What is Cleaner Pro?
Cleaner Pro is a PC optimization tool that is supposed to “fix your Windows registry errors and optimize your PC performance.” Although installing and using a PC optimization tool is highly recommended, you should not fall for install the first one that you are offered. According to security experts, Cleaner Pro is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) since its free trial version may get into your machine bundled with other free downloads and initiate regular system scans without your authorization required. Thus, whenever you install a freeware or shareware on your computer, you risk installing Cleaner Pro trial, which executes only a part of promised tasks. During the setup, it may create a Windows startup and launch automatically whenever you reboot the system. Once fully installed on the system, it will run a full PC check regularly whether you want that or not. Such activity not only diminishes computer’s performance but may also trick you into giving the money away for nothing. As we have mentioned, Cleaner Pro trial is only semi-functional, which means that it will scan machine, detect registry errors but will not fix them until you buy a full version for $49.26. While you might think at first that a decent registry cleaner is worth such a sum of money, you should better think twice before purchasing Cleaner Pro license. Security experts have tested it and warn that it can hardly improve PC’s performance since it is not capable of detecting all registry errors. Even more, it tends to display empty registry values and prompt users to fix them ASAP although that’s not a big issue at all. To sum up, keep in mind that there are lots of reliable registry cleaners online for free, so instead buying Cleaner Pro v, which is quite expensive, look for a better solution for improving your PC’s performance. In case the trial has already slithered onto your machine and started bothering you with continuous scans and redirects to Cleaner Pro official website, then do not waste your time anymore. Run a full system check with Reimage and get rid of it right away.
How can Cleaner Pro hijack my computer?
Two diverse methods are applied for Cleaner Pro distribution. First of all, it can be downloaded or bought from the official website. However, it is also commonly spread via third-party downloads via such popular websites as Cnet, Softonic, Download, Soft32, and so on. Cleaner Pro virus in a bundle with another free download can infiltrate your computer without asking a permission directly, which is why you may not even notice its presence. To prevent this happening, make sure that whenever you install a freeware on the system, you check Advanced/Custom settings and uncheck check boxes saying that you agree to install Cleaner Pro or any other unfamiliar ‘optional component.’
How to remove CleanerPro virus?
Cleaner Pro is technically not a virus. It gained a status of a potentially unwanted program due to its stealthy distribution method and doubtful money earning techniques. The most important thing that you should be aware of is that Cleaner Pro virus can hardly improve your PC’s performance. Therefore keeping it or buying the license is useless. If you opt for removing this rogue optimization tool, you can rely on Reimage, Malwarebytes or Plumbytes Anti-MalwareNorton Internet Security. Of course, you can also get rid of this program using a guide below:
- Click ‘Start’ and select ‘Control Panel’.
- Click ‘Uninstall a Program’ under ‘Programs’.
- Choose ‘Cleaner Pro’ and select the ‘Uninstall/Change’ option.
- Click ‘Yes’ and ‘OK’ to save the changes.