My PC Mechanic, Potentially Unnecessary Software

Some legitimate programs like My PC Mechanic can be described as superfluous, they are not necessarily required to operate the system and sometimes unwanted.

More precisely, the My PC Mechanic program is ranked in the software category that optimize your system. It can be installed by downloading free software rempaquetés. It displays alerts on system quality and the presence of malware and suggests buying a paid version to resolve problems.
Some security solutions, as Malwarebytes antimalware, classify this software in the category of Potentially Unwanted Software Optional (PUP/LPI).

This program is ranked in the category of Potentially Redundant Software (LPS). It installs as a program and / or as a browser extension. It can automatically boot from the Registry for via key "Run", a service or scheduled task. It can start at boot of your browser after changing its settings. Sometimes the launch is silently, ie it works in the background. Viral analysis of this software shows no malware detection.

This is primarily legitimate programs that may not be necessary for the proper operation of your system. The multiplication of programs launched at boot can cause delays in the execution of the system but also ordinary tasks when browsing the internet. Note that some programs come with downloads repaquetage, a technique of offering other being installed software. These additional programs are obviously superfluous, they can even be installed without your knowledge. It is recommended to read the CLUF before installation of bundled software. Before clicking, check the relevance of pre-checked boxes that are offered.

Potentially Unwanted Software (LPI)

Potentially unwanted software (LPI) ou Potentialy Unwanted Programs (PUP) are causing many infections. The most frequently encountered example is adware InstallCore, CrossRider, Graftor or Boxore that pollute the Registry for data and storage units. They are usually installed without your knowledge by downloading freeware. Indeed some sites use Repackaging method, an operation that is to redo the installation package of the software by adding download options. These options allow you to add other software such as browser toolbars, des adwares, potentially unwanted software, intrusive advertisements software, even hijackers.

Spyware (spywares) and adware (Adwares) undesirable, as malware, can use the write legitimate software vulnerabilities or those operating systems. It is therefore essential to have official software and they have an automatic update. Also your Windows operating system must be programmed in automatic update mode and activated, so you can have the latest critical security flaws updates.



– Starts a process at system startup (RP),
Created multiple application shortcuts, Desktop, QuickLaunch, Taskbar, Programs (O4GS),
He settled in the Registry for to be launched at every system start (O4),
It starts a planned automatic task (O38),
It installs as a program (O42)
– Created multiple registry keys “Software”,
Adds additional folders (O43),
Registration in the Windows folder prefetcher (O45)
– Adds multiple users files (O61),

Overview in reports

identified the 03/09/2018
Serial number : 00F0525810BE367E9E64A1F5F4C35E242A
O38 – TASK: {FDECB100-140B-47F1-9F16-36B4E0E39752}[\My-PC-Mechanic_Logon] – (. – SmartPCTweaker.) — C:\Program FilesMy-PC-Mechanic on Coolman-PCspct.exe [2964840]
C:\WindowsSystem32TasksMy-PC-Mechanic_Logon – (..) — C:\Program FilesMy-PC-Mechanic on Coolman-PCspct.exe [startuplaunch]
[MD5.407A3930916C5673BAD79F3476CF8CA9] – (. – SmartPCTweaker.) — C:\Program FilesMy-PC-Mechanic on Coolman-PCspct.exe [2964840] [PID.2896]
O4 – GSCommonDesktop [Public]: My-PC-Mechanic.lnk . (…) C:\Program FilesMy-PC-Mechanic on Coolman-PCspct.exe
O42 – Software: My-PC-Mechanic – (..) [HKLM] — {9A5335DA-0F54-495A-8FE9-9370C8A4136E}_is1
HKLMSOFTWAREMy-PC-Mechanic on Coolman-PC
HKCUSOFTWAREMy-PC-Mechanic on Coolman-PC
HKUS-1-5-21-3170229064-143365203-2930443724-1000SOFTWAREMy-PC-Mechanic on Coolman-PC
O43 – CFD: 03/09/2018 – [] D — C:\Program FilesMy-PC-Mechanic on Coolman-PC
O43 – CFD: 03/09/2018 – [] D — C:\ProgramDataMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsMy-PC-Mechanic on Coolman-PC
O43 – CFD: 03/09/2018 – [] D — C:\ProgramDataMy-PC-Mechanic on Coolman-PC
O43 – CFD: 03/09/2018 – [] D — C:\UsersCoolmanAppDataRoamingMy-PC-Mechanic on Coolman-PC


VirusTotal Analysis :

DrWeb Program.Unwanted.2519 20180214
Endgame malicious (moderate confidence) 20171130
ESET-NOD32 a variant of MSIL/GT32SupportGeeks.A potentially unwanted 20180214
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.SmartPCTweaker 20180214
McAfee Artemis!407A3930916C 20180214
McAfee-GW-Edition Artemis 20180214
Rising PUF.GT32SupportGeeks!8.E56B (TFE:C:kx0EjTc80DF) 20180214
TrendMicro-HouseCall Suspicious_GEN.F47V0207 20180214

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