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What is Registry Cure Pro?

Registry Cure Pro is a system optimizer that triggers our PUP detection rules. By doing so we offer users a choice to consider whether they want to use this software. More information can be found on our Malwarebytes Labs blog.

How do I know if I am affected by Registry Cure Pro?

This is how the main screen of the system optimizer looks:

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You will find these icons in your taskbar, your startmenu, and on your desktop:

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and see these windows during install:

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and this type of screens during operations:

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You may see this entry in your list of installed programs:

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How did Registry Cure Pro get on my computer?

These so-called system optimizers use different methods of getting installed. This particular one was downloaded from their website:

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How do I remove Registry Cure Pro?

Our program Malwarebytes can detect and remove this PUP. It is advisable however to use the built-in uninstaller first.

  • Please download Malwarebytes for Windows to your desktop.
  • Double-click MBSetup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen.
  • Click on the Get started button.
  • Click Scan to start a Threat Scan.
  • When the scan is finished click Quarantine to remove the found threats.
  • Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.

Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of Registry Cure Pro?

  • No, Malwarebytes removes Registry Cure Pro completely.

What if I want to keep Registry Cure Pro?

Should users wish to keep this program and exclude it from being detected in future scans, they can add the program to the exclusions list. Here’s how to do it.

  • Open Malwarebytes for Windows.
  • Click the Detection History
  • Click the Allow List
  • To add an item to the Allow List, click Add.
  • Select the exclusion type Allow a file or folder and use the Select a folder button to select the main folder for the software that you wish to keep.
  • Repeat this for any secondary files or folder(s) that belong to the software.

If you want to allow the program to connect to the Internet, for example to fetch updates, also add an exclusion of the type Allow an application to connect to the internet and use the Browse button to select the file you wish to grant access.

How would the full version of Malwarebytes help protect me?

We hope our application and this guide have helped you in dealing with this system optimizer.

As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes would have warned you against the Registry Cure Pro installer.
 

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Technical details for experts

You may see these entries in FRST logs:


 

(Energizer Softech Pvt ltd -> Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd) C:\Program Files (x86)\Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd\Registry CURE PRO\RegistryCurePRO.exe
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\RegistryCurePRO
C:\Users\Public\Desktop\RegistryCurePRO.exe.lnk
C:\ProgramData\Desktop\RegistryCurePRO.exe.lnk
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Registry CURE PRO
C:\Program Files (x86)\Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd

Registry CURE PRO (HKLM-x32\...\{BD661238-A24E-4D64-9427-A04C6C40D517}) (Version: 1.0.0 - Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd)

Alterations made by the installer:
 

File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    Adds the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd\Registry CURE PRO
       Adds the file Bunifu.Core.dll"="8/27/2019 6:26 PM, 2662384 bytes, A
       Adds the file Bunifu.UI.WinForms.BunifuButton.dll"="8/27/2019 6:26 PM, 121328 bytes, A
       Adds the file Bunifu.UI.WinForms.BunifuCheckBox.dll"="8/27/2019 6:26 PM, 125936 bytes, A
       Adds the file Bunifu.UI.WinForms.BunifuPictureBox.dll"="8/27/2019 6:27 PM, 37360 bytes, A
       Adds the file Bunifu.UI.WinForms.BunifuRadioButton.dll"="8/27/2019 6:27 PM, 32752 bytes, A
       Adds the file Bunifu.UI.WinForms.BunifuTextbox.dll"="8/27/2019 6:27 PM, 127984 bytes, A
       Adds the file Bunifu_UI_v1.5.3.dll"="8/27/2019 6:27 PM, 399856 bytes, A
       Adds the file Common Tools.dll"="9/14/2019 2:22 PM, 358400 bytes, A
       Adds the file MetroFramework.Design.dll"="7/20/2016 1:14 PM, 16896 bytes, A
       Adds the file MetroFramework.dll"="7/20/2016 1:14 PM, 353280 bytes, A
       Adds the file MetroFramework.Fonts.dll"="7/20/2016 1:14 PM, 672256 bytes, A
       Adds the file Microsoft.CSharp.dll"="3/26/2018 4:24 PM, 47792 bytes, A
       Adds the file Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll"="12/21/2019 5:09 AM, 327680 bytes, A
       Adds the file Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack.dll"="6/20/2018 1:34 AM, 102912 bytes, A
       Adds the file Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack.Shell.dll"="6/20/2018 1:34 AM, 508928 bytes, A
       Adds the file mscorlib.dll"="3/26/2018 4:24 PM, 2727056 bytes, A
       Adds the file Newtonsoft.Json.dll"="11/9/2019 1:26 PM, 700336 bytes, A
       Adds the file RegistryCurePRO.exe"="5/14/2020 2:15 AM, 2036208 bytes, A
       Adds the file RegistryCurePRO.exe.config"="1/22/2020 9:33 PM, 3920 bytes, A
       Adds the file System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations.dll"="3/26/2018 4:24 PM, 66816 bytes, A
       Adds the file System.Core.dll"="3/26/2018 4:24 PM, 256664 bytes, A
       Adds the file System.Data.DataSetExtensions.dll"="3/26/2018 4:24 PM, 27872 bytes, A
       Adds the file System.Data.dll"="3/26/2018 4:24 PM, 1278104 bytes, A
       Adds the file System.Data.Linq.dll"="3/26/2018 4:24 PM, 223408 bytes, A
       Adds the file System.Deployment.dll"="3/26/2018 4:24 PM, 558256 bytes, A
       Adds the file System.Design.dll"="3/26/2018 4:24 PM, 2518688 bytes, A
       Adds the file System.dll"="3/26/2018 4:24 PM, 1475208 bytes, A
       Adds the file System.Drawing.dll"="3/26/2018 4:24 PM, 189608 bytes, A
       Adds the file System.IO.Compression.dll"="3/26/2018 4:24 PM, 29888 bytes, A
       Adds the file System.Management.dll"="3/26/2018 4:24 PM, 61616 bytes, A
       Adds the file System.Net.Http.dll"="3/26/2018 4:24 PM, 86696 bytes, A
       Adds the file System.Security.dll"="3/26/2018 4:24 PM, 73384 bytes, A
       Adds the file System.Windows.Forms.dll"="3/26/2018 4:24 PM, 1884864 bytes, A
       Adds the file System.Xml.dll"="3/26/2018 4:24 PM, 925336 bytes, A
       Adds the file System.Xml.Linq.dll"="3/26/2018 4:24 PM, 45736 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Registry CURE PRO
       Adds the file RegistryCurePRO.exe.lnk"="7/21/2020 9:06 AM, 1343 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\RegistryCurePRO
       Adds the file flag.md"="7/21/2020 9:07 AM, 0 bytes, A
       Adds the file GeneralSettings.xml"="7/21/2020 9:07 AM, 515 bytes, A
       Adds the file Settings.xml"="7/21/2020 9:07 AM, 1657 bytes, A
    In the existing folder C:\Users\Public\Desktop
       Adds the file RegistryCurePRO.exe.lnk"="7/21/2020 9:06 AM, 1325 bytes, A
    In the existing folder C:\Windows\Installer
       Adds the file 38e179.msi"="7/21/2020 9:04 AM, 10306048 bytes, A
       Adds the file SourceHash{BD661238-A24E-4D64-9427-A04C6C40D517}"="7/21/2020 9:06 AM, 20480 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Windows\Installer\{BD661238-A24E-4D64-9427-A04C6C40D517}
       Adds the file registrycleaners.exe"="7/21/2020 9:06 AM, 168798 bytes, RA

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
------------------------------------------------
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\832166DBE42A46D449720AC4C6045D71]
       "AdvertiseFlags"="REG_DWORD", 388
       "Assignment"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "AuthorizedLUAApp"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "Clients"="REG_MULTI_SZ, ": "
       "DeploymentFlags"="REG_DWORD", 2
       "InstanceType"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "Language"="REG_DWORD", 1033
       "PackageCode"="REG_SZ", "85708175D8BB34B4FB08732D7E0DFEEB"
       "ProductIcon"="REG_SZ", "C:\Windows\Installer\{BD661238-A24E-4D64-9427-A04C6C40D517}\registrycleaners.exe"
       "ProductName"="REG_SZ", "Registry CURE PRO"
       "Version"="REG_DWORD", 16777216
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Products\832166DBE42A46D449720AC4C6045D71\InstallProperties]
       "AuthorizedCDFPrefix"="REG_SZ", ""
       "Comments"="REG_SZ", "This installer database contains the logic and data required to install Registry CURE PRO."
       "Contact"="REG_SZ", "contact@pccurepro.com"
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "Registry CURE PRO"
       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "1.0.0"
       "EstimatedSize"="REG_DWORD", 20621
       "HelpLink"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, "https://pccurepro.com/contact"
       "HelpTelephone"="REG_SZ", "+18339996664"
       "InstallDate"="REG_SZ", "20200721"
       "InstallLocation"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd\Registry CURE PRO\"
       "InstallSource"="REG_SZ", "C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\"
       "Language"="REG_DWORD", 1033
       "LocalPackage"="REG_SZ", "C:\Windows\Installer\38e179.msi"
       "ModifyPath"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, "MsiExec.exe /I{BD661238-A24E-4D64-9427-A04C6C40D517}"
       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd"
       "Readme"="REG_SZ", ""
       "Size"="REG_SZ", ""
       "UninstallString"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, "MsiExec.exe /I{BD661238-A24E-4D64-9427-A04C6C40D517}"
       "URLInfoAbout"="REG_SZ", "https://pccurepro.com/support"
       "URLUpdateInfo"="REG_SZ", ""
       "Version"="REG_DWORD", 16777216
       "VersionMajor"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "VersionMinor"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "WindowsInstaller"="REG_DWORD", 1
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd\Registry CURE PRO]
       "Path"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd\Registry CURE PRO\"
       "Version"="REG_SZ", "1.0.0"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{BD661238-A24E-4D64-9427-A04C6C40D517}]
       "AuthorizedCDFPrefix"="REG_SZ", ""
       "Comments"="REG_SZ", "This installer database contains the logic and data required to install Registry CURE PRO."
       "Contact"="REG_SZ", "contact@pccurepro.com"
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "Registry CURE PRO"
       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "1.0.0"
       "EstimatedSize"="REG_DWORD", 20621
       "HelpLink"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, "https://pccurepro.com/contact"
       "HelpTelephone"="REG_SZ", "+18339996664"
       "InstallDate"="REG_SZ", "20200721"
       "InstallLocation"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd\Registry CURE PRO\"
       "InstallSource"="REG_SZ", "C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\"
       "Language"="REG_DWORD", 1033
       "ModifyPath"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, "MsiExec.exe /I{BD661238-A24E-4D64-9427-A04C6C40D517}"
       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd"
       "Readme"="REG_SZ", ""
       "Size"="REG_SZ", ""
       "UninstallString"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, "MsiExec.exe /I{BD661238-A24E-4D64-9427-A04C6C40D517}"
       "URLInfoAbout"="REG_SZ", "https://pccurepro.com/support"
       "URLUpdateInfo"="REG_SZ", ""
       "Version"="REG_DWORD", 16777216
       "VersionMajor"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "VersionMinor"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "WindowsInstaller"="REG_DWORD", 1
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Energizer Softech Pvt Ltd]
       "registrycurepro"="REG_SZ", "0"

Malwarebytes log:
 

Malwarebytes
www.malwarebytes.com

-Log Details-
Scan Date: 7/21/20
Scan Time: 9:19 AM
Log File: 8a144614-cb22-11ea-a5c2-00ffdcc6fdfc.json

-Software Information-
Version: 4.1.2.73
Components Version: 1.0.979
Update Package Version: 1.0.27143
License: Premium

-System Information-
OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: {computername}\{username}

-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Scan Initiated By: Manual
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 231873
Threats Detected: 5
Threats Quarantined: 5
Time Elapsed: 5 min, 38 sec

-Scan Options-
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Detect
PUM: Detect

-Scan Details-
Process: 1
Generic.Malware/Suspicious, C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\ENERGIZER SOFTECH PVT LTD\REGISTRY CURE PRO\REGISTRYCUREPRO.EXE, Quarantined, 0, 392686, , , , 

Module: 1
Generic.Malware/Suspicious, C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\ENERGIZER SOFTECH PVT LTD\REGISTRY CURE PRO\REGISTRYCUREPRO.EXE, Quarantined, 0, 392686, , , , 

Registry Key: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Value: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 0
(No malicious items detected)

File: 3
Generic.Malware/Suspicious, C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\PUBLIC\Desktop\RegistryCurePRO.exe.lnk, Quarantined, 0, 392686, , , , 
Generic.Malware/Suspicious, C:\USERS\PUBLIC\Desktop\RegistryCurePRO.exe.lnk, Quarantined, 0, 392686, , , , 
Generic.Malware/Suspicious, C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\ENERGIZER SOFTECH PVT LTD\REGISTRY CURE PRO\REGISTRYCUREPRO.EXE, Quarantined, 0, 392686, 1.0.27143, , shuriken, 

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)

WMI: 0
(No malicious items detected)


(end)

As mentioned before the full version of Malwarebytes could have protected your computer against this threat.
We use different ways of protecting your computer(s):

  • Dynamically Blocks Malware Sites & Servers
  • Malware Execution Prevention

Save yourself the hassle and get protected.

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