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How to remove an Cleanup error


Cleanup.exe is a executable file (a program) for Windows. The filename extension .exe is the abbreviation for executable. Only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if Cleanup.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.

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Cleanup.exe file information

The process known as Removes temporary files. Frees disk space and helps protect privacy! :-) or Application cleanup belongs to software adi CleanUp or Windows CleanUp or Application cleanup by adi (www.soundmax.com) or Steven R. Gould (www.stevengould.org).

Description: The file Cleanup.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 45,056 bytes (90% of all occurrences) or 126,976 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/cleanup.exe.html 
The program has a visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce). Therefore the technical security rating is 25% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

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If Cleanup.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 12% dangerous. The file size is 442,368 bytes. The program has a visible window. You can uninstall this program in the control panel. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce). The file is not a Windows system file. Cleanup.exe is able to record inputs and monitor applications.
If you encounter difficulties with Cleanup.exe, you can uninstall CleanUp! software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 7/Vista).

If Cleanup.exe is located in C:\, the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 19,286 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce). Cleanup.exe is not a Windows system file. Cleanup.exe seems to be a compressed file.

If Cleanup.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 28,672 bytes.

If Cleanup.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 22% dangerous. The file size is 442,368 bytes.

External information from Paul Collins:

  • "CleanupProgram": In a C:\Sony\sys folder - Sony Vaio related?

Important: Some malware disguises itself as Cleanup.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the Cleanup.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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User Comments

The CleanUp! Programme that clears your computer of temporary files, a utility that should be run now and again
  Quantum  
clean temp files
  angela  
task manager showed 2 instances running as C:\documents and settings\local settings\temp\~e5d141.tmp
  doc_iggy  
There is a file by that name included with any Soundmax drivers
   
Unkillable process, tries persistently to kill McAfee VirusScan Enterprise! Located in "C:\Documents and Settings\[User]\Local Settings\Temp". The process seems to have been started when trying to uninstall Epson Ink Monitor. Why would a legitimate program refuse to be killed and try to shut down virus protection?
   
lentitud de pc
  adrian garcia juarez  
it has worked well for me
   
It does same as MS delete temps plus more in less clicks, been using it for 10 yrs and I rate it 100% and im a tech
  Dawma   (further information)
typical msn virus
  Cugi   (further information)
I was using it but accidentally uninstaled it
  Regino Urquidez  
Cleanup is very useful and important software
  Deepak Raj Saxena  
siebel software download
  Balu  

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Summary: Average user rating of Cleanup.exe: based on 10 votes with 12 reviews.
6 users think Cleanup.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user thinks Cleanup.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 2 users don't grade Cleanup.exe ("not sure about it").


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