PC Matic not working – PC matic Antivirus Stopped Working

PC Matic not working: PC Matic is the one-stop solution for all your PC related problems and is a must-have for your system. Many kind of issues related to your device can be fixed by running a PC Matic scan. It removes junk files, accumulated unnecessary data, stops malicious ads and pop-ups and also keeps your system safe from cyber threats. But what happens if PC Matic suddenly stops responding leaving your system prone to threats?

There are some easy methods for fixing the PC Matic not working problem that the users can try on their own. This article familiarizes the users with these methods so that they can fix the problem and protect their PC safe from any external or internal threats.

Why are you facing PC Matic not working issue?

Certain possible reasons why the PC Matic installed in your system is not working smoothly are given below.

  • PC Matic not compatible with your system
  • Interference due to third-party applications
  • You are using older version of PC Matic.
  • Your system does not have latest Window updates
  • More than one antivirus programs are installed in your system
  • Virus infection in your system

Resolve PC Matic not working in simple steps

Some basic solutions to fix the PC Matic not working issue are discussed below. The users can easily try these methods and fix this problem at their own end.

  1. Check compatibility with your system

If you are using PC Matic for the first time in your system, you need to make sure that it is compatible with it. Following requirements must be fulfilled by your system for PC Matic to work properly:

  • Computer Operating System: Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP
  • Smartphone Operating System: Android 4.0.3 and up
  • Processor: 1 GHz or faster
  • Memory: 1024 MB or more
  • Hard Disk: 1 GB or more of free space
  1. Check for conflict between applications

Certain programs installed in your system can create interference with the working of PC Matic. In this case, you need to find and temporarily disable such program(s) for the time you are running system scan using PC Matic.

  1. Install important Window updates

All the latest patches and fixes from Microsoft are provide in its latest Widows updates that can fix many issues in your system. To prevent the not working issue of the PC Matic software, it is recommended that user install all the important Window updates in their system.

  1. Do not scan using multiple antivirus programs

While using PC Matic, if you are also running another antivirus program, issues may occur. If this happens, you need to stop the other antivirus program you are using for system scan. You can resume the scan once you are done with PC Matic. Alternatively, you can also wait for the scan to be completed after which you can run PC Matic scan.

It is advised not to install more than one antivirus program in your system as it can make your system extremely slow. So, if you have PC Matic installed in your computer, you may consider uninstalling the other one.

  1. Use PC Matic in safe mode

If you are not able to run PC Matic in your system in normal mode, it can be due to presence of a very strong virus threat. To solve this problem, you need to start your system in safe mode and then run PC Matic scan. Once the scan is complete in safe mode, you can now re-open your system in normal mode and work with PC Matic.

  1. Run PC Matic in compatibility mode

You can try running PC Matic in compatibility mode to fix the not working problem. Steps for the same are given below:

  • Download a new PC Matic setup file.
  • Right-click on the PC Matic driver setup files and click on ‘properties’.
  • Go to the ‘compatibility’ tab and click on the ‘Run this program in compatibility mode for’ box and select the OS you are using from the drop down menu.
  • Once the PC Matic is in compatibility mode, run system scan.
  • Once the scan is complete, you will be able to use PC Matic in normal mode.
  1. Update PC Matic

Make sure that you are using the latest version of PC Matic. If not so, you need to download and install the latest version of PC Matic software. You can find the latest updates on the manufacturer’s website. However, chances of happening this are quite rare as PC Matic updates itself every time you open it. However, if due to any reason like slow internet, it is not able to update itself automatically, you can perform manual update.

  1. Reinstall PC Matic

In the case no other method works, you can reinstall PC Matic in your device. However, it is suggested that you try this, only if all the other methods fail. You can simply uninstall PC Matic by going to Control Panel > Programs > right-click on PC Matic > Uninstall. Once the program is removed from your system, go to the Downloads folder in your system, double-click the PC Matic installer and follow the prompt to install it in your system.

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