What is ClickClean.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the ClickClean.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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ClickClean.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ClickClean
ClickClean.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Click&Clean (version v. - Extension Component for Google Chrome, v. - Extension Component for Google Chrome, v. - Extension Component for Google Chrome, v.7.6 - Google Chrome Extension Component, v.6.3 - Google Chrome Extension Component) belongs to software Click&Clean or Ashampoo Burning Studio by Mixesoft (

Description: ClickClean.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. ClickClean.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 876,032 bytes (76% of all occurrences), 853,504 bytes, 753,152 bytes or 826,368 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows system file. The application has no file description. Therefore the technical security rating is 53% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with ClickClean.exe, you can do the following:
  1) uninstall Ashampoo Burning Studio software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7)
  2) ask the developer, Ashampoo, for assistance
  3) update the program.

Recommended: Identify ClickClean.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ClickClean.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ClickClean.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.


User Comments

CCleaner has become like an old reliable mate. Always there to give a hand to clean up when things get a bit cluttered yet never intrusive. Recently ClickCleaner.exe has appeared in the taskmanager processes and I don't know if it has anything to do with the slowing down of late.

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Best practices for resolving ClickClean issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ClickClean. 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.

To help you analyze the ClickClean.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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