1.    2 Days Ago #1

    How to delete Slim Cleaner & Slim Service from my computer


    I have 2 files on my Win 10 Computer:

    1. Slim Cleaner
    2. Slim Service

    They are interlocked so they can't be deleted!
    I don't know how they got on my computer in the first place!
    Are they some kind of virus?
    Must be bad if you can't delete them!

    Tully
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  2. Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,188
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       2 Days Ago #2

    Slim cleaner has been around a long time. You can upload exe's to Virustotal if unsure after any scan you've done.

    How do you delete them? I think 'How do I uninstall the program' is more relevant.

    First see if you can uninstall the program in the normal way.
    Second, if not, use Revo uninstaller (free) and if necessary use the Force uninstall menu option and browse to the program.
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  3.    2 Days Ago #3

    How do you delete them? I think 'How do I uninstall the program' is more relevant.

    I tried every way I could think & all I got was "Can not delete, program is open in another folder"
    The "Other folder says the same thing!"

    Will try that program if I can find it!

    Thanx, Tully




    First see if you can uninstall the program in the normal way.
    Second, if not, use Revo uninstaller (free) and if necessary use the Force uninstall menu option and browse to the program.[/QUOTE]
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  4.    2 Days Ago #4

    Well, Cortana came to my aid again, she found it in about 3 seconds!

    Tully
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  5. Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 721
    Win10/64 Pro 1511 (and 2 Win 7/64 Ult & Pro systems)
       2 Days Ago #5

    Hi:

    Yep, according to at least one thread at MS community (from 2014), Revo was/is the way to get rid of this:
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_install/uninstall-slimcleaner-plus/c88fe321-03af-4b57-a000-78748f2b89eb

    Until recently, it was also classified as a PUP for removal by MBAM.
    See here:
    Slim Cleaner - Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - Malwarebytes Forums

    However, if I read that thread correctly, it sounds as if the Malwarebytes folks subsequently backed-off on that detection.
    So perhaps it will no longer detect/remove it?
    Not sure why they changed their mind, but I guess you could try it and see.
    MBAM is available here (all you need is the Free version, but a 14-day Trial will be enabled by default during the setup wizard, unless you opt-out. You can end the Trial at any point, if you want.):
    https://www.malwarebytes.com/mwb-download/thankyou/

    Before you run the scan, be sure that under "Settings" > "Detection and Protection" > "Non-malware Protection" that you have both PUPs and PUMs set to "Treat Detections as Malware".

    HTH,
    MM
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