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Saturday, September 11, 2010

How to remove RegistryClever (Uninstall Guide)

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RegistryClever is a rogue registry cleaner for Windows that may deliberately give false or exaggerated reports of errors in the registry. The rogue program claims that these errors can result a slowdown of the system, general system instability or even damage your data. Then it claims that in order to avoid serious problems and improve your computer performance, you need to fix the registry. And, of course, RegistryClever will do that for you if you choose to purchase it. In reality, though, it won't fix anything. Registry Clever detects various registry and system errors even on a clean installation of Windows. And that's not because this program is magical. That's because it's a scam. Don't pay for this bogus program and just ignore the false scan results. It goes wihout saying that you should remove RegistryClever from your computer as soon as possible. Please follow the removal instructions below.



RegistryClever is promoted through the use of Ads that lead to the fake software distribution web sites, or though search engine optimized web sites that are designed to rank highly for popular keywords. The rogue program is also promoted through the use of fake online anti-malware scanners or infected web pages. While RegistryClever is running, it will display numerous security alerts about critical errors in the registry, shared DLLs, system services, COM/ActiveX entries and other issues.
84 problems found in 4 sections.
RegistryClever found 84 errors!
Errors in the registry can result in a slowdown of the system, damage to user data and the inability to run the operating system in the future.
Click here for rescan registry and fix errors.

Warning!
Encountered a critical errors in the System Registry!
It is strongly recommended that you fix your System Registry and activate RegistryClever to prevent future damages.

Warning! Errors found may cause
general system instability, system
slowdowns, error messages, or slow
start up time!


RegistryClever order form looks like this:



A screen shot of the main rogue's web page registryclever.com (please don't visit it!)



As you can see, RegistryClever has only one goal - to trick you into purchasing the program. If you have already bought it the please contact your credit card company immediately and dispute the charges. Then please follow RegistryClever removal instructions below. You can remove it either manually or with legitimate anti-malware software listed below. If you have any questions about this malware please leave a comment. Good luck and be safe online!


RegistryClever removal instructions in Normal mode:

1. Download Process Explorer iexplore.exe. Double click to open it. Look for SP Center in the process list and terminate its process(es): RegistryCleverTray.exe and RegistryClever.exe.
2. Download  anti-malware software from the list below. Update it and run a full system scan.
NOTE: before saving the selected program onto your computer, please rename the installer to iexplore.exe or winlogon.exe. With all of these tools, if running Windows 7 or Vista they MUST be run as administrator. Launch the program and follow the prompts. Don't forget to update the installed program before scanning.
3. New threats appear every day. In order to protect your PC from such (new) infections we strongly recommend you to use ESET Smart Security.


RegistryClever removal instructions (in Safe Mode with Networking):

1. Reboot your computer is "Safe Mode with Networking". As the computer is booting tap the "F8 key" continuously which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" as shown below. Use your arrow keys to move to "Safe Mode with Networking" and press Enter key. Read more detailed instructions here: http://www.computerhope.com/issues/chsafe.htm


NOTE: Login as the same user you were previously logged in with in the normal Windows mode.

2. Download anti-malware software from the list below and run a full system scan.
NOTE: before saving the selected program onto your computer, please rename the installer to iexplore.exe or winlogon.exe. With all of these tools, if running Windows 7 or Vista they MUST be run as administrator. Launch the program and follow the prompts. Don't forget to update the installed program before scanning.

3. New threats appear every day. In order to protect your PC from such (new) infections we strongly recommend you to use ESET Smart Security.


RegistryClever associated files and registry values:

Files:
  • C:\Program Files\RegistryClever Software\RegistryClever\Styles
  • C:\Program Files\RegistryClever Software\RegistryClever\license.txt
  • C:\Program Files\RegistryClever Software\RegistryClever\RegistryClever.exe
  • C:\Program Files\RegistryClever Software\RegistryClever\RegistryCleverTray.exe
  • C:\Program Files\RegistryClever Software\RegistryClever\uninstall.exe
Registry values:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\microsoft\DirectDraw\MostRecentApplication "RegistryClever.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\RegistryClever
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\RegistryClever
  • HKEY_USERS\current\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "TrayScan"
  • HKEY_USERS\current\Software\RegistryClever
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