What is PC Cleaner Plus?
PC Cleaner Plus developed by SparkTrust is a software program that is described as a powerful system optimization tool. Many users have already installed it believing that it will protect their PCs and increase their performance. However, security experts warn that people should not fall for downloading this program as it seems to be rogue. Even though it initiates scans and delivers seemingly reliable scan results, you have to keep in mind that PC Cleaner Plus is set to deliver fake scan results in order to trick people into believing that their computers contain lots of error files and make them pay money for the ‘full’ or ‘licensed’ version of this program. If you click on the ‘Fix now’, ‘Restore’ or similar buttons, you may be immediately redirected to the official website of this app and may be urged to buy a license key. Of course, you should NOT pay your hard earned money for this untrustworthy program because it is capable of detecting only a small piece of system errors, which does not affect your PC’s performance. In addition to that, you should also keep in mind that it’s not recommended to disclose your banking account to suspicious third-parties because they may appear to be online scammers and use your sensitive information in order to steal straight from your banking account. All in all, if you have already received PC Cleaner Plus alerts or if you have already experienced PC Cleaner Plus redirects, we highly recommend you to run a full system scan with Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego or another reputable anti-spyware.
How can PC Cleaner Plus hijack my computer?
PC Cleaner Plus is an untrustworthy application that should be avoided using. It has been developed for PC’s running Windows OS; therefore, MAC OS users may relax. However, it’s compatible with all the most popular web browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explore, so people who use Windows have to be very cautious in order not to install this dubious application. Since it tends to spread bundled with various freewares, it’s very important to install them as carefully as possible. Do not rush and read all information that is provided for you during installation. Don’t forget to select Advanced or Custom installation because it discloses all available check boxes and allows deselecting ‘optional downloads’. Your main task is to find the check box that promotes additional components, such as add-ons, plug-ins, toolbars, and extensions.
Be aware that once installed PC Cleaner Plus virus installs itself on Windows startup in order launch itself in order to automatically start-up and avoid any UAC prompts. Besides, it may continuously run sparktrustpccleanerplus.exe on Task Manager, use your PC’s resources and slow it down. It also has auto-update function, so if you are not updating your anti-spyware, it may not recognize PC Cleaner Plus. In order to stay safe, always keep your guard updated and activated.
How to remove PC Cleaner Plus virus?
There are lots of programs similar to PC Cleaner Plus virus, including Pro PC Cleaner, PC Cleaner Pro, Safe PC Cleaner and many others. Even though none of them are malicious, they pretend to be tools that clean computers and speed them up when in reality they do the opposite. Therefore, remove PC Cleaner Plus from the system without any delay. For that, you should either use a reliable anti-spyware, such as Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego or SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner. If you are not willing to use additional software, then follow these steps:
- Click ‘Start’ and select ‘Control Panel.
- Click ‘Uninstall a Program’ under ‘Programs’.
- Choose ‘PC Cleaner Plus’ and select the ‘Uninstall/Change’ option.
- Click ‘Yes’ and ‘OK’ to save the changes.
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. It is a hassle when your website is protected from suspicious connections and unauthorized IP addresses.
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 server or network manager that need to monitor connections and activities. This is how you bypass some of the authentications factors and can remotely use your banking accounts without triggering suspicious with each login.
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. It is better to clock the access to your website from different IP addresses. So you can keep the project safe and secure when you have the dedicated IP address VPN and protected access to the content management system.
Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack
Computer users can suffer from data losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Ransomware can encrypt and hold files hostage, while unforeseen power cuts might cause a loss of important documents. If you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work. It is also equally important to update backups on a regular basis so that the newest information remains intact – you can set this process to be performed automatically.
When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware strikes out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the data restoration process.