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Registry Anomaly

Discussion in 'Software' started by Joe Ciaravino, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. Joe Ciaravino

    Joe Ciaravino Corporal

    Windows 7 64 bit

    I run Eusing Free Reg Cleaner as well as Free Windows Registry Repair. BOTH get stuck in:

    "Empty Registry Keys"

    Computer\Hkey_Users\S-1-5-21-2896351573-1439903457-3680831720-1000\software\classes\CLSID

    The programs both stall there.
     
  2. TimW

    TimW MajorGeeks Administrator - Jedi Malware Expert Staff Member

    Try CCleaner.
     
  3. plodr

    plodr Major Geek Super Extraordinaire

    You've had that key since 2015 (in fact the only hits I saw for that was here and at Bleeping Computer in 2015 both posts by you).
    5th post here by you, the last four items in the registry, PUM which stands for Potentially unwanted modifications.
    https://forums.majorgeeks.com/threads/getting-bogus-emails-daily.293517/

    Have you run Malwarebytes ? If so, did it flag that PUM and quarantine it?
     
  4. dr.moriarty

    dr.moriarty Malware Super Sleuth Staff Member

    Perhaps these two programs (which I don't use) are balking at the attempt of deleting/repairing a legitimate registry key that belongs...

    *This post from Earthing comes to mind -
    Possible Problem With Ccleaner
     
  5. Eldon

    Eldon Major Geek Extraordinaire

    Open the Registry Editor.
    Expand HKEY_USERS, take a screenshot and upload it.
     
  6. Joe Ciaravino

    Joe Ciaravino Corporal

    There is a problem uploading the file. It is 57 kb. It is JPG.
     
  7. Joe Ciaravino

    Joe Ciaravino Corporal

    All,

    As an unwashed computer guy, I'd be better off if you could give me "Help For Dummies".

    Thanks all.
     
  8. Eldon

    Eldon Major Geek Extraordinaire

    The file size is well within limits (4 MB).
    Ensure it's not greater than 800 x 600 pixels.
     
  9. Joe Ciaravino

    Joe Ciaravino Corporal

    is 800 x428
    first time i had this problem??
     
  10. Joe Ciaravino

    Joe Ciaravino Corporal

     
  11. Joe Ciaravino

    Joe Ciaravino Corporal

    Try again

    Different browser

    1.JPG
     
  12. dr.moriarty

    dr.moriarty Malware Super Sleuth Staff Member

    Click on (to expand) the key S-1-5-21-2896351573-1439903457-3680831720-1000
     
  13. Joe Ciaravino

    Joe Ciaravino Corporal

  14. dr.moriarty

    dr.moriarty Malware Super Sleuth Staff Member

    Keep expanding --- Software > Classes > CLSID... what's listed there?
     
  15. Joe Ciaravino

    Joe Ciaravino Corporal

    20.jpg 21.jpg 22.jpg
     
  16. Joe Ciaravino

    Joe Ciaravino Corporal


    I run Malwarebytes every 2 weeks. Last time I ran it (2/11/18) it picked up a few PUPs, which I quarantined. No PUMs. have ever been detected by MB. I have never heard the term: PUM. Is it similar to a PUP?
     
  17. Joe Ciaravino

    Joe Ciaravino Corporal

    Ran CCleaner and cleaned the registry only. Quite a lot of items found and deleted. No difference.............still get stalled in "empty keys".
     
  18. TimW

    TimW MajorGeeks Administrator - Jedi Malware Expert Staff Member

    Then I would suggest you uninstall the other two registry cleaners.
     
  19. Joe Ciaravino

    Joe Ciaravino Corporal

    I have been using Eusing Registry Cleaner for many years now. It has only started acting this way for the last few months. I can simply uncheck the "empty keys" box in the cleaning options list. Only reason I'm concerned is because I don't know if there is a problem in the registry causing the stall.

    I uninstalled/reinstalled ERC a couple weeks ago and that made no difference.
     
  20. TimW

    TimW MajorGeeks Administrator - Jedi Malware Expert Staff Member

    I doubt it is a problem in the registry. And you really do not need to clean it. I still suggest you use Revo Uninstaller to remove Eusing. If you really think you need it, reinstall and see if it still stalls.
     
  21. Joe Ciaravino

    Joe Ciaravino Corporal

    I uninstalled/reinstalled ERC a couple weeks ago and that made no difference.
     
  22. TimW

    TimW MajorGeeks Administrator - Jedi Malware Expert Staff Member

  23. plodr

    plodr Major Geek Super Extraordinaire

    I posted this in #3
    PUM which stands for Potentially unwanted modifications.
     

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