Registry Cleaner Pro

Posted: June 4, 2009
Threat Metric
Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs 16

Registry Cleaner Pro Description

ScreenshotRegistry Cleaner Pro, also referred to as RegistryCleanerPro, is a rogue file cleaner that cons PC users by pretending to offer legitimate system-optimizing benefits, but fails to provide any of its marketed features – whether or not you spend money on Registry Cleaner Pro. Besides the fraudulent pretenses of its own functions, Registry Cleaner Pro also has been involved in multiple spam campaigns, and may use misleading methods to encourage you to install Registry Cleaner Pro. Malware experts recommend deleting Registry Cleaner Pro, like all scamware, with an appropriate (and legitimate) brand of anti-malware scanner.

The Results of Hiring a Fake Janitor for Your PC

Registry Cleaner Pro is scamware with little to set Registry Cleaner Pro apart from other PC threats in its same classification, such as the equally dishonest Repair Registry 2008, Registry Power Cleaner, Registry Virus Scanner or Registry Help. Malware experts have seen this fraudulent registry scanner being distributed via registrycleanerpro.org, as well as through some disreputable third-party domains and spam advertisements. Installation methods for Registry Cleaner Pro seem to be predominantly consensual, although there always is the possibility of a Trojan installing Registry Cleaner Pro along with other threats.

Ironically, for a self-proclaimed registry cleaner, Registry Cleaner Pro claims to have only a few functions related to the system registry (a general repository of program settings, such as which software is installed on your hard drive). Registry Cleaner Pro also claims to have broad features related to threat removal, monitoring miscellaneous Windows data and leftover program components, none of which are in actual evidence. While using Registry Cleaner Pro's system scans, malware experts found that Registry Cleaner Pro displayed predetermined results that are both inaccurate and could lure the average PC user into deleting harmless or even essential system files.

Current samples of Registry Cleaner Pro programs were not found to indulge in browser hijacks, software-blocking attacks or other forms of aggression reminiscent of most threats. However, Registry Cleaner Pro continues to be recognized as a rogue security program and, as such, is classified as threatening.

Cleaning out the Professional Fraud

While spending money on Registry Cleaner Pro is both a waste of money and a potential source of further attacks against any credit cards used for the process, malware researchers also would advise against letting Registry Cleaner Pro even remain installed. By itself, Registry Cleaner Pro only is a minor threat, but the possibility of additional threats being installed along with Registry Cleaner Pro always is mentionable. Naturally, legitimate anti-malware products can do just what Registry Cleaner Pro claims to do – and remove Registry Cleaner Pro and other threats from your PC with no ill effects.

Registry Cleaner Pro's campaign also is notable for the minimal effort its developers put into marketing its charade, which includes grammatically poor English and technically inaccurate descriptions of various security functions. If you need to replace your file cleaner, malware researchers suggest ignoring any 'products' like Registry Cleaner Pro, which show all the telltale signs of minimal effort put into Registry Cleaner Pro for maximum scamming potential.

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Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Registry Cleaner Pro may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.

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Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

The following files were created in the system:



RegistryCleaner_Pro.exe File name: RegistryCleaner_Pro.exe
Size: 7.66 MB (7666776 bytes)
MD5: 0ecff8b52e1764869a120c08b61831b6
Detection count: 20
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
Setup[1].exe File name: Setup[1].exe
Size: 3.03 MB (3034912 bytes)
MD5: 4fdcee2deb2051546ddb60e4c5fbb2be
Detection count: 20
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009

More files

Registry Modifications


The following newly produced Registry Values are:

Directory%ProgramFiles%\RegistryCleaner_Pro

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