Avira PC Cleaner is an Avira tool that scans your disk for viruses. Unlike other Avira security products, Avira PC Cleaner requires no installation and works on demand, meaning that it doesn't remain in the background like antiviruses normally do.
If you need a second opinion when it comes to searching for malware, Avira PC Cleaner will help you analyze your folders or your entire disk and tell you whether or not there are any malicious programs present.
A helping hand for your antivirus
As the saying goes, two heads are better than one. This is the idea behind Avira PC Cleaner, a simple but useful application for finding out if your computer is actually infected. If you notice strange behavior on your PC and your default antivirus says there's nothing wrong, you can use Avira PC Cleaner to confirm it. Avira PC Cleaner requires no installation. You open it, download the main .exe file, along with the necessary definitions to find the malware, and it will immediately analyze the most likely folders containing malware. Aditionally, you can check the Full scan box to scan the entire disk to reassure yourself that your computer is definitely clean.
The process takes time, and will vary depending on the size of the hard disk and the processing speed of your PC. In any case, at the end of the scan, a new window will pop up to alert you of anything dangerous on your machine. If any file is found that could potentially be dangerous or harmful, Avira PC Cleaner gives you the option of obtaining more information so that you can find out which file is infected and which malware it contains, and then remove the file. When it comes to this option, Avira PC Cleaner has the same technology as Avira antivirus.
One click and it's ready
Avira PC Cleaner isn't an antivirus in itself, but rather is an important part of an antivirus: analysis on demand. In this sense, they've created a tool that's as simple as possible so that a couple of mouse clicks is all it takes to run the analysis and carry out the subsequent clean-up.
Another layer of security
Protecting yourself online requires more effort these days. In addition to common sense and being cautious while browsing or downloading files, an antivirus is something to keep in mind to avoid unpleasant surprises.
A tool like Avira PC Cleaner is for specific cases, or to use once a month as an element that adds another layer of security to your computer to helps you find malware that your regular antivirus may have missed.