How to remove PcHandler from the computer and browsers

PcHandler is an advertising program that distributes unwanted advertising materials on your computer and in your browser. If you came to this page in search of a solution to PcHandler problem, then you can immediately go to the part with instructions for removal, or read general information that will help you avoid such troubles in the future.

What is PcHandler and how does it work? By itself PcHandler is a program that penetrates users' computers using the so-called bundling. This method of penetration is based on the spread of several malicious or unwanted programs together with the useful ones. Such a set is called according to the name of a single useful program, and the user can not do anything with the installation file to install only the program that he needs. Moreover, most users do not even notice that they installed PcHandler, as well as several other programs. The process itself is quite simple: the victim unpacks the file, runs it and during the installation of the desired program, one of the windows appears to offer several more programs. Installing them has already been confirmed and if the victim does not pay enough attention to the installation process - clicking "OK" will allow several viruses to enter the system.

After penetration, the program changes the browser settings, becomes embedded in the system, and tries to protect itself from deletion, creating backups, deferred tasks and adding rows to the registry. After that, PcHandler establishes a connection to the main site of scammers, and begins to show the victim ads, according to the list of addresses sent from this site. Such programs are very convenient for unreliable businessmen and owners of low-grade sites, because PcHandler advertising services are much cheaper than in Google, any other browser or large website. In addition, if the adware is installed on the computer, the victim will see the advertisement even on those sites where there is no advertising in principle, such as Wikipedia, etc.

Now we will tell you about the ways of protection against viruses, which will help you to forget about problems with all unwanted software for a long time.


  • First, you should only use licensed programs, audio and video files. When you pay for any content, you thereby impose certain obligations on the creators or distributors of content, which also includes ensuring that the files do not contain viruses or unwanted programs. Using the same torrents or free file hosting, you expose yourself to malware.
  • If we are talking about advertising programs, then their main way of distribution is bundling, described above in our article. To protect yourself from this kind of penetration, you should pay more attention to installing any software. In the installation process, carefully read all the clauses of the agreement, and make sure that only the program that you need is installed.
  • The third way is most obvious - use a decent anti-virus program, and make sure that it is updated to the latest version. By itself, an antivirus cannot provide 100% protection, but along with other methods it will reliably protect you from any threat.


In general, we can say that PcHandler is a program with low to medium level of threat for the user, as it does not harm the system, does not delete or steal files. Nevertheless, this advertising program has one feature that can cause serious problems with your computer. Like other advertising programs, PcHandler greatly weakens the protection level of your PC by changing the browser settings. Thus, if there is a PcHandler on the computer, then very soon other advertising programs will appear on it, and maybe even really dangerous viruses. To avoid this, you should immediately remove PcHandler from the system, using our instructions, or a decent anti-virus program.

PcHandler removal tool

The fastest way to get rid of irritating advertising is to clean your computer from advertising programs. This act is not extremely complex but you'll still require to perform it in proper way to make it work. During the by-hand elimination, you will need to clear the registry, remove browser shortcuts and then create the new ones, alter the browser settings, delete the adware from the control panel and repeal the scheduled tasks for reinstallation of a virus. Deletion is a highly serious process, and if you want to simplify it - just follow the advices that we've placed in the sequent paragraph. Our tips will help you to execute the deletion, but they cannot ensure the success if you will make a mistake, so you should be careful. You should know that there is no necessity to jeopardize the security of the system if you can choose more convenient and easy way - an automatic deletion via Spyhunter antivirus. The software method, in contradistinction to manual, demands less time from you, while providing maximum benefit. We can say a lot about Spyhunter, but its most significant pluses are compatibility with other anti-viruses, medium cost, speed of operation and noctidial tech-support. If you want to download Spyhunter or to get the pilot version with malware scanner - just click the button below.


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PcHandler removal instructions


Step 1. Uninstall PcHandler from Control Panel

Instruction for Windows XP and Windows 7

1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Add or Remove Programs.

2. In the Currently installed programs box, click the PcHandler, and then click Change or Change/Remove.

3. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to make the changes that you want.

Press Start - Control Panel Choose Programs - Uninstall a program Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'


Instruction for Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter Control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by: select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.


Instruction for Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select PcHandler and press Uninstall

Type 'Control Panel' in Search field Programs in Control Panel Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'


Step 2. Remove PcHandler from the browser

Note: If you use antimalware scanner, it will take you through the following steps automatically.


Instruction for Google Chrome

1. Launch Google Chrome browser, click Menu (Customize and Control Google Chrome)

2. Select More tools > Extensions. Left-click on Extensions

3. On the PcHandler, click Remove from Chrome

4. A notice to remove the extension will appear. Click Remove

How to remove PcHandler from Google Chrome. Step 1 How to delete PcHandler from Google Chrome. Step 2 How to uninstall PcHandler from Google Chrome. Step 3


Instruction for Internet Explorer

1. Launch Internet Explorer

2. Click Tools

3. Select Manage add-ons

4. Select PcHandler and press Disable

How to uninstall PcHandler from Internet Explorer. Step 1 How to remove PcHandler from Internet Explorer. Step 2 How to delete PcHandler from Internet Explorer. Step 3


Instruction for Mozilla Firefox

1. Launch Mozilla Firefox

2. Open Menu

3. Click Add-ons

4. Select Extensions

5. On the PcHandler, press Remove

How to uninstall PcHandler from Mozilla Firefox. Step 1 How to delete PcHandler from Mozilla Firefox. Step 1 How to remove PcHandler from Mozilla Firefox. Step 3


Instruction for Safari

1. Open Safari browser

2. Click Menu (Display a menu of General Safari Settings)

3. Select Reset Safari...

4. Press Reset

How to delete PcHandler from Safari. Step 1 How to uninstall PcHandler from Safari. Step 2 How to remove PcHandler from Safari. Step 3


Instruction for Opera

1. Start Opera browser

2. Click Menu (Customize and Control Opera)

3. Select Extensions

4. Choose PcHandler and press button Remove from Opera

How to remove PcHandler from Opera. Step 1 How to delete PcHandler from Opera. Step 2 How to uninstall PcHandler from Opera. Step 3


Video instruction how to remove ads from the browser




Step 3. Delete elements that would stay after PcHandler deletion

1. Remove files and folders, if they stayed:

  • Type PcHandler in the search box
  • Scroll to the bottom of the list of search results. Under Search again in, Click Computer
  • Wait for the search results
  • Delete items found

2. Delete registry keys

  • Click the Start button
  • Type Regedit.exe and press Enter
  • Press Ctrl+F and type 'PcHandler'
  • Click 'Find Next'
  • Delete the entries that were found

Step 4 (Optional). Scan the computer with antimalware scanner

  • Download antivirus tool, e.g. Adwcleaner
  • Press Scan button


AdwCleaner start window


  • Press Clean button


AdwCleaner scan the system


Instruction for Mac OS

1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications

2. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash

3. Choose Finder > Empty Trash


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