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What is PCCleaner

Posted on 5 August 2007 under Rogue Programs

1. What is PCCleaner?

PCCleaner falls into Fake-Antispyware category because of overdone computer security alerts. Security warnings occur in taskbar area. User is persuaded to buy licensed PCCleaner version in the effect to clean personal computer from spyware and viruses.
PCCleaner can also be named: PCCleaner 2007

2. How to remove PCCleaner:

  1. Internet connection might be disabled or Internet browser might be blocked by PCCleaner, so it won't be possible to download any files to infected computer. In this case please download all files required for PCCleaner removal to another computer and then transfer them on the infected one using CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
  2. To remove PCCleaner download Spyware Doctor and install the program (for the installation guide click here). Before installation, make sure all other programs and windows are closed.
  3. After the installation, computer scan should be started automatically. If so, please move to the next step. If not, click "Status" on the left side menu and press "Scan Now" button to run computer scanner as shown in the picture below:

  4. After the scan has been completed and scan results have been generated, press "Fix Checked" button to remove PCCleaner.

  5. Restart the computer to complete PCCleaner removal procedure.

3. PCCleaner files:


4. Hijackthis entries:

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [PCCleaner] \SysCleaner.exe