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PUA.TurboCleanPC

PUA.TurboCleanPC

Updated:
November 04, 2016
Infection Length:
Varies
Name:
Turbo Clean PC Software
Version:
4.1
Publisher:
Rainmaker Software Group LLC
Risk Impact:
Low
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior

PUA.TurboCleanPC is a potentially unwanted application that gives misleading details about issues on the computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version November 04, 2016 revision 002
  • Latest Rapid Release version November 04, 2016 revision 004
  • Initial Daily Certified version November 04, 2016 revision 008
  • Latest Daily Certified version November 04, 2016 revision 008
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date November 09, 2016
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
When the program is installed, it creates the following files:
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\admin\Desktop\Professional Turbo PC.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Professional Turbo PC\Check updates.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Professional Turbo PC\Help.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Professional Turbo PC\Professional Turbo PC on the Web.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Professional Turbo PC\Professional Turbo PC.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Professional Turbo PC\Uninstall Professional Turbo PC.lnk
  • %ProgramFiles%\Professional Turbo PC\Animation.gif
  • %ProgramFiles%\Professional Turbo PC\CookieExclusions.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Professional Turbo PC\English.ini
  • %ProgramFiles%\Professional Turbo PC\file_id.diz
  • %ProgramFiles%\Professional Turbo PC\HomePage.url
  • %ProgramFiles%\Professional Turbo PC\ProfessionalTurboPC.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\Professional Turbo PC\Scanning.gif
  • %ProgramFiles%\Professional Turbo PC\SDesc.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\Professional Turbo PC\sqlite3.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Professional Turbo PC\TCPCSchedule.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\Professional Turbo PC\TurboCleanPC.chm
  • %ProgramFiles%\Professional Turbo PC\unins000.dat
  • %ProgramFiles%\Professional Turbo PC\unins000.exe

Next, the program creates the following registry entries:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Professional Turbo PC_is1\"Inno Setup: Setup Version" = "5.5.9 (a)"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Professional Turbo PC_is1\"Inno Setup: App Path:" = "%ProgramFiles%\Professional Turbo PC"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Professional Turbo PC_is1\"InstallLocation" = "%ProgramFiles%\Professional Turbo PC\"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Professional Turbo PC_is1\"Inno Setup: Icon Group" = "Professional Turbo PC"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Professional Turbo PC_is1\"Inno Setup: User" = "admin"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Professional Turbo PC_is1\"Inno Setup: Selected Tasks" = "desktopicon"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Professional Turbo PC_is1\"Inno Setup: Deselected Tasks" = ""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Professional Turbo PC_is1\"Inno Setup: Language" = "en"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Professional Turbo PC_is1\"DisplayName" = "Turbo Clean PC Software"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Professional Turbo PC_is1\"UninstallString" = ""%ProgramFiles%\Professional Turbo PC\unins000.exe""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Professional Turbo PC_is1\"QuietUninstallString" = ""%ProgramFiles%\Professional Turbo PC\unins000.exe" /SILENT"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Professional Turbo PC_is1\"DisplayVersion" = "4.1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Professional Turbo PC_is1\"Publisher" = "Rainmaker Software Group LLC"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Professional Turbo PC_is1\"NoModify" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Professional Turbo PC_is1\"NoRepair" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Professional Turbo PC_is1\"InstallDate" = "20161103"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Professional Turbo PC_is1\"MajorVersion" = "4"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Professional Turbo PC_is1\"MinorVersion" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Professional Turbo PC_is1\"VersionMajor" = "4"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Professional Turbo PC_is1\"VersionMinor" = "1"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1454471165-854245398-682003330-1003\Software\Turbo Clean PC\"CompilerVersion" = "Sept2016"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1454471165-854245398-682003330-1003\Software\Turbo Clean PC\"Language" = "1"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1454471165-854245398-682003330-1003\Software\Turbo Clean PC\"Build" = "1"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1454471165-854245398-682003330-1003\Software\Turbo Clean PC\"SlowScan" = "1"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1454471165-854245398-682003330-1003\Software\Turbo Clean PC\"StartWithWindows" = "1"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1454471165-854245398-682003330-1003\Software\Turbo Clean PC\"s_Enable" = "1"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1454471165-854245398-682003330-1003\Software\Turbo Clean PC\"s_Mode" = "1"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1454471165-854245398-682003330-1003\Software\Turbo Clean PC\"s_Time" = "[HEXADECIMAL VALUE]"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1454471165-854245398-682003330-1003\Software\Turbo Clean PC\"s_SmartEnabled" = "1"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1454471165-854245398-682003330-1003\Software\Turbo Clean PC\"s_SmartMode" = "0"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1454471165-854245398-682003330-1003\Software\Turbo Clean PC\"s_SmartDate" = "[HEXADECIMAL VALUE]"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1454471165-854245398-682003330-1003\Software\Turbo Clean PC\"Reminder" = "1"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1454471165-854245398-682003330-1003\Software\Turbo Clean PC\"LastNotificationTime" = "[HEXADECIMAL VALUE]"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1454471165-854245398-682003330-1003\Software\Turbo Clean PC\"NewAppNotifier" = "1"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1454471165-854245398-682003330-1003\Software\Turbo Clean PC\"NewToolbarNotifier" = "1"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1454471165-854245398-682003330-1003\Software\Turbo Clean PC\"StartupNotifier" = "0"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1454471165-854245398-682003330-1003\Software\Turbo Clean PC\"CrashNotifier" = "1"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1454471165-854245398-682003330-1003\Software\Turbo Clean PC\"AntivirusNotifier" = "1"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1454471165-854245398-682003330-1003\Software\Turbo Clean PC\"DiskNotifier" = "1"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1454471165-854245398-682003330-1003\Software\Turbo Clean PC\"MemoryNotifier" = "1"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1454471165-854245398-682003330-1003\Software\Turbo Clean PC\"CacheNotifier" = "1"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1454471165-854245398-682003330-1003\Software\Turbo Clean PC\"MinFreeDiskSpace" = "0A"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1454471165-854245398-682003330-1003\Software\Turbo Clean PC\"MinFreeMemory" = "0A"

The program claims to optimize the computer by scanning for temporary and junk data. It then asks the user to pay to remove these issues.



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