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HotStar Registry Cleaner

Posted: August 8, 2016

Threat Metric

Ranking: 14,949
Threat Level: 1/10
Infected PCs: 9
First Seen: August 8, 2016
Last Seen: September 29, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

HotStar Registry Cleaner is a Potentially Unwanted Program that is distributed and developed by Hites Technologies, a company that is linked to low-quality PC optimization software and unreliable technical support services. The HotStar Registry Cleaner claims to be a useful piece of computer software that can defragment the Windows Registry, fix Registry errors, and optimize the Registry settings and keys automatically so that the computer's performance will be improved. However, tampering with Registry settings rarely brings a significant performance boost, and HotStar Registry Cleaner's claims of improving the performance and enhancing the security aren't a statement you should blindly trust.

The HotStar Registry Cleaner is not a useful tool, and its installation may sometimes occur automatically. If this program is on your computer, and you didn't download it intentionally, then you should consider removing it as soon as possible definitely. The good news is that the HotStar Registry Cleaner is not threatening, but once installed, may create an automatic startup entry that will launch the program as soon as Windows boots up. This may increase the boot time of low-end computers slightly, but it may drain additional hardware resources that may impact the computer's performance. Regardless if you experience performance issues or not, HotStar Registry Cleaner is not a reputable tool and opting to remove it is never a bad choice.

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