How to remove WinCleaner 2009 (Removal Instructions)

WinCleaner 2009 is a rogue security software, it is a false anti-spyware application that is generally installed in the user’s computer by dangerous trojans (such as Zlob and false video codecs), but it can also be installed manually by the victim.

Once your computer is infected with this parasite, it will immediately displays security warnings, alerts and system scans stating that your computer is heavily infected. These warnings are all false and are only displayed to make you think your computer is truly infected and that it is necessary to buy the full version of the software to remove the so-called infections.

WinCleaner 2009 Screenshot

Make sure to not fall in this scam, if your computer is infected with WinCleaner 2009, it is recommended to remove it immediately and to scan your system with a real security software.

Symptoms of infection

  • The process WinCleaner.exe is running in your system
  • Slow computer performance
  • Repeated security warnings, alerts and system scans
  • Web sites that suddenly are shown on your desktop

When the program is executed, it creates the following files:

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%ProgramFiles%WinCleaner\AntiSpyware_Uninstall.exe
%ProgramFiles%WinCleaner\clamscan.exe
%ProgramFiles%WinCleaner\default.xml
%ProgramFiles%WinCleaner\ExplorerMenu.dll
%ProgramFiles%WinCleaner\freshclam.exe
%ProgramFiles%WinCleaner\IEPlugin.dll
%ProgramFiles%WinCleaner\ignore.xml
%ProgramFiles%WinCleaner\libclamav.dll
%ProgramFiles%WinCleaner\quarantine.xml
%ProgramFiles%WinCleaner\settings.xml
%ProgramFiles%WinCleaner\Update.exe
%ProgramFiles%WinCleaner\WinCleaner.exe
%ProgramFiles%WinCleaner\conf
%ProgramFiles%WinCleaner\conf\clamd.conf
%ProgramFiles%WinCleaner\conf\freshclam.conf
%ProgramFiles%WinCleaner\data
%ProgramFiles%WinCleaner\data\block.reg
%ProgramFiles%WinCleaner\data\block_un.reg
%ProgramFiles%WinCleaner\data\daily.cvd
%ProgramFiles%WinCleaner\data\database.dat
%ProgramFiles%WinCleaner\data\main.cvd
%ProgramFiles%WinCleaner\Microsoft.VC80.CRT
%ProgramFiles%WinCleaner\Microsoft.VC80.CRT\Microsoft.VC80.CRT.manifest
%ProgramFiles%WinCleaner\Microsoft.VC80.CRT\msvcm80.dll
%ProgramFiles%WinCleaner\Microsoft.VC80.CRT\msvcp80.dll
%ProgramFiles%WinCleaner\Microsoft.VC80.CRT\msvcr80.dll
%ProgramFiles%WinCleaner\modules
%ProgramFiles%WinCleaner\modules\ExplorerMenu212.dll
%ProgramFiles%WinCleaner\modules\IEPlugin163.dll
%ProgramFiles%WinCleaner\quarantine

The program creates the following registry entries:

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HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\WinCleaner

How to remove WinCleaner 2009 (manual removal) ?

  • Kill the running process WinCleaner.exe
  • Unregister all the WinCleaner 2009 DLLs
  • Delete all the WinCleaner 2009 files
  • Delete all the WinCleaner 2009 registry entries

How to remove WinCleaner 2009 (automatic removal) ?

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