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Danger level 6
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Annoying Pop-up's


DigitalCleaner is a misleading name, because one might think that it is a computer cleaning tool, which it is obviously not. It might come as a surprise to some people, but it is actually an adware application. For this reason, we recommend that you remove this application if you have it installed. The only thing this program can do is display unasked for commercial ads that come from unreliable sources. So, we suggest that you remove DigitalCleaner, and do not forget to scan your computer for malicious content using an antimalware scanner, because if this application has been on your PC for an extended period of time, it is likely that it will find more than one malicious program.

JustPlugIt is the name of the company that has created this little beast. Our researchers are well-versed on this company’s products. We know that the applications themselves are almost identical, the only difference being the specific content that is advertised, and, of course, the name. The reason why adware applications based on the JustPlugIt platform are increasingly popular is the fact that the developers grant their clients full control over the promoted content. The clients can make any adjustments at any given time. So there is a substantial risk that your computer may become infected with malicious software, such as keyloggers, ransomware, and backdoors, among other things.

Perhaps typical of JustPlugIt-based applications is the fact that DigitalCleaner is distributed using bundled software. Using this age old distribution technique this application is bundled with other malicious applications, such as adware and browser hijackers namely from the Websearch family. The company still uses torrent and piracy websites that feature their malicious bundles, though not as regular downloads, but as fake download buttons that that come as ads.

If installed, DigitalCleaner will display ads on Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox. The ads are usually shown as pop-ups, banners, coupons, and other forms of advertising. We recommend that you delete this application mainly because the promoted content is unreliable, there is just no way for the average user to determine whether the ads are legitimate. In the worst case scenario your computer might become infected with all kinds of malicious applications as mentioned earlier. In any case, the ads are annoying as well, so why keep DigitalCleaner?

Since the sources from which the advertisements come cannot be verified as legitimate, we recommend that you remove DigitalCleaner. Failure to do so might bring undesirable consequences that will be detrimental to your system. So you can delete DigitalCleaner using the removal instructions provided below or you can make use of an antimalware program that will get rid of it for you. However, we must note that using an antimalware scanner, such as SpyHunter is always better, because it does not leave any potentially malicious junk files.

DigitalCleaner removal guide

Windows XP

  1. Click Start and open the Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Locate the adware program and click Remove.

Windows 7 and Windows Vista

  1. Click Start and open the Control Panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program.
  3. Locate the application and click Uninstall.

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

  1. Open the Charm bar and click Settings.
  2. Go to the Control Panel and click Uninstall a program.
  3. Locate the unwanted program and click Uninstall.

Remove DigitalCleaner from your browser

Microsoft Internet Explorer

  1. Tap Alt+T and select Internet Options.
  2. Open the Advanced tab and click Reset.
  3. Mark the Checkbox, click Reset and click Close.

Google Chrome

  1. Tap Alt+F and choose Settings.
  2. Select Show advanced settings.
  3. Click Reset settings and click Reset again.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Tap Alt+H and select Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click Reset Firefox.
  3. In the dialog box, click Reset Firefox again and click Finish.
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