If you are looking for a decent registry cleaner, perhaps you should avoid McClean. It is not a computer security threat, but at the same time it is a rather questionable application that can barely live up to its promises. If you have McClean installed on your computer, you are recommended to remove this application and then scan the PC with licensed antimalware tool, because McClean has a tendency to arrive bundled with adware and other potentially unwanted software. In case you have any further questions on this program or your computer’s security, you can always leave us a comment below.
There are two main ways to download and install McClean onto your computer. The main method of distribution involves downloading the program from its main home page at mcclean.co. The application is presented as a powerful registry cleaner and PC speed optimizer that can clean your PC. It is promoted as “easy, fast and free” application that can improve your overall system condition immediately. However, the “free” part is slightly exaggerated, because if you download and install the application you will see that after a full system scan, if you click the Fix Now button, you are asked to purchase the license for McClean, otherwise it will not function.
Another way to get McClean installed on your PC is bundled downloads. It is very likely that installer files for this application are available at third party file hosting websites, and the programs McClean comes bundled with vary according to the website. For example, it is known to be bundled with domalQ installer of Newplayer. Bundled components change at random, which means that you need to be attentive whenever you install something new (and free) on your computer, because it may come with some additional software applications you neither need nor want.
The reason why McClean’s functionality is highly questionable is the program’s behavior when you try to remove it. It behaves very much like Registry Dr. For example, if you click to uninstall the program via Control Panel, McClean offers you to fix 100 errors for free. During our research, McClean found 53 errors on a clean computer, and once we clicked to fix those 100 errors, after a repeated system scan, McClean detected 43 errors more! It is rather suspicious as to why the program detects more errors on a computer it has just “fixed”.
Thus, we can make an assumption, that McClean is not as functional as it may seem, and the main objective of the program is to collect $45.99 license payments via PayPal on e-junkie.com. Save your money and uninstall McClean from your computer, because there are definitely computer security programs that are more reliable. After manual removal do scan your computer with a powerful security scanner to check for any residual files or programs that ought to be removed as well.
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