PC-Cleanup, Potentially Unnecessary Software

Some legitimate programs like PC Cleanup can be described as superfluous, they are not necessarily required to operate the system and sometimes unwanted.

More precisely, PC-Cleanup Program ranks in the software category that optimize your système.It can be installed by downloading free software rempaquetés. It displays alerts on system quality and the presence of malware and suggests buying a paid version to resolve problems. This is nothing less than a clone of Power PC Care, Super Speedup, Super Clean Pro, Dr. Clean-Pro ou Quick Speedup.
Some security solutions, as Malwarebytes antimalware, classify this software in the category of Potentially Unwanted Software Optional (PUP/LPI).

This program is ranked in the category of Potentially Redundant Software (LPS). It installs as a program and / or as a browser extension. It can automatically boot from the Registry for via key "Run", a service or scheduled task. It can start at boot of your browser after changing its settings. Sometimes the launch is silently, ie it works in the background. Viral analysis of this software shows no malware detection.

This is primarily legitimate programs that may not be necessary for the proper operation of your system. The multiplication of programs launched at boot can cause delays in the execution of the system but also ordinary tasks when browsing the internet. Note that some programs come with downloads repaquetage, a technique of offering other being installed software. These additional programs are obviously superfluous, they can even be installed without your knowledge. It is recommended to read the CLUF before installation of bundled software. Before clicking, check the relevance of pre-checked boxes that are offered.

Potentially Unwanted Software (LPI)

Potentially unwanted software (LPI) ou Potentialy Unwanted Programs (PUP) are causing many infections. The most frequently encountered example is adware InstallCore, CrossRider, Graftor or Boxore that pollute the Registry for data and storage units. They are usually installed without your knowledge by downloading freeware. Indeed some sites use Repackaging method, an operation that is to redo the installation package of the software by adding download options. These options allow you to add other software such as browser toolbars, des adwares, potentially unwanted software, intrusive advertisements software, even hijackers.

Spyware (spywares) and adware (Adwares) undesirable, as malware, can use the write legitimate software vulnerabilities or those operating systems. It is therefore essential to have official software and they have an automatic update. Also your Windows operating system must be programmed in automatic update mode and activated, so you can have the latest critical security flaws updates.

detections PCVark

PCVark is a generic detection that includes some unnecessary software that optimize your system with the purchase of a license.



– Starts a process at system startup (RP),
Created multiple application shortcuts, Desktop, QuickLaunch, Taskbar, Programs (O4GS),
He settled in the Registry for to be launched at every system start (O4),
It starts a planned automatic task (O38),
It installs as a program (O42)
– Created multiple registry keys “Software”,
Adds additional folders (O43),
Registration in the Windows folder prefetcher (O45)
– Adds multiple users files (O61),

Overview in reports

identified the 03/09/2018
Serial number : 533BB6FF118057CC3DDE59E1B2917E7B
O38 – TASK: {E043FE79-4B1F-4409-A295-556BC9636EB6}[\PC -Cleanup-2018_Logon] – (. – Fixing Tool.) — C:\Program FilesPC -Cleanup-2018 on Coolman-PCpcl.exe [2751328]
C:\WindowsSystem32TasksPC -Cleanup-2018_Logon – (..) — C:\Program FilesPC -Cleanup-2018 on Coolman-PCpcl.exe [startuplaunch]
[MD5.EB3732C5C6DEA58E1B742FEB4090EACB] – (. – Fixing Tool.) — C:\Program FilesPC -Cleanup-2018 on Coolman-PCpcl.exe [2751328] [PID.2400]
O4 – GSCommonDesktop [Public]: PC -Cleanup-2018.lnk . (…) C:\Program FilesPC -Cleanup-2018 on Coolman-PCpcl.exe
O42 – Software: PC -Cleanup-2018 – (..) [HKLM] — {BFAF6655-331A-4784-BE06-ECD05B6ECEC4}_is1
HKLMSOFTWAREPC -Cleanup-2018 on Coolman-PC
HKCUSOFTWAREPC -Cleanup-2018 on Coolman-PC
HKUS-1-5-21-3170229064-143365203-2930443724-1000SOFTWAREPC -Cleanup-2018 on Coolman-PC
O43 – CFD: 03/09/2018 – [] D — C:\Program FilesPC -Cleanup-2018 on Coolman-PC
O43 – CFD: 03/09/2018 – [] D — C:\ProgramDataMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsPC -Cleanup-2018 on Coolman-PC
O43 – CFD: 03/09/2018 – [] D — C:\ProgramDataPC -Cleanup-2018 on Coolman-PC
O43 – CFD: 03/09/2018 – [] D — C:\UsersCoolmanAppDataRoamingPC -Cleanup-2018 on Coolman-PC


VirusTotal Analysis :

DrWeb Program.Unwanted.2688 20180828
Endgame malicious (moderate confidence) 20180730
ESET-NOD32 a variant of MSIL/GT32SupportGeeks.M potentially unwanted 20180828
K7AntiVirus Adware ( 005364eb1 ) 20180828
K7GW Adware ( 005364eb1 ) 20180828
Kaspersky HEUR:Hoax.MSIL.Optimizer.gen 20180827
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.PCVARK 20180828
McAfee Artemis!EB3732C5C6DE 20180828
McAfee-GW-Edition Artemis 20180828
Panda PUP / SystemCare 20180827
Rising PUA.GT32SupportGeeks!8.E56B (CLOUD) 20180828
Sophos AV Generic PUA KC (PUA) 20180828
Symantec Trojan.Gen.2 20180828
Webroot Pua.Speedup.Tools 20180828
Yandex Riskware.Agent! 20180827
ZoneAlarm by Check Point HEUR:Hoax.MSIL.Optimizer.gen 20180828

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