Cleaninter.net is a web filter targeted towards Christian users, that as I have experienced has a tendency to fuck up royally and take your internet connection with it. The program has no uninstall method, and the “Official” removal instructions are to talk to tech support and they will remotely disable/remove it for you. That would be great except for the fact that it fucked up your internet connection. The installer states that you should not try to remove the filter yourself, as it could case irreparable damage to your computer.
If you want to remove it yourself, it’s actually pretty easy.
Notes before we begin:
- I am not responsible for anything that happens. ANYTHING. So proceed at your own risk.
- My windows path is C:\Windows. Yours should be as well, but it may be different. Replace C with your root drive letter. (For example D:\Windows)
- These instructions are for Windows Vista and newer. I do not include the paths for windows xp, because you should not be on the internet to any extent if you still run XP.
Step 1: Remove or rename the executables it creates.
(Note that users of 32bit windows should substitute SysWOW64 with System32)
Step 2: Reset the Windows IP Stack
Open the start menu
Type “cmd” (without quotes)
Right click on cmd and select “Run as Administrator”
In the new command prompt type netsh int ip reset
Reboot the computer and verify internet access.
Additional Cleanup (Note that users of 32bit windows should substitute SysWOW64 with System32)
1. Remove the log and icon files
2. Remove the start menu shortcuts (the version number may be different)
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Clean Internet 10.2.0.0
If all went well then you should now have internet access. If not then you are in the same place you started, and should do whatever you would have done (like take the system to your local repair shop).