How to Remove “cleaner.exe”

What is cleaner.exe?

cleaner.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as Trojan Scanner and Cleaner. It belongs to Auto Cleaner XP, developed by MooSoft Development. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as cleaner.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

How to determine if your computer is infected with cleaner.exe malware?

Look out for these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with cleaner.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • cleaner.exe occupies extra CPU space
  • PC processing speed slows down
  • Browser often redirects to irrelevant websites
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes repeatedly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible cleaner.exe malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files, perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove cleaner.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Step 1: Download our award-winning Free Antivirus

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Restart your PC after the installation gets over

Step 5: Wait for Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with the quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be notified through an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove cleaner.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 17 April 2009 at 11:29 am
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
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a5f2dae8
3d33b2aeb64daf1c
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TrojWare.Win
32.Spy.Ardam
ax.abs
No N/A N/A United States N/A
2 N/A Executable 2c0e2d45ba426692
f9f122474ac4a402
aa6db1f8
e2eeb41e158c4e45
b2d30e0276edda60
Unclassified
Malware
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 United States N/A
3 N/A Executable 4ff331fe6407d0ab
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Application.
Win32.Amtar.
amu
Yes N/A N/A United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 07 July 2008 at 8:53 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 8bd31269081a9a4c
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42c90eb1
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No N/A N/A United States
2 N/A Executable fd0ee778b2dfbeaf
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1bf31f0a
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No N/A N/A United States
3 N/A Executable 14154b18cfea48a8
bb16c534e8d346c6
3364c062
80a452eb32febbc2
6d9d0e0116c996ca
No N/A N/A United States
4 N/A Executable fd0ee778b2dfbeaf
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1bf31f0a
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80f19387813829e7
No N/A N/A 104.236.253.252/32
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