RegClean Pro “Virus” Removal

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This page aims to help you remove RegClean Pro. These RegClean Pro removal instructions work for every version of Windows. “RegClean Pro nedir” is a message we have received in our inbox, showing that this PUP has spread in Turkey.

RegClean Pro is another addition to the scene of Potentially Unwanted Programs. It has been identified as rogue security software by most of the major reputable security companies and as such it should be uninstalled quickly. It is known for its inefficient functionality and its reliance on outright lies and false advertisements in order to sell as many copies as possible. As soon as enough people realize this program is fake, the name is scrapped and the code is re-used to release exactly the same program under a different name.

Remember: RegClean Pro is not malicious in the sense of computer security. It is just a really bad program that tries to fleece you of your money and give very little in return. There is no good reason to keep this program on your PC – remove it as soon as you can.

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RegClean Pro’s many found errors

SUMMARY:

Name RegClean Pro
Type Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Danger Level Medium (Not malicious, but don’t allow it to scam you of your money)
Symptoms Excessive number of errors found on PC, will slow down system boot and general performance while it runs its scans)
Distribution Method Monetization platforms, Adware, software bundles.
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1: Enter Safe Mode.
2: Uninstall the virus from your Add/Remove Programs.
3: Permanently delete RegClean Pro from Task Manager’s processes.
4: Uninstall the virus from Regedit and Msconfig.

How can you recognize whether RegClean Pro is really a PUP

First and foremost, this type of software is easily recognizable for its shady marketing strategies and quick money grabbing strategy. Most people who have it installed on their computer never remember installing it themselves – software bundles and other tricks are to blame.

This software, once installed, will include itself in the list of programs that start when you boot your PC. An automated system search is run on your computer and this search is guaranteed to find many problems – even in brand new computers that are in perfect condition. All of this is part of the program’s strategy to put pressure on you by making you believe your PC is at risk. People who have no intimate knowledge of how a computer works are most susceptible to this strategy. Here are a few pointers on what to look for if you are ever the subject of such a scam.

Usually the trick involves over exaggerating the impact of some junk files on your HDD and some obsolete entries in the registry have on your PC’s speed. It is true that having many old files can lead to system slowdown, but that is only apparent for computers that are really old and have not been reformatted for a long time. Unfortunately, even for these corner cases having RegClean Pro installed and leeching resources is likely causing more problems than the old entries ever will.

The Windows registry is basically a data base containing strings, which hold settings for all programs installed on the computer. Whenever a program is removed, uninstalled, updated or tampered in other way some of these strings may become obsolete. Any such old entries are usually benign, but software like RegClean Pro will try to make you believe they are responsible for any problem that may be plaguing your PC. What is worse – rogue security programs are perfectly happy to delete old entries that are actually needed and used by some programs. If you let a program like RegClean Pro operate on your machine it may corrupt some of your programs irreversibly.

How was RegClean Pro installed on your computer

These programs rarely have any direct marketing strategy as no honest man would willingly recommend them for purchase. Instead they rely on a shady semi-legal promotional campaign known as software bundling.

Basically this is a practice in which PUPs, Adware and other unwanted programs are included in the installer of other free software, download aids, monetization programs and Ad-based apps. When you make the mistake of running such an installer on your PC and using the Default/Quick installation option you are allowing all other added programs /like RegClean Pro/ to be installed on your computer as well. This is one of the possible reasons why you have it installed, but don’t remember doing it yourself.

Fortunately, this scheme can be avoided rather easily. When installing software, especially free one, please look for and select the Advanced installation option. Don’t rush through the menus – at some point you’ll get a list of all the programs and features that will be installed. Remove any added programs you are unfamiliar with – they might seem useful, but in reality it is almost always something nasty.

RegClean Pro Virus Removal


Step1

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

This is the first preparation.

Step2

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The first thing you absolutely must do is Reveal All Hidden Files and Folders.

  • Do not skip this. RegClean Pro may have hidden some of its files and you need to see them.

Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:

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Hold the Start Key and R copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

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If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Open the Start Menu, type “Control Panel” in the search box —> Enter. Network and Internet —> Network and Sharing Center —> Change Adapter Settings. Right-click your Internet connection —> Properties.

In Networking, left click Internet Protocol Version 4 —> Properties. If everything is normal, your window will look like this:

DNS Settings

If it’s not, click on the two “automatic” choices. NOTE: If you are in a domain network, contact your Domain Administrator so he can make these settings, or this may break your Internet Connection.

Step3

Right click on the Taskbar —> “Start Task Manager.”

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Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments.

A BIG WARNING HERE! READ THIS BEFORE PROCEEDING!

This is the most important and difficult part, so be extremely careful. If you make a big mistake, it can damage your system significantly. Accounts connected to your credit cards or important information may be exposed to RegClean Pro. If you do not feel you can do this, download a professional remover.

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Right click on each of the virus processes and select Open File Location, then End the process. Copy the folders somewhere (as a backup if you make a mistake) and delete the directories you were sent to.

Step4

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

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Go in Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

Step5

If these things fail to help you find RegClean Pro you need to resort to a professional scanner – obviously this is a malware that was created to steal your credentials and credit cards – meaning the people who created it spent a lot of resources to make it as dangerous as possible.

Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!

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