PurityScan, also called PuritySweep, is distributed by Clickspring LLC and bundled with programs such as Grokster. PurityScan starts automatically after reboot and spawns pop-up windows. PurityScan has an automatic update feature and may install third party products.

"Several PROMOTIONAL CONSOLES (daughter console/interstitial) may be launched for the duration of time you spend online. These consoles may continue to be launched as long as you have PurityScan installed on your machine." Source

"We may use customer contact information from the registration form to send the user information about our company and promotional material from some of our partners. The customer's contact information may also be used to contact the visitor when necessary and shared with other companies who may want to contact our visitors." Source

"PurityScan has included an auto update feature to ensure that you have the most recently released version of the PurityScan software. You acknowledge that PurityScan or parties appointed by PurityScan may from time to time provide programming fixes, updates and upgrades to you, including automatic updates to PurityScan, upgrades may include installation of third party applications, through automatic electronic dissemination and other means." Source




PurityScan  PurityScan.b  PurityScan.c  PurityScan.ndrv  PurityScan.wcpt  PurityScan.wtsc  PurityScan.wtss 


winservn.exe, winservs.exe, purityscan.exe

If you have any of the files related to PurityScan on your system, please send them for additional analysis. Generally, I have only analysed a few versions for each software component listed at this web site. With your help I will be able to look at both old and more recent versions of the PurityScan software. Thank you very much for your time!

Log references

Log 67


Purityscan.com whois_cache whois
Puritysweep.com whois_cache whois
Click Spring, LLC whois_cache whois

End User License Agreement



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Uninstall procedure

Please read the uninstall instructions from the vendor.

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Manual removal

Please follow the instructions below if you would like to remove PurityScan manually. Please notice that you must follow the instructions very carefully and delete everything that is mentioned. In most cases the removal will fail if one single item is not deleted. If PurityScan remains on your system after stepping through the removal instructions, please double-check by stepping through them again.

  1. Start the registry editor. This is done by clicking Start then Run. (The Run dialog will appear.) Type regedit and click OK. (The registry editor will open.)
  2. Browse to the key:
    'HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Run'
  3. In the right pane, delete the value called 'ContentService', if it exists.
  4. Exit the registry editor.
  5. Restart your computer.
  6. Delete the following files and folders:
    Note: %SystemDir% is a variable (?). By default, this is C:\Windows\System (Windows 95/98/Me), C:\WINNT\System32 (Windows NT/2000), or C:\Windows\System32 (Windows XP).
    Note: %ProgramsDir% is a variable (?). By default, this is C:\Program Files.

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