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Remove Lowe Registry Cleaner (Tutorial) - Removal Guide

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Lowe Registry Cleaner – a fake system tool which is supposed to clean the Windows Registry

Lowe Registry Cleaner system tool

Lowe Registry Cleaner is a rogue system tool[1] which is promoted as a Microsoft Windows Registry Cleaner. Even though this computer program might seem useful in the first view, it truly is not as it is described in the original website. Rogue computer software often is distributed by using a deceptive marketing technique called bundling,[2] this way the PUP infiltrates the computer unnoticed and starts displaying false warnings about numerous system vulnerabilities and issues found. However, note that such alerts are fake and used to threaten the users only. Once scared, some gullible people decide to purchase the licensed version of the program in order to “fix” all system-related issues. Sadly, this is just another trick used by the program owners to gain income from promoting Lowe Registry Cleaner virus.

Name Lowe Registry Cleaner
Type System tool
Sub-type PUP
Purpose To convince users that their computer system has problems which need fixing
Signs You keep receiving pop-ups that relate to the program and alert about false system issues
Described as Microsoft Windows Registry Cleaner, however, fake
Distribution Bundled software or its original website
Removal steps Use Reimage Reimage Cleaner to detect all unwanted components and get rid of the PUP permanently

Developers promote Lowe Registry Cleaner fake system optimization tool in various ways. If you enter its original website, you will see writings which announce that this program “makes your computer more stable and increases its performance”, “offers translations in 17 different languages”, “automatically backups the registry”, “manages files that are executed when Windows starts”, and so on.

However, programs such as Lowe Registry Cleaner usually lack the described features and are created to trick users and gain income from them. If you ever see alerts that relate to this program, do not panic. What you can do is check your computer system with a reliable and expert-tested computer tool and measure the results with the ones that were provided by the rogue tool. We can guarantee you that there will be no similar problems at all.

You need to remove Lowe Registry Cleaner virus to get rid of all pop-up notifications it provides. For this purpose, you can use a reliable anti-malware tool which will ensure you that all components were removed safely. Moreover, do not forget to clean web browsers as they might contain various adware-added[3] content such as dubious-looking browser extensions. If you notice that your browsers got hijacked, you can take a look at the manual guide which we provided below this text.

Furthermore, PUP-related content can also be detected by using a computer tool such as Reimage Reimage Cleaner . The Lowe Registry Cleaner removal is necessary if you want to avoid annoying pop-ups and pop-unders, and get rid of all false alerts. Such potentially unwanted programs can also bring unwanted content with them which might hide in your system for a while. These type of applications might be adware-related ones, browser hijackers, etc.

Lowe Registry Cleaner PUP
Lowe Registry Cleaner is a fake optimizer which produces numerous alerts about system vulnerabilities that are displayed to convince users to purchase the licensed version of the program in order to "fix" all issues.
 

PUPs usually distribute via bundling

If a fake system optimization tool has accessed your computer, there might be more than one possibility of how it ended up there. According to computer specialists,[4] these rogue programs can enter the system by using stealth technique, also known as bundling. The fake program can come attached to an original application and download together throughout the process.

However, it is kind of easy to avoid this type of installation. What you need to do is stop using third-party installers and downloading programs from secondary sources, or choose the Custom/Advanced installation mode. Here you will be capable of tracking all incoming downloads and deleting the unwanted ones. 

Furthermore, potentially unwanted programs such as fake system optimizers have their official downloading sites. If you are infected by one, you might have downloaded it from such page. Developers try to promote their rogue programs as reliable and expert-tested ones. However, do not get tricked easily and avoid downloading any software that you have doubts about.

Get rid of Lowe Registry Cleaner system tool

If the fake system optimization program has been bothering you recently, make sure you perform the Lowe Registry Cleaner removal as soon as possible. There is no need of keeping the potentially unwanted application in your computer system. Use reliable anti-malware tools to eliminate the PUP. These programs will ensure you that all unwanted components are eliminated in a couple of minutes time duration.

However, you can remove Lowe Registry Cleaner virus manually if you are likely to. Note that you will need to get rid of all browser extensions and add-ons from infected web browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, or Safari. You need to make sure that all components have been eliminated successfully, otherwise, the potentially unwanted application might renew itself with the next boot.

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To remove Lowe Registry Cleaner, follow these steps:

Eliminate Lowe Registry Cleaner from Windows systems

Eliminate all adware-related components from the Windows operating system by following the below-given instructing steps:

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall Lowe Registry Cleaner and related programs
    Here, look for Lowe Registry Cleaner or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Remove Lowe Registry Cleaner from Internet Explorer (IE)

You can clean the Internet Explorer web browser from all rogue components by performing this guide:

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Lowe Registry Cleaner and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Lowe Registry Cleaner removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Get rid of Lowe Registry Cleaner from Microsoft Edge

Refresh your Microsoft Edge web browser with the help of these guidelines:

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, Lowe Registry Cleaner should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Erase Lowe Registry Cleaner from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

If Mozilla Firefox got hijacked somehow, eliminate all unwanted extensions by using this guide:

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select Lowe Registry Cleaner and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Lowe Registry Cleaner removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Uninstall Lowe Registry Cleaner from Google Chrome

Clean the Google Chrome web browser from all potentially unwanted content. Use this guide for help:

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select Lowe Registry Cleaner and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Lowe Registry Cleaner removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Eliminate Lowe Registry Cleaner from Safari

Refresh Safari with the help of these steps:

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Lowe Registry Cleaner or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Lowe Registry Cleaner removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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