PC Clean Pro Does Not Clean Your PC
PC Clean Pro is a rogue defragmenter pretending to scan your computer, find problems and promise to clean them after you purchase its full version.
How Does PC Clean Pro Work?
PC Clean Pro can be easily mistaken for the legitimate PC optimization tool PC Cleaner Pro, except PC Clean Pro can’t clean your PC at all.
Once it enters your system, the rogue defragmenter will pretend to perform a system scan. After that, it will display alert messages saying that it has found severe problems, and it will offer to clean your computer by optimizing your registry and defragmenting your hard drives.
In order to complete the cleanup, however, the rogue program will require you to purchase its full version. And, many users fall for that because the alert messages PC Clean Pro displays use alarming language in order to scare the users into buying the full version.
Once you purchase the “full” version, however, PC Clean Pro will remain on your computer, and your fake system problems will not be fixed because they have never been there on the first place.
What’s even more disturbing about PC Clean Pro is that it has the capability of changing your default browser settings and home page and redirecting you to infected websites. It could also spam you with loads of pop-up ads that, when clicked, could also take you to potentially corrupted websites.
How Does PC Clean Pro Enter Your Computer?
Malware experts say PC Clean Pro infects your system via other malicious software such as Trojans and worms like Vundo, Zlob, Trojan.Refpron, Worm.Koobface and Worm.Autoit without your knowledge.
Considering that PC Clean Pro cannot enter your system without the help of other malware, the presence of PC Clean Pro on your PC means that you have been infected by other viruses too. Therefore, it is of utmost importance that you pay close attention to what you download from the Web and what you agree to during the installation process of any freeware.
Should You Remove PC Clean Pro from Your PC?
A typical alert message by PC Clean Pro looks like this:
“PC Clean Pro has detected 487 unwanted and compromising items on your computer. These items are very likely to jeopardize your privacy. You must clean your PC now.”
If you have it on your screen, simply ignore it. The best strategy in this case is to find a legitimate anti-spyware tool which will perform a real system scam and will truly clean your PC from this rogue anti-spyware and the other possible malware you probably have on your PC.
If you feel confident to remove the fake PC optimization tool, simply follow the instructions below.