What is BestCleaner?

BestCleaner is a program that comes to the computer in the form of an extension to the browser. BestCleaner hijacks popular browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. This potentially unwanted program, which comes without the user knowledge, bundled with free programs, via its downloaders. First time BestCleaner may seem a very useful program that deletes junk files, protects your browser from penetration and more. In fact, it can significantly reduce the performance of the browser, also, constantly display advertising banners, pop-ups, coupons, and more. BestCleaner distributes promotional content. This advertising may refer to the popular Internet sites and online shops. BestCleaner increases traffic, changes your browser settings, homepage and search engine. BestCleaner also collects your personal information (browsing history, network activity). This information may be disclosed to third parties. If you find BestCleaner on your computer, we recommend you to remove it immediately.

How BestCleaner gets on your PC?

Malicious programs such as BestCleaner, come to the computer as an extension to the browser. Scheme of penetration of potentially unwanted software can change constantly. Most often, these programs (extension) come into your PC without the user’s consent, but it is worth noting that this is due to the negligence of the user. Many ad sites create their own download managers. Each time when you download some free software, try to pay attention to what you are offered to install. Sometimes, simply uncheck the element that seems suspicious to you. Always try to read the user agreement, don’t hurry to click “Next”. Carefully follow the installation process. Resort to using third-party programs that can help you to protect your computer. If your PC is already infected by BestCleaner, then use our instructions listed below.

How to remove BestCleaner from your computer?

To uninstall BestCleaner remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have BestCleaner in their database. You can try to use them for removing BestCleaner.

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Alternative Solution:

Norton Antivirus – detects files, registry values and folders of viruses that show the same behavior as BestCleaner.


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You can try both of these products to remove BestCleaner

Or uninstall BestCleaner manually.

Step 1: Remove BestCleaner from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find BestCleaner.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find BestCleaner and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find BestCleaner, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate BestCleaner and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove BestCleaner from your browser.

Step 2: Remove BestCleaner from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find BestCleaner.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose BestCleaner.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable BestCleaner.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Remove following files and folders of BestCleaner:

Remove following registry entries:


Remove following files:

C:\Program Files (x86)\BestCleaner\BestCleaner.exe.conf,
C:\Program Files (x86)\BestCleaner\BestCleaner.exe,
C:\Program Files (x86)\BestCleaner\LinqBridge.dll,
C:\Program Files (x86)\BestCleaner\unins000.dat,
C:\Program Files (x86)\BestCleaner\unins000.exe

Remove following folders

C:\Program Files (x86)\BestCleaner

Written by Rami Douafi

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