What does the RegCleanr.exe file do?
The RegCleanr.exe process is also known as RegCleaner and is a part of RegCleaner. This software is produced by unknown. An obsolete or defective version of RegCleanr.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- RegCleaner has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- RegCleaner has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- RegCleanr.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module RegCleanr.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about RegCleanr.exe RegCleaner
RegCleanr.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. RegCleanr.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 773,632 bytes.
It has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The RegCleanr file is no part of Microsoft Windows. RegCleanr.exe is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 46% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves RegCleanr.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about RegCleanr?
|a rather old program by Jouni Vuorio for editing the registry. Only containing important stuff for registry editing an its more comfortable than regedit! definately a must have ;) |
|Not supported any more. New name RegSupreme |
|It appeared on laptop after internet was set up. we don't know if it's good or bad. |
|RegCleanr is a fabulous registry cleaner, when you can get the file to execute. I have been using this for years, but have recently run into issues with the exe file not responding properly to Open, Run, and Run as commands. If I remember correctly, it is NOT a Microsoft file. |
|@Bramble_Talonshire: Could it be possible that u r using a Dualcore CPU (or Hyper-threading Pentium)? If that's the case, try to bring ur cpu to a short peak (e.g. seach sth in your registry with regedit) and then start regcleanr, then open the taskmanager and mark regcleanr's process to be handled by only one of your CPUs^^ |
Summary: 8 users judge RegCleanr.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. For this reason, one user has already deleted RegCleanr.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall RegCleaner
To remove RegCleaner from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for RegCleaner in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if RegCleanr.exe (RegCleaner) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of RegCleaner. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for RegCleaner or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or RegCleanr.exe is causing problems for you, a good Registry Cleaner may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.