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CC~Cleaner potentially unwanted program (removal guide).

CC~Cleaner is a new potentially unwanted application. It comes with the purpose to scare users into thinking their computer is messed up. The final goal of this application is to force users into paying money for its absolutely useless full version, which is not able to fix computers from bugs at all.


CC~Cleaner
CC~Cleaner

CC~Cleaner gets started with system startup, i.e. as soon as you turn your computer on. The program immediately imitates scanning of your computer. By the way, the very process of scanning takes just a few seconds. Definitely, it is impossible to perform a thorough system analysis within such a short period of time. So, when this fictitious scanning is completed, the application shows the detailed report about various items slowing down your computer. Then the software recommends you to clean up your PC and make it fast, but it definitely does not do it for free. Immediately it leads you to its fraudulent payment processing page.

What is CC~Cleaner?
CC~Cleaner

You must realize that CC~Cleaner is the part of a huge scam currently spread in the world wide web. This application may be bundled with other free software. Its purpose is to generate profit for those who distribute and own it. The point is that CC~Cleaner is not able at all to make your PC clean. And in times of real malware attacks it will not protect your computer from threats and trojan horses.

CC~Cleaner should be definitely deleted from your computer. The best way to do it is to scan your system with the proven malware and virus removal application. It will detect all files and registry entries related to CC~Cleaner and will delete them with its full version. Feel free to contact us if you need any further help.

CC~Cleaner automatic removal guide

If something went wrong or you just want to see the fast result, please use the help of professional malware eliminator – GridinSoft Anti-Malwre. Moreover, even you have managed to remove CC~Cleaner from your computer and browser, we recommend you to download this tool and use it as a free antimalware scanner to see whether any other malicious program has penetrated into your system. Please note, that GridinSoft Anti-Malwre is a shareware program with a 15-days trial period with limitation of the threats number. If it find more than two infected items in your system, they can be removed only when you upgrade the program to the full registred version.

Download free antimalware scanner:

After downloading is completed, please install it and run the full scan. Yeah, it will take a time, but security experts always recommend to choose a full scan as your first scan, especially if you suspect that your PC could be infected. Take a look at the screenshots below: it will help you understand what’s going on.

Step 1. Run a full scan of your system

Free antimalware scanner
GridinSoft Anti-Malwre allows you to choose the type of scan

…and go drink coffee until the end of it! 🙂

Eliminate Malware In Minutes
Here you see the list of the detected items, which can be harmful

At the end of the scan, the program will offer you to move all malicious items to the quarantine. Just do it clicking on the “Fix Now” button and set your system free from the CC~Cleaner infection!

Step 2. Reset your browser settings using an appropriate tool:

Reset Browser Settings
Find “Reset browser settings” button on the GridinSoft Anti-MalwreE tools tab

Check all browser boxes, which might be infected with the CC~Cleaner, on a settings tab:
Delete Adware from the browser
On this tab you can specify what exactly you need to reset

Then just press the “Reset” button. Voila! It is a good idea to restart your computer after all this manipulation and check if these annoying CC~Cleaner pop-up ads leave you in peace:


CC~Cleaner manual removal steps:

Step 1. Delete CC~Cleaner from the system.

To delete CC~Cleaner extension from your PC, you should use “Uninstall the program” tool depending on your operation system.

Windows XP: Start —> Control Panel ––> Add/Remove Programs. Choose the CC~Cleaner extension in the list of installed programs by a right-click and press “Remove”.

Windows 7: Start ––> Control Panel ––> Uninstall a program. Just the same actions: right-click on the CC~Cleaner extension in a software list and press “Uninstall”.

Windows 8/8.1: Right-click on Start ––> Quick Access Menu ––> Control Panel ––> Uninstall a program. Choose a CC~Cleaner extension among a listed here programs, right-click on it and then press “Uninstall”.

Step 2. Reset your browser settings.

It is necessary to reset browser settings after the deletion of the program from the list of software installed on your PC. For this, use the following tips depending on what browser are you currently using:

  • Google Chrome Browser: Settings —> Show advanced settings. Click on “Reset settings” in the bottom of the page.
  • Mozilla Firefox: press “Refresh Firefox” button in the right top corner.
  • Opera: delete “Operapref.ini file” in folder “C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera\” on your computer.
  • Internet Explorer: Tools —> Internet options —> click on the “Advanced” button and then press “Reset”.

Step 3. Celebrate your victory!

Either you choose the manual or the automatic removal solution, congratulations! You won this battle with unfair malware developers. Your computer is clean now, so you should be proud and do something nice for yourself as a gift. Foam bath or tickets for the game? It’s up to you! 😉

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