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Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

Universal PC Mechanic

Universal PC Mechanic is a potentially unwanted program that you perhaps installed on your computer accidentally. We would like to point out that this program is not a direct computer security threat, and if it was your intention to use this application, it is up to you what you want to do with it. However, our team of security researchers would strongly suggest removing Universal PC Mechanic from your computer because this program can hardly live up to its promises. What’s more, there could also be more unwanted apps installed, so you should terminate them all together, instead of dealing with them one by one.

This program is not anything unique because we have seen similar unwanted apps before. They usually come forth as system optimization tools, and they try to either force user to purchase the full version of the program or they try to make money via third-party advertising. It is interesting that these programs almost always have their official homepages. Universal PC Mechanic is no exception. This means that we cannot classify this application as a malicious infection because users install it willingly. And, as you can probably tell, the official homepage via smartsystools.com is one of the main distribution sources.

However, here you might say that you did not WANT to have Universal PC Mechanic, but this application still somehow managed to slither into your system. So how come we say that you are the one who installs it? Well, that is because the direct download is not the only way to get this application. It could also arrive bundled with freeware, which is probably the most common distribution method for potentially unwanted programs. It means that Universal PC Mechanic can come in the same installer with some other application that you download from a file-sharing website.

According to our research, McAfee Antivirus and Driver Updater downloaded from third-party sources often carry Universal PC Mechanic with them. So if you need a new application, please be sure to download it only from their original sources. Not to mention that you should remain attentive during freeware installation, too. It is very often that we can avoid installing Universal PC Mechanic and other similar programs, but users simply lose that chance when they breeze through the installation without checking all the steps. Hence, you should always be cautious when you are about to set up a new program. Sometimes even official installers may carry additional apps or features!

When this program gets installed on your computer, it says that it will optimize your system’s performance. The official website claims that “Universal PC Mechanic is a state of the art technology. It was coded by industry experts with a combined industry experience of 32 years. Designed and tested with utmost care to keep your PCs running smooth, fast and error-free.” However, during our tests, we have found that this application simply locates old registry entries that cannot cause any harm. Needless to say, Universal PC Mechanic does not speed up your PC as it says it would.

Of course, the program will tell you that it can fix all the “errors” it located, but it will ask you to purchase the license for 23.95 EUR. And even if you were to purchase the full version of this program, it would not help you improve your system’s performance. On the contrary, there is a good chance that Universal PC Mechanic will slow down your computer. And it is only obvious that the people behind this application merely want to get their hands on your money.

Luckily, it is relatively easy to remove Universal PC Mechanic from your computer. You just need to uninstall the application via Control Panel. While you are at it, you should also consider running a full PC scan with a reliable antispyware application. Universal PC Mechanic might be just one of the many unwanted programs that have entered your system recently. You need to get a list of all the potential threats and then terminate them all at once.

Should you have more questions about the matter, please do not hesitate to leave us a comment below this description. Our team will be ready to assist you.

How to Remove Universal PC Mechanic

Windows 10 & Windows 8.1

  1. Press Win+R and type Control Panel. Click OK.
  2. Open Uninstall a program and remove the unwanted app.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Press the Start menu button and go to Control Panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program and remove the unwanted application.

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu and navigate to Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or remove programs and uninstall the unwanted app.
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