How to remove SecurePCCleanerBy Lawrence Abrams on March 21, 2008 @ 04:22 PM | Read 5,652 times.
SecurePCCleaner is a rogue privacy protection program that is in the same family as WinAnonymous and PrivacyConductor. SecurePCCleaner is advertised through the use of fake security alerts stating that your computer has some sort of security risk. These alerts are fake, and are being used to scare you into downloading the software. Once downloaded and installed, SecurePCCleaner will scan your computer and list a variety of security risks that are either highly exaggerated or entirely false. In order to remove these so-called threats, though, you would first need to purchase a license of the software. It goes without saying that you should not purchase this software.
This guide will walk you through removing the SecurePCCleaner program.
Entries for this program found in the Uninstall Programs control panel:
Tools Needed for this fix:
Symptoms that may be in a HijackThis Log:
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SecurePCCleaner] C:\Program Files\SecurePCCleaner\GDC.exe
03/21/08 - Initial guide creation.
Your computer should now be free of the SecurePCCleaner program. If your current anti-virus solution let this infection through, you may want to consider purchasing the PRO version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to protect against these types of threats in the future.
If you are still having problems with your computer after completing these instructions, then please follow the steps outlined in the topic linked below:
This is a self-help guide. Use at your own risk.
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