Registry Life removal instructions
What is Registry Life?
Registry Life is advertised as a program which is designed to fix errors in the system registry and optimize it. Although, this app is categorized as a potentially unwanted application (PUA) because of the method that its developers use to promote it. It is worthwhile to mention that Registry Life installer is used to promote another PUA called File Inspector. Therefore, it is very likely that by installing Registry Life users would unintentionally allow for File Inspector to be installed too.
Registry Life allows users to clean and optimize system registry, and manage startup items. It is a free program - users do not have to pay for its activation/full version. Although, the aforementioned program (File Inspector) which is promoted through the installed of Registry Life is not. In order to be able to use its features that supposed to free up disk space users have to upgrade it to the PRO version. Simply said, its full version costs a certain amount of money. It is recommended not to trust apps that are categorized as PUAs, quite often they do not fix any errors, remove viruses, clean unnecessary, unwanted files, etc. They display fake results (detections) to trick users into believing that they could improve computer performance or do other things by using the full version (paying money for activation/registration). Furthermore, it is common that various installers (like Registry Life installer) are used to promote various browser hijackers, adware-type apps (and/or other PUAs) as well. Typically, browser hijackers are designed to promote fake search engines (their addresses) by changing browser's settings and gather browsing-related information. In some cases they target sensitive details as well. There is always a possibility that their developers could sell collected data to third parties (potentially cyber criminals) or misuse it in other ways. Adware-type apps can be (and often) are designed to operate as information tracking tools too. Although, more often their main purpose is to display various ads that, when clicked, would open questionable pages or cause unwanted downloads, installations by running certain scripts. Therefore, apps of this type should not be downloaded and installed. The same applies to software like Registry Life and File Inspector.
|Name||Registry Life potentially unwanted application|
|Threat Type||PUP (potentially unwanted program), PUA (potentially unwanted application)|
|Supposed Functionality||This program supposed to fix and optimize system registry|
|Detection Names||AVG (FileRepMalware [PUP]), Cylance (Unsafe), ESET-NOD32 (A Variant Of Win32/RegistryLife.A Potentially Unwanted), Microsoft (Misleading:Win32/Lodi), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Symptoms||A program that you do not recall installing suddenly appeared on your computer. A new application is performing computer scans and displays warning messages about 'found issues'. Asks for payment to eliminate the supposedly found errors.|
|Distribution Methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake Flash Player installers.|
|Damage||Monetary loss (unnecessary purchase of fake software), unwanted warning pop-ups, slow computer performance.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
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RocketFixio, PC Win Booster and WisePCDoctor are the names of a couple programs that are categorized as PUAs too. Although, there are many other programs of this type. It is common that their developers advertise them as tools that supposed to improve computer performance, fix system registry errors, removing unwanted files, programs, etc. Although, quite often they do not operate as they were advertised and are designed only to trick users into paying for their activation/registration. Besides, more often than not users download and install such programs unknowingly.
How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?
It is common that software developers distribute potentially unwanted apps by using a "bundling" method. Developers use this method to trick users into downloading and/or installing unwanted apps together with other software that they download (or install) intentionally. They attempt to achieve it by including PUAs in download and/or installation setups of those programs and mentioning them in setup's "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings. This method works when users download and install programs without checking and changing those settings, it is because by leaving them unchanged users allow for included PUAs to be downloaded and/or installed too. In some cases unwanted downloads and/or installations can be caused by clicking unreliable ads are designed to execute certain scripts.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
It is recommended not to use third party software downloaders, installers, Peer-to-Peer networks like torrents clients, eMule, unofficial pages and other similar channels as tools to download and or install any software. It is because they often are used to promote unwanted, sometimes even malicious apps. Only official websites and direct download links should be used when willing to download or install software (and/or files). Also, it is important to check download and installation setups for "Custom", "Advanced", "Manual" and other similar settings and see if they mention offers to download and/or install additional, potentially unwanted software. Additionally, it is recommended not to click various intrusive ads, especially if they appear on unofficial, questionable pages. Such ads can be designed to promote (open) potentially malicious pages or cause downloads, installations of unwanted apps. If there are any unwanted, suspicious extensions, plug-ins or add-ons installed on a browser (or programs of this kind installed on the operating system), then they should be removed as soon as possible. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Appearance of Registry Life application (GIF):
Installation setup of Registry Life application:
Website promoting Registry Life application:
File Inspector included as additional offer in setup of Registry Life:
File Inspector program:
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Registry Life?
- STEP 1. Uninstall deceptive applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove malicious plug-ins from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove rogue extensions from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove potentially unwanted plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue extensions from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Removal of potentially unwanted applications:
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
Windows XP users:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Mac OSX users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for "Registry Life" and other suspicious/recently-installed applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove rogue extensions from Internet browsers:
At time of research, Registry Life did not install any unwanted browser extensions, however, some unwanted applications can be installed together with adware and browser hijackers. If you experience unwanted ads or redirects when browsing the internet, continue with the removal guide below.
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the registry life potentially unwanted application, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the registry life potentially unwanted application, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with registry life potentially unwanted application removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the registry life potentially unwanted application, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
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