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Ways to remove MyCleanPC program (removal guide)

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There are a lot of optimizer programs on the internet that are considered as fake and MyCleanPC is one of such programs. These programs are developed by cyber criminals who has only one goal – make money by fooling simple users. It is advised to remove this kind of threat to avoid complications on your computer.


MyCleanPC
MyCleanPC

MyCleanPC information:

Folders:

C:\Program Files\USTechSupport\PC Optimizer
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\MyCleanPC
C:\ProgramData\USTechSupport
C:\Users\Home\AppData\Roaming\USTechSupport\PC Optimizer

Registry keys:

HKCU\Software\USTechSupport\PC Optimizer
HKLM\SOFTWARE\USTechSupport\PC Optimizer
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{6AAEB4CB-0573-41ec-89B0-0FE0D5134A8B}_is1

Main service:

USTSPCODiskOptimizer(C:\Program Files\USTechSupport\PC Optimizer\USTSPCODefragSrv.exe)

USTSPCO_RC.exe process:

MD5: 5221d621413968ab5aebb9fffb481a85
File size: 972.1 KB
Digital signature: US Tech Support LLC

USTSPCO_RC.exe detection:

Antivirus Result
AVG

Optimizer.18F

AegisLab

Optimizer.Gen!c

DrWeb

Program.Unwanted.1335

Yandex

Riskware.Unwanted!

Relaited processes:

USTSPCODefragSrv.exe
MD5: 7caab4561b356f38f2364ffaa24305ab
File size: 1.6 MB
Digital signature: US Tech Support LLC

Antivirus Result
AVG

Optimizer.18F

AegisLab

Optimizer.Gen!c

DrWeb

Program.Unwanted.1335

USTSPCOCheckUpdate.exe
MD5: b250d990ed9a56f79290c1013e0613b8
File size: 3.1 MB
Digital signature: US Tech Support LLC

Antivirus Result
AVG

Optimizer.18F

AegisLab

Optimizer.Gen!c

DrWeb

Program.Unwanted.1335

MyCleanPC Tasks (Task Scheduler):

MyCleanPC PC Optimizer
USTSPCO-USTSPCOOneClickCare

The installation method for MyCleanPC program uses the weak spot of most users, they are skipping all installation instruction and clicking “Next” all the time. This is unwise because most of the time, the installation of a freeware program can lead to the installation of several programs bundled together. Cyber criminals often using this technique to spread their malicious program among as many users as possible. But developers are also promoting MyCleanPC program as a legit program on various websites.

How does MyCleanPC get into my system?

Once the MyCleanPC program is inside of a computer, first of all, it will perform a scan of the system. This process will waste a lot of CPU performance, which will slow the computer down and make it freeze all the time. But the results of this scanning are fake, they will show detected items that don`t exist on an infected computer. MyCleanPC will offer to purchase a license to fix these problems and when you do, this program won`t do anything except remove the fake results.

There are other symptoms of the MyCleanPC infection. This program adds few tasks (MyCleanPC PC Optimizer and USTSPCO-USTSPCOOneClickCare to be executed on every start of your system and one service – USTSPCODiskOptimizer (C:\Program Files\USTechSupport\PC Optimizer\USTSPCODefragSrv.exe). To remove the annoying MyCleanPC program and all ts parts from your system, you need to use a specific removal tool that was desined to locate and delete such threats. Follow the removal guide below to know more.


Removal tool for MyCleanPC:

Automatic removal instructions:

    The GridinSoft Anti-Malware will scan your computer and web browser for the Potentially Unwanted Program dangerous files, malicious browser extensions and registry keys, that may have been installed on your computer without your knowledge.

  • Scan your system with GridinSoft Anti-Malware and click on “Apply” at the end of scan:
  • Apply actions by GridinSoft Anti-Malware

  • Shut down all your browsers.
  • In GridinSoft Anti-Malware click on “Tools” and select “Reset browser settings“:
  • Tool to reset browser settings with GridinSoft Anti-Malware

  • Specify all your browsers you want to be reset with the help of GridinSoft Anti-Malware, then click on Reset” button again:
  • Options to reset browsers with GridinSoft Anti-Malware

  • Restart your computer.

Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Anti-Malware:

How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with MyCleanPC in the future.

GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “On-Run Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:

Enabling Real-Time Protection by GridinSoft Anti-Malware

This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft Anti-Malware and its On-Run Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):

Malicious item blocked by GridinSoft Anti-Malware

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