RegClean Pro - How to remove?
What is RegClean Pro?
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 an illegitimate promotion tactics. While in 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 developed by Systweak without your confirmation. I was assured, that this is not possible but my tests have shown that if Regclean is installed from a software bundle, you will not be asked for a separate confirmation for Advanced System Protector (their malware cleaner) to be installed. The latter tool after performing a system scan detects parts of the original bundle (from which it was installed) and you are asked for money in order to remove part of the original installation.
Update (2014). Although RegClean Pro may be uninstalled normally, it offers 2 Uninstall buttons. The bigger one instead of simply removing the unwanted tool will install additional Systweak bloatware (including software, advertising company’s support). Thus one should take care while uninstalling this unwanted application and choose carefully which button to press on.
At the moment I suggest not using RegClean Pro, especially if you haven’t installed it yourself from the original website. You should scan your PC with anti-malware programs to detect and remove possible trojans that distribute this PUP. Malwarebytes, Spyhunter, hitman would be the best solution.
Additionally, there are multiple parasites with a similar name to Regclean Pro, for example Regclean 2008. These parasites show many false registry errors and force you into buying full versions. 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.