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Should I remove CyberDefender Registry Cleaner?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
60% remove it40% keep it
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 134.40 days

CyberDefender Registry Cleaner

What is CyberDefender Registry Cleaner?

From the EULA: "Certain Software scans for software and registry entries that have been installed or added to your computer which: (1) may track your information and Internet activity for the purpose of generating advertisements;" and "In order to provide maximum protection and optimization for your computer, Registry Cleaner, EDC and PC Checkup are designed to detect as many potential problems as possible. The erroneous and unnecessary registry entries identified by Registry Cleaner are common on all computers, including new computers."

About  (from CyberDefender)

CyberDefender's Registry Cleaner is designed to identify, among other problems, erroneous and unnecessary entries in your Windows© registry, invalid data references, and duplicate and junk files. CyberDefender continues to update Registry Cleaner to attempt to ensure that Registry Cleaner does not misidentify legitimat...  Read more


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 cdregclean.exe. The setup package generally installs about 13 files and is usually about 5.82 MB (6,106,544 bytes).
  • Starts automatically
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
CyberDefender Registry Cleaner has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: CyberDefender
URL: www.CyberDefender.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CyberDefender\Registry Cleaner\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\CyberDefender\Registry Cleaner\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 5.82 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CyberDefender Registry Cleaner

Program executable:cdregclean.exe
Name:CyberDefender Registry Cleaner
Path:C:\Program Files\cyberdefender\registry cleaner\cdregclean.exe
Additional files:
  • startcdrc.exe - CyberDefender Registry Cleaner
  • PinToWin7TaskBar.exe - cmdPinToWin7TaskBar
  • cduninstx.exe - CyberDefender (CyberDefender Setup)
  • BeforeUninstall.exe
  • CDRC.dll
  • KillCDRCProcesses.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • CDregclean.exe is scheduled as a task named 'LAUNCH CDRegclean'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • CDregclean.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named CyberDefender Registry Cleaner.
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • startcdrc.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'CyberDefender Registry Cleaner' and executes as C:\Program Files\cyberdefender\registry cleaner\Startcdrc.exe.
  • CDregclean.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'CyberDefender Registry Cleaner' and executes as C:\Program Files\CyberDefender\Registry Cleaner\CDregclean.exe.

How do I remove CyberDefender Registry Cleaner?

You can uninstall CyberDefender Registry Cleaner 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program CyberDefender Registry Cleaner, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 CyberDefender Registry Cleaner.

Win Vista (SP2) 38%
Win 10 5%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 60%
Keep it 40%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 47.62%
Windows 7 38.10%
Windows XP 9.52%
Windows 10 4.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 40.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.00%
Windows Vista Home Basic 10.00%
Windows 7 Starter 5.00%
Windows 8 Pro 5.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Dell 25.00%
Acer 10.00%
Gateway 5.00%
Toshiba 5.00%
Sony 5.00%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite P205 5.00%
Sony VGN-NR430E 5.00%
HP-Pavilion NP211AA-ABA p... 5.00%
HP-Pavilion KT334AA-ABA m... 5.00%
HP-Pavilion KQ436AA-ABA I... 5.00%

Publisher URL: www.cyberdefender.com


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