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Danger level 9
Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow internet connection
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer
Other mutations known as:

Advanced Cleaner

Advanced Cleaner (AdvancedCleaner Free) is a manipulative antispyware application that uses manipulative tactics in order to get users to part with their money. It has been designed as a scam to trick users into being terrified then handing over their money. The process that it adapts is very sneaky and clever.Advanced Cleaner may gain access to your machine through a Trojan or browser holes that you are unaware of.

Advanced Cleaner symptoms may include the following:
It will run a fake scan.
It will generate annoying pop ups.
It will try to make you purchase the full version.
It will present you with a fake scan report.
Your computers performance will be slower than usual.

It will generate annoying pop up messages and will run a fake system scan. This fake system scan will generate false results and will tell you that there are threats on your computer. This threat list is fake and has been created by the writers of Advanced Cleaner in order to trick you. Do not fall for this scam. Once you are scared it will then offer you the opportunity to invest in the \"full version”, for a small fee, which promises to remove all the threats on your computer.

The truth of the matter is that the only real threat on your computer is Advanced Cleaner itself. It runs the risk of slowing down the performance of your machine as well as using your computers resources. It will invade your privacy and may hide itself on your system. Its ultimate goal is to scare you into thinking that you have threats on your computer and purchase the full version in order to remove them. Do not install, download or pay for anything. If you do want to pay for something, rather choose a genuine antispyware removal product that will both detect and remove Advanced Cleaner from your machine.

If you would like to make use of the manual removal processes please make sure that you know what you are doing.
In order to delete Advanced Cleaner manually you need to do the following:

You need to delete the following Advanced Cleaner processes:
InstStat.exe UADC.exe UADCcw.exe

You will need to delete the following Advanced Cleaner registry values:
Delete registry values:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun\"Advanced Cleaner Free\" = \"\"C:Program FilesAdvanced Cleaner FreeUADC.exe\" /min\"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun\"UADC_104911963\" = \"\"C:Program FilesAdvanced Cleaner FreeUADCcw.exe\" -c\"
HKEY_ALL_USERSSoftwareAdvanced Cleaner Free
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREAdvanced Cleaner Free
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallUADC_is1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREUADC_[EIGHT RANDOM CHARACTERS]

You will need to unregister the following Advanced Cleaner DLL’s
atl71.dll mfc71.dll msvcp71.dll msvcr71.dll

You will need to delete the following files which are associated with Advanced Cleaner:
InstStat.exe UADC.exe UADCcw.exe acu.dat antiVlog.dat appAct.dat AppBase.xml profiles.dat prowords.dat appv.dat atl71.dll top1.jpg top2.jpg lapv.dat license.rtf manual.url mfc71.dll msvcp71.dll msvcr71.dll naglinks.dat readme.rtf report.dat req.dat request.dat support.url tasks.dat transformer.dat UADC.url UADC.xml unins000.dat unins000.exe uninstall.ico UninstallPage.html upser.dat installer.exe

Advanced Cleaner may go by any of the following Alias name:
Fake_AntiSpyware.DM AVG
Potentially harmful program... AVG
Downloader.Purityscan.AD AVG
Adware Generic.VZM AVG
Potentially harmful program... AVG
Adware.Advanced Cleaner.B BitDefender
Application.Downloader.Adva... BitDefender
Win32.SillyFDC eSafe
not-a-virus:FraudTool.Win32... Kaspersky
not-a-virus:FraudTool.Win32... Kaspersky
not-a-virus:Downloader.Win3... Kaspersky
not-a-virus:Downloader.Win3... Kaspersky
potentially unwanted... McAfee
Riskware.Dldr.AdvancedClean... McAfee-GW-Edition
potentially unwanted... McAfee+Artemis
Program:Win32/Advanced Cleaner Microsoft
Win32/Adware.Advanced Cleaner NOD32
Win32/Adware.DriveCleaner NOD32v2
probably Win32/Genetik NOD32v2
Generic Malware Panda
Application/ErrorSafe Panda
RogueAntiSpyware.AdvancedCl... PCTools
Downloader.Advanced Cleaner!sd5 PCTools
Advanced Cleaner Symantec
Cryp_Naix-5 TrendMicro

It may be spread through the Zlob Trojan and needs to be avoided. You need to know never to purchase, download or install anything remotely related to Advanced Cleaner. If you detect it on your system you need to get rid of it as soon as possible.

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How to manually remove Advanced Cleaner

Files associated with Advanced Cleaner infection:

UADC.exe
InstStat.exe
installer.exe
OFLink.dll
ADCFreeInstaller[1].exe
ADC.exe
ADCcw.exe
UADCcw.exe

Advanced Cleaner DLL's to remove:

OFLink.dll

Advanced Cleaner processes to kill:

UADC.exe
InstStat.exe
installer.exe
ADCFreeInstaller[1].exe
ADC.exe
ADCcw.exe
UADCcw.exe

Remove Advanced Cleaner registry entries:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMICROSOFTWINDOWSCURRENTVERSIONRUN UADC_998137308
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMICROSOFTWINDOWSCURRENTVERSIONRUN UADCES_3036760870
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMICROSOFTWINDOWSCURRENTVERSIONRUN UADCIT_1112485720
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMICROSOFTWINDOWSCURRENTVERSIONRUN ADCFR_2200512174
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMICROSOFTWINDOWSCURRENTVERSIONRUN UADCSE_1924913303
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMICROSOFTWINDOWSCURRENTVERSIONRUN AdvancedCleaner
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN\ UADC_998137308
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN\ UADCES_3036760870
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN\ UADCIT_1112485720
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN\ ADCFR_2200512174
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN\ UADCSE_1924913303
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN\ AdvancedCleaner
UADC_is1
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