strange chinese characters in my Registry-How to Remove?

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May 24, 2019 at 15:46:46
Specs: windows 8, 2.793 GHz / 4 gig
I just went into my Registry -windows 8 when I saw something Nasty -
- I have attached a screen shot of mine- How Dangerous is it - 2-How do we Remove it ? why are all the A.Vs not picking this up ?
https://i.stack.imgur.com/K50r1.jpg



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#1
May 24, 2019 at 17:25:46
Hi again auto7890, before I tackle fixing the problem, I will need these logs please.

Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it onto your Desktop. If your default download location is not the Desktop, drag it out of it's location onto the Desktop.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
If we have to run Farbar more than once, refer this SS.
http://i.imgur.com/yUxNw0j.gif
Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.
Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.
It will make a log (FRST.txt) on the Desktop.
The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt) on the Desktop.
The logs are large, upload them using this. No time delays/Captcha-I'm not a Robot/account/registration needed. Give us the links please.
http://www.fileconvoy.com/index.php
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#2
May 24, 2019 at 20:58:20
I have attached a screen shot of mine
Looks like a corrupted user hive.

How Dangerous is it
Assuming corruption? At best, nothing of consequence. Expected, incorrect settings that might refuse to change. At worst, profile becomes unloadable and needs to be recreated / restored from backup.

How do we Remove it ?
If the delete key doesn't work? Scrap the hive by recreating / restoring the user profile.

why are all the A.Vs not picking this up ?
AV's attempt to protect against malice. Corruption is more incompetence than anything.

Could also be a defective root kit, but then there's no real fix to that other than reformatting and reinstalling Windows.

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#3
May 25, 2019 at 07:22:37
I know very little about this, but ....

I notice that the corrupted hive is HKEY_CURRENT_USER.
As far as I know, that hive is created from HKEY_USERS each time
a user logs on. So I would suspect that the actual corruption is in
HKEY_USERS, and can probably only be fixed by fixing that hive.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#4
May 25, 2019 at 09:48:42
You're using an OS that is no longer supported & is therefore a security risk. Maybe you should follow the suggestions made in your previous post. Upgrade Win8.0 to Win8.1, then upgrade Win8.1 again to Win8.1 Update.

January 2016 - "Microsoft has pulled the plug on Windows 8's life support. It told customers they need to upgrade to Windows 8.1 -- or better yet, Windows 10 -- to continue receiving crucial updates and security patches."

https://money.cnn.com/2016/01/15/te...


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#5
May 25, 2019 at 15:15:07
... and if that is a registry corruption it is possible that upgrading to 8.1 will fix it.

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#6
May 25, 2019 at 19:43:16
I've never seen an OS upgrade fix registry corruption. If anything, I'd expect it to make the corruption or its effects worse.

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#7
May 25, 2019 at 21:03:13
I would try Tweaking.com Windows repair tool to see if it can fix it for you. There are many steps and if you run all of the recommended pre scan tools you are more likely to get it fixed without reinstalling.
After that a system upgrade is absolutely in order.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#8
May 25, 2019 at 21:07:19
How about just creating a new profile, then use that profile from now on and delete the corrupted one?

Make sure you copy all your data to a common folder before you delete the old profile.

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#9
May 25, 2019 at 21:47:41
It's what I'd normally recommend, but Microsoft accounts complicate matters. It's entirely possible that the registry corruption would be copied off of Microsoft's servers if the account is associated with a Microsoft account.

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#10
May 26, 2019 at 08:20:48
Razor
Yes, agreed it can go either way but I have had some nagging issues vanish with these big upgrades. They call them updates but upgrade is a more apt description.

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#11
May 26, 2019 at 12:48:13
I get where you're coming from, but there's a difference between corruption's effects on a system, and program bugs released to the public because Microsoft undersized their testing department years ago.

EDIT: What I'm trying to say is one is a case of garbage in, garbage out, and the other is just garbage.

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#12
May 28, 2019 at 15:04:02
Razor

I just think that "sometimes" great chunks of the system get re-written so even areas with non-MS garbage can get replaced. Just a maybe thing though..

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