Results for "registry cleaners"

June 23, 2015 - Like we did with PUPs, we are now aggressively going after registry cleaners, optimizers, defragmenters.

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Rogue.RegistrySmart

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PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry

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Registry cleaner

A registry cleaner, also known as registry optimizer or registry defragmenter, is a program that claims to clean the computer’s registry in order to optimize the system’s performance. It is usually free.

Many favor downloading, installing, and running this type of program because they swear by the improved capabilities observed after the registry is cleaned. However, researchers claim that this perceived improvement can only be a form of placebo effect.

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July 14, 2015 - We have explained our recent changes to our PUP classification, where we have decided to include Registry Cleaners and Driver Updaters behaving aggressively. We see some pretty lame excuses from software manufacturers when they apply for reconsideration.

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February 21, 2019 - How can we help our less tech-savvy friends stay more secure online? By giving them a lazy person's guide to cybersecurity, we can offer maximum protection for minimal effort.

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December 22, 2016 - PC Pitstop makes several products including PC Matic, PC Magnum, Optimize, Driver Alert, and Disk MD. As of a few weeks ago, we detect these products as PUP.Optional, here is why.

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August 22, 2016 - On July 29, we published a blog titled "PUP Friday: Cleaning up with 5 star awards", taking a look at a registry cleaner called RegCleanPro made by Systweak. We detect the file in question as a PUP, and covered it as part of our regular PUP Friday series. The makers of Systweak software posted both to our blog comments (with no response to my reply, at time of writing) and also posted a blog on their website titled "How Malwarebytes Got It All Wrong with RegClean Pro". Below is a reply to both the comments made to our blog and their own post. The comments from their blog are numbered and in bold, green text, with our responses to each point underneath.

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July 29, 2016 - Systweak’s RegClean Pro is quite a popular software. Top Ten Reviews, a consumer review portal based in Utah, has ranked it as number one in their “Registry Repair Software” category. It also boasts of having won more than a hundred 5-star awards. Yet in spite of these, something is amiss.

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April 8, 2016 - For this week's PUP Friday post, we're going to take a look at Safesoft Protector, a variant belonging to the TechSnab family.

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