Two days ago, something hit my PC. See "Problem with audio" for details.
It came down to the fact that a registry entry was made. It changed the settings on my Realtek audio. It set the Realtek audio to "padded cell," which made all my sound terrible.
After fixing that, I got rid of the registry entry and thought all was well.
Today, I couldn't start my Mailwasher program. I don't use a mailbox. Maliwasher lets me manage mail without downloading it, and I love the program.
I ran a check of my registry and found at least 4 new entries. After getting rid of them, I could launch Mailwasher again.
Something, it seems, is able to keep slapping my PC through registry entries.
Question: Is there an app I can use where any new registry entry has to pass only with my permission? I don't think I'd need it long. (I hope).
I've always wondered why registry entries aren't able to be policed by the user, when they try to enter without my knowledge. The registry is the heart of an OS, yet entries can be made by other people without my knowledge. I'd call that a major vulnerability.
How can I get control of that?