PC Scout is what you can call a “pretend” antivirus software. Oh it may act like an antivirus program and look like one, but it does not remove any viruses or spyware of the sort. In fact is does the opposite. It INFECTS your computer. But the clever scam is that once your infected the program is designed to scare you into forking over money to buy it.
If it doesn’t get your money then it will simply try to steal your personal information instead. I don’t think you need me to tell you to get rid of PC Scout as quickly as you can.
Symptoms Of Infection
- Your computer is acting slow. PC Scout slow down your system significantly. This includes starting up, shutting down, playing games, and surfing the web.
- You are getting pestered with pop ups. PC Scout infects your registry and uses it to launch annoying pop up ads out of nowhere.
- Searches are redirected or your homepage and desktop are settings are changed. This is a symptom of a very serious PC Scout infection.
Dangers Of Infection
Viruses like PC Scout will infect your registry and other important system files. If the infection is not treated it can cause a complete collapse of your system.
Some PC Scout infections contain spyware and keyloggers which can be used to record sensitive data like passwords, credit card, bank account, and social security numbers. The longer you allow the infection to fester, the greater the chance of identity fraud.
How To Remove Infection Manually
Uninstall PC Scout Processes
Delete PC Scout Files
Remove PC Scout Registry Files
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “PC Scout”
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