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Question: RegSeeker

I was reading an earlier thread about RegSeeker and decided to give it a try. I tried scanning my computer twice, and both times my computer shut down.

Does anyone know what the problem could be?

Thanks.

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Preferred Solution: RegSeeker

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.)

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Question: RegSeeker

I have just downloaded and run RegSeeker based on the advise given in another thread in this Forum. I ran Clean the Registry and it found 472 entries which I deleted and ensured that a backup was made.A couple of questions:What is the point of cleaning the registry? Will it speed up my PC because there's now less crap there or is there another reason?If I want to restore those deleted entries from the Backup, how do I do that?

Answer:RegSeeker

HI I use regseeker and have had no problems with it. I usually delete everything it finds in "clean the registry".It does clean out all the clutter and therefore will increase the pc.If you want to restore the backup, just click the backup tab in regseeker and all the previous backups will be listed, double click the file you want and reg editor will open and ask if you want to add to registry.I usually delete old backup entries after making sure pc is running ok.

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Question: RegSeeker 1.45

Does anybody know where I can obtain or download the older version 1.45 of RegSeeker?I've recently tried the latest version 1.52 but found it too harsh (it managed to removed several Outlook Express related .dll files).I never had any problems with version 1.45 - so would be grateful if somebody could tell me where to obtain it from.Thanks in anticipation.

Answer:RegSeeker 1.45

click here I've not tried the link but it appears to be a zip file of 1.45G

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Hi anyone who is familiar with Regseeker -
My system is ME.
I downloaded Regseeker (probably incorrectly) but it is working ok. However, evertime I access it, it loads up several icons on my desktop, they are history, lang, backup etc.. I cannot find a help file. It still resides on my Winzip in a zip folder (my Winzip has expired, so it tells me).
Could you please tell me how to stop the icons popping up evertime ?
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I have just downloaded this and it shows alot of files that are not used etc. Can i just delete these?Is there any i should keep?

Answer:how do you use regseeker?

You can safely delete all that it finds.

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Question: RegSeeker help

Hi, I downloaded RegSeeker the other day. What a great tool! I backed up by default, and also backed up my registry into another folder, by going to the registry or in "run".
I had like 650 "errors" in the registry, deleted some history and old start up items. Re booted and everything is running fine. I know this is a stupid question, but can I get rid of the default backups on the software it self and also the backup folder I made? I just don't want to make any mistakes....Its been 3 days with plenty of use since I did cleanup.
Thank you
Bobby
 

Answer:RegSeeker help

I am no expert when it comes to the Registry and I don't have RegSeeker so I don't know about its built in backups. On general principles I would keep those backups a bit longer but its your choice.

When it comes to the backup you made yourself I think it would be a good idea to get rid of that sooner. I may be wrong but I believe that, if you ever accidentally double clicked on that backup, you will have a complete backdated Registry installed, (not just the bits RegSeeker dealt with) which will undo all the changes you have made since you made the backup.
 

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Question: RegSeeker?

I downloaded Reg Seeker yesterday, and ran one program and it found 600+ bad files so I deleted them all and things are working great. But theres no help, in this program and the read me file was no help at all. Is there anyone that has this program and knows how to use the other options on it? I would greatly appreciate it if someone could help me on figuring this program out.Thanks in advance.
Lori1
 

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Question: RegSeeker Help

I've used RegSeeker to analyze/cleanup my registry. Most of the problems were invalid file pointers and I deleted them without any problem.

Most of the remaining items showing on the run are in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT and are of the type INVALID ACTIVEX/COM ENTRY (CLSID).

What are these? Are they safe to remove?

Thanks
 

Answer:RegSeeker Help

Here's a post which has exactly the same question as yours, and good answers:

http://www.computing.net/windows95/wwwboard/forum/165770.html

David
 

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Question: RegSeeker

I have just downloaded RegSeeker as recommened in this forum to try to make my aging pc run faster. Being the first time i have attempted to clean the registry after 3 years of use i want to know what i could so should the worst happen. I have created a system restore, but what if my pc wont boot? Can i access system restore in safe mode (i have never had to resort to safe mode yet so i dont know the ins and outs of it)?! Please reply!

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Question: RegSeeker

February 2013 : RegSeeker Version 2.4 BETA Released

Homepage: http://www.hoverdesk.net/
Download: Windows XP, Vista, 7 - 32-bit and 64-bit - Installer or Portable
Note: Installer comes with Babylon toolbar (Potentially Unwanted Program)

About

RegSeeker is the all-in-one toolbox for your Windows. It includes a powerful registry search and cleaner tool. Take full control of your startup entries, services, drivers, histories, junk files (protect your privacy), installed applications, browsers extensions, and more ! With RegSeeker you'll exactly know what is installed and running on your PC.

Features
Greatly improved the Startup/Services/Drivers/Applications/Junk files panels
You can now Start/Stop any Service/Driver and change Service startup
Easy view for Service/Driver status (green balloon=running / red balloon=stopped)
Startup entries : Internet Explorer Add-ons (BHO, Toolbars, Extensions, ActiveX)
Windows 64 Bits support improvements, small fixes and optimization for registry export and much more ! (See full changelog)

Screenshot - I'm aware the image may not be displaying.
 

Answer:RegSeeker

It is a BETA release, for some reason the developer removed v.1.55 stable and replaced it with a BETA release.

I believe this is the third BETA probably getting close to the final release.

Thanks.
 

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Hi folks,I only usually use the clean the registry option but I had a look in installed applications under application settings and there are numerous entries from old programs I uninstalled a long time ago.When I click on them it opens up registry editor.Does anyone know the best(safest way)to get rid of these?Thanks.

Answer:How to use Regseeker?

Regseeker is a good utility, but can be a bit aggressive. If you are not familiar with the registry, don't delete things. You can really mess things up.Ccleaner is more gentle and the registry cleaner gives you a good look at what you are deleting, and the option to backup the registry prior to deletion.click here

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Question: RegSeeker 1.45

I've happily (and without problems) used version 1.45 of RegSeeker on XP machines for longer than I can remember - I've found newer versions to be rather harsh and to cause some blips.Does anybody know if I can use 1.45 with Vista?

Answer:RegSeeker 1.45

You might find something!! click here

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store its backup files in Vista?I know that in XP they're in C:/Documents & Settings/User Name/Local Settings/Temp - but that path doesn't exist in Vista.Does anybody know, please?

Answer:Where does RegSeeker (1.55) ....

Have you tried the Search function.

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Question: RegSeeker

I've recently stated using RegSeeker, as recommended in this Forum.The first time I ran 'Clean the Registry' it identified 472 entries. I duly deleted all of these (and took and back up). That was a week ago.I ran it again today and it found another 30 un-needed registry entries.I haven't changed the registry, I haven't installed or un-installed any new software in that time.Why/how have these 30 new unnecessary entries appeared?

Answer:RegSeeker

Don't worry, when you reboot Windows will put back a lot of entries. It's normal.

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Question: Regseeker

for preventive maint..... is it a good idea to use Regseeker to clean out the registry from time to time?

Answer:Regseeker

i use tuneup utilities 2003 and i couldnt do anything without it

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Question: regseeker

high i run regseeker quit often after a scan it puts a list up some green and some red i think its ok to scrub the green any advice on the red enteries
any info would be help full
tx seaside
 

Answer:regseeker

Don't delete the red entries unless you know what you're doing, as you can break some programs, or even worse, the operating system.

There is no rule to which red entries are safe to delete.

Just right-click and exclude them from further searches.
 

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Question: RegSeeker

I have just downloaded RegSeeker as recommened in this forum to try to make my aging pc run faster. Being the first time i have attempted to clean the registry after 3 years of use i want to know what i could so should the worst happen. I have created a system restore, but what if my pc wont boot? Can i access system restore in safe mode (i have never had to resort to safe mode yet so i dont know the ins and outs of it)?! Please reply!

Answer:RegSeeker

just run it,you'll be fine

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Question: RegSeeker???

I had ran the Regseeker to see what entries I had. When it was done running, I came up with 362 entries with saying either of these actions below. What bothers me most is just what entries can I delete and what entries I shouldn't delete. This is a tricky area and I sure would not want to remove something than could play havoc on my pc. Further below is what kind of PC I am using--if that helps. Can anyone tell me what or which type of action would be safe to delete from the ones that are below? Any and all help would be greatly thankful.

Invalid ActiveX
File or Path does not exist
Extension not used
Filetype not used
Obsolete entry
Invalid application path
DLL file does not exist

One of these was at the end of of each registry.
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Aptiva System Information
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Model Number 2158240
Serial Number AF291DY
Processor AMD 350 MHz
Total Memory 64 MB
External Cache 512 KB
BIOS Version V3.2 V72EN2D (09/17/99)
Preload Version J62US07
 

Answer:RegSeeker???

All of them!
RegSeeker is in my experience pretty foolproof but remember to tick the backup box in the bottom before you do the deed. If you are at all concerned - take out a few at a time, but it seems to me that your registry is seriously overdue for a jolly good cleanup. If you are still concerned then download ERUNT (here at MG) and use it as an additional backup before giving RegSeeker it's head - but again I consider it's a very safe program from my experience
Cheers
Robert
 

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Question: Regseeker

I recently ran Reseeker and it has shown 662 entries when I ran clean registry.Which ones do I remove/delete, or do I just delete all?
 

Answer:Regseeker

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Question: regseeker, ???

hi, just installed Regseeker, ran it, and it came back with 431 entries, some written in green some in red, can not find any help files, so i will have to ask,, what do i do with it now, at the bottom it has, select green, or red or all...........thanks..

Answer:regseeker, ???

Selcy all and delete them. I've used it for some time and it's never done me any harm.

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Question: regseeker

Hi can anyone help i have had reg seeker 1.45 running on 2 computers for 2 years without any problems until now on one of the computers when cleaning the reg i get a message- indice de liste hors limites(0) thanks in advance chippy

Answer:regseeker

Have you tried downloading it again? (click here)

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Question: Regseeker

Do you run Regseeker until it finds no more entries or does over use find things that it shouldn't probably remove?

Answer:Regseeker

it should not find anything other than items that are not needed you can also run cc cleaner which cleans out all rubbish including the registry unwanted itemsclick here

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Question: Regseeker

Ive deleted all of the files that Crapcleaner recommended and in there were a stack of registry entries and values.I ran regseeker last night and this has found a huge list to delete.Is it safe to do so using regseeker, even though crapcleaner cleaned out a stack of reg stuff??Is it safe also to use them together??Thanks

Answer:Regseeker

Yes, I use CCleaner and Regseeker together and they seem to compliment one another - at least on Win2k. On XP I use a different reg cleaner - I am not near my laptop so I can't remember it but it works fine alongside CCleaner.

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Question: Regseeker

I have been having some issues since I cleaned my XP Home registry with RegSeeker. One issue is that my CDRW and DVD-ROM have disappeared from the Control Panel.I would like to restore the backup that is included with RegSeeker, but I don't see how.Any help would be greatly appreciated.Thanks.Moderator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Answer:Regseeker

Try using System Restore to return your PC to an earlier date before the problem arose.Start->All Programs->Accessories->System Tools->System RestoreIf that's successful, get rid of Regseeker (get rid of it anyway. Registry cleaning utilities can often do more harm than good, esp. the freeware ones.If you want recommendations for one you can trust, I have no hesitation in recommending "RegSupreme", "RegSupreme Pro" or "jv16 Powertools" from here:http://www.macecraft.com/But really your PC will give you fewer problems if you leave the Registry alone or at least don't use a registry cleaner which does everything automatically without giving you the chance to review the errors it's found one by one before allowing that entry to be changed. jv16 Power Tools lets you see each registry error individually (with a full explanation) so you can spot any mis-identified errors and exclude them from being altered. But having said that, it's never given me any mis-identified errors in the 6 months I've been using it.

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Today, 10:43 AM:

Hi, I have a question about what I should do. I am running Regseeker on a computer and it has been running for 3-4 days. It is up to 53,800 reg entries and STILL going.

Should I be letting it go? Is there something wrong? I never even heard of 53,800 registry entries?! How many can there be?! Is this a bug or a miracle! <- might be bad word to use in this case, i think a curse would be more proper.
Help anyone?

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This post has been edited by Noobis: Today, 12:57 PM:

EDIT: Its still going... its at like 54,595; its just going pretty slow now, i think its running out of memory....
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Answer:REGSEEKER OVER 53K!!!!

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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Question: RegSeeker

I use RegSeeker to clean my registry. So far, I have not had an issue with this program.

However, I would like to know if anyone knows how to restore the back-ups that are created after a clean.

Thanks.

Answer:RegSeeker

All you have to do is double click on a .reg file to import it back into the registry

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Question: RegSeeker

Looking over Helpdesk I noticed RegSeeker recommend for cleaning up the RegistryI download it and ran it, it gives me the impression that I have 3344 invalid or not used entry in the Registry. We all no the danger of tampering with the Registry but this is what came up do I leave them or delete them? Some in RedExtension not usedUnused ?Open with ? entryFile not in useInvalid application pathAnd in GreenObsolete start menu itemFile or path does not exist I?m running Windows XP

Answer:RegSeeker

Make sure RegSeeker is set to back up the registry and delete all of them.I've used RegSeeker for years, and always deleted everything it reports with no ill effects.

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Question: RegSeeker

Hi,

I was not careful with RegSeeker.

Now I cannot access the internet. My internet connection keeps trying to acquire an IP address but it looks like my IP address is set to 0.0.0.0

I have followed your instructions using LSPFIX and also tried reseting the TCP/IP but with no luck.

Could you please help me?

Thanks,
 

Answer:RegSeeker

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Question: RegSeeker Help???

I downloaded RegSeeker today...it found lots of stuff. Can I just delete it all? Will it get rid of all that ad/spyware?? Is there stuff that the RegSeeker finds that I should actually be keeping and not deleting? Thanks!!
 

Answer:RegSeeker Help???

Although Regseeker has a backup feature, which should protect you in case you delete something of major importance, in general unless you know what you are doing it probably is not a good idea to screw around with the registry.

If you want to get rid of spyware, you should download, install and update and run: AdAware, Spybot, and the MS antispyware beta.
 

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Question: regseeker 1.5

been trying out a few reg cleaners a few have recommended this one.just after feedback on the auto clean on the registry' there are some useful tools in this program.

Answer:regseeker 1.5

I have tried it a few times but personally found it a little to robust for my liking. IMHO care needs to be taken as what you delete as I think it messed my registry up on one occasion. I use WinRescue registry backup program so it wasn't an issue, I also use Acronis backup also. But if you have no registry backups make one before using this program (or any registry cleaner for that matter). I know some users on PCA have used RegSeeker for years with no problems so I could be a little paranoid.

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Question: RegSeeker Problem

When ever I do a scan I get the following message "Indice de liste hors limites (0)" Can any one tell me what this means and how to make it work so I can sort out my registry.Thanks, (P.S. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everybody)

Answer:RegSeeker Problem

Which version of RegSeeker are you using, GuZ><0r? That error message seems to be associated with a problem in version 1.45, going back to the previous version cures the problem.

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Hi......if u use Regseeker .....there is two types of regstry values displayed.......one with green lines and other with Red......just wnat to
know........why two different colors....????????

Is it harmful to delete the red ones....or what is it anyway????
Thanx!!!!!

 

Answer:RegSeeker users......plz help!

Green = OK to delete
Red = Do not delete or excersise caution and only delete if you know what they are and are not needed.
 

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Is it really necessary to back up when one uses RegSeeker - thus far, I haven't found anything worth saving? Or is softly-softly the best policy?

Answer:One more RegSeeker Question

accept the auto backups for at least a "week" then clear out the old backup as new take there place.What i watch for when using regseeker is after a "installing new software programs" .You may not have fully used a program and regseeker may bring up items as not required or file paths do not exist.Backups are dated and and if you happen to check or see items your unsure about leave for a bit longer.If you clear restore points at some time or have a good clean out using normal ms tools that's when i would delete all.

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Evenin' Chaps, Started using RegSeeker which seems to be efficient - but what do the coloured entries mean? eg. HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT blah blah 'Extension not used' - this last bit in red, then HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT blah blah 'file or path does not exist' this last bit in green. What do the colours signify? I find it damn annoyng that there is neither help files nor support on their home page! Even though I keep backups of deletes, it's just not sensible to keep them all after deleting is it? Any clues, anyone?thanksAngeTheHippyxx

Answer:RegSeeker Colours - What are they??

I think it means the green entries are safe to delete and red ones more risky, but in practice I (and most others I think) just delete everything. It's up to you how many backups you keep (they are pretty small), but at least the last 3 would be a good idea. I've never had to use a backup but noticed they appear to be in a random order for some reason.

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hi windows xp home sp2, 3Ghz barton, 1Gb ddr, asus a7n8x-x mobo, 55o watt psu, x800pro graphics, all drivers/patches up to date. spybot/adaware/firewall/avg antivirus/regseeker/spywareblaster.I've read numerous post re regseeker and ccleaner - both supposed to be very good and can be used together. I've always used regseeker but only ever deleted the 'green' items and left the 'red' items alone' - i'd read that 'green' meant very safe to remove but 'red' weas kind of remove at risk.I've just download ccleaner and run it for the 3 tabs. I created a system restore point just in case. i deleted all findings (nearly 300Mb) and then then regseeker again. it picked up over 100 'red' items - so does this mean that the 'red' items in regseeker shoulkd not be removed at all costs as ccleaner is not picking them up or is it safe to remove everything that ccleaner and regseeker finds as some posts suggest.cheersP

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Hi all.Despite looking around this forum and the web (although not hard enough, I'm sure!), I can't seem to find an answer to my 3 Regseeker questions.1. Is version 1.45 (build 0505) the very latest?2. What are "Extension not used" entries and are they safe to delete?3. What is an "Unused "Open with" entry" and are they safe to delete?I ask these as a) I've now been using this for quite a while and b) after deleting all other entries when I scan, those 2 above have beaten my curiosity! I know deletions are backed up in Regseeker, and that I've got system restore and my system back ups to fall back on if anything was to go pear-shaped. I also know some people have said in other places that they have just deleted everything with no problems, but I'd like to know a bit about what I'm deleting first.I thank you for your time.

Answer:3 Regseeker Questions

I would say v1.45 is the latest version as most google searches link to this version,some even say it is a BETA version.As for the other questions,"unused open with entry"is most probably something you have installed and not used,say like for example winzip/winrar,they are installed and the system knows to open zip/rar files with the app's but hasn't done so yet."Extension not used"is most probably a left over from something you have un-installed,that added file extensions for that particular app.This is just my way of interpreting them,it may be totally wrong,lol

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I am about to recommend them to a friend using Windows ME. Does anyone have any unhappy experiences using this combination? I use them on XP and W2K without any problems so far.I am interested in the experiences of ME users.

Answer:RegSeeker and Ccleaner in Win ME

I have used windows ME in the past and had no problems hope that helps

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Question: Vista & RegSeeker

I installed Vista over Windows XP I have run RegSeeker a couple of times each time there is over 6500 invalid entries. Does RegSeeker work with Vista?

Answer:Vista & RegSeeker

Sorry I don't know about regseeker, butI was in your position and I am now using this on Vista with no problemsclick here

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i have reg mechanic which has found, during a scan, one item for repair, a missing or broken shortcut. in the interest of curiousity, i down loaded regseeker and ran a scan. it found over 110 items consisting of "unused open with entries", "extension not used", and "invalid active x/COM entry (CSLID)" all in red and a few items ( 96) in green which i deleted. how can i know which is the best product and is it safe to delete the items in red in regseeker, and if safe why didnt reg mechanic find them especially the items in green.

Answer:reg mechanic V regseeker

I use Reg Mechanic and have total confidence in it.I tried RegscubXP which was so vigorous it required a system restore in safe mode to get me back in business. Also tried regseeker and even only deleting the green items it was found to be far too vigorous for my system. Just out of interest I recently downloaded and ran 4 of the "paid for" registry cleaners which you can find on the net. You know,the ones which will only fix about 15 items,and you have to buy the prog to get the rest removed.I deleted nothing with each trial run and all four came up with four wildly different sets of results.That alone tells me that there is a lot of myth and scaremongering going on with many of these progs.

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Question: Regseeker backups

Although I have never had any problems using Regseeker to clean out the registry, how do you restore a backup if ever needed? When a backup is right-clicked I only get two choices: 'Open in Regedit (or double click)' or 'Delete selected items'. Doing the former brings up a message stating that Windows cannot open the file.

Answer:Regseeker backups

click with "left" mouse button to restore.

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I have just downloaded Regseeker and run a scan and came up with 1016 entries. Owing to the lack of instructions I have frightened myself and carried it no further. Can someone tell me what to do next as it sounds as though I would wipe everything clean. I have no real problems with my computer and use regscrub and Ccleaner regularly. Any information would be appreciated.Regards Carper.

Answer:Regseeker Information please

If you didn't alter any of the default settings of the program then you can delete anything it finds with impunity.I used it for years and it never caused a problem.

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Question: Regseeker question

I downloaded Regseeker and am not quite sure what to make of it, it has found over 200 registry errors! Just wondering if anyone knows what this one is and if it is safe to delete, as there are around 50 entries like this:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Software\Microsoft\Tracing\etc.....
%windir%\tracing


 

Answer:Regseeker question

Thanks, Star17, but I'm not as brave as you. I'm too scared to do that with Regseeker. What OS do you have? Do you delete the RED ones that Regseeker finds too?

I have XP pro and windows office installed. I remember reading somewhere that Office has some files pointing nowhere on purpose, and you're not supposed to delete them. However with Regseeker I can't tell if it is going to delete those Office files.

I found this comparison chart about registry cleaners, and was wondering if any major geeks could comment:

http://registry-repair-software-rev.../?ttreng=1&ttrkey=windows+xp+registry+cleaner
 

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I have downloaded Regseeker on my win 98 laptop and when trying to install the program it asks me what program to use to open the installation file, and when I choose Windows Installer, it says that the parameters are incorrect, any ideas???

Answer:Regseeker Installation

Have you unzipped the download file? If not, you can use something like WinZip to do so.Hillwood

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Question: Solved: regseeker

I have run clean the registry in above application and when I come to delete the obsolete entries it comes up with an error message written in French " incorrect file name " and won't let me delete them. I also tried to delete some start up entries and the same thing happens with that. I have used this program for ages without any trouble. I have tried changing the file name and then trying to delete it but it just keeps coming up with the same error message and not letting me delete them.

Any ideas anyone ?
Many thanks in anticipation ..............
 

Answer:Solved: regseeker

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Does anyone know where I could download a user guide for this s/w(or a link on how to use). I was thinking of using it but want to make absolutely sure of what I'm doing before I use it.Also, I've read several other threads about using this s/w and they all advise making a back up of your registry before using this s/w but as I understand it you can enable RegSeeker to create back up files before making any changes. Would using this option be as effective as backing up the registry?I don't have any back up devices so using the back up function in Regseeker is the only way I'd have of creating a fall back position(apart from system restore, but I don't know how effective this would be in correcting any errors where the registry is concerned).My o/s is xp.Any advice would be appreciated, dagwoood.

Answer:Using RegSeeker-advice please.

System restore would normally be a fall-back position if things went wrong.Be careful using RegSeeker. It is a good program in the right hands, but it can cause some programs to become inoperable, requiring a re-install to to repair. For example, it totally screwed up my installation of Office 97, but only because I was vicious in deleting entries.It does backup as a default, so providing you can re-open RegSeeker, you can undo any changes the program has made.If you are unsure about the registry, stay clear, but if you want to try and use the program, for starters, until you find your way around, just delete the entries marked GREEN and you can't go far wrong.

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I am using XP home and just ran the registery clean on RegSeeker. It shows that I have 400 files that can be removed, or perhaps should be, I don't know. I am asking if it is safe for me to remove so so many files. They are classified as:

1: unused "open with" entry
2: file or path does not exist
3: obsolute entry
4: invalid activeX/com entry

Am especially concerned about the first one. Should at a later date I need that to open an application that requres that file,, than what? Will the computer than automatically reinstall that file or whatever it is? Perhaps someone is familiar with regcleaner and can advise me. Just a bit timid about deleting so much. Also, when I run Tune Up Utilites cleaner it only finds about 40 entries to delete. Just wondering why the huge difference. Thanks in advance for your trusted advise.
 

Answer:RegSeeker-- is it safe??

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Although I find this free registry-cleaning utility to be pretty good at detecting and getting rid of invalid registry entries(especially after uninstalling programs and editing the Start menu), it has one serious bug in it that all users should be aware of.

If you have Microsoft programs(such as Office, Works, Picture It, etc.) installed in your computer, do not delete any entries that are associated with these programs. Scan the list carefully and only delete entries that are associated with other programs. If you delete entries that are associated with Microsoft programs, you will probably have to reinstall them before they will work again.

I found this out the hard way, and others have had the same problem, so beware!
 

Answer:Warning About RegSeeker 1.35

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Question: regseeker question

hi,
i have a question about regseeker. i have 3 files that i had to put in the exclude list. did it because, when i ran the program it took them out and i was not able to get to windows setup through add remove in control panel. if i put the new regseeker on my system will i have to put these files back in the exclude list? i dont remember which files they were.had to go thru all the 800 plus files it took off and find the ones causing the problem. would hate to have to do that again. thanks
 

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After more than 2 years without an update, RegSeeker 1.35.1203 has been upgraded to 1.45.0505.

Hopefully, the upgrade has resolved the problem that the previous version had with "breaking" Microsoft programs(Office, Works, Picture It, etc.) after "invalid registry entries" were deleted.

The following is posted in its Readme.txt file:

Version 1.45

- Improved registry cleaner
- Improved search in registry : can now find text inside binary values
- Display Invalid add/remove entries
- Display Software settings registy entries
- Ability to select only green/red items
- Some bugs fixed

If you want to read about and download it, you can do it here and here.
 

Answer:RegSeeker 1.45 Released!

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In case anybody isn't aware, version 1.45 is available

Answer:New Version of RegSeeker

Sorry click here

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Question: Solved: RegSeeker

I ran Regseeker and now my desktop background only displays a portion of the picassa pic I point to. Actually, it's okay when XP first comes up, then the desktop goes the default purple background and adds my icons. The final refresh is when the pic is incorrect. What registry setting needs to be reset?
 

Answer:Solved: RegSeeker

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Anyone use RegSeeker click here?I've had to switch to this from jv16 PowerTools to use as a reg cleaner. Even thought i cleaned the registry recently its bought up 600+ entries that can be cleaned.How safe is it to remove all the entries it finds? I've been going through the list manually but i can only DEFINITELY remove 30 or so entries manually. The rest look like they could be removed but i can't be sure!Is this product reliable in its findings?

Answer:RegSeeker - opinions

just running it on a spare machine (ok the wifes she doesnt know yet)will del everything listed and see what happens if i dont post back ive done a runner before she realises ive trashed her machine LOLbtw test machine win2k p2 400here goes

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Hi, I'm using a 4 month old Window XP. I have scanned my computer with Regseeker 1.52 recently and was shocked to find 400 plus registry issues marked for removal. Some entries are in green and the others in red. This software is highly recommended to clean junk registries that pile up impeding your system performance. Unfortunately there are no tutorials, guides or help link available for this software.You are on your own! For a beginner like me these registries are all latin and i don't want to damage my system by taking a potshot with RegSeeker. Infact there is a disclamer from RegSeeker stating that they would not be responsible if anything were to go wrong! Now the entries are mostly under the sub-category HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, HKEY_CURRENT_USER, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, ActiveX/COM(CLSID) all in red, Missing files or pathways mostly in green, Obsolete Entries, Uninstalled references (mostly green), unused file extensions (all green).

Now my question even if i set a restore point manually, make back-ups with the RegSeekers own Backup folder and remove these entries only after trying with one such entry just to be on the safe side to see if the back-up really works, which ones should i junk and which ones do i keep?? Also is it true that you should not junk unused file extensions for you never know when you might need them. PLEASE HELP?

Answer:I Need Help With Regseeker Version 1.52?

Unless you have a specific problem you're trying to correct, it's best to stay out of the Registry.Registry cleaners mark entries as bad, depending on what the software creator thinks is bad.That's why no 2 cleaners will find all of the same "problems".Registry "problems" actually have very little effect on the overall performance of the operating system.If you're not experienced with working in the registry, and judging by the questions, you're not, DO NOT ATTEMPT IT.Improper changes to the registry could render your computer inoperable.Remember to backup the registry before making any changes.Instructions, on how to do that, can be found here:How to back up, edit, and restore the registry

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Question: Regseeker Trouble

Hi everybody,
I'm writing on this forum for the first time!
I'd like to start immediatly with a big trouble...I installed regseeker on my personal computer and everything works well (version 1.52).
Anyway I have downloaded the same file on my notebook but the backup utility doesn't work!!! I tried many times to open backup files but windows shows a message in which is written that this file can't be imported in the registry because of registry access failure.

The real strange thing is that with small files it works (I tried to create a small 2kb backup and it can be restored!!!!)

Just to know:
1 - I have Norton Internet Security 2007 installed. I stopped it before trying to start backups. Anyway on my home Pc I've Nod 32 installed, so it could be a reason...
2 - I work as administrator of the operating system
3 - Both computers have Win xp SP2 installed

Is there anyone in this world who's able to help me????

Thank You!!

Answer:Regseeker Trouble

Do you have protection programs like windows defender installed? Is there a setting in NIS2007 on changes to registry?

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Question: RegSeeker question

I have had Regseeker for sometime now, and have deleted the green entrys. I have a lot of the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT entries in red. I am wandering what these are. Are they from the Windows directory? Or will I need them, down the road sometime, with a program? Here is a picture of them, could someone please tell me what these in the red are?
 

Answer:RegSeeker question

I use the same program and delete "ALL" entries it finds. Never had a problem. As far as what the file type is just google it and you will find out.
 

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I learned about these two programs in a thread that Hewee responded to. I checked the information on them and they seem to be exactly what I'm looking for to solve the registry problem that I have. I was uninstalling a program on my Windows ME and either left something that I wasn't supposed to or deleted something that I shouldn't have. My question is, has anyone used Regclean or Regseeker and what type of results have you had with it? Also, was it easy to use? I don't want to mess up something more than I already have.
 

Answer:RegClean or RegSeeker

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Question: Regseeker Question

Hi All Iv'e downloaded regseeker as recommended by vog,the only bit i use is the "clean the registry" earlier it found 140 items mostly green saying "file or path does not exist" which i deleted with no problems. Some items were in red Hkey_classes_root invalid active x/com entry(clsid),plus various "extension not used",and unused "open with" entries. Now the question,is it ok to delete these items in red,and is it always ok to delete everything that "clean the registry" finds or should i proceed with caution? Thanks Phil

Answer:Regseeker Question

does your reg cleaner offer a backup before you delete if so make sure you back up first.Regards

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I know that it will be so simple but can someone tell me how I actualy delete the unwanted entries that regseeker finds in my registry ?

Answer:Regseeker clean help

Found the delete, just did not look enough

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Hi all you TechAngels....I have a question about RegSeeker. After reading the threads on this site about registry cleaners, RegSeeker comes up really well along with JV16 tools.
So I have downloaded RegSeeker to see about the rubbish in my registry (as I haven't cleaned it since I first installed windows95, and after upgrades, I am now running windowsXP Pro) I installed it and ran it to clean the registry, to see what it could find....it found nearly 1000 entries!!! Some had green entries beside them and some had red. The thing is.....What do I do????
Do I delete them all in one go, or delete only the red ones, or delete only the green ones or do I have to go through the listing one by one, deciding as I go? Having found that many entries, WOW it boggled my brain somewhat, any advice would be great.

I am beginning to wonder if all that clutter in the registry is why my system is a bit sluggish.

Please, please, please advise.......
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Wishing Bubble Wishes you all a stress free day!!!
 

Answer:RegSeeker Advice Please!!!

Make a backup of the registry. Make sure System Restore is working just in case. Delete only the green ones and you should be ok. With the System Restore feature or the Registry backup you should easily be able to recover if you need to. Keep the registry backup fo a month or two.
 

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After I have run Regseeker....excellent free prog....I get four icons on my desktop. They are, Backup/History/Language and regfav.I delete them all except Backup obviously as it contains stuff deleted from running the prog.My question is,how do I stop the icons from appearing on my desktop after every run.I am on B/B with XP ProThanks for any help offeredTony

Answer:Regseeker help needed

I can't work out how you got them on the desktop in the first place. Are you sure it's RegSeeker.

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Hi eveyone I am new here and I have not done a profile yet nor did I introduce myself but I really need some help here. I promise I will do intro and profile later.

Issue....I downloaded reseeker and ran it then I made sure I checked the backup box before deleting anything. Issue I deleted everything this program found Red and Green. Now my computer will not open anything I download or my anti virus program, my firewall, my limewire, vuze and some others. When I download a program now it pops up that I need to pick a program to open the download in but when I hit browse nothing happens. The program run opens but when I hit run program nothing. I also found the backup files and opened them but no change. Any help would be great.

Thank you
 

Answer:Used Regseeker now have issues?

You need to locate the backup and restore it all. There really is no need to be using any reg. cleaner!
 

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I installed a program called RegSeeker. It is by Hoverdesk.net. There is no reference to it in Add/Remove software and there is no unintall in its folder. Does that mean that It is not in the Registration itself, and can I just delete the folder and files?
 

Answer:Uninstall RegSeeker

Hi Greyhound
Yes you can just delete the folder Reg Seeker in this case as it is not in the registry. However note that any back ups you may have made will also be deleted
 

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I have downloaded the latest version and tried to get intouch with Hoverdesk...
any one else see the following error message while running it...

;if pic doesn't show here is a link http://retributionhascome.com/Regseeker_error.JPG
 

Answer:Error with Regseeker

I'm quite sure I had that error a while back.I just ckicked ok and all seemed well.See the link below.
http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=122771&highlight=regseeker
 

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HI, I wrote a solicitation for Regcure The following:

I already have 2 registry cleaners; Registry Booster 2 from Uniblue and Free registry cleaner. I paid 29.95 for each one. I notice that after running both of my registry scanners, and cleaning my registry, that your Regcure scan finds an additional 300 plus bad entries that should be cleaned !

Would using your program interfere or cause any problems to my computer or its registry? And why is your program finding all these additional errors that my 2 programs are missing?
I then found a forum against Regcure as a scam cleaner that is programmed to always find registry errors, even after it has cleaned them all, then re run and > 100 are new errors! The post said to use Regseeker and not to buy Regcure. Got to The majorgeeks to download and ask their opinion.

My question is related to my use, if needed, to run Regseeker, inspite of my 3 cleaners and a system that runs very well, but was reported "as a need to buy" Regcure" because of all the real or scam errors it reported to induce me to buy the additional software?
I am very confused. Should I run the free Regseeker anyway as a good 3rd program or leave well enough alone? Is it possible to make a 100 plus false positive Registry Entry errors to show up randomly to seduce a person to buy the software? That would take alot of evil programers to write!

Thanks for any help and advice,

Miles
Thanks very much for your reply.

Miles
 

Answer:Regcure ? then the need for Regseeker?

I would never pay for a reg cleaner, since there are perfectly good free ones. In any case, as far as I'm concerned what's most important in a reg cleaner is that it doesn't remove anything it shouldn't; I think that's much more important than finding every last invalid entry.
 

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Regseeker is good and I use it but you do have to be wary with regard to *old* programmes. I have Route Tracker (ISYS Systems Ltd) on this machine, as it has been on others before, but it is old and out of date. It's sufficient though for quickly finding out a distance to somewhere. Regseeker regards Route Tracker as obsolete and left alone would delete it. Did the first time in fact but since then of course I have added Route Tracker to the exclusion list. It's not a great problem and none at all to most people I guess but it is something that folks need to be aware of if using Regseeker with no backup. It can delete something you use. M

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I have just, for the first time, clicked the "clean the registry" button on regseeker and it has found 1269 invalid entries. I clicked "select all".......what do I do next to get rid of them?Cheers

Answer:Quick regseeker question

:-)

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I've run this program for the first time because my PC seems hesitant and I've cleared a few things out etc.It has found 600 entries. some coloured red some green. Is it OK to delete them all because I can't find any help file. I know that there is a back up but I'm worried that my PC will crash or something and I wont be able to get to RegSeeker to access the back up.

Answer:RegSeeker Expert needed please

I don't know this program, but if you want to try a program that I have used for ages then try this, click here. It has NEVER let me down, and is well recommended on Neo Planet forum, by several experts. It is RegScrub XP. Just let it find it's own problems and click to eliminate them all. I use it once a week. The first time you use it it will probably find hundreds of minor problems.

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hii've used regseeker to clean registry for some time. i know that any registry cleaner can cause problems if the wrong entry is erased and that caution should be used.i did complete reformat/reinstall on xp last night. then i ran regseeker out of curiousity and it picked up 55 entries when i ran registry cleaner? these 55 were either 'path not found' or 'obsolete' - seems very strange straight after a reformat/reinstall?P

Answer:regseeker - not a query, just observation

pookie - even the MSRegcleaner program used to do this on a clean install of Win98.Probably references of used files which were left over during the install / configuration process.

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I have used the search facility, but all I got were very interesting questions/comments.I want to e-mail a friend about this product and would like to know where I can safely advise him to get it.Thanks,N

Answer:Seeking address to get RegSeeker

click here

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Hi guys - I use cleaner, adaware pro and zonealarm internet secutiry suite (firewall, virus, spyware). as a registry cleaner which is better regseeker or registry mechanic? i know seeker is free and mechanic costs.cheers guysP

Answer:regseeker or registry mechaninc?

all the way :)

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Hi,
Windows XP Home
IE6/Firefox 0.9.3
SP1

After reading through this....TSG thread....about RegSeeker 1.35
I decided to...download...and run it.

I let it scan the Registry and it found 1,415 Red and Green items.
All the items were deleted (Backup made). I rebooted and everything
seemed ok...all Windows and other Programs opened ok.

Finally I noticed my Norton AV Icon in the System Tray was indicating the
Auto-Protect feature was disabled. Now, it does not allow me to Enable it.

Now, when I attempt to Enable Auto-Protect I get this error message....

Clicking Yes or No seems to have no affect on activating Auto-Protect.

I've gone through msconfig and Computer Management>Services>NAV Auto-Protect
(it's set for Startup Type - Automatic).

I've rebooted again and NAV Auto-Protect is still Disabled.

It's obvious to me that one of the Registry entries that was deleted controls this
(never had the problem before) but out of 1415 items I don't know what to look for).

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Telstar
 

Answer:After RegSeeker no NAV Auto-Protect

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Alright i downloaded a program called regseeker (reg cleaner progy) made by a company called hover or something like that, it scanned my computer and came up with 4k + worth of reg entries...

Well i knew i had heaps of rubbish on my computer so i guess it was ok, i deleted all those entries and then i went to recycle bin to see if everything ran alright, it didn't. It went to the norton recovery rubbish bin proggy instead of the normal bin which it had been set to.
Then went to my computer and the windows search came up.

I thought i probably just had to restart so i did and when i it finished with the logo loading screen a blue screen came up for just a split second and the computer restarted, so i tried to get into safe mode and stuff with no success...

The program did create a backup registry file though,

So i know all i have to do is find some way to get to that file and run it and everything should be fixed.

So how could i do this?
I can load up to the windows logon screen now but that's as far as it goes and from their i can get onto the computer from another computer that's connected to the network but can only view files but not write to the computer...

I am thinking to make a winxp start disk(i have winxp pro) and use that to run the reg file backup? (never made one so don't know what it is capable of)

Please help urgent!

P.S: Now could someone recommend me to a reg cleaner that actually works properly?
 

Answer:Regseeker stuffed up my computer! :<

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I don't know if anyone got this, first time i went using W7, i was using the Regseeker for, problems fix, but then, suddently the computer went slow, a lot of crashes.. and stuff like, WMP problems, Firefox closing itself...

Solution for me? Formating, installing all over again...
Not knowing that the culprit was the Regseeker, i was using it again... And again glitches... So i did a repair install and all started working again...

Not i've left RegSeeker, i'm using tune-up utilities 2010 and works like charm, everything is now ok..

So, my recomendation?

Stay Away From REGSEEKER

i hope that this is usefull for preventing bugs.

Answer:Regseeker destroys W7 Registry

I recommend staying away from all reg cleaner/optimizers unless you know what your doing. They usually do more harm than good.

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when i run regseeker every two days or so there is always at least 6 to 800 problems i delete them then do another scan two days after and the will be more erros why is this

what reg cleaner should i be using with vista...
 

Answer:Vista and Regseeker question

Hi

Dont think Regseeker is 100% Vista compatible, but many apps are not especially registry cleaners and may not have access to delete what the initially scan for, why you ask.. well Vista's registry is bound by UAC to help block malware installing, so to help you get around UAC and not turn it off as you will loose a layer of security ( a pain it maybe clicking past UAC, its not too bad )

Right Click Regseekers shortcut and choose Compatabiliy and tick the Run as Administrator box at the bottom, then try again.


I find that CCleaner is fine with Vista, but it has the same issue, in that it needs to be run as an Admin, until the developers of these apps re-program then to run with Vista properly, without the need to run as Admin.
 

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I've been using RegSeeker for the past year or so and I've loved it. Today, when it reached 21 items that need to be removed from the registry, I received a message that states, "indice de liste hors limits." I went to babelfish translations and it basically said that I was over the limits. RegSeeker used to remove hundreds of registry items from my pc in one run. So I highlighted the 21 items and clicked "delete" and ran RegSeeker again. It listed the same 21 items and I again received the "indice de liste hors limits" message.

I uninstalled RegSeeker, deleted the original program, and downloaded a new program from here, installed it and ran it. When it hit the same 21 items, it again gave me the "indice de liste hors limits" message.

Is there a specific reason that RegSeeker is now doing this and is there something that I can do so that it'll work again?

Denise
 

Answer:RegSeeker no longer works

I've searched the forums for other posts regarding RegSeeker giving the error message "indice de liste hors limits" and found this written by Kniht on 04-09-06:





"Dial-a-fix" v0.57.7 can be found here - http://djlizard.net/. I used the medium version. Worked great for me.Click to expand...

This solution didn't work for me. RegSeeker quit working right after I downloaded and installed the new Microsoft updates. I did a system restore to a restore point that I made prior to installing the updates and RegSeeker worked fine again.

The last few updates have caused me a lot of problems. Three weeks ago, my pc died . . . it wouldn't completely boot. I booted into Safe Mode and uninstalled all the updates and my pc worked fine again.

Last week the updates caused my pc to drag along as if it were 15 yrs old and everything was choppy. I did another system restore to a point prior to the updates being installed and my pc worked fine again.

Today the new updates that I downloaded and installed caused RegSeeker to stop working and maybe other programs wouldn't have worked, but I didn't try to run any others to see. If it weren't for the fact that I wanted to spend today getting my pc in shape, which included running RegSeeker, I wouldn't have known that today's updates caused program(s) to stop working and it might have been too late for me to do a System Restore in a few weeks because all restore p... Read more

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I have been using Windows Cleanup & RegSeeker Version 1.45, for some time to clean up the rubbish left behind on my Hard Drive. The last time I ran them for some reason I lost a lot of Data for my Doc?s, e-mails & e-mail address in Outlook Express I don?t want this to happen again can anyone advise as to what I did wrong I have looked at the help file but there is no mention of Outlook Express nor My Doc?s I?m running Windows XP

Answer:Windows Claenup & RegSeeker

I can't ess anything in the options for either program that would remove those documents and mail addresses.However if there was some corruption in the registry entries relating to them RegSeeker would have removed those entries.Have you tried restoring a backup from within RegSeeker....that would at least let you know if it was RegSeeker that caused the problem......or try a System Restore to before the files went missing as that should restore the registry to a previous state too.

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Hi folks I just gave regseeker a try.For those of yous that use it in the keys section there's entries for invalid services(experimental) and scan drives for old exe entries.Should I tick these?These boxes were unticked but when I ticked them it found some stuff.I'm just not sure if I should clean them or not?Thanks.

Answer:Regseeker registry cleaner

with reg checks always keep to default settings, and only keep to recommended ones, they are a lot of bad ones out there that promise the world but are dreadful. keep to what people on the forum recommend.try winaso or eusing free reg cleaner.

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Before using the Regseeker cleanup I clicked on #Backup ,this brought up just three entries;Restore Desktop IconsFlashplayer 9Fixaddremovesurely I need to back up more than this?

Answer:Regseeker back up problem

Which version of Regseeker are you using? I use version 1.35 beta build 1203, and when I "clean the registry" Regseeker has tick boxes to back up all the registry components.

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hi, can anyone tell me what 'applications settings' under 'installed applications' in regseeker vers. 1.45 is and what i'm meant to be doing with it?

Answer:regseeker and applications settings

This is data that is installed by all your programmes. Sometimes when you uninstall a programme it remains, and so you can find and delete them in application settings.

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click here Still free. :-)

Answer:RegSeeker Updated To Version 1.50

Thanks, but I'll give it a miss for now.It's still a Beta.

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I've been using RegSeeker for probably 2 years now without problems. I run it from a WinZip file on the desktop.When I run 'Clean the Registry' I always ensure that the "backup before deletion" box is ticked.However, in the last few weeks no backup is created even though it deletes sometimes more than 120 obsolete Registry files.Anybody any ideas, please, why a backup is not created?

Answer:RegSeeker won't create a Backup

Do you run regseeker.exe directly from the .zip or decompress the whole thing and use the resulting folder(s)?

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Has anyone got any ideas of the best Registry Cleaner. I have been using Regseeker for a while, but when I have selected all the errors it finds, and chosen to delete them, I find that if I re-run Regseeker, again it still finds some errors. Any idears as to the best free Registry Cleaners to use?
 

Answer:Solved: Regseeker Registry cleaner

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I uninstalled Process Explorer last night and ran into a situation I haven't encountered before. I follow every uninstall with Registry Crawler to remove the "left behind" registry entries. I've never had a problem with this. When I ran it behind ProcExp, however, it came up with 11 entries left in HKEY_Local_Machine and would not delete them. No message, just no deletion. I tried RegSeeker to find out if my Reg Crawler may have become corrupted. It gave me a box saying the entries couldn't be deleted. What's the deal? I don't mind leaving the entries there, but am curious about the non-deleteable entries. Neither program "help" section mentions undeleteable entries. Thanks.
 

Answer:RegSeeker/RegCrawler and Process Explorer

Hiya

Don't use Registry cleaners myself, but could something still be running that is preventing this?

Go to Run and type MSINFO32
On the left choose Software Enviroment, then Startup Programs. Copy/paste the list here.

Regards

eddie
 

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After removing a load of unused programs, I ran Regseeker (from downloads centre). The first run found 1073 items, the second 311.

Answer:Regseeker - what's the record for items found?

First time i ran reg mechanic i hit the 600+ mark, amazin!! so a record could be set,good luck......

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When I try to download RegSeeker from the USA MajorGeeks TX - |USA|, my computer brings up mspaint to read it with and it won't. Can anyone suggest something I can add that will work? :cry
 

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In the tweaks section of Regseeker, there's an option to rebuild icon cache. Does anyone know what this means/does?Cheers, dagwoood.

Answer:Regseeker - rebuild icon cache?

The same as repair icons in TweakUI.To save having to load them "constantly" Windows stores your desktop icons (and others?) in a cache. If this gets corrupted, they won't display correctly. This option flushes the cache and rebuilds it with fresh icons.

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Recently installed RegSeeker and have used it to do some registry cleaning. When I go to "Backups", choose a specific backup and right click on that backup, I am given the choice of "open in regedit (or double-click).

Does double-clicking execute the restoration of the selected backup for the deleted registry entries RegSeeker found??

I'm used to JV16 Power Tools where in the "Backups" a button entitled "Restore" is in the program to initiate the restoration of "backups"

Thank You
 

Answer:RegSeeker v.1.35 Backup Restore Question

I'm unfamiliar with RegSeeker but know what you mean about JV16 Power Tools, it's an excellent program. The free 1.3.0.195 version doesn't have the time bomb feature and can still be used for those who might not know:

http://www.oldversion.com/program.php?n=jv16
 

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I learned of Regseeker registry cleaner in one of the previous Security threads. I've always been wary of messing with registry files. I've noticed that my CCleaner program also has a registry cleaner.
I download Regseeker and scanned. It found about 600 items. The help file was pretty vague so I didn't know the difference between the red and green entries. I backed them up and selected them all for deletion. I also did the same with the registry cleaner in CCleaner.
After that my CD burning program would not open up and Spybot showed a system browser change notification. This notification didn't show up all the way, so I had a hard time reading it. I checked the "remember setting" box and closed it out. I was trying to accept the change but Spybot said that I had denied it - oh well. I have "teatimer" enabled.
I then went into the back-up log in Regseeker and restored everything. Everything is back to normal. In Regseeker what is the priority difference between the green and red items, and what do I delete? On Spybot should I have "Teatimer" enabled? Thanks in advance

I use the following:

Os 98SE
Browser - IE6
Spybot
Spyblaster
Ad Aware
AVG virus
Zone Alarm firewall
CCleaner
 

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Hi everyone,

I have Windows XP Pro. I run RegSeeker once a day. In the instructions, it mentions not to delete the results that are in red unless you know what you're doing. I've been deleting all the green ones but I have hundreds of red results. A good sampling of the red results are:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
Interface\{ (a long number)}
Invalid ActiveX/COM entry (CLSID)

HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.csv\OpenWithList
[icon] avg.dat
Unused "open with" entry

HKEY_CURRENT_ROOT
[folder icon] Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.prn
File type not used

HKEY_CURRENT_USER
[folder icon] VncViewer.Config
Extension not used

Most of the red ones are "Invalid ActiveX/COM entry (CLSID)."

Can any or all of these be deleted?

Denise
 

Answer:Can any Red Results from a RegSeeker Scan be Safely Deleted?

The safest way to delete the "Red" items is to pick a grouping that you have googled then making certain you have "Backup deleted files" checked then delete a few and see what happens. Back-up your computer first before deleting red items so you have a fall-back position, and I also clear all my "Old" Regseeker back-ups off the back-up files before deleting the red items. You will probably nail one that will cause some problems but it is easy to reinstall the deleted files, should maybe try restoring some deleted "Green" ones first so you feel confident. Hope that Helps
 

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Having read various threads on using Regseeker I've taken the plunge and ran it, deleting all of the problems it found(nearly 500). I then ran NTREGOPT to compact my registry.As per advice given on another thread, I created a backup of my registry on my desktop using regedit>file>export.I'd be grateful for some advice on how long I should keep the registry back up for before I delete it.(When I ran Regseeker, I ticked the option box for Regseeker to create a backup in addition to the complete registry backup).Cheers, dagwoood.

Answer:Regseeker-When's it safe to delete back up file?

Belt&Braces,keep both backups indefinately.Once you are 100% sure that you have checked everything you have installed,still works,then you can think about deleting them.I have had software quit ages after I had removed registry items. :-)

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I've used RegSeeker for a while with no issue, but tonight it's giving me trouble with cookies. After I'd used it to delete the cookies, a list of 20 cookies remained. All appear to have expired over a month ago. I tried repeatedly to delete these items; tried restarting RegSeeker; tried rebooting in both normal and safe modes; tried reinstalling RegSeeker; tried running CCleaner and then RegSeeker again. But nothing stops these 20 cookies from appearing when I go into histories\ie history cache cookies. I have no idea why this is, and I don't particularly like it. Any insight? Thanks.
 

Answer:RegSeeker issue -- Won't delete a few select cookies

Hello faih, you don't say which OS you are running. If you are using XP then I suggest you go START > CONTROL PANEL > PERFORMANCE & MAINTENANCE > SYSTEM and deselect SYSTEM RESTORE then try running your cookie cleaner.

With the System Restore on it may be re-instating the cookies if they are attached to something in your registary
 

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