SysCleaner - How To Remove?

Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware

SysCleaner is a new rogue system cleaner (a nice change to the traditional rogue anti-spyware scam). The all-trace-of-porn-surfing-removing, cookie-erasing tool is full of you know what: it doesn’t work, yet extorts money from users, who are desperate enough to believe it’s a legitimate program. The desperation comes from various scare tactics SysCleaner employs upon infecting the system by using Trojans, disguised as video codecs.

Among the strategic endeavors SysCleaner takes part in is the infamous flood of popups and fake system notifications, which carry the message of non-existent errors, risks and whatnot. These same annoyances also provide the user with a solution, a whim of fortune – SysCleaner. This program fashions itself as an award-winning tool so blatantly, that people, given the situation they’re in, often buy it to no apparent benefit of their own (unless charity is beneficial to the one who provides it). is the home of promotion for this bogus tool and it reaches it’s goal perfectly. The content found here is an all too familiar blend of fearmonging and self-praise. The website also provides us with a free online scan for errors. I tried it for laughs on a few computers and all produced the same result – 324 "compromising files" – the god of circumstances is having a ball today, no less. Would you like to call the SysCleaner crew and ask them why their product sucks to such an extent? Well, you can send them an email instead – telephones aren’t cool enough for error-fighters (apparently, neither is providing a name when registering a domain).

SysCleaner is a scam and should be treated as such: do NOT download or buy it and block using your HOSTS file.

Automatic SysCleaner removal tools

Note: Reimage trial provides detection of parasites and assists in their removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.  We might be affiliated with some of these programs. Full information is available in disclosure

Manual removal


Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove SysCleaner, 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 Reimage or other tools found on


About the author

I am an attentive virus researcher. My interests include discussions about deceptive online content and rogue software applications. All of our goal is to minimize the risks that many people encounter during browsing and help them figure out the main hints that might indicate that a program or a website is of a fraudulent nature.

January 31, 2008 15:20, January 31, 2008 15:20

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