How to Remove “Your Computer Needs To Be Cleaned” (Chrome/Firefox)

I wrote this article to help you remove “Your Computer Needs To Be Cleaned”. This “Your Computer Needs To Be Cleaned” removal guide is working for all Windows versions.

Security experts have cited a malware program which shows “Your Computer Needs To Be Cleaned” messages on Facebook. The clandestine software displays concerning alerts in the attempt to get users to follow its instructions. The notifications contain false information. They warn users about security problems which do not exist. The actual issue on your PC is the malware behind the “Your Computer Needs To Be Cleaned” messages.

What dangers does the “Your Computer Needs To Be Cleaned” Facebook malware expose my system to?

The “Your Computer Needs To Be Cleaned” malware makes use of the web browser to gain access to Facebook and start generating bogus alerts through the website. The shady program can penetrate the most common web browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge. The clandestine tool tries to make the windows look like notifications from a reliable security service. If you have not installed an antivirus utility to your system, you should only believe notifications from the Microsoft Security Center.

The “Your Computer Needs To Be Cleaned” Facebook security alerts do not look like messages from the Windows OS. If you check the Security or Action Center, you will not find the same information they display. This is a good way to check whether a message is legitimate or not. When it comes to a security alert, it only depends on whether the notification is brought by your OS or a custom security tool. If you have an antivirus program installed, you would not get many fake messages. The program will block malicious software from displaying its unsolicited windows.

Remove “Your Computer Needs To Be Cleaned”
The “Your Computer Needs To Be Cleaned” Virus

The “Your Computer Needs To Be Cleaned” Facebook malware tries to convince users their system is at risk for a reason. The malevolent program offers a solution to the supposed issues in the form of a technical support hot line. Calling the bogus custom care agents is not advised. Even if you disregard their instructions, you can get charged with a high phone bill for bothering to contact them. Their goal is to get people to purchase a useless security tool. They will assure you the problem on your machine can be solved with their software. The tool they offer is not reliable. It could turn out to be harmful.

You should discard the recommendations from the “Your Computer Needs To Be Cleaned” Facebook notifications and take them as a sign that a malware program is trying to cause you harm. Take action on the removal of the malicious software without delay.

How did the “Your Computer Needs To Be Cleaned” Facebook malware penetrate my system?

The shady program uses a couple of techniques to gain access to users’ PCs. We will refer to them as dark patterns. The predominant distribution method is bundling. The covert tool can hitch a ride with another program and try to get installed together with it. The “Your Computer Needs To Be Cleaned” Facebook malware can get bundled with freeware, shareware and pirated copies of paid utilities. You need to read the terms and conditions of the tools you install in order to discover undesired programs and opt not to have them added.

The other entry point for the “Your Computer Needs To Be Cleaned” Facebook malware is a drive-by installation. The furtive software can be transmitted to your machine through a corrupted website or a compromised link. Accessing the host domain is all it takes to initiate the download and install of the clandestine program. You need to be selective of your online sources. Do your research when needed.

“Your Computer Needs To Be Cleaned” Uninstall

STEP-1 Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove “Your Computer Needs To Be Cleaned” from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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