CleanUp Antivirus

CleanUp Antivirus Description

ScreenshotCleanUp Antivirus is not a reliable security program. Trojans help in the distribution of CleanUp Antivirus, a rogue security application from the FakeVimes family, by surreptitiously placing CleanUp Antivirus into users' systems. These Trojans will also create harmless files which will be detected as dangerous malware when CleanUp Antivirus runs a fake online system scan on a compromised PC. The said scan will produce a fabricated report indicating that the system is badly infected with numerous computer threats that can only be removed with the "full" version of CleanUp Antivirus. Purchasing CleanUp Antivirus is the last thing you should do; instead use a recognized security tool to completely remove CleanUp Antivirus.

CleanUp Antivirus or Clean Up Antivirus is a fake anti-virus application created by the authors of rogueware such as Best Malware Protection, Antivirus Smart Protection, Windows Efficiency Accelerator, A-fast Antivirus, System Smart Security, Total Anti Malware Protection, Smart Virus Eliminator, Keep Center Keeper, Windows Antivirus Suite, Personal Internet Security 2011, Windows Anti-Malware Patch, Windows Antivirus Helper, Security Antivirus, Windows Cleaning Tools, Windows Advanced User Patch, Windows Active Guard, Windows Accelerator Pro, Windows Antivirus Patrol, Volcano Security Suite, Windows AntiBreach Patrol, Smart Internet Protection 2012, Additional Guard, Windows AntiHazard Center, Windows Custom Safety, My Security Shield, Windows Defence Counsel, Windows AntiBreach Suite, Anti-Malware Lab, Windows Defence Master, Windows Antibreaking System, Windows Command Processor, Home Malware Cleaner, Windows Antivirus Tool, Smart Engine, Windows AntiBreach Helper, Activate Ultimate Protection, Windows Antivirus Release, Smart Internet Protection 2011, Windows AntiHazard Helper, Advanced Antispyware Solution, Smart Security, Windows Efficiency Console, Windows Abnormality Checker, Windows Antibreach Tool, Presto TuneUp, Antimalware PC Safety, Fast Antivirus 2009, Windows Advanced Toolkit, Windows Care Taker, Windows Advanced Security Center, Windows Debug Center, My Security Wall, Internet Security Essentials, Windows Antivirus Patch, Windows Be-on-Guard Edition, Windows Active HotSpot, Home Safety Essentials, VirusSecurity, Windows Basic Antivirus, Best Virus Protection, Windows Antivirus Care, Windows Component Protector, Windows Antivirus Booster, Live Enterprise Suite, Windows Antivirus Adviser, Windows Control Series, Windows Defending Center, Live PC Care, Windows Antivirus Machine, My Security Engine, Windows Antihazard Solution, Windows Cleaning Toolkit, Windows Antivirus Rampart, Windows Custom Management, Windows Daily Adviser, Windows Custodian Utility, Windows Defence Unit, Windows Activity Booster, PC Security Guardian, Fake Windows Antivirus 2012, Virus Doctor, PC Live Guard, Best Antivirus Software, Windows Activity Debugger, Windows Crucial Scanner, Smart PC Cleaner, Virus Melt, Extra Antivirus, Personal Security Sentinel, Smart Anti-Malware Protection, System Protection Tools, Security Master AV, Internet Security Suite, Malware Protection, Windows Daily Advisor, Windows Antibreach Module, Enterprise Suite.

Aliases: High Risk Fraudulent Security Program [Prevx], Mal/FakeAV-BW [Sophos], Suspicious file [Panda], Suspicious.Insight [Symantec], Trojan.Win32.Bredolab [Ikarus], Trojan.Win32.Bredolab!IK [a-squared], Trojan.Win32.FakeAV [Ikarus], Trojan.Win32.FakeAV!IK [a-squared], Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT [Sunbelt], Trojan.Win32.Generic.pak!cobra [Sunbelt], Trojan:W32/FakeAlert.MJ [F-Secure], TrojWare.Win32.FraudTool.CuAV.~GGI [Comodo] and Win32:MalOb-AJ [Avast].

Infected with CleanUp Antivirus? Scan Your PC for Free

Download SpyHunter's Spyware Scanner
to Detect CleanUp Antivirus
* SpyHunter's free version is only for malware detection. If SpyHunter detects malware on your PC, you will need to purchase SpyHunter's malware removal tool to remove the malware threats. Read more on SpyHunter. If you no longer wish to have SpyHunter installed on your computer, follow these steps to uninstall SpyHunter.

Security Doesn't Let You Download SpyHunter or Access the Internet?

Solutions: Your computer may have malware hiding in memory that prevents any program, including SpyHunter, from executing on your computer. Follow to download SpyHunter and gain access to the Internet:
  • Use an alternative browser. Malware may disable your browser. If you're using IE, for example, and having problems downloading SpyHunter, you should open Firefox, Chrome or Safari browser instead.
  • Use a removable media. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media, then install it on your infected computer and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
  • Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in "Safe Mode with Networking" and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
  • IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.

If you still can't install SpyHunter? View other possible causes of installation issues.

Technical Information

Screenshots & Other Imagery

Tip: Turn your sound ON and watch the video in Full Screen mode to fully experience how CleanUp Antivirus infects a computer.

Learn How to Detect and Remove CleanUp Antivirus

CleanUp Antivirus Image 1 CleanUp Antivirus Image 2 CleanUp Antivirus Image 3 CleanUp Antivirus Image 4 CleanUp Antivirus Image 5 CleanUp Antivirus Image 6 CleanUp Antivirus Image 7

Infection Statistics

Our MalwareTracker shows malware activity across the world. Explore real-time data of CleanUp Antivirus outbreaks and other threats from global to local level.

File System Details

CleanUp Antivirus creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 CU00c4.exe 3,020,800 6780f54391729872d84c6df7cf32ca2d 96
2 CUa42e.exe 2,696,192 2d2b0eb9df0f9d78df7ae6f765cdb553 96
3 CU6e0b.exe 2,038,272 77c5ca0b088c02ec12fb829d5ebf9bab 73
4 CUfa07.exe 2,693,120 f5324ebe5c89238c957e6dbd0f9a7dc0 72
5 CUe222.exe 2,704,384 1f0a43a571c3a349a993d7ae017f7a03 71
6 CUa36c.exe 2,037,760 ea1986dad67f5eaeaa5ec8c040a3130d 70
7 CUc42a.exe 2,696,704 1c27851b94a980d2eecca3b366e17104 56
8 CUdccb.exe, xp_c47b6[1].exe 2,697,216 74b98cf1fcb66e93641a9d2748318639 22
9 CUe74.exe 3,159,552 069e2b58d8e867a929109dd799a097a4 11
10 %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Desktop Cleanup Wizard\dskclnwiz.dll 39,936 ae08c77586fa716afc0108101a3893f2 4

Registry Details

CleanUp Antivirus creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
CleanUp Antivirus

Site Disclaimer


  • wowie:

    WOW im glad i didnt downloaded it but i really need to CLEAN MY COMPUTER and go to configurtionchreen and then go by delete and then click on the thing u wanna delete and then u can delete it

  • Kate Simps:

    Thank you so much, GoldSparrow! Next time I’ll be more carefull.
    By the way I checked my CC, but didn’t find any strange or unknown charges. I have clarified this situation with their representatives

  • GoldSparrow:

    Hi Kate Simps,

    CleanUp Antivirus is NOT a legitimate program and you may be in danger of damaging your system. It is highly advisable that you avoid use of CleanUp Antivirus and DO NOT contact the support number that you provided under any circumstances. The creators of CleanUp Antivirus are cybercrooks and out to steal your money. Your credit card may be in jeopardy of being charged for unapproved purchases.

  • Kate Simps:

    my advice to those who have problems with the software named CleanUp Antivirus is to keep in touch with the support center. I purchased it by the internet and received a downloadable software on my pc however it didn’t work from the beginning. I tried to reinstall it numerous times but all kind of errors kept flashing up on my screen, so I called them and asked about why I had those problems…it turned out that I accidentely changed my windows system settings while trying to start the program, so the support representative provided me the information how to set up this software on my computer…finally it was installed and began working.
    Try to contact phone support: +1 888 3180062
    Good luck!

  • M Viswanath:

    I was misled and purchased cleanup antivirus which started malfunctioning.Now I camre to know that it is a rougue antivirus software Kindly help me to remove it from the system

  • cooper:

    that cleanup anti virus is the worst!!!! it duznt clean up its just annoys u

  • Robert:

    I’d really like to contact the folks who wrote this “cleanup antivirus.” Anyone know how to contact them? Like to give a peice of my mind, just before I take em to court.
    Thank you

  • Jayabal:

    Please help to remove CLEANUP ANTIVIRUS MALWARE

  • khryschan:

    how to delete this fake antivirus??? help……………….

  • haibara:

    how to delete cleanup antivirus?
    pls help me….

Leave a Reply

Please DO NOT use this comment system for support or billing questions. For SpyHunter technical support requests, please contact our technical support team directly by opening a customer support ticket via your SpyHunter. For billing issues, please refer to our "Billing Questions or Problems?" page. For general inquiries (complaints, legal, press, marketing, copyright), visit our "Inquiries and Feedback" page.

IMPORTANT! To be able to proceed, you need to solve the following simple math.
Please leave these two fields as is:
What is 14 + 13 ?