What is PUP.PCTechHotline?
PUP.PCTechHotline is classified as a malicious threat which often works as an adware. It can change your browser settings and trigger numerous dangerous issues. Once infected, you will find your screen cover by the ads prompting you to update your software. Some of the ads are also about commercials. If these appear, you will find your internet browsing becomes slow. You search engine will be changed to promote its sponsored products or services. PUP.PCTechHotline is a tool used by cyber criminals to make money through users’ click on the commercials and its harmful domain forwards. Once installed, PUP.PCTechHotline will mess up your browser, block your online activities, and even collect your browser records. It shouldn’t remain in your PC.
Some traits of PUP.PCTechHotline that you won’t like
1.It injects itself to your system and alter core settings of your PC automatically.
2.PUP.PCTechHotline ads bring unwanted applications like toolbars and suspicious programs to bring you numerous unwanted ads.
3.Its ads may redirect you to some unknown or even malicious pages and bring viruses or malware.
4.Your PC and your network will become slower than before.
5.Your confidential information may be collected and sent to its remote server for commercial purpose.
Efficient Removal Guide for PUP.PCTechHotline
Solution A: Remove PUP.PCTechHotline With Bitdefender Antivirus Software
When you apply this manual removal guide, you need to be very careful about each step. One mistake would delete the important system file. Therefore, before you apply this method, please backup your PC in case of making any mistakes.
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Step 1. Installing your Bitdefender product
You can install Bitdefender from the Bitdefender installation disc or using a web installer downloaded on your computer from the Windows Store, the Bitdefender website or from other authorized websites (for example, the website of a Bitdefender partner or an online shop). You can download the installation file from the Bitdefender website at the following address:
If your purchase covers more than one computer (for example, you purchased Bitdefender Security for Windows 8 for 3 PCs), repeat the installation process and register your product with the license key on every computer.
To install Bitdefender from the installation disc, insert the disc in the optical drive. A welcome screen should be displayed in a few moments. Follow the instructions to start installation.
If the welcome screen does not appear, use Windows Explorer to browse to the disc’s root directory and double-click the file autorun.exe.
To install Bitdefender using the web installer downloaded on your computer, locate the file and double-click it.
Step 2. Reboot your computer into Safe Mode with Networking.
Restart your computer and keep pressing “F8″ key until Windows Advanced Options Menu shows up, then using arrow key to select “Safe Mode with Networking” from the list and press “Enter” to get into that mode.
Step 3. Scan PC with Bitdefender.
How do I scan my system? [Bitdefender Windows Security]
To perform a full scan on the system, follow these steps:
Open the Bitdefender window.
On the Antivirus panel, click Scan Now and select System Scan from the drop-down menu.
Follow the Antivirus Scan wizard to complete the scan. Bitdefender will automatically take the recommended actions on detected
files. If there remain unresolved threats, you will be prompted to choose the actions to be taken on them.
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Note: The manual removal involves the deletion of files and registry entries, which may lead to irreparable computer damage even though you just make a slight mistake during the removal process. That’s why we highly recommend you to download an advanced removal tool on your computer to help you out of trouble. SpyHunter is a user-friendly removal tool which can do a complete scan of your computer and delete PUP.PCTechHotline automatically without causing any side-effect. Click the download SpyHunter to remove PUP.PCTechHotline right away!