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Remove Registry Cleaner Pro (Removal Guide) - Jan 2020 update

removal by Julie Splinters - - | Type: Malware

Registry Cleaner Pro is a potentially unwanted program that might mess up your Windows computer

Registry Cleaner Pro
Registry Cleaner Pro is a fake system optimizer that might corrupt your Windows system files

Registry Cleaner Pro is a fake system optimizer that allegedly cleans useless registry entries,[1] deletes malware, fixes file association errors, removes tracking cookies, and speeds up an overall computer operation. At first glance, one might think that this software is almost a miracle for your PC – simply install, run it, and all your problems will be gone. Unfortunately, these claims couldn't be further from the truth, as RegistryCleanerPro is nothing but scamware[2] and a potentially unwanted program that shows exaggerated scan results in order to make people pay for its license.

Name Registry Cleaner Pro
Type Scareware, scamware, potentially unwanted program
Also known as RegistryCleanerPro, RegistryCleaner Pro, PUA.RegistryCleaner
Alleged functionality Removes adware, spyware, keyloggers, worms, and other malware, deletes browser helper objects,  fixes registry errors, and otherwise optimizes the computer
Distribution  In most cases, users install potentially unwanted programs unintentionally – they are often included in freeware bundle packages or advertised on the internet in manipulative or deceptive ways 
Symptoms  The application immediately performs a full system scan, which displays hundreds of false positives. Supposedly, to fix these fake issues, users need to buy a full version of the app; additionally, users may encounter persistent pop-up ads that urge them to purchase the license
Dangers  Installation of other perennially unwanted applications or malware, credit card details disclosure to unknown parties, monetary loss due to payment for useless software, etc.
Termination  Refer to our manual removal guide below or scan your system with a reputable anti-malware tool 
System fix In case you used Registry Cleaner Pro to make any changes to your system, you can revert them and stabilize your Windows with repair tool Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego

In most cases, Registry Cleaner Pro appears on users' systems unexpectedly, as it is installed along with other applications downloaded from freeware websites. As soon as it is installed, the PUP initiates an immediate scan, reporting users that there are hundreds or even thousands of issues that need to be fixed with the paid version of the app.

These scan results are fake, and those who pay will simply throw money out of the window, and also risk their credit card details to be exposed to unknown parties. The best way to deal with RegistryCleaner Pro fake optimizer is to delete it from the system as soon as possible.

For Registry Cleaner Pro removal, you can follow our step-by-step guide below. Nevertheless, because the program establishes several registry entries and imports multiple files, its termination might cause trouble. In such a case, we recommend downloading and installing anti-malware software and performing a full system scan with it. 

In most cases, the entries that Registry Cleaner Pro virus captures are harmless registry files that are not dangerous in any way. In fact, the registry database should not be touched by questionable applications, as it might cause so much damage that Windows will stop operating completely.[3] As a result, the OS reinstallation might be necessary.

Registry Cleaner Pro virus
Registry Cleaner Pro is a potentially unwanted program that invades users' machines via software bundles or fake updates

In most cases, RegistryCleanerPro captured registry entries will not make any difference to system performance, as these files are barely a few kilobytes in size, which makes no difference considering current sizes of hard drives and solid-state drives. The so-called registry errors occur so rarely that there is definitely no need employing tools like Registry Cleaner Pro. Not to mention that this software will not protect you from malware – you should use reputable tools for that.

In case you are having problems with your computer, such as system slowdowns, crashes, blue screens of death, as well as other issues, you should employ reputable software to fix system file corruption – we suggest using Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego. In the meantime, you should remove Registry Cleaner Pro as per the instructions provided below.

PUPs usually appear on users' machines unnoticed due to stealthy distribution techniques

Potentially unwanted programs are called so for a reason, although they are most certainly mostly unwanted than otherwise. In fact, some of such applications are so deceptive and persistent that they could easily be called malware. Nevertheless, due to legal issues between anti-malware vendors and companies that develop such tools, the name remains a “potentially unwanted program.”

users, however, have a choice when it comes to which apps they want on their computers. Or do they? Most of PUPs are delivered with the help of a deceptive marketing technique called software bundling – multiple apps are compiled into a single installer. While there is no crime in offering users to try out new programs for free, there are issues when they find applications of unknown origin installed on their systems – they never wanted them in the first place.

The biggest problem is that these apps are not only due to this distribution method, but might also lead to serious privacy and security issues if not being careful. For example, a fake system optimizer might corrupt vital Windows system files, resulting in OS malfunction. In other cases, adware apps may bring users to scam sites that display fraudulent messages and ask users to download malicious software on their machines.

RegistryCleanerPro PUP
RegistryCleanerPro claims that it is an ultimate all-in-one fix tool, although it is nothing but a scam

Thus, while PUPs are not malware per se, they can serve as one of the paths that leads to malware, money loss, and personal information disclosure to unknown parties. Thus, to avoid unwanted programs, follow these tips from industry experts:[4]

  • Never believe web ages that claim our computer is infected and your banking details are being leaked – it is all a scam, and its authors' goal is to make you download malware/PUPs on your system;
  • If possible, choose official download sources (Google Play, App Store, Amazon, Microsoft Store, etc.) for your software instead of third party ones (Download.com, Softonic.com, and similar);
  • During the installation, always pick Advanced/Custom settings and avoid Recommended/Quick ones;
  • Watch out for various tricks app developers use – pre-ticked boxes, misplaced buttons, deceptive deals, etc.;
  • Use security software that could warn you about potentially unwanted programs.

Remove Registry Cleaner Pro virus

As mentioned above, the Registry Cleaner Pro virus can cause serious issues to your machine if you choose to apply fixes it suggests and results in money loss. Additionally, your web browsing sessions can be easily interrupted due to persistent pop-ups that seek to make you buy the full license of the software — the only way to prevent this is Registry Cleaner Pro removal.

The easiest way to remove Registry Cleaner Pro is by scanning the computer with anti-malware software, which supports the PUP detection feature. Nevertheless, because not all anti-virus engines might detect all potentially unwanted applications, you might have to try several security tools, or get rid of RegistryCleanerPro manually. You will find all the detailed instructions on how to accomplish that below.

You may remove virus damage with a help of Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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What to do if failed?
If you failed to remove virus damage using Reimage Intego, submit a question to our support team and provide as much details as possible.
Reimage Intego has a free limited scanner. Reimage Intego offers more through scan when you purchase its full version. When free scanner detects issues, you can fix them using free manual repairs or you can decide to purchase the full version in order to fix them automatically.
Alternative Software
Different software has a different purpose. If you didn’t succeed in fixing corrupted files with Reimage, try running SpyHunter 5.
Alternative Software
Different software has a different purpose. If you didn’t succeed in fixing corrupted files with Intego, try running Combo Cleaner.

To remove Registry Cleaner Pro, follow these steps:

Delete Registry Cleaner Pro from Windows systems

Get rid of potentially unwanted programs like RegistryCleanerPro from Windows by following these instructions:

  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 Registry Cleaner Pro and related programs
    Here, look for Registry Cleaner Pro 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'

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  1. Guest says:
    January 3rd, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    I think an easy to keep your Computer from Running Slow is to install a PC protector or cleaning, according to my personal experience, Tuneup360 is good choice, and your computer takes only 30 sec to start up if you have it!!!

  2. Carmen Maria Fortuno says:
    August 26th, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Please cd3elete reg cloan pro from my computer. I do not want to have an7ythingt to do with thisw product. Thank you.

  3. Christopher Sage says:
    October 3rd, 2012 at 1:37 am

    Thank you Ugnius Kiguolis for the effort of sharing this helpful information to us. Many of us are actually having problems with our PC and we need this. Keeping a registry clean can be a somewhat difficult task especially when done manually which is why even experienced computer users opt to keep their registry clean through the use of software specifically designed for this purpose. Currently Im using Regcure: regcurelicensekeycode.com but I want to try out Registry Cleaner Pro having to read your review. Ill run a test scan using this registry cleaner and Ill just post another comment if all is fine with this software.

  4. Wayne Elston says:
    October 26th, 2013 at 11:53 am

    please delete reg clean from my computer

  5. Gerald Devlin says:
    October 29th, 2013 at 2:49 am

    I down loaded this reg clean pro and it has left my laptop so bad that I have to bring it to a local specialist to sort it out! When I phoned them up to get help they asked me for more money!!! Stay Well clear. I have tried to contact them for a refund but as yet no answer.

  6. Amy L says:
    November 25th, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Please delete Registry Pro from my computer. It is messing up my computer. I do not want it !

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