drivecleaner?

Anyone know anything about this company? I was just goofing around on Pogo games and suddenly I was taken to this site http://drivecleaner.com/ and there were all kinds of security warnings telling me that I had to download it now.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    dont do it! tiz a virusy-type thing usually found on adult sites which installs a heap of crap. get Crap Cleaner instead. seriously! its ccleaner.com & itl erase ur history of 'pogogames.com' nudge nudge wink wink.

  • 1 decade ago

    DriveCleaner is a special rogue-program for system cleaning and diagnostic. DriveCleaner use browser security holes and installed without your consent while you surfing web (most often adult or games websites).Often DriveClenaner comes with other malware. Once installed, this application will load on every Windows startup and displays false information about security and privacy problems on your computer.Also DriveCleaner frequently launches pop-ups that look like system errors.

    Try this removal instructions:

    http://fix-computer-problem.com/rogue-antispyware/...

  • 1 decade ago

    I'm usually very suspicious of sites like that. In all likelihood its an adware/spyware/malware site trying to get you to run their software to remove spyware/malware/surfing tracks from your computer. If you have questions about whether your computer has spyware/malware, go to Lavasoft's site and download the free version of Ad-Aware to scan for spyware and AVG's site to download a free anti-virus program (if you don't have one already).

    http://www.lavasoft.com/

    http://free.grisoft.com/doc/2/

    Generally its a good idea to stick with reputable/well known security companies since they have a reason not to (a. use false posititives to try and get you to download their software (b. have a vested interest in producing an effective anti-spyware/malware solution.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Drive Cleaner is adware, trying to scam you into buying the worthless Drive Cleaner program.

    "Drive Cleaner is a program that displays exaggerated reports of security and privacy risks on your computer. Before you can fix these risks, though, the program requires you to purchase the commercial version of the software. Due to this Symantec labels this program a security risk."

    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic71782....

    How to remove DriveCleaner 2006 (Removal instructions):

    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic71782....

    Good luck.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Drive Cleaner is a rogue program. Do not download it to your computer. Its a spyware masquerading as a registry cleaner. It will pull up a lot of false positives about errors and such. But it will not clean them. If you are looking to clean your computer out , check out the link below.

    http://www.delete-computer-history.com/how-to-clea...

  • download this

    mcafee site advisor it tells u if the site is bad or good

    if its good its green

    if its red its bad

    if its yellow it has some problems

    if grey it hasnt been checked yet

    and in this case the website is red

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Your full of spyware.. Download adaware by lava soft and remove all of it . Its a free program..

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    In safe mode run spyware terminator and run your anti virus also.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It is a nasty spyware.

    Try GarbageClean service from http://www.SecureMyWindows.com to remove it.

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