If you got PC Reg Boost on your PC and you have had enough of its annoying pop-up messages, then you should remove it and be done with it. We have tested it and have come to the conclusion that it is rather useless. We classified it as a potentially unwanted application because it does not do anything particularly useful and it is more of a promotional tool because its pop-ups were configured to promote a certain tech support phone number. This program is similar to the likes of Zolta Registry Cleaner, Win Tune Pro, and Clean PC Master in that it performs a minor action for which you are expected to buy it even though its performance leaves much to be desired.
If you get PC Reg Boost on your PC, then you should know that it will only scan your computer’s registry for empty keys and present them as errors and various issues. The program is set to rate the threat level from minor to high to cater to gullible users. However, registry errors are rather insignificant compared to the other security issues your computer might have. Deleting empty and faulty registry keys will not improve your computer’s performance significantly yet this program takes registry issues far too seriously. It seems that this program actually performs a real scan of your registry as opposed to most similar apps that fake the scan results. However, the program will fix the issues only after you buy it.
This program does not prevent you from using Clean Manager, System Restore and so on. Furthermore, it does not launch on system startup, but the executable that is responsible for showing you the pop-up messages is. To turn off the messages you have to kill WindowsGen.exe. To end its process, you have to go to the Task Manger and end it manually. While this program is not necessarily malicious, we think that some of its actions are unacceptable, so you should consider uninstalling it.
Our research has revealed that this application was published by a company called iNextITNetwork Ltd. This company is allegedly based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Not much is known about this publisher as we have no information about its prior releases. This same company has set up a website at Pcregboost.com that is used to promote and distribute PC Reg Boost. This site features its standalone installer, but it does not look like this site receives a lot of traffic. Therefore, we believe that most of PC Reg Boost’s installations come from software bundles. We have found that this application comes with bundled installers that feature a primary program and several secondary applications that might be hidden from view. Therefore, you have to select advanced/custom installation settings and uncheck PC Reg Boost’s installation.
In conclusion, PC Reg Boost is one questionable application that you should get rid off because it was designed to clean up your Windows registry, but there is no guarantee that it will do a good job. We believe that the registry cleaner is just a gimmick because this application shows pop-up messages that seem to promote a tech support phone number clandestinely. Therefore, we recommend that you delete this application as soon as the opportunity arises. You can remove it using the uninstaller featured in Control Panel. Please consult the guide below for more information.
Windows Vista and 7