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How to uninstall Cleaner Pro from windows PC

Cleaner Pro Overview

Cleaner“Cleaner Pro” is endorsed as a complete security application comprising various tools like virus scanner, junk cleaner and performance optimizer. This application is commonly regarded as a PUP as it uses nasty monetizing platforms to distribute its free version and later on tricks users into purchasing for it. After installing Cleaner Pro, you may to face various troubles. As Cleaner Pro is an ad-supported malicious programs whose only intention is to promote rogue products by popping up lots of advertisements. Once detecting errors which even might not be true, it will keep popping up a message to purchase its full version to troubleshoot the problems. Also, Cleaner Pro itself adds unwanted browser add-on that bombards plenty of advertisements in the meanwhile user surf the internet. It is better to use a trusted security tool instead of Cleaner Pro.

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Technical Details of Cleaner Pro

Name Cleaner Pro
Type Malware
Risk Impact Low
Description Cleaner Pro is a potentially program that displays lots of advertisements and pop-ups.
Occurrence Freeware installation, Visiting suspicious websites, Browser Redirection and spam mail attachments.
Possible Symptoms Deliver of Fake error warnings, avoid visiting useful web address, Change of browser settings and adding up start-up codes to Registry Editor.
Detection Tool Download the Detection toolTo confirm attack of Cleaner Pro pop-up virus on your computer.

The forms of Pop-ups displayed by Cleaner Pro Ads:

  • Pop-ups,
  • Full window banners.
  • Transitional in-line text Ads
  • Background Audio and video Ads.
  • Highlighted keywords named as “Sponsored by Cleaner Pro “.
These ads can lead to various issues for the user as they link to third party owned sites which might be a hacker or online scammers. They can trick users by showing attractive deals and coupons and may ask for their personal and financial details which might be later on exposed or misused. On the other hand, these pop-ups can infect the computer with other sorts of threats like spyware, malware keyloggers and other potentially unwanted programs.

Intrusive Method of Cleaner Pro

  • Download Of Freeware, Shareware and drive-by-downloads from unknown sources.
  • Visiting malicious links like pornographic, torrents, suspicious pop-ups so on.
  • Opening spam e-mail attachments arrived from unverified person or source.
  • Peer-to-Peer Sharing of files, Playing online games, downloading pirated software, infected media devices.
  • Updating existing programs/applications from redirected links.

Typical Symptoms of Cleaner Pro

  • Cleaner Pro inserts its malicious code into executable files on the infected system to execute automatically.
  • Cleaner Pro overrides crucial registry entries causing permanent damage.
  • Cleaner Pro modifies browser settings like Homepage, Search provider and DNS.
  • Cleaner Pro throws fake security alerts, pop-ups and warnings.
  • Cleaner Pro consumes all the available resources of the system making the performance dull.

Methods to remove Cleaner Pro from the computer

If you have Cleaner Pro virus dropped inside, then your computer might also be infected with other spyware and potentially unwanted programs. You can try removing those manually, but manual method may not help you out fully to remove all the threats as they can regenerate itself if a single program code remain inside. Also, manual method requires very much proficiency in registry and program details, ant single mistake can put you in big trouble. Your computer may even crash down in the middle. Thus, Security researchers and virus experts always recommend using powerful and effective anti-spyware scanner and protector tool to completely remove the spyware or other potentially unwanted software from the infected computer system or other device.

Automatic Cleaner Pro Removal solution

SpyHunter has got all the feature that can help to remove Cleaner Pro virus from the infected computer and also prevent the other threats to attack the device in future. Once SpyHunter starts to run in the background, it will keep up notified if any threat or PUP tries to enter. Another feature of SpyHunter is that, whenever you install any new program it will first scan the program and if it is not from any trusted source, it will notify you. Thus you can choose yourself either to go through the next installation step or stop right there.

Scan for Cleaner Pro virus On the computer.

Manual Cleaner Pro Removal solution

Step:1 Remove suspicious and unwanted browser add-ons, toolbars and extensions:

 

IEMicrosoft Edge (Internet Explorer)

  • Click on the cogwheel icon in the top right corner of the browser
  • In the menu choose the Manage Add-ons
  • Select Toolbar and Extension tab.
  • Look for Cleaner Pro or other suspicious add-ons.
  • Click Disable button.

 

google-chromeGoogle Chrome

  • Launch Google Chrome.
  • In the address bar type chrome://settings/
  • Click on the Extensions tab
  • Find related Cleaner Pro or other suspicious extension and click the delete icon.
  • Reset Homepage and search engine.

 

mozilla-firefoxMozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • In the address bar type about:addons
  • Click Extensions tab.
  • Find related Cleaner Pro or other suspicious extension.
  • Click the Remove button.

Note: This can only remove the extensions and add-ons from the browsers. The complete removal means more than this. You must reset browser settings and re-launch all the browsers. It is recommended to use automatic Reset browser option from the SpyHunter strong antivirus tool.

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Step:-2 Remove all associated files From Operating System

windows-xpWindows XP

  • Click Start
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Choose Add / Remove Programs.
  • Find Cleaner Pro related files.
  • Click Remove button.

 

windows-7Windows 7 / Vista

  • Click Start and choose Control Panel.
  • Choose Programs and Features and Uninstall a program.
  • In the list of installed programs find files and programs associated to Cleaner Pro
  • Click Uninstall button.

 

windows-8Windows 8 /8.1

  • Right click on the bottom left corner of the desktop screen
  • From the left menu choose Control Panel
  • Click Uninstall a program under Programs and Features.
  • Locate the files and programs associated with Cleaner Pro or other suspicious program.
  • Click Uninstall button.

Step:- 3 Remove all Registry Entries added by Cleaner Pro

Cleaner Pro creates a folder under:

  • %ProgramFiles%\Cleaner Pro

It then creates the following files:

  • %ProgramFiles%\Cleaner Pro \icon.ico
  • %ProgramFiles%\Cleaner Pro \ Cleaner Pro .crx
  • %ProgramFiles%\Cleaner Pro \ Cleaner Pro .dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Cleaner Pro \ Cleaner Pro .xpi
  • %ProgramFiles%\Cleaner Pro \ Personal-browser.com64.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Cleaner Pro \Uninst.exe
  • %SystemDrive%\ProgramData\Microsoft\RAC\StateData\RacWmiDataBookmarks.dat
  • %SystemDrive%\ProgramData\Microsoft\RAC\StateData\RacWmiEventData.dat
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Microsoft\RAC\StateData\RacWmiDataBookmarks.dat
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Microsoft\RAC\StateData\RacWmiEventData.dat

Next, Cleaner Pro creates the following registry entries:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{814664b0-d93b-4da6-9216-722c56179397}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{814664b0-d93b-4da6-9216-722c56179397}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Activation Technologies\AdminObject\Store\55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Classes\CLSID\{814664b0-d93b-4da6-9216-722c56179397}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Cleaner Pro
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{814664b0-d93b-4da6-9216-722c56179397}

Perform the following steps to delete the associated Registry entries by Cleaner Pro

  1. While in the desktop view, Press window’s icon and R.
  2. It will open the Run window and type “regedit”.
  3. It will open the Registry Editor window, Now you need to locate and delete all registry items associated to Cleaner Pro program.
  4. Go to File<Click Export
  5. Save the file in c:\ as regbackup. Click save.
  6. Go to Edit< find< Type Cleaner Pro
  7. Press F3 to search.
  8. Once an item is found, read to make sure it is a link to that program.
  9. Press delete to remove it.
  10. Continue pressing F3 and deleting items pertaining to the program, until all the links are gone.

Warning: you must only choose and delete the values and their associated registry entries for Cleaner Pro , others should not be tampered, edited or deleted. At any point you think not comfortable with the manual process, stop it immediately and use Cleaner Pro Removal Tool for safe problem solution.

Step:-4 Reboot the Computer and Run the Anti-malware tool for Complete Removal of Cleaner Pro

Now Reboot the computer and run the scanner to detect any threat or suspicious program remaining inside. If you are not satisfied with the results and still see the issues, We recommend using the automatic Cleaner Pro Removal Tool for complete removal.

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Experts Guide To Prevent Future Attacks

The following steps will guide you to reduce the risk of infection further.

  • Scan all files with an Internet Security solution before transferring them to your system.
  • Only transfer files from a well known source.
  • Always read carefully the End User License agreement at Install time and cancel if other “programs” are being installed as part of the desired program.
  • When visiting a website, type the address directly into the browser rather than following a link.
  • Do not provide personal information to any unsolicited requests for information.
  • Don’t open attachments or click on Web links sent by someone you don’t know.
  • Keep web browser up to date and computer is configured securely.

 

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