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Advanced Cleaner Pro

Posted: November 17, 2014

Threat Metric

Ranking: 17,110
Threat Level: 1/10
Infected PCs: 234
First Seen: November 17, 2014
Last Seen: October 13, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Advanced Cleaner Pro may provide you with some system utilities that you deem worthy, but Advanced Cleaner Pro is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP). Advanced Cleaner Pro is classified in this way because it usually comes embedded in freeware installations. You should use the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' option to be aware what you are installing. Advanced Cleaner Pro may attach itself to your web browser as a cache cleaning extension. Advanced Cleaner Pro will display numerous ads, banners, windows and pop-ups with merchandise to generate revenue for its sponsors. You should reconsider keeping Advanced Cleaner Pro given its ad-supported nature.

Technical Details

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

File name without pathAdvanced Cleaner Pro.lnkUninstall Advanced Cleaner Pro.lnkRegexp file mask%WINDIR%\System32\Tasks\ACP initHKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION\AdvancedCleanerPro.exeSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\ACP initSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Advanced Cleaner ProSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Advanced Cleaner Pro\Advanced Cleaner ProHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}Advanced Cleaner Pro

Additional Information

The following directories were created:
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Advanced Cleaner Pro%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Advanced Cleaner Pro%PROGRAMFILES%\Advanced Cleaner Pro%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Advanced Cleaner Pro%USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\Advanced Cleaner Pro%USERPROFILE%\Application Data\Advanced Cleaner Pro