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Should I remove RegistryTool?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
62% remove it38% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #45,536
United States Rank #30,645
Reach 0.0018%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 275.30 days
987.92 days >
Average installed length: 519.07 days


2.8.4125 83.33%
2.8.4115 2.78%
2.8.3976 5.56%
2.8.3956 2.78%
2.8.3861 2.78%
2.8.3823 2.78%

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What is RegistryTool?

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


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 80% 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 Adware/ErrorRepair.A.37
avast! 2014.9-130614 Win32:RegTool-B [PUP]
Comodo Security 12515 Heur.Suspicious
Dr.Web Trojan.Fraudster.194
Kaspersky 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
Signed by:Pc Utility Inc.
Path:C:\ProgramG Files\RegistryTool\RegistryTool.exe
  • (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?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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 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.

Win 7 (SP1) 44%
Win 7 3%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 62%
Keep it 38%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 47.22%
Windows Vista 22.22%
Windows XP 19.44%
Windows 10 11.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.86%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 22.86%
Microsoft Windows XP 17.14%
Windows 8 2.86%
Windows 10 Pro 2.86%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 2.86%

Distribution by countryGeography

79.63% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 79.63%
  Canada 3.70%
  Singapore 1.85%
  Austria 1.85%
  Iran 1.85%
  DK 1.85%
  Ireland 1.85%
  Egypt 1.85%
  Italy 1.85%
  Hungary 1.85%
  United Kingdom 1.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 47.06%
Acer 14.71%
Dell 5.88%
Sahara 5.88%
Intel 5.88%
Alienware 5.88%
Lenovo 2.94%
Toshiba 2.94%
Gateway 2.94%
ASUS 2.94%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv9700 Notebo... 3.23%
Gateway FX4710-UB802A 3.23%
Dell OptiPlex 380 3.23%
Dell Dell DV051 3.23%
Dell Computer XPST500 3.23%
Acer Aspire M3203 3.23%


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