drivecleaner 2006....what is it?

  notafool 12:41 18 Sep 2006
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my friend accidentally clicked on a link for this program and now his pc is screwed....any help?

  ArrGee 12:54 18 Sep 2006

All depends on how 'screwed' the pc is. Can your friend start in safe mode?

  gudgulf 12:55 18 Sep 2006

Funnily enough I've just cleared that from a friends pc..along with all sorts of other malware installed by his teenage children via P2P and Messenger.

DriveCleaner 2006 is best classed as Rogue Software in that it provides some cleanup facilities but also installs sponsorware and other unwanted programs.It also gives misleadingly high detection rates to tempt you to paert with cash to fix the problems it finds.

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Look in Add/Remove Programs for an uninstaller and run a thourough antispyware scan with for example Adaware or Ewido or Windows defender or A2 etc.

If your friend has fallen for this program,chances are there will be others/other malware on the pc.

  Stuartli 13:08 18 Sep 2006

Not to be confused with Drive Cleaner Pro, a freeware utility to remove old/unwanted graphics drivers etc on your system.

Also see:

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