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Standard User Wagstaff
(member) Thu 03-Feb-11 16:30:57
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Removing Registry Entries


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My system loaded this morning with a warning that it could not find an executable file in one of my temporary folders. I would guess that some malware has been at work and has created an entry in the Registry. Can anyone recommend a piece of software that would clean the Registry and/or allow me to remove this entry?

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Standard User camieabz
(legend) Thu 03-Feb-11 16:57:56
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CCleaner

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Standard User Wagstaff
(member) Fri 04-Feb-11 12:19:49
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CCleaner


Thanks for the link. Have you used CCleaner yourself?


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Standard User camieabz
(legend) Fri 04-Feb-11 12:36:22
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For years.

It's 100% free, clean and nice. Be sure to get the version that suits you. One version has added languages and a couple of them have yahoo or google (I forget) toolbars included. The 'Lite' version is toolbar-free.

You after a tutorial, or just checking the trustworthyness?

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Standard User camieabz
(legend) Fri 04-Feb-11 12:38:31
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Correction:

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/builds

The 'Slim' build with no toolbar.

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Standard User Deadbeat
(knowledge is power) Fri 04-Feb-11 15:15:10
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A small caveat to what Cami says is to carefully go through the options before running it and select exactly what you do and don't want cleaned. It won't do any harm if run in it's default state but if you don't set it up to your needs, you may lose wanted cookies, autocomplete entries and website logon passwords etc.
Standard User Wagstaff
(member) Fri 04-Feb-11 16:46:31
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You after a tutorial, or just checking the trustworthyness?


Thanks Cami - just wanted to know that you've used it successfully.
Some posters on these forums try to help by recommending software that they haven't used. This, obviously does not apply to you !!
Standard User djfunkdup
(committed) Fri 04-Feb-11 16:57:16
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same as the others have said..

CCleaner is the best option....

i would also recommend http://www.wisecleaner.com/wiseregistrycleanerfree.html as a second option..

i found it quite usefull when trying to remove some stubborn entries that CCleaner could not detect/remove...

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Standard User Wagstaff
(member) Sat 05-Feb-11 10:37:19
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i would also recommend http://www.wisecleaner.com/wiseregistrycleanerfree.html as a second option..

i found it quite usefull when trying to remove some stubborn entries that CCleaner could not detect/remove...

Many thanks for the alternative link.

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Standard User E7er
(knowledge is power) Tue 08-Feb-11 12:54:45
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Hi, with CCleaner I use RegSeeker, an old programme now but very effective, with registry files backup.

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/regseeker.html

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