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Should I remove PC Cleaner AV?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
51% remove it49% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #30,252
United States Rank #19,156
Reach 0.0047%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.89 days
380.13 days >
Average installed length: 199.73 days

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PC Cleaner AV

What is PC Cleaner AV?  (from PC Cleaners)

PC Cleaner Antivirus gives you complete protection from viruses, spyware, rogue programs, trojans, adware, rootkit, dialers, worms, parasites and other potentially harmful programs along with other malware that might make computer fail, cause system errors, reduce performance and might even destroy or expose to 3rd par...  Read more


PC Cleaner AV is a program developed by PC Cleaners. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is pccleanerav.exe. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 53 MB (55,575,616 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 81% of users of PC Cleaner AV come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Canada.
  • Starts automatically
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Adds a background Windows Service
Bundled relationships

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pc-cleaners.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PC Antivirus
Uninstaller: "C:\Windows\uninstac.exe" -removeit
Estimated size: 53 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Cleaner AV

Program executable:pccleanerav.exe
Name:PC Cleaners
Path:C:\Program Files\pc antivirus\pccleanerav.exe
Additional files:
  • pf.dll (by Support Expert) - PC Antivirus Web Protection BHO
  • pcavmon.exe
  • SBSetupDrivers.exe (by Sunbelt Software) - Sunbelt Personal Firewall (Sunbelt Firewall SDK Installer)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • pf.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'PC Antivirus Web Protection BHO' with the class of {C11CBDA9-6702-469E-9CE1-64E3971A6B44}.
  • pcavmon.exe runs as a service named 'pcavmon' (pcavmon).
Startup File (User Run)
  • PCCleanerAV.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PC Antivirus' and executes as "C:\Program Files\PC Antivirus\PCCleanerAV.exe" /minimize.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Total CPU:0.0001905662%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00012417%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00006640%
0.015104% average

How do I remove PC Cleaner AV?

You can uninstall PC Cleaner AV 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program PC Cleaner AV, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 PC Cleaner AV.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by PC Cleaner AV you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 51%
Keep it 49%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.37%
Windows 10 17.20%
Windows Vista 13.98%
Windows XP 6.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.01%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.75%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.53%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.45%
Windows 7 Professional 6.45%
Windows 8.1 5.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

81.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 81.29%
  Australia 4.32%
  Canada 3.60%
  United Kingdom 1.44%
  RS 1.44%
  BM 0.72%
  Colombia 0.72%
  Germany 0.72%
  Spain 0.72%
  Indonesia 0.72%
  MV 0.72%
  Mexico 0.72%
  Thailand 0.72%
  TN 0.72%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.89%
Dell 30.26%
Acer 11.84%
Toshiba 10.53%
Intel 6.58%
Lenovo 3.95%
Gateway 1.32%
American Megatrends 1.32%
ASUS 1.32%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1720 2.35%
Dell Inspiron 5520 2.35%
Dell Inspiron N7010 2.35%
Dell XPS 8300 2.35%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.35%
TOSHIBA Satellite P850 1.18%


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