Uninstall Cleaner Pro – Steps To Remove Cleaner Pro From computer

What is Cleaner Pro?

Cleaner Pro is yet another scam by cyber criminals to cheat Internet users. It is a potentially unwanted and harmful program which pretends like a legit maintenance tool for Windows computer. The program claims to scan and fix PC errors. On its official website it defines various features like privacy protection, system optimization, speed booster, cleaner, and malware remover. However these claims are fake but an innocent Internet user can be easily tricked into these endorsements and download the program (at least free trial) on their computer. Whereas, many users can find this program on their computer unexpectedly, without downloading or installation of this program in their consent. It is a malicious program and security experts have categorized Cleaner Pro as a fake security program with malicious impacts on Windows computer and Internet users.

Deceptive Installation Methods used by Cleaner Pro

Apart from fake endorsement through official, hacked and 2nd rated sponsored websites, the developers of Cleaner Pro malware also using other deceptive and stealth methods to distribute this infection over Internet.

Soofed Emails with attachment file : It is very old and traditional method to distribute malware on targeted computer, but is still effective. It avail bad practice by online users to open Spam email and looking into the attachment files or following links on the attachment. Users follow the instruction to view contents of the attached files and activate this malicious program on their computer in background.

Bundled Freeware – Bundling of free software has been used for marketing purpose but cyber criminals have been using it for distribution of malicious programs and PC threats. Cleaner Pro also comes bundled with certain popular freeware and downloading of such bundled freeware activate this infection on your computer.

Negative Impacts of Cleaner Pro

Cleaner Pro is a fake security program which lure online users to download at least free trial or get stealthy installation with crafty methods. Anyhow if once it get activation on any targeted computer then it start to display fake scan reports on the computer. It try to make convenience that the PC has many severe issues and malware infection and the user needs to fix all these. It provoke users to purchase license version of the product and quickly solve the issues on their computer. The user get a rogue security software on their computer if make payment against Cleaner Pro license and money goes in vain. On the other hand the user on compromised computer faces extreme torments due to malicious activities of this malicious program. The PC get more infection due to caused vulnerabilities by the awful and damaging properties of fake security program. Sluggish and degraded PC performance, high risk of privacy invade and activation of several malware are the most dangerous impacts of this program. So as soon as possible, the users should uninstall Cleaner Pro from computer system.


How to Uninstall Cleaner Pro from Compromised System

Step:1 First of all, Reboot your PC in Safe Mode to make it safe from Cleaner Pro

(this Guide illustrates how to restart Windows in Safe Mode in all versions.)

Step:2 Now you need to View all Hidden Files and Folders that exist on different drives

Step:3 Uninstall Cleaner Pro from Control Panel

  • Press Start Key + R together and Type appwiz.cpl
  • appwiz

  • Now Press on OK
  • This will Open the Control Panel. Now look for Cleaner Pro or any other Suspicious program
  • once found, Uninstall Cleaner Pro ASAP
  • Step:4 How to Remove Cleaner Pro from Startup Items

  • To Go to Startup Area, Click on Start Key + R
  • Type msconfig in the search area and click on Enter. A window will pop-out
  • Misconfig 1



  • In the Startup area, look for any suspicious Cleaner Pro entries or that are from Unknown Manufacturers
  • (This is an important step and users are advised to monitor all items carefully over here before proceeding further.)
  • Step:5 How to Remove Cleaner Pro from Localhost Files

  • Click on Start Key + R in Combination. Copy and Paste to Open hosts File
  • notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts
  • Soon, you will get a list of suspicious IP’s in the bottom of the screen
  • hosts_opt-1

  • this is quite helpful in knowing if your browser has been hacked
  • Steps 6: How to Remove Cleaner Pro and Block Pop-ups on Browsers

    How to Remove Cleaner Pro from IE

    Open IE and Click on Tools. Now Select Manage add-ons
    IE Extension 1

    In the pane, under Toolbars and Extensions, Choose the Cleaner Pro extensions which is to be deleted

    IE toolbar and extensions

  • Now Click on Remove or Disable Option.
  • Press Tool button and Select Internet Option
  • Internet-options

  • This will lead you to the Tab, now Select Privacy Tab, Turn on Pop-up blocker by clicking on it.
  • IE-block-pop-ups


    How to Uninstall Cleaner Pro from Google Chrome

  • Google Chrome is to be Opened
  • Now Click on menu present at the top right corner
  • Choose Tools >> Extensions
  • Select Cleaner Pro related Extensions and now Click on Trash icon to remove Cleaner Pro
  • chrome-extensions 2

  • Under Advanced Settings Option, Enable Do not allow any Site to Show pop-ups. Click on Ok to apply it.
  • Chrome-not-allow-pop-ups

    How to Block Cleaner Pro on Mozilla FF

  • Select and Open Mozilla FF, Select Cleaner Pro or other Add-ons by clicking on Menu button
  • Mozilla Addon 1

  • In the Add-ons Manager, Select the extension related to Cleaner Pro.
  • Mozilla Addon 2

  • Now Click on Remove to delete Cleaner Pro permanently
  • Also Select and Check mark “Block Pop-up Windows” under po-ups in the Content Tab
  • How to Get Rid of Cleaner Pro on Edge on Win 10

  • First of all Open MS Edge and Click on “More actions(…)” link
  • Edge-1
  • Now Select and Click on Settings In Menu under “More Actions”
  • Edge-2

  • Under Settings, screen click on View Advanced Settings button
  • Edge-3

  • In Advanced Settings, turn on Block pop-ups by toggling button to ON
  • Edge4


    Following the above Manual Steps will be effective in blocking Cleaner Pro. However, if you are unable to accomplish these steps, click the button given below to scan your PC


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