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Malware Cleaner

Posted: April 21, 2009

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 87
First Seen: July 24, 2009
OS(es) Affected: Windows

ScreenshotMalware Cleaner, also known as MalwareCleaner, is a rogue anti-spyware program known to usually infect computers through Trojans bundled in fake video codec downloads. You may also have downloaded Malware Cleaner's 60 day trial version from a malicious website thinking it would get rid of your spyware issues.

Once MalwareCleaner is installed, it will issue fake popups and system notification messages stating that your computer system is flooded with spyware. Malware Cleaner also displays a window that steals the interface from Microsoft's Windows Security Center. All the links from the fake "Windows Security Center" window point to Malware Cleaner's homepage.

In order to remove these imaginary threats, Malware Cleaner will offer its "licensed" version. All links provided by Malware Cleaner will most likely redirect you to Malware Cleaner's website or other corrupt websites that distribute Malware Cleaner as a legitimate software. Moreover, Malware Cleaner is able to emulate a computer system scan and display a list of spyware infections as a result.

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Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Malware Cleaner 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.

Download SpyHunter's Malware Scanner

Note: SpyHunter's free version is only for malware detection. If SpyHunter detects malware on your PC, you will need to purchase SpyHunter's malware tool to remove the malware threats. Learn more on SpyHunter. If you would like to uninstall SpyHunter for any reason, please follow these uninstall instructions. To learn more about our policies and practices, visit our EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria .

Why can't I open any program including SpyHunter? You may have a malware file running in memory that kills any programs that you try to launch on your PC. Tip: Download SpyHunter from a clean computer, copy it to a USB thumb drive, DVD or CD, then install it on the infected PC and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.

Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

The following files were created in the system:



571613.exe File name: 571613.exe
Size: 1.92 MB (1921024 bytes)
MD5: 777a68953b279038397f9a94f3e0164d
Detection count: 99
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
mc_office[1].exe File name: mc_office[1].exe
Size: 1.93 MB (1931264 bytes)
MD5: 2eddc4478d621b84cd7414360932f305
Detection count: 51
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009

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