Home Malware Cleaner Wielded by Hackers and Cybercrooks to Extort Money from PC Users

Home Malware Cleaner is a deceptive program defined by security researchers as a rogue anti-spyware application that mimics the look of legitimate security apps only to extort money from the unsuspecting computer user.
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Nov. 30, 2012 - PRLog -- Home Malware Cleaner makes a strong claim of being able to detect and removal all types of malware on a Windows PC. That claim falls extremely short when put to the test even after a gullible PC user has purchased a registered copy of the Home Malware Cleaner application.

Computer users who have come face to face with Home Malware Cleaner have no sympathy for its creators. Being that hackers created Home Malware Cleaner for the main purpose of extorting money from PC users, it can be said it is more like a computer virus than any type of ‘malware cleaner’.

Rogue antispyware programs like Home Malware Cleaner have been meticulously crafted to render a scam that is not easily detected. The scam that Home Malware Cleaner is prone to accomplishing is one that convinces PC users that they must spend money on the full version of Home Malware Cleaner in order to remove malware from their computer.

When installed, Home Malware Cleaner will display pop-up alerts and system scan results identifying all types of malware that is supposedly found on the PC that it is installed on. All of these results are a fabrication and part of the scheme of things to persuade purchase of Home Malware Cleaner for an outrageous fee. Usually PC users will find that Home Malware Cleaner sells for about $70, which is well above the average rate for any legitimate antimalware program.

PC users running into Home Malware Cleaner will want to remove it at once after they have determined that it is a scam. Once the determination is made, attempting to uninstall Home Malware Cleaner will usually encounter a road block when entering the Windows control panel. Most times Home Malware Cleaner is not a program listed in the list of installed apps. Uninstalling Home Malware Cleaner the traditional way is mostly out of the question.

Thanks to researchers identifying the origin and activities of Home Malware Cleaner, several resources have been provided to automatically remove Home Malware Cleaner from a PC. Some of these resources may be obtained on the EnigmaSoftware.com site at http://www.enigmasoftware.com/homemalwarecleaner-removal/. From the linked Home Malware Cleaner Removal Report, PC users may gather additional information on rogue anti-spyware programs, in addition to removing them from their system automatically.
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