Do you know what Content Cleaner is?
The guys in our security lab say that Content Cleaner is a potentially unwanted program. It means that this application may exhibit particular features you would find less than welcome. What’s more, the application barely lives up to its promises, and it does not provide all the functions such a program should. It would be for the best to remove Content Cleaner from your system, as you will find that this application can expose you to potentially harmful content. Scroll down to the bottom of this description for the manual removal instructions. It will not be hard to uninstall this application.
When programs come with official websites, it gives us an impression that they are safe and reliable. You should also have access to Content Cleaner’s official homepage, but that is not as simple as it might seem. During our tests, we have found the official site at contentcleaner.com. It was possible to access the site without any difficulties, but at the time of writing, the homepage was no longer available. It is not clear why the server is down, but the point is that it is not possible to download the application directly.
Nevertheless, we still find reports of users complaining about this application. If there is no direct distribution source, it means that Content Cleaner spreads around in some different manner. Our research team suggests that this program could be installed on the target system via a Trojan or a malicious software updater. This would mean that prior to installing this potentially unwanted program on your computer, you already had several unwanted and possible harmful applications installed. Perhaps you were not aware when these programs entered your computer, but you would we surprised to know that you were the one who installed them.Content Cleaner screenshot
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Have you downloaded a freeware application recently? Did you download it from a third-party source? If so, it is very likely that Content Cleaner came with the installer as well. Or, you could have some application that connects to the Internet behind your back and, along with update files, downloads, and installs more freeware on your PC. It would be a good idea to run a full system scan and check what unfamiliar applications are present. Perhaps you will find a lot more than you think you have.
Content Cleaner was made by SaveSoft LLC, and its files are digitally signed by Lion and Tiger INC. Albeit knowing the names of the developers does not help much when you need to get rid of this application, even so it does make you think that perhaps this application is not that bad. And it really is not malicious. According to the snapshots of the official website, that we managed to make before the site went offline, this application is there to “protect your privacy and secure your personal files.” The program is promoted as a free tool, but once you run the application, you will see the “Not Registered” line at the top right corner of its interface.
This would mean that you should be able to unlock the full potential of Content Cleaner once you purchase the full version of it. Nevertheless, our research team says that there are tools that provide more functions for free compared to what this program gives you with its registered version. On top of that, the program may display commercial advertisements and collect information about your web browsing habits.
To put it simply, Content Cleaner may exhibit adware behavioral patterns as adware applications collect data on what websites you visit to generated custom advertisements. Needless to say, you should never click ads that come from unknown sources. If you are not careful, you may land on a page that is associated with either malware distribution or fishy online marketing tactics.
Before any of that happens, you should locate and terminate all the potential threats that currently reside on your computer. As mentioned, you can remove Content Cleaner via Control Panel. However, you might have some programs that are resistant to removal, and so it would be wise to invest in a licensed antispyware tool. A computer security tool of your choice will help you terminate all the potential threats. You will also be able to safeguard your system against similar intruders in the future.
How to Remove Content Cleaner
Windows 10 & Windows 8.1
- Press Win+R and the Run prompt will open.
- Type Control Panel into the Open box and click OK.
- Go to Uninstall a program and remove the unwanted application.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Click the Start menu button and open Control Panel.
- Access Uninstall a program and remove the unwanted application.
- Open the Start menu and navigate to Control Panel.
- Double-click Add or remove programs and uninstall the unwanted app.
In non-techie terms:
Content Cleaner is one of those programs that seem to come offering a useful function, and yet you would be better off without it on your computer. Please make sure that you get rid of all the applications that you did not want to install on your PC. There is a good chance you have several unfamiliar programs on board, so if you need any assistance with terminating potential threats, be sure to leave us a comment.