Let's get this topic back on track and continue helping the OP after the interesting general registry cleaner discussion.
A window pop ups every now and again claiming my laptop has 216 invalid entries in my computers register.
When the window pops up does it give a program name? If it does, what is the name of it?
What you describe is what is called scareware
. It tells you there are problems with your computer, scan with now with XYZ Super Duper All-Purpose Wonder Cleaner and Computer Fixer to fix the problems
You scan, it finds "problems" which may not exist.
You panic, OH NO, I HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF THIS RIGHT NOW!!!!
When you attempt to "fix" the "problems" you will be told IN ORDER FOR XYZ SUPER DUPER WONDER CLEANER TO "FIX" THE "PROBLEMS" YOU MUST PURCHASE THIS PROGRAM FOR ONLY (insert amount here)
If you purchase the program, you have been fleeced out of your money for something that is nothing more than snake oil.
Follow the directions given by Hamluis and post the logs he requested.
Edited by Queen-Evie, 18 October 2014 - 10:15 AM.