What is RegClean Pro?
The RegClean Pro application claims to improve computer performance by removing all registry-related errors - "Systweak's registry cleaner and optimizer will improve your PC's performance by removing registry errors and optimizing your Windows registry."
Initially, RegClean Pro may seem to be a regular and legitimate application, however, this app stealthily infiltrates systems during installation of other software. Therefore, RegClean Pro is classed as a potentially unwanted program (PUP).
Although RegClean Pro is a legitimate application, posing no threat to users' privacy or Internet browsing safety, many PUPs are not trustworthy. These apps generate pop-up, interstitial, transitional, full-page, search, in-text, video, and other similar advertisements that usually conceal underlying web content, thereby significantly diminishing the Internet browsing experience.
Furthermore, some redirect to malicious sites containing infectious content - clicking them can lead to further adware or malware infections. Furthermore, potentially unwanted programs often track Internet browsing activity and gather various related information including IP addresses, geo-location, URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries.
This information may seem insignificant, however, it may contain personally identifiable details that are shared with third party companies.
These third parties can misuse personal data to generate revenue. Therefore, the presence of an information tracking app on your system can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. For these reasons, all potentially unwanted programs should be uninstalled immediately.
Most PUPs share similar characteristics - falsely claiming to provide a number of 'useful' features simply to trick users to install. In fact, applications such as Web Updater, Triangle Trail, BestDeal, and Re-Markit are designed only to generate revenue for the developers.
Rather than providing the functionality promised, potentially unwanted programs cause unwanted browser redirects, track personally identifiable information, and deliver intrusive online advertisements.
How did RegClean Pro install on my computer?
Potentially unwanted programs are often distributed using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of rogue software with regular software-apps). Research shows that many users do not express enough caution when downloading and installing software.
For this reason, potentially unwanted programs are intentionally concealed within the 'Custom/Advanced' settings (usually skipped by users). By rushing the download and installation processes, users commonly install PUPs inadvertently, thereby putting their systems and privacy at risk.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
The key to computer safety is caution. Be attentive during the download and installation of any software. Closely analyze these processes using the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings, otherwise potentially unwanted programs (that should be cancelled) will remain hidden.
Free software installer used RegClean Pro PUP distribution:
Screenshot of the RegClean Pro application:
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- What is RegClean Pro?
- STEP 1. Uninstall RegClean Pro application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove unwanted add-ons from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove unwanted extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
RegClean Pro PUP removal:
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 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.
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.
macOS (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 "RegClean Pro", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove RegClean Pro from Internet browsers:
At time of research, RegClean Pro did not install its browser plug-ins on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox, however, it was bundled with other adware. Therefore, you are advised to remove all potentially unwanted browser add-ons from your Internet browsers.
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 regclean pro pup, 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 "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the regclean pro pup, 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 plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with regclean pro pup 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 regclean pro pup, 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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