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The Cleaner 2012


The Cleaner 2012 is a program developed by MooSoft Development. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. The main program executable is cleaner8.exe. The software installer includes 12 files and is usually about 61.11 MB (64,081,292 bytes). cleaner8_update.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 XP. While about 33% of users of The Cleaner 2012 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.moosoft.com
Help link: www.moosoft.com/customer-service
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\The Cleaner\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\The Cleaner\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 61.11 MB

Program filesFiles installed by The Cleaner 2012

Program executable:cleaner8.exe
Name:The Cleaner
The Cleaner v8 2012
Path:C:\Program Files\The Cleaner\cleaner8.exe
Additional files:
  • mhelper.exe - The Cleaner 2012 (MooSoft Helper Service)
  • cleaner8_update.exe - The Cleaner v9 (The Cleaner v8 to v9 Upgrade)
  • tcap.exe - TCActive! 2012 (TCActive! GUI)
  • cleaner_cl.exe - The Cleaner (The Cleaner 2011 Command Line)
  • cleaner6.exe - The Cleaner 2010
  • cleaner6_update.exe - The Cleaner Setup
  • cleaner7_update.exe
  • se.exe - MooHelper SE Check

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • tcap.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named TCActive!.
Startup File (User Run)
  • tcap.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'tcactive' and executes as C:\Program Files\The Cleaner\tcap.exe.

How do I remove The Cleaner 2012?

You can uninstall The Cleaner 2012 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 The Cleaner 2012, 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 The Cleaner 2012.

Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.41%
Windows XP 21.18%
Windows Vista 5.88%
Windows 10 3.53%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.88%
Windows 7 Ultimate 24.71%
Microsoft Windows XP 21.18%
Windows 7 Professional 15.29%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.71%
Windows 10 Enterprise 1.18%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.65% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.65%
  Germany 13.27%
  France 9.18%
  United Kingdom 5.10%
  Hungary 5.10%
  Canada 4.08%
  IQ 3.06%
  Spain 2.04%
  Jordan 2.04%
  MA 2.04%
  SY 2.04%
  Argentina 1.02%
  Austria 1.02%
  Australia 1.02%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Acer 26.32%
Dell 15.79%
American Megatrends 7.02%
Intel 3.51%
Compaq 1.75%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.76%
HP G62 Notebook PC 3.17%
P4V8p P4V88+ 3.17%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.17%
HP HDX 18 Notebook PC 1.59%
VIA K7VT4APro 1.59%


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