What Is Registry Medic?
Registry Medic is one of those registry optimizers that you may see appearing on your computer without remembering installing them. The software even has a website that aims to notify users how useful it is and how it can eliminate any registry errors. Truth is, however, that the errors caught by Registry Medic on your computer may be a hoax and they may be there just to get you to upgrade to the full version. This is why this app is classified as a rogue unwanted software and its removal is strongly recommended as it may do more harm than good to you.
Read this blog post if you want to learn how to remove this unwanted software effectively from your computer.
Registry Medic Summary
|Type||Rogue Registry Optimizer App|
|Short Description||Poses as a legitimate registry cleaner, but may only pretend to be such.|
|Symptoms||May display different hoax detections in order to get you to purchase its full version.|
|Distribution Method||Bundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it.|
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Registry Medic – What Does It Do?
Registry Medic may end up being on your computer as a result of a tactic that is known as bundling. This means that Registry Medic may be added to the installers of third-party apps downloaded from the web. Such apps are your usually downloaded media player, torrent downloader, portable app, converter, and others. The way bundling works is the files of Registry Medic are added to the installation of the downloaded app. You may encounter an install step that asks you to opt-out of Registry Medic and claims it is a “free extra”. But it is not a breeze to spot such install steps because they often lie hidden in the “Custom” install modes.
Once Registry Medic is added on your computer, it may begin to run automatic checks and may start to show errors, like shown on the image below:
Registry Medic is the type of app that may ask you to upgrade to its full version which costs a lot of money to do. And not only this, but upgrading can also subscribe you to a renewal scheme that may periodically drain money from your account for license renewal.
But this is not the only risk associated with apps, like Registry Medic. This app may also cause ads to appear or ad an adware browser extension that may display different forms of promotions. Such can end up being:
- Highlighted text ads.
- Ad-supported search results.
Seeing these ads opens up a whole world of risks for your computer and this time you risk your important data in it. Some of those ads may lead you to web pages that are virus ones or even malicious URLs that may cause a virus infection.
Remove Registry Medic from Your Computer
If you want to remove Registry Medic completely from your machine, we recommend the guide below. It has the steps, necessary to isolate and uninstall this unwanted program from your Mac. Be advised that we recommend that you also use an anti-malware program for the removal. This professional software makes sure to scan your computer and delete all of the files that are unwanted or malicious from it.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Registry Medic from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Registry Medic on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Registry Medic in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Registry Medic from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Registry Medic from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Registry Medic from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Registry Medic from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable Registry Medic Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove Registry Medic from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Registry Medic
Step 2: Uninstall Registry Medic and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Registry Medic on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Registry Medic there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Registry Medic from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Registry Medic and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Registry Medic via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove Registry Medic files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Registry Medic, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Registry Medic from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Registry Medic from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Registry Medic from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Registry Medic from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Registry Medic will be removed.
Eliminate Registry Medic from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.
Remove Push Notifications caused by Registry Medic from Your Browsers.
Turn Off Push Notifications from Google Chrome
To disable any Push Notices from Google Chrome browser, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to Settings in Chrome.
Step 2: In Settings, select “Advanced Settings”:
Step 3: Click “Content Settings”:
Step 4: Open “Notifications”:
Step 5: Click the three dots and choose Block, Edit or Remove options:
Remove Push Notifications on Firefox
Step 1: Go to Firefox Options.
Step 2: Go to “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search bar and click "Settings":
Step 3: Click “Remove” on any site you wish notifications gone and click “Save Changes”
Stop Push Notifications on Opera
Step 1: In Opera, press ALT+P to go to Settings
Step 2: In Setting search, type “Content” to go to Content Settings.
Step 3: Open Notifications:
Step 4: Do the same as you did with Google Chrome (explained below):
Eliminate Push Notifications on Safari
Step 1: Open Safari Preferences.
Step 2: Choose the domain from where you like push pop-ups gone and change to "Deny" from "Allow".