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DriveCleaner - Taking Your Patience To The Cleaner

DriveCleaner is one of the many adware programs on the market that claims to be an antispyware application. Instead of protection, though, it seems only to offer annoyance to those who have it on their systems.

How Does DriveCleaner Work?

DriveCleaner comes bundled with other software products. While in most cases it is disclosed during the download of other products, many users miss it and don't realize this program will be installed on their machines. Once DriveCleaner becomes a part of your system, you will begin to notice several things.

One of the first things you might notice is annoying popups during your web browsing experience. Most of these will be for DriveCleaner or a related product. You may then also begin to notice popups when you aren't online. These can occur at almost any time, and all of them will say something like "Your system has been infected with spyware! Click here to download the latest antispyware products." Should you choose to click, you will most certainly be prompted for payment for the full version of DriveCleaner, a rather ineffective application that will do little to protect your machine.

Another thing you might see if you have DriveCleaner on your machine is what looks like Windows notification balloons coming from your system tray. Invariably, they say something like "Your Computer Is In Danger! Windows Security Center spyware/adware infection! It is strongly recommended to use special antispyware tools to prevent data loss. Click here to install the latest protection tools!"

You might even notice that your desktop background has been replaced by a message that says something like "SPYWARE INFECTION! Your system is infected with spyware. Windows recommends that you use a spyware removal tool to prevent loss of data. Using this PC before having it cleaned of spyware threats is highly discouraged."

More than anything else, though, you will probably notice that the presence of DriveCleaner has slowed your computer considerably. When DriveCleaner was installed on your machine, it also installed a registry key to ensure that it runs each time your computer is turned on. As a result, your computer's virtual memory is eaten up by processes that you don't really want running on your machine, thereby slowing everything down.

How Can I Remove DriveCleaner From My System?

Because DriveCleaner was created more to scare you and get you to purchase products than anything else, it's a really good idea to get it off of your system as soon as you can. There are four possible ways of doing this.

First, you can try to remove DriveCleaner through the add/remove programs control panel. While this has worked in a few cases, it doesn't work for every user. This process occassional results in a missed file or two, and DriveCleaner has the ability to reinstall itself if there is a single missed file on your machine.

Your second option is to remove it through system restore. Unfortunately, though, this doesn't always work either for a couple of reasons. First, that doesn't work for all versions of Windows, and since DriveCleaner is created to become part of any Windows system, it's an ineffective method of removal. Second, it will only work right after DriveCleaner has installed on your system, and for many, it is several days before realization that DriveCleaner has been added sinks in.

Your third option is to remove DriveCleaner manually. This involves deleting all of the program files and registry keys that have been added. This is a good method of removal, but like the other two options, there are a couple of problems. First, if you miss just one file, DriveCleaner will reinstall itself. Second, working with your program files and registry is dangerous in many cases. Within the registry, one wrong keystroke could crash your system. If you choose this DriveCleaner removal method, be sure to have a professional by your side!

Your final option is to use your current reputable antispyware software to remove DriveCleaner. If you don't have antispyware software, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Malwarebytes has free malware removal) is a great choice. Keep it up to date, and scan your system regularly for problems. Programs like DriveCleaner and more serious problems will automatically be taken off of your system.

DriveCleaner has the ability to frighten you into purchasing software that you don't need. Removal is essential for a happy computing experience.

In order to manually remove DriveCleaner, these program files must be deleted (at your own risk):


          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeActivate.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbase

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseAE_CD_Cr.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseAReadr4.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseAReadr5.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseASDSEEpv.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseASPack.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseBDelphi5.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseBabylon.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseCBuildr5.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseCCGA.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseCManager.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseCatchUp.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseCuteFTP4.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseCuteHTML.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseDAcceler.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseDiscJug.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseECDCreat4.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseFFTsks.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseFar.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseFlashFXP.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseFrntPage.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseFrontPEx.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseFtpEXP.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseFtpVoya.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseGetRight.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseGoZilla.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseGravMRU.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseH_TxtPad.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseHomeSite.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseHotDogPr.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseIconExtr.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseImgReady3.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseInsShExp.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseJASC_P_P.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseKaZaA.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseLView.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseMMUnDisk.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseMM_CON.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseMPImaGal.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseMPaint.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseMPicPub.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseMSExplorer.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseMSRegEdit.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseMSWMP.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseMSWordPad.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseMSoffice.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseMacDir.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseMacDrWea.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseMicAng.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseMicDes.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseMorpheus.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseNTBackup.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseNero.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseNetShow.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbasePHPCoder.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbasePhotShel.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbasePowerZIP.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseRapidBr.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseRealAuPl.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseRealDown.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseSL_BlWin.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseSecurCRT.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseSmartClr.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseSonique.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseStuffIt.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseTelepPro.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseUGifAnim.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseUMedStud.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseUPhImpV.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseUPhotoEx.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseUVidStud.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseUltraEd.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseVNC.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseWebFeret.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseWebReap.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseWinACE.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseWinGate.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseWiseInst.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseYahooPl.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseZipMagic.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeAppbaseiMesh.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeInstHelp.exe

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeScanReport.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeSchedule.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeUDC2006.exe

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeUDC2006.xml

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeUDC6.url

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeUDCPChk.dll

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeUDCShell.dll

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeUDCShell.xml

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeUninstallPage.html

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 FreeUpdater.exe

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 Freebnlink.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 Freeimg

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 Freeimgbutton.gif

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 Freeimgbutton2.gif

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 Freeimgheader.gif

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 Freeimglogo.gif

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 Freeimgspacer.gif

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 Freeimgtop1.jpg

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 Freeimgtop2.jpg

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 Freeimgtop_line.gif

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 Freelapv.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 Freelicense.rtf

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 Freemanual.url

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 Freepv.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 Freepv.exe

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 Freereadme.rtf

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 Freesr.log

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 Freesupport.url

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 Freeunins000.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 Freeunins000.exe

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 Freeuninstall.ico

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 Freeup.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 Freeupdater.dat

          * %ProgramFiles%DriveCleaner 2006 Freevbpv.dat

          * C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersStart       

              MenuProgramsDriveCleaner 2006

Each of the following registry keys must also be deleted (at your own risk):

  • ● HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClasses*shellexContextMenuHandlersUDCShell
  • ● HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}shellexContextMenuHandlers{7EC618F2-C506-4221-9F56-792B92BF762E}
  • ● HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{22024DC7-D190-44ec-9D49-AEE5F244A466}
  • ● HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{7EC618F2-C506-4221-9F56-792B92BF762E}
  • ● HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{C4C4786C-9861-46d2-BB63-AC782AB07046}
  • ● HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesDirectoryshellexContextMenuHandlersUDCShell
  • ● HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesDriveshellexContextMenuHandlersUDCShell
  • ● HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesInterface{A22FBA1E-CAAF-4E45-8EFF-4A821AF03E69}
  • ● HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClasseslnkfileshellexContextMenuHandlersUDCShell
  • ● HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesTypeLib{0A89FF7F-1A12-42D9-ACCB-4217112DC7E0}
  • ● HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallUDC6_is1
  • ● HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREDriveCleaner 2006 Free
  • ● HKEY_ALL_USERSSoftwareDriveCleaner 2006 Free

Removing DriveCleaner Automatically/Safely

For free automatic removal we recommend using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. This program is widely recommended by reputable third-party sites, so you can be reasonably confident of its ability to safely get rid of DriveCleaner and any hidden Trojans. As a precaution we recommend double checking your system with SpyHunter. This program requires paid registration to enable deletions, however it has a money back guaranteed and is the top of the line in malware removal. It should catch malware that evades Malwarebytes and block anything that tries to reinstal itself.

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Remove DriveCleaner Now:

  1. Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and SpyHunter Download  
  2. Run a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
  3. Remove all the detected infections (free).
  4. Run a scan with SpyHunter
  5. Remove any remaining infections
  6. Reboot and rescan with SpyHunter. Your computer should now be clean.

Important note: If Malwarebytes is blocked by malware then run Chameleon (Start Menu → All Programs → MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware → Tools → Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Chameleon). If you need further help removing DriveCleaner please email us at info@removeadware.com.au or call for personal assistance on toll-free number 888-655-3453, within the USA and Canada.

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