The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the regclean.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.
The process known as Registry Cleaner or Registry Cleaner by www.registryoptimizer.com or Registry Protector by www.registryprotector.com or Registry Cleaner and Fixer or RegClean - Windows Registry Analysis and Correction Utility
belongs to software Registry Cleaner or Advanced System Optimizer or Registry Protector or AML Free Registry Cleaner or Microsoft Windows (version 95)
by SoftwareOnline.Com (www.softwareonline.com) or Microsoft Technical Support, Microsoft or Systweak (www.systweak.com) or RegistryProtector.com or AML Software - AMLSOFT.COM.
Description: Regclean.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Regclean.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 4,771,840 bytes (30% of all occurrences), 308,224 bytes and 6 more variants.
Regclean.exe is not a Windows system file. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run). Regclean.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 24% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
In case of problems with regclean.exe, you may also want to uninstall Registry Cleaner or Registry Defender from your computer using the Control Panel applet "Add/Remove programs".
Recommended: Identify regclean.exe related errors
If regclean.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 14% dangerous. The file size is 837,632 bytes. The program has a visible window. Regclean.exe is not a Windows system file. Regclean.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as regclean.exe. Therefore, you should check the regclean.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with regclean. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.
Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.
To help you analyze the regclean.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.