GCleaner is a type of malware that disguises itself as a legitimate software program called “GCleaner” or “G-Cleaner.” It is typically spread through malicious email attachments or fake software downloads. Once installed on a computer, GCleaner can gather personal information, display unwanted ads, and cause other malicious activity. To avoid the detection by Anti-virus they changed their technique by distributing these malware through crack websites. When these cracks are executed, it emits various payloads. Depending on the country it emits various malware which includes STOP/DJVU ransomware, SmokeLoader, Redline, Amadey, Flicker, and Racoon Stealer. The countries that were mostly targeted were the US, EU, and CA.
It is important to keep your anti-virus software updated and to be cautious when downloading and installing programs, particularly from untrusted sources.