How to clean up PC with Kaspersky Internet Security

How to clean up your PC with Kaspersky Internet Security : Kaspersky Internet Security offers you the solution to clean up your PC in simple ways. In this tutorial, we will show you how to clean up your PC with Kaspersky Internet Security 20 PC Cleaner.

Kaspersky Internet Security PC Cleaner will help you with the following things:

  1. It will help you clean up rarely used or unnecessary browser extensions from your browser. It will also help you clean browser extensions that were installed without your consent.
  2. It will report any annoying or troublesome application to Kaspersky and help you fix or remove them.

The PC Cleaner scans your entire computer and browser extensions to find the following reasons to remove them:

  1. There is misleading information in the application.
  2. The application was forcibly installed or installed without consent while installing another software on the computer.
  3. The application maintains anonymity when displaying information or conceals its identity during its operations.
  4. The application makes the system slow or crashes the system.
  5. The application is not used frequently.
  6. The application collects, transmits, or distributes your data to third-party providers while keeping all these processes concealed.
  7. The application modifies the system settings on your computer and changes the behaviour of your other applications, browser, and other software.
  8. The application restricts or limits the capabilities of other software or applications on your computer.

You can manually scan for problems in your computer using PC Cleaner, or you can use the automatic scheduled scanning feature of the PC Scanner from Kaspersky Internet Security.

How to start a manual analysis of installed applications and browser extensions

In this guide, we will show you how to manually start the analysis of installed applications and your browser extensions.

  1. From the main Kaspersky Total Security windows, hit More Tools.
  2. To know more about opening the window, click here:
  3. Navigate to the Clean & Optimize section and select PC Cleaner.
  4. Click
  5. Now the scanning process will begin. Please wait while the process completes.
  6. If Kaspersky Total Security finds any application or browser extensions to remove, they will be shown in a list in the new window.
  7. Now choose your action:
  8. To remove the browser extension or application from your computer, go to the line of the application or the extension and click Kaspersky Total Security will initiate the removal process. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the removal.
  9. To exclude the browser extension or application from the removal list, click Hide in the line that contains the object. The object will be added to the exclusion list.
  10. The process will be now complete. All the extensions and applications will be removed and the excluded ones will be added to the exclusion list.

Configuring a scheduled analysis

To configure a scheduled analysis of cleaning and removal, follow the steps below:

  1. From the main Kaspersky window, click on the settings gear or .
  2. Go to the Protection section and select Application Manager.
  3. Select the checkbox Analyze installed applications and browser extensions.
  4. Click Select categories of objects.
  5. Now choose the categories of browser extensions and applications that will be scanned and queued for removal.
  6. Click on Save and exit the window.
  7. Click on Configure Schedule.
  8. In the new window, select the schedule to run the cleaning process.
  9. Click
  10. All the installed browser extensions and applications will be queued for scheduled scan and removal based on your chosen settings.

Sending data about a problematic application or extension to Kaspersky

  1. From the main Kaspersky window, click on More tools.
  2. Go to the Clean and Optimize module and click on PC Cleaner.
  3. Select Report annoying application.
  4. Now the mouse pointer will transform into a reticle.
  5. Hover the reticle over to the application that you want to report, and click on it to report the application to Kaspersky.
  6. The required data will be analyzed and collected. Click

The data will be gathered and sent to Kaspersky for further evaluation.

What to do if an error occurs during the removal of applications or extensions

If any error occurs during the scanning or removal of applications or browser extensions, follow the steps below:

  1. Restart your computer.
  2. Log in to your desktop under an administrator account in Windows.
  3. Review whether the application you wish to uninstall or remove is running or not. If it is running, stop the application or quit it.
  4. To force-quit, the application, enter the task manager by clicking CTRL+ALT+DEL and stop the process or the process tree.
  5. Delete the application using the regular Windows uninstaller tool. See this article for manually removing an application in Windows:

If the error continues to persist, send a report to the application developer or raise a support ticket in their customer support service.

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