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What is PC Cure Pro?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that PC Cure Pro is a "system optimizer". These so-called "system optimizers" use intentional false positives to convince users that their systems have problems. Then they try to sell you their software, claiming it will remove these problems.
More information can be found on our Malwarebytes Labs blog.

How do I know if I am infected with PC Cure Pro?

This is how the main screen of the system optimizer looks:

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You will find these icons in your taskbar, your startmenu, and on your desktop:

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and see these warnings during install:

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and this type of screens during "operations":

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You may see this entry in your list of installed programs:

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How did PC Cure Pro get on my computer?

These so-called system optimizers use different methods of getting installed. This particular one was downloaded from their website:

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How do I remove PC Cure Pro?

Our program Malwarebytes can detect and remove this potentially unwanted application.

  • Please download Malwarebytes for Windows to your desktop.
  • Double-click MBSetup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen.
  • Click on the Get started button.
  • Click Scan to start a Threat Scan.
  • When the scan is finished click Quarantine to remove the found threats.
  • Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.

Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of PC Cure Pro?

  • No, Malwarebytes removes PC Cure Pro completely.

How would the full version of Malwarebytes help protect me?

We hope our application and this guide have helped you eradicate this system optimizer.

As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes would have protected you against the PC Cure Pro installer. It would have warned you before the application could install itself, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.
 

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and both Malwarebytes Premium and Browser Guard block access to their domain:
 

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Technical details for experts

You may see these entries in FRST logs:
 

(Energizer Softech Pvt ltd -> ) C:\Program Files (x86)\Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd\PC CURE PRO\PCCUREPRO\PCCUREPRO.exe
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [PCCUREPRO] => C:\Program Files (x86)\Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd\PC CURE PRO\PCCUREPRO\PCCUREPRO.exe [4020208 2019-11-25] (Energizer Softech Pvt ltd -> )
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\PcCurePro
C:\Users\Public\Desktop\PC CURE PRO.lnk
C:\ProgramData\Desktop\PC CURE PRO.lnk
C:\ProgramData\regid.1995-09.com.example
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\PC CURE PRO
C:\Program Files (x86)\Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd

PC CURE PRO (HKLM-x32\...\{C8045F51-B1EA-40AB-AFDD-8EB99075135D}) (Version: 1.0.0 - Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd)

Alterations made by the installer:
 

File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    Adds the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd\PC CURE PRO
       Adds the file regid.1995-09.com.example_PCCUREPRO.swidtag"="4/22/2020 8:48 AM, 1470 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd\PC CURE PRO\PCCUREPRO
       Adds the file ActiveDirectoryObjectPicker.dll"="12/18/2018 6:19 PM, 32768 bytes, A
       Adds the file AeroWizard.dll"="2/23/2019 5:14 PM, 322560 bytes, A
       Adds the file Bunifu.Core.dll"="8/27/2019 3:56 AM, 2662384 bytes, A
       Adds the file Bunifu.UI.WinForms.BunifuButton.dll"="8/27/2019 3:56 AM, 121328 bytes, A
       Adds the file Bunifu.UI.WinForms.BunifuPages.dll"="8/27/2019 3:57 AM, 115184 bytes, A
       Adds the file Bunifu.UI.WinForms.BunifuRadioButton.dll"="8/27/2019 3:57 AM, 32752 bytes, A
       Adds the file Bunifu.UI.WinForms.BunifuTextbox.dll"="8/27/2019 3:57 AM, 127984 bytes, A
       Adds the file Bunifu_UI_v1.5.3.dll"="8/27/2019 3:57 AM, 399856 bytes, A
       Adds the file CircularProgressBar.dll"="2/22/2019 9:02 PM, 17408 bytes, A
       Adds the file Common Tools.dll"="9/14/2019 12:52 AM, 358400 bytes, A
       Adds the file DevExpress.Data.v19.1.dll"="10/21/2019 3:39 AM, 7177216 bytes, A
       Adds the file DevExpress.Xpo.v19.1.dll"="10/21/2019 2:00 AM, 2109176 bytes, A
       Adds the file GroupControls.dll"="12/18/2018 1:44 AM, 105472 bytes, A
       Adds the file MetroFramework.dll"="4/9/2013 3:13 PM, 152576 bytes, A
       Adds the file MetroFramework.Fonts.dll"="4/9/2013 3:13 PM, 672256 bytes, A
       Adds the file Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll"="10/15/2019 12:32 PM, 327680 bytes, A
       Adds the file Microsoft.Win32.TaskSchedulerEditor.dll"="10/15/2019 12:32 PM, 1922560 bytes, A
       Adds the file Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack.dll"="6/19/2018 12:04 PM, 102912 bytes, A
       Adds the file Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack.Shell.dll"="6/19/2018 12:04 PM, 508928 bytes, A
       Adds the file Newtonsoft.Json.dll"="4/22/2019 12:06 AM, 675752 bytes, A
       Adds the file PCCUREPRO.exe"="11/25/2019 12:04 PM, 4020208 bytes, A
       Adds the file PCCUREPRO.exe.config"="11/13/2019 4:17 PM, 3429 bytes, A
       Adds the file System.Management.Automation.dll"="11/25/2015 9:03 PM, 7154176 bytes, A
       Adds the file TaskScheduler.dll"="11/29/2007 1:16 PM, 45056 bytes, A
       Adds the file TimeSpan2.dll"="12/18/2018 1:07 AM, 48128 bytes, A
       Adds the file WinFormAnimation.dll"="2/22/2019 8:03 PM, 38400 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\PC CURE PRO
       Adds the file PCCUREPRO.lnk"="4/22/2020 8:49 AM, 1225 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\ProgramData\regid.1995-09.com.example
       Adds the file regid.1995-09.com.example_PCCUREPRO.swidtag"="4/22/2020 8:49 AM, 1470 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\PcCurePro
       Adds the file Settings.xml"="4/22/2020 8:50 AM, 2015 bytes, A
    In the existing folder C:\Users\Public\Desktop
       Adds the file PC CURE PRO.lnk"="4/22/2020 8:49 AM, 2287 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd\PC CURE PRO]
       "Path"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd\PC CURE PRO\"
       "Version"="REG_SZ", "1.0.0"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{C8045F51-B1EA-40AB-AFDD-8EB99075135D}]
       "AuthorizedCDFPrefix"="REG_SZ", ""
       "Comments"="REG_SZ", "This installer database contains the logic and data required to install PC CURE PRO."
       "Contact"="REG_SZ", "Contact@pccurepro.com"
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "PC CURE PRO"
       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "1.0.0"
       "EstimatedSize"="REG_DWORD", 32509
       "HelpLink"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, "https://pccurepro.com/contact"
       "HelpTelephone"="REG_SZ", "+18339996664"
       "InstallDate"="REG_SZ", "20200422"
       "InstallLocation"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd\PC CURE PRO\"
       "InstallSource"="REG_SZ", "C:\Downloads\"
       "Language"="REG_DWORD", 1033
       "ModifyPath"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, "MsiExec.exe /I{C8045F51-B1EA-40AB-AFDD-8EB99075135D}"
       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd"
       "Readme"="REG_SZ", ""
       "Size"="REG_SZ", ""
       "UninstallString"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, "MsiExec.exe /I{C8045F51-B1EA-40AB-AFDD-8EB99075135D}"
       "URLInfoAbout"="REG_SZ", "https://pccurepro.com"
       "URLUpdateInfo"="REG_SZ", "https://pccurepro.com"
       "Version"="REG_DWORD", 16777216
       "VersionMajor"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "VersionMinor"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "WindowsInstaller"="REG_DWORD", 1
    [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Caphyon\Advanced Installer\XML Config\{C8045F51-B1EA-40AB-AFDD-8EB99075135D}]
       "C:\Program Files (x86)\Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd\PC CURE PRO\regid.1995-09.com.example_PCCUREPRO.swidtag"="REG_SZ", "*"
       "C:\ProgramData\regid.1995-09.com.example\regid.1995-09.com.example_PCCUREPRO.swidtag"="REG_SZ", "*"

Malwarebytes log:
 

Malwarebytes
www.malwarebytes.com

-Log Details-
Scan Date: 4/22/20
Scan Time: 9:00 AM
Log File: f06e4f66-8466-11ea-a881-00ffdcc6fdfc.json

-Software Information-
Version: 4.1.0.56
Components Version: 1.0.875
Update Package Version: 1.0.22752
License: Premium

-System Information-
OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: {computername}\{username}

-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Scan Initiated By: Manual
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 233647
Threats Detected: 47
Threats Quarantined: 47
Time Elapsed: 2 min, 47 sec

-Scan Options-
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Detect
PUM: Detect

-Scan Details-
Process: 1
PUP.Optional.PCCurePro, C:\Program Files (x86)\Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd\PC CURE PRO\PCCUREPRO\PCCUREPRO.exe, Quarantined, 1469, 808964, , , , 

Module: 1
PUP.Optional.PCCurePro, C:\Program Files (x86)\Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd\PC CURE PRO\PCCUREPRO\PCCUREPRO.exe, Quarantined, 1469, 808964, , , , 

Registry Key: 4
PUP.Optional.PCCurePro, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\{C8045F51-B1EA-40AB-AFDD-8EB99075135D}, Quarantined, 1469, 808969, 1.0.22752, , ame, 
PUP.Optional.PCCurePro, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\ENERGIZER SOFTECH PVT LTD\PC CURE PRO, Quarantined, 1469, 808968, 1.0.22752, , ame, 
PUP.Optional.PCCurePro, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\TRACING\PCCUREPRO_RASAPI32, Quarantined, 1469, 808970, 1.0.22752, , ame, 
PUP.Optional.PCCurePro, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\TRACING\PCCUREPRO_RASMANCS, Quarantined, 1469, 808970, 1.0.22752, , ame, 

Registry Value: 3
PUP.Optional.PCCurePro, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\{C8045F51-B1EA-40AB-AFDD-8EB99075135D}|DISPLAYNAME, Quarantined, 1469, 808969, 1.0.22752, , ame, 
PUP.Optional.PCCurePro, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN|PCCUREPRO, Quarantined, 1469, 808964, , , , 
PUP.Optional.PCCurePro, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN|PCCUREPRO.exe, Quarantined, 1469, 808964, , , , 

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 4
PUP.Optional.PCCurePro, C:\Program Files (x86)\Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd\PC CURE PRO\PCCUREPRO, Quarantined, 1469, 808964, , , , 
PUP.Optional.PCCurePro, C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\ENERGIZER SOFTECH PVT LTD\PC CURE PRO, Quarantined, 1469, 808964, 1.0.22752, , ame, 
PUP.Optional.PCCurePro, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\PCCUREPRO, Quarantined, 1469, 808966, 1.0.22752, , ame, 
PUP.Optional.PCCurePro, C:\PROGRAMDATA\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\START MENU\PROGRAMS\PC CURE PRO, Quarantined, 1469, 809296, 1.0.22752, , ame, 

File: 34
PUP.Optional.PCCurePro, C:\USERS\PUBLIC\DESKTOP\PC CURE PRO.LNK, Quarantined, 1469, 808965, 1.0.22752, , ame, 
PUP.Optional.PCCurePro, C:\Program Files (x86)\Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd\PC CURE PRO\PCCUREPRO\ActiveDirectoryObjectPicker.dll, Quarantined, 1469, 808964, , , , 
PUP.Optional.PCCurePro, C:\Program Files (x86)\Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd\PC CURE PRO\PCCUREPRO\AeroWizard.dll, Quarantined, 1469, 808964, , , , 
PUP.Optional.PCCurePro, C:\Program Files (x86)\Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd\PC CURE PRO\PCCUREPRO\Bunifu.Core.dll, Quarantined, 1469, 808964, , , , 
PUP.Optional.PCCurePro, C:\Program Files (x86)\Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd\PC CURE PRO\PCCUREPRO\Bunifu.UI.WinForms.BunifuButton.dll, Quarantined, 1469, 808964, , , , 
PUP.Optional.PCCurePro, C:\Program Files (x86)\Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd\PC CURE PRO\PCCUREPRO\Bunifu.UI.WinForms.BunifuPages.dll, Quarantined, 1469, 808964, , , , 
PUP.Optional.PCCurePro, C:\Program Files (x86)\Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd\PC CURE PRO\PCCUREPRO\Bunifu.UI.WinForms.BunifuRadioButton.dll, Quarantined, 1469, 808964, , , , 
PUP.Optional.PCCurePro, C:\Program Files (x86)\Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd\PC CURE PRO\PCCUREPRO\Bunifu.UI.WinForms.BunifuTextbox.dll, Quarantined, 1469, 808964, , , , 
PUP.Optional.PCCurePro, C:\Program Files (x86)\Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd\PC CURE PRO\PCCUREPRO\Bunifu_UI_v1.5.3.dll, Quarantined, 1469, 808964, , , , 
PUP.Optional.PCCurePro, C:\Program Files (x86)\Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd\PC CURE PRO\PCCUREPRO\CircularProgressBar.dll, Quarantined, 1469, 808964, , , , 
PUP.Optional.PCCurePro, C:\Program Files (x86)\Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd\PC CURE PRO\PCCUREPRO\Common Tools.dll, Quarantined, 1469, 808964, , , , 
PUP.Optional.PCCurePro, C:\Program Files (x86)\Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd\PC CURE PRO\PCCUREPRO\DevExpress.Data.v19.1.dll, Quarantined, 1469, 808964, , , , 
PUP.Optional.PCCurePro, C:\Program Files (x86)\Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd\PC CURE PRO\PCCUREPRO\DevExpress.Xpo.v19.1.dll, Quarantined, 1469, 808964, , , , 
PUP.Optional.PCCurePro, C:\Program Files (x86)\Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd\PC CURE PRO\PCCUREPRO\GroupControls.dll, Quarantined, 1469, 808964, , , , 
PUP.Optional.PCCurePro, C:\Program Files (x86)\Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd\PC CURE PRO\PCCUREPRO\MetroFramework.dll, Quarantined, 1469, 808964, , , , 
PUP.Optional.PCCurePro, C:\Program Files (x86)\Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd\PC CURE PRO\PCCUREPRO\MetroFramework.Fonts.dll, Quarantined, 1469, 808964, , , , 
PUP.Optional.PCCurePro, C:\Program Files (x86)\Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd\PC CURE PRO\PCCUREPRO\Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll, Quarantined, 1469, 808964, , , , 
PUP.Optional.PCCurePro, C:\Program Files (x86)\Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd\PC CURE PRO\PCCUREPRO\Microsoft.Win32.TaskSchedulerEditor.dll, Quarantined, 1469, 808964, , , , 
PUP.Optional.PCCurePro, C:\Program Files (x86)\Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd\PC CURE PRO\PCCUREPRO\Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack.dll, Quarantined, 1469, 808964, , , , 
PUP.Optional.PCCurePro, C:\Program Files (x86)\Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd\PC CURE PRO\PCCUREPRO\Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack.Shell.dll, Quarantined, 1469, 808964, , , , 
PUP.Optional.PCCurePro, C:\Program Files (x86)\Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd\PC CURE PRO\PCCUREPRO\Newtonsoft.Json.dll, Quarantined, 1469, 808964, , , , 
PUP.Optional.PCCurePro, C:\Program Files (x86)\Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd\PC CURE PRO\PCCUREPRO\PCCUREPRO.exe, Quarantined, 1469, 808964, , , , 
PUP.Optional.PCCurePro, C:\Program Files (x86)\Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd\PC CURE PRO\PCCUREPRO\PCCUREPRO.exe.config, Quarantined, 1469, 808964, , , , 
PUP.Optional.PCCurePro, C:\Program Files (x86)\Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd\PC CURE PRO\PCCUREPRO\System.Management.Automation.dll, Quarantined, 1469, 808964, , , , 
PUP.Optional.PCCurePro, C:\Program Files (x86)\Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd\PC CURE PRO\PCCUREPRO\TaskScheduler.dll, Quarantined, 1469, 808964, , , , 
PUP.Optional.PCCurePro, C:\Program Files (x86)\Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd\PC CURE PRO\PCCUREPRO\TimeSpan2.dll, Quarantined, 1469, 808964, , , , 
PUP.Optional.PCCurePro, C:\Program Files (x86)\Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd\PC CURE PRO\PCCUREPRO\WinFormAnimation.dll, Quarantined, 1469, 808964, , , , 
PUP.Optional.PCCurePro, C:\Program Files (x86)\Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd\PC CURE PRO\regid.1995-09.com.example_PCCUREPRO.swidtag, Quarantined, 1469, 808964, , , , 
PUP.Optional.PCCurePro, C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\PUBLIC\Desktop\PC CURE PRO.lnk, Quarantined, 1469, 808964, , , , 
PUP.Optional.PCCurePro, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\PcCurePro\Settings.xml, Quarantined, 1469, 808966, , , , 
PUP.Optional.PCCurePro, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\PC CURE PRO\PCCUREPRO.lnk, Quarantined, 1469, 809296, , , , 
PUP.Optional.PCCurePro, C:\DOWNLOADS\PCCUREPRO.MSI, Quarantined, 1469, 808981, 1.0.22752, , ame, 
PUP.Optional.PCCurePro, C:\USERS\{username}\DESKTOP\PCCUREPRO.MSI, Quarantined, 1469, 808981, 1.0.22752, , ame, 
PUP.Optional.PCCurePro, C:\WINDOWS\INSTALLER\E6187.MSI, Quarantined, 1469, 808981, 1.0.22752, , ame, 

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)

WMI: 0
(No malicious items detected)


(end)

As mentioned before the full version of Malwarebytes could have protected your computer against this threat.
We use different ways of protecting your computer(s):

  • Dynamically Blocks Malware Sites & Servers
  • Malware Execution Prevention

Save yourself the hassle and get protected.

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