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Cleaning Registry errors


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#1 RossWorx

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 01:32 PM

Hi. I'm new. Hope I'm in the right topic place...
For months now I get a start-up error message fretting that the system can't find "C:\Program Files\NOS\bin\getPlus_HelperSvc.exe" which, according to BleepingComputer's information, is a downloader for Adobe updates, and is not necessary (at least for start-ups). I've done full system searches for this file with no luck, but if I do a search for the file name as an entry within files, I get many listings for it within the Registry (over a hundred last time I checked). I've tried using Glary Utilities Registry Cleaner, which always finds it as an error, and cleans it---but only one entry at a time, apparently, since if I run it again, it finds it again. And again and... Any suggestions? I'm using Windows XP, with REGEDIT 4, but I fear to use that to simply delete the entries, not knowing what I might screw up.

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 02:12 PM

Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for a several reasons:

:trumpet: Registry cleaners can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines. Many users (including some Staff Members) have reported problems after using registry cleaning tools - to include those tools released by Microsoft. This can cause your system to become unbootable.

:flowers: Registry cleaners generally don't do anything significant for your system. This topic discusses it in greater detail than we could address here: http://www.windowsbbs.com/showthread.php?t=61015 Although the topic discusses the XP registry, the concepts there apply to all other versions of Windows.

:thumbsup: Not all registry cleaners create a backup of your registry before making changes. If the changes prevent the system from booting/logging in, then there's no backup to restore in order to regain functionality. A backup of the registry is essential BEFORE making any changes to the registry.




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