Slimcleaner ( Slimeware ) is Junk Remove Now
SlimCleaner (also known as SlimCleaner Plus by SlimWare Utilities Inc.) or as we call it Slime-ware is one of the most misleading Windows Optimizer programs I have ever witnessed.
It’s easy to see why this software is detected as a potentially unwanted program or possible malware by most reputable programs. From the start, possible SlimCleaner Plus malware utilizes very misleading marketing techniques and promotions to persuade users into installing the software.
Furthermore, SlimCleaner Plus performs a scan for several topics and will return misleading results that often claim thousands of items were found and need to be fixed. Before a user is to fix the results found in the scan, the user must register and purchase (subscribe to) the misleading program. But, before the user is aware that they must purchase the software the program will make the user submit personal details, such as full name, email address, and location before suggesting that they must purchase the item.
Information collected by the SlimCleaner virus (although not technically a computer virus) are used for marketing purposes. Users will receive unwanted email spam and other promotions through other ways of communication.
What makes possible SlimCleaner malware stand out from the rest of the pack when it comes to potential scareware, it’s the large quantity of errors it claims to find and misleading ways it is designed to gather user information only for marketing purposes. It seems like the software and it’s publishers could care less about a user’s computer, all they want is money and will utilize the most misleading marketing tactics to acquire it.
When experimenting with the program it told our analysts that it found 9,255 errors but would not detail actual errors, just existing files that do not pose a threat. This is the highest number we have ever reached during a scan.
Furthermore, the tasks that SlimCleaner Plus performs are actually free for users and some are automatic on a Windows Operating System. And, in some cases the detected items and files should not be fixed as they pose no threat whatsoever.
A big red flag with this program is that it gathers user information using dubious methods. It first performs a scan, which results in a large quantity of items that need to be “fixed.” Then when users attempt to fix the results with the program they will be asked for their personal information before they are made aware that they must purchase the item. They call this “registration,” but really it’s utter nonsense to gather personally identifiable information from the user before they are made aware that the software is not actually free.
Another high risk concern with possible SlimCleaner malware is that it primarily bundles with other unwanted programs, possible malware, and malicious traces. Additional items may also need to be removed alongside possible SlimCleaner scareware to stop all unwanted activities from occurring.
- The SlimCleaner extension can read and change all your data on the websites you visit and read and change your browsing history.
- The SlimCleaner extension can manage your apps, extensions, downloads, and themes.
- SlimCleaner bundles with other potentially unwanted programs and possible malware.
- SlimCleaner can arrive on a computer system packed inside installers and downloaders from websites such as download.com, Softonic, and others.
- SlimCleaner injects visited webpages with pop-up, pop-under, in-text, and in-image advertisements.
- SlimCleaner makes unwanted changes to existing Windows settings and schedules new tasks allowing it to run every time Windows starts and to check to see if the program has been disabled. If the program has previously been disabled it will enable itself to run.
Slimware many many years ago was an OK product; however that was back in 2010. Any technician or company that uses this product to inform you of your computer problems needs to be fragged with a spoon. If you were told to use this product, I'm sorry you were misled.
Provided by Joseph Bangle
Owner and lead technician at PC Pitstop Repair Centers and founder of the Community Geeks Program a non-profit organization dedicated to recycling technology, providing job training and free classes to the public