RegClean Pro - How to remove?
Regclean Pro is a registry optimization program from SysTweak. It is an old and legitimate company, however we have issues with how this registry cleaner is distributed and promoted. Regclean Pro promotion methods are similar to rogue products sometimes, though the likely cause is partners of SysTweak rather than the company itself.
Regclean Pro is installed together with software bundles that are malware on itself. We have seen it being distributed with hijackers and even trojans that are disguised as “movie” downloaders that “fail” after installing all the offers. This is a illegitimate promotion tactics. While in the most cases one can decline offers, the refusal button is not obvious and might be hidden sometimes. Thus it is not surprising that many of PC users think that Regclean installs on its own.
Additionally, Regclean Pro might install other programs by Systweak without your confirmation. I was assured, that this is not possible, but my tests have shown, that if Regclean installs from bundle, there are no confirmation for installing Advanced System Protector – their malware cleaner. Which, in turn, detects parts of the original bundle and asks money to remove part of their original installation.
Update (2014). Although RegClean Pro uninstalls normally, it offers 2 Uninstall buttons. The bigger one will install additional Systweak bloatware (including software advertising their support). Thus one should take care while uninstalling this unwanted application.
At the moment I suggest not using RegClean Pro, especially if you haven’t installed it yourself from original website. And you should scan your PC with anti-malware programs to detect and remove possible trojans that distribute this PUP. Malwarebytes, Spyhunter, hitman should do the trick.
Additionally, there are multiple parasites with similar name to Regclean Pro, for example Regclean 2008. These parasites show many false registry errors and force you into buying full version. These programs should be removed at once.
Automatic RegClean Pro removal tools
Manual RegClean Pro removal
Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove RegClean Pro, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend using Spyhunter or other tools found on 2-viruses.com.
It is impossible to list all file names and locations of modern parasites. You can identify remaining parasites, other RegClean Pro infected files and get help in RegClean Pro removal by using Spyhunter scanner.