Solved Able to edit Win7 registry but changes do not take effect

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August 26, 2014 at 21:18:18
Specs: Windows 7
Trying to change registry values for Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.4100.4126, but after making changes and rebooting registry convert back to original values. Why? Want to have SEP scan upon startup, but will not allow me to do so ... so I thought I could change regedit. Like I said before I can make changes to the registry and after doing so SEP shows those changes when I start the program (even reopened regedit and verified that the changes were still there before rebooting, but then after rebooting CPU the registry is changed back to original SEP installation values.

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August 30, 2014 at 21:03:59
The settings values are likely stored in a text file somewhere, to be read and written to the registry whenever the program is started. I've used this in my own programming projects, as a method of ensuring correct registry values are maintained. It's also a good way to prevent program failure due to registry corruption (often a result of registry cleaner software). If this method is being used in this case, the text file could have any unique file extension, but should be able to be opened with Notepad. However, the data contained in the file may not be human-readable if it has been encrypted.

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#1
August 26, 2014 at 22:31:50
Have you tried doing it via policies?
http://www.symantec.com/business/su...

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#2
August 27, 2014 at 00:06:05
Not able too ... this is an unmanaged SEP from ACERT which is a free military authorized version for home use.

My question really is why are my changes to the registry being rewritten back to the SEP installation values upon reboot?


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#3
August 27, 2014 at 00:40:09
"my changes to the registry"
What key are you trying to change?
What value are you putting in?

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#4
August 27, 2014 at 02:02:29
It's possible to prevent regedit from running but I not familiar with it being able to run but reverting back to it's original configuration. Check some of the hits in this google search:

https://www.google.com/search?q=reg...

I don't have time to look through them right now.

Edit Is it possible your symantec software is preventing the registry changes?

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#5
August 27, 2014 at 06:14:47
It's most likely the Symantec program that is reverting it.

I don't know the details of SEP but wonder if it is possible to put a shortcut to the appropriate EXE file in Startup in order to meet your objective.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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August 30, 2014 at 21:03:59
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The settings values are likely stored in a text file somewhere, to be read and written to the registry whenever the program is started. I've used this in my own programming projects, as a method of ensuring correct registry values are maintained. It's also a good way to prevent program failure due to registry corruption (often a result of registry cleaner software). If this method is being used in this case, the text file could have any unique file extension, but should be able to be opened with Notepad. However, the data contained in the file may not be human-readable if it has been encrypted.

Please let us know if you found someone's advice to be helpful.
Failure to install up-to-date anti-virus makes you as much to blame as the virus creators.


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#7
September 2, 2014 at 23:46:04
Thank you all for helping. I was able to locate a text file that I think is the culprit, but haven't rewritten it yet to see if it will keep my values.

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#8
September 2, 2014 at 23:56:02
If it works post back the name of the text file.

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