Registry Scanner Removal Guide

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Registry Scanner is a useless and potentially unreliable application that can sneak onto your computer silently, behind your back. In all fairness, we also need to mention that it does have an official site where it is available for download. Nevertheless, our tests and research indicate that this is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that has no benefit for you whatsoever; even though it claims to boost your PC's performance. As a matter of fact, there is no real proof that such registry cleaner software can enhance the speed or any other characteristic of your computer. As far as we know, Microsoft does not approve of such tools either, which should mean something to any computer user. This PUP seems to use aggressive tactics to push you to buy the full version, which should not be tolerated. In fact, we believe that it is best for you to remove Registry Scanner from your system because that would be the first step towards a safer system. Unfortunately, it may not be as simple to eliminate this threat as running the uninstaller, but let us tell you how you can efficiently clean this PUP from your PC.

As we have already mentioned, there is a way for you to download this worthless registry cleaner if you visit its official webpage at lishbos.com. The truth is that when your computer is protected by an updated security tool, it may detect the installer as a potential threat and block the download right away. Of course, you can always choose to go on with the download but it is not advised in this case. As a matter of fact, there is little chance that you end up on this promotional page anyway. Try searching the web with such general words like "registry scanner." Do you think you could find this page on the first search results pages? We do not think so. Therefore, it is more likely that you have installed this program silently or via freeware bundles.

To be frank, we did found a silent installer version on the official website, which can install itself without your knowledge. This means that you could be redirected to that URL by clicking on an unsafe third-party ad or a questionable link on a modified search results page. But when you are exposed to unreliable third-party ads, it is also possible that you download a whole bundle of malware threats along with such PUPs. Yet another possibility is that you land on a questionable website, such as a file-sharing and gaming page, and you click on the wrong content. We suggest that you avoid using suspicious pages for downloading software or files because you may download a malicious bundle containing PUPs, browser hijackers, adware programs, and Trojans among other threats. This is why it is vital that you scan your system with a trustworthy online malware scanner so that you see how bad the malware situation is on your PC. But before you set out to do so, we recommend that you start the cleansing process by deleting Registry Scanner from your system.

This useless software claims to scan your registry and clean up all the mess, which is supposed to make your PC run faster and more secure. However, we have found that this PUP may display totally fake scan results, i.e., supposed errors with registry entries that do not even exist on your system. Of course, the free version of this program does not allow you to fix these alleged issues. Instead, you are prompted to buy the full version. But how could you trust such an application that tries to fool you with false results just to prove that your system really needs this tool to better its performance. We find it a rather shady marketing technique, which should be enough for a caring user to want to remove Registry Scanner right away.

Our tests show that you can only eliminate this PUP by using its uninstaller in Control Panel if your version was a legitimate one, i.e., not the silent one. Therefore, we have included a step-by-step guide for you below that could be used for any versions. Please remember to go on with your hunt if you would like to use a safe and clean computer. Although it is possible to detect certain infections and PUPs manually either via Control Panel or the extension lists in your browsers, we suggest that you use a professional malware removal application, such as SpyHunter to make sure that all security-related issues are addressed.

How to remove Registry Scanner from Windows

  1. Press Win+R and type regedit. Click OK.
  2. Locate and delete the following registry entries:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\RegistryScanner
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\RegistryScanner (64-bit)
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Registry Scanner
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{17477E5B-BA24-4D7E-8E2F-490C1004NJ0K1}_is1 (64-bit)
  3. Exit the editor.
  4. Press Win+E.
  5. Locate and delete the following folders:
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Registry Scanner
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Registry Scanner
    %USERPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Registry Scanner
    %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Registry Scanner
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Registry Scanner
    %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Registry Scanner
    %PROGRAMFILES%\Registry Scanner
    %WINDIR%\System32\Tasks Registry Scanner
    %WINDIR%\Tasks Registry Scanner.job
  6. Empty your Recycle Bin.
  7. Restart your PC.
Download Remover for Registry Scanner *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

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