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  3. RegistrySweeper


February 13, 2007 11:49:12 AM
Misleading Application
Risk Impact:
File Names:
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Registry Sweeper Pro.lnk
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP


RegistrySweeper is a program that may give exaggerated reports of the registry's condition on the compromised computer. It will then prompt the user to purchase a registered version of the software in order to remove the reported errors.


Files are detected as RegistrySweeper.


This risk must be manually installed.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 29, 2006
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 29, 2006
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