Repair Registry 2008

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 4,256
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 5,618
First Seen: January 4, 2012
Last Seen: September 18, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

ESG security researchers warn against using the fake registry repair program Repair Registry 2008. This bogus computer optimization tool is designed to take over your computer system and pester you with fake error messages until you purchase a useless 'full version' of this malicious application. Repair Registry 2008 belongs to a category of malware known as rogue security programs. Rogue security programs impersonate anti-virus applications or, in this case, computer optimization tools in order to scam their victims so that they will pay for a useless product. ESG security analysts recommend not paying attention to Repair Registry 2008's claims and multiple fake error messages. Repair Registry 2008 should be removed with a reliable anti-malware tool and a full scan of your computer system should be carried out in order to ensure that malware associated with Repair Registry 2008 has not made its way into your hard drives.

Understanding the Repair Registry 2008 Scam

Rogue system optimization programs are the online equivalent of a scam that dishonest repairmen of all kinds have perpetrated for generations. Mainly, this scam involves creating problems with the victim's appliance and then charging the victim in order to solve the very problems that the con man created. It is the same case with Repair Registry 2008; this malicious program will create many problems on the infected computer and then pester the victim with constant messages that urge he/her to purchase a full copy of Repair Registry 2008 to fix the problems caused by Repair Registry 2008 in the first place. Some problems that Repair Registry 2008 creates on an infected computer include the following:

  • A computer infected with Repair Registry 2008 will become extremely slow and unstable, crashing or becoming 'stuck' frequently.
  • Repair Registry 2008 interferes with your computer's normal operations, blocking certain applications from launching and setting your files' status to 'hidden' so that it will seem that they have been deleted.
  • Repair Registry 2008 also interferes with your computer's online activity, preventing you from accessing the Internet normally and constantly directing you to Repair Registry 2008's malicious website.
  • The main problem associated with rogue security programs such as Repair Registry 2008 is a constant stream of fake error messages and system alerts, designed to cause inexperienced computer users to panic. Repair Registry 2008 makes dangerous changes to the Windows Registry that allow Repair Registry 2008 to display these fake error messages.

Registry Details

Repair Registry 2008 may create the following registry entry or registry entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Repair Registry 2008"


Repair Registry 2008 may call the following URLs:


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