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Windows 7: How do I permanently remove Registry Reviver

14 Nov 2014   #1
MamaWolf

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How do I permanently remove Registry Reviver

I have removed this program 3 days in a row. Twice with Geek Uninstaller & once with Add/Remove Programs. After removing it I reset my Google Chrome to get rid of the search engines it installs & restart my Microsoft Security Essentials which it turned off. When I start the PC the next day I run AdwCleaner & Registry Reviver pops back up again even though I removed it. I run Win7 Professional 64bit. I sure hope someone can help with this.


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14 Nov 2014   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

It must be something you`re downloading.

Why are you using Adware Cleaner and Geek uninstaller ?

MSE and MBAM are all you need, install and run scans.

Use Ccleaner to remove it and cleanup the registry, nothing else.

You can also try Revo uninstaller.

http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_..._download.html

Regisrty Reviver sounds like nothing but bad news and not needed in Windows 7.
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14 Nov 2014   #3
MamaWolf

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Nothing was downloaded on the 2nd & 3rd night. It just pops up as soon as I open AdwCleaner. I will try CCleaner & I have used Geek Uninstaller for several year & never had a problem with it. I find it easier to use than Revo Uninstaller.
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14 Nov 2014   #4
indianacarnie

 

I agree 100% with AddRAM about this particular piece of ............ for want of a better word ......... "software". In the regular course of events you NEVER have to "clean", "optimize" or "revive" your registry. Its extremely delicate and the less mucking around you do in it the better. IMHO of course. Having said that......

Remove like any other program i.e. Control Panel > Uninstall or change a program > Uninstall (registry reviver) after Windows does its thing , Restart and go to your Start Menu search box. Type in ReviverSoft and hit Enter. Click on the ReviverSoft folder and delete it.
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14 Nov 2014   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Well if it pops up with Adware Cleaner, maybe it`s part of it ???
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14 Nov 2014   #6
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

As part of the cleaning I first go to Control Panel, Internet Options and delete the Temporary Internet Files, could have an infection hiding in one of them. Might also help to empty the files in C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Local\Temp, some won't allow deleting. It does help CCleaner and Malwarebytes take less time scanning.
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14 Nov 2014   #7
MamaWolf

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for all the input guys. It never occurred to me to remove AdwCleaner also. It is my Grandson's PC & he's in bed so I will do this first thing tomorrow.
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15 Nov 2014   #8
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MamaWolf View Post
...Registry Reviver pops back up again even though I removed it....
The app normally creates a scheduled task to run/scan as soon as the user that installed it logs on. You might want to check each scheduled task to see if you can find the one associated with Registry Reviver... then look to see where the app is running from.

Start > right click on Computer and select Manage from the context menu:

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Expand the tree in the left most pane and double click on the entry for Registry Reviver:

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Take note of the path:

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Please let us know where the app is running from. If Registry Reviver is running from a non-standard location, I would like to know that before you get rid of that scheduled task.

If there is no scheduled task starting Registry Reviver, then do the steps that you normally do to get Registry Reviver to start and setup Task Manager to tell you where Registry Reviver is running from.

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You would not normally care where Registry Reviver is running from. Normally, you just want it to stop running. I'm just asking for this info for my own interest in this app.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MamaWolf View Post
...I have used Geek Uninstaller for several year & never had a problem with it...
For what it is worth: I've never found a need for these uninstaller apps. The normal uninstall method might leave stuff behind, but that stuff is generally harmless. Your mileage may vary. The normal uninstallation process for Registry Reviver opens your browser for a 50% discount to buy the app. How nice of them. /sarcasm


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MamaWolf View Post
...It is my Grandson's PC...
Maybe he should not be using a user account that has admin rights on the computer.


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15 Nov 2014   #9
MamaWolf

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I just want to let all you guys who helped know what the problem was. First of all I checked the scheduled tasks & Registry Reviver was not there. Once again we started AdwCleaner--voila--it's back. We uninstalled AdwCleaner & the problem is gone. You Guys are wonderful. I am 68 years old & am pretty knowledgeable about my PC. As a result my 14 year old Grandson thinks his Grandma 'Hung the Moon'. Y'All make me look good!

Many Thanks for all the help.
You Guys Rock!
MamaWolf
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15 Nov 2014   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Where did you download AdwCleaner from?

I just used AdwCleaner from Bleeping Computer and no such garbage came with it.
I never download AdwCleaner from any other place.
You will even get garbage from the authors site.


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