PCCleaner - How to remove?
What is PCCleaner?
PCCleaner is a rogue anti-spyware program – one of the many fake spyware removers roaming the internet today. This scam is no different than any other rogue out there: PCCleaner infects the system by using trojans, such as Zlob or Vundo, and uses various tactics to prove it’s legitimacy, which is rather a difficult task for an illegitimate program.
Once inside and active, PCCleaner floods the user with endless popups and fake system notifications to "inform" him of an infection. This infection is most likely non-existent, but disinformation is the whole point of these attacks, since PCCleaner hopes to be purchased as the first anti-spyware tool, which comes to mind, or, rather, the one, which your browser will redirect you to.
PCCleaner’s website isn’t any different than any other rogue’s: there is actually less useful content in pc-cleaner.com than most rogue websites provide, there is no contact information, there is no legitimate payment system (as a matter of fact, if you remove the end part of the URL, you find a payment form for UltimateFixer – another rogue) and the domain’s registration is rather weird.
PCCleaner is a scam and should be treated as such: do NOT download or buy it and block pc-cleaner.com using your HOSTS file.
Automatic PCCleaner removal tools
Manual PCCleaner removal
Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove PCCleaner, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend using Spyhunter or other tools found on 2-viruses.com.
It is impossible to list all file names and locations of modern parasites. You can identify remaining parasites, other PCCleaner infected files and get help in PCCleaner removal by using Spyhunter scanner.