Do you know what RegSweep is?
RegSweep or Reg Sweep, is a rogue anti-spyware program known to affect many computer users over the internet with various fake popup and alert messages. The RegSweep messages usually state that you are infected with a parasite that must be removed by purchasing a full version of RegSweep. Do not give into those messages. RegSweep does not and will not remove parasites or spyware from your computer.
In non-techie terms: RegSweep is a waste of time and money due to the nature of the physical program. Reg Sweep should be removed from your system if you have detected it. Any website that advertises RegSweep should also be avoided as it could put you at risk for damaging your files by installing RegSweep.
Aliases: RegSweep, Reg Sweep.
RegSweep Automatic Removal Instructions
RegSweep Manual Removal Instructions
This manual removal method is for techie computer users. RegSweep manual removal may be difficult and time consuming to remove. There's no guarantee that RegSweep will be removed completely. So read the RegSweep removal steps carefully and good luck.
Before you start: Close all programs and Internet browsers. Also back up your computer in case you make a mistake and your computer stops working.
- Uninstall RegSweep Program
Click on Start > Settings > Control Panel > Double-click on Add/Remove Programs. Search for and uninstall RegSweep if found.
- To stop RegSweep processes (view process removal steps)
Go to Start > Run > type taskmgr. The click the Processes tab and you'll see a list of running processes.
Search and stop these RegSweep processes:
For each unwanted process, right-click on it and then select "End task".
- To Unregister RegSweep DLLs (view DLL removal steps)
Search and unregister these RegSweep DLLs:
To locate the RegSweep DLL path, go to Start > Search > All Files or Folders. Type RegSweep and in the Look in: select either My Computer or Local Hard Drives. Click the Search button.
Once you have the RegSweep DLL path, go to Start and then click on Run. In the Run command box, type cmd, and then click on OK.
To locate the exact DLL path, type cd in order to change the current directory. To display the contents of the directory, use the dir command. To remove the DLL file type regsvr32 /u FILENAME.dll (FILENAME is the name of the file that you want to unregister).
- If your homepage has been changed, go to Start > Control Panel > Internet Options > click on the General > click Use Default under Home Page. Add the your desired default homepage, then click Apply > click OK. Open a new web browser to check that you have your desired default homepage.
- Remove RegSweep Directories.
To find RegSweep directories, go to Start > My Computer > Local Disk (C:) > Program Files > Show the contents of this folder.
Search and delete the following RegSweep directories:
Right-click on the RegSweep folder and select Delete.
A message will appear saying 'Are you sure you want to remove the folder RegSweep and move all its contents to the Recycle Bin?', click Yes.
Another message will appear saying 'Renaming, moving or deleting RegSweep could make some programs not work. Are you sure you want to do this?', click Yes.
- To remove RegSweep icons on your Desktop, drag and drop them to the Recycle Bin.
You've completed the RegSweep manual removal instructions!
I hope this article has helped you solve your RegSweep problems. If you want to contribute to this article, post your comment below.
Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes. By using this information you agree to be bound by the disclaimer. There's no guarantee that RegSweep will be completely removed from your computer. Seek professional help if your computer continues to experience problems.