PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry

Short bio

PerfectRegistry GUI

GUI of PerfectRegistry

                            

Symptoms

Scheduled Tasks

Scheduled Tasks for PerferctRegistry

[caption id="attachment_21638" align="aligncenter" width="108"]PerfectRegistry icon

icons PerfectRegistry

[caption id="attachment_21640" align="aligncenter" width="731"]listed software

PerfectRegistry entry in list of installed Programs

Type and source of infection

perfectregistry website

Raxco website advertising PerfectRegistry

Protection

PerfectRegistry protection

Malwarebytes blocks the PerfectRegsitry installer

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove this potentially unwanted application without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click MBSetup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen.
  4. Click on the Get started button.
  5. Click Scan to start a Threat Scan.
  6. Click Quarantine to remove the found threats.
  7. Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.

Malwarebytes removal log

The Malwarebytes removal log will look similar to this: Malwarebytes log:

Malwarebytes
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-Log Details- Scan Date: 2/14/18 Scan Time: 9:19 AM Log File: c47a3d42-115f-11e8-9439-080027750297.json Administrator: Yes

-Software Information- Version: 3.3.1.2183 Components Version: 1.0.262 Update Package Version: 1.0.3948 License: Premium

-System Information- OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 CPU: x64 File System: NTFS User: {computername}\{username}

-Scan Summary- Scan Type: Threat Scan Result: Completed Objects Scanned: 242410 Threats Detected: 62 Threats Quarantined: 61 Time Elapsed: 2 min, 24 sec

-Scan Options- Memory: Enabled Startup: Enabled Filesystem: Enabled Archives: Enabled Rootkits: Disabled Heuristics: Enabled PUP: Detect PUM: Detect

-Scan Details- Process: 1 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, C:\Program Files (x86)\Raxco\PerfectRegistry\PerfectRegistry.exe, Quarantined, [1013], [395661],1.0.3948

Module: 4 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, C:\Program Files (x86)\Raxco\PerfectRegistry\isxdl.dll, Quarantined, [1013], [395661],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, C:\Program Files (x86)\Raxco\PerfectRegistry\PerfectRegistry.exe, Quarantined, [1013], [395661],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, C:\Program Files (x86)\Raxco\PerfectRegistry\RegCleanPro.dll, Quarantined, [1013], [395661],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, C:\Program Files (x86)\Raxco\PerfectRegistry\xmllite.dll, Quarantined, [1013], [395661],1.0.3948

Registry Key: 12 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TREE\PerfectRegistry, Quarantined, [1013], [395664],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TASKS\{20E5E4B6-666E-4527-A04A-824F3CC589A2}, Quarantined, [1013], [395664],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\LOGON\{20E5E4B6-666E-4527-A04A-824F3CC589A2}, Quarantined, [1013], [395664],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TREE\PerfectRegistry_DEFAULT, Quarantined, [1013], [395664],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TASKS\{099B320F-06C7-477E-B862-1C05011E2A85}, Quarantined, [1013], [395664],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\PLAIN\{099B320F-06C7-477E-B862-1C05011E2A85}, Quarantined, [1013], [395664],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TREE\PerfectRegistry_UPDATES, Quarantined, [1013], [395664],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TASKS\{D1A5B052-CF3A-4C42-B8E4-EE4211AE6A5A}, Quarantined, [1013], [395664],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\PLAIN\{D1A5B052-CF3A-4C42-B8E4-EE4211AE6A5A}, Quarantined, [1013], [395664],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\PerfectRegistry_is1, Quarantined, [1013], [395661],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, HKCU\SOFTWARE\RAXCO\PerfectRegistry, Quarantined, [1013], [395667],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\RAXCO\PerfectRegistry, Quarantined, [1013], [396319],1.0.3948

Registry Value: 0 (No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0 (No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0 (No malicious items detected)

Folder: 3 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\RAXCO\PERFECTREGISTRY, Quarantined, [1013], [395661],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, C:\PROGRAMDATA\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\START MENU\PROGRAMS\RAXCO\PERFECTREGISTRY, Quarantined, [1013], [395662],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\RAXCO\PERFECTREGISTRY, Removal Failed, [1013], [396318],1.0.3948

File: 42 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, C:\USERS\PUBLIC\DESKTOP\PERFECTREGISTRY.LNK, Quarantined, [1013], [395663],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, C:\WINDOWS\TASKS\PerfectRegistry_DEFAULT.job, Quarantined, [1013], [395665],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, C:\WINDOWS\TASKS\PerfectRegistry_UPDATES.job, Quarantined, [1013], [395665],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.SysTweak, C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ROBOOT64.EXE, Quarantined, [217], [395666],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\TASKS\PerfectRegistry, Quarantined, [1013], [395664],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\TASKS\PerfectRegistry_DEFAULT, Quarantined, [1013], [395664],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\TASKS\PerfectRegistry_UPDATES, Quarantined, [1013], [395664],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, C:\Program Files (x86)\Raxco\PerfectRegistry\Chinese_rcp.ini, Quarantined, [1013], [395661],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, C:\Program Files (x86)\Raxco\PerfectRegistry\CleanSchedule.exe, Quarantined, [1013], [395661],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, C:\Program Files (x86)\Raxco\PerfectRegistry\Danish_rcp.ini, Quarantined, [1013], [395661],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, C:\Program Files (x86)\Raxco\PerfectRegistry\Dutch_rcp.ini, Quarantined, [1013], [395661],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, C:\Program Files (x86)\Raxco\PerfectRegistry\eng_rcp.ini, Quarantined, [1013], [395661],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, C:\Program Files (x86)\Raxco\PerfectRegistry\Finnish_rcp_fi.ini, Quarantined, [1013], [395661],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, C:\Program Files (x86)\Raxco\PerfectRegistry\French_rcp.ini, Quarantined, [1013], [395661],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, C:\Program Files (x86)\Raxco\PerfectRegistry\German_rcp.ini, Quarantined, [1013], [395661],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, C:\Program Files (x86)\Raxco\PerfectRegistry\greek_rcp_el.ini, Quarantined, [1013], [395661],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, C:\Program Files (x86)\Raxco\PerfectRegistry\install_left_image.bmp, Quarantined, [1013], [395661],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, C:\Program Files (x86)\Raxco\PerfectRegistry\isxdl.dll, Quarantined, [1013], [395661],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, C:\Program Files (x86)\Raxco\PerfectRegistry\Italian_rcp.ini, Quarantined, [1013], [395661],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, C:\Program Files (x86)\Raxco\PerfectRegistry\Japanese_rcp.ini, Quarantined, [1013], [395661],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, C:\Program Files (x86)\Raxco\PerfectRegistry\korean_rcp_ko.ini, Quarantined, [1013], [395661],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, C:\Program Files (x86)\Raxco\PerfectRegistry\Norwegian_rcp.ini, Quarantined, [1013], [395661],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, C:\Program Files (x86)\Raxco\PerfectRegistry\PerfectRegistry.exe, Quarantined, [1013], [395661],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, C:\Program Files (x86)\Raxco\PerfectRegistry\polish_rcp_pl.ini, Quarantined, [1013], [395661],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, C:\Program Files (x86)\Raxco\PerfectRegistry\portugese_rcp_pt.ini, Quarantined, [1013], [395661],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, C:\Program Files (x86)\Raxco\PerfectRegistry\Portuguese_rcp.ini, Quarantined, [1013], [395661],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, C:\Program Files (x86)\Raxco\PerfectRegistry\PRUninstall.exe, Quarantined, [1013], [395661],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, C:\Program Files (x86)\Raxco\PerfectRegistry\RegCleanPro.dll, Quarantined, [1013], [395661],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, C:\Program Files (x86)\Raxco\PerfectRegistry\russian_rcp_ru.ini, Quarantined, [1013], [395661],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, C:\Program Files (x86)\Raxco\PerfectRegistry\Spanish_rcp.ini, Quarantined, [1013], [395661],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, C:\Program Files (x86)\Raxco\PerfectRegistry\Swedish_rcp.ini, Quarantined, [1013], [395661],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, C:\Program Files (x86)\Raxco\PerfectRegistry\TraditionalCn_rcp_zh-tw.ini, Quarantined, [1013], [395661],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, C:\Program Files (x86)\Raxco\PerfectRegistry\turkish_rcp_tr.ini, Quarantined, [1013], [395661],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, C:\Program Files (x86)\Raxco\PerfectRegistry\unins000.dat, Quarantined, [1013], [395661],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, C:\Program Files (x86)\Raxco\PerfectRegistry\unins000.exe, Quarantined, [1013], [395661],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, C:\Program Files (x86)\Raxco\PerfectRegistry\unins000.msg, Quarantined, [1013], [395661],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, C:\Program Files (x86)\Raxco\PerfectRegistry\xmllite.dll, Quarantined, [1013], [395661],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Raxco\PerfectRegistry\PerfectRegistry.lnk, Quarantined, [1013], [395662],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Raxco\PerfectRegistry\Uninstall PerfectRegistry.lnk, Quarantined, [1013], [395662],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Raxco\PerfectRegistry\log_02-14-2018.log, Quarantined, [1013], [396318],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Raxco\PerfectRegistry\results.rcp, Quarantined, [1013], [396318],1.0.3948 PUP.Optional.PerfectRegistry, C:\USERS\{username}\DESKTOP\PRSETUP.EXE, Quarantined, [1013], [395680],1.0.3948

Physical Sector: 0 (No malicious items detected)

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Add an exclusion

Should users wish to keep this program and exclude it from being detected in future scans, they can add the program to the exclusions list. Here’s how to do it.

  • Open Malwarebytes for Windows.
  • Click the Detection History
  • Click the Allow List
  • To add an item to the Allow List, click Add.
  • Select the exclusion type Allow a file or folder and use the Select a folder button to select the main folder for the software that you wish to keep.
  • Repeat this for any secondary files or folder(s) that belong to the software.
If you want to allow the program to connect to the Internet, for example to fetch updates, also add an exclusion of the type Allow an application to connect to the internet and use the Browse button to select the file you wish to grant access.

Traces/IOCs

Possible entries in a FRST log

(Raxco Software, Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Raxco\PerfectRegistry\PerfectRegistry.exe C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\PerfectRegistry C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\PerfectRegistry_UPDATES C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\PerfectRegistry_DEFAULT C:\Users\Public\Desktop\PerfectRegistry.lnk C:\Windows\Tasks\PerfectRegistry_UPDATES.job C:\Windows\Tasks\PerfectRegistry_DEFAULT.job C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Raxco C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Raxco C:\Program Files (x86)\Raxco (Raxco Software, Inc) C:\Windows\system32\roboot64.exe

PerfectRegistry (HKLM-x32\...\PerfectRegistry_is1) (Version: 2.0 - Raxco Software Inc) Task: {099B320F-06C7-477E-B862-1C05011E2A85} - System32\Tasks\PerfectRegistry_DEFAULT => C:\Program Files (x86)\Raxco\PerfectRegistry\PerfectRegistry.exe [2015-07-16] (Raxco Software, Inc.) Task: {20E5E4B6-666E-4527-A04A-824F3CC589A2} - System32\Tasks\PerfectRegistry => C:\Program Files (x86)\Raxco\PerfectRegistry\PerfectRegistry.exe [2015-07-16] (Raxco Software, Inc.) Task: {D1A5B052-CF3A-4C42-B8E4-EE4211AE6A5A} - System32\Tasks\PerfectRegistry_UPDATES => C:\Program Files (x86)\Raxco\PerfectRegistry\PerfectRegistry.exe [2015-07-16] (Raxco Software, Inc.) Task: C:\Windows\Tasks\PerfectRegistry_DEFAULT.job => C:\Program Files (x86)\Raxco\PerfectRegistry\PerfectRegistry.exe Task: C:\Windows\Tasks\PerfectRegistry_UPDATES.job => C:\Program Files (x86)\Raxco\PerfectRegistry\PerfectRegistry.exe

Files: PerfectRegistry.exe, roboot64.exe Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Raxco\PerfectRegistry Domain: raxco.com

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