Advanced system care cant fix W7 registry

Acer Aspirerevo ar1600-u910h mini-tower...
August 17, 2010 at 03:32:35
Specs: Windows 7 , 4 gb
i use "advanced system care" to clean my system....since a few days it always keeps showing me 2 errors in the registry....i click on fix and it does....however, when i go back to clean it again next time it once again says i have 2 registry errors..

i would like to get rid of this once and for all...
i scanned for viruses, there is 0
i scanned for malaware there is 0

what seems to be the problem?

i accidentaly clicked to download quick time, and quickly uninstalled it...
i also did updates few days ago, and java....not sure which and if any of the above mentioned is causing problems?


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#1
August 17, 2010 at 03:45:22
What anti virus software are you using?
I know about Avira AntiVir, that it creates two registry entries, that are recognized as wrong registry entries and that can not be fixed unless one switches of the program and registry protection in Avira AntiVir itself.
Then you can fix the registry problems and switch the program and registry protection back on in Avira.

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#2
August 17, 2010 at 05:19:19
These are likely false positives. That is the registry entries are needed but "Advanced System Care" falsely recognizes them as errors. This is not at all unusual with registry cleaners.

Most experienced members of this forum would agree that registry cleaners generally do more harm than good. The registry entry entries they remove or "correct" rarely cause a problem. The removal of entries they falsely recognize as errors is far more likely to cause problems.


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#3
August 17, 2010 at 05:57:43
To use Registry Cleaners is so far ok.
But the cleaner must provide the ability, to check whether the found errors are possibly false positives or not.

Never trust a registry cleaner blindly !!!
As LMiller7 stated, it could cause more harm, than it helps.

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#4
August 17, 2010 at 06:42:56
why are you all using registry cleaners?
The size of the registry has little to no effect on the computer's speed.

Registry cleaning programs are *all* snake oil. Cleaning of the
registry isn't needed and is dangerous. Leave the registry alone, don't use any registry cleaner. Despite what many people think, and what vendors of registry cleaning software try to convince you of, having unused registry entries doesn't really hurt you.

The risk of a serious problem caused by a registry cleaner erroneously removing an entry you need is far greater than any potential benefit it may have. Stay away from them..;-)

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#5
August 17, 2010 at 17:32:31
paulsep

i'm using avira, free anitvirus software.....each time i scan i get 2 warnings, but it never tells me what these warnings are, or gives me an option to fix them.


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#6
August 17, 2010 at 17:39:58
for everyone else, i just scanned it again with the "advance system care and once again the same 2 problems found, even though yesterday i clicked on the fix thing and it said it fixed it.....once again i clicked on fix, and it says it is fixed but tomorrow it will appear again.

i just clicked on the 2 problems and the link i get reads as follows:........"unused file extensions ...registry key: HKEY_CURRENT USER\software.......registry value: N/A

nothing under DATA.....

this is the repetitious 2 problems that keep appearing, could be from some add on's or from "quick time" i uninstalled...


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#7
August 17, 2010 at 23:31:50
@template
As mentioned before, Avira AntiVir creates two registry keys, that can't be fixed.
To solve this problem, start the Avira AntiVir Control Center.
Click "Configuration" on the upper right corner of that window.
In the next screen click the Expert mode, choose General, Security and uncheck "Protect files and registry entries from manipulation", then click ok.

Now run your registry cleaner and correct the two registry entries.

After that, open Avira AntiVir Control Center again and switch the "Protect files and registry entries from manipulation" back on.

That's it.
Avira AntiVir will never create these entries again.

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#8
August 18, 2010 at 00:44:14
paulsep

you skipped something because i don't see no "expert mode" when the page opens


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#9
August 18, 2010 at 00:48:02
At the first page, you have to click on Configuration.
At the next screen, on the upper left side, right above the +Scanner entry, there is a checkbox named Expert mode.

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#10
August 18, 2010 at 01:38:09
sorry after general....you need to be specific ....there is no such a thing as protect and and...

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#11
August 18, 2010 at 03:05:34
Download this file, extract it and see the screenshots, I made, to clear thing up.
http://ul.to/v2j6y2

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#12
August 18, 2010 at 03:40:55
if the registry scanner is giving false positives, you have to decide weather you want to delete the false positives or ignore them, thats simple,
if you want to delete, go into regedit and delete the actual entries you dont like,
if they are coming back after actual deletion then a program/app is adding them and you will probably not be able to stop that without stopping the program/app from starting.
@ paulsep many people fall prey to wasting money on programs/apps that lead them to believe they are necessary and or helpful in speeding your system, after 15yrs i have learned that many of these apps are just snake oil, do not help and certianly are not essential.
in this case a user is getting stressed at nothing, and i feel it is quite helpful to point out that the programs/apps in question are not only useless to his system but causing him undue stress.this i feel is helpful ;-0

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#13
August 18, 2010 at 19:41:02
paulsep.....

i appreciate the fact you want to help, but your explanation is making me spin in circles...

here is what you sent me to download....i don't need extra download spam

http://uploaded.to/file/v2j6y2


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#14
August 18, 2010 at 19:56:11
once i downloaded that advertisement, and numerous spin to answer questions, i seen the zip file.....but your zip file instructions and my "avira" do not have the same things after i click on "general" and then "security"

i simply do not find "protect files and registry entries from manipulation.


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#15
August 18, 2010 at 20:01:48
princecorum

i went into the registry and tried to look for that entry but there is no software that i recognize or anything that i need to delete as the advance system referred to.

HKEY_CURRENT USER\software.......registry value: N/A
nothing under DATA....

what does one delete?

thanks!


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#16
August 18, 2010 at 22:47:10
you can delete the HKEY value, as your registry cleanup program is doing that anyway, it will not do any harm, however if it returns, then you have to decide.
do i care about 2 registry entries?
am i sure these 2 entries are causing my system issues?
why should i use a 3rd that tells me i have problems, fixes them only to tell me i have the same issue on the next run?
again i feel it a must to advise to dump the regsitry cleaner, and stop having your head messed up with two useless entries...you dont need the stress and your system doesnt need the invasion.
if the two entries are so important to you, create a 2nd partition, install a 2nd win7 using the same key, and run your cleaner, if its a win7 entry you know to keep it, then install each program, run your cleaner and find which program is creating the entries. only then will you be able to make the decision to worry or stop been concerned.
and if the entry doesnt appear you can swap over your files and settings and delete the original installation..

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but cant help myself....


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#17
August 18, 2010 at 23:07:42
HKEY_CURRENT USER\software.......registry value: N/A
nothing under DATA....

isn't that there anyways, and there is many subtitles under that heading.....so what software is there to delete...

-printer
-network
-control panel
-EUDC
-identities

etc etc....one doesn't delete these..

why is the "advance care system" not being more specific in identifying the registry problem, rather than just the stating it is: HKEY_CURRENT USER\software.......registry value: N/A
nothing under DATA....
???

advance care system is free and worked fine until now.....i suspect it was "quick time" install and uninstall, but not certain....


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#18
August 19, 2010 at 03:05:45
If you take a look into the registry, there are a lot of entries, that are not even easy to understand and to get, what these entries are made for.

This was much better in old days of windows, where no registry were used. Everything was written in seperate .INI files.
On deinstalling software, one was able to simply delete the folder of the program, delete the .INI file from the windows folder and software was deinstalled.

Today, everything is written to the registry to several parts. Thats why you can often read, "Don't edit the registy unless you really know, what you are doing, and why" !!!

Anyway, I assume, your problem persists.
Could you post the complete path in the registry to the erroneous entries?

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#19
August 19, 2010 at 03:10:12
as you say the HKEY is there anyways in the current user, ...i dont have it..
so maybe its as its current user it loads as the system starts, have you tried creating a new account and checking the reg entries?
that way you could theoretically transfer your files and sytem settings to the new account and delete the old one.. it takes only a couple of minutes, to create a new account.
However
once again, i think you not concern yourself with a few reg entries..

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but cant help myself....


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#20
August 19, 2010 at 03:44:22
@template
Have you updated your Avira AntiVir to the latest version?
Therefore, open Avira AntiVir, in the menu choose Update / Start product update ...

After updating to the latest version, you should have all the options, I described in my document.

Btw.: The advertisement came from the file hosting service, not from me.

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#21
August 20, 2010 at 18:19:40
paulsep

no, i wouldn't mess with the registry at all, as i don't understand it enough.....i would recognize it if there was a program for example like "quick time" from apple, or something i installed and then uninstalled otherwise i'm pretty green when it comes to entries in the registry.

i uninstalled avira on the recommendation from a tech of my isp...they have their antivirus, firewall, spyware etc etc program which takes less ram, and comes recommended.

paulsep......my avira was scheduled to update on its own, and i assume it was the newest version, it was a free version though not sure if that is what might have differed with yours....i did not see that same entry when i followed your instructions..

i guess we will never know what it was, unless you look at the above link i posted, but that doesn't seem to be the whole file....and there was nothing else that was visible to me on the link that told me what it was that was faux in the registry..

i thank you sincerely for troubleshooting this issue with me, i do appreciate. :-)


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#22
August 20, 2010 at 18:27:26
oh and "advance care system" was uninstalled as well, since my isp recommended their antivirus which does it mostly all..

they did leave the ccleaner though, not sure if that is even necessary now either..

i just went to ccleaner and scanned the registry for fun.....guess what it found?............the new antivirus from my isp "default icon"....whatever that means?

thanks to all once again who are troubleshooting this with me .


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#23
August 21, 2010 at 02:07:34
The screenshots in the pdf file, I made for you, are all from a free version of Avira AntiVir !!!

Anyway, if you will use another antivirus and firewall, you might have more luck.

The "default icon" isn't a necessary registry entry.

Most software make wrong registry entries, even Microsoft Office and other things from Microsoft too.

One should think, that even Microsoft will do these things right, but they often don't.

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#24
August 23, 2010 at 17:21:30
paulsep...

thanks for your help, i do appreciate the effort :)

i'm not with a new antivirus software, and the registry helper advance care system was deleted as well..

so far so good....

if you have a chance would you help me with this thread please, i seem to be comparing it to windows xp, and it is just not the same format at all...

http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...


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