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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission

Reg TuneUp

Reg TuneUp is a new application promoted as a beneficial PC optimization tool for improving the performance and stability of the computer. This piece of software can be downloaded from its official website regtuneup.com, but it seems that it is not the only source it is possible to get it from. If you open the official website of this application, you will quickly find out that it promises to find and fix all registry errors on your PC in order to “boost its performance and ensure smooth functionality.” Even though this program says that it is going to be very useful when you install it on your system, it is, unfortunately, not exactly true. Specialists at pcthreat.com have thoroughly tested this application to find out more about it and they are, actually, now sure that this program fits into the category of potentially unwanted programs. Generally speaking, it cannot be trusted 100%, so users should not expect much from it, especially if they use its free version. It should become clear to you why Reg TuneUp is called a potentially unwanted application after reading this article.

Specialists do not say that Reg TuneUp is a bad application that has to be deleted immediately; however, they have some doubts about its usefulness. Even though the application claims to be able to find all system-related, Com and ActiveX, user-related, and Startup and Uninstall errors, it seems that it only detects empty registry keys that have been left by applications already removed from the computer. These registry keys should not slow down your PC, so it is very likely that you will not notice that your computer works faster after letting Reg TuneUp delete those keys for you. Keep in mind that not all the errors can be fixed with the help of this PC optimization tool. The free version of this program fixes only 15 errors found. The remaining errors could be fixed only when you purchase the license of Reg TuneUp. At the time of writing, the price of the license is $39.95. Evidently, it is not a cheap application. We cannot guarantee that it will be able to find real problems after you upgrade it. It might be true that it will continue searching for empty registry keys on your PC. Specialists do not have a very positive opinion about this PC optimizer, but it is definitely far from malicious applications spreading through the web, so it is up to you what to do with it.

Delete Reg TuneUp as soon as possible if you are not going to upgrade it because you will keep seeing it every day. Specialists have found that this application is capable of starting together with the Windows OS, meaning that its window will be opened on your Desktop automatically after every system restart. In order to make sure that it is visible, it creates a task in the Task Scheduler allowing it to start automatically. It is not the only modification this program makes. It creates its own folder 18d3a410-f2c0-4c67-85b2-67491421d6ee in %PROGRAMFILES(x86)% when it is installed on the computer. It will not stay there if you make a decision to no longer keep this potentially unwanted application installed on the computer.

Reg TuneUp falls into the category of potentially unwanted programs because of the distribution method used to spread it too. It has been found that it might be promoted on third-party websites too and even come bundled with free applications. This would explain why so many people find the presence of this program very surprising. The use of a bundling method to spread software is old news, so be more cautious in the future in order not to encounter other untrustworthy programs. Of course, this does not always help to prevent undesirable software from entering the system, so it would be smart to install a reputable security application on the computer too. It will not allow any new threats to enter your computer.

Even though this potentially unwanted application creates its folder on the computer and three tasks in the Task Scheduler, it can still be easily removed through Control Panel. Follow the step-by-step instructions that can be found below this article if you have never deleted an application yourself. These instructions will only help you to delete Reg TuneUp, meaning that you will have to find and erase other existing untrustworthy applications yourself, if there are any on your PC. In such a case, we suggest scanning the system with SpyHunter rather than trying to get rid of Reg TuneUp manually.

Remove Reg TuneUp

Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Select the untrustworthy program.
  5. Click Remove.

Windows 7/Vista

  1. Open the Start menu and select Control Panel from it.
  2. Click Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click on Reg TuneUp.
  4. Delete it by clicking Uninstall.

Windows 8/8.1/10

  1. Press Win+R.
  2. Enter Control Panel in the empty line and click OK.
  3. Go to Uninstall a program.
  4. Select the unwanted program you wish to erase.
  5. Click Uninstall.
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