Avira PC Cleaner – a second opinion scanner

The PC Cleaner is a scanner which can be used in parallel with other antimalware products. It is created for users of other security products that think that they might have a malware infection which their security solution doesn’t detect. It works on any PC, note- or netbooks with operating system Windows XP SP3 and above. It doesn’t require installation or registration and it doesn’t install any drivers.


The best experience is if you  first deactivate temporarily the installed security product. This way the files will not be scanned twice. You should reactivate it after all is done.



We recommend that you regularly perform a scan with the PC Cleaner, no matter which security solution you have.



This product does not replace an installed security product.

Since it doesn’t install drivers, services and other technologies which integrate deeply with the operating system, it can’t provide the same amount of protection as an installed security product.

The current version is in German only, there are plans to release an English version soon.

You can download this product directly from here. If you want to know more, read on.


How it works

The product copies its files in a temporary directory and starts by downloading the latest version.

It will copy on the desktop two icons:

  • Avira PC Cleaner – to start the product
  • Remove Avira PC Cleaner – it removes the files from the disk.




Updating to the latest version is a very important step. If there is no Internet Connection, the product will stop.



Click on the button:



Wait for the scan to finish:





If it finds no problem, then all is green:


If the product finds some malware, you will see this:


Clicking on the “Details..” gives you the details of the detected malware:


But, we suggest to just delete them all. Click on the first button in the picture above with the red text.



You can download this product directly from here.


Sorin Mustaca

IT Security Expert


from Avira – TechBlog http://techblog.avira.com/2014/01/09/avira-pc-cleaner-a-second-opinion-scanner/en/

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About the Author

Sorin Mustaca
Sorin Mustaca, (ISC)2 CSSLP, CompTIA Security+ and Project+, is working since over 20 years in the IT Security industry and worked between 2003-2014 for Avira as Product Manager for the known products used by over 100 million users world-wide. Today he is CEO and owner of Endpoint Cybersecurity GmbH focusing on Cybersecurity, secure software development and security for IoT and Automotive. He is also running his personal blog Sorin Mustaca on Cybersecurity and is the author of the free eBook Improve your security .

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