System Cleaner and Hardware Doctor is a new fake Windows optimization tool which infects your computer and pretends to be an official Microsoft product. System Cleaner and Hardware Doctor pretends to scan your computer and reports several infections and issues that need to be fixed. If you accept to fix the alleged problems, you get directed to buy the full version of this fake utility. Here you can find System Cleaner and Hardware Doctor removal instructions.
Typical messages received on computers infected with System Cleaner and Hardware Doctor are:
System Security Warning
Attempt to modify register key entries is detected. Register entries analysis is recommended.
System component corrupted!
System reboot error has occurred due to lsass.exe system process failure.
This may be caused by severe malware infections.
Automatic restore of lsass.exe backup copy completed.
The correct system performance can not be resumed without eliminating the cause of lsass.exe corruption.
System Cleaner and Hardware Doctor does not come with an un-installer since it is actually a trojan. System Cleaner and Hardware Doctor blocks and disables your programs including your anti-virus, in order to make it that much harder for you to remove it. In order to remove System Cleaner and Hardware Doctor, you need to work around its blocking ability as follows:
In Windows, click on Start and select Run. Type ‘shell:appdata’ without the quotes. This will open your Application Data folder.
Locate any executable file with a random name, example tdywrs.exe (this file will be located directly in the Application Data folder). Right-click this file and choose ‘delete’. Make sure that you do not open any sub folders of Application Data, stay in the main folder.
Bookmark this page, you may need to refer back to it after computer restart (see next step).
After you successfully delete the above file, restart your computer.
Once you are able to delete the above file and restart your computer, you should be able to run your own anti-virus program to remove System Cleaner and Hardware Doctor. Update your existing anti-virus program and run a full system scan to remove System Cleaner and Hardware Doctor. If your anti-virus in unable to pick up the infection, or if you have any trouble with the above steps, you can download this tool which can work around System Cleaner and Hardware Doctor’ blocking abilities and remove it.