PC Cleaners by PC Cleaners Inc. (Signed)

Remove pccleaners.exe
Warning 6 antivirus scanners has detected malware in various versions of pccleaners.exe.


pccleaners.exe has 13 known versions, the most recent one is pccleaners.exe is run as a standard windows process with the logged in user's account privileges. By adding a startup entry to the run registry key, the file will be executed when the user logs into Windows. The average file size is about 57.44 MB. It is an authenticode code-signed executable issued to PC Cleaners Inc. by the certification authority VeriSign. Some variations of the file have been seen to be installed with the program PC Cleaners from PC Cleaners. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is less than 0.01%, the average private memory consumption is about 36.4 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 76.48 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 49.63 KB per minute for reads and 584 Bytes per minute for writes.

What is pccleaners.exe?

PC Cleaners is registry cleaner, a class of third party software utility designed for the Microsoft Windows operating system, whose purported purpose is to remove redundant items from the Windows registry. Registry cleaners in general try to automate the process of looking for invalid entries, missing file references or broken links within the registry and resolving or removing them.

About pccleaners.exe (from PC Cleaners Inc.)

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File name:pccleaners.exe
Publisher:PC Cleaners Inc.
Product name:PC Cleaners
Description:PC Cleaner
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\pc cleaners\pccleaners.exe
Original name:PCGUI.exe
Issued to:PC Cleaners Inc.
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Expiration date:Saturday, January 25, 2014

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of PC Cleaners.)
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(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of pccleaners.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Startup files (all users) run
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
  • 'PC Cleaners' → "C:\Program Files\PC Cleaners\PCCleaners.exe" /minimize
Scheduled tasks
  • The task 'pc-dis-upd' runs daily in the path '\pc-dis-upd'
  • Entry path '\pc-dis-upd'
Startup files (user) run
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
  • 'PC Cleaners' → "C:\ProgramData\PC Cleaners\PCCleaners.exe" /minimize

MalwareMalware detections

Based on 40+ industry antivirus scanners, 6 of them detected the following malware.
Antivirus engineEngine versionDetectionFile version
ESET NOD32 7.8498 a variant of Win32/PCCleaners
ESET NOD32 7.7900 a variant of Win32/PCCleaners
ESET NOD32 7.8597 a variant of Win32/PCCleaners
Rising Antivirus Suspicious
Rising Antivirus Suspicious
Vba32 AntiVirus suspected of Trojan.Downloader.gen.h

VersionsAll file variations of pccleaners.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
0be2bfb67d3fec8d50df07d4fe9edb24 98f160510d50bd23d15646244c2050ef1d490141 49.77 MB
d73fc4b007905cd578e966a666fd7ab8 e3e86380c5a90824ed14ec30a54805a8af04066f 53.26 MB
c13eb651c586f4ad556103a1a61de78c 76631823f11f99e5e0849fc567384158125aa783 53.26 MB
a76e78808d5671da70da2c09f806d93f 0ece004fc9357525887473ceb6f992e418fd799f 57.25 MB
f90f790fcbd77ae5ddb087dce8c10dda 2eb09ac54c7f7c6388e4f234f28a3eeed8d2a8fe 49.95 MB
3d378ace9e0cc807154f766b8b55bb70 db6dbeb376d72a839069f77da7368c4d8ad6e007 62.44 MB
b448774db6039ad7714aa0a77a0bc617 60d64288954a698aed94d66d0b9cf47c44f59751 63.81 MB
bf7c3b8fd95023128fcf37cea6ab10f0 03bc985d993f19f75315663c384fccf8b6210f99 57.25 MB
43875b3150414d37b95ec0f73ded1da2 cb29a03d04f5b5fffe23c039b042134d2e082d4f 63.94 MB
d845c47ce83231e2af3147cb54c0a5fa ec350df48f12430d21617bbf06fc5aa5d95e99a4 57.26 MB
0c3e1cc0e7ac73f22c99930e9d9292c1 7cd57b3e82a48a2bcb7b178b282f1bca91634e6a 63.94 MB
83c677dd2ecfa954c71168d16a80f306 d462ae3dafe51a5e4a66d2b0efc1cbd8695bab35 61.98 MB
a60cd5bb585f0127f15b961450704b20 d375cc85a68c8d68f25f78971ae6fd6fbc250d88 52.58 MB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.46%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.08%
Windows 7 Ultimate N 15.38%
Windows 8 7.69%
Windows 7 Enterprise 7.69%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.69%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 75.00% of PC Cleaners.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Acer 75.00%
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
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