Advanced Clean Pro removal instructions
What is Advanced Clean Pro?
Advanced Clean Pro is a dubious application that supposedly allows users to optimize their computers and enhance performance by removing infections and fixing system errors. Initially, this app may seem legitimate, however, it is distributed using a deceptive marketing method called "bundling" and often infiltrates systems without users' consent. Therefore, Advanced Clean Pro is categorized as a potentially unwanted application (PUA).
Advanced Clean Pro allows users to perform a full system scan and detect supposed issues that must be solved, however, the free version of this app is not capable of removing/fixing any such problems. Therefore, users are encouraged to purchase the so-called 'full version' to resolve them. It is currently not known whether Advanced Clean Pro can be trusted. Most "bundled" system optimization tools are fake. They generate false scan results to scare and trick users into purchasing full versions. Once purchased, these applications provide no real value for regular users. They simply clean the fake list and nothing more. Since Advanced Clean Pro is distributed using the "bundling" method, it is also likely to generate false scan results. Therefore, consider uninstalling this application and we strongly advise you not to pay for any full version. Bear in mind that "bundling" is often used to proliferate several unwanted applications at once. In most cases, criminals promote adware and browser hijackers. These apps deliver intrusive advertisements, cause unwanted redirects, and gather personal information. Therefore, as well as uninstalling Advanced Clean Pro, you should remove other dubious applications/browser plug-ins.
|Name||Advanced Clean Pro potentially unwanted application|
|Threat Type||PUP (potentially unwanted program), PUA (potentially unwanted application)|
|Symptoms||A program that you don't recall installing suddenly appeared on your computer. New application is performing computer scans and displays warning messages about found issues. Asks for payment in order to eliminate the supposedly found errors.|
|Distribution methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers.|
|Damage||Monetary loss (unnecessary purchase of fake software), unwanted warning pop-ups, slow computer performance.|
To eliminate Advanced Clean Pro potentially unwanted application our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
There are dozens of dubious system optimization tools that are similar or even identical to Advanced Clean Pro. Registry Scanner, GoPcPro, PC Health Aid, and SweepTools PC Cleaner are just some examples from many. As with Advanced Clean Pro, these apps also claim to provide various "useful features", however, PUAs have just one purpose: to generate revenue for the developers. Rather than giving any real value for regular users, these apps cause unwanted redirects, deliver ads, gather information, and promote in-app purchases.
How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?
Advanced Clean Pro does has an official download website, however, it is also proliferated using the aforementioned "bundling" method, and thus is likely to install without permission. "Bundling" is stealth installation of third party applications together with regular software. Developers are not honest enough to adequately disclose installation of third party apps. Therefore, "bundled" programs are intentionally hidden within "Custom/Advanced" options (or other sections) of the download or installation processes. Furthermore, many users often rush these procedures and skip steps. This behavior leads to inadvertent installation of unwanted applications - users expose their systems to risk of various infections and compromise their privacy.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Download your applications from official sources only, using direct download links. Third party downloaders/installers should not be used, since criminals often monetize them by promoting ("bundling") PUAs. When downloading/installing, select "Custom/Advanced" settings, carefully analyze each step, opt-out of all additionally-included programs, and decline offers to download/install them. PUAs are often distributed using intrusive advertisements. Developers invest many resources into intrusive ad design, thereby making them seem legitimate, however, these ads usually lead to gambling, pornography, survey, and other dubious websites. Most are displayed using tools that enable placement of third party graphical content on any site. If you encounter them, uninstall all suspicious applications and browser plug-ins. The key to computer safety is caution. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Screenshot of Advanced Clean Pro application:
Appearance of Advanced Clean Pro unwanted application (GIF):
Advanced Clean Pro installation setup:
Instant automatic removal of Advanced Clean Pro potentially unwanted application:
Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Spyhunter is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of Advanced Clean Pro potentially unwanted application. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is Advanced Clean Pro?
- STEP 1. Uninstall deceptive applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove malicious plug-ins from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove rogue extensions from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove potentially unwanted plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue extensions from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Removal of potentially unwanted applications:
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
Windows XP users:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Mac OSX users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for "Advanced Clean Pro" and other suspicious/recently-installed applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove rogue extensions from Internet browsers:
At time of research Advanced Clean Pro did not install any unwanted browser extensions, however, some unwanted applications are installed together with adware and browser hijackers. If you experience unwanted ads or redirects when browsing the internet, continue with the removal guide below.
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the advanced clean pro potentially unwanted application, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the advanced clean pro potentially unwanted application, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with advanced clean pro potentially unwanted application removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.
In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.
Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.
- If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove advanced clean pro potentially unwanted application from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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