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Please Help - Is Registry Error An Infection? Or Something Else? Or Nothing?


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#1 JedEisenhower

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Posted 11 December 2014 - 03:00 PM

Hello. My laptop -- a Toshiba Satellite -- was running slow so I scanned it with Avast and an anti-malware program and nothing came up. Then I scanned with Wise Registry Cleaner. A whole bunch of errors came up, most of which were minor and cleanable. But two issues were found that I don't understand and can't find an answer to online.

 

Both errors read:

 

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WLPG Detection HKEY_Classes_Root\wlpginstall(Default)

 

When I click on them, a message appears that says "Without file connection information"

 

I think WLPG stands for Windows Live Photo Gallery, but when I searched for the error message (and several variations of it) on Google, I found nothing definitive. As you can imagine, a whole mess of results came up -- everything from, "How to fix WLPG.dll errors" to "WLPG virus" to "Windows Live Photo Gallery installation fix." 

 

Can someone please tell me if these messages indicate an infection of some sort, a problem, a non-issue, or something else? 

 

Thanks very much!

 



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Posted 11 December 2014 - 07:01 PM

Registry cleaners and optimizers claim to speed up your computer by finding and removing orphaned and corrupt registry entries that are responsible for slowing down system performance. There is no statistical evidence to back such claims. It is not uncommon for registry cleaners to find thousands of "so-called issues" with registry keys so I wouldn't be concerned about those kind of findings since most of them are not actually harmful to a computer system.

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Please read: Why you should not use Registry Cleaners and Optimization Tools

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