What is Zolta Registry Cleaner?
Zolta Registry Cleaner could be a mistaken choice if you are looking for a reliable registry cleaner application. Unfortunately, our malware specialists have found that this software functions quite questionably. Due to the question marks it has raised, this tool has been categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Since the reports this program displays may not be believable, this renders it practically useless, we do not think that you should keep this PUP on your computer. Not only does it use some unnecessary hard drive space, but this application might also pose an indirect threat to your system security. This PUP may not even be your only issue. It is quite possible that this software enters your computer bundled with malicious software installers. This can cause multiple security issues for you and your computer. That is why we believe that you should remove Zolta Registry Cleaner from your PC. But in order to restore the previous security level of your virtual reality, you will have to tackle all malware infections and PUPs on your computer. Please continue reading if you want to learn more about this infection and ways to protect your computer from similar issues.
Where does Zolta Registry Cleaner come from?
To be quite frank, zoltapro.com, i.e., the official web page of this PUP does not strike you as a professional site. On the contrary, this page looks rather basic with low quality and pixely graphics. To some users this would be enough to close the tab or redirect from this page right away in an endeavor to find a decent and reliable tool. Another even more serious issue with this promotional page is that clicking on the “Download Now” button will not get you anywhere. In other words, you cannot download this application since the creators of this page “forgot” to write the necessary program code for the button to function. Would you use an online shop, for example, where the “Add to cart” button does not work? This is a serious problem with regard to this PUP because it questions it distribution method, i.e., how it is possible then that users complain about this software showing up on their computers.
The sad truth is that this PUP is mainly distributed in bundles. However, these bundles may contain several malware infections, such as adware programs, browser hijackers, and more PUPs. Such installers are usually hosted on unreliable file-sharing websites and pages that have something to do with online piracy in any way. Avoiding landing on such sites can lower the risk of infecting your computer with malware. Clicking on third-party content is never a good idea as it always holds certain risks for you. These pages are like a landmine field. You cannot really know where it is safe to click and where it is not, if the page is totally unfamiliar to you. Therefore, we advise you to always use reputable sources to download any free product, whether it is a program or a movie. If there is a chance that you have visited such pages lately, we believe that you should delete Zolta Registry Cleaner and then check your system for other applications that may pose a threat to your PC.
How does Zolta Registry Cleaner work?
Our specialists have discovered that this program can autostart with Windows; therefore, every time you restart your computer, this PUP will be run. It seems however that the registry scans it performs may not be reliable. It appears that this application may display made-up results to manipulate you into calling a provided telephone number (1-844-780-6726). As a matter of fact, this PUP uses a very convincing form of persuasion called the blue screen of death. BSODs are probably the most feared screens users can encounter while using a computer. The screen used by this PUP may inform you about a problem that triggered a Windows shut down. It may give you some advice regarding what you could do now. And, of course, the “magical” technical support number at the bottom that you are supposed to call if you want to save your computer. However, we do not advise you to call that number. The reason is that you cannot know who is on the other side of the line. It might be a schemer posing as a certified technical support person. But instead of helping you solve your problem, he may try to sell you a useless product or trick you into disclosing personally identifiable information. In any case, we believe that it might be dangerous to engage with potential criminals over the phone.
It is also possible that this application starts to inject ads through your browsers, including pop-up and pop-under ads as well as search ads, as it is disclosed in its EULA. Clicking on these third-party ads may also be risky as you may get redirected to malicious websites run by cyber criminals. All in all, you should really think twice if you want to keep this PUP on your computer or not. We believe that you should remove Zolta Registry Cleaner if you care about the safety of your PC.
How can I remove Zolta Registry Cleaner?
Fortunately, this PUP has a more or less working uninstaller. This means that you can run this uninstaller through Control Panel, but it may leave some folders and files on board. To be more specific, the following may remain on your system: %PROGRAMFILES%\Zolta, %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Zolta (64-bit only!), and %WINDIR%\MyTrayApp.exe. Therefore, it is safer if you remove these after running the uninstaller. You have two main options if you want to take the fate of this questionable application into your own hands. First, you can do what we have just described, i.e., run the uninstaller through Control Panel. Second, you can go all manual and remove all folders, files, and registry keys this program created on your system. The latter option obviously requires a more experienced computer user because of the potential risks of making a mistake in the Windows Registry, which might result in damage to the operating system. Please follow our instructions below carefully for best results. But, even if you manage to eliminate all components of this infection, you may still have other malicious programs on your computer. Unless you take care of all these security threats, your computer will not be secure again.
You can try to identify some of the malware infections through the list of installed programs in Control Panel or the list of extensions in your browsers. Please use our search box at the top to find descriptions and instructions for the potential threats or suspicious programs. You can also run a Google search on them if you cannot find information on our site. However, it would be much more efficient if you ran a free online malware scanner when it comes to detecting threats. As for the elimination of all infections and the protection of your PC, we would suggest that you use a reliable malware removal application.
Remove Zolta Registry Cleaner from Windows
Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10
- Press Win+Q and type in Uninstall a program. Hit Enter.
- Select the application and press Uninstall.
Windows Vista and Windows 7
- Open the Start menu and pick Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Select the application and press Uninstall.
- Access the Start menu and select Control Panel.
- Open Add or Remove Programs.
- Select the application and press Remove.
- Tap Win+E to launch File Explorer.
- Find these folders and remove them:
%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Zolta (64-bit only!)
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Zolta
- Find %WINDIR% and remove these files: bs1.exe, HardwareInformation.exe, Mint.exe, MyTrayApp.exe, sc.bat, Wimboldon.exe, and winupd.exe
- Remove the desktop icon (Zolta.lnk)
- Tap Win+Q and enter regedit. Press the Enter key.
- Find these registry keys and delete them:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\Zolta.exe (64-bit only!)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Zolta (64-bit only!)
- Find this registry value name and delete it (64-bit only!):
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\popup (value data:"C:\windows\MyTrayApp.exe")
- Exit the editor.
- Reboot your operating system.
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