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#1 aloha!

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 11:44 AM

I am working on a friends laptop that had numerous trojans and malware according to spybot after running a scan. I removed them and after looking at the programs that have been downloaded to it I found "RegSweep". When I Googled it, half of the hits I got indicated that it was a beneficial program and the other half indicated it was harmful. I decided to remove it but cannot. I have tried running Spybot again, AVG Free, Microsofts Malware removal program and Malwarebytes to no avail. Is this program trustworthy? Do you have any suggestions? :thumbsup:

EDIT: Moved from XP to Am I Infected forum ~ Hamluis.

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 03:45 PM

Hello,, Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for a several reasons:

:trumpet: Registry cleaners can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines. Many users (including some Staff Members) have reported problems after using registry cleaning tools - to include those tools released by Microsoft. This can cause your system to become unbootable.

:flowers: Registry cleaners generally don't do anything significant for your system. This topic discusses it in greater detail than we could address here: http://www.windowsbbs.com/showthread.php?t=61015 Although the topic discusses the XP registry, the concepts there apply to all other versions of Windows.

:thumbsup: Not all registry cleaners create a backup of your registry before making changes. If the changes prevent the system from booting/logging in, then there's no backup to restore in order to regain functionality. A backup of the registry is essential BEFORE making any changes to the registry.


That said use Revo Uninstaller:

1.Please download Revo Uninstaller.
2.Extract the ZIP file to a folder and run revouninstaller.exe from there! (You can copy that folder to an USB Mass storage drive and use it without any installation required!)
3.There are two ways to uninstall programs with Revo Uninstaller:
Important: Please, try to close the application you want to uninstall first!
Select the application in the list of installed applications and press the Uninstall button in the toolbar.
Right-click the application and click the Uninstall command in the displayed menu. Follow the instructions.
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Posted 05 July 2010 - 08:38 PM

TY for the recommendation and info. It came in real handy! :thumbsup:

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 08:50 PM

You're welcome :thumbsup:
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