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    Default Registry Cleaner

    I am a computer illiterate... sorry.

    When I run Spybot S&D, it identifies a registry entry for the software Registry Cleaner as a problem.

    Is this really a problem or can I ignore it?

    I hope this is not a redundant post; I swear I tried to search the FAQ's and posts for an answer.

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    Please post a log of the actual detection you are getting and perhaps someone can answer your question. To do that:
    • Run another scan.
    • When the scan completes, right click on the results list, select "Copy results to clipboard".
    • Then paste (Ctrl+V) those results to a new post in this thread.

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    Default Results From Scan

    Ok. The results are below. The name of the software is Registry Cleaner. The site and registry entry refer to RegistryOptimizer.com


    RegistryOptimizer: Settings (Registry key, nothing done)
    HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-3850313302-4183065012-1497025264-1005\Software\RegistryOptimizer.com


    --- Spybot - Search & Destroy version: 1.4 (build: 20050523) ---

    2005-05-31 blindman.exe (1.0.0.1)
    2005-05-31 SpybotSD.exe (1.4.0.3)
    2005-05-31 TeaTimer.exe (1.4.0.2)
    2007-02-09 unins000.exe (51.41.0.0)
    2005-05-31 Update.exe (1.4.0.0)
    2007-01-15 advcheck.dll (1.2.1.0)
    2005-05-31 aports.dll (2.1.0.0)
    2005-05-31 borlndmm.dll (7.0.4.453)
    2005-05-31 delphimm.dll (7.0.4.453)
    2005-05-31 SDHelper.dll (1.4.0.0)
    2007-01-02 Tools.dll (2.0.1.0)
    2005-05-31 UnzDll.dll (1.73.1.1)
    2005-05-31 ZipDll.dll (1.73.2.0)
    2007-02-07 Includes\Cookies.sbi (*)
    2006-12-08 Includes\Dialer.sbi (*)
    2007-02-07 Includes\DialerC.sbi (*)
    2007-02-07 Includes\Hijackers.sbi (*)
    2007-02-07 Includes\HijackersC.sbi (*)
    2006-10-27 Includes\Keyloggers.sbi (*)
    2007-02-07 Includes\KeyloggersC.sbi (*)
    2007-01-12 Includes\Malware.sbi (*)
    2007-02-07 Includes\MalwareC.sbi (*)
    2007-01-19 Includes\PUPS.sbi (*)
    2007-02-07 Includes\PUPSC.sbi (*)
    2007-02-07 Includes\Revision.sbi (*)
    2006-12-08 Includes\Security.sbi (*)
    2007-02-07 Includes\SecurityC.sbi (*)
    2007-02-02 Includes\Spybots.sbi (*)
    2007-02-07 Includes\SpybotsC.sbi (*)
    2005-02-17 Includes\Tracks.uti
    2006-12-08 Includes\Trojans.sbi (*)
    2007-02-07 Includes\TrojansC.sbi (*)

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    Hello,

    The reasons why Spybot - Search & Destroy detects this software as malware are several ones:
    There are anti-spyware tools like 1stAntivirus, AdArmor, Ad-Protect, AdsAlert, ADS-Remover, AdwareAlert, AdwareBazooka, Adware-Patrol, AdWare Pro, AdwarePunisher, Adware Remover, AdwareSheriff, AdwareSpy, AdwareX Eliminator, AgentSpyware, Alfacleaner, Antispywaresoldier, AntiVerMinsPro, Antivirus Gold, AntiVirusPro, BPS Spyware Remover, BreakSpyware, Contra-Spy, CyberDefender, DiaRemover, Doctor-Adware-Pro, DriveCleaner2006, Easy-Spyware-Killer, ErrorGuard, Error-Killer, EDT-Security-Scanner, ErrorSafe, EyeSpyNow, Goodbye-Spy, KillSpy, MalwareAlarm, MrAntispy, MySpyProtector, NoAdware, PC-Health-Plan, Pestbot, PestCapture, PSGuard, PurityScan, Registry Cleaner, Repair Registry Pro, ScanSpyware, Spionfrei, SpyAxe, SpyBlocs, SpyCleaner, Spycontra, Spydeface, SpyDefence, SpyDestroy-Pro, SpyFalcon, SpyGuard, SpyHeal, Spyhunter, SpyMarshall, SpyNoMore, SpyOnThis, SpySherrif, SpySpotter, SpywareBomber, SpywareBot, SpywareCleaner, SpywareNO!, SpywareSheriff.FakeAlert, SpywareSoftStop, SpywareStormer, SpywareStrike, SpywareQuake, SpyQuake, SysRegistryCleaner, SystemDoctor2006, Trek Blue Error Nuker, Trojan-Guarder, TrueSword, Virusblast, VirusBurst, VirusRescue, WareOut, WinAntivirusPro2006, WinFixer, WinHound, WinSoftware.Winsoftware.WinAntiSpyware2006, WorldAntispy, X-Con-Spyware-Destroyer, X-Spyware, XSRemover, YourSoft-AntiVS or YourSoft-AntiVT which have a very dubious or bad character. They state to be an anti-spyware tool but employ questionable advertising methods: In the form of a PopUp they offer a scan of your system. They refer you to an infection of viruses and spyware on your system which is actually not true, because the listed items are not really on your pc. After downloading the software you can only scan for the threats. If the threats (pseudo-infections) are detected you have to register first and pay (up to $30) in order to remove them. Some of these dubious anti-spyware tools do also create a toolbar in IE and create recurring PopUps.

    Screenshots are availible at: http://board.protecus.de/showtopic.php?threadid=15694

    More dubious anti-spyware tools you will find here:
    http://spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm

    Best regards
    Sandra
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    Is it possible that you are using an old version of Registry Cleaner? There is a newer version that should not get detected...

    regards
    Markus

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    Wink Thanks Markus.

    I uninstalled Registry Cleaner, downloaded a new copy, then ran Spybot. Clean as a whistle.

    Thanks again.

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    I am also a computer illiterate. Yesterday when I ran Spybot it detected the following:

    NoAdware: Settings (Registry key, nothing done)
    HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-569453849-3404735932-1995148486-1005\Software\NoAdware

    When I tried to get Spybot to delete it it couldn't do it - something about files in the memory still using it.

    Do I need to worry about this detection?

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    I have been using Spybot for years now. Like many other software utilities, sometimes need more than one program to solve all problems. At the moment I have installed, Spybot, Ad-Aware Free and Uniblue's registry cleaner and seems I can keep my system clean and optimized.
    Last edited by tashi; 2008-01-26 at 18:02. Reason: Broke live links

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    Gary, think that key is not harmful anyway.

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    bakhaus, your HJT log was moved to the Malware forum:

    http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=23327

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