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Should I remove RegistryTool?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
62% remove it38% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #41,256
United States Rank #26,722
Reach 0.0024%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 275.30 days
987.92 days >
Average installed length: 519.07 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.8.4125 85.29%
2.8.4115 2.94%
2.8.3976 5.88%
2.8.3956 2.94%
2.8.3823 2.94%

Other programs by PC Utility

RegistryTool

What is RegistryTool?

This is a 'registry cleaner' that is supposed to clean or fix a PC by removing invalid registry settings.

Overview

RegistryTool is a software program developed by PC Utility. The most common release is 2.8.4125, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named RegistryTool.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 2 files and is usually about 36.95 MB (38,748,818 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 75% of users of RegistryTool come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Singapore.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in RegistryTool.
RegistryTool.exe (20b62cd188af48e9d5dc6ba3b99f62a4) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.31.242 Adware/ErrorRepair.A.37
avast! 2014.9-130614 Win32:RegTool-B [PUP]
Comodo Security 12515 Heur.Suspicious
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0165 Trojan.Fraudster.194
Kaspersky 14.0.0.3206 Trojan-FakeAV.Win32.RegTool

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\ProgramG Files\RegistryTool\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{3666A405-2B6F-4DDB-ADC8-D316538A885A}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 36.95 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by RegistryTool

Program executable:RegistryTool.exe (Malware detected)
Name:RegistryTool Application
RegistryTool
Signed by:Pc Utility Inc.
Path:C:\ProgramG Files\RegistryTool\RegistryTool.exe
MD5:20b62cd188af48e9d5dc6ba3b99f62a4
  • (Malware detected) RegistryTool.exe - RegistryTool Application (RegistryTool)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • RegistryTool.exe is scheduled as a task named 'RegistryTool Scan' (runs daily at 12:00).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • RegistryTool.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named RegistryTool Startup.
Startup File (User Run)
  • RegistryTool.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'RegistryTool' and executes as C:\Program Files\RegistryTool\RegistryTool.exe -boot.

How do I remove RegistryTool?

Quickly and completely remove RegistryTool from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall RegistryTool from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program RegistryTool, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove RegistryTool.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 44%
Win 7 3%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 62%
Keep it 38%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 47.06%
Windows Vista 23.53%
Windows XP 20.59%
Windows 8 8.82%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.18%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 23.53%
Microsoft Windows XP 20.59%
Windows 7 Professional 2.94%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.94%
Windows 8 2.94%

Distribution by countryGeography

74.51% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 74.51%
  Canada 5.88%
  Singapore 1.96%
  Austria 1.96%
  Portugal 1.96%
  Iran 1.96%
  DK 1.96%
  Ireland 1.96%
  Egypt 1.96%
  Italy 1.96%
  Hungary 1.96%
  United Kingdom 1.96%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 43.75%
Acer 12.50%
Dell 6.25%
Sahara 6.25%
Intel 6.25%
Alienware 6.25%
ASUS 3.13%
Lenovo 3.13%
American Megatrends 3.13%
Gateway 3.13%
Toshiba 3.13%
GIGABYTE 3.13%
Common models
Dell Dell DV051 3.33%
Acer Aspire M3203 3.33%
Acer Aspire 9420 3.33%
TOSHIBA Satellite L455D 3.33%
HP-Pavilion KT374AA-ABA a... 3.33%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.33%

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