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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

Smart PC Tweaker

Smart PC Tweaker is yet another useless PC booster that appears to be all professional and beneficial on the surface, but when you look deeper, you may find that it is not that good at all. In fact, it reminds us of an identical potentially unwanted program (PUP) designed for the Mac OS called Mac Tweaker. Even their websites seem like clones. We cannot claim that this PUP may pose a direct threat to your virtual security, but it is certainly not a good idea to have it on your system, when the free version can only scan your system for basic issues like useless temporary files. You need to purchase the paid version to be able to fix those issues. But why would you pay for such a useless tool when you can have proper protection on your PC by investing in a decent anti-malware program instead. We recommend that you remove Smart PC Tweaker from your computer and clean your whole system so that you can feel secure.

It is possible to download this PUP from its promotional website, smartpctweaker.com; however, we find it strange, or rather suspicious, that you cannot actually buy it there. What is more, there is not any mentioning of a free or paid version. Since the Mac version cost almost 40 dollars, you can imagine that this software is not for free, either. But we do not even believe that you have visited this site and this is why this PUP is there on your system. It is more likely that it sneaked onto your PC in questionable ways, i.e., alternative channels.

This is where bundling comes into picture. The problem with bundles is that cyber crooks can use them to distribute all kinds of threats in one single package, and create an installer that may be concealing information or reveal it in a misleading way. For example, one of the tricks is to lead your focus on content that may deceive you while you may overlook important information even if it is displayed on the installation screen. This is why it is important that you read all these screens carefully and select the custom option where possible. It is also advisable to read the license agreement, which is ignored by most users probably, because it may also provide information about the content of such a package. You can easily infect your computer with browser hijackers, adware programs, Trojans, keybloggers, and other threats if you use questionable torrent and freeware sites to download free or cracked software. Another way to drop an infections package is to click on corrupt third-party banner and pop-up advertisements while browsing. This can happen when you are view a suspicious website or when your PC is infected with adware, for instance. Hopefully, you see now why we suggest that you delete Smart PC Tweaker and use a trustworthy malware scanner to figure out what you are up against.

As a matter of fact, whatever this PUP offers, our tests show that it is no better than any other in this PC optimizer category even if this one actually claims that it also scans for malware infections apart from the usual (temporary files and useless registry keys). To be frank, we do not believe that any of these programs can do any visible change regarding your PC performance. They may be able to mislead inexperienced users with their promotions but it has not been proven that these programs make any sense at all. So why would you pay 30 or 40 dollars for such a tool? The free version is usually used as bait and it may show lots of false issues, too, to scare you into buying the full version. If you do not want to waste your money on useless programs, we advise you to remove Smart PC Tweaker as soon as possible.

We have included our instructions below if you would like to eliminate this questionable PUP from your PC. You can easily perform these steps even if you are not an experienced user. It should not take more than a minute really. Keep in mind, though, that this may not be the end of the road for you. If you want to use a clean system without getting paranoid seeing harmful web content everywhere and not even daring to go online after some time, we suggest that you start using a reliable anti-malware program like SpyHunter. It is also important to keep all your programs updated if you want best results in protecting your precious computer.

Remove Smart PC Tweaker from Windows

Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 / Windows 10

  1. Tap Win+R and enter Control Panel. Hit the Enter key.
  2. Select Uninstall a program.
  3. Click on the application in the list and click Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Access the Start menu and open Control Panel.
  2. Go to Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Click on the application in the list and click Remove.
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