the program. This software license costs $49.99 (status: August 2017).

Removal Instructions:

Files:

Please use Windows Explorer or another file manager of your choice to locate and delete these files.

  • The file at "<$APPDATA>\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Quick PC Booster.lnk".
  • The file at "<$COMMONDESKTOP>\Quick PC Booster.lnk".
  • The file at "<$COMMONPROGRAMS>\Quick PC Booster\Help.url".
  • The file at "<$COMMONPROGRAMS>\Quick PC Booster\Live Chat Support.url".
  • The file at "<$COMMONPROGRAMS>\Quick PC Booster\Quick PC Booster.lnk".
  • The file at "<$COMMONPROGRAMS>\Quick PC Booster\Uninstall Guide.url".
  • The file at "<$COMMONPROGRAMS>\Quick PC Booster\Visit Site.url".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Quick PC Booster\QPCBPerformance.exe".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Quick PC Booster\QuickPCBooster.exe".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Quick PC Booster\QuickPCBoosterTrays.exe".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Quick PC Booster\StartApps.exe".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Quick PC Booster\uninst.exe".
  • The file at "<$WINDIR>\Tasks\Quick PC Booster Idle.job".
  • The file at "<$WINDIR>\Tasks\Quick PC Booster Scan.job".
  • The file at "<$WINDIR>\Tasks\Quick PC Booster startups.job".
  • The file at "<$WINDIR>\Tasks\Quick PC Booster Updates.job".

Make sure you set your file manager to display hidden and system files. If PU.Xportsoft.QuickPCBooster uses rootkit technologies, use the rootkit scanner integrated into Spybot-S&D 2.x or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.
You will have to use a global search for files without a name specified. Be extra careful, because just the name might not be enough to identify files!

Important: There are more files that cannot be safely described in simple words. Please use Spybot-S&D to remove them.

Folders:

Please use Windows Explorer or another file manager of your choice to locate and delete these folders.

  • The directory at "<$COMMONAPPDATA>\Quick PC Booster".
  • The directory at "<$COMMONPROGRAMS>\Quick PC Booster".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Quick PC Booster".

Make sure you set your file manager to display hidden and system files. If PU.Xportsoft.QuickPCBooster uses rootkit technologies, use our RootAlyzer or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.
You will have to use a global search for files without a name specified. Be extra careful, because just the name might not be enough to identify folders!

Registry:

You can use regedit.exe (included in Windows) to locate and delete these registry entries.

  • Delete the registry key "{0AA1FAD7-5502-4214-B5FA-1AD326799F15}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\".
  • Delete the registry key "{7311F52E-D362-4061-A9CD-BDB57408A729}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\".
  • Delete the registry key "{CBEDF010-4AE0-4D53-8993-6062FAEDA51A}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
  • Delete the registry key "OCPCtxMenu" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\".
  • Delete the registry key "OCPCtxMenu" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\".
  • Delete the registry key "QPCBCtxMenu" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\".
  • Delete the registry key "QPCBCtxMenu" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\".
  • Delete the registry key "QPCBCtxMenu" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\".
  • Delete the registry key "QPCBCtxMenu" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\".
  • Delete the registry key "Quick PC Booster" at "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\".
  • Delete the registry key "Quick PC Booster" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\".
  • Delete the registry key "Quick PC Booster" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\".
  • Delete the registry key "QuickPCBooster.exe" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\".

If PU.Xportsoft.QuickPCBooster uses rootkit technologies, use our RegAlyzer, RootAlyzer or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.

Final Words:

If neither Spybot-S&D nor self help did resolve the issue or you would prefer one on one help,

  1. Please read these instructions before requesting assistance,
  2. Then start your own thread in the Malware Removal Forum where a volunteer analyst will advise you as soon as available.