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Uninstalling Registry Defender

I have registry defender on my computer and it's causing a whole heck of problems.

I've got two questions

1.How did it get there, a search online seems to suggested that it came in as a spyware.
2. How do i uninstall it. There are not uninstaller, nothing in add and remove programs.

any help is appreciated.
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MikeWu
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cjohnsen2Commented:
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orangutangCommented:
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
can you find its uninstaller in C:\Program Files\Registry Defender\Uninstall.exe?
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MikeWuAuthor Commented:
thanks for your suggestions, but this is what I found out

spywaredetector.net is flag by site adviser as unsafe.

SuperAntispyware did not pick up registry defender

and the uninstaller is actually the installer....


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orangutangCommented:
Hmm, try CounterSpy (http://www.sunbelt-software.com/Home-Home-Office/CounterSpy/Download/). Also, it seems like you can just terminate the "RegistryDefender.exe" process in the task manager and delete the "C:\Program Files\Registry Defender" folder.
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MikeWuAuthor Commented:
i can kill the process and delete the folder but what, if there is any, registry entries and other stuff that I might miss?
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
>> and the uninstaller is actually the installer....
shouldn't be....doesn't it give you the option to repair or remove the program when you run it?
i would also advise to reinstall this program, which should bring it back in the Add\Remove Programs list for uninstalling it afterwards.
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MikeWuAuthor Commented:
According to site advisor (Mcafee) Registry Defender is a spyware... is this correct? I remember this being a legit program before, maybe I am jut remembering things.

I will try and run the uninstaller all the way and see what it will do thanks.
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
there is a mix review on this program by several sites, some of them report it as adware, some as spyware, some as a clean registry program. I have never tried it myself, so cannot say anything for sure.
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kitechgroupCommented:
From the way it acts, I would have to say it is some form of spyware/adware. I would go ahead, and like was previously mentioned, remove the folder after ending the process, and then to be sure registry entries are gone get the program registry crawler. Once installed you can search your registry for any entries of it. Just FYI, any program that says it found or fixed several problems, then asks you to buy the full product to fix the rest is most definitely not a legit program.
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