I’m facing great difficulty on removing this PerforMax Cleaner on my computer, I was lured to download this stuff accidently. I don’t know it is not a good thing when I first saw it. When I realize that it can be a virus, it can be really late as it is installed. Now I am not able to remove it! What can I do? How can I get rid of this problem completely? Please help!

Brief Introduction to This Program

What is this PerforMax Cleaner? From the name of it, can it be a powerful security tool for us to download and use? The answer can be negative as it has been reported by many innocent computer users that it is a kind of fake anti-virus program that tries to use unreal security warnings to threaten people to pay. It can be called rogue ransomware which is created by cyber hackers who intend to hoax money from unsuspecting PC users. What’s worse, with such a computer threat hiding on the background, the corrupted machines can be attacked by many other kinds of computer infection as well, which can cause more problems and troubles to computer users. In a word, don’t trust that this program can protect your computer from virus attack as its essential can be a malicious virus.

The Screenshot of This Fake


However, cyber hackers design this fake anti-virus program with a name of PerforMax Cleaner which sounds like a real tool for security. That can mislead many inexperienced computer users to trust and download it to their computers. This is the main way for this infection to spread as hackers can publish it to many websites and cheat people to download it with forged description. Those bad guys can exaggerate how powerful it can to protect the computers and make it sound professional. As the Windows machines still occupy a large scale of market proportion, the targets of this infection can be the computers run Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and 8 all over the world. People can also get infected with this infection while they are downloading other programs on the Internet as it can be bundled with other programs by cyber hackers. So when people install the corrupted programs to their systems, this fake program can be installed at the same time.

When PerforMax Cleaner is saved on the infected machines, it can be activated immediately. From the appearance of it, we can find many options which look really professional. It can be pretended to be a legit program that is certified by Microsoft which can deceive many computer users to believe. It can start a full scan on the infected machine and result can be really terrible. It claims that there are many computer threats existed on the machines which need to be removed immediately; otherwise, the personal information saved on the machines can be stolen. When people fall into this trap, they would like to remove the fake warning by using this program, however, thing can never be easy. They must be asked to pay for the activation code of this fake program. This is the main purpose of what this virus does. This rogue anti-spyware tries to use fake alerts to cheat people to pay, so that cyber hackers can gain illegal benefits from innocent people.

The properties of the Infection

-Always pops up once you boot up your computer or run a program, claiming your computer is in great risk
-Asking you to purchase a code to activate this software, so that it can help you to remove the threats in your computer
-Can modify the computer registry once it is installed into the computer
-Can prohibit legit program to run, including your anti-virus programs.
-Can occupy a great usage of CPU, which slows down the performance of computer or even causes blue screen.

Finding all or some of these symptoms on your computer, sorry to say that your computer is infected by PerforMax Cleaner. Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for manual removal guide. Also, we will provide a short removal guide below for computer literate.

Manual Removal Guide of Fake Anti-virus Program (For Computer Literate On Window XP, if you can deal with XP problems easily then you can also do the work on Windows 7 or Windows 8)

There is a removal guide provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.

Step 1: Try to access the Safe mode with Networking.

In order to get into this mode, you should restart your infected computer and then press F8 key constantly before windows launches. Use your arrow keys to highlight “safe mode with networking” and then press Enter.


For those computer which are XP operating systems, you will need to you choose your XP system after you choose safe mode with networking, you can press Enter directly without choosing any thing.

safe mode system choose

After loading files, you need to log in your account to get the safe mode with networking, for XP users, please choose Yes when you see the dialog.


Step 2: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to Windows Internet WatchDog, the name of the process of it is random.

XP task manager

Step 3:Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel, then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs.


Then try to find Windows Internet WatchDog, highlight it and choose Remove.


Step 4: Click on Start button or press Win+R, then type regedit in the box to open Registry Editor, after that, try to find
C:\Users\profile name here\AppData\

Video Guide on How to Remove Rogue Program:

YouTube Video Removal Guide:


PerforMax Cleaner is a bad program that needs to be removed as soon as possible if it hits your computer. It is classified as a fake anti-virus program that uses unreal virus warning to make you pay for it. Everything it generates is fake. It is a product made by cyber hackers who want to swindle money from inexperienced computer users. Under no circumstance, should computer users pay for this fake program. It can do nothing to your computer security as it is a virus itself.

Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a quite level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of PerforMax Cleaner? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on January 2, 2015 12:00 am

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