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RegCure. Anyone know if this is malware or utility.

I recently purchased and installed the RegCure program. I had run the tests and then ran it again right after purchasing. It worked great.

It has recently updated. Now my spyware program, Ashampoo AntiSpyWare, counts 30 tracking modules associated with RegCure.

I have my firewall set to block RegCure from the Internet for now.

I am wondering if this is some sort of malware, or it uses tracking programs to keep the system working properly?
My spyware thinks it's a menace.

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Regcure is safe as per WinPatrol
http://www.winpatrol.com/db/pro/regcure.html?regcure&1

You might want to scan your system using Ad-aware SE to see if it'll find any tracking module too.

I just look-up at Spybot S&D and Rogueremover's pro database but they don't will not detect regcure and paretologic. Still, you might want to scan using Spybot S&D for I don't know what is the name of the tracking modules that Ashampoo found in your system.

You should also scan using Housecall:
http://uk.trendmicro-europe.com/consumer/housecall/housecall_launch.php

Related info: The company behind Regcure is paretologic which offers an ex-rogue product, Xoftspy http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm#xos_note but note again that it is ex-rogue which means the xoftspy and the company is OK now but it's up to the user to take stuff from them or not.

I don't know why a registry cleaner requires internet connection (unless it has updater function that will check for updates?). Good move in blocking the connection to the internet. I use RegSupreme Pro by macecraft.com and it does not require internet connection. I have free registry cleaner too and they also don't require internet connection.
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i hav a difrent ancer

I resintly installed a-squared. i ren a smart scan and found that
reg cure gives you fake report messages and then reconsidered if a-squared was telling me the truth. it was but if you download reg cure form tryregcure.com, its a fake download! if you download regcure from petrologics website its safe.

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fake report messages!!!

I really known that regcure!
It is almostly a fake rogue like a wolf in sheep's clothing.
Regcure gives you fake report messages in order to induce unexpert users to purchase their product.
However, regcure is a big vendor, such big one.So......
Maybe it is not harmful to your system, but it is not useful yet.
Purchase it or not? It is up to you!
All above is my personal opinion for your reference!
Good Luck! Buddies!

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This thread is very old. Regcure is now considered Rogue
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I don't see why RegCure is considered rogue

I have been using it for 1-1/2 years. My IT guy recommended it. I use it weekly, and my laptop and PC run consistently and consistently smoother.

As another note to this, I also update and run SpyBot and MalwareBytes and neither of them ever say anything about RegCure.

I see that CNET has some title that says RegCure is considered rogue. What I do not see is their report or study. Al that I do see are a bunch of posts about it, so is CNET now using forum chat as the basis for their decisions?

Makes me wonder how safe CNET is...

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Just Some Reading...

We've got quite a few threads here where the users of Regcure, and other registry cleaners had to reformat or repair the computer BECAUSE they used such a program.. See the links below.. They are part of a long thread about RegCure. Only a few feel the product is worth its salt.

http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6142_102-0.html?messageID=2805148#2805148

http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6142_102-0.html?messageID=2829182#2829182

For most folks, XP doesn't really need a registry cleaner..

Your choice on where to proceed from here...

Hope this helps.

Grif

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This thread is old but to help you understand the situation

RegCure is using misleading marketing tactic. A rogue or suspect programs are using such tactic.

Locking a very old thread.

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