CleanUp Antivirus

Threat Scorecard

Threat Level: 100 % (High)
Infected Computers: 431
First Seen: March 15, 2010
Last Seen: August 17, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows

CleanUp Antivirus Image

CleanUp 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 Virus Melt, Presto TuneUp, Fast Antivirus 2009, Extra Antivirus, Windows Security Suite, Smart Virus Eliminator, Packed.Generic.245, Volcano Security Suite, Windows Enterprise Suite, Enterprise Suite, Additional Guard, PC Live Guard, Live PC Care, Live Enterprise Suite, Security Antivirus, My Security Wall, Smart Security, Windows Protection Suite, Windows Work Catalyst.


12 security vendors flagged this file as malicious.

Anti-Virus Software Detection
Ikarus Trojan.Win32.FakeAV
Comodo TrojWare.Win32.FraudTool.CuAV.~GGI
a-squared Trojan.Win32.FakeAV!IK
Sunbelt Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
F-Secure Trojan:W32/FakeAlert.MJ
Symantec Suspicious.Insight
Sunbelt Trojan.Win32.Generic.pak!cobra
Sophos Mal/FakeAV-BW
Panda Suspicious file
Ikarus Trojan.Win32.Bredolab
Avast Win32:MalOb-AJ
a-squared Trojan.Win32.Bredolab!IK

SpyHunter Detects & Remove CleanUp Antivirus

CleanUp Antivirus Video

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File System Details

CleanUp Antivirus may create the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detections
1. dskclnwiz.dll f12fb43e151c075bc38fcec32c7cb6b8 267
2. dskclnwiz.dll 81522af9cd6761a169b107d58eb09ff3 54
3. dskclnwiz.dll abf4d87d727d6d8573834d4360124e1e 26
4. CUdccb.exe, xp_c47b6[1].exe 74b98cf1fcb66e93641a9d2748318639 6
5. dskclnwiz.dll ae08c77586fa716afc0108101a3893f2 4
6. dskclnwiz.dll 7d650a29a1a558abf053542989408f13 3
7. dskclnwiz.dll 817ecb3a07cf8e232381e2e707116c13 2
8. CUc42a.exe 1c27851b94a980d2eecca3b366e17104 0
9. CUa36c.exe ea1986dad67f5eaeaa5ec8c040a3130d 0
10. CUe222.exe 1f0a43a571c3a349a993d7ae017f7a03 0
11. CUfa07.exe f5324ebe5c89238c957e6dbd0f9a7dc0 0
12. CU6e0b.exe 77c5ca0b088c02ec12fb829d5ebf9bab 0
13. CUa42e.exe 2d2b0eb9df0f9d78df7ae6f765cdb553 0
14. CU00c4.exe 6780f54391729872d84c6df7cf32ca2d 0
15. CUe74.exe 069e2b58d8e867a929109dd799a097a4 0

Registry Details

CleanUp Antivirus may create the following registry entry or registry entries:
File name without path
CleanUp Antivirus.lnk


CleanUp Antivirus may create the following directory or directories:

%AppData%\CleanUp Antivirus


how to delete cleanup antivirus?
pls help me....

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


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

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

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

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 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!

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.

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

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

You should mention the main difference between an antivirus and an anti-malware. Actually there are many people ask about this. If you clear that in your article then it will be good for them

CleanUp Antivirus distribution help by Trojans. But Trojans create harmless files which will be detected as dangerous malware when CleanUp Antivirus runs a fake online system scan on a compromised PC. So CleanUp Antivirus is a fake Anti-virus application. So avoid CleanUp Antivirus if u want to safe your PC.

Many of antivirus will be fake or fraud. Anyone using the antivirus to protect confidential data and password for security. The user total data storing in the antivirus. The authority of the antivirus will access the data to take the user's permission if any problem arise from the user side.

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