RegCure Pro virus (Removal Guide)
Threat Level: Medium Risk
RegCure Pro by ParetoLogic is potential malware categorized as Rogue Software that utilizes unethical marketing tactics in order to gain customers and cause many problems for computer users. RegCure is promoted as a Microsoft Windows Optimizer and Cleaner/Anti-Malware program used to clean Windows registry, clean start-up programs, scan for malware, and protect a computer against threats; however RegCure Pro by ParetoLogic has caused many issues for users, labeling the program a fake Windows Optimization program.
The company ParetoLogic also has a large amount of complaints filed against them with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and other reputation management websites.
RegCure Pro promotes a free unregistered product that will scan for computer registry issues and other complications but most users have complained that RegCure Pro malware will perform fake registry scans and display fake scan results or misleading scans with results in order to frighten or persuade victims to purchase the full non-beneficial version of RegCure Pro and other non-beneficial ParetoLogic software.
RegCure Pro is not free and will not remove or fix issues until a user pays for the full registered product. Once a scan is complete RegCure may claim that hundreds or thousands issues are found by stating “RegCure Pro has identified the following issues as security risks and potential causes of PC slowdowns and poor performance. Please click “Fix All” to correct them now!”
Once the Fix All button is clicked the user will be promoted with a pop-up window that says “RegCure Pro has found that your computer needs immediate cleaning! XXXX issues detected – To correct the XXXX issues, you will need to register your software – Register Now>>” This is a misleading message as your computer most likely does not “need” an “immediate” cleaning, with exception to cleaning your computer of RegCure Pro and similar software.
RegCure Pro will also install third-party malware including adware, spyware, and browser hijackers such as Search Protect by conduit to a computer system and internet browses including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Once installed the program will transform Windows registry settings and RegCure Pro will run every time Windows is started (RegCure Startup). RegCure Pro will start a scan without consent and alert users via a pop-up alert or advertisement used to promote the full product or additional software.
RegCure Pro is difficult to uninstall and may attempt to confuse users during the removal process.
RegCure Pro is not technically a computer virus but may entrap users to terms they would not normally agree with if presented in a proper manner.
ParetoLogic may mislead the public concerning their relationship with Microsoft; often claiming to be a Microsoft Gold partner when they are not.
RegCure Pro by ParetoLogic can be manually and voluntarily installed from a variety of locations including download.com.
Some unethical website, including fraudulent security blogs may claim that RegCure Pro is a legitimate program used to eradicate malware. This is done in order to generate aggressive affiliate revenue, as RegCure Pro is not considered a legitimate program and ParetoLogic is not a legitimate company to most industry experts.
Unwanted software often bundles with third-party items including freeware and shareware. In some cases users may be given the opportunity to install RegCure Pro during the installation process of third-party items; however, the request to decline the offer is often ignored.
To manually uninstall “rogue” RegCure Pro software please follow the instructions below.
1. Navigate to Windows Start Menu and open the Control Panel.
2. Under the Programs section select Uninstall a program.
3. In the list of installed programs locate the RegCure Pro and double click the item to uninstall the Toolbar or highlight the item and click the Uninstall button. You may have to restart your computer.
How to remove RegCure Pro
To automatically remove malware associated with RegCure Pro please download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO.
1. Once installed, open Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO and navigate to the Scanner tab. Please note, the program will automatically open on this tab.
2. Select the Perform full scan option and click the Scan button to perform a full system scan.
3. Once results are detected click the Show Results button.
4. Select the results to remove and click the Remove Selected button. To select all items right click on an item and select “Check all items.”
5. Restart your computer.