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Should I remove Pro PC Cleaner?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
72% remove it28% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,943
United States Rank #2,957
Reach 0.1039%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.68 days
580.50 days >
Average installed length: 305.01 days


3.1.8 0.39%
3.1.7 0.05%
3.0.5 5.37%
3.0.4 0.10%
2.9.9 1.17%
2.9.6 7.91%
2.9.5 2.64%
2.7.2 0.59%
2.7.1 1.51%
2.6.1 2.20%
2.6.0 3.91%
2.5.9 1.17%
2.5.6 4.64% 0.39% 1.86%
2.5.5 66.10%

Other programs by Rainmaker Software Group

Pro PC Cleaner

What is Pro PC Cleaner?  (from Rainmaker Software Group)

With our user friendly interface, you can view all the duplicate files, error message, and other junk that may be slowing down your system, then remove what you want to remove. Your Windows registry is the central communication hub for your system, but it can become bogged down with outdated messages and files.


Pro PC Cleaner is a program developed by Rainmaker Software Group. The most used version is 2.5.5, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 main program executable is ProPCCleaner.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 84 files and is usually about 11.9 MB (12,473,130 bytes). updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 78% of users of Pro PC Cleaner come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Pro PC Cleaner.
ProPCCleaner.exe (159b31f5c1c1e743a7a656664c4743af) has been flagged by the following 16 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Antiy-AVL Trojan/Win32.BTSGeneric
AVG 2015.0.3285 Generic
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International PUA.MSIL.LittleRegClean.B
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware
Dr.Web Program.Unwanted.593
ESET-NOD32 9.11994 a variant of MSIL/Rebrand.LittleRegClean.E potentially unwanted
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. PUA.MSIL.Rebrand
K7 AntiVirus 13.207.16681 Trojan
K7GW 13.207.16681 Trojan ( 004b5d6e1 )
Malwarebytes v2015.08.17.07 PUP.Optional.ProPCCleaner.A
McAfee 5600.6671 Artemis!159B31F5C1C1
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6671 Artemis
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA AH
Symantec 8/17/2015 rev. 2 PUA.ProPCCleaner
VIPRE Antivirus 42312 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Splash.exe (89198f22cf5313463794d26848bebb52) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG Generic.55F
Dr.Web Program.Unwanted.64
McAfee Artemis!89198F22CF53
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 Artemis
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0817
       View all 21 all detections
Pro PC Cleaner has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Pro PC Cleaner
URL: propccleaner.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Pro PC Cleaner\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{C3060724-6AC7-4BEF-B516-4F6B1D90887D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 11.9 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Pro PC Cleaner

Program executable:ProPCCleaner.exe (Malware detected)
Pro PC Cleaner
Path:C:\Program Files\Pro PC Cleaner\ProPCCleaner.exe
Additional files:
  • updater.exe - Pro PC Cleaner (updater 2.5.5, 2013)
  • (Malware detected) ProPCCleaner.exe - ProPCCleaner (Pro PC Cleaner)
  • Interop.IWshRuntimeLibrary.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'IWshRuntimeLibrary'.
  • Interop.Shell32.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'Shell32'.
  • Microsoft.Deployment.WindowsInstaller.dll (by Outercurve Foundation) - Windows Installer XML Toolset
  • ComponentFactory.Krypton.Toolkit.dll (by Component Factory) - Krypton Toolkit (ComponentFactory.Krypton.Toolkit)
  • Uninst000.CA.dll - CustomAction
  • Uninst000.dll
  • Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll (by CodePlex Community) - TaskService (Task Scheduler Wrapper)
  • Logging.dll - Logging
  • Helper.dll - Helper
  • (Malware detected) Splash.exe - Splash
  • Setup.dll - Setup
  • bo.dll - bo
  • InstAct.exe - InstAct
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Splash.exe is scheduled as a task named 'PROPCCleaner_Popup' (runs daily at 3:00 PM).
  • ProPCCleaner.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ProPCCleaner_Start'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • PROPCCleaner.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named PROPCCleaner_Start.
Startup File (User Run)
  • ProPCCleaner.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ProPCCleaner' and executes as C:\Program Files\Pro PC Cleaner\ProPCCleaner.exe true.

How do I remove Pro PC Cleaner?

You can uninstall Pro PC Cleaner 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 Pro PC Cleaner, 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 Pro PC Cleaner.
  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.

Win 10 49%
Win XP 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 72%
Keep it 28%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 49.95%
Windows 7 43.09%
Windows Vista 5.55%
Windows XP 1.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 28.75%
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.41%
Windows 7 Professional 7.75%
Windows 10 Home 7.61%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.40%
Windows 8.1 Connected 4.71%

Distribution by countryGeography

77.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 77.71%
  Canada 4.96%
  United Kingdom 3.78%
  France 3.74%
  Australia 2.56%
  Germany 1.75%
  Italy 1.38%
  Mexico 0.81%
  Spain 0.64%
  Norway 0.44%
  Colombia 0.40%
  Belgium 0.30%
  Thailand 0.10%
  Hong Kong 0.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.10%
Dell 20.13%
Acer 13.10%
Toshiba 10.84%
ASUS 8.26%
Lenovo 5.87%
Samsung 2.13%
Intel 0.65%
Alienware 0.45%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 10.40%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.48%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 4.34%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.90%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.32%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.03%


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