How to remove the cleansweep virus

Most antivirus programs identify cleansweep.exe as malware—for instance Symantec identifies it as Trojan.ADH or Trojan.Bredolab!gen11, and BitDefender identifies it as Trojan.Generic.KD.20866.

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Cleansweep.exe file information

The process known as yiveHNaLFXKevpsL appears to belong to software NqvsTDEmEWlRvFpJEFVI Application by Pot_Kingdom or Oqt or mTqiYAKY or Foxit (

Description: Cleansweep.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file cleansweep.exe is located in a not clearly defined folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 0 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. There is no information about the author of the file. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run, DEFAULT\Run). File is hidden. Cleansweep.exe is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 81% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify cleansweep.exe related errors

Important: You should check the cleansweep.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Best practices for resolving cleansweep issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active cleansweep process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the cleansweep.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

Other processes

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