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Should I remove RegDefense?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #46,974
United States Rank #32,482
Reach 0.0017%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.84 days
467.24 days >
Average installed length: 245.50 days


VersionDistribution 27.27% 36.36% 3.03% 9.09% 3.03% 3.03% 9.09% 6.06% 3.03%

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RegDefense is a program developed by Xionix. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 software installer includes 24 files and is usually about 8.53 MB (8,948,774 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 78% of users of RegDefense come from the United States, it is also popular in India and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.regdefense.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\regdefense
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\RegDefense\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 8.53 MB

Program filesFiles installed by RegDefense

  • uninstall.exe - RegDefense
  • Interop.IWshRuntimeLibrary.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'IWshRuntimeLibrary'.
  • RegDefense.exe - RegistryDefense
  • RDFNSQueuedTextBox.dll - QueuedTextBox
  • ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll (by ICSharpCode.net) - #ZipLibrary (SharpZipLib for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • RDFNSListener.exe - RDListener
  • RDFNSAnalyzers.dll - Analyzers
  • RDFNSDataStore.dll - DataStore
  • RDFNSPCheckbox.dll - PCheckbox
  • RDFNSStarter.exe - RDStarter
  • RDFNSStartuper.exe - Startuper
  • RDFNSRestorer.dll - Restorer
  • RDFNSAgent.exe - RDAgent
  • RDFNSLogger.dll - Logger
  • RExit.exe - RExit
  • rd_sr.exe - sr

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • RDFNSStarter.exe is scheduled as a task named 'RegDefense' (runs weekly on Sundays at 7:06 PM).
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • RDFNSListener.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'RDFNSListener' which loads as "C:\Program Files\RegDefense\RDFNSListener.exe".
  • RDFNSAgent.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'RDFNSAgent' which loads as "C:\Program Files\RegDefense\RDFNSAgent.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:31.28 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.1853303750%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.10561839%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.07971199%
0.015104% average
70 average
Memory:12.42 MB
Total CPU:0.0158810942%
Kernel CPU:0.00992568%
User CPU:0.00595541%

How do I remove RegDefense?

Quickly and completely remove RegDefense from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall RegDefense 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 RegDefense, 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 RegDefense.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 10 9%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.55%
Windows XP 21.21%
Windows Vista 15.15%
Windows 10 9.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.24%
Microsoft Windows XP 21.21%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 15.15%
Windows 7 Professional 15.15%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.15%
Windows 8.1 3.03%

Distribution by countryGeography

77.55% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 77.55%
  India 6.12%
  Canada 6.12%
  TN 2.04%
  Germany 2.04%
  OM 2.04%
  Czech Republic 2.04%
  Italy 2.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.48%
Hewlett-Packard 32.26%
Intel 6.45%
Lenovo 6.45%
Toshiba 6.45%
ASUS 6.45%
Gateway 3.23%
Acer 3.23%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.90%
MSI MS-7228 3.45%
LENOVO 20354 3.45%
Dell XPS 8700 3.45%
Dell Inspiron 1520 3.45%


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