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How to clean ddayy.exe references in registry?

Q: How to clean ddayy.exe references in registry?

I just cleaned some nasty viruses off my machine, but every time I boot up I get an error message telling me that it cannot find C:\windows\system32\ddayy.exe, and that I should remove references to it in the registry. I ran the registry search tool looking for ddayy.exe and got the following:

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]


[HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1397865392-4000231507-2547351323-1006\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]

[HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]

How do I keep the computer from posting these messages every time I boot up? What is ddayy.exe anyway? Thank you for any help you can offer.

Preferred Solution: How to clean ddayy.exe references in 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.

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A: How to clean ddayy.exe references in registry?

Hi D. Scott and welcome to TSF !

Please follow the "HJT - 5 steps against malware" link in my sig. Read the instructions there carefully and post your final logs in a new thread in the HijackThis section. Our security analysts will review them and tell you what to do to get rid of these messages for good. Be patient as the HijackThis section is very busy and it may take several days before you get an answer.

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 3:55:55 PM, on 4/11/2007Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exeC:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINNT\system32\services.exeC:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Compaq\Compaq Management Agents\cpqalert.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Compaq\COMPAQ~1\CPQWEB~1\WebDmi.exeC:\WINNT\system32\DWRCS.EXEC:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exeC:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exeC:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exeC:\WINNT\System32\mnmsrvc.exeC:\notes7\ntmulti.exeC:\ODI\Ostore\bin\oscmgr6.exeC:\ODI\Ostore\bin\osserver.exeC:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exeC:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exeC:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exeC:\Program Files\Compaq\Compaq Management Agents\Dmi\Win32\bin\Win32sl.exeC:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Compaq\COMPAQ~1\cpqdmi.exeC:\WINNT\... Read more

A:Clean Vbs Solow Virus From Windows Registry And Fixed The Registry Like Before Infected

Hi Jarakal,

If you still need help please post a fresh HijackThis log and I'll be happy to look at it for you.

Thanks for your patience.

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Hopefully someone can help with this nasty virus I got from the net. It came from some music tablature site.

It has disabled my access to control panel. Control panel Icon is gone, and I get a message that says: This operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator.

I loaded CA security, and it immediately disabled that.

I know that ddayy.exe and ddayy.dll are in there (in c:\windows\system32) I have use remove on boot and they keep coming back.

Internet is disabled and I canít get into setting because it says I donít have rights, just like when I try to get into control panel.

The computer keeps trying to connect to the internet to run its multiple popups that started this whole mess.

SUPERANTISPYWARE keeps finding many problems and says it corrects them, but then they come back right away, without even having to reboot.

Refresh in explorer doesnít seem to work. I create a file with a command prompt, and it is there but explorer doesnít show it.


HiJackThis.log below:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:23:13 AM, on 1/10/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Ahead\I... Read more

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well Im trying to clean out all files from a program called Prevx1.I have uninstalled it but there are still hidden files in my registry that wont go away.I just want to delete everything of that program from my computer.What can I do?

A:Help me clean my registry please

Hi..Deleting entries in the registry should be done with caution..
Click start>run type..regedit..
Click on..Registry tab..and click on Export registry file..save existing file in documents..then click on...
Scroll down to software..click on software...highlight program..click edit>delete..
Software..highlight program..edit>delete..
Software..(maybe your name)..highlight program..edit>delete..
There may be other entries for that program..same applies...

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Like a dumbie i had frostwire on my machine...I uninstalled this software but want to make sure it is out of my reg.....how can I make sure it is gone or do you know the items i need to remove.

A:Registry Clean

Get jv powertools and do a keyword scan using frostwire or whatever you think revelant and delte those keys.

EDIT: As with any registry work - backup your registry before doing anything else. That way, should things go bad, you'll have a backup to work from.

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I am using TuneUp Utilities 2012, and have detected a lot of enteries (257) from McAfee. The install failed, and there is a very long story why I am unable to get a clean install which is provided free from my internet provider. My question is, "is there a way to bulk delete the enteries". I have to admit that the answer is probably "no" because one should really delete the Key heading and all sub keys, not just the key found using the search function. (I searched for McAfee)
Any suggestions for and easier way to clean up besides deleting each of the 257 enteries one at a time?
Best of the day to all the great folks at TGS

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3045 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) Q965/Q963 Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305234 MB, Free - 82481 MB; D: Total - 953634 MB, Free - 259085 MB; E: Total - 305242 MB, Free - 289092 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, DQ965GF
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

A:Registry Clean UP

Advice here at TSG is to stay away from reg cleanup progs.
This from TSG library: http://library.techguy.org/wiki/Registry_Cleaners
"Registry cleaners, though called vital tools by companies that create them, are unnecessary and potentially dangerous programs.

From Elvandil:
There is no reason to ever clean the registry. It doesn't make the system faster and only risks damage. It's like Russian Roulette with no prize for not losing.
Search for "reg cleaners" or "registry cleaners" in the forum and see what you find. Better yet, do a web search for "I used a registry cleaner".
Relying on an automated process to delete things from such a fragile place as the registry isn't the best idea. We get lots of redo's on systems because people, as soon as we leave, install ALL SORTS of registry cleaners and do so much damage that they are back in the shop.
Windows uses a binary search when looking up keys, which means that even to look up a key in 4.2 billion keys it needs to look at maximally 32 keys. It isn't going to make the slightest bit of difference if there are a half-million obsolete keys present.
Then, there are the registry repair programs. Those people should be shot. If you look at the proposed "fixes" in some piece of junk like WinDoctor, you will find that over 90% of the "fixes" the program plans to make are wrong. They are in... Read more

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ive noticed my computer has been running a little slower lately, and a friend said its probably because of my registry. He said I should get it cleaned out, but I haven't got a clue how to do that. I downloaded Registry Mechanic, but I'm not that convinced I'd know what I was doing! Is there an easier way to clean out any un-needed entries?

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Need to clean my registry

The registry entries will not slow down your computer. It may take a few milliseconds longer to load the registry during boot up , but what are milliseconds?
The big danger with registry mechanic and these other registry cleaners is that they all work with databases of collected and submitted "correct " entries. They ask manufacturers to submit the registry entries their software will add, and the dll files they will install etc. Then they scan your computer and compare the detected software to the registry entries and dll files they find. This is where the big problems arise. When they find an entry that does not match what they expect, they call it a registry error. The way they "fix" it is by deleting it. The big problem is that if that entry was added by a plugin or update or patch or that you have a newer version of program than what they tested etc their database could be in error. So the most common result of running one of these programs is that some function or security patch of one of your programs (or more) will be lost. You may never notice this, or you may find that something you are used to using no longer works.

My recommendation is not to use any of these programs unless you have a specific problem you are trying to address (such as leftover entries from a program you have uninstalled preventing you from installing a new program) and know which specific entries you want removed.

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What registries should i delete

R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe,,exe.exe
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {537E69E9-ACE1-43e3-8659-06811DFE0BCC} - (no file)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVP] "C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0\avp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SpySweeper] "C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeperUI.exe" /startintray
O8 - Extra context menu item: Download all links using BitComet - res://C:\Program Files\BitComet\BitComet.exe/AddAllLink.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Download all videos using BitComet - res://C:\Program Files\BitComet\BitComet.exe/AddVideo.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Download link using &BitComet - res://C:\Program Files\BitComet\BitComet.exe/AddLink.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: Web Anti-Virus statistics - {1F460357-8A94-4D71-9CA3-AA4ACF32ED8E} - C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0\scieplugin.dll
O16 - DPF: {5F8469B4-B055-49DD-83F7-62B522420ECC} (Facebook Photo Uploader Control) - http://upload.facebook.com/controls/FacebookPhotoUploader.cab
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A:Clean up my registry

You have a Wareout infection atleast.
It would be best to post the full HJT log and let a expert have a look.

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I would like to know how to clean up my registry and just genereally 'cleanse' my operating system

A:clean the registry

Generally Registry cleaning is neither necessary or rewarding. If you insist on doing it anyway, use something that is known to be reliable. I recommend RegCleaner (linked below) althought I rarely use it to actually clean the Registry. It does many other things that I appreciate. When you run it to do the Cleanup, click on TOOLS > REGISTRY CLEANUP > DO THEM ALL > and let it finish the scanning process. Then select all that it finds and Remove them. I know of no case where RegCleaner has caused any harm when used this way and I have deep experience with it.

As for the other clean up chores on your drive, read what MS offers for automating that process. It'll serve you well once you get the first run established. Read carefully and follow the directions. If you hit a snag, post back for help.

I recommend that you not choose to allow compressing any files.

Good luck.

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I have 2 items that continue to show up in my registry after a though house cleaning for Real Player- PCDRealtime and TKBell. I delete them in reg and then go back and check to see if they are deleted and they are still there - both before and after I reboot. I assume that just closing the window should not effect the deletion? Deleting them using ccleaner, a reg cleaner and etc has not deleted them. I ck in DOS and could not find files. Ccleaner said they are missing and - they are? Suggestions?

A:Clean Registry

PCDRealtime = realtime.exe is process belonging to PC Doctor Online. It is an application used to examine and fix errors in your registry. This is a non-essential process.

tkbell.exe = is a process that belong to the RealOne Player from Real Networks. It provides the schedule functionality for the multimedia application.

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OK - really basic question - I know - but, How do I clean my registry? Can I just do this or do I need to download something?
Are there any sites where I can download something for free?

A:How to clean my registry?

Don't do it. Cleaning the registry leads to many problems and is not necessary.

Compacting your registry may make it load faster and is safe.

Auslogics Registry Defragmenter (Compactor)

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Anyone able to suggest a good, free registry clean up utility? Just in the last week I've been doing alot of downloading, installing and uninstalling various programs and I've noticed my computer taking longer and longer to start up. I used to be able to open outlook express pretty much as soon as the desktop appeared, but now for several minutes it won't respond. I'm thinking a registry cleanup would help, but I'm also open to any other advice.

Cheers and Happy Holidays

A:registry clean up

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how do i clean my registry without paying 29.95 with one of the come on adds. they scan your registry and tell you you have a bunch of problems and then try to sell you something to fix it. i,ve never done anything with my registry. don't know what to do anyway.

A:clean registry

If you don't know what to do, then it is best that you leave the registry alone.

The best way to clean your registry is to backup your files and perform a reinstall.

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Here is my HiJacked registry. Could someone tell me what to delete, so that I don't remove something that I shouldn't, as well as tell me if there is anything suspicious. Thanks


Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 7:34:00 AM, on 9/1/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\Iap.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Winad Client\Winad.exe
C:\documents and settings\kevinraine\local settings\temp\tY7x.exe
C:\documents and settings\kevinraine\local settings\temp\dtTo3.exe
C:\Program Files\Winad Client\WinClt.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.e... Read more

A:Clean Registry

There is a newer version of HJT (1.98.2), so I suggest you d/l that and post a new log, possibly in the Security Forum, and perhaps without the reference to 'Registry' which might confuse would-be helpers!

Mentioning any problem(s) you are having would be useful as well.

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What program would you recommend for keeping the registry clean and running smooth. I often install demo programs, which I remove if I don't like them. But I am not sure everything is removed. I know nothing when it comes to the registry, so I need a program that will handle things for me, without much knowledge.

A:Clean Registry


I use CCleaner - it come with a Registry cleaner as well. Make sure you back up your registry before doing anything - then if something goes wrong you can at least restore the original.


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how do i clean my registry without paying 29.95 with one of the come on adds. they scan your registry and tell you you have a bunch of problems and then try to sell you something to fix it. i,ve never done anything with my registry. don't know what to do anyway.

A:clean registry

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Should you clean the registry in windows 10

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My games are crashing for no reason. I have downloaded the latest nvidia drivers but still no good. I thought about maybe there is a problem with the restistry, after all it must be full of rubbish by now.

Can anyone recomend a good free program to clean and fix reg errors. Is it possible that a dirty registry will cause problems? Is there a part on the xp home disk that checks all is complete in the registry?

cheers for any help

A:Registry clean and fix???????

Hello, pencil; in your message you address two issues that I see as separate things:
a. You want to resolve the problem with your games crashing.
b. You want to find a way to have your Registry cleaned up (and fixed if needed).

I believe that the first part of your issue is more pressing and could possibly be of wider scope than the state of your Registry. So, please post back:
a. Right-click My Computer > Manage > Device Manager > View menu > Show hidden devices: report any devices with a yellow exclamation point or question mark.
b. Right-click My Computer > Manage > Event Viewer: report all errors in the three subcategories (Application, Security, System) - the errors are marked with a white X on a red circle.

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I would like to clean up my registry - I'm sure that after 2 years of heavy use my computer needs it. The problem is how do I know which software to choose? There are so many - run a free scan ads and then purchase the tool. Also there are so many warnings about registry cleaning that I'm a bit nervous about it.
As you can tell I'm a novice at this sort of thing.
Thanks in advance.

A:Registry Clean Help Please

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Thank you in advance for answering the following question. What application can I use to clean the registry. The one I had before doesn't work with 64 bit

A:Pc registry clean up

Hello LadyDW41, and welcome to Vista Forums.

A good free registry cleaning program is Wise Registry Cleaner. While I never had a problem deleting what it finds, you should always review and backup the scan results to make sure that they are safe to delete to prevent damage to the registry.

A good registry defrag program is Auslogic Registry Defrag.

Hope this helps,

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I noticed, looking through my registry, that there are tons of entries from old software that I used to have, and Internet Explorer History registry entries are full of just about every website that I have ever visited. None of my so-called registry cleaners catch any of this stuff. How do I get rid of obsolete registry entries and clear the History registry folder in my registry? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks!

A:How To Really Clean The Registry?


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What programs do you guys use to clean the registry of errors and remove stuff that doesn't need to be there along with maybe defraging it and how often should you use them??? I thought about running regclean with evidence eliminator but im not sure if thats the prog i should be using for the job. Any good Suggestions?

A:Registry Clean

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I have a basic question to ask, for anyone who can enlighten me once and for all. Does cleaning your registry make your system run faster? I assumed for a long time that it did, because you get registry cleaners with countless system cleanup and tweak packages, plus i have read it many times all over the place. On the other hand, I have started to hear 'rumors' that this is not the case, that it is a myth, and that cleaning your registry is actually detrimental to the health of your computer. I know that it can be bad if the wrong entries are deleted, but . . . well . . . i guess a range of opinions would be helpful here just to see if there is indeed a consensus. Any answers greatly appreciated.

A:A clean registry is . . . ?

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Most everywhere I go, I'm advised to "clean" my registry. PC Tools has "Regestry Mechanic", says is free, then offers to clean my registry for $30.

How does one insure that the registry is optomized?

While I'm at it (I will post this under "Program Ended" also): Out of the blue some programs just "end". Some at shutdown; most are programs I'm not aware are running. They include: mediahub.exe; iexplore.exe; sbeserver.exe; slpmonx service (Smart Label Printer, I think); Outlook; Firefox. Any idea as to why these shut down?


A:Registry Clean

Hi CalvinatorA list of freebies can be found here.Check out post#12 for automatic registry backups etc.Cheers

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i been trying to delete registry files and for some reason they keep coming back like the domain and i been trying to find the files i dont want there when i use my spybot search and redestroy like the hacker.ag and egroup and coolwwwsearch and crap like that i want to get my registry totally clean just as if i just bought the computer is it possible?

A:Clean Registry Entirly

Yeah, you can format the drive and do a fresh install

What is your O.S? You posted this in the Windows 2000 Pro / NT Workstation Forum. It can be moved if needed.

I would be very careful as to what you are deleting in the registry. You may render your system unusable.

I have always told my customers that it is good to reformat the drive every 2-3 years. System files become pooched through out those years. Whether it be spyware/ viruses, even uninstalling programs can leave orphaned files/folders.

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I've done a little bit of a search but I need this problem sorted fairly quickly.

My computer is terribly slow. Start up is slow. Applications like Frontpage and Word are slow and sometime don't respond. After an hour or two after boot-up the computer seems to run smoothly but when it comes to opening applications, it just can't cope and I will ahve to wait five miniutes before anything happens. IE7 can be slow sometimes as well.

I donwloaded a registryclean programe and ran it and it came up with tons of info; I was unsure what to do with it, because my stepdad tells me not mess with the registry.

Should I delete the registry, and if so what should I delete and what should I keep?

Previously, I did a Hijack this, and with help from a few good people here, it didn't make much difference. Removing and switching off unused or not needed programs (programs which I can turn on manually) didn't make much difference either.

The pattern is that on start-up it is slow, and then after a half hour it is okay. Sometimes when I come to boot-up it takes an hour before I can use it properly. My computer makes that whirrling sound which I take to mean that it is struggling.

I thought the reason why the comp was slow was because of the internet connection or the power adapter. But could it be the registry that is slowing the computer down?

This morning the computer took 3 hours before I could properly use it, as I am typing without much trouble now.

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A:Should I do a registry clean/delete?

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Should I use any prorams to clean or defrag my registry.

If yes which once are recommended both free and paid.


A:Registry clean or defrag?

i think yes you can use ccleaner for clean registry , best option in freeware here is link Download CCleaner 2.15.815 - FileHippo.com

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Got a user with a thing called Clean Registry For Free. It puts an icon on his desktop. Can't delete it, just comes back, does not show up in add remove programs, and does not appear under programs, so there is no uninstall. The website is:

Anybody have experience with this?

A:clean registry for free

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help
After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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I have been cleaning of a bunch of stuff from an XP machine that had lots of old programs/files on it.

It's a mess - programs in the Add/Remove programs that have an error that the uninstall file isn't found, tons of garbage in the registry - old programs and files entries.

Is there a safe registry cleaning tool? (free if possible)

Also have found a bunch of programs on the all programs menu that aren't in C:\program files and the other way around - in C:\program files, but not on the Start menu or desktop icons. Is there a better way than just going through lists and comparing and deleting?

Thanks for all your help. You guys are amazing!

A:Clean garbage out of registry

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 ... Read more

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Hi I new in this, but i was reading and find out about some suspicious entries in the registry. I need that someone can look my hijackthis.log and tell me if there is something to delete. Thanks and i'll be waiting for an answer
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 12:15:23 p.m., on 19/04/2004
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www001.upp.so-net.ne:[email protected]..809JOW4WJ230... Read more

A:clean my windows registry

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good morning friends! sorry but I am a little illiterate when it comes to computers, so if u will just bare with me you prob be laughing at me .lol!

A:clean virus from registry

Good morning .
A good start...would be more details about why you think that you have a virus problem involving your registry.  This will help us determine how to try to assist you.

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I'm getting the dreaded "SMART" warning about my hard drive dying so I purchased a new HD and Win 7 upgrade SW. My old XP setup was beginning to have registry issues. I can't find the original XP disk with which I could do a completely clean install/upgrade on the new HD and then transfer files and programs that I want to save. So the option is to do a transfer of my old HD to the new one then do the upgrade.

Is there any way to do this and end up with a clean registry? I've got Registry Mechanic installed on the old HD but I still have conflicts, most having to do with incomplete uninstall issues that I can't seem to resolve.

A:How do I upgrade from XP with clean registry?

As long as your win xp key is legit you can borrow a disc from someone else and use it.
Really sounds like a clean install is your best bet. Sounds like the original drive is already corrupted beyond saving.

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I ran Adw cleaner today, and following registry key were found.  Should I clean it or they are important.  Please see below.  ***** [ Registry ] *****Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AniGIF.ucAniGIFKey Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\protector_dll.ProtectorKey Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\protector_dll.Protector.1Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\protector_dll.ProtectorLibKey Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\protector_dll.ProtectorLib.1Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\yt.YToolbarBand.1Edit: Moved topic from Windows 10 to the more appropriate forum, as suggested via report. ~ Animal

A:Adw cleaner - Should I clean the registry?

Generally the best thing to do with the registry is leave it alone, whether they're important or not, I recommend leaving them alone.
Registry cleaners aren't recommended, they have the potential to do far more harm than good.

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Should Windows 10 ever be defragged does windows 10 take care of placement of files.
Also, I have ccleaner, should I ever use it to clean out my registry.

A:Defrag and registry clean

We do not recommend ever using a registry Cleaner, often can cause more issue then resolves
Ccleaner is a good program for cleaning up the PC, and you can deselect using the registry cleaner section
Also windows 10 has a DiskCleanup program itself

Windows 10 should defrag automatically

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XP Pro Registry Clean-Up & Tune-Up Multiple Restores & Missing Hard-Drive Space

Hi again,

This is the 2nd of 2 issues I am experiencing currently and would like help resolving. The first is in regards to a possible infection with symptoms that selected folder images randomly change. I am stating this, as I was unsure whether I should wait until that problem is resolved before attempting to fix this, the 2nd issue.

After a recent AVG 2011 Free update, I began experiencing incompatibility issues with Google.ca as my home page, and IE8. Whenever I would launch IE8, it would crash and then recover Google.ca, the homepage. Sometimes an error report would be generated.
After searching I found that the issue is the AVG Safe Search Add-on.

I've tried all sorts of options. I downloaded Google Chrome, but didn't like it. Partly due to its functionality, but also because I use Spywareblaster (currently uninstalled) which is not compatible.

I actually like IE8. I've decided that I will just disable the Safe Search option.

However... due to this and other issues

I decided to restore my computer to a previous state. I did this a few times trying different restoration points to make sure that all the software I wanted was installed, and those I didn't weren't... making sure that my computer was performing properly. One restoration point, which probably had the .net framework 3whatever (the one I'm currently using is 1.1), had my computer activity light... Read more

A:XP Pro Registry Clean-Up & Tune-Up

WinDirStat - http://download.cnet.com/WinDirStat/3000-2248_4-10614593.html

FWIW: The registry never needs a "tuneup". Browser add-ons are a frequent source of system problems, IMO.


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Could you please explain me how to safely clean the registry, which programs to use in the process? There are so many registry cleaner programs out there it is hard to figure out which one to use. My number one priority is safety! I do not care if the clean is not perfect, I do not want my system to crash after the registry clean.

What is the difference between registry cleaner and registry compressor software? Should I use both? Could you please also recommend a safe compressor software!



A:How to safely clean the registry?

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I am looking for registry cleaner for my windows vista. My Laptop was working good until now, I uploaded many applications and uninstalled it, one of my friends told me there are registry cleaner, but I am stuck after seeing the list on google, can you guys please help me out, I want the good registry cleaner which should be free from any bugs?

A:How do I clean my Vista registry?

coolestjar said:

I am looking for registry cleaner for my windows vista. My Laptop was working good until now, I uploaded many applications and uninstalled it, one of my friends told me there are registry cleaner, but I am stuck after seeing the list on google, can you guys please help me out, I want the good registry cleaner which should be free from any bugs?Click to expand...

Back-up files you wish to keep and re-install OS.

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I ran the free scan found over 900 issues. How safe is this software and is it worth paying for?

A:Registry clean fix program

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I have a HP notebook, Vista SP2 32-bit, dual core 2.10, 4GB Ram.

I run AVG, Zone Alarm, and a couple of Spyware programs. I checked the majorgeeks site and they suggested a program called IO bit toolbox.

I started the registry cleaner in this program, and it found 1400 entries! Some where at the top with unchecked boxes - mentioned as "high risk" - HP KEY Root... something. Many others below checked boxes with "low risk" entries.

I don't know much about this. Is the program safe? Is it safe to delete the entries? - also the unchecked boxes?

Very thankfull if anyone can help me,



A:Solved: Registry clean

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Just curious I removed Norton and downloaded another antivirus, in my notification area there are annoying icons that are not even used by my laptop..

Is there a guide to follow to remove them or a 3rd party app to use?

A:Easy way to clean Registry??

Notification Area Icons - Reset - Windows 7 Help Forums

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I am looking for registry cleaner for my windows vista. My Laptop was working good until now, I uploaded many applications and uninstalled it, one of my friends told me there are registry cleaner, but I am stuck after seeing the list on google, can you guys please help me out, I want the good registry cleaner which should be free from any bugs?

A:How do I clean my Vista registry?

hi there is no need to touch your registry and cleaners cause more problems than they solve we get many people like yourself who have someone recommend these products and then end up here trying to get things fixed if possible or they end up having to reinstall their os so no recommendations

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Are registry clean up programs like Registry Fix and Regcure worth the money? I have some left over things on my computer that are bothersome. For instance when I boot up I get the New Hardware Found popup which says the it found new audio controllers to install. In Device manager under Other Devices it shows two unidentified audio controllers with the big yellow question marks over them. It says they need drivers. I have a new sound card which is installed and working. I think the nifentified controllers are left over from another sound card. Would a clean up program identify and remove these? I have deleted them but they come back when I reboot and so do the bothersome Found New Hardware popups.

A:About registry clean up programs.

If you search a bit you will see that this is discussed at least weekly if not more.

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Hey there y'all.
My registry is corrupt and Windows Installer is not functional.

I need the file discussed in this thread:
Repair Windows Installer Service in Vista (All Versions)

The links in that are posted are no longer valid.
Can someone who has a functional Windows Installer (from a virus-free system, obvi) please post their copy of this file up online somewhere?


A:Need a Clean Registry File From Someone Plz


Try both of these registry files. Together they should do the trick. Msiserver.reg is my registry file, extracted as per the instruction in the link you gave. Default_MSI is from Brink, and will restore other .msi defaults. I would recommend running both.


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Hi there I have a clean registry 4 free program and then found out that it was a trial type so i went to the control panel and delete it from there but now i keep getting it back on my desktop i want IT GONE every time i take it to the recycle bin and then i empty it with in 2 or 3 days its back I JUST WANT IT GONE so can u help me get it gone once and 4 all gone
its call advanced registry optimizer for free but its not.... when i click on it it goes to sammsoft.com so please help me get it gone thank u Mitch or kb7byr

A:clean registry free gone

I can't help with your wanting "it" gone. However, you should not have used a Registry "cleaner" to start with. See the "Announcement" at the top of the topic listing. Also, see below for extended info from another help site.

Advice and Info re Registry 'cleaners'- excerpts from TSG:

The main reason they are apt to cause problems is because the cleaners do NOT just clean up stuff left over from uninstalls. They also "guess" that other items need to be deleted, many times incorrectly. They also attempt to "fix" references to files that no longer exist.

As a result, you can end up with programs that no longer work, functions that no longer work and in some cases a PC that will no longer boot.

There is no performance gains to be had by running these things. Windows does not read the entire registry when it is looking for something. It uses the keys which allow them to go straight to the item that they are looking for.

If you really want to see how active the registry is in your normal running environment, download and run Regmon.


As you will see, the registry is constantly being accessed. If, for each of these, the entire file was being searched, your PC would be amazingly slow and not responsive.

Advice and Info re Registry 'cleaners'- excerpts from TSG, 10-07

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... on my sis's PC. Here's the HTJ log. CWS creates a series of new malwares each time she logs on. She wants to retain only Ad-Aware, Ad-Protect & Spybot (while deleting trails of every other anti-spy softwares identifiable). Thanks in advance.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:21:22 AM, on 5/23/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
H:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
H:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
H:\Program Files\Ad-Protect\ad-protect.exe
H:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
H:\Program Files\Ad-Protect\ad-protect.exe
H:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
H:\Program Files\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://www.i--search.com/ie/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://www.i--search.com/ie/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.i--search.com/ie/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.i--search.com/ie/
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A:Solved: Help me clean out the registry

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Is it good to do this ever so often and do I need any special software to do this in Vista? thanks

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