My suggestion is to NOT install this Registry Prot program.
From what I see, if one is not familiar with the registry and the way it operates, this program doesn't do much that XP and Windows Defender don't do. And if one has the necessary understanding of the registry to decide what key should be deleted/allowed, etc...what's the need for this monitoring?
Anyway, that's my opinion.
As I stated in another thread...most persons don't seem to understand that there IS no "best program" when it comes to firewalls, AV programs, and other malware programs. There are many which work...user choice just comes down to user preference, as it does with most programs that we decide to install on our systems.
Illustration: I've used Norton AV, NIS, Panda Platinum, McAfee, Comodo, AVG, Trend Micro, and a couple of others on my two systems over the years...all of them were effective, I never had any problems with any kind of malware infecting my system.
IMO, the weak link in system defense is not the lack of programs which do the job...but the users who fail to implement/maintain safe computing practices. An AV program is only one aspect, a firewall is only one aspect...of a defense posture.
While I'm also on the subject...it's a hunch of mine that many persons who persist in not installing Windows critical updates in a timely manner...also contribute to their own miseries and cries for help later.
In short, it's your system. You decide what you want to install and try to understand why you want to install such...and realize that there is no program or group of programs which can ever solve the "user responsibility" aspect of maintaining system defenses.
Other persons have differing opinions on these subjects and I don't claim that mine is better than theirs...but I have to say that I just try to state it as I see it (or have been seeing it over 11 years now, as a user).
To answer a question: I find that most files which are zipped...can be found in the C:\Unzipped folder, rather than in the C:\Program Files folder (when installed on a system).
Edited by hamluis, 13 January 2008 - 04:51 PM.