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MyCleanPC Registry Scanner

What is MyCleanPC Registry Scanner?

Caution should be taken when performing any sort of registry cleaning. In addition with today's modern Windows operating systems, the effects of any sort of registry cleaning is negligible.

About  (from CyberDefender)

CleanMyPC Registry Cleaner will check your Windows registry and then remove any incorrect or obsolete information in the registry. Repairing these faulty registry items will allow your PC to run faster and error free. The backup or restore function of the tool let you backup your whole Windows Registry so you can use i...  Read more


It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The primary executable is named cdregclean.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 12.39 MB (12,994,160 bytes).
  • 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 MyCleanPC Registry Scanner.
cdswx.exe (2a9cc8e35c356b0eaa71ab9dd7becb0b) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Norman 10.20140111 Suspicious_Gen2.ACDZG
Rising Antivirus PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.1236CEF4!305581812
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.11 TROJ_GEN.R0CBH0AI513
VIPRE Antivirus 25002 Trojan.Win32.Adware

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: CyberDefender
URL: www.CyberDefender.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CyberDefender\Registry Scanner\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\CyberDefender\Registry Scanner\cduninstx.exe" /r "C:\Program Files\CyberDefender\Registry Scanner\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 12.39 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MyCleanPC Registry Scanner

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

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • CDregclean.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named MyCleanPC Registry Cleaner.
Startup File (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.

How do I remove MyCleanPC Registry Scanner?

You can uninstall MyCleanPC Registry Scanner 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 MyCleanPC Registry Scanner, 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 MyCleanPC Registry Scanner.
  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.

Win 7 (SP1) 38%
Win 10 13%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 68%
Keep it 32%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 50.00%
Windows 7 37.50%
Windows 10 12.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 50.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.50%
Windows 10 Home 12.50%

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 28.57%
Toshiba 14.29%
Sony 14.29%
Dell 14.29%
Acer 14.29%
ASUS 14.29%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 25.00%
Sony VGN-NW270F 12.50%
HP G71 Notebook PC 12.50%
Dell Inspiron 531s 12.50%
Compaq-Presario NY650AA-A... 12.50%
ASUSTeK CM5570 12.50%

Publisher URL: www.cyberdefender.com


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