How do I remove Clean This

April 2, 2011 at 20:29:43
Specs: Windows XP
I recently picked up a Virus that will not let me delete it because it does not appear in the list of "uninstall" programs. It is called "Clean This" and claims to be a Microsoft product. It constantly wants to get you to upgrade to the free version, beginning at $69. I have searched my computer and looked through the programs and system files but cannot find anything called "Clean This." Please help.

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April 2, 2011 at 22:08:48
"Clean This" is a rogue virus, a fake program created by hackers to earn some money by selling fake security software to innocent internet users. PLEASE do not buy CLEAN THIS as it is a scam. you will only lose your money for crap if you buy it and you will put your credit card on risk to be used by hackers.

You should immediately get rid of CLEAN THIS, if you want to remove it manually, below is link to manaul removal guide, or to get rid of this virus by using tools, install MALWARE BYTES or Super Antispyware or Stop Zilla from here

TechVTS - Virus removal techniques

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April 3, 2011 at 08:39:57
It will not let me download anything off the internet

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April 3, 2011 at 08:41:23
I have malware but it won't let me open it

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April 4, 2011 at 00:12:22
im in the same boat...did you get any help with what to do?? i have this on my laptop and came on desktop to find a solution, but not much luck yet!

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April 4, 2011 at 14:44:43
you need to reboot in safe mode with networking. i have used this site before so give this tutorial a shot:

if it doesnt work then maybe take to computer store or geek squad

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April 7, 2011 at 22:08:04

This thing closes up your computer pretty good. You cannot start up in safe mode, it hijacks that too. Just let it run its little fake scan and then tell it you want to go on unprotected. You might have to do that a couple of times and finally you can X out of its window and be back on your desktop. From there, try to go to My Computer, or Computer depending on what OS you have. C:\users\(whoever or all users)applications\roaming. It might not be called roaming on your system. Find a file named gog.exe and rename it to 123.exe. Close out and do a restart. Hopefully it will do for you what it did for me and reboot properly. THEN download malware.bytes and do a quick scan. Follow all of its presets for this scan. It took me days to find this out. Be sure and turn off any other virus scanners when you run this one. If you can even get to them to turn them off. Good Luck.

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April 8, 2011 at 04:38:24
I kept on tring to reboot in safe mode and all I could get was a "clean this" page.
If you switch it on and off your laptop/PC while its rebooting, eventually" widows repair" will be activated.This freed up my display!
I was able to put in a earlier restore point .Prior to this everytime I reebooted in safemode "clean this " would have its page on the screen blocking me from doing anything.
An earlier restore poit was achieved and now im up and running, this has all just happed in the last hour!

I did a scan with a antimalware and other spyware programs but so far it hasnt found anything

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April 13, 2011 at 04:29:44
Hi Bill,

This piece of rubbish still starts up in safe mode - and cannot be stopped in the task manager - and no it will not allow access to the internet. McAfee doesn't pick it up either.. so I also have a useless work laptop.... and this came via a children's website....

Basically I cannot install a removal tool or remove this 'software' unless I let it scan my complete hard drive first - and then what does it do?.. I have recently heard of several Malware programs like this that have completely wiped the hard drives after scanning...

Any suggestions? PLEASE!
Toby Hughes

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April 26, 2011 at 03:07:34
jst do this thing open user accounts create a new user account with administrator privelage i got a file named goog cut the file from the adress u saved it to i got a shortcut on the desktop it actually was saved in c:/users/username/appdata
find it and paste it to the my documents folder sign back in from the new user account u created acces ure old accounts my document from it and bino delete the same if u need any information feel free to contact me @

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April 27, 2011 at 08:24:43
Consider following these instructions:

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May 3, 2011 at 18:20:10
My roommate got Clean This Trojan on her Windows 7 laptop... allot of stuff on the net for manual removals would not work...

I think they have different versions of this virus...

It would not let me get to the Start Task Manager, would not let me start any browsers loaded on the computer, I download Stinger from McAfee.. that was a waste of time..

Here is how I got it to a point where I could access the internet.

Search thru the register for the gog.exe, found it and deleted it... scanned the register for CLEANTHIS there was not one line in the register with this in it.

then I ran MSconfig and in the startup I disabled everything I know that the laptop did not need to run. PS running in safe mode does not work..

rebooted the laptop, got no CleanThis window, and was able to load a browser and download an antivirus program..I like Avast....

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May 3, 2011 at 18:23:00
see my post on the site.... I had all the same problems.. but after a bit of workgot it to access the web

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June 17, 2011 at 20:39:25
This worked out great! Clean this was off of my computer less than an hour after it got on. Thanks a million!

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June 17, 2011 at 20:55:36
Brad B,

Would it be possible for you to let us know what post number you followed?

It will help others to know.


Retired - Doin' Dis, Dat, and slapping malware.

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June 18, 2011 at 10:13:57
Im not sure if this has already been said but an easier way to get rid of it is to make a new user make it an admin as well log out of the main user and log into the user you just created and down load malwarebytes now go to the place where you downloaded it to then cut and paste it in your shared folder log out of that user log back into the infected user name run malwarebytes and boom problem solved

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June 19, 2011 at 10:23:42
The strategy that Somebodysmomma (4/7/11) posts seems to be working for me. This is an especially helpful post for those who have this nasty variant of the Clean This virus that won't let you boot in Safe Mode in Windows 7. One addition to the post. When you are booting up (and freaking out that you can't get around the Clean This window) go to the "Settings" tab on the Clean This window. Check the box that says something like "Allow Start-up in Unprotected Mode" and click "Apply" at the bottom. This allowed me to get past the window after the fake scan completed and on to my desktop. From there, use somebody's momma advice and take a deep breath. You're getting your computer back.

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