Registry Dr. is a potentially unwanted application that is marketed as a computer system optimization tool. Its main purpose is to fix registry errors, but the tools functionality is highly questionable. However, do not misunderstand: Registry Dr. is not a computer malware application and it does not enter the system surreptitiously. The program requires user consent in order to be installed on a computer, and subsequently you can remove Registry Dr. from your PC manually as well. Your biggest concern regarding this application would be additional third party freeware applications that might be bundled with it if downloaded from a third party website.
This program has its own official website at registrydr.com. Although the download on the website is available, some of the hyperlinks on the page are broken, which may suggest that it is not looked after well. What is more, there is also a duplicate website for it at registry-dr.com, but it is not updated and obviously an older version which most probably has been abandoned.
Registry Dr. is said to be a program that can fix your Windows registry and “optimize your PC performance and speed”. Potentially unwanted computer optimization tools often “target” Windows registry, because it is bound to have some unnecessary files left especially if you install and uninstall programs often. However, based on your research, Registry Dr. does not seem to be able to fix any of the errors that it detects. It would suggest that the program only takes up valuable space on your hard drive, but it cannot offer anything useful.
For example, it is configured to start automatically with each system start-up. Registry Dr. runs a full system scan and ALWAYS finds various errors, even on a clean computer. If you click the button to fix those errors, you are offered to either pay $39 via PayPal or fix 10 errors for free. What is more, Registry Dr. seems to be very eager to remain on your computer, because if you try to uninstall it, the program offers to fix 100 errors for free. However, even if you have less than 100 errors on your computer and the program “fixes” it, once it runs a full system scan again, Registry Dr. detects a vast number of errors once more.
Therefore, based on the program’s behavior, Registry Dr. is a highly suspicious application and you are not advised to keep it on your computer. Although usually users download it via the official website, there have been reports that Registry Dr. can be bundled with third party installers and downloaders as well, so please remain cautious when you download freeware applications from third party file hosting websites.
Remove Registry Dr. manually following the instructions below and then scan your computer with SpyHunter free scanner that will ensure the system is safe and sound.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
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