Although RegProtech appears to have been abandoned by its creators, many Windows users still have this potentially unwanted program (PUP) installed on their operating systems. Why would we classify this seemingly amazing program as a PUP? That is because it is not that great. In fact, we suggest deleting it instantly. It is built to look like an authentic system optimizer, but it was found that it is not capable of optimizing the system in any way. On the contrary, it shows false positives to trick the user into thinking that they need to remove a bunch of threats or fix a bunch of errors. Whether or not you have paid for the services of this application, we suggest that you remove RegProtech without further hesitation. The guide below shows how to do it manually. If you still need more information about the suspicious program before eliminating it, keep reading, and do not forget that you can continue the conversation in the comments area.
At the time of research, the website representing RegProtech – regprotech.com – was no longer up, and, according to our experts, the server was no longer active either. Nonetheless, it is known that the publisher of the app was iHaveAnswer LLC. The PUP was signed by the company, which provides a clear link between the program and the LLC. It is unclear why the company dropped the potentially unwanted program, but it is most likely that it was either unprofitable or it attached a bad name to the company. After all, it did not provide beneficial or reliable services. Instead, upon installation, it would initiate a system scan and then momentarily warn about issues that, allegedly, required attention. No issues could be fixed unless the user paid money for the full version of the program. That is exactly how Global System Mechanic, Driver Tonic, Speedy SystemCare, and many other PUPs work too. It is unclear how much the developers behind RegProtech wanted, but even a small fee would have been too much for something as useless as this PUP. Note that its claims to remove malware, defend the security, enhance system performance, or fix registry issues were completely bogus.
The interface of RegProtech included 1-800-291-7856, a number that users were offered to use if they faced any problems. Do you know what this number is for? To help the developer make more sales. The fake scanner should have helped with that too. If you ever install an unfamiliar program that scans your system and informs you about threats that require removal or issues that need to be fixed, what you need to do is employ a trusted malware scanner. Most likely, you will be warned to delete a PUP that is making fake claims to detect malware and issues. Another thing that a legitimate malware scanner can help you with is the detection of third-party malware. RegProtech could have been spread using bundled installers, and if malicious programs were downloaded along with the PUP – which could have happened without your notice – the scanner would help you identify them. Even if you have deleted the potentially unwanted program already, those hidden threats could be still active, and that is why we are talking about a program that appears to have been dead for some time now.
In the past, it was enough to uninstall RegProtech to get rid of it, but we cannot guarantee that no leftovers would be left behind now, since the program is no longer functioning in an ordinary manner. That does not mean that you should not be able to delete RegProtech manually. The guide you can find below explains how to erase all components linked to the potentially unwanted program. Of course, if you are dealing with malware and other potentially unwanted programs at the same time, it might be easier for you to install anti-malware software. It could automatically erase malware and keep it away in the future too. If you are not sure that you are dealing with other threats or PUPs, install a trusted malware scanner, and it will give you a clear answer in no time. Hopefully, we have provided you with the information you need, but we can answer your questions if you still have any left.