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SureClean Professional


SureClean Professional is a software program developed by Panicware. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 2.41 MB (2,524,721 bytes). The installed file XAUpdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 88% of users of SureClean Professional come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.panicware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Panicware\SureClean Professional
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\PANICW~1\SURECL~1\UNWISE.EXE C:\Program Files2\PANICW~1\SURECL~1\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 2.41 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SureClean Professional

  • pwinssd.dll - SureClean Recycle Bin
  • XAUpdate.exe - XAUpdate Application
  • pwisd.dll - Panicware pwisd (pwisd)
  • SRClean.exe - SureClean (System Application)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8CCBD57-E682-48BE-98A5-8B1BF164ACDD}' (runs on registration).
  • UNWISE.EXE runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
Startup File (User Run)
  • SRClean.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SureCleanProfessional' and executes as "C:\Program Files1\Panicware\SureClean Professional\SRClean.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • UNWISE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.

How do I remove SureClean Professional?

Quickly and completely remove SureClean Professional from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall SureClean Professional from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program SureClean Professional, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove SureClean Professional.

Win XP 33%
Win 8 33%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 33.33%
Windows 7 33.33%
Windows 8 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 33.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Windows 8.1 Pro 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.50%
  Australia 12.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Intel 33.33%
Acer 33.33%
Common models
vpr Matrix, Inc. D400A... 33.33%
Gigabyte H61M-S2P-B3 33.33%
Gateway NV58 Series ... 33.33%


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