Everyday new types and variants of malware are seen on the internet. Most of these malware rely on fooling the users into believing that they are useful software. Some of them even disguise themselves as antivirus or antispyware products. Such malware are called fake antiviruses. Fortunately, there are more than one tools available to fight back and remove such malicious software from your PC. The Panda Cloud Cleaner is such a tool that can detect and remove the malware from your PC. Since it uses cloud based malware definitions, it always stays up-to-date.
You can download the Panda Cloud Cleaner from the Panda Software site. The download is over 20 megabytes in size. After downloading it, double-click on the downloaded file PandaCloudCleaner.exe to install it in Windows. After the installation, you can launch it either from its desktop shortcut or from the Start Menu. In Windows 8, you can use the Search Charm to lookup Panda Cloud Cleaner and launch it.
When the Panda Cloud Cleaner window opens up, you can just click on the Accept and Scan button to go forth and let it scan all of your computer for malware. But before this, you can also click on the Advanced Options and enable Trusted Boot option which helps Panda Cloud Cleaner get rid of some very stubborn rootkits. But ordinary users should not set any advanced options.
It will check for an active internet connection and download updates if any found. For me it, took less than one second to download the updates. Then it will start to scan your system files and other areas of your PC. The progress of the scan is shown using a progress bar and a percentage of total scan process is also displayed.
At the end of the scan, it will send the generated report to the Panda Cloud servers for verification. In a a few seconds the cleaning instructions are received and are shown to you. Now you can look at all the malware items found on your PC and remove the selected items. By default, all cleanable items are pre-selected for removal. To remove them, all you have to do is click on the Clean button.
If everything goes okay, then Panda Cloud Cleaner would get rid of all the malware and other items found on your PC in a few seconds. If the cleaning of malware requires rebooting, then it would warn you of doing so. You should be closing all the opened programs, save your work and restart your PC. Finally, you will be shown a message that your computer has been successfully cleaned.
The Panda Cloud Cleaner is an indipensible tool for getting rid of malicious software and other undesirable items on your PC (for example, questionable system policies). It comes with three other useful tools (accessible from the Advanced Tools menu on top-right) that allow you to kill all the non-system processes, unlock files locked by malware and send suspicious looking files to Panda Labs for analysis. It is an easy-to-use but very highly effective program for detecting and removing malware from you PC.
You can download the Panda Cloud Cleaner from http://pandasoftware.com/pandacloudcleaner/.