What to do with CleanSchedule.exe PUP?

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CleanSchedule.exe is not an innocent app you do not remember when it appeared, it is potentially unwanted application (PUA). Be ready to face constant adverts in the browser, redirections, losing personal information, general slowness of the PC, abnormal usage of the CPU power and so on if this software is on your computer.

CleanSchedule.exe virus

The behavior of CleanSchedule.exe application can be unpredictable as this malware is able to hit browser with a bunch of pop-ups, make redirections to the random sites with suspicious or useless for Internet visitors content and it can even steal sensitive information. After the period of malware presence, hackers may exploit the situation and get access to the whole system.

Typically, CleanSchedule.exe PUP appear together with built-in tools that are attached to the cost-free utilities. There is one more opportunity to penetrate the system, it concerns weak antiviruses with old databases. They often permit installation of various viruses, Trojans, worms, spyware because they are not able to detect them as unwanted. It is mandatory to take care of the security and switch for a better anti-virus software or add a malware-scanner. It will eliminate hazardous activities of the PUP and delete its source.

CleanSchedule.exe virus

The CleanSchedule.exe potentially unwanted application needs your urgent reaction. You will be able to eliminate it with the help of GridinSoft Anti-Malware. To make the task easier, we created the removal guide you see below.

CleanSchedule.exe removal guide

STEP 1. Remove CleanSchedule.exe virus from the browser

First of all, CleanSchedule.exe is a browser hijackers, like many others. So, here is the simple way to remove them from the browser and get your homepage and search engine back. You just need to reset your browser settings. To do this automatically and for free, you can use the Reset Browser Settings tool from GridinSoft:

  1. Reset Browser Setting is a tool, included to the complex anti-malware program. So, first of all, you need to download and install GridinSoft Anti-Malware (here or from the product page):
  2. Open the Tools tab on the top menu. Choose the Reset Browser Settings tools from the list:
  3. Choose Reset Browser Settings tool
    GridinSoft Anti-Malware tools tab
  4. Select the browser, which is infected by CleanSchedule.exe, and options, that you need to reset, and just do it! (Please, be aware, that this procedure will close all instances of the selected browsers, and save your work in them before clicking on the “Reset” button):
  5. Choose your browser and click Reset
    Reset Browser Settings options
  6. When this process is done, you’ll see such screen. It means, that your browser settings are default now and CleanSchedule.exe has been removed from your browser:
  7. Your browser is clean!
    Reset Browser completed

Video guide on how to reset browser automatically:

BUT!! Unfortunately, it doesn’t mean that CleanSchedule.exe hasn’t installed some malicious software directly in your system. So, we strongly recommend every user, who has the same problem, to scan his computer after the browser resetting and make sure, that PC is clean and safe.

STEP 2. Remove CleanSchedule.exe traces from the system

  1. Go back to the GridinSoft Anti-Malware main screen and choose the scan type:
  2. Choose "Full Scan"
    GridinSoft Anti-Malware Scan Types
  3. Scan your computer system:
  4. Please wait until the scan completed
    Anti-Malware Scan Process
  5. After the scan is completed, you will see if there is any adware on your PC. Remove the detected items by clicking on the “Apply” button:
  6. Move detected items to quarantine
    GridinSoft Anti-Malware Scan Results
  7. Finally, this window is a proof of your system’s absolutely cleanness. You removed CleanSchedule.exe!
  8. GridinSoft Anti-Malware Removal Process
    Removal process completed. Your system is clean!

Video guide on how to remove CleanSchedule.exe from the system:

STEP 3.How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with CleanSchedule.exe in the future.

GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “On-Run 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:

The useful and interesting function may allow people to prevent install of malicious software. It means, when you will try to install some suspicious file, On-Run Protection will block this installation attempt ahead of time. NOTE! If users want to allow the dangerous program to be installed, they may choose “Ignore this file” button. In case, if you want to terminate malicious program, you must select “Confirm”.

On-Run Protection from malware
GridinSoft On-Run Protection
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