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PC Cleaner Pro 2012

Posted: February 9, 2012

PC Cleaner Pro 2012 is a system optimization and file cleanup application that detects nonexistent junk files, malicious software and other system problems on your PC. Since PC Cleaner Pro 2012 doesn't have any of its marketed features and can only provide you with deceptive information about your computer, we recommend that you treat PC Cleaner Pro 2012 as a low-level threat and remove PC Cleaner Pro 2012 with your preference in anti-malware scanners. Like many other types of rogue optimizers, PC Cleaner Pro 2012 has been known to avoid deletion via the Control Panel and other methods that remove legitimate software, and for these reasons it's recommended that you try to delete PC Cleaner Pro 2012 with an anti-malware program that's capable of bypassing PC Cleaner Pro 2012's defenses.

PC Cleaner Pro 2012 markets itself as a file-cleaning utility that can enhance your computer's performance, but, regrettably, PC Cleaner Pro 2012's real features aren't worth a penny, let alone the twenty-nine dollars that demands at its current price level. PC Cleaner Pro 2012 will create fake system scans that always present similar and inaccurate problems every time. PC Cleaner Pro 2012 will couple this with fake detection alerts for a variety of problems, including nonexistent malware and will never imply that your computer is in anything less than 'serious' or even 'critical' condition.

As a final nail hammered into the coffin of PC Cleaner Pro 2012's reputation, it will try to avoid normal uninstall methods that would remove any type of reputable program. Attempts to remove PC Cleaner Pro 2012 in a standard fashion will only cause PC Cleaner Pro 2012 to trigger pop-ups that prompt you to contact their India-based tech support.

How a PC Security Professional Takes Out PC Cleaner Pro 2012

As a simplistic type of scamware, PC Cleaner Pro 2012 doesn't use browser redirect attacks or try to block your real security software. Therefore, PC Cleaner Pro 2012 should be easily removable by any sort of competent anti-malware program, as long as your software has been equipped with a threat database that includes PC Cleaner Pro 2012 in its list of PC threats.

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Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to PC Cleaner Pro 2012 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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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:



%CommonPrograms%\PC Cleaners\PC Cleaner Pro.lnk File name: %CommonPrograms%\PC Cleaners\PC Cleaner Pro.lnk
File type: Shortcut
Mime Type: unknown/lnk
%DesktopDir%\PC Cleaner Pro.lnk File name: %DesktopDir%\PC Cleaner Pro.lnk
File type: Shortcut
Mime Type: unknown/lnk
%ProgramFiles%\PC Cleaners\PCCleaners.exe File name: %ProgramFiles%\PC Cleaners\PCCleaners.exe
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
%UserProfile%\Desktop\PC Cleaner Pro 2012.lnk File name: %UserProfile%\Desktop\PC Cleaner Pro 2012.lnk
File type: Shortcut
Mime Type: unknown/lnk
%Program Files%\PC Cleaner Pro 2012\PC Cleaner Pro 2012.exe File name: %Program Files%\PC Cleaner Pro 2012\PC Cleaner Pro 2012.exe
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\PC Cleaner Pro 2012\Help.lnk File name: %UserProfile%\Start Menu\PC Cleaner Pro 2012\Help.lnk
File type: Shortcut
Mime Type: unknown/lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\PC Cleaner Pro 2012\PC Cleaner Pro 2012.lnk File name: %UserProfile%\Start Menu\PC Cleaner Pro 2012\PC Cleaner Pro 2012.lnk
File type: Shortcut
Mime Type: unknown/lnk
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\PC Cleaner Pro 2012.lnk File name: %UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\PC Cleaner Pro 2012.lnk
File type: Shortcut
Mime Type: unknown/lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\PC Cleaner Pro 2012\Registration.lnk File name: %UserProfile%\Start Menu\PC Cleaner Pro 2012\Registration.lnk
File type: Shortcut
Mime Type: unknown/lnk

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PC CleanersHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run!PC Cleaners

Additional Information

The following messages's were detected:
# Message
1Warning! 6743 problems require attention.
PC Cleaner Pro has found the following problems that can decrease your computer's performance and compromise its security. Click "Fix All" to to take care of these now!

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