Registry Help is a rogue registry scanner that fakes usefulness while harming one's computer. Since Registry Help is a newer rogue product that has some presence on otherwise legitimate download websites, Registry Help may be installed by hapless users who aren't aware of its harmful tendencies. Registry Help uses the old rogue malware tricks of creating false positives for errors, seeking to confuse you into giving up your money on exchange for a faulty product. While its outer appearance is benevolent, the true code beneath the graphical shell is malicious, and deleting Registry Help is necessary to guarantee your computer's long term health.
The Marketing Behind Registry Help Rogue Malware
Registry Help is marketed by the criminal company YourSoft and operates on Windows from Windows 95 versions on up to Windows 7. Registry Help may get onto a computer through a Trojan infection, or simply by being mistaken for a real registry maintenance product. The latter is particularly likely since YourSoft has spread links throughout various downloading sites to increase their rogue product's visibility. Currently the company's website is located at foryoursoft.com, making this URL worth avoiding. YourSoft also offers a number of other and equally malicious products.
Despite the high praise YourSoft has for its own product, canny computer users will be able to notice signs of Registry Help's clear rogue nature:
- Registry Help's actual file size is only around 885 kilobytes, far too small to be an actual useful program. However, viruses and other malware are easily able to compact down to such sizes.
- The YourSoft company has a limited and poor reputation online, and a search for its products will primarily result in malware solution pages displaying
- Registry Help is often spread by Trojan infections as well as by legitimate means
Registry Help's Help Isn't Something You Need
Rather than helping your computer, Registry Help will only hinder operations by causing various problems. The least Registry Help can do, common to all rogue products like Registry Help, is to display constant messages about faked errors and falsified scan results. These messages can't be trusted, since Registry Help will display them even if your computer is in nearly perfect health. They're just fear-mongering tactics with their aims at your wallet.
Rogue products like Registry Help will also often cause many other problems that aren't as easy to see. You may find your security and Internet settings altered, particularly to cause your browser to visit the Registry Help company website. System resources like RAM will often be used up, and Registry Help may download other kinds of malware that will worsen this.
The most debilitating probable symptom is the disabling of security software and necessary Windows tools. This is usually done with an error message indicating that the program in question is corrupted in some way, but you should ignore this as another ploy by Registry Help to seem useful instead of malicious. Given all these possible dangers, deleting Registry Help is the only sensible course of action.
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