There are a lot of various PC cleaning, boosting, fixing, and optimizing programs you can download and use. However, some of them are not that useful and PC Cleaner falls into this category. We consider this application potentially unwanted, and we suggest that you remove it, because it gives absolutely no information regarding the scan results. The application is not consistent in declaring what it actually scans for. One time it regards the number of threats found as infections and renames them to registry errors the next. So what does is scan for? Is it a PC optimizer or an antimalware scanner? PC Cleaner may give the false impression that it is an antimalware scanner, which is not. Therefore, a more in-depth analysis of the program is required, so if you have this application, you might want to learn more about it.
PC Cleaner is a product of the Shield Fix company based in Boston, Massachusetts. The company promotes this application on a website called Shieldfix.com. You can download the application from the website, but it can also be found on websites that distribute free software, such as Cnet.com or Softonic.com. Furthermore, we also suspect that the application can be bundled with other software, so you might install it unintentionally. So, whenever you install free software, be sure to check for additional applications by choosing advanced installation settings.
Regardless, once you install PC Cleaner and run the scan, it will complete it in less than 1 second which is phenomenal speed. However, it does not show the specific “infected” files it finds, only the exact number. But this free trial version will not fix the registry errors unless you register your version. If you click Register, then you will be redirected to the application’s website. You will have to fill in a form that requires you to provide your email address, first and last name, and your phone number. After filling the red tape, you will be redirected to a subpage that will require you to pay $24.50 USD using your preferred payment system (PayPal, MasterCArd, Visa, American Express, and a few others).
We are of the opinion that the program is not worth the money. There are plenty of applications that will do the exact same mysterious scan for free. And in most cases, free applications provide more information about what they find and what they will fix. It seems that the main purpose of this free trial version is to convince you that your computer is under threat and you must purchase the full version to fix the issues. Therefore, we suggest that you remove PC Cleaner. In conclusion, PC Cleaner has righty been deemed a potentially unwanted program. It does not do anything bad, but it does not do anything good either. Even if it really finds registry errors and fixes them, it is still not worth the amount of money asked for it. It provides no information about what it finds during the scan, which is very suspicious, so you should consider removing PC Cleaner.