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Should I remove RegHunter?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
38% remove it62% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,226
United States Rank #5,340
Reach 0.0731%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.65 days
461.63 days >
Average installed length: 242.55 days


VersionDistribution 73.28% 25.12% 1.60%

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What is RegHunter?  (from Enigma Software Group)

RegHunter gives users an interactive and easy-to-use interface to scan, repair errors and optimize the Windows registry for optimal performance. RegHunter allows you to simply and seamlessly create backups of your Windows registry. If, at any time, you experience any issues and need to restore your registry to an earli...  Read more


RegHunter is a software program developed by Enigma Software Group. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 programs's main executable is reghunter.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 45.46 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 9.99 MB (10,474,899 bytes). The installed file Updater.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 54% of users of RegHunter come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Enigma Software Group USA, LLC
Help link: www.enigmasoftware.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Enigma Software Group\RegHunter\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{CD271420-34CF-47DC-80B7-C409B6CD0DD8}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 9.99 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by RegHunter

Program executable:reghunter.exe
RegHunter Application
Signed by:Enigma Software Group USA
Path:C:\Program Files\enigma software group\reghunter\reghunter.exe
RegHunter Application is part of the Enigma RegHunter software product. RegHunter tries repair Windows registry errors and optimize the Registry in order to attempt to improve PC performance.
Additional files:
  • Acp.dll - RegHunter (Autostart Control Panel)
  • Common.dll - Common interface
  • DefManager.dll - Definitions Manager
  • RegMonitor.dll - Registry Monitor
  • Scanner.dll - Scanner interface
  • SystemInformation.dll - System Information
  • Updater.dll - Update manager
  • RHSetup.exe - RegHunter

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • RegHunter.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{797E3FAC-D3B0-40B9-8FCA-A64F36D2EDA3}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • RegHunter.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named RegHunterStartup.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • RegHunter.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'RegHunter Registry Cleaner' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Enigma Software Group\RegHunter\RegHunter.exe" -silent.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:45.46 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001973945%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00011850%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00007889%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:10,560,288
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:645.77 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:33.63 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove RegHunter?

You can uninstall RegHunter 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 RegHunter, 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 RegHunter.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 38%
Keep it 62%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.11%
Windows 10 30.21%
Windows Vista 5.41%
Windows XP 5.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.42%
Windows 8.1 13.18%
Windows 7 Professional 11.65%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.16%
Windows 10 Home 4.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.49% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.49%
  Germany 5.52%
  United Kingdom 4.80%
  Italy 4.41%
  Australia 3.85%
  Netherlands 3.35%
  Canada 3.23%
  France 2.96%
  Belgium 2.73%
  Brazil 2.06%
  Spain 1.62%
  Sweden 1.45%
  Switzerland 0.95%
  Austria 0.95%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.85%
Dell 24.89%
Acer 17.42%
Toshiba 6.90%
ASUS 6.67%
Samsung 3.17%
Intel 1.81%
Lenovo 1.58%
Medion 1.58%
American Megatrends 0.79%
Sahara 0.79%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.44%
ASUS All Series 3.92%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.92%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.64%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 1.96%
Dell Inspiron 530 1.96%

About (from Enigma Software Group)

Enigma Software Group USA LLC (”ESG”) is a privately-held international systems integrator and developer of PC security software, with offices in the United States, and the European Union (Lithuania & Bulgaria).
Publisher URL: www.enigmasoftware.com


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