Do you know what DioCleaner is?
DioCleaner is a fake anti-spyware program that installs onto a users computer through the download of a Trojan. DioCleaner launches during startup and may display several annoying popups. DioCleaner uses system alert messages and popups as scare tactics convincing users to purchase the full version of the DioCleaner program.
In non-techie terms: DioCleaner is not a good working spyware removal tool. DioCleaner poses as a legitimate spyware removal program. Do not under any circumstances download or purchase DioCleaner. DioCleaner just like many other rogue anti-spyware programs uses illicit ways to get you to purchase a bad program wasting your time and money.
DioCleaner Automatic Removal Instructions
DioCleaner Manual Removal Instructions
This manual removal method is for techie computer users. DioCleaner manual removal may be difficult and time consuming to remove. There's no guarantee that DioCleaner will be removed completely. So read the DioCleaner removal steps carefully and good luck.
Before you start: Close all programs and Internet browsers. Also back up your computer in case you make a mistake and your computer stops working.
- Uninstall DioCleaner Program
Click on Start > Settings > Control Panel > Double-click on Add/Remove Programs. Search for and uninstall DioCleaner if found.
- To stop DioCleaner processes (view process removal steps)
Go to Start > Run > type taskmgr. The click the Processes tab and you'll see a list of running processes.
Search and stop these DioCleaner processes:
For each unwanted process, right-click on it and then select "End task".
- To Unregister DioCleaner DLLs (view DLL removal steps)
Search and unregister these DioCleaner DLLs:
To locate the DioCleaner DLL path, go to Start > Search > All Files or Folders. Type DioCleaner and in the Look in: select either My Computer or Local Hard Drives. Click the Search button.
Once you have the DioCleaner DLL path, go to Start and then click on Run. In the Run command box, type cmd, and then click on OK.
To locate the exact DLL path, type cd in order to change the current directory. To display the contents of the directory, use the dir command. To remove the DLL file type regsvr32 /u FILENAME.dll (FILENAME is the name of the file that you want to unregister).
- To unregister DioCleaner registry keys (view registry keys removal steps)
Go to Start > Run > type regedit > press OK.
Edit the value (on the right pane) by right-clicking on it and selecting the Modify option. Select the Delete option.
Search and delete these DioCleaner registry keys:
- If your homepage has been changed, go to Start > Control Panel > Internet Options > click on the General > click Use Default under Home Page. Add the your desired default homepage, then click Apply > click OK. Open a new web browser to check that you have your desired default homepage.
- Remove DioCleaner Directories.
To find DioCleaner directories, go to Start > My Computer > Local Disk (C:) > Program Files > Show the contents of this folder.
Search and delete the following DioCleaner directories:
Right-click on the DioCleaner folder and select Delete.
A message will appear saying 'Are you sure you want to remove the folder [NAME OF FOLDER] and move all its contents to the Recycle Bin?', click Yes.
Another message will appear saying 'Renaming, moving or deleting [FOLDERNAME] could make some programs not work. Are you sure you want to do this?', click Yes.
- To remove DioCleaner icons on your Desktop, drag and drop them to the Recycle Bin.
You've completed the DioCleaner manual removal instructions!
I hope this article has helped you solve your DioCleaner problems. If you want to contribute to this article, post your comment below.
Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes. By using this information you agree to be bound by the disclaimer. There's no guarantee that DioCleaner will be completely removed from your computer. Seek professional help if your computer continues to experience problems.