Xtron Cleanup Pro removal instructions
What is Xtron Cleanup Pro?
Xtron Cleanup Pro is a potentially unwanted application (PUA) that supposedly cleans, optimizes, and improves computer performance. This software is categorized as a PUA since developers distribute it through download/installation set-ups of other programs. People usually download and install software included in the set-ups of other software unintentionally.
Xtron Cleanup Pro allows users to run a free scan that checks the for items impacting the operating system, and also installed software performance, items impacting system startup time, and programs that could make systems vulnerable to malicious attacks. At time of research, Xtron Cleanup Pro detected several hundred issues/items, however, to fix or clean them, users are required to activate the software by purchasing the full version. Xtron Cleanup Pro is categorized as a PUA - programs of this type should not be trusted. PUAs often detect fake issues, and thus fixing them does not improve system performance or add any other benefit. Developers try to trick people into paying for useless software. It is unknown whether Xtron Cleanup Pro is one of these rogue programs, however, it is a strong possibility. Furthermore, the set-ups of other software are often used to distribute more than one PUA at once. Therefore, it is possible that people who have installed Xtron Cleanup Pro will also have installed another browser hijacker, adware, or PUA. Generally, adware-type programs display intrusive advertisements such as coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups, etc. If clicked, these often lead to untrustworthy websites or unwanted downloads/installations. Browser hijacking apps change browser settings to promote fake search engines and gather information relating to users' browsing habits. Typically, they collect information such as IP addresses, geolocations, addresses of opened web pages, entered search queries, and so on. Sometimes developers use these to gather personal, sensitive information.They share collected data with other parties (potentially cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate revenue. These apps might thus lead to issues with browsing safety, privacy, or even identity theft.
|Name||Xtron Cleanup Pro potentially unwanted application|
|Threat Type||PUP (potentially unwanted program), PUA (potentially unwanted application)|
|Supposed Functionality||This software supposed to clean, optimize and speed up computers.|
|Detection Names||Emsisoft (Application.PCFixer (A)), ESET-NOD32 (A Variant Of Win32/GT32SupportGeeks.U Potentially Unwanted), Microsoft (PUA:Win32/SpeedChecker), Symantec (ML.Attribute.HighConfidence), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Symptoms||A program that you do not recall installing suddenly appeared on your computer. New application is performing computer scans and displays warning messages about found issues. Asks for payment 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.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Malwarebytes.
Xtron Cleanup Pro is similar to Full PC Care 2.0, PC Speeder Pro, Smart Sys Care, and many other PUAs. These programs generally do not fix any problems and trick people into paying for activation. Furthermore, people often install them with other unwanted programs. Do not use software such as Xtron Cleanup Pro and uninstall any other PUAs that are already installed on the operating system (or browser).
How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?
Programs such as Xtron Cleanup Pro are usually distributed through the set-ups of other software. This method is known as "bundling". Developers add PUAs into the download/installation set-ups and hide related information into settings such as "Custom", "Advanced", and so on. PUAs cannot be installed without users' permission, however, people often grant this by default when they leave settings available in set-ups unchecked and unchanged. Unwanted software also infiltrates through deceptive ads. If clicked, these run scripts that download/install PUAs or even malware.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Software should be downloaded from trusted, official websites and through direct download links. Third party downloaders, installers, Peer-to-Peer networks such as eMule, torrent clients, unofficial pages and other similar channels should not be used. They are often used to distribute unwanted apps or even malicious programs. If a download or installation setup contains settings such as "Custom", "Advanced", check then and dismiss offers to install/download unwanted programs. Do not click intrusive ads, especially if they are displayed on dubious pages relating to gambling, adult dating, pornography, and so on. Many ads of this type lead to dubious websites or even download/installation of potentially malicious programs. If a browser opens dubious web pages or displays intrusive ads, PUA are likely to be installed on it (or the computer). Check the list of installed browser apps (extensions, add-ons, and plug-ins) and remove all unwanted, suspicious items. The same applies to software installed on the operating system. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Xtron Cleanup Pro download website:
Xtron Cleanup Pro installation setup:
Appearance of Xtron Cleanup Pro unwanted application in GIF:
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Xtron Cleanup 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 "Xtron Cleanup 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, Xtron Cleanup Pro did not install any unwanted browser extensions, however, some unwanted applications can be 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 xtron cleanup 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 xtron cleanup 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 xtron cleanup 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 extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the xtron cleanup pro potentially unwanted application, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the 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 xtron cleanup pro potentially unwanted application from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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