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File: ProfessionalPCCleaner_Popup

Location of ProfessionalPCCleaner_Popup and Associated Malware

Check whether ProfessionalPCCleaner_Popup is present in the following locations:

ProfessionalPCCleaner_Popup file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\ProfessionalPCCleaner_Popup

If you find ProfessionalPCCleaner_Popup file in any of these locations, your computer is very likely to be infected with the following malware:

IMPORTANT: Malware files can be camouflaged with the same file names as legitimate files. The ProfessionalPCCleaner_Popup file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.

Notes:

Different Variations of ProfessionalPCCleaner_Popup File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
3612A06E6AED7126E5ACFEB7F993994BE157Nov 21, 2015
3494ABDE5590695D9882717E4F5217238E93Dec 22, 2015
3506C73F234B519744E652FA5BAF35B77143May 20, 2016
34945A233035612CBA7BDF308009BCADA772Jun 8, 2016
3410827D077C6C4EE08CF7C0A0B1C5EE26E2Sep 9, 2016
3398CB36212E57436602916708A985BED27CDec 3, 2016
262403C337E5FC43839100B813044D2E523FMay 5, 2017

Why Is It Important to Remove Malware Files?^

It is imperative that you delete malware-associated files as soon as possible because they can be used - or are already being used - to inflict serious damage on your PC, including:

  • Disrupting the normal functioning of the operating system or rendering it completely useless.
  • Hijacking valuable private information (credit card numbers, passwords, PIN codes, etc.)
  • Directing all your Web searches to the same unwanted or malicious sites.
  • Dramatically slowing down your computer.
  • Gaining total control of your PC to spread viruses and trojans and send out spam.

How to Remove ProfessionalPCCleaner_Popup^

  1. To enable deleting the ProfessionalPCCleaner_Popup file, terminate the associated process in the Task Manager as follows:
    • Right-click in the Windows taskbar (a bar that appears along the bottom of the Windows screen) and select Task Manager on the menu.
    • In the Tasks Manager window, click the Processes tab.
    • On the Processes tab, select ProfessionalPCCleaner_Popup and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of ProfessionalPCCleaner_Popup and Associated Malware.
  3. Select the file and press SHIFT+Delete on the keyboard.
  4. Click Yes in the confirm deletion dialog box.
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 for each location listed in Location of ProfessionalPCCleaner_Popup and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of ProfessionalPCCleaner_Popup will fail if it is locked; that is, it is in use by some application (Windows will display a corresponding message). For instructions on deleting locked files, see Deleting Locked Files.
    • The deletion of ProfessionalPCCleaner_Popup will fail if your Windows uses the NT File System (NTFS) and you have no write rights for the file. Request your system administrator to grant you write rights for the file.

Deleting Locked Files^

You can delete locked files with the RemoveOnReboot utility. You can install the RemoveOnReboot utility from here.

After you delete a locked file, you need to delete all the references to the file in Windows registry.

To delete a locked file:

  1. Right-click on the file and select Send To -> Remove on Next Reboot on the menu.
  2. Restart your computer.

The file will be deleted on restart.

Note: In the case of complex viruses that can replicate themselves, malware files can reappear in the same locations even after you have deleted those files and restarted your computer. Exterminate It! Antimalware can effectively eradicate such viruses from your computer.

To remove all registry references to a ProfessionalPCCleaner_Popup malware file:

  1. On the Windows Start menu, click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type regedit and click OK. The Registry Editor window opens.
  3. On the Edit menu, select Find.
  4. In the Find dialog box, type ProfessionalPCCleaner_Popup. The name of the first found registry value referencing ProfessionalPCCleaner_Popup is highlighted in the right pane of the Registry Editor window.
  5. Right-click the registry value name and select Delete on the menu.
  6. Click Yes in the Confirm Value Delete dialog box.
  7. To delete all other references to ProfessionalPCCleaner_Popup, repeat steps 4-6.
IMPORTANT: Malware files can masquerade as legitimate files by using the same file names. To avoid deleting a harmless file, ensure that the Value column for the registry value displays exactly one of the paths listed in Location of ProfessionalPCCleaner_Popup and Associated Malware.