How to remove Virus Cleaner?
What is Virus Cleaner?
Virus Cleaner is a rogue anti-spyware program – a fake spyware remover, which uses trojans (mostly Vundo or variants of the infamous Zlob) to enter the system. This parasite relies on misleading advertising to trick you into purchasing its “licensed version”, which is just as fake as the trial.
Once inside and active, Virus Cleaner will flood the user with popups, supposedly to inform him of an infection or multiple infections present on the system. An example of such as popup is as follows:
Resident Shield Alert
Accessed file is infected
File name: C:\WINDOWS\504052.exe
Threat name: Virus found Win32/Heur
Virus Cleaner also performs fake system scans, which produce greatly exaggerated or false results. In addition to all of this, it will also significantly decrease overall system performance.
Virus Cleaner is a scam and should be treated as such: do NOT download or buy it and block it’s homepage using your HOSTS file.
Virus Cleaner is Extremely dangerous
Virus Cleaner may spread via Trojans
Virus Cleaner may display fake security messages
Virus Cleaner may install additional spyware to your computer
Virus Cleaner may repair its files, spread or update by itself
Virus Cleaner violates your privacy and compromises your security
for Virus Cleaner detection
Note: Spyhunter trial provides detection of parasite like Virus Cleaner and assists in its removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.
Manual Virus Cleaner removal
Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Virus Cleaner, 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 malware and spyware removal applications found on 2-viruses.com.
Remove these Virus Cleaner Registry Entries:
It is impossible to list all file names and locations of modern parasites. You can identify remaining parasites, other Virus Cleaner infected files and get help in Virus Cleaner removal by using free Spyhunter scanner. It comes with free real-time protection module that helps preventing Virus Cleaner and similar threats.
Virus Cleaner is classified as Rogue Anti-Spyware. After infecting a user’s system, it proceeds to scare its victim into buying the “product” by displaying fake security messages, stating that your computer is infected with spyware and only Virus Cleaner can help you to remove it after you download the trial version. As soon as the victim downloads Virus Cleaner trial version, it pretends to scan your computer and shows a grossly exaggerated amount of non-existent errors. Then, Virus Cleaner offers to buy the full version to fix these false errors. If the user agrees, Virus Cleaner does not only fix the errors, but it also takes the user’s money and may even install additional spyware into the victim’s computer.
Some Rogue Anti-Spyware, such as Virus Cleaner, may offer users to buy it after the victim clicks on a banner or a pop-up while surfing the internet. Usually, a Trojan is installed to a victim’s computer after clicking on the advertisement. It then proceeds to download or even install Virus Cleaner, which is another way for Rogue Anti-Spyware to spread itself.
Most of rogue Anti-Spyware, such as Virus Cleaner, is nearly impossible to remove manually.