Content Cleaner is supposed to be a useful application that can remove unwanted, old, and unnecessary files and content from your computer, but, unfortunately, we have found a few worrisome traits that made us label it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). We cannot call this program itself a dangerous beast and we also cannot claim that it poses a direct threat to your system security. However, its presence can take its toll indirectly, for example, due to the questionable distribution methods this PUP uses to sneak onto computers. We have discovered that instead of having clean content on your system, this PUP may actually cause more mess and exposure to unreliable web content. If you would like to keep your PC clean, we advise you to search the web for a proper and reliable tool. It is up to you, of course, but we recommend that you remove Content Cleaner and all other related infections; because it is quite possible that this PUP is not the only risky program on board.
Strangely enough, the official website of this application, contentcleaner.com, is unavailable at the moment. When you visit this page an error page comes up that informs you that the web server is down. This could be a temporary issue, but it still does not convince us about the reliability of this PUP; on the contrary. But, if you cannot download it from this promotional website, how come it shows up on computers? The answer will definitely not make you happy. Content Cleaner has been found bundled and installed by Trojans and malicious software updaters. If this is how this program enters your computer, you may not even realize or notice at first that it is there because it can be installed without your knowledge. This is rather suspicious behavior and should raise the red flag.
It is possible that you are looking for free software and end up on fake or unreliable file-sharing websites. These sites usually host a number of annoying third-party advertisements. If you click on a corrupt ad that has an infected embedded link, you can easily download a malicious package. But Trojans also like to spread in spam e-mails as attached files. It is possible that such a malicious e-mail has a subject that draws your attention and pretends to be returned e-mail or an invoice. If you click on the attachment, the Trojan can activate or simply drop onto your system and you need to execute the file in order to initiate the infection. Once activated, this Trojan may install this PUP behind your back. We hope that you see now how careful you need to be with opening e-mails and attachments. It is also clear that if you find Content Cleaner on your computer, there may be other and even more dangerous infections as well. We believe that you should delete Content Cleaner and detect all other potentially harmful programs.
This PUP offers you its services as a content cleaner, i.e., a remover of unwanted files and other content. We have found that this application has fewer features than other similar ones. In all fairness, we cannot say that Content Cleaner does not work at all; as a matter of fact, it seems to operate just fine. However, we have noticed that this PUP may start showing potentially unreliable third-party ads. It is also possible that it collects information about you, such as your browsing habits. What’s more, this software might also install third-party programs. You may find advertisements annoying and simply close them, and think that you are all safe. You need to know that these ads do not stop unless you remove Content Cleaner. And that is exactly what you should do if you understand the danger of clicking on unsafe ads. Cyber criminals may take advantage of this PUP and target you with relevant and customized advertisements to lure you onto their infected websites. If you do not want to be scammed, you should really make up your mind; and the sooner, the better.
Finally, if you are ready to act, here is what you can do to eliminate this annoying PUP. Fortunately, this program has a working uninstaller so all you need to do is execute it via Control Panel. If this sounds challenging to you, please use our instructions below. But, if you want to protect your computer from malware infections and PUPs more effectively, maybe it is time for you to think about employing a decent professional anti-malware program. Keep in mind that even if you install security software, it is best to keep all your drivers and programs regularly updated to protect your computer and files from cyber criminals, who can take advantage of outdated software bugs.
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