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Tool for viewing recent modifications to the registry

Q: Tool for viewing recent modifications to the registry


I wonder what the best tool for Windows XP is for viewing recent (preferrably as specified by user) modifications to the registry, including hidden ones if that is possible?

Preferred Solution: Tool for viewing recent modifications to the registry

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Tool for viewing recent modifications to the registry


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I am running AdAware/AdWatch on Windows XP with IE6.
AdWatch is showing a continuous attempt to modify the registry. This is what the typical modification attempt log shows:
registry modification detected.

Ad-Watch event log
value: search page
new data:http://www.google.com

Is this connected to MS' Windows Live Page that comes up with the opening of IE6?
Any input or help on what is going will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

A:Ad-Watch showing continuous registry modifications

It looks like you had microsoft live search set as your search engine possibly when you installed a windows live component and then you installed something like google toolbar which wants to change it to google.

Did you approve or deny the change?

OR just turn off adwatch , make the change and turn it back on.

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I have been infected 2 days ago and Windows Update didn't work anymore (error code 80246008). So I have cleaned the corrupt files with MicrosoftFixit found on the Web.

Finally, I have got the BITS service working again with the following batch program wich calls himself the "BITS.reg" file :

sc create BITS binpath= "c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs" start= delayed-auto
regedit /s c:\Users\fab\Desktop\BITS.REG
net start bits
rmdir %windir%\softwaredistribution /s /q
regsvr32 /s wuaueng.dll
regsvr32 /s wuaueng1.dll
regsvr32 /s atl.dll
regsvr32 /s wups.dll
regsvr32 /s wups2.dll
regsvr32 /s wuweb.dll
regsvr32 /s wucltui.dll
net start wuauserv

I execute this bacth file as Administrator and the BITS key appears in registry with Windows Update working fine.

The issue is that the modifications in the registry base is not taken into account for the next startup of Windows 7 : I can't see anymore the BITS key and I have to run this bacth program every time there's a new startup of Windows 7.

Is it a problem of right persmissions on this Key ? Have I got to change the owner as Administrator ?

Here is the file BITS.reg :


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

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A:Problem for saving modifications of registry in next reboot

Hi, lets get this straight you open regedit and the Bits service is there (as you posted). Then you restart your computer and do not run the .Bat file if you open regedit the bits service is completely missing from the registry? OR is it that Bits is simply not running in services (automatic delayed start)? Is your user name fab?

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Lately whenever I view a video I get what appears to be a frames per second indicator in the upper right corner (usually purple or black). It didn't use to show this and I can't figure out what I may have done to turn it on. It happens with videos of different formats: .avi (usually xvid), .mpg, and .wmv. It doesn't seem to matter what software I use either. I've tried WMP, Media Player Classic, and Winamp- the only difference being some videos show the indicator in one player but not another, though most videos have the indicator with all the players.

Does anyone know how to turn it off? I've searched the player settings as well as the xvid codec settings (for the xvid videos) to no avail. the only multimedia related software I installed recently (upgraded from old versions actually) are Quicktime Alternative and Real Alternative, neither of which should affect other codecs than themselves.


A:Recent Problem with Viewing Media

Edit to above (new reply since editing disallowed): Whoops, I forgot I upgraded Winamp recently as well. I checked its options as well, and tried uninstalling it. I didn't find anything in the options, nor did uninstalling work.

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Here is the sequence I do. I work on a file in Word, I saved it. Then I want to email it to someone or upload to a website. When I open Explorer it just gives me an option called Recent Places which is a list of folders I have recently accessed. Then I have to remember (Word doesn't make that easy as it doesnt say at the top of every file the folder it is in like Word perfect wonderfully does) which folder I saved the file in. Is there anyway that I can set up Explorer so that a list of recently saved files, not just folders they are in? That would make things wonderfully easier and I wont have to go back and forth through a bunch of folders to find my file to email or upload. Thanks.

A:Viewing recent files in Explorer

Maybe a recent files list is what you're after?

If so, Right-Click the Task Bar and choose Properties
Choose the Start Menu tab and choose Customize
In the Window that opens, drill down to Recent Items and make sure that is Checked

Hope this is what you need!

Welcome to SF!

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Hello sevenforum,

I've already spend some time on this forum today but I can't find the solution to a particular registry problem I'm having.
While windows was uploading some updates yesterday, I cleaned my registry using Iolo's system mechanic tool and that's where the problems started. (I already read and understood your message: don't use those tools and stay out of your registry. A lesson I learned too late, unfortunately.)
My computer rebooted and after a couple of minutes I noticed the message: " failure configuring windows features reverting changes ". I managed to bypass this loop by running in safe mode and recover my computer to a restore point in the past.
This only worked partially: I get windows to run in normal mode but I get this message: "system failed while restoring the registry from the restore point. Restore point damaged or was deleted during restore". So it didn't restore but I can get into my windows now.

So I don't get the 'reverting change - loop' anymore, so I can access my computer but what's the mess? Well my computer is slow as hell.
Like mentioned above, I already looked around on this forum and wrote down what I already tried.
What I did so far:

1. in CMD: chkdsk /r /f
no problems found

2. in CMD: sfc/scannow
no problems found

3. Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery
this trick didn't solve my problem, although I really thought it would help.

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A:Registry problem after windows update and registry optimization tool

Hello adverley and welcome to Seven Forums.

I think you've tried most of the recommended ways to repair your computer. At this point you might consider a Repair Install. This should hopefully fix your currently installed Windows 7 and preserve your user accounts, data, programs, system drivers, etc. You would have to re-visit the Windows Update site and reinstall a whole bunch of updates.

Repair Install

Depending on how many updates you need to reinstall, I'd recommend turning off automatic updates and manually install just a few at a time (maybe 5 or 10.) If you need to reinstall SP1 I'd start with that first as it will take care of the first 50 - 100 updates. Reboot your computer. Then start installing the first group of 5 - 10. Keep track of the KB numbers. Start with the Critical/Important updates, then the Recommended, then the Optional. Reboot after installing each group. If any problems are noted you'll know which group of updates to uninstall. Try installing one at a time, rebooting after each one. They'll either all install correctly or you'll know which update is the problem. Leave it for last and continue with the next group. Yes, it's a lot slower doing it this way but when you're dealing with maybe 50 or more updates to be installed, this seems to work.

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I have the windows xps2 system that was tampered with by a hacker in the midst of a new antiviral update process....

I am able to use my system, but somehow this person was able to screw up access to all of my system enhancement files.....degfrag...clean...etc.etc.
I now use the EZ sofware but what good is it if I am having problems accessing the internet???

I have IE 6( the Latest) but I have to continually restart my local connection just to be able to browse my web pages????
My internet is working great, but I am only allowed to view with the browser for short periods of time before the error page(page cannot be displayed) shows up and everything else(,msn messenger , and other internet applications) work just fine...

If this sounds like something someone can help me with ...???

A:Windows Registry IE Viewing Problems.....

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Howdy. While working to fix something -- that had a much simpler solution, once I realized it -- while editing the Windows 7 registry I seem to have disabled the "recent items" functionality: the folder, I believe (assuming the Recent Items folder in the Start Menu simply picks up what's there). Right now, the Recent Items folder has nothing in it, and nothing goes into it, no matter what files or folders I open.

Might someone be able to provide a sense of what that related registry code should look like? Its values?

Or might there be a tool to reestablish those settings? (The Win 7 install disc can't perform that function, can it? Is there a "disc doctor" function in it?)
Many thanks!

A:Recent Items Settings in Win 7 Registry?


You're looking for a tool to revert those settings? Look no farther than Windows 7's built-in System Restore. Don't worry about losing your programs and the like; it allows you to scan for affected programs first.

Good luck!


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Recent Programs - Turn On or Off
I want to do this in a batch file. I've figured out the registry entry to change for disabling the documents, but not the programs.
I can't find this one anywhere, or any command to change it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Turn recent programs off via CMD or registry?

These steps are mentioned in article that you have shown::

Right click on the Start button and click on Properties.
To Turn Recent Programs Off
Uncheck the Store and display recently opened programs in the Start menu box.
Click on OK.


Open this::
Registry Home > Security > Start Menu and Taskbar > Documents and Folders

Open your registry and find the key below.

Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value called 'NoRecentDocsHistory' set the value to equal '1' to enable the restriction.

Exit your registry, you may need to restart for the changes to take effect.

User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
Value Name: NoRecentDocsHistory
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = disable restriction, 1 = enable restriction)

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I'm running 64 bit Windows 7.

A little while ago, I decided I did not want things to show up in my recent items list. This was when I was still using Vista.

I found a small registry change online, applied it, and poof, no more items showed up in the "Recent Items" list. Worked like a charm.

This morning I decided, on second thought, it would be useful to be able to reference a list of recent documents.

I have three registry back-ups saved, for October and November 2009. This is the timeframe I think I made this change in. But when I click on the back up registry file, it tries to open the file with notepad.exe and says "The filename, directory name or volume label syntax is incorrect."

Should I use regedit.exe to open these files instead? Or does anyone know the specific registry change I can make to get my "Recent Items" to start listing files again?

Third, is there a change I can make so that only certain file types show up in the Recent Items list? I only want Word and Excel file associations to appear, but not any videos. That was the original issue.


A:Solved: How to change registry to save documents in Recent Items List (Windows 7)

Figured it out!

HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Start_TrackDocs and set this REG_DWORD value to 1

This value was initially set to zero (0).

Made that change and poof!

This thread is closed.

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I am looking for a tool that will search your registry and clean out useless stuff. Programs that you have deleted and there are remnents still in your registry and I think I have heard of a program that will clean out the stuff that remains in the registry.

Any ideas would help.


A:Registry Tool

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Hi everyone.

i always install or remove lots of software, because of that i have problems with my registry, so i used programs to solve my problem.

i thought that you are the best partner for me to advising me to choose the best program, for fixing or repairing or rebuilding my registry.
so what is your suggestion?

thanks a lot.

A:best Registry Repair Tool

CCleaner is one of the best registry cleaner programs. If you do not know how Registry Cleaner works - you shouldn't be using it. Modifying registry keys incorrectly just leads to inoperable computer.

If you wish to take the risk, see CCleaner link below...
CCleaner ---> CCleaner - Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

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I have regestry problems Needing Registry Cleaned.

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Does anyone know a good free registry tool?

A:free registry tool

Backup your registry
if you are looking for a "registry cleaner" etc etc.....Don't  !!!
If you are having a particular problem which you think involves the registry......ask here about it.
Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons:
• Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.
The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system inoperable. For a more detailed explanation, read Understanding The Registry.
• Not all registry cleaners are created equal. There are a number of them available bu... Read more

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I actually saw this website listed while looking around another one called PC World Community trying to figure out what is wrong with mine. Anyway, they left this website address: http://forums.techguy.org/regi/54s ecurity but I can't seem to find it. It is supposed to lead me to a free download of PCTools Registry Mechanic which I was hoping might help me with some of my problems. I continuously get a windows System Doctor that tells me I have registry problems on a regular basis 3-4 times a day and I am always having to fix or ignore them and I don't know if I have done more harm than good. The above PC Tools was strongly suggested and said to be free and thought it would more useful than what I have been doing. I have WIndows XP SP2 (2003) If anyone can help me I would greatly appreciate it. I have been scrolling along the pages looking for the number 54 but thought this might be easier. Thank you in advance. Virginia.

A:Registry Tool Download

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I imagine a program that allows you to carry your registry entries with you and load them onto any windows OS/computer (that you have admin powers on). Optionally after the session you could update entries that were changed, and restore everything.

The most important things I could think of for my personal use would be...
- file type associations for portable software
- context menu entries for portable software
- adding whole software entries, for non-portable software

Well, does it exist? Is it feasible?
Even a tool that just allows mass changing of file type associations and context entries would be nice for me right now, it is very painful for me to manually do it.

PS - This is not directly related to windows 7, I guess it should support any windows OS.

A:[Portable registry] tool???

Here is a tool that will help with the file types:
FileTypesMan - Alternative to 'File Types' manager of Windows

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does that know a good free registry tool?

A:free registry tool

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Lately I am facing some very weird RunDLL32 errors while I am trying to run programs I need for work. Also some shortcuts are blank, and no longer point to correct application.

Here is image of screenshot I took: img718.imageshack.us/img718/3414/rundll.png

Some of my so-called tech friends have recommended me to install good antivirus with built-in firewall, which I already have (Kaspersky 2011) and get some good registry cleaner software.

Since I am a tech newbie, I've been checking many reviews like fixexe.com/best-5-registry-fix-and-repair-tools/ and most of them seem to recommend Registry Easy, or ACA Utilities.

I hope you guys can advise me what registry cleaner to choose, if choose at all?

Any help would be more than welcome!


Ann D

A:Is registry tool really must have software for me?

First of all, welcome to TechSpot.

There are several threads on registry cleaners and opinions on them differ.

For a sample of views, including mine, click below:

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I ran the free version of PC Tools Registry Mechanic? 2011, the report claims I have over 1200 registry errors. Can some one please recommend the best registry cleaning software for a non-techy type? Thanks so very much.

A:Need a registry cleaning tool recommendation

Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons:Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system inoperable. For a more detailed explanation, read Understanding The Registry.Not all registry cleaners are created equal. There are a number of them available but they do not all work entirely the same way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad entry". One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause problems when removed, another may not find the same entries, and still another may want to remove entries required for a program to work.Not all re... Read more

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i have used dexpot under w7 ,it's really a great software
i wanted to use under windows 10 pro ,even w10 support many virtual desktop but dexpot has many features and rules
it's full portable ,should be stealth ,no leave registry files and keyleft

i have used nirsoft regscanner 64bit and searched for dexpot

and i found these keys created by windows
may i know what tool do you use to delete many keys ? a safe tool , i wanted to delete only the dexpot keys

look to the keys .. i can export it


A:What tool to use to delete many registry keys at once?

I use "Registrar Registry Manager Free"

You can find for a text, select and delete all with just a right mouse click -> Delete registry keys and values...

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Under Windows 9x and ME, backing up the entire Windows Registry was a relatively simple task for which many free tools were available. PCMag had one called SaveReg2, a simple batch file that would back up the Win9x/ME registry (User.dat and System.dat) and save any quantity I liked and delete the oldest ones as it progressed.

The Windows 2000/XP Registries aren't that simple and I see no automated schedulers for backing up just the Registry--the whole registry.

I want a tool that will save the entire Registry on a schedule each day or once a week or month, depending on user preferences, save a user-specifiable quantity and, delete the oldest ones when that quantity is reached.

With spyware and adware becoming difficult-to-impossible to remove and as destructive to the OS as it has become, this seems an indespensible tool--if it is available anywhere.

Does anyone know of a tool that will do this?

A:Is there a tool to schedule Registry backups?

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i just downloaded "wise regisrty cleaner" from download.com and it picked up a lot of stuff that others missed. i like to think i keep a pretty clean sys but this was surprising. here is the link if your interested.


A:Solved: great registry tool

I ran this.
But didnt clear anything.
It did find a lot of things that said it was ok to delete.
Does anyone know if this is WISE? Get it?
Just wondering.
I wouldn't want to delete something in the registry that would not make the computer start back up....

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Title says it all. My computer keeps geting stick at the welcome screen

(My HOuse Braker Was going out and the comp got Turn On and Off like 6 times today the last time it keep geting stuck at welcome lol)

A:W7 Registry Repair Tool (What SHood i use)

Quote: Originally Posted by StonR

Title says it all. My computer keeps geting stick at the welcome screen

(My HOuse Braker Was going out and the comp got Turn On and Off like 6 times today the last time it keep geting stuck at welcome lol)

You might want to safe boot (F8) and see if you can get into windows.

Dont think that a reg cleaner is going to fix your problem but the one I use is ccleaner. It relatively safe and does clean out reg clutter


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i run winxp pro need to fix error 3012 & 3011. hoping my a registry fix will handle the problem. thx

A:Recommend a free registry fix tool

Try this...

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well i have NFS installed on the system and i m not able to uninstall it in any way, someone on this site suggested me to delete the folder and use a registry tool to delete the remaining registry entries. I have no knowledge about registries so can someone suggest me a good and safe registry editor as i dont want to mess this up. thanks

A:a good free registry tool

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Sometimes installed software makes change to registry without your knowledge, and it might be desirable if these changes can be known to find out which registry change correspond which software behavior change.

For this purpose a live monitor is need. Could Microsoft people recommend one here? Preferably, does
MS provide any?

A:Tool of Registry Change Monitoring

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Having problems with adobe, and suspect prbs with registry and/or incorrect dll's for 64 bit systems and office 2013. Many thanks. R.

A:What is the best registry cleanup tool for win7?

Which of Adobe's products are you having problems with?

Using software to "clean" the Registry can be dangerous due to it possibly deleting false positives. I recommend avoiding such things.

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Since my old computer died with the blue screen of death many times over, I have had, for about three weeks, a new small machine with Windows Vista built into it. While this Vista has a defragmenter (not as good as Auslogics from the limited tests I can make) and the usual disk cleaner, I seem to find it conspicious by its silence about cleaning the registry. I've searched through Google and have found a lot of pointers to registry tools, though a significant amount of the hype I've then pick up talks about 'Vista compatable,' whatever that many mean.

My question is, has anybody used and is happy with and can recommend a good registry cleaner?

Thank you all.

Herb Kugel

A:[SOLVED] Registry Tool for Vista


Please read this:

Sorry we cant help here.

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I need a free registry backup-restore tool.

A:Need a registry backup-restore tool


Originally Posted by imthe_one

I need a free registry backup-restore tool.

Erunt is my recommendation to you.

More Backup information here too.

kind regards,

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I have a computer that has a corrupt registry. SFC /SCANNOW will not run. Windows Update will not work, Error Code 80080005. I even took my computer to a professional, dispite being very good with computers. He came back with the same result I did, a complete re-install of Windows. If I want Windows Update or SFC /SCANNOW to work again. Everything else with the computer works fine.

My question is, is there any way to repair the Windows Registry without doing a re-install?
SFC /SCANNOW finds missing/corrupt Windows Files.

Why isn't there a tool that finds and finds missing/corrupt Registry entries and replaces them? The only thing we have is a registry cleaner, which removes entries. I need something that scans for missing entries.

If there is no tool like this, why not? Is it impossible to make?

A:A tool that checks for missing Registry Keys?

I think a tool like that would have to have an image of your specific setup prior to the corruption. Not all registries are the same.
However you can try a Repair Install but read the conditions in the Warning box.

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as the tittle states the registry console tool keeps asking for permission after i say yes R no it pops right back up leaving the lil admin warning on my task bar & if im not mistaken i got a few processors that i never before seen such as OrgcjkK.exe & there's 2 of them
i did a google search for it but nothing appears in the search location of the file
is it safe to remove it from my pc
exe that registry console tool keeps asking for permission to open is C:\Windows\system32\reg
it wants to add to the registry

A:registry cosole tool keeps asking for permission & maybe i got a virus

I can't find anything Googling either. Could you do a search using Windows Explorer and learn more about it?

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I'm still using Spybot 1.6.2 - only for TeaTimer, but its a resource hog. I do like it for monitoring the registry and such. Is there a free lightweight tool I can use to replace TeaTimer? Thx!!

I currently use for security:
Avast freeMalwarebytes AntispywareSpybot (for TeaTimer)Spywareblaster

A:Is there a tool like Spybot's TeaTimer to monitor registry and such?

Depends in what manner you wish to monitor the registry and what advantage you hope to gain.

e.g. Regshot compares two versions of the registry to report changes.
Sysinternals Procmon continuously monitors everything.

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Although I have always tried and keep up with various types of preventative maintenance on my PC... ie SCANDISC, DEFRAG, SPYBOT etc.... I have never even looked into cleaning up my registry.

Can someone reccomend a good, EASY registry tool. Preferably FREEWARE, if at all possible?

Thanks in advance


A:Can someone reccomend a good, EASY TO USE registry tool?

Always be careful :http://www.vtoy.fi/jv16/index.php

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Here's my story. I've just managed to change a systems boot letter from E:\ to C:\. The machine is working fine now, but all the programs that were installed are still looking in E:\ which no longer exsists. I've gone through and changed a few of these paths manually, but after an hour of that i realised it'll take far too long to do it this way.

What i'm looking for is a tool to look through the registry and replace all instances of "E:\" with "C:\". Does anyone know if such a product is available? It's be a great help.

Thanks in advance

A:Looking for registry tool for changing program paths

Good luck. This is going to turn out to be a real PITA, as I suspect you're finding out.

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Hi all,

Recently my computer has had some trouble installing updates. I ran the Windows Update Troubleshooter application, but it did not seem to work. It kept saying things about my computer, one of them constantly being "Fixed" was "Service registration is corrupt or missing. I tried a few methods to the error, but it didn't work.

The error I received when updating was error "800F0244" (Without quotations) As it was listed, it said it was an important update, it was labled as "Intel Corporation driver update for Intel(R) HD Graphics." Do you have any ways I could possibly fix this?

I am sorry, but I have another question.The reason why my registry may be corrupt is because during my attempts to fix the update, I found this things which modified the registry, but I didn't back it up.

If I can not fix this error about a corrupt registry, I was wondering if I could restore my computer using the Samsung recovery tool, and also restore the original computer registry from the beginning (I have a Samsung computer, by the way). I do not have any registry backups on the windows, "regedit.exe"

So back to my main question, can the Samsung Recovery Tool Restore the Original Computer Registry?

Thank you very much,


A:Can Samsung Recovery Tool Restore Registry?

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Hello, just wanted to say thanks first for you guys helping me out with this little bugger problem. Anyways, I cleaned the Security Tool virus in safe mode/networking (with Malwarebytes) and scanned again to have no infections. When I rebooted normally security tool seemed to have another spot for installation and popped back up. I'm assuming its somewhere in the registry but I'm not that savy with which ones to look for so thats where I'm asking for a little help. Anyways here is the hijack this log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:34:58 PM, on 1/25/2010Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18882)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\System32\Ctxfihlp.exeC:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\reader_sl.exeC:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exeC:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exeC:\Windows\SYSTEM32\CTXFISPI.EXEC:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Logishrd\KHAL2\KHALMNPR.EXEC:\Windows\system32\cmd.exeC:\Windows\System32\mobsync.exeC:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exeC:\Progr... Read more

A:Security Tool virus Registry problem?

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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Anyone know of a decent tool to edit the registry on a slaved (via IDE/USB/SATA) drive??
So I can scan them for spyware/malware?

A:Need A Tool For Editing Registry Info On A Slave Drive Pls.

Do you want a program that can run without windows running? Have you tried the Ultimate Boot Disk or BartPE? Once booted you can access the windows RegEdit form Run.Note this only works in W2000 and XP

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I think my computer has got virus.

1. I can't access Task Manager, getting message "Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator".

2. Can't find "Run" in the "Start Menu". I think this also has been disabled.

3. I noticed that a new folder with a name "New Folder" is getting created in each drives including removable drives if it is inserted.
Also when i place my cursor over that "New Folder" it shows that File Version:, File Size 105 KB.
If i click on that "New Folder", I get alert from Norton "New Folder.exe is trying to access DNS server"

4. Also lsass.exe (Location:c:\WINDOWS\lsass.exe) is trying again and again to change my home page of Internet explorer to http://quicknews.info/

Above are the problem that are noticed by me uptill now. there may be many more which i haven't come to know.
Please help me out in removing this virus.
I have already check one thred "Task Manager disabled, Run tool does not work"
hence sending you latest Hijack This log file

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:49:32 AM, on 7/31/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)

Running processes:
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symante... Read more

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A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to compromise a web server running Microsoft(r) Windows(r) 2000 and gain control over it. This tool, whose usage is described in Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 815021, can be used to apply a registry setting that blocks known exploits of this vulnerability. This tool should be used as a temporary workaround until the patch can be applied
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000

Windows 2000 Professional
Windows 2000 Server
Windows 2000 Advanced Server
Internet Information Server 5.0



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I opened Regedit recently and I fear I might have made some unwanted changes. Prior to that, I scanned my computer with Junkware Removal Tool and it created a registry backup like it does before any scan. Now I'd like to restore my registry. Where does Junkware Removal Tool save registry backups? 

A:Where does Junkware Removal Tool save registry backups?

Check this location:

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I downloaded Junkware removal tool to try to get rid of Trovi browser hijacker.  However, it quits running after creating a registry backup.  Has anyone else experienced this situation, and if so, were you able to resolve it?

A:Junkware Removal Tool quits after registry backup.

There have been a few reported instances to the developer where JRT would not run properly or users only saw a brief flash. Sometimes there isn't a clear explanation as to why without the developer having access to more specific information. Try running it in Safe Mode. If you still encounter a problem running JRT, you can ask the developer (thisisu) a question, report an issue or suggestion in this topic which he monitors for issues with JRT.

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i ran junkware removal tool and it deleted two registry keys. how can i restore these keys?
thank you all

A:junkware removal tool - how can i restore registry keys removed

The tool includes a program to restore the registry prior to use of JRT.
It can be found at C:\Users\[yourusername]\AppData\Local\Temp\jrt\tweaking.com_registry_backup_portable
Once in this folder, open TweakingRegistryBackup.exe
Click on the "Restore Registry" tab
Use the drop down arrow at "Select Backup to restore:" to find JRT's regback entry.
Then click the Restore Now button at the bottom left of the program.

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Hello All,

Seasons Greetings!

A quick question: When I type 'reg' in the start menu a picture of a file appears with the name 'reg' at the side.

When I hover over the application is described as the Registry Console Tool.

Whether I then:

- click to open it
- right click and choose open
- right click and choose open as administrator

The command window always flashes open and disappears immediately! Does anyone please know why the console does not stay open?

A:Start Menu/File Description: Registry Console Tool

The below screenshot is the output of that command. The reason it disappears straightaway, is because the command runs, throws the below error, and then quits.

the Registry Console Tool is basically what runs when you run those bat files to modify your registry for some reason. Reg by itself doesn't do anything.

May I ask what you are trying to do? You can seriously mess up your computer by messing with the registry, perhaps we can point you to an easier way to accomplish whatever it is you are trying to, or at least tell you whether it's safe.

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I have a prompt to supply Admin password to allow Program Name - Registry Console Tool from Verified Publisher - Microsoft Window with File Origin - Hard drive on this computer. When I click No, it just pops right back up. I'm concerned it is a virus. Anyone know how I can make it go away? Or should I supply the Admin password and let it update?

A:Windows 7 Home Registry Console Tool Prompt - Virus?

Can you put a screenshot of the popup here? Make sure the full file path is visible (expand the UAC dialog with the lower button).

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Please help!

I have 5 users in my computer and one got infected with system tool 2011 rogue,I thought I cleaned it but I was getting all kinds of pop-ups for scanning products and the browser was redirected. Now,I can not connect to the internet with that user.

I tried another user and I could connect to the internet but I got another pop-up and a redirection to some weird web site.

I'm not computer savvy but I was wondering if I need to fix every user separately or fixing one will do the trick. I need your help getting rid of this virus or rogue.


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Hello all,

This is my first time joining a tech support forum because this issue has become THAT much of a nuisance to me. I had to uninstall World of Warcraft when the new game patch came out and when I tried to reinstall it, it was always unable to do so. I ran it on different profiles, ran as administrator, ran in safe mode, still nothing. So WoW tech support told me to run a memory scan and a registry cleaner. Memory checked out okay, registry cleaner found a few problems... but after I ran registry cleaner now whenever I log on to my profile(just mine), two windows pop up at the beginning multiple times. One says registry console tool isn't working(something like that)" and the other says " reg.exe has failed to initialize properly.
The hard part about is everything on the computer seems to be working fine... applications.. internet... everything... so I thought it was just the WoW disc. But then I tried to install discs for a japanese language program and it couldn't install either! And while it was opening the disc;s setup I got those two error messages again. Toshiba tech support says I will need to get the boot disc that came with the computer and restore factory settings because the file is corrupted, but I'm looking for any other way to do it that doesn't involve me paying for the disc, shipping and handling, tech support, blah blah blah... anyone got any ideas?

A:Vista: Help!!! Cannot install any new software (registry console tool error)

You should have a recovery partition. Boot-up and press the F10 key.

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