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#1 dizzydee

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 02:51 PM

sorry if this is in the wrong place, if i get a warning that a programme ive just started wants to do a reg change do i allow, example every time i use sonic recordnow i get an alert asking if i want to allow, if i say no the programme wont work till i reboot, so am i right if im using said programmes its ok to say yes, if not using said programme do i say no, sorry for being thick, ive googled to read upon it, but am unsure. Many thanks in advance,Dee

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 03:43 PM

i get an alert asking if i want to allow a reg change


What program is asking this question? Most programs will add something to the registry, usually when they're first installed. It could be an auto-updater that checks for an update every time you start the program. It downloads the update, and while installing the update it needs to make a change to the registry.

programme wont work till i reboot


Does it work after a reboot without you getting the message about it wants to change the registry? To be able to use the program it seems you are going to have to allow the change.
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 04:16 PM

Hi CmmTch, its sonic record now, it was preinstalled on my system, its strange because ive used it loads of times, only now is it asking for acceptance for reg changes, but i can say its never been updated, but if i say allow, then it dosent work untill i rebbot, if i say no, then its the same, cant use till i reboot, but its only while i start the programme. Thanks Dee.

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 04:19 PM

Oh wait, just tried again, now alls clear mcafee not asking for me to allow, now can use with no probs, sorry dont know why all is ok now, not done anything differant, Thanks Dee.

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 04:26 PM

When a program starts it sometimes has to make slight registry changes. If you deny the changes the program wont work. Comodo firewall does this quite often. However Comodo comes with a 'remember this action' which will stop it prompting you in the future.
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 04:33 PM

That's good news dizzydee :thumbsup: We'll just have to say it "came clear while testing". That doesn't mean it won't happen again, but for right now all is well.

Most of the time a notification that some application or program is trying to change the registry it's ok to allow. You'll know the particular program or application that is triggering the notification. It's something completely different if you don't recognize the application that needs to change a reg entry, or it just pops up for no reason while surfing the internet. That wouldn't be allowed until you know more about it.

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Edited by CmmTch, 30 March 2008 - 04:34 PM.

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 05:09 PM

Thankyou thankyou thankyou so much steve, you have answered my so clearley i now understand reg changes, well i hope i do, lmao, thats all i wanted was a untechnical not spelled right i know, answer to my question, your an angel, so gratefull. Dee. oh ps, what if im not on the net, and im useing a programme and i get a request for that programme for a reg change, am i right in allowing if ive opened the programme, many thanks DEE.

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 08:59 PM

ps, what if im not on the net, and im useing a programme and i get a request for that programme for a reg change, am i right in allowing if ive opened the programme


Yes, If that happened to me I would allow it, you've opened the program from your computer, so you know where it came from.

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 09:37 PM

Spybot's Tea Timer used to pester me to death about registry changes and I worried about them for a while too, until I got sick of it and unllicked it.

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 10:26 PM

...., but if i say allow, then it dosent work untill i rebbot, ...........

Sometimes a registry change requires a reboot, for the change to take affect.
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