How To Remove Windows Cleaning Tool Virus – Virus Removal



Windows Cleaning Tool Virus is a 100% fake antivirus, computer safety and optimization software program. It is a global internet financial fraud scam intended to trick computer users into paying for an antivirus program that is not real. Windows Cleaning Tool is not legitimate and is not a real Microsoft antivirus program. It uses fake virus alerts, computer scans and optimization scan results to confuse and trick computer users into thinking that their computer is malfunctioning. Removal instructions are at the bottom of the article.

Windows Cleaning Tool Virus Screenshot
Windows Cleaning Tool Virus Screenshot

The Windows Cleaning Tool Virus launches each time Windows starts. The fake interface in the screenshot above will appear. It will display fake alerts and recommendations to purchase the full version of the fake software program. This is a scam tactic to make users with computers infected, believe that the fake program is real and must be purchased in order to remove the viruses and other problems it discovered.

Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Pop Up Warning
Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Pop Up Warning



Windows Cleaning Tool first infects your computer as a trojan obtained by browsing the internet without proper web security software. A fake “Microsoft Security Essentials” alert pop up will appear on your computer, warning you of an infection. It will ask you to click on the “clean computer” button, and if you do you will unknowingly download Windows Cleaning Tool.


Once Windows Cleaning Tool is installed it will perform well choreographed bogus scans along with bogus scan results so that computer users believe that their computer is malfunctioning due to various infections. Windows Cleaning Tool then lets users know that it can fix all of the infections its found during the fake scan. Of course Windows Cleaning Tool is the real problem.



Once Windows Cleaning Tool is installed it will perform well choreographed bogus scans along with bogus scan results so that computer users believe that their computer is malfunctioning due to various infections.



Windows Cleaning Tool will ask that you purchase the full version so that it can fix the virus infections it falsely claims to have discovered. It will constantly bother computer users with pop ups. Under no circumstances should you purchase Windows Cleaning Tool. It is a financial scam and wants to steal your money as well as personal identity info.


Windows Cleaning Tool Virus is a very serious computer fraud. If you have seen the screenshot of the interface from above, then your computer is infected with the Windows Cleaning Tool Virus. Windows Cleaning Tool will remove all files, media and photos unless you remove it from your computer. We have noticed many of these types of infections spread throughout the internet on torrent websites, ringtone websites and other malicious websites. Computer users should always be cautious when browsing the internet.


We have found some success in removing Windows Cleaning Tool by following our recommended procedure below. Please be very patient while attempting to remove this virus from your computer. You will get it removed with our recommended procedure.

How to remove the Windows Cleaning Tool Virus

Virus Lab Recommended Procedure
Removal success rating: 98.1% with

1. Click the yellow button above. (keep clicking until the download starts)
2. Download and run the .exe file.
3. Install and perform the free virus scan.


Having trouble?
Unable to get the free-virus-scanner.exe to open or run?
Unable to save the free-virus-scanner.exe to your computer?
Unable to access the internet on your infected computer?
Unable to download the free-virus-scanner.exe when you click the yellow button?

If the installation file is not downloading and you have tried all of the above steps then please Click Here for the Advanced Virus Removal Page.

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