PCCleaner. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

PCCleaner is also known as PCClean | Type: Malware
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PCCleaner is a computer parasite that is presented as an anti-spyware tool. PCCleaner is distributed in malicious ways: usually it spreads via trojans and porn and warez websites. It generates a lot of fabricated security reports; if a user clicks on one of them, she is redirected to the PCCleaner website, which automatically prompts a download. The main purpose of PCCleaner is to steal you money and scam you for good. Do not download, install or buy this rogue application! Related files: PC-Cleaner.exe

PCCleaner properties:
• Shows commercial adverts
• Connects itself to the internet
• Stays resident in background

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PCCleaner manual removal

Kill processes:
Delete registry values:
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1172441840-534431857-1906119351-500\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"PC-Cleaner" = ""C:\Program Files\PC-Cleaner\PC-Cleaner.exe" hide"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Approved\"{82297D11-31C1-40B1-960A-BDF40B3B365F}" = "pcsd"
Unregister DLLs:

Delete files:
pcsd.dll, PC-Cleaner.db, PC-Cleaner.exe, pccleaner.pkg, program.info

Geolocation of PCCleaner

Map reveals the prevalence of PCCleaner. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: Italy, France and United States.

Information added: 03/28/08 04:08; information updated: 05/02/12 05:35

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Comments on PCCleaner

Johnto Brand
I need to know how unsubscribe from pc cleaners to get my money back thanks John Brand
If you shut down your computer and then restart in safe mode you can then go to control panel and uninstall the program. On the bottom right of the PC Cleaner 2012 "call us" popup a covered up uninstall button will be revealed. Click on that button and it goes away after actually completing the uninstall process. Restart in normal mode and it should be gone from your computer.
Pccleaner pro 2012 is a fake virus scam thing
I should add that Spyware Doctor is the same as XoftSpy: *claims* to find bazillion malware, but doesnt remove anything until you buy it.

If people want to use anything from this site, make it Malwarebytes, Hitman Pro, or Emsisoft.
Stay away from Spyware Doctor, and *especially* XoftSpy.
I think you should tell potential users that XoftSpy is a paid program and although it *claims* to find malware, it wont remove anything until they buy it.
Dale Dana
Did no who to contact with this product with the pc-cleaner
Dale Dana
Was not happy with the pc c cleaner and would like to get repayment back to my credit card didnt like the product it was to confused with it ,please and thank you
how to use the pc cleaner in windows xp sp2

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