Although most viruses are contracted while browsing the web or while using file sharing applications, instant messengers have also become pretty dangerous from this point of view, so it’s very important to stay safe while chatting online.
Instant Messenger Cleaner is not an antivirus per se, but a security solution designed to keep instant messengers clean and help users stay away from all infections distributed through chatting networks.
According to developers, this software solution has been specifically created to remove worms and viruses from MSN or Windows Live Messenger, but it also proved pretty efficient on Yahoo Messenger and AOL Instant Messenger.
The installer shouldn’t get you in trouble, as it’s all a matter of pressing the Next button. The interface is minimal, which is indeed a good thing, with features nicely organized in the main window.
Besides the scanning process, which by the way took a while during our test, Instant Messenger Cleaner also comes with various other tools, such as a startup manager, clock synchronization, registry and memory optimizer, process viewer and data eraser.
There’s also a basic settings menu that gives you access to a few options, but nothing too fancy that could give you headaches if you don’t know what you’re doing.
The scanning process goes very smooth, so the app won’t eat up your CPU when searching for viruses on your computer. The only problem is that it basically looks everywhere, so it needs some time to complete the operation.
Overall, Instant Messenger Cleaner is a decent solution with a pretty affordable price and in case you’re not using an antivirus solution that also protects instant messaging apps, be sure to give this one a try.