What is PC Matic?

PC Matic is a fake program that doesn’t worth installing. It is created to make users take is as an advantageous tool for performing computer maintenance. PC Matic claims to provide an impressive number of useful features: system optimization, antimalware protection, registry edition, automatic scan for available driver updates, creating system backups, and so on. However, after the first launch of the program users start to face problems. This is because this PUP can control some of Windows functions and settings without user’s approval. Running PC Matic will start to generate made up warnings and notifications about system instabilities and errors that should be fixed. in order to solve these problems PC Matic will offer to pay for the extended version of the product or to call the technical support. As you can see, it turns out that PC Matic is developed with the purpose of squeezing money from users, so you can remove PC Matic without regret.

PC Matic

How PC Matic gets on your PC?

PC Matic can find a way into your system both directly and indirectly. The first method is deceptive description placed on the official website and promotion on the Internet. The second is distribution through spam or fake ads and update notifications. However, the most common method of it spreading is bundling PC Matic with third-party apps. If you want to secure your system from malware attacks you should control the installation process and always check the setup for additional components.

How to remove PC Matic from your computer?

To uninstall PC Matic remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have PC Matic in their database. You can try to use them for removing PC Matic.

Recommended Solution:

Bitdefender – fully removes all instances of viruses, similar to PC Matic – files, folders, registry keys.

 

Download Norton

Alternative Solution:

Thor Antivirus – detects files, registry values and folders of viruses that show the same behavior as PC Matic.

 

Download Norton
 

You can try both of these products to remove PC Matic

Or uninstall PC Matic manually.

Step 1: Remove PC Matic from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find PC Matic.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find PC Matic and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find PC Matic, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate PC Matic and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

Step 2: Remove following files and folders of PC Matic:

Remove following registry entries:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\PCPitStop.CDDrive
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\PCPitStop.CDDrive.1
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\PCPitStop.cpu
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\PCPitStop.cpu.1
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\PCPitStop.disk
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\PCPitStop.disk.1
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\PCPitStop.diskhealth
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\PCPitStop.diskhealth.1
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\PCPitStop.memory
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\PCPitStop.memory.1
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\PCPitStop.sys
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\PCPitStop.sys.1
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\PCPitStop.video
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\PCPitStop.video.1
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\PCPitstop2.Exam
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\PCPitstop2.Exam.1
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\PCPitstop3D.Perf
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\PCPitstop3D.Perf.1
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\PCPitstopAntiVirus.AntiVirus
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\PCPitstopAntiVirus.AntiVirus.1

Remove following files:

InstallHelper.dll
PCMatic.exe
NonRotatingMedia.exe
unins000.exe
slimdrivers.exe

Remove following folders

\Program Files\PCPitstop\
\Program Files\slimdrivers

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