1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. TrustCleaner


February 13, 2007 11:50:28 AM
Misleading Application
Risk Impact:
File Names:
TrustCleaner.exe setup.exe
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP


TrustCleaner is a security risk that may give exaggerated reports of threats on the compromised computer. The program then prompts the user to purchase a registered version of the software in order to remove the reported threats.


Your Symantec program detects one or more files as TrustCleaner.


This security risk must be manually installed.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 1, 2015 revision 020
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 20, 2006
  • Latest Daily Certified version January 26, 2015 revision 023
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date June 21, 2006
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