Security Cleaner Pro Description
Security Cleaner Pro is a fake security tool also known as a rogue program. It pretends to be an antivirus program to remove computer virus for you, however, the fact is quit a contrary, it performs fraud scanning and displays fake alerts to scare you to purchase its full version for virus removal. Security Cleaner Pro is a family member of Rogue. WinWebSec, cataloged as rogue anti-spyware program and exploiting system vulnerabilities of your installed software to lurk into your computer with your permission.
How did I get this rogue application?
1) It was caused by malicious and unknown network processes.
2) You may have visited malicious websites.
3) Your system is under some virus attack.
4) Your system ports and backdoors have been checked by visited page for external access.
5) It may have been downloaded and installed with free software which is bundled with Security Cleaner Pro.
What would happen if my computer has been infected by Security Cleaner Pro？
Once executed, Security Cleaner Pro automatically does scamming scan every time you log in windows, stating that there are bunches of infection. If you follow its stating to try to get rid of its so-called virus, it request you to purchase Security Cleaner Pro registration key to get a right to do so. Since what it reports is a scam and none files are infected, you can safely ignore it. To protect your computer, you try to remove Security Cleaner Pro, but you are blocked. Security Cleaner Pro has the ability to terminate any application that you are trying to run on your PC.
Its purpose of doing that is to avoid being removed by legitimate security program and try to scare you into the thought that your computer has been infected with the message popping up:
Security Cleaner Pro (Unregistered)
Infected process 'cmd.exe' trying to infect your files.
Security Cleaner Pro is a big threat for you and your computer:
1) It causes browser being hijacked.
2) It may drop other malicious files into your computer.
3) You are blocked from running any legitimate programs.
4) Your confidential information may be leaked.
Since Security Cleaner Pro is such a hazard, you need to remove it as soon as you can before any further damage.
Efficient Removal Solution Details
Solution 1: Remove Security Cleaner Pro Manually
Step 1: Boot your infected computer into Safe Mode with Networking (Reboot your infected PC > keep pressing F8 key before Windows start-up screen shows>use the arrow keys to select “Safe Mode with Networking” and press Enter.)
Step 2: Stop and remove Security Cleaner Pro associated processes:
Step 3: Locate and delete Security Cleaner Pro associated files:
%AppData% refers to the current users Application Data folder. By default, this is C:\Documents and Settings\<Current User>\Application Data for Windows 2000/XP. For Windows Vista and Windows 7 it is C:\Users\<Current User>\AppData\Roaming.
%StartMenu% refers to the Windows Start Menu. For Windows 95/98/ME it refers to C:\windows\start menu\, for Windows XP, Vista, NT, 2000 and 2003 it refers to C:\Documents and Settings\<Current User>\Start Menu\, and for Windows Vista/7/8 it is C:\Users\<Current User>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu.
Step 4: Detect and remove Security Cleaner Pro related registry entries:
(Click Start button> click "Run" > Input "regedit" into the Run box and click ok)
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "ProtSoftware Inc" = "%AppData%\shl.exe"
Note: You need to be really prudent during the removal process since any inappropriate deleting can cause system crash. Besides, you still have a better option: Spyhunter. The most powerful antivirus program Spyhunter can make the Security Cleaner Pro removal a easily job. All you need to do is to watch it remove Security Cleaner Pro automatically for you.
Solution 2: Remove Security Cleaner Pro automatically (with SpyHunter)
Step A. Download removal tool SpyHunter
1) Click here or the icon below to download SpyHunter automatically.
2) Follow the instructions to install SpyHunter
Step B. Run SpyHunter to block Security Cleaner Pro
Run SpyHunter and click "Malware Scan" button to scan your computer, after detect this unwanted program, clean up relevant files and entries completely.
Step C. Restart your computer to take effect.