How to Remove Win Magician

Removal of Win Magician can be done by uninstalling the program from Windows control panel. However, we are suggesting running a complete scan to ensure that no more malicious objects are left on the computer.

Win Magician is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) claiming that it scans your computer for malware, junk and privacy, invalid registries, and web security related issues. If Win Magician was done scanning the computer, it will produce results showing the list of detected issues, but fixing them would not be possible unless you pay for the registered version of the product. Computer security analysts are concerned on this type of marketing method that according to them are often employed by rogue tools. Other programs promoted with the same techniques are Mac Magician (its Mac counterpart) Xtron System Care, and mBytes Speedup Pro.

Aside from being suspicious, most of the errors and issues identified by Win Magician on the computer aren’t causing slowdown in system performance, which is very conflicting to its claims. The drawback with optimization tools specially rogue ones, is there is no solid study proving that fixing registry errors could increase system performance. Moreover, reliable sources do not support this method as a way to speed up the computer. In fact, Microsoft itself states that enhancement programs could cause disasters to operating system if it wrongfully modifies the registry.

If Win Magician pop-ups on your computer via either online advertisements or installed program, keep in mind that it is a threat that you should eliminate as soon as possible. Aside from uninstalling the rogue tool, we recommend scanning the computer with legitimate anti-virus and anti-malware tools to thoroughly clean the computer as well as browser application where Win Magician pop-ups are originating.

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Win Magician

Win Magician Removal Procedures

Systematic procedures to get rid of the threat are presented on this section. Make sure to scan the computer with suggested tools and scanners.

NOTE: It is recommended to PRINT or BOOKMARK this instruction because we need to restart Windows during the virus removal process.

Step 1 : Uninstall Win Magician from Windows

1 On Windows Start menu, type Uninstall on Search field. Select Apps & Features on the list. For lower version of Windows, please choose Program and Features. You can uninstall or modify any installed application using this feature.

Program and Features

2 On next window, look for the item "Win Magician" from the list and then, click on Uninstall button.

Remove Malicious Apps

3 When it prompts for confirmation, please click Uninstall to start deleting Win Magician from Windows operating system.

Step 2 : Remove Win Magician remaining items with this tool

This guide requires a tool called Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. It is a free tool designed to eradicate various computer infections including Win Magician. MBAM scanner and malware removal tool is distributed for free.

4 In order to completely remove Win Magician, it is best to download and run the recommended tool. Please click the button below to begin the download process.

Download Tool

5 After downloading, right-click on the file mb3-setup-consumer-[version].exe and select Run as Administrator to install the application.

6 Follow the prompts and install with dafault settings. There are no changes needed during the installation process.

7 Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will launch for the first time. If it prompts for database update, it is necessary proceed with this step.

8 Click on Scan Now button on scanner's console to ensure that it thoroughly check the PC for any presence of Win Magician and other forms of threats.

Scan Now

9 Once the scan has completed, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will issue a list of identified threats. Mark all threats and remove them from the computer.

10 If it prompts to restart the computer, please reboot Windows normally.

Step 3 : Double-check if Win Magician still exists

11 Click on the button below to download Norton Power Eraser from official web site. File will be save on your Windows Downloads folder.

NPE Download

12 After downloading, navigate its location and double-click on the NPE.exe file to launch the program.

13 Norton Power Eraser will run. If it prompts for End User License Agreement, please click on Accept to proceed.

14 On NPE main window, click on Unwanted Application Scan to quickly check the computer for malicious programs including Win Magician.

Norton Power Eraser

15 NPE will proceed with the scan. It will search for Trojans, viruses, and malware like Win Magician. This may take some time, depending on the number of files currently stored on the computer.

Step 4 : Run Additional Scanner to Ensure that Win Magician is Totally Deleted

Online Virus Scanner:
Another way to remove a virus without the need to install additional anti-virus software is to perform a thorough scan with free Online Virus Scanner. Browse this page to see a list of free services from specific anti-virus and security company.

Alternative Removal Procedures for Win Magician

Use Windows System Restore to return Windows to previous state

During an infection, Win Magician drops various files and registry entries. The threat intentionally hides system files by setting options in the registry. With these rigid changes, the best solution is to return Windows to previous working state is through System Restore.

To verify if System Restore is active on your computer, please follow the instructions below.

1 On Windows Start menu, type RSTRUI on search field. Then, click the item or press Enter on keyboard.

RSTRUI Command

2 "Restore system files and settings" window will appear. Click Next button to see the list of active restore points.

3 Select the most recent one prior to having Win Magician infection. Click Next to restore Windows to previous working and clean state.

4 It may take a while to fully restore back-up files. Restart Windows when done.

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