How to remove Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro – Malware removal instructions
What is Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro (rogue)?
Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro, Windows 7 Security Cleaner Pro, and Win 7 Security Cleaner Professional are titles of malware categorized as scareware (rogue software) in the Rogue.FakeRean-Braviax family of infections that installs to computer systems with or without consent in order to defraud users by performing fake computer scans, displaying fake security notifications, and causing further issues concerning the invasion of privacy. Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro displays fraudulent security information and claims to provide complete PC protection, including protection against fraud and malware in order to scaremonger or trick victims into purchasing the fake Windows Anti-spyware product. Please note, Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro is definitely not a safe Windows application and should immediately be removed.
Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro also causes legitimate Windows programs to terminate, especially software such as Antivirus suites used to eradicate this family of rogue software. If this is the case, we have listed several solutions and helpful links to uninstall Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro and remove additional malware from your computer.
Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro and fake Windows Antivirus/Anti-Spyware programs are dangerous for reasons concerning cyber criminal activity, entrapment, and social engineering. Furthermore, Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro and related malware may collect and distribute sensitive user information, including complete computer and internet browser activity. This information may be linked to crimes involving credit theft, extortion, and identity theft. On a more lesser-scale victims of Win 7 Security Cleaner Professional have reported excessive email spam, telephone calls from telemarketers, and junk mail (snail) concerning recent computing and browsing habits.
Fake notifications and scans displayed by Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro are done so in order to scare or trick victims into updating the fraudulent product. Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro may claim that in order to remove malware and repair issues, or even protect your identity you will need to activate, register, and overall purchase the full version or unregistered version of Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro software. DO NOT purchase Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro. It is not safe to provide cyber criminals and scam artists your purchase information.
Common fake alerts and notifications displayed by Windoes 7 Securiity Cleaner that should be ignored are detailed below:
Malware intrusion! Sensitive areas of your system were found to be under attack. Spy software attack or virus infection possible. Prevent further damage or your private data will get stolen. Run an anit-spyware scan now. Click here to start. System danger! Your system security is in danger. Privacy threats detected. Spyware, keyloggers or Trojans may be working in the background right now. Perform an in-depth scan and removal now, click here. System hijack! System security threat was detected. Viruses and/or spyware may be damaging your system now. Prevent infection and data loss or stealing by running a free security scan. Activate your copy right now and get full real-time protection with Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro! Update Now! Check for updates and make sure you get maximum protection with the latest version of our software.
How does Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro infect a computer?
Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro malware, or the Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro virus can be contracted by downloading freeware, shareware, codecs, and torrents. Most of the time Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro is installed after clicking or attempting to bypass unethical advertisements and Trojan horses that claim to be media related. Such advertisements may claim that the visitor does not have the proper plugin to view the video.
In other instances, fake Windows software was contracted through email spam and comprised social media content, such as hijacked Facebook posts.
How to remove Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro
- Automatically remove Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro virus – Scan for and automatically remove Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro malware
- Manually remove Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro virus – Remove/Uninstall Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro and third-party malware
1. Automatic Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro removal
Use the instructions below to automatically remove Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro and third-party malware, as well as automatically remove unwanted search engines such as Conduit or Oople Toolbar that may have hijacked your browser’s home page, default search engine, and shortcut.
1. Install the free or paid version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
2. Once Malwarebytes is installed, run the program. If you are using the free version of Malwarebytes you will be prompted to update the database, make sure to do so.
3. On the first tab labeled “Scanner” select the Perform full scan option and click the Scan button to perform a full system scan. Malwarebytes will automatically detect malware infecting the computer system.
4. Once the malware scan is complete, Malwarebytes may prompt a notice stating malicious objects were detected. Select the malicious objects and click the Remove Selected button to completely remove the malicious files from your computer (the image below shows a file that is NOT selected) or click the Delete button to remove quarantined files.
CCleaner can be used to automatically repair internet browser settings startup up settings, and uninstall stubborn Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro software.
1. Install the free or paid version of CCleaner by Piriform.
2. Once installed, open the program and navigate to Cleaner > Windows/Applications and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.
3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc., all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries and click Disable and Delete once anything is found.
4. To automatically uninstall Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro and unwanted programs, navigate to the Uninstall tab and located Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro software in the list of installed programs. Uninstall the programs as selected.
2. Manual Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro removal
Use the instructions below to manually uninstall Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro using generic removal procedures, as well as third-party malware that may have installed alongside Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro.
Identifying Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro files (Advanced)
In some cases, Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro can be manually removed by deleting associated files. Identifying these files is not always easy and is not recommended. Common file locations and file names are detailed below:
%CommonAppData%\ %LocalAppData%\ %LocalAppData%\.exe %Temp%\ %AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\
How to uninstall Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro malware
1. Access Windows Start Menu and navigate to the Control Panel.
2. Click Uninstall a program or Add and remove a program.
3. In the list of installed programs, search for Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro and other potentially unwanted software. Once located, double click the unwanted programs or highlight them in the list and click the Uninstall button.
How to remove the Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro add-on and extension
Use the instructions to remove third-party add-ons, extensions, plugins, and toolbars relating to Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro malware.
1. Click on the Customize icon (wrench or 3 bar icon) next to the address bar and navigate to Tools > Extensions.
2. Search for the Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro extension and remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to them.
1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.
2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for the Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro add-on and remove it.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.
2. On the Toolbars and Extensions tab search for the Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro add-on and remove it if located.
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