Registry Dr. Scam Removal Instructions
What is Registry Dr.?
Also Known As: Registry Dr. virus
Registry Dr. is a malicious program considered by us and by many other security blogs as a fake antispyware program instead. Some blogs classify it as a rogue antivirus application. It gets into computers by means of malicious websites, and this application is a serious virus in its nature. If you’ve encountered that your computer has been attacked by this rogue antivirus program, you must take all possible measures to get rid of it effectively from your system, and in this guide we will help you to do it.
How can one remove Registry Dr. from the infected PC? To be quite frank with you, this isn’t an easy thing to do if you want to accomplish this goal manually. This bogus antispyware introduces all sorts of blockages in order to prevent you from deleting it.
The sole purpose of Registry Dr. fake antispyware is to make you purchase its so-called full or registered version. This explains why it so brutally penetrated into your PC. But let us try to know how to avoid its attack into your computer in the first place, before the intrusion attempt of it takes place. You must be very careful when you browse the world wide web. Do not permit any concealed or strange installations to occur in your workstation. Be very careful when you encounter certain strange links shown when you visit various social networks, such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. If they look suspicious to you or openly prompt you into clicking on them, do not click! Stay away from obeying their instructions, no matter how tricky they are. This will help you to avoid all sorts of unpleasant cases of encountering your system to be infected with rogue security programs and similar malwares.
Registry Dr. performs its imitation of some system scan of your computer and may even frighten you to death with its many faulty facts stated. It will tell you about all sorts of infections and viruses supposedly found in your system. However, all such information presented by this rogue is absolutely fake. It does this all for the purpose of making you purchase its so-called registered version, which isn’t able to furnish you with any decent protection, compared to real anti-virus protection delivered by reputable security applications.
STEP 1. Registry Dr. removal guide
In this step we will use a removal tool that can locate and remove all kinds of threats from infected computers. Either its malicious programs, registry key, browser add-ons and extension, GridinSoft Anti-Malware can effectivly detect and remove this badware:
Download GridinSoft Anti-Malware removal tool from the link below:
If you need help in removing Registry Dr. infection,
Open the installation file and click “Yes” in the User access control window to continue:
The installation is very simple, click “Install” button and GridinSoft Anti-Malware will install itself in a default folder. You can choose custom folder and check the creation of desktop icon:
Open GridinSoft Anti-malware from the icon on the desktop by double-clicking it or “Start” menu:
Scan computer for Registry Dr. related files
Go to the “Scan” tab and choose “Quick scan” or “Full scan“. It is advised to make full scan, but due to possible performance issues you can first run quick, to save some time. During the scan you will see what items GridinSoft Anti-malware located inside of your computer:
When the scan is over, GridinSoft Anti-Malware will show you the results with all detected items in the list. You can browse through it to choose what to do with particular item or choose the “Apply to all” function. Click the “Fix Now” button to apply action to detected items:
(OPTIONAL)To remove traces of some adware\malware\browser hijackers it is advised to Reset your browser settings. GridinSoft Anti-Malware allows you to do that with flexible options.
STEP 2. Using GridinSoft Anti-Malware to fix your browser
GridinSoft Anti-Malware has an effective utility called “Reset browser settings“. It is able to reset some of your browser option to its original state. Therefore, if some malicious program, adware or browser hijacker changes your browser settings, this tool can fix this in no time:
Open GridinSoft Anti-Malware – go to “Tools” tab – press “Reset browser settings“
Check the options that you need in the “Reset browser settings” window. In the first column you need to choose your infected browser. (Supports all popular browsers). As for “Process” column we advise you to choose Start Page, Shortcuts, Search engines, Cache, Cookies (look for screen below). These settings will be changed to default and save most of the information you need in your browser:
Some malware and adware program may be installed very deep in your browser. In this case, we advise choose more efficient set of options. Check the following options in the “Process” column: “Start Page“, “Shortcuts“, “Search engines“, “Cache“, “Cookies” + “Addons” and “Policies” (screen below):
STEP 3. Protect your computer from Registry Dr. reinfection
Removing viruses and malicious programs is one thing. The best practice in protection is to not get infected in the first place. To achieve that you must use reliable protection tool and follow simple rules or recommended advices to avoid infections completely. Here is the list of these tips:
Watch out for spam emails and attachments. A lot of cyber criminals and malware spreaders are using email spam messaging. Most of these messages have attachment files that can be dangerous to open. We advice to skip suspicious files, don’t even download them on your computer.
Adverts and redirect page. Some websites showing ads and pop-up on their pages. Along with this adware programs may generate various adverts on your computer. Clicking on them is very dangerous and leads to unexpected consequences.
Don’t open suspicious links and websites. Hackers and scammer are often creating websites of their own where they can do whatever they want. You can download only malware and unwanted programs from such pages.
Pay attention to what you install. If you have downloaded any program from suspicious website or anywhere else – always read all instruction and don’t click “Next” all the time.
Use protection tools. No matter how hard you try, some sneaky malware may break through all your defences. In this case you should always keep an anti-malware protection online on your computer. GridinSoft Anti-Malware has On-Run Protection feature. It is designed to keep this kind of malware from your computer. To activate this feature go to “Protect” tab and press “Start” button to the right. The label will show you “ON“, which means that On-Run protection is online.
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