Smart Registry Care is yet another useless program that claims to be “The best tool to safely and effectively clear invalid entries from your windows registry and get your PC Running smooth again.” Unfortunately, our research and tests show that this application is very similar to other potentially unwanted programs (PUP), such as BoostMyPC and Magic PC Cleaner. Such a program can easily mislead inexperienced users and make them believe that there are plenty of serious system issues to fix. This is how such a PUP tries to sell itself by pushing you to buy the full version. The truth is that currently the purchase option is not even available, so even if you wanted to fix the supposed problems, which may be partly made-up, you could not do so. Therefore, this PUP is a totally useless addition to your list of installed programs. We suggest that you remove Smart Registry Care from your PC if you plan to keep it clean and safe.
It is possible to download this program from its promotional website, smartregistrycare.com/en. Unfortunately, if your PC is protected with an up-to-date security tool downloading the installer may be flagged as a “potential threat,” which is definitely not good news. If you care about your virtual security, this could be the first big sign that you should not install this PUP or if you have, you should delete Smart Registry Care. But there are more worrisome factors. For example, the “Purchase Now” button on this page does not work. It simply opens a new tab with the same page. You should also know that even when you click to buy the full product while using the free version of this PUP, you cannot do so. In other words, it seems that right now it is not even possible to buy the full version and actually clean your Windows Registry and “boost” your system.
Yet another bad sign is that you may install this useless application while installing a freeware bundle. However, this bundle may contain a couple of nasty surprises for you, including browser hijackers, adware programs, Trojans, keyloggers, backdoors, and other PUPs as well. It is easier to drop such a “bomb” onto your system than you would think. Usually it is enough for you to click on a corrupt third-party ad or other content that may look like it belongs to the page but it is indeed a third-party ad (a fake button, a fake notification, a fake system pop-up window, etc.). If you want to avoid malicious bundles, you need to make sure that your system is not infected with adware and browser hijackers, you need to stay away from suspicious websites (torrent, freeware, gaming, and porn), and you also need to stop clicking on third-party ads altogether. But right now your only solution to restore your virtual security is to delete Smart Registry Care and all other potentially harmful programs you can find on your system by running a reliable malware scanner.
This alleged PC optimizer seems to work very similarly to all other such PUPs we have seen in the past years. Once you run your first free scan, this software may shock you with a list of hundreds or thousands of supposed system issues. However, these include all empty, unused, and made-up registry entries and temporary files. It is important for us to tell you that even if you clean these from your system, there is no guarantee that it will run any faster or that you will feel any difference at all that you could name enhancement or improvement. Although this PUP lets you fix some of the listed issues for free, you obviously need to buy the full version to use it to the fullest and to fix all the problems. However, as we have already told you, this area is a bit problematic, as you cannot actually purchase this product. This leaves us with no other solution than to delete Smart Registry Care from your computer because it is totally useless for you to have it on board.
We have found that the uninstaller of this PUP does not work properly and it can leave leftovers on your system. Therefore, we suggest that you follow our guide below if you want to eliminate this application manually and fully. Since these steps require the modification of your Windows Registry Database, you should only set out to do this removal if you know the consequences of deleting the wrong keys or messing up registry keys accidentally. If you want to defend your system against both potential and malicious threats, we recommend that you install a proper anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter or any other security tool you prefer or find trustworthy enough. Apart from protecting your PC with a professional tool, we also advise you to regularly update all your programs and drivers (Java and Flash) because this can help stopping cyber criminals from gaining easy access to your files and data.