Let us now talk about Essential Cleaner (EssentialCleaner) malware. First off, we hope that your system will never be infected with Essential Cleaner virus, cause we know how damaging it could be for the machine into which its malicious files penetrated. At the same time, the purpose of existence of this blog is to let people know about the remedy for removal of all kinds of malwares, including Essential Cleaner rogue anti-virus. So, if your PC has been infected with this pest, do not worry too much, be not scared with its fake scary reports and follow the removal guide provided below.
Essential Cleaner is the direct successor of such "famous" malwares as MS Removal Tool and System Tool. If you read this blog or other sites devoted to PC security you probably know how severe they have been recently in making huge mess inside of many PCs and the turmoil in the minds of their users. This is all because all the above-mentioned programs are viruses and therefore they use scary tactics in order to make people indeed really worried for the condition of their PCs. You might wonder how in particular these scary tactics are applied on the attacked machine? The point is that Essential Cleaner gets into the attacked computers without asking user for permission for such actions. This is typical for all viruses and rogue anti-malware applications of the latest period of time. The pentration of Essential Cleaner rogue anti-virus takes place when user is surfing some malicious contaminated sites or downloading certain files from dangerous and risky places in the Web. This might take place due to weak anti-virus protection or due to some other reasons. Whatever the case might be, all users should be very careful with what sites they visit and what files they download.
Upon successful installation Essential Cleaner immediately lets you know about its presence inside of your workstation. It would start its housewarming party inside of your computer by first arranging fake system scan. By the way, Essential Cleaner would tune up your PC in such a mode that Essential Cleaner will be launched together with every Windows startup. So, the GUI of Essential Cleaner would be the first thing that you would see in front of your desktop, instead of the normal desktop theme of your preference. And, by the way, Essential Cleaner would change the wallpaper of your desktop into simply black color. Well, this is, unfortunately, just the beginning of its malicious plot. After fake scans of Essential Cleaner it would report the availability of thousands of fake infections and malwares present inside of your machine. This is how the user gets really scared, cause, no doubt, none of us would be pleased to find out that our system is full if viruses. At the same time, bear in mind that all such virus reports presented by Essential Cleaner malware are fake and untrue. The only reason why Essential Cleaner does this is to scare you into purchasing its full version, which, according to the promises of Essential Cleaner, would remove all such supposedly detected viruses and malwares. Do not trust Essential Cleaner and do not buy any versions of it, cause all of them are equally useless and helpless when real threats come. By the way, it is quite possible that Essential Cleaner is the only virus that is inside of your PC. Hence, you should entirely disregrard Essential Cleaner and trash it immediately.
How do we trash it? For cleaning your PC of Essential Cleaner rubbish we recommend the good anti-virus program called GridinSoft Trojan Killer. It is not free application, however, you will be able to remove Essential Cleaner virus with its help. Optionally, you may choose to remove Essential Cleaner virus manually, by following the removal guidelines provided below. By the way, please watch the video given below. It is very handy in explaining how to remove Essential Cleaner virus. The video shows the removal of MS Removal Tool malware, which is the same as Essential Cleaner virus. If Essential Cleaner blocks you from downloading GridinSoft Trojan Killer, then first use Pkiller.exe application as shown in the video guide.
Essential Cleaner automatic removal:
For automatic removal of Essential Cleaner virus download GridinSoft Trojan Killer and run it (see more details in the video guide).
Essential Cleaner manual removal:
Delete Essential Cleaner files:
- %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\[random]\
- %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\[random]\[random].exe
- %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\[random]\[random].mof
- %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\[random]\[random].dll
- %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\[random]\[random].ocx
- %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\[random]\[random]\
- %UserProfile%\Application Data\Essential Cleaner\
- %UserProfile%\Application Data\Essential Cleaner\cookies.sqlite
- %UserProfile%\Application Data\Essential Cleaner\Instructions.ini
Delete Essential Cleaner registry entries:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download “RunInvalidSignatures” = “1″
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “ProxyServer” = “http=127.0.0.1″
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “Essential Cleaner″
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options “Debugger” = “svchost.exe”