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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application


It is very unfortunate that users have to deal with programs like PC-BOLT almost every single day. These applications are classified as potentially unwanted programs because by themselves they are not malicious infections, but in the long run, they could cause something bad. One of the most annoying things about this particular program is that users do not remember installing it. It seems to come out of nowhere, and when you see a program on your computer you did not want, it is clear that you have to get rid of it. Thus, in this article, we will tell you how to remove PC-BOLT for good.

First of all, we have to determine how this program managed to sneak into your system so that you would avoid similar situations in the future. During our research, we could not locate any official website that would be associated with this program. Also, there is no official information available that would help us familiarize with it. Hence, it is obvious that the program enters target computers in software bundles.

Our security experts suggest that PC-BOLT usually enters computers via malicious installer. This means that prior to having this potentially unwanted program, you must have installed other unwanted adware and freeware applications. This happens when you click random pop-ups on third-party sites or download software from file-hosting pages. It is important to understand that downloading programs from third-party sources is far from same. They might be bundled with additional programs and unreliable installers that might bring the likes of PC-BOLT to your system.

Hence, you have to employ safe web browsing habits and other security measures you protect your system and your information from malicious attacks. It is not just about having a powerful security tool (which is also a must), but also about how you go about your daily Internet activities. If you avoid suspicious websites, you decrease the possibility of getting infected with malware.

Now, as far as this application is concerned, it is more annoying than dangerous. PC-BOLT seems to be part of a scam that aims to swindle the US citizens out of their money. The program tries to convince users that their computers have severe errors, and then the users are supposed to call the support number at 1-866-289-9001. We would like to point out that the number provided can be different from computer to computer, and that is yet another proof that the program should not be trusted.

It will not be possible to run this application properly. We have found that the application has multiple bugs and tends to crash frequently. What’s more, it indicates that you have “system related errors,” “unwanted files and traces,” and so on. Usually, the fake system scan result is that the “Recommended Junk limit exceeded. Call Toll Free @1-866-289-9001 and ask for full Diagnosis from our experts.” Needless to say, those “experts” will only tell you that you need to purchase some kind of application or anything similar to that in order to fix your computer.

Here would we like to assure you that there is nothing wrong with your computer, aside from the fact that you obviously have several unwanted applications running. The errors and junk files indicated in the program’s scan results are not there, and it only wants to make easy money by tricking gullible users. Thus, you will have to do yourself a favor and remove PC-BOLT from your system by following the instructions be have posted below.

This program does not have an entry in the Control Panel, so you cannot uninstall it like you would usually do it with other applications. What’s more, the program’s files are located in the Temporary directory. In our case, the file names were nsg296C.exe and nsg296C.tmp. However, just like it is with the toll-free number, these file names are random, and they may differ from one system to the other.

Luckily, you do not really need to find and delete these files because once you terminate the program’s Registry entries, the application no longer works. Keeping in mind that you clearly have several unwanted applications you need to terminate, your best option, in this case, would be investing in a powerful antispyware tool that would perform a full system scan for and delete all the potential threats automatically. If you need any recommendations on how to deal with this issue, please leave us a comment.

How to Delete PC-BOLT

  1. Press Win+R and enter regedit into the Open box.
  2. Hit Enter.
  3. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
  4. Delete the PC-BOLT key.
  5. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall.
  6. Highlight and remove the PC-BOLT entry.
  7. Exit the Registry Editor.
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