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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Best Guides to Delete HKU\S-1-5-18\SOFTWARE Potentially Unwanted Program(PUP)

HKU\S-1-5-18\SOFTWARE can be listed as an PUP(potentially unwanted program) that can be risky and dangerous to your computer system. In general, it comes bundling with free downloads or shareware from the Internet. If you want to avoid the installation of this threat, you have to choose Advanced or Custom Installation process and check every step carefully to unmark unwanted programs. Also, dangerous website or common website that are hijacked by hackers are the passing ways of this threat. What' more, if you have clicked or opened strange emails or used infected removable devices.

What harm will HKU\S-1-5-18\SOFTWARE bring to your PC?

It may bring a lot of junk files to your computer and eat up your system resources. What's more, it can alter and delete your system files and make chaos in your computer. Malicious codes may be injected into your PC to make a mess. As a result, your system is degraded and you have to take a long time to load a program or connect to the Internet. Therefore it is urgent to get rid of HKU\S-1-5-18\SOFTWARE from your PC.

HKU\S-1-5-18\SOFTWARE Removal Guide

Guide 1: To manually delete all its related items like the steps showed below

a: Get into the safe mode with networking

<Restart your computer. As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, tap "F8" key constantly. Use the arrow keys to highlight the "Safe Mode with Networking" option, and then press ENTER>

b: Stop all the related processes of HKU\S-1-5-18\SOFTWARE

Press Ctrl+Alt+Del together to open Task Manager -> click on processes and tick Processes from all users box -> click on End Process to end all processes 

c: Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options.

When Folder Options window opens, click on its View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then press OK.

d: Delete all the related registry entries 

Press Windows+R to launch Run…-> type Regedit into Open box and click OK to open Registry Editor-> find out all registry entries above and delete them

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "HKU\S-1-5-18\SOFTWARE " = "%AppData%\<random>.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "HKU\S-1-5-18\SOFTWARE " = "%AppData%\<random>.exe"

e: Remove infected files  


C:\Program Files\<random>

Guide 2: To safely and automatically uninstall it with SpyHunter

SpyHunter is a world-famous real-time malware protection and removal tool, which is designed to detect , remove and protect your PC from the latest malware attacks, such as Trojans, worms, rootkits, rogue viruses, browser hijacker, ransomware, adware, key-loggers, and so forth. To keep SpyHunter Anti-malware on your computer is an important way to protect your computer in a good condition. Please find the instruction as follow.

Step 1: Click the icon to download SpyHunter.

Step 2: Click to Run the file.

Step 3: After installation, click Start New Scan to find out potential threats.

Step 4: Select All and Remove all reported threat.


Guide to download RegCure Pro to optimize PC 

If you are still worried about the left over of HKU\S-1-5-18\SOFTWARE and want to clean all the unwanted registry entries,  it is recommended to use RegCure Pro. RegCure Pro is packed with the tools you need to boost your PC’s speed and performance. Featuring an intuitive interface and easy-to-use work flow, RegCure Pro scans common problem areas – and quickly and safely fixes them. As well, it has several tools and features to address other performance and computing issues.

Step 1. Install and launch RegCure Pro on your PC.

Step 2.  Click "Yes" to download and install RegCure Pro.


Step 3. Click "Next" to continue.

Step 4. RegCure Pro will open automatically on your screen.

RegCure Pro

 Step 5. RegCure Pro is scanning your PC for error.

 RegCure Pro2

Step 6. After scanning, choose the issues you want to fix. 


Conclution: Manual removal HKU\S-1-5-18\SOFTWARE is a very complex and difficult process. If you don’t have sufficient expertise in dealing with the manual removal, Install Spyhunter can be your better choice. It is capable of auto-detecting and removing viruses. You can also Download RegCure Pro to help you remove unneeded registry files and optimize the computer.

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