Threat Database Adware One Click PC Cleaner

One Click PC Cleaner

By GoldSparrow in Adware

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 14,603
Threat Level: 10 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 765
First Seen: April 13, 2016
Last Seen: July 29, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Computer users that install free programs without choosing the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' option might be surprised with a system scan executed by the One Click PC Cleaner after logging into Windows. At a first glance, the One Click PC Cleaner application may seem like a system optimizer that have started a scan for temporary files and bad Registry keys conveniently. Users may be welcomed to specify what types of data the One Click PC Cleaner app should scan for and improve their system performances. You may preview a list of folders that is generated on a blackboard below the main window of the One Click PC Cleaner. An interesting part of it is that the One Click PC Cleaner application does not have close and stop buttons that you can use to postpone the scan for a later time. Security researchers reveal that the One Click PC Cleaner software is a rogue system optimizer that could be perceived as malware by some users.

The One Click PC Cleaner application may appear to start a scan operation, but it is programmed to show a crash message that resembles the BSOD notification closely. The design of the BSOD message by the One Click PC Cleaner is consistent with many pop-up windows that are generated by browser hijacking applications that aim to promote suspicious computer support services. However, the One Click PC Cleaner app does not require browser integration and is a stand-alone program that is crafted to run its operations under a process named ccleaner.exe. You may be familiar with CCLeaner by Piriform Ltd. that has a good reputation and should not mistake the One Click PC Cleaner rogueware with the legitimate system optimizer. The fake BSOD alert by the One Click PC Cleaner may urge you to call the 188-8416-7172 toll-free phone line and receive professional help. Needless to say, users that are willing to call 188-8416-7172 will contact professional con artists that may persuade them into giving up their credit card data.

Keep calm and avoid calling 188-8416-7172 despite what the messages from the One Click PC Cleaner may suggest. The One Click PC Cleaner rogue system optimizer may disable the Windows Task Manager to prevent the user from turning it off and deleting its main executable. Security researchers recommend users to install a third-party process manager like the Process Explorer and the Process Hacker in case they cannot access the Windows Task Manager. Another smart move is to install a reputable anti-malware solution that can repair your Windows Registry and purge the One Click PC Cleaner rogueware from your machine.

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File System Details

One Click PC Cleaner may create the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detections
1. ocbsetup.exe c3e2f26a48c1a9a5d3e41ba3f14c4b17 135
2. eaee20d4e3180aa0d0772c59173064d5 22
3. ocbsetup.exe.261rr1w.partial b9363e5a3770ec2f5aa987d2466bc7b3 16
4. ocbsetup.exe c0c2fdb7afbedb91f7b79295b1c255b2 8
5. rtc.exe e58c272ef79e4b54047470bf2f5f2db9 2
6. ocbsetup ( 3f78a5ed44c2cc5951a30a240053cfab 0
7. ocbsetup ( 0cbe75dd7219d715e67a11e7401157a1 0
8. ocbsetup ( 281a6e38070fa9408498d3e05f3e01e7 0
9. ocbsetup ( 2.exe ee61e15b5a8a39a7e4c075216ba638e8 0
10. ocbsetup ( 2.exe 987be2db0a45d3b13606020195ab24ee 0

Registry Details

One Click PC Cleaner may create the following registry entry or registry entries:
File name without path
One Click-Booster.lnk
Regexp file mask
%WINDIR%\System32\Tasks\One Click-Booster_Logon


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