In case you open Task Manager and see black.exe as a running process this means your PC is infected ransomware called Sweep Clean PC Pro. This is a potentially unwanted program which is actively circulating in the web. Sometimes users may install it as a result of their failure to be attentive when dealing with cost-free software.
Black.exe is the main executable of Sweep Clean PC Pro program. It is advertised as some helpful application which will supposedly assist users in cleaning their PCs. However, once installed, the application will block infected PC by a special ransom warning saying that you have to enter your Windows Product Key or to call certain toll-free helpline in order to fix certain computer issues like malware or trojans supposedly found in your PC.
Black.exe and Sweep Clean PC Pro is a serious virus indeed. This is what causes troubles. The only goal of this junk program is to steal money from you. When your PC is infected by this hoax you will not be able to surf the web freely. In fact, you might not be able to use your PC at all until you finally delete all such malicious components from your computer.
Sweep Clean PC Pro and black.exe can be removed effectively if you perform a thorough scanning of your system with the help of a reliable anti-malware tool called GridinSoft Anti-Malware. You will need to remove the infections it finds and to reset your browsers using its free built-in feature to do that.
Black.exe automatic removal tool:
Black.exe removal steps:
- Download GridinSoft AntiMalware and scan your PC with it.
- Click on “Apply” to remove all threats found after the scan is completed:
- Shut down all your available browsers.
- In GridinSoft AntiMalware click on “Tools” and then on “Reset browser settings“:
- Follow the instructions, select browsers you need to be reset, and click on “Reset” button. Finally, restart your computer to apply all made changes:
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft AntiMalware:
How to prevent your PC from being contaminated with Black.exe again in the future.
GridinSoft AntiMalware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time 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:
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 AntiMalware and its Real-Time 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):