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What is PerfectCleaner

Posted on 19 August 2007 under Rogue Programs

1. What is PerfectCleaner?

It is a rogue computer security protection software that is being dropped by a trojan. Additional files can be dropped as well to simulate infections in scan results, which may not even exist. PerfectCleaner was designed to scare computer user with exaggerated scan results and pull him into waste purchase in order to remove non-existent or false threats.
Also known as Perfect Cleaner.

2. PerfectCleaner screen shot:


3. How to remove PerfectCleaner:

  1. Internet connection might be disabled or Internet browser might be blocked by PerfectCleaner, so it won't be possible to download any files to infected computer. In this case please download all files required for PerfectCleaner removal to another computer and then transfer them on the infected one using CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
  2. To remove PerfectCleaner 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 PerfectCleaner.

  5. Restart the computer to complete PerfectCleaner removal procedure.

4. PerfectCleaner files:


5. Hijackthis entries:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PerfectCleaner] C:\Program Files\PerfectCleaner\PerfectCleaner.exe