What is PC TuneUp Maestro?

PC TuneUp Maestro is an insidious potentially unwanted program that, according to developers, makes your computer run faster. It is promoted as a system optimizer. After launching, the program will show you a lot of errors like outdated registry entries were been found on your system. Nonetheless, if you want to fix them, PC TuneUp Maestro will report that you must buy a full version of its program first. Beware of purchasing, because it also might delete useful registry entries. Many complaints were received from users after the interference of this rogue application. PC TuneUp Maestro, likewise, is capable to alter your browser settings such as homepage, startup page that adversely affects your browsing experience. Furthermore, each page of the browser will be filled with different intrusive ads that redirect users to websites containing malicious infections. The adware can also track your browsing activities like IP addresses, web pages visited, browsing history, cookies, account credentials, and other information. Then, all collected data will be sold to third-party companies. It goes without saying, you should opt out of using PC TuneUp Maestro. You are advised to remove the software in case it has already installed.

PC TuneUp Maestro

How PC TuneUp Maestro gets on your PC?

This PUP (potentially unwanted program) infiltrates the system using a deceptive marketing method called “bundling”. This program is bundled with other free application that you can download from the Internet. Unfortunately, majority of charge-free software don’t  properly notify that other software will also be installed. To prevent your computer from infection we advise you to be careful and never rush when you install the software. Always opt for the “Custom/Advanced” settings and never agree to install additional unnecessary programs. Remember, the key to computer safety is caution. If you have already infected, you should use this guide to remove PC TuneUp Maestro from your PC.

How to remove PC TuneUp Maestro from your computer?

The easiest and modern way of removing pop-ups, trojans, ransomware or other viruses is to use automatic removal tools. See our Anti-malware tools below for further instructions.

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Or uninstall PC TuneUp Maestro manually.

Removing from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find PC TuneUp Maestro.
  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 TuneUp Maestro 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 TuneUp Maestro, 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 TuneUp Maestro 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.

PC TuneUp Maestro won’t uninstall

There are certain cases, when users cannot uninstall PC TuneUp Maestro normally, using standard Windows features in Control Panel. When users click Uninstall button they see message: “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall PC TuneUp Maestro. Please, contact your system administrator.” This happens because some process of PC TuneUp Maestro prevent attempts to uninstall it. In order to uninstall it, use Safe Mode:

For Windows XP, Vista, 7

  1. Turn off your computer;
  2. Turn it on and immediately start typing F8 button;
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu;
  4. Choose Safe Mode with arrow buttons;
  5. In Safe Mode go to Control Panel and Uninstall a program and remove “PC TuneUp Maestro”.

For Windows 8/8.1 and 10

  1. Press the Win+R keys, type msconfig in box and press Enter;
  2. Switch to Boot tab, and click on Safe Boot check box;
  3. Choose the type of Safe Mode: Minimal or Network;
  4. Click OK and restart your PC;
  5. In Safe Mode go to Control Panel and Uninstall a program and remove “PC TuneUp Maestro”.

Remove following registry entries:

Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Value: PC TuneUp Maestro
Data: “C:\Program Files\PC TuneUp Maestro\PCTuneUpMaestro.exe” /autostart=1

Then remove following files:


And following folders

C:\Program Files\PC TuneUp Maestro

Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

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