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Remove Dr. Clean Pro 2018 (Removal Instructions) - Free Guide

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Dr. Clean Pro 2018 is a dubious application that promises to clean up users' PCs

Dr. Clean Pro 2018 virus

Dr. Clean Pro 2018 is a fake system optimizing tool and recently emerged as a rebranded version of such software as PC Fixer Pro 2018 and SpeedUp PC 2018. This potentially unwanted program[1] enters PCs as an additional component in a software bundle and immediately starts performing computer scan. Unsurprisingly, the PUP finds multiple bogus issues and users are prompted to buy licensed version of the program to be able to fix them.

SUMMARY
Name Dr. Clean Pro 2018
Type Potentially unwanted program
Distribution Software bundling, advertising campaigns
Symptoms Constant computer scans bringing bogus results, increased advertising on various websites, etc.
Main dangers Might lead to system disturbances after deleting important files; personal data exposure, lost money, etc.
Elimination You can uninstall it automatically by scanning your machine with ReimageIntego

The unwanted app promises to detect malware and PUPs and enhance computer performance by fixing broken registry entries and startup/uninstall issues. However, all these assurances are there just to extort money from unsuspecting users. Therefore, if you noticed your computer being scanned continually out of nowhere, make sure you remove Dr. Clean Pro 2018 immediately.

Security experts expressed a lot of concerns when it comes to Dr. Clean Pro 2018 and other bogus system optimizers, as they can often show false results to gain monetary benefit. For example, simple Google cookies might be marked as a threat of medium severity, which is entirely not true.

Additionally, Registry entries should not be tampered with, as reported by Microsoft itself.[2] Some fake optimizers might even damage the proper operation of the operating system after “cleaning” some essential files. Besides, these tiny files only take a few kilobytes of space and will not impact PC performance in any way. Thus, ignore whatever Dr. Clean Pro 2018 virus displays for you.

Because the dubious application enters machines stealthily, it is highly likely that your computer is infected by other potentially unwanted programs, such as adware or a browser hijacker. These programs typically display intrusive advertising in various forms, such as pop-ups, deals, offers, banners on your Google Chome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari or other browsers.

The ads can promote the installation of bogus software or urge users to install fake updates. The worst part is that sometimes users may be redirected to dangerous websites where malware can be obtained. This way, users can infect their machines with a trojan horse, spyware or even ransomware. The latter locks up computer files and demands the ransom to be paid for their release.

Finally, AV engines detect this program as an unwanted program. Besides, users should not trust a program which asks them to buy full version of the program in order to eliminate computer threats. 

Regardless of how this dubious application got onto your machine, you should urgently perform Dr. Clean Pro 2018 removal. Because of questionable infiltration techniques, we advise users to scan their computers with reputable security tools, such as ReimageIntego or SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner.

Dr. Clean Pro 2018 PUP uninstallationDr. Clean Pro 2018 is a potentially unwanted program that enters users' machines via software bundling and performs system scans that show bogus results

Distribution methods of unwanted programs

Despite the popular belief, potentially unwanted programs never enter machines out of nowhere. Unfortunately, users are letting PUPs in involuntarily themselves. We agree that software bundling technique is not fair. Nevertheless, it is legitimate, and the only way to avoid unwanted apps is by being vigilant while browsing the internet and installing new software.

To avoid questionable applications, follow these guidelines:

  • Do not trust all applications or services that are offered to you – make sure they are legitimate first;
  • Avoid downloading apps from questionable websites and use only trustworthy ones;
  • When installing free software from the internet, make sure you pick Advanced/Custom installation mode instead of Recommended/Quick one;
  • Decline all the optional installs bundled with the original application (in a lot of cases, this option only becomes available if Advanced settings are chosen during installation).

Dr. Clean Pro 2018 elimination methods

You can remove Dr. Clean Pro 2018 virus in two different ways, you can pick the one that suits you most. If you want a quick solution, security experts[3] recommend downloading and installing security software and running a full system scan. It is an excellent way to check if your computer is affected by any other unwanted programs or even malware.

Dr. Clean Pro 2018 removal can also be executed without using additional programs. All you have to do is check our illustrated guide below. Nevertheless, we advise you to refrain from this elimination method if you are not that experienced with computers.

You may remove virus damage with a help of ReimageIntego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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Alternative Software
Different software has a different purpose. If you didn’t succeed in fixing corrupted files with Reimage, try running SpyHunter 5.
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Different software has a different purpose. If you didn’t succeed in fixing corrupted files with Intego, try running Combo Cleaner.

To remove Dr. Clean Pro 2018, follow these steps:

Eliminate Dr. Clean Pro 2018 from Windows systems

If you want to eliminate Dr. Clean Pro 2018 from Windows OS, follow these steps:

To remove Dr. Clean Pro 2018 from Windows 10/8  machines, please follow these steps:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find entries related to Dr. Clean Pro 2018 (or any other recently installed suspicious program).
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK.Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.

Uninstall Dr. Clean Pro 2018 from Mac OS X system

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove Dr. Clean Pro 2018 from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for Dr. Clean Pro 2018-related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove Dr. Clean Pro 2018, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to Dr. Clean Pro 2018 and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the Dr. Clean Pro 2018-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Remove Dr. Clean Pro 2018 from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Dr. Clean Pro 2018 and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example, Google.com).
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Dr. Clean Pro 2018 removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Get rid of Dr. Clean Pro 2018 from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the Dr. Clean Pro 2018-related extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear.Clear Edge browsing data

Reset MS Edge if that above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running.Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick DeleteAdvanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -VerboseAdvanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now.Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset.Reset Chromium Edge

Erase Dr. Clean Pro 2018 from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Reset Mozilla Firefox before resuming normal browsing activities:

Remove dangerous extensions:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select plugins that are related to Dr. Clean Pro 2018 and click Remove.Remove extensions from Firefox

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Options.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear.Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

In case Dr. Clean Pro 2018 did not get removed after following the instructions above, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information.Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox – this should complete Dr. Clean Pro 2018 removal.Reset Firefox 2

Delete Dr. Clean Pro 2018 from Google Chrome

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to Dr. Clean Pro 2018 by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data.Clear cache and web data from Chrome

If the above-methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the Dr. Clean Pro 2018-components:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings to complete Dr. Clean Pro 2018 removal.Reset Chrome 2

Eliminate Dr. Clean Pro 2018 from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension related to Dr. Clean Pro 2018 and select Uninstall.Remove extensions from Safari

Clear cookies and other website data from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Clear History…
  2. From the drop-down menu under Clear, pick all history.
  3. Confirm with Clear History.Clear cookies and website data from Safari

Reset Safari if the above-mentioned steps did not help you:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. From the menu bar, click Develop, and then select Empty Caches.Reset Safari

Access your website securely from any location

When you work on the domain, site, blog, or different project that requires constant management, content creation, or coding, you may need to connect to the server and content management service more often. The best solution for creating a tighter network could be a dedicated/fixed IP address.

If you make your IP address static and set to your device, you can connect to the CMS from any location and do not create any additional issues for the server or network manager that needs to monitor connections and activities. VPN software providers like Private Internet Access can help you with such settings and offer the option to control the online reputation and manage projects easily from any part of the world.

 

Recover files after data-affecting malware attacks

While much of the data can be accidentally deleted due to various reasons, malware is one of the main culprits that can cause loss of pictures, documents, videos, and other important files. More serious malware infections lead to significant data loss when your documents, system files, and images get encrypted. In particular, ransomware is is a type of malware that focuses on such functions, so your files become useless without an ability to access them.

Even though there is little to no possibility to recover after file-locking threats, some applications have features for data recovery in the system. In some cases, Data Recovery Pro can also help to recover at least some portion of your data after data-locking virus infection or general cyber infection. 

 

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