What is RegistryCleaner.exe?

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 RegistryCleaner.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.

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RegistryCleaner.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with RegistryCleaner
RegistryCleaner.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as NETGATE Registry Cleaner belongs to software NETGATE Registry Cleaner or WinMend Registry Cleaner by NETGATE Technologies s.r.o ( or

Description: RegistryCleaner.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The RegistryCleaner.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,303,440 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 2,303,448 bytes, 1,947,608 bytes or 3,432,960 bytes. 
The file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The file has a digital signature. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). RegistryCleaner.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 28% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using RegistryCleaner.exe, you can remove the entire program NETGATE Registry Cleaner or WinMend Registry Cleaner using Windows Control Panel, use the software publisher’s support site or find out if there is a newer version available.

Recommended: Identify RegistryCleaner.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as RegistryCleaner.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the RegistryCleaner.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.


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Summary: Average user rating of RegistryCleaner.exe: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks RegistryCleaner.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving RegistryCleaner issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with RegistryCleaner. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the RegistryCleaner.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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