Effective security program like Microsoft Defender Antivirus is able to detect websites, programs, and codes that publish misleading claims regarding the security status of the computer. One such threat is identified as Misleading:Win32/RegCure. Other antivirus programs are also capable of detecting this threat, but the name or alias given may be different.


When Misleading:Win32/RegCure is detected on the computer, it means that a program, codes, script, or website is trying to deceive the user with phony claims. It may assert that a virus infection is currently present on the system. Additionally, Misleading:Win32/RegCure could also produce a misleading alert about issues on files, registry entries, and hacking activities. As mentioned, this virus aims to deceive the computer users and the detection do not really exists.

How to remove Misleading:Win32/RegCure?

In the case that computer users fall into the misleading trick of this virus, they may end-up executing the recommendations of the attackers that may cause more harm. As such, we highly recommend the immediate removal of Misleading:Win32/RegCure using the following tools:

  • Combo Cleaner for Windows
    This software combines both antivirus and system optimization features. The special method it uses to combat computer viruses and maintaining the health of the system is the selling point of this program.
  • Windows Defender/Windows Security (Windows 8 and 10/11)
    This built-in security software for Windows provides the latest antivirus protection. Because the program is integrated in the system, it runs immediately and begins protecting the computer the moment that Windows starts.
  • Microsoft Security Essentials (Windows 7 and Vista)
    Users of Microsoft Windows Vista or older versions can freely scan the computer for viruses and malware using this efficient security application.

The virus scan should be run in full mode. This is the best method to detect Misleading:Win32/RegCure or any relevant viruses from the computer. We also suggest running a full scan after disabling the System Restore to avoid reinstating the virus just in case that this feature is compromised.


The instructions for removing Misleading:Win32/RegCure will require the computer to restart and run in Safe Mode; as such, you may not be able to access this guide during the process. We recommend Printing this procedure or viewing this page on another device.

1. Before running any virus scan, please make sure to disable System Restore on your Windows system.

Image of Disabling System Protection

2. Next, we need to start Windows in Safe Mode with Networking. This will prevent the malicious code from running.

Image of Startup Settings

3. After booting up the computer in Safe Mode with Networking, please download and scan the computer with the recommended anti-virus program as stated above.

CC for Windows Start Scan

4. There is no harm in checking the computer with multiple virus scanners to ensure that Misleading:Win32/RegCure is completely eliminated.

For more help

Misleading:Win32/RegCure count as one of the so many virus that produces tricky ways to deceive the computer users. Other variants of it is listed under the Misleading threats category.

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