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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

Obrona Cleaner

Obrona Cleaner is a suspicious application that we identify as a PUP (or potentially unwanted program). Our malware analysts have found that users must delete this application, because it does not work the way it is supposed to. If you do not remove Obrona Cleaner scanner, it will keep prompting you with unreliable reports suggesting that there are many high-level security threats that you must remove from your PC. In reality, the threat that you need to delete is the PUP itself.

Some users download Obrona Cleaner from, but many acquire the application unintentionally with software bundles. Unfortunately, it appears that the PUP could be spread using malicious installers, which means that Obrona Cleaner could be installed with malware. Needless to say, it is crucial to delete malicious programs from your operating system. Even though you should delete Obrona Cleaner from your operating system as well, the removal of malicious programs – if they are installed with the PUP – should be your priority.

When installed, Obrona Cleaner adds tasks to the Windows Task Scheduler to avoid the detection of the Windows User Account Control, which can aggravate the eventual removal. It is disconcerting that this program can bypass security notifications, because this is the kind of activity that we would link to malware. Unfortunately, this is not something computer users think about after they hear a loud alarm and encounter an intimidating scanner report presented by Obrona Cleaner. Here is an example.

Last scan
[number] errors found
Result of the scan: HIGH THREAT

If you check the Privacy Policy regarding the activity of Obrona Cleaner, you will learn that the program works with third parties, enables third-party data-tracking technologies (e.g., cookies and beacons), and can display advertisements. It is due to this activity that we recommend removing Obrona Cleaner published by Download Sp. z. o. o. The last thing you should do is register for the services of the unreliable cleaner, because it only can delete junk files and remove harmless registry entries. If you want to reinforce your operating system with reliable security software capable of detecting and removing malicious threats, you need to delete Obrona Cleaner and install a trustworthy alternative.

Even though you can uninstall Obrona Cleaner from your operating system, you must remember that junk files can be left behind. If you cannot delete Obrona Cleaner successfully by yourself, you should think about using automatic malware removal software that will remove Obrona Cleaner leftovers, as well as other active infections. If you are still interested in the manual removal, go ahead and perform the first removal step using the guide below. Afterward, scan your computer and delete the remaining threats.

Obrona Cleaner Removal

Remove from Windows XP:

  1. Click Start on the Taskbar to open the user menu.
  2. Open Control Panel and move to Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Click the undesirable application and choose Remove.

Remove from Windows Vista/Windows 7:

  1. Navigate to the left of the Taskbar and click the Windows icon.
  2. Open Control Panel and click Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the program you wish to delete and click Uninstall.

Remove from Windows 8:

  1. Launch RUN (tap Win+R), type Control Panel, and click OK.
  2. Select Uninstall a program and locate Obrona Cleaner.
  3. Right-click the undesirable app you wish to delete and click Uninstall.
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