Safe PC Cleaner Description
Despite its name, Safe PC Cleaner is not a safe way to clean your PC. In fact, Safe PC Cleaner is actually a kind of threat known as a rogue security program. These are fake anti-malware applications or system optimization utilities that actually cause problems on the victim's computer in an attempt to convince inexperienced computer users to pay for fake 'upgrades.' Safe PC Cleaner enters a computer automatically, and can be really challenging to remove Safe PC Cleaner without the partnership of a reliable anti-malware program. Because of this, security researchers strongly advise computer users to distrust Safe PC Cleaner and to avoid installing this fake security program on their computer or following any of its instructions. If Safe PC Cleaner is installed on your computer, it is necessary to use a reliable anti-malware program to scan your hard drives and remove Safe PC Cleaner and its associated files completely.
What's the Strategy Used by Safe PC Cleaner
Safe PC Cleaner may enter a computer in a variety of ways, typically following social engineering tactics used by other threats. Once Safe PC Cleaner has been installed, Safe PC Cleaner makes changes to the victim's computer settings that allow Safe PC Cleaner to start up automatically, shut down legitimate security programs and harass the PC user with made up error messages and system scans. Safe PC Cleaner will cause the infected computer to display large quantities of fake error messages, all claiming that the victim's computer has been severely invaded by all kinds of threats. Trying to use Safe PC Cleaner to remove these supposed infections is useless; all this does is lead to additional error messages claiming that it is necessary to 'upgrade' Safe PC Cleaner. However the 'upgraded' version of Safe PC Cleaner will be just as useless since all of the supposed threats are completely fabricated by Safe PC Cleaner.
Saving Your PC from Safe PC Cleaner
Programs like Safe PC Cleaner can often protect themselves, interfering with legitimate security programs and preventing the computer user from using their Web browser to access security-related websites. Fortunately, starting up Windows in Safe Mode can prevent Safe PC Cleaner from starting up automatically when you log into Windows. From there, a real, updated anti-malware application should be able to detect and remove Safe PC Cleaner completely.
File System Details
|#||File Name||Size||MD5||Detection Count|
|2||%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Safe PC Cleaner\PC Cleaner.exe||2,288,352||d5fa3271609f01393e33a6817c39e730||71|
|3||%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Menu Avvio\Programmi\Esecuzione automatica\StartUpAlerts.exe||1,764,520||9367de5b62593cc8a569feaff97013c3||4|
This article is provided "as is" and to be used for educational information purposes only. By following any instructions on this article, you agree to be bound by the disclaimer. We make no guarantees that this article will help you completely remove the malware threats on your computer. Spyware changes regularly; therefore, it is difficult to fully clean an infected machine through manual means.