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AdvancedCleaner

How to Remove AdvancedCleaner from Your Computer

To completely purge AdvancedCleaner from your computer, you need to delete the files, folders, Windows registry keys and registry values associated with AdvancedCleaner. These files, folders and registry elements are respectively listed in the Files, Folders, Registry Keys and Registry Values sections on this page.

For instructions on deleting the AdvancedCleaner registry keys and registry values,
see How to Remove AdvancedCleaner from the Windows Registry.

For instructions on deleting the AdvancedCleaner files and folders,
see How to Delete AdvancedCleaner Files (.exe, .dll, etc.)

How to Delete AdvancedCleaner Files (.exe, .dll, etc.)^

The files and folders associated with AdvancedCleaner are listed in the Files and Folders sections on this page.

To delete the AdvancedCleaner files and folders:

  1. Using your file explorer, browse to each file and folder listed in the Folders and Files sections.
  2. Note: The paths use certain special folders (conventions) such as [%PROGRAM_FILES%]. Please note that these conventions are depending on Windows Version / Language. These conventions are explained here.
  3. Select the file or folder and press SHIFT+Delete on the keyboard.
  4. Click Yes in the confirm deletion dialog box.
  5. IMPORTANT: If a file is locked (in use by some application), its deletion will fail (the Windows will display a corresponding message).You can delete such locked files with the RemoveOnReboot utility. To delete a locked file, right-click on the file, select Send To->Remove on Next Reboot on the menu and restart your computer. You can install the RemoveOnReboot utility from here.
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\AdvancedCleaner Free
[%PROGRAMS%]\AdvancedCleaner Free
[%PROGRAM_FILES_COMMON%]\AdvancedCleaner
[%COMMON_APPDATA%]\AdvancedCleaner
[%COMMON_PROGRAMS%]\AdvancedCleaner
[%APPDATA%]\AdvancedCleaner
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\AdvancedCleaner
[%COMMON_PROGRAMS%]\AdvancedCleaner Free

How to Remove AdvancedCleaner from the Windows Registry^

The Windows registry stores important system information such as system preferences, user settings and installed programs details as well as the information about the applications that are automatically run at start-up. Because of this, spyware, malware and adware often store references to their own files in your Windows registry so that they can automatically launch every time you start up your computer.

To effectively remove AdvancedCleaner from your Windows registry, you must delete all the registry keys and values associated with AdvancedCleaner, which are listed in the Registry Keys and Registry Values sections on this page.

IMPORTANT: Because the registry is a core component of your Windows system, it is strongly recommended that you back up the registry before you begin deleting keys and values. For information about backing up the Windows registry, refer to the Registry Editor online help.

To remove the AdvancedCleaner registry keys and values:

  1. On the Windows Start menu, click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type regedit and click OK.
    The Registry Editor window opens. This window consists of two panes. The left pane displays folders that represent the registry keys arranged in hierarchical order. The right one lists the registry values of the currently selected registry key.
  3. To delete each registry key listed in the Registry Keys section, do the following:
    • Locate the key in the left pane of the Registry Editor window by sequentially expanding the folders according to the path indicated in the Registry Keys section. For example, if the path of a registry key is
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\FolderA\FolderB\KeyName1
      sequentially expand the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, software, FolderA and FolderB folders.
    • Select the key name indicated at the end of the path (KeyName1 in the example above).
    • Right-click the key name and select Delete on the menu.
    • Click Yes in the Confirm Key Delete dialog box.
  4. To delete each registry value listed in the Registry Values section, do the following:
    • Display the value in the right pane of the Registry Editor window by sequentially expanding the folders in the left pane according to the path indicated in the Registry Values section and selecting the specified key name. For example, if the path of a registry value is
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\FolderA\FolderB\KeyName2,valueC=
      sequentially expand the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, software, FolderA and FolderB folders and select the KeyName2 key to display the valueC value in the right pane.
    • In the right pane, select the value name indicated after a comma at the end of the path (valueC in the example above).
    • Right-click the value name and select Delete on the menu.
    • Click Yes in the Confirm Value Delete dialog box.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_3768657871
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\AdvancedCleaner
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_900932188
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_3022160592
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_1542108215
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_1656135789
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_1339416997
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\AdvancedCleaner Free
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\AdvancedCleaner Free
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\UADC_is1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_1128970020
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_308639152
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\AdvancedCleaner
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_190004905
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_3523436020
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_251910949
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_1819060729
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_2981455132
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_122388596
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_2682852869
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_2881150700
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_1502668611
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_542455169
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_3128790683
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_3875379512
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_2225434531
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_1826878782
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_1290105270
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_1822381579
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_1181855555
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_2124357346
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_777810617
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_387301478
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_3162752271
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_3006630901
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_1841963812
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_956889333
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_4249583868
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_4068794330
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_2328411002
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_1899429033
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_2721218977
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_4070957948
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_59559256
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_1058501685
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_1888415833
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_3665021898
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_1652622468
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_40423219
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_859587861
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_298991583
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_1706257795
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_2921707159
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_506013919
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_2488508876
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_2343739578
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_3070010666
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_249250649
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_3280688465
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_465817590
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_3367581181
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_3612892752
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_1222547800
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_1006264538
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_3027294047
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_2166017434
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_1735059597
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_1007298059
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_3184014930
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_1173651513
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_1040211336
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_3672943371
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_1819851108
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_442299312
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_2694138771
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_2551001866
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_3894157155
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_3462993856
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_1377438518
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_1787850629
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_2324752669
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_452561379
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_2750633962
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_694722286
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_2010656288
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_3690201086
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_3981294706
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_2072511139
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_1837040135
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_2016151273
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_253992255
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_4015159000
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_269778503
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_35259439
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_1836218191
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_1269750905
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_3372501681
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_2210360471
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_3806385665
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\UADC_535111847
Registry Values
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]SM_IAN=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\AdvancedCleaner Free\ian_monitor.exe
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]AdvancedCleaner Free="[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\AdvancedCleaner Free\UADC.exe" /min
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]UADC_3665021898="[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\AdvancedCleaner Free\UADCcw.exe" -c
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run-]SM_IAN=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\AdvancedCleaner Free\ian_monitor.exe
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run_Hidden]AdvancedCleaner Free="[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\AdvancedCleaner Free\UADC.exe" /min
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]AdvancedCleaner="[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\AdvancedCleaner\ADC.exe" /min
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]UADC_3280688465="[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\AdvancedCleaner Free\UADCcw.exe" -c
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]AbyssmoClient=[%PROGRAM_FILES_COMMON%]\AdvancedCleaner\abhlp.exe
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]UADC_1836218191="[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\AdvancedCleaner Free\UADCcw.exe" -c
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]UADC_201097544="[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\AdvancedCleaner Free\UADCcw.exe" -c
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]SM_IAN=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\AdvancedCleaner Free\ian_monitor .exe
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]UADC_2600151538="[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\AdvancedCleaner Free\UADCcw.exe" -c
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]UADC_2761521956="[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\AdvancedCleaner Free\UADCcw.exe" -c
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]AbyssmoClient=[%PROGRAM_FILES_COMMON%]\WinAntiVirus Pro 2007\abhlp.exe
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]UADC_3371786299="[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\AdvancedCleaner Free\UADCcw.exe" -c
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]UADC_3308036034="[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\AdvancedCleaner Free\UADCcw.exe" -c
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]UADC_4087458507="[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\AdvancedCleaner Free\UADCcw.exe" -c
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]UADC_3862966744="[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\AdvancedCleaner Free\UADCcw.exe" -c
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run] AdvancedCleaner Free=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\AdvancedCleaner Free\UADC.exe
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run] SM_IAN=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\AdvancedCleaner Free\ian_monitor.exe

Ransomware

Ransomware is malicious software that encrypts the hard drive of the infected computer or the files holding important information. The hacker then extorts money from the computer’s owner in exchange for the possibility to have access to the data again.

Be Aware of the Following Ransomware Threats:

WinAntiSpyware, ContraVirus, VirusBurster, SpyShredder, AntiSpyZone.

How Did My PC Get Infected with AdvancedCleaner?^

The following are the most likely reasons why your computer got infected with AdvancedCleaner:

  • Your operating system and Web browser's security settings are too lax.
  • You are not following safe Internet surfing and PC practices.

Downloading and Installing Freeware or Shareware

Small-charge or free software applications may come bundled with spyware, adware, or programs like AdvancedCleaner. Sometimes adware is attached to free software to enable the developers to cover the overhead involved in created the software. Spyware frequently piggybacks on free software into your computer to damage it and steal valuable private information.

Using Peer-to-Peer Software

The use of peer-to-peer (P2P) programs or other applications using a shared network exposes your system to the risk of unwittingly downloading infected files, including malicious programs like AdvancedCleaner.

Visiting Questionable Web Sites

When you visit sites with dubious or objectionable content, trojans-including AdvancedCleaner, spyware and adware, may well be automatically downloaded and installed onto your computer.

Detecting AdvancedCleaner^

The following symptoms signal that your computer is very likely to be infected with AdvancedCleaner:

PC is working very slowly

AdvancedCleaner can seriously slow down your computer. If your PC takes a lot longer than normal to restart or your Internet connection is extremely slow, your computer may well be infected with AdvancedCleaner.

New desktop shortcuts have appeared or the home page has changed

AdvancedCleaner can tamper with your Internet settings or redirect your default home page to unwanted web sites. AdvancedCleaner may even add new shortcuts to your PC desktop.

Annoying popups keep appearing on your PC

AdvancedCleaner may swamp your computer with pestering popup ads, even when you're not connected to the Internet, while secretly tracking your browsing habits and gathering your personal information.

E-mails that you didn't write are being sent from your mailbox

AdvancedCleaner may gain complete control of your mailbox to generate and send e-mail with virus attachments, e-mail hoaxes, spam and other types of unsolicited e-mail to other people.