PC Clean Pro

Posted: July 7, 2008

PC Clean Pro Description

ScreenshotPC Clean Pro is a fake file-cleaning utility that pretends to scan your computer for compromising types of private material (such as web browser history) and then delete it once you purchase PC Clean Pro's full version. Even though PC Clean Pro is of minimal concern by itself, SpywareRemove.com malware experts have found that most PC Clean Pro infections are caused by other computer threats, I.e. Trojan droppers, that may also be present. Cautionary alerts from PC Clean Pro will usually take the form of warnings about your privacy, but PC Clean Pro isn't able to delete incriminating or unwanted files and only serves malicious purposes by being on your computer. Therefore, there's little reason to avoid deleting PC Clean Pro with your anti-malware scanner of choice as soon as you notice its existence, as displayed by its prominent pop-ups.

The Dirty Truth About PC Clean Pro's Features

PC Clean Pro exhibits a behavior that's essentially-identical to other types of confirmed scamware file cleaners. Error messages from PC Clean Pro may imply that PC Clean Pro is able to find and delete tracking cookies, your web-browsing history and other types of invasive tracking information, but PC Clean Pro, even as its 'full' version, is unable to detect or delete any kind of PC threat. PC Clean Pro, therefore, confines its behavior making fake pop-ups like the sample below, when PC Clean Pro is not panhandling for your money:

"PC Clean Pro has detected 487 unwanted and compromising items on your computer. These items are very likely to jeopardize your privacy. You must clean your PC now."

SpywareRemove.com malware experts also note that, even though PC Clean Pro has relatively-limited capabilities, PC Clean Pro can still expose you to worse attacks than fake pop-ups by forcing you into contact with its website or by luring you into performing self-destructive actions against your own computer. If you do see PC Clean Pro on your computer, you should ignore its fake information and do your best to delete PC Clean Pro by the same means that you would use against any Trojan, virus or worm.

PC Clean Pro's Even More Tainted Associates in Fraud

The greatest danger that's linked to PC Clean Pro, however, lies, not within PC Clean Pro itself, but within related PC threats that are known to install PC Clean Pro. Zlob and Vundo variants of Trojan droppers are particularly-known for their tendency to install various types of scamware, including PC Clean Pro. These Trojan droppers may be concealed in the form of fake codecs, movie players and other types of media content that are marketed by malicious websites. In other cases, such sites may simply install them automatically via drive-by-download attacks.

However, no matter how you acquired PC Clean Pro, SpywareRemove.com malware experts encourage a total scan of your computer as an appropriate response. Adept anti-malware scanners should be able to remove PC Clean Pro and accompanying Trojan droppers and reverse any system changes (such as Windows Registry alterations) that could negatively-impact your computer's security. Since PC Clean Pro was first noted in 2008, you shouldn't even need to update your software to be able to detect and delete PC Clean Pro, as long as the base anti-malware program is even remotely-competent.

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If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to PC Clean Pro may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.

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