Slimcleaner Plus is a program which pretends to be a PC optimization software, believed to help with speeding up Microsoft Windows and securing it from viruses. In reality however, the Slimcleaner Plus software’s only purpose may be to trick it’s users into purchasing it’s licensed version and instead of optimizing the computer, the program may conduct fake detection of malware and other unwanted software, so that it convinces users to purchase it’s licensed version, which is rather expensive. If you have Slimcleaner Plus installed on your computer and you wish to remove this suspicious software, recommendations are to read the article below.
Subnote: This post was originally created in November 2017, but we gave it an update in September 2019.
|Type||Potentially Unwanted Program/Rogue Antivirus Software|
|Short Description||Slimcleaner Plus may pretend to scan your computer for malware, but instead display a fake detection of viruses and system errors and ask you for purchasing it’s licensed version in order to remove them.|
|Symptoms||Slow computer performance, the program automatically runs scans. Hard to close as it is running as an active process after you think you have closed it.|
|Distribution Method||Via bundled installers, fake setups or via other PUP that has already been installed on your PC.|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by Slimcleaner Plus |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Slimcleaner Plus.|
Slimcleaner Plus – Update September 2019
Slimcleaner Plus has apparently kept spreading and the app may be advertised on web pages that ask you to download it under the pretext that your computer has been compromised by a dangeorus virus. The most recent user interface of SlimCleaner Plus may appear like the following:
Slimcleaner Plus – Distribution Methods
In order to be installed on your computer Slimcleaner Plus may come in a variety of tricky methods. The main of those is via bundled third-party programs, which conceal the unwanted program in their installers and install it alongside their setups. Such installers may be of any third-party program, especially if it has been downloaded from a suspicious third-party software providing site. A bundled program, like Slimcleaner Plus is often concealed in one of the installation steps of either the “Custom” or “Advanced” installers and it may appear like the following:
In addition to via bundling, the software may also come on your computer as a result of having other adware or unwanted programs that were previously installed on your machine.
Slimcleaner Plus – More Information
After installing itself on your computer, Slimcleaner Plus may situate various different types of program files and perform the following activities:
- Drop files in system directories of Windows.
- Create scheduled tasks in Windows task manager.
- Run automatic scans of your computer which may display non-existent detection.
In addition to it’s activities, the Slimcleaner Plus software also runs a process with unknown purpose in the background of your system, even after you close the program from Windows Start Menu tray:
In addition to this, the program may run fake scans on your computer system with the one and only purpose of displaying a lot of detentions which may or may not be real:
This eventually may result in inexperienced users believing that those detections are real and deciding to remove them. However when they try to remove them with Slimcleaner Plus, the software wants users to purchase it’s full version. What is scary about this is that the user’s computer may be completely clear and he or she might be deceived into thinking that the PC is infected with malware. In other words, the program may solve issues on your computer which are supposedly made up by it, making Slimcleaner Plus a hoax antivirus software and like many others out there, it should be immediately removed.
In addition to this, since it may be hoax software, Slimcleaner Plus may also be negative in other aspects for your computer, such as:
- Bring other adware and unwanted programs without your consent.
- Slow down your computer by running active processes in the background.
- Collect various information, like credit card numbers, etc.
How to Remove Slimcleaner Plus
In case you feel convinced that you do not find Slimcleaner Plus useful on your computer and have decided to remove this potentially unwanted program, feel free to follow the removal instructions below only after stopping the processes of Slimcleaner Plus from your Windows Task Manager. For maximum effectiveness during the removal, be advised that experts recommend to use an advanced anti-malware software which will not only detect all of the changes Slimcleaner Plus has made on your computer and revert them but also remove this software completely and protect your computer against intrusive software and malware.