Hi. I got a stubborn program on my computer which is difficult to remove. A strange PUP was installed which named SlimCleaner Plus. it may be come with the new player I downloaded days ago. Have already run Malwarebytes and it removed some files and viruses. But when I restarted computer again, it detected some risky files related to pup.optional.slimcleaner.plus. I could not make sure whether this thing was completely removed. Maybe it was not a risky virus so antivirus software could not detect its related files or other data on computer. I was so afraid that it was not completely removed and it may appear again for no reason. How can I completely delete all it details?
Basic Information about SlimCleaner
SlimCleaner is a cleaner and optimizer which can be used both on computer and mobile platforms. It aims at helping you clean your whole system and remove temp files, history and other junk files which can take up space and compromise your privacy on your device. This application is developed by Slimware Utilities, which claims to be the ground-floor technology group that was founded to bring powerful PC software to the every-day computer user. The developments group of this software is consisted of certified technicians, developers, writers and management ― all of whom are committed to a single mission statement: make modern-day computer maintenance 100% accessible. Their computer stand on the principle of giving the right tools, every computer user can keep up with demands of fast-paced technology. They try their best to meet the demands of a turbulent market and fierce competition through innovative thinking, applied expertise and teamwork. When it comes to advancements, they know that the world never stands still, and neither do they. By developed by an international team and supported by advanced technology, SlimCleaner Plus provides a real-time system.
SlimCleaner is able to help you regain disk space by cleaning junk files, history and other unnecessary items. As a matter of fact, what this cleaner can do is beyond your imagine as cleaning system is just the beginning. According to your personal computer profile, this application will give you a favorite recommendation to enhance your system. You are able to tailor each advance tool to do exactly the job you want and this is the big difference from other one-size-fits-all models. All the optimization functions provided by this tool are customizable. By making use of settings profiles, you can adjust Windows settings for you set up with several clicks. Through weeding our unwanted and unnecessary browser plug-ins and add-ons from Chrome, Firefox and IE, the browser optimizer can simply boost your web performance for you. If you want to organize and uninstall applications from device, you can easily manage and uninstall them by using the smart program managers. Regardless of what your level of computer skill, you can manage all things easily as this tool gives true value in the recommendations it makes as each program, add-on and every settings configuration comes with simple and easy-to-read rating. Thus, you can distinguish which one is better. As a professional tool, you can utilize it completely clean out junk, operating settings, check your security, get valuable updates and enhance your browsing experience with simple clicks.
Even it is a legitimate and helpful tool for many users, there are some users want to remove for some reasons. The first one is many users have not downloaded this tool through the internet but other related software like Slimdrivers or updates. But this software just get downloaded on system by attaching to other installers. The unwanted installation makes it be potentially unwanted because users have not prepared to download it at the beginning. Once it found to install on computer without permission, majority of computer users may choose to remove it than keep it on system. But, users will continue get troubles as most users find it is difficult to remove. Even many methods are tried, it still fails to completely delete all things from computer.
A user posts on computer forum saying that this software comes to computer along with other installers as no one has downloaded it intentionally. However, this user can not remove it as it keeps popping up again even using removal tools. To solve this issue, this post provides a manual removal guide below.
Can not uninstall SlimCleaner program completely? If you want to completely remove this software from computer, you can follow the manual removal guide below step by step.
How To Uninstall SlimCleaner
Reminder: The manual removal below is not recommended to inexperienced users as it contain difficult removal step like delete associated files from system and remove registry entries in registry editor. If you are not familiar with dealing these, you might mistakenly delete crucial files and registry which will lead to system crash.
Below is the manual removal guide for experienced users. Do not try it if you are not skilful enough.
Manually Uninstall SlimCleaner From Computer
Note: If this software is running on system right now, you need to end its process or exit its program first.
Find its icon in taskbar. (Near the bottom right)
Right-click on the icon and select Exit.
Step one. Uninstall SlimCleaner application from system
For Windows 10 system
Then go to control panel. Simply open the Windows® search bar and search for “Apps & Features”. Or you can just search for the word “Uninstall”.
Find SlimCleaner from list. Select on it first and then click “uninstall” option
Click “Yes” to continue
For Windows 8 system
Pressing the Windows key and go to Metro interface, right click on the SlimCleaner Plus icon and select “Uninstall”
Or, from Windows Program Manager, select the icon which says “Program – Uninstall a program”.
Find target program, select on it and click “uninstall”
Follow the uninstall wizard one by one.
For Windows 7 system
Click Start icon from lower left corner, then select “control panel”
Once the program manager is opened, select “uninstall a program” under “programs” section
Find target program from list, select on it and click “uninstall” bottom
Click “yes” to continue
For Windows XP system
Click Start icon from desktop, select “control panel”
Go to windows program manager and select “Add or Remove Programs”.
Find target program from list. Select on it and click “remove”
Click “yes” to activate the uninstall process
Follow the uninstall wizard step by step.
For Windows Vista system
Click Windows icon at lower left corner and select “control panel” from list.
Select “programs” from features windows
The Windows Program Manager will open in a new window. Look for SlimCleaner Plus and click it once. Then, click “Uninstall/Change”
Click “Yes” to continue
Follow the wizard step by step.
Step two. Search and delete related files and folders
Click on “computer” icon on desktop, put “SlimCleaner” into search box at the top right corner and search it in “computer”
Delete the files and folders found on results
Select on all items in search result and click “delete” option to delete them.
Click “yes” from the new window. to confirm the deletion.
Files and folders created by SlimCleaner
C:\Windows\Tasks\SlimCleaner Plus (Scheduled Scan – Steve).job
C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\SlimCleaner Plus (Scheduled Scan – Steve)
C:\ProgramData\SlimWare Utilities Inc
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\SlimCleaner Plus
C:\Program Files\SlimCleaner Plus
C:\Users\Steve\AppData\Local\SlimWare Utilities Inc
Step three. Locate and remove associated registry entries
Deleting registry entries from system is an important part. You should be careful in order to avoid mistaken deletion as any improper deletion of registry can lead to worse issues. Thus, if you do not have the ability to manually remove them, you would better uninstall SlimCleaner automatically. Please do not try manually delete registry entries if you are not experienced.
Click start or windows icon, go to search box and put “regedit” into it, search this keyword. After, a program named “regedit” will appear, click it.
Then the registry editor will pop up on screen. Click “edit” option at toolbar and then select “find” option.
Here, you will get a search box which can search data, stings, keys and values by using keywords.
Put “SlimCleaner” into it and click “find next” button. The searching process will start, it may takes a few seconds to find related strings.
Once the string is listed for you, right click that target string and click “delete” option
Go back to “Find” window, click “find next” button agian to find the next one. (You need to repeat this step for manu times)
Delete all found strings. Do makre sure all strings above are deleted.
Once all the steps above are completed, restart your computer.
Note: If you still can not uninstall SlimCleaner completely, you should try the auto tool to get rid of it as sometimes the manual removal will fail if you have not completely deleted all related files and programs or remove associated files improperly.
Attention: The following video offers a complete guide for uninstalling SlimCleaner. You’d better watch it in full-screen mode!