What is PCCleaners.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 PCCleaners.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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PCCleaners.exe file information

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

The process known as PC Cleaner belongs to software PC Cleaners by PC Cleaners.

Description: PCCleaners.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The PCCleaners.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 13,179,660 bytes. 
The file has a digital signature. It is not a Windows core file. The PCCleaners.exe file is a Verisign signed file. PCCleaners.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 32% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with PCCleaners.exe, you can uninstall the software PC Cleaners using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

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If PCCleaners.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 16% dangerous. The file size is 13,179,660 bytes. The program has a visible window. The file has a digital signature. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run). The PCCleaners.exe file is not a Windows system file. PCCleaners.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications.

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

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with PCCleaners. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the PCCleaners.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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