Galileo System Cleaner
Written by Tomas Meskauskas
Damage level: High
Galileo System Cleaner - how to remove it from your computer?
Galileo System Cleaner is a fake security scanner. When installed on users' computers, it indicates non existent security infections in order to sell a useless license key. Galileo System Cleaner states that to remove supposedly 'detected' security threats, PC users must purchase the full version. In fact, the security issues found by this program do not exist - Galileo System Cleaner is merely an imitation of legitimate antivirus software. It is a scam created with the sole purpose of tricking PC users into paying money to Cyber criminals responsible for creating and distributing this malicious program. Galileo System Cleaner is simply an empty software shell, which imitates the scanning of your computer (and it does not comprise a virus definition database or any other features required of a legitimate security scanner).
Furthermore, this program generates false security warning messages and uses other deceptive methods to coerce PC users into paying for the full version. In truth, there is no full version of Galileo System Cleaner - it is scam and should be eliminated from your computer immediately. Do not purchase this program - you will lose your money and your PC will remain infected. Today, the Internet is rife with these bogus programs, which merely imitate the functionality of security software with the aim to steal money from your credit card. Always read reviews and other information available before buying security software to protect your PC.
Cyber criminals responsible for creating Galileo System Cleaner use Trojans and drive-by downloads to proliferate their fake antivirus program. Another known way that they distribute this malicious software is via exploit kits. If your computer is infiltrated with the aforementioned security infections, Galileo System Cleaner and other rogue programs could be downloaded and executed on your machine at any time. In essence, Cyber criminals are able to infiltrate computers connected to the Internet with a small portion of malicious code and then remotely install key-loggers, rogue antivirus programs, and other malware to the compromised machines. To prevent these attacks on your PC, always use legitimate antivirus and anti-spyware programs. If your PC is already infected with Galileo System Cleaner, use the removal guide provided to eliminate it from your computer.
Galileo System Cleaner generates the following fake warning messages:
Critical: Some malicious threats cannot be deleted. Some threats contain unrecognized structure and can not be removed without update.
Galileo System Cleaner removal:
Use the recommended malware removal software to remove this malicious program. Download, update, and run a full system scan, remove all entries that this software detects.
If you cannot download or run the spyware remover, try running the registry fix (link below). It enables execution of programs. Download the registryfix.reg file, double click it, click YES, and then OK.
Alternative Galileo System Cleaner removal instructions:
Start your computer in Safe Mode. Click Start, click Shut Down, click Restart, click OK. During your computer starting process press the F8 key on your keyboard multiple times until you see the Windows Advanced Option menu, then select Safe Mode with Networking from the list.
Video showing how to start Windows 7 in "Safe Mode with Networking":
Now remove the proxy settings. This fake antivirus program adds a proxy to your Internet connection settings to show various errors when you try to access Internet. To do this, open Internet Explorer, click Tools and select Internet Options. Then select the "Connections" tab.
In the "Connections" tab, click LAN settings, if 'Use a proxy server for your LAN' is checked, uncheck it and press OK.
Download legitimate anti-spyware software to fully remove Galileo System Cleaner from your computer.
After removing Galileo System Cleaner, you will need to reset your Hosts file. Do not skip this step, since this malware modifies your Hosts file and you will encounter browser redirect problems if malicious entries are not removed.
The Hosts file is used to resolve canonical names of websites to IP addresses. When it is changed, the user may be redirected to malicious sites, despite seeing legitimate URLs in address bar. It is difficult to determine sites are genuine when the Hosts file is modified. To fix this, please download the Microsoft Fix It tool, that restores your Hosts file to the Windows default. Run this tool when downloaded and follow the on-screen instructions. Download link below:
After completing these steps, your computer should be clean.
Other tools known to remove Galileo System Cleaner: