Essential Cleaner

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Essential Cleaner Information
Type: Spyware
Analysis: Installs & gathers info from a PC without user permission.
Infection: By downloading freeware & shareware.
Symptoms: Changes PC settings, excessive popups & slow PC performance.
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Essential Cleaner is a rogue anti-spyware application. Essential Cleaner is a clone-like update of Essential Cleaner's rogue predecessors, the MS Removal Tool and System Tool infections. As a hostile and aggressive rogue security application, if Essential Cleaner is able to infect your PC, Essential Cleaner is bound to cause vastly troublesome computer difficulties.

What Does Essential Cleaner Look Like?

As is depicted by the following screenshot of Essential Cleaner, this rogue security application is incredibly deceptive and disguises itself well with Essential Cleaner's sleek appearance and seemingly authentic aesthetics and features.

Essential Cleaner boasts the ability to detect and rid computer systems of a myriad of infections, but as this rogue security application is an infection, itself, these claims are an absolute sham. In fact, while boasting that Essential Cleaner is a respectable computer security tool, Essential Cleaner employs the assistance of a Trojan to enter your PC system without either your knowledge or permission.

Essential Cleaner's Behavior and Process: Bogus Scans, Results, and Alerts

While claiming to be a trustworthy PC security tool, Essential Cleaner is actually an infection carrying a nasty Trojan. Essential Cleaner most often distributes itself by infecting websites and advertisements on websites, and then this rogue security application will employ plugin and browser exploits to infiltrate targeted PC's security defenses.

Like many other similar rogue security programs and scareware applications of this kind, Essential Cleaner functions by prompting dummy security scans on the systems that Essential Cleaner infects, and then fabricates fake threat detection alerts. These alerts will always claim to have found severe infections on targeted PC systems.

Important: These security scans, result listings, and security alerts displayed by Essential Cleaner are completely and totally bogus. These security alerts, as well as the security scans that claim to have detected them, are absolutely and without a doubt entirely fake. Regardless of their seeming legitimacy, they are completely fabricated and meant to frighten and bully you into believing the nonsense of being spewed at you by Essential Cleaner's bogus scans and alerts.

Essential Cleaner will then prompt you to purchase the full version of Essential Cleaner's rogue security application as a solution to your PC's gross infection problems. At this point, Essential Cleaner will refuse to be uninstalled, and this is a definite sign that this application is NOT a legitimate PC security tool and needs to be removed from your computer system. Essential Cleaner will then continue in Essential Cleaner's attempts to frighten Essential Cleaner's victims by continuing to display a constant stream of so-called security warnings and alters.

How Do I Know if My Computer Has Been Infected with Essential Cleaner?

If your PC has become infected with Essential Cleaner, some of the obvious symptoms that may become apparent, which are characteristic of the Essential Cleaner infection, are:
– Annoying fake pop-up alerts
– Essential Cleaner blocks .exe files from running
– A dramatic decrease in overall PC functionality
– Essential Cleaner installs itself without user knowledge or permission
– Essential Cleaner connects to the Internet without user permission
– Slow Internet connection

Additionally, Essential Cleaner also possesses the ability to change your browser settings, display commercial advertisements, and always remain running in your PC background. This rogue security application also possesses the capability to install other spyware and additional PC threats onto your PC.

Essential Cleaner's sole intent in forcefully and deceptively invading Essential Cleaner's victims PCs is to fulfill Essential Cleaner's one and only, singular purpose. By performing fake security scans, and then subsequently fabricating and bombarding you with bogus threat detection alerts and security warnings, Essential Cleaner is aggressively attempting to force you into believing Essential Cleaners credibility as a legitimate computer security program – thus bullying you into trusting in Essential Cleaner's lies and falsehoods.

The entirety of Essential Cleaner, from start to finish – Essential Cleaner's detection alerts, security scans, and security warnings – is deceptively phony and meant only to terrify you into buying into Essential Cleaner's scareware-type scam. In conclusion, Essential Cleaner is a dangerous rogue anti-spyware program, and as such, this fake security application is a significant threat to your PC. As depicted, Essential Cleaner is an aggressive and hostile scareware product and a rogue security anti-spyware infection that – along with Essential Cleaner's Trojan – needs to be detected and removed from your computer system. This rogue security application is dangerous to not only you PC, and becoming the victim of Essential Cleaner's scareware scam can pose a very scary and problematic situation – for both you and your PC. Therefore, if your PC is showing signs of an Essential Cleaner infection, it is important that you take the necessary steps to safely remove this harmful rogue security application safely from your PC.

To check your computer for Essential Cleaner, download SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool.

SpyHunter spyware detection tool is only a scanner meant to assist you in detecting Essential Cleaner and other threats. If you detect the presence of Essential Cleaner on your PC, you have the opportunity to purchase the SpyHunter removal tool to remove any traces of Essential Cleaner.


Detection of Essential Cleaner (Recommended)

Essential Cleaner is difficult to detect and remove. Essential Cleaner is not likely to be removed through a convenient "uninstall" feature. Essential Cleaner, as well as other spyware, can re-install itself even after it appears to have been removed.

You also run the risk of damaging your computer since you're required to find and delete sensitive files in your system such as DLL files and registry keys. It is recommended you use a good spyware remover to remove Essential Cleaner and other spyware, adware, trojans and viruses on your computer.

Run a Essential Cleaner scan/check to successfully detect all Essential Cleaner files with the SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool. If you wish to remove Essential Cleaner, you can either purchase the SpyHunter spyware removal tool to remove Essential Cleaner or follow the Essential Cleaner manual removal method provided in the "Remedies and Prevention" section.

Method of Infection

There are many ways your computer could get infected with Essential Cleaner. Essential Cleaner can come bundled with shareware or other downloadable software.

Another method of distributing Essential Cleaner involves tricking you by displaying deceptive pop-up ads that may appear as regular Windows notifications with links which look like buttons reading Yes and No. No matter which "button" that you click on, a download starts, installing Essential Cleaner on your system. Essential Cleaner installs on your computer through a trojan and may infect your system without your knowledge or consent.

If you think you may already be infected with Essential Cleaner, use this SpyHunter Spyware dectection tool to detect Essential Cleaner and other common Spyware infections. After detection of Essential Cleaner, the next advised step is to remove Essential Cleaner with the purchase of the SpyHunter Spyware removal tool.


Essential Cleaner may attempt to change your computer's desktop, hijack your browser, monitor your Internet browsing activities, change system files, and can do this without your knowledge or permission. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to remove all traces of Essential Cleaner from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

Essential Cleaner, as well as other Spyware, are constantly evolving and becoming more advanced to avoid detection. Essential Cleaner along with its variants can install in different locations and even when you try to uninstall it you find they reappear when you reboot your computer.

Install a good anti-spyware software

When there's a large number of traces of Spyware, for example Essential Cleaner, that have infected a computer, the only remedy may be to automatically run a Spyware scan from a good anti-spyware software designed to detect Essential Cleaner and other types of spyware.

Remove Essential Cleaner manually

Another method to remove Essential Cleaner is to manually delete Essential Cleaner files in your system. Detect and remove the following Essential Cleaner files:


  • %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe


  • %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].dll

Other Files

  • %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\
  • %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].mof
  • %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].ocx
  • %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\Essential Cleaner\
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\Essential Cleaner\Instructions.ini
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\Essential Cleaner\cookies.sqlite

Registry Keys

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\PhishingFilter "Enabled" = '0'
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "ProxyEnable" = '1'
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "ProxyServer" = ‘http='
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\PersonalSS.DocHostUIHandler
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download "RunInvalidSignatures" = "1"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Essential Cleaner"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "ProxyServer" = "http="
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options "Debugger" = "svchost.exe"

External links

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