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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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SecureClean 5


SecureClean 5 is a program developed by WhiteCanyon Software. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The software installer includes 11 files and is usually about 1.39 MB (1,462,070 bytes). SC5_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 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 85% of users of SecureClean 5 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.WhiteCanyon.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\whitecanyon\secureclean 5
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\WhiteCanyon\SecureClean 5\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.39 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SecureClean 5

  • SCShell.dll - Shell Extension (SecureClean Shell Extension)
  • SC5_Updater.exe - SecureClean 5 (SecureClean 5 Setup)
  • Uninstall.exe
  • Uninstaller.exe
  • SecureClean.exe - SecureClean UI Module
  • Common.dll
  • Resources.dll
  • SC5Cleaners.dll
  • SC5Service.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • SCShell.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'SecureClean' with a class of {AABE01A6-C0D2-42BC-85C4-2E72CA28246C}.
  • SC5Service.exe runs as a service named 'Secure Clean' (SecureClean).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SecureClean.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SecureClean 5 Tray' which loads as C:\Program Files\WhiteCanyon\SecureClean 5\SecureClean.exe /tray.

How do I remove SecureClean 5?

You can uninstall SecureClean 5 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 SecureClean 5, 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 SecureClean 5.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win XP 5%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.14%
Windows 10 28.57%
Windows Vista 9.52%
Windows XP 4.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.10%
Windows 10 Pro 14.29%
Windows 7 Professional 14.29%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.52%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.76%
Windows 10 Home 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

85.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 85.29%
  United Kingdom 8.82%
  Australia 2.94%
  Canada 2.94%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 47.37%
Dell 31.58%
Toshiba 5.26%
Acer 5.26%
ASUS 5.26%
Gateway 5.26%
Common models
Dell Dell DXP061 10.00%
Compaq-Presario NF520AA-A... 5.00%
ASUSTeK X551MA 5.00%
Acer Aspire 5750 5.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite L750 5.00%
MSI MS-7885 5.00%


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