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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application


Even though RobustCleaner claims it guards your system against spyware, adware or viruses, we have no doubt it is just another attempt to make the application look more powerful and functional. The free version only promises to clean and speed up your computer using efficient scanning technology, but in reality, this tool does not work as it should. Our researchers noticed that the application can operate on its own and download other potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) without your consent. Such behavior does not seem proper for a PC optimizer as it should clean your system, not download more junk. Therefore, you should delete the program and look for more trustworthy tools to optimize your computer. Further in the article we will explain how RobustCleaner spreads and acts after installation.

The application is classified as a PUP, which means that users allow it to be installed, and only later they want to get rid of it. Usually, potentially unwanted programs advertise themselves as professional tools that can be very handy for computer users, but after the installation, it appears that their features do not work or are not advanced like in the description. Therefore, you may have downloaded RobustCleaner yourself from robustcleaner.com, which is its official website. Another possibility is that you got it bundled with some other program or in other words it came together in one installer and appeared as additional software. Probably, you could deselect it in the setup wizard, but some users do not expect or notice suggested applications.

After the installation is complete, RobustCleaner will launch itself. On the left side of its window, you can see listed files or locations it is supposed to clean. Also, you can untick any category that you do not want to be cleaned. Consequently, you are supposed to click on the “RUN CLEANER” button, but it does not work and does not seem clickable at all. Therefore, this PUP cannot clean your computer and all you can do is either use “Help & Support” or “Update Now” links, which are given on the right side. Actually, all you get from this application are the three pieces of advice about how to keep your computer tidy, but they are so simple that we have no doubt you know them already.

Both mentioned links (“Help & Support”, “Update Now”) will redirect you to the PUP’s official website, where you can buy RobustCleaner Pro for 29.99 or 139.99 dollars if you want to keep it for a few years. We do not advise you to buy it because neither the program, nor its creators seem trustworthy. As you cannot test the free version, how can you be sure that the updated application will be worth your money? Besides, this PC optimizer seems overpriced because many trusted security tools cost less than 30 dollars for a year and less than 100 dollars for a lifetime. Also, as we said before, this PUP might download adware, browser hijackers or other unwanted applications without your permission, so instead of a system boost your computer could work slower. Therefore, it seems you cannot control or use the program, so why should you keep it at all?

RobustCleaner might look like a leading software, but as you look at its features, you can see that most of them are pointless. For example, you do not need to have a program to delete cookies or history from browsers because they do have such functions itself. Purchasing Pro version could be a waste of your money, but if you really need a PC optimizer, you should choose one developed by well-known and trustworthy software publishers. Consequently, we would advise you to remove this suspicious application from your computer. Deleting RobustCleaner should not be difficult as this can be done via Control Panel, in case you need any guidance, you could look at our prepared instructions at the end of the article.

How to Remove RobustCleaner

Windows 10 and Windows 8

  1. Launch the RUN while pressing Win+R.
  2. Type Control Panel and press Enter.
  3. Select Uninstall a program.
  4. Choose the application and click Uninstall.

Windows 7 and Windows Vista

  1. Open Start menu and choose Control Panel.
  2. Pick Uninstall a program.
  3. Find the program and click Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Click on Start and select Control Panel.
  2. Choose Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Locate RobustCleaner and click Uninstall.
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