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Files are checked based on their extensions. Full System Scan - Performs an in-depth scan of the system (thorough but slower). All harddisks, rootkits, and auto-start programs are checked. All files are scanned according to their content. Removable Media Scan - Scans all removable media that is currently attached to the computer (e.g. USB flash drives, external hard drives).
Select folder to scan - Performs a full scan of a custom folder (to be selected when the scan is started). Scan only a specific folder or multiple folders. Boot-time scan - Performs a scan at bootup to detect and remove viruses which are hard to reach after start up. System drive and all auto-start programs are scanned, and all archive files found are unpacked. After clicking the Start button, the scan is scheduled to run automatically the next time your system is restarted. Run a scanFirst open the Avast user interface by double-clicking the icon on your desktop...
...or right-click the Avast icon in your system tray and select Open Avast user interface. Go to Scan Scan for viruses. On the Scan screen select a scan from the drop-down menu and click Start. All scans begin immediately except for boot-time scan, which begins at the next system restart. After scanning is complete a notification appears with the result. If a threat was detected, click Show results to view any actions taken automatically according to scan settings, or take action manually on any threats found.
You can also access scan reports by clicking View history at the bottom of the scan screen. Read more about processing scan results below. Schedule a scanYou can set a scan to run Once at a specified time and date, or schedule it to run regularly - Daily, Weekly or Monthly.
In the Avast user interface, go to Scan Scan for viruses. Select a scan from the drop-down menu, then click Scan Settings on the bottom of the screen. Go to Scheduling and tick the box Schedule this scan. Then specify frequency, day, and time.
Click OK to save. For the scan to run at the scheduled time, the computer must be running. Settings on the Scheduling screen determine whether or not the scan runs when the computer is in sleep mode or running on batteries. Launch time is defined in 24-hour format (e.g., 3:00pm is entered as 15:00).
Unlike the other scans, Boot-time scan cannot be scheduled to run regularly. To schedule Boot-time scan to run at the next system restart, select it from the Scan list and click Start.For more details about running and scheduling a boot-time scan, please read the following article:Avast 2016: Running a Boot-time scanCreate a custom scanGenerally it is not recommended to change the scan settings for default scans. Instead you can create a new Custom Scan and define all the parameters. Go to Scan Scan for viruses and at the bottom of the screen select Create a custom scan. In Scan Name enter a unique name for the scan.
When you are finished, click OK. The new scan appears in the drop-down menu at the top of the screen. If a custom scan is not needed anymore, select it from the Scan list and click Delete scan next to its name. Process scan resultsThe following options are available from a drop-down menu in the Action column:Fix automatically - Runs a sequence of actions (repair file; if not possible, then move to virus chest; if not possible, then delete). Move to chest (recommended) - Sends the threat to the virus chest where it cannot harm your system. Repair - Removes only malicious code attached to an otherwise safe file; this not possible for files which are entirely malware.
Delete - Permanently removes the file from your computer. No action - Avast does nothing to the file. To apply the same action to all files, select the required action from the list in the Action column. Click Apply to carry out selected actions. The completed action is shown in the result column.
You can access this report later by clicking Scan History, selecting the scan, and clicking Detailed report. Special casesSometimes the Results column shows you that a file could not be scanned, for example: a password-protected file, or a corrupted archive file, or it may show that something suspicious was detected in a memory file. This does not necessarily mean the file is infected. Archive file is password protected - Some programs use password-protected archives to store their data even if you did not set the password.
The content of the archive cannot be scanned however the wrapper file is scanned. Archive file is corrupted - A file can be corrupted when its download was interrupted; or it is special type of archive that Avast cannot open but the wrapper file is scanned. Memory detections - A detection in process x, memory block y, block size z means that a virus signature was foundin the system memory but not in a file.
The reported Process ID is followed by the name of the process file, to help identify the specific application. When a memory detection is reported we recommend to run a Boot-time scan. If nothing is detected on the disk during the boot-time scan, the memory detection was probably caused by running another security program. Adjust scan settingsGenerally it is not recommended to change the scan settings for default scans.
Instead you can create a new Custom Scan and define all the parameters. However in some cases you may need to access scan settings. For example if you want to set an exclusion. In the Avast user interface, go to Scan Scan for virusesSelect a scan in the drop-down menu. Click Scan Settings on the bottom of the screen.
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However, if you try to fix these issues, PC Mechanic 2015 will state that you need to buy its full version before being able to do so. Uniblue PC Mechanic 2015 is a paid system optimizer program that is typically added when you install another free software (video recording/streaming, download-managers or PDF creators) that had bundled into their installation this program. Very often users have no idea where did it come from, so its not surprising at all that most of them assume that PC Mechanic 2015 is a virus. This program is also bundled within the custom installer on many reputable download sites, so if you have downloaded a software from these websites, chances are that PC Mechanic 2015 was installed during the software setup process. Uniblue PC Mechanic 2015 its technically not a virus, but it does exhibit plenty of malicious traits, such as rootkit capabilities to hook deep into the operating system, browser hijacking, and in general just interfering with the user experience.
The industry generally refers to it as a PUP, or potentially unwanted program. The Windows registry is a database that Windows and its applications store their settings in. It contains hundreds of thousands of entries. Some of the entries may be slightly outdated maybe youve uninstalled a program and it left a key or two behind, or maybe a theres a file extension with no associated application. PC Mechanic 2015 scan your registry for these outdated entries and offer to remove them. Because there are so many registry entries to go through, this program may sometimes also remove useful registry entries, causing you problems.
The Web is full of stories from people who have run a registry cleaner and encountered problems. In a best case scenario, PC Mechanic 2015 will remove a few hundred unnecessary entries and reduce the size of your registry by a few kilobytes. This makes no different in perceptible performance. If you must use a registry cleaner, you dont have to pay anything.
Using a free registry cleaner, such as the registry cleaner included with the respected CCleaner utility, is good enough. You should always pay attention when installing software because often, a software installer includes optional installs, such as this PC Mechanic 2015. Be very careful what you agree to install. Always opt for the custom installation and deselect anything that is not familiar, especially optional software that you never wanted to download and install in the first place. It goes without saying that you should not install software that you dont trust.
How to remove PC Mechanic 2015 (Virus Removal Guide)This page is a comprehensive guide, which will remove PC Mechanic 2015 pop-ups from your computer, and any other adware program that may have been installed during the the setup process. Please perform all the steps in the correct order. If you have any questions or doubt at any point, STOP and ask for our assistance. STEP 1: Uninstall PC Mechanic 2015 program from your computerSTEP 2: Removeadware that might have been installed with PC Mechanic 2015 with AdwCleanerSTEP 3: Remove virus that might have been installed with PC Mechanic 2015 with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware FreeSTEP 4: Double-check malware that might have been installed with PC Mechanic 2015 with HitmanPro STEP 1: Uninstall PC Mechanic 2015 program from your computerIn this first step, we will try to identify and remove any malicious program that might be installed on your computer. To uninstall the PC Mechanic 2015 program from Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7, click the Start button, then click on the Control Panel menu option.
If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for control panel .Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control Panel from there. When the Control Panel window opens click on the Uninstall a program option under Programs category. This option is shown by the arrow in the image below. If you are using the Classic View of the Control Panel, then you would double-click on the Programs and Features icon instead.
When the Programs and Features or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and uninstall PC Mechanic 2015 from Uniblue Systems Limited. PC Mechanic 2015 may have been installed with other malicious programs. To view the most recently installed programs, you can click on the Installed On column to sort your program by the installation date. Scroll though the list, and uninstall any unwanted or unknown programs. If you are having issues while trying to uninstall the PC Mechanic 2015 program, you can use Revo Uninstaller to completely remove this unwanted program from your machine. STEP 2: Removeadware that might have been installed with PC Mechanic 2015 with AdwCleanerYou can downloadAdwCleaner utility from the below link.
ADWCLEANER DOWNLOAD LINK( This link will download AdwCleaner on your computer)Before starting AdwCleaner, close all open programs and internet browsers, then double-click on the AdwCleaner icon. If Windows prompts you as to whether or not you wish to run AdwCleaner, please allow it to run. When the AdwCleaner program will open, click on the Scan button as shown below. AdwCleaner will now start to search for the PC Mechanic 2015 malicious files that may be installed on your computer. To remove the PC Mechanic 2015 malicious files that were