Do you know what AdvancedCleaner is?
AdvancedCleaner is a malicious and devious program that makes a false claim of cleaning your computer of security threats. The only thing advanced about AdvancedCleaner is cleaning out your wallet in return for a bogus program. AdvancedCleaner does not do computer users any good at cleaning your system or detecting valid security threats. AdvancedCleaner has a website at AdvancedCleaner.com that uses false claims to get users to purchase the AdvancedCleaner program. AdvancedCleaner.com is not a trusted website.
In non-techie terms: AdvancedCleaner and AdvancedCleaner.com cannot be trusted no matter how legitimate the program or website may look. AdvancedCleaner uses similar tactics as rogue anti-spyware programs where it falsely claims that it can remove threats or parasites from your computer. Do not under any circumstances purchase AdvancedCleaner or visit the AdvancedCleaner.com website.
Aliases: AdvancedCleaner, Advanced Cleaner, AdvancedCleaner.com
AdvancedCleaner Automatic Removal Instructions
AdvancedCleaner Manual Removal Instructions
This manual removal method is for techie computer users. AdvancedCleaner manual removal may be difficult and time consuming to remove. There's no guarantee that AdvancedCleaner will be removed completely. So read the AdvancedCleaner removal steps carefully and good luck.
Before you start: Close all programs and Internet browsers. Also back up your computer in case you make a mistake and your computer stops working.
- Uninstall AdvancedCleaner Program
Click on Start > Settings > Control Panel > Double-click on Add/Remove Programs. Search for and uninstall AdvancedCleaner if found.
- To stop AdvancedCleaner processes (view process removal steps)
Go to Start > Run > type taskmgr. The click the Processes tab and you'll see a list of running processes.
Search and stop these AdvancedCleaner processes:
For each unwanted process, right-click on it and then select "End task".
- To Unregister AdvancedCleaner DLLs (view DLL removal steps)
Search and unregister these AdvancedCleaner DLLs:
To locate the AdvancedCleaner DLL path, go to Start > Search > All Files or Folders. Type AdvancedCleaner and in the Look in: select either My Computer or Local Hard Drives. Click the Search button.
Once you have the AdvancedCleaner DLL path, go to Start and then click on Run. In the Run command box, type cmd, and then click on OK.
To locate the exact DLL path, type cd in order to change the current directory. To display the contents of the directory, use the dir command. To remove the DLL file type regsvr32 /u FILENAME.dll (FILENAME is the name of the file that you want to unregister).
- To unregister AdvancedCleaner registry keys (view registry keys removal steps)
Go to Start > Run > type regedit > press OK.
Edit the value (on the right pane) by right-clicking on it and selecting the Modify option. Select the Delete option.
Search and delete these AdvancedCleaner registry keys:
- If your homepage has been changed, go to Start > Control Panel > Internet Options > click on the General > click Use Default under Home Page. Add the your desired default homepage, then click Apply > click OK. Open a new web browser to check that you have your desired default homepage.
- Remove AdvancedCleaner Directories.
To find AdvancedCleaner directories, go to Start > My Computer > Local Disk (C:) > Program Files > Show the contents of this folder.
Search and delete the following AdvancedCleaner directories:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\AdvancedCleaner Free\
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Temp\UADC_0001_[EIGHT RANDOM CHARACTERS]\
Right-click on the AdvancedCleaner folder and select Delete.
A message will appear saying 'Are you sure you want to remove the folder [NAME OF FOLDER] and move all its contents to the Recycle Bin?', click Yes.
Another message will appear saying 'Renaming, moving or deleting [FOLDERNAME] could make some programs not work. Are you sure you want to do this?', click Yes.
- To remove AdvancedCleaner icons on your Desktop, drag and drop them to the Recycle Bin.
You've completed the AdvancedCleaner manual removal instructions!
I hope this article has helped you solve your AdvancedCleaner problems. If you want to contribute to this article, post your comment below.
Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes. By using this information you agree to be bound by the disclaimer. There's no guarantee that AdvancedCleaner will be completely removed from your computer. Seek professional help if your computer continues to experience problems.