Rogue security applications often mimic reliable programs that users utilize on a regular basis. For example, Fake AdwareCleaner appears to look like AdwCleaner that is a legitimate program created to help users battle adware. Unsuspecting users might fall victim to this scam if they fail to remove Fake AdwareCleaner on time. This rogue application enters unprotected computers with the intention to swindle you out of your money. That is definitely something you cannot afford, so when you get rid of Fake AdwareCleaner, make sure you stay away from unfamiliar websites and various annoying pop-ups because that could lead to yet another infection.
One of the reasons users might consider Fake AdwareCleaner a legitimate application is that this program copies the looks and behavioral patterns of AdwCleaner that is an actual antispyware program. If users are not extremely good at telling apart genuine and fake programs, it is only natural that Fake AdwareCleaner manages to enter target systems without any problem.
Although usually, one would expect a program to be available for download at its official website, Fake AdwareCleaner does not offer you such an option. Vikingwebscanner.com, which is supposed to be the program’s main homepage, is down at the time of writing, so we can only assume that Fake AdwareCleaner employs other means of distribution.
These days, one of the most common methods of distribution for adware and malware is the so-called bundled download. This means that multiple programs are bundled into one installer, and the unsuspecting user downloads more than just one application at once. Consequently, if she is not attentive enough during the installation process, Fake AdwareCleaner and other unwanted applications get installed on her computer as well.
As a result, Fake AdwareCleaner auto-starts with Windows and launches a fake system scan, that claims you have multiple infections on-board. For example, the scan results say that you have Win32.Stealer Trojan, Win32.cc Logger, Media Traffic Feed, and many other highly dangerous infections in your system. However, it is quite obvious that these claims are fake. Fake AdwareCleaner tries to scare you into clicking the “Clean” button that would lead you to the purchase page.
The purchase box says that Fake AdwareCleaner is “your one stop solution for adware,” and that you can upgrade the trial version for $59.99 (sale price!). They also accept Maestro, MasterCard, Visa, and other credit cards, but you should NEVER purchase something like Fake AdwareCleaner because it is an obvious scam.
Please follow the instructions below to delete Fake AdwareCleaner from your computer. Although it is not possible to terminate this application via Control Panel, we have found the way to deal with it for good. Also, do not hesitate to invest in a licensed antispyware application that would help you safeguard your system against similar intruders.
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