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#1 woohoo


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Posted 14 October 2006 - 06:20 PM

Alrighty, so here';s what's going on: I was looking through my startup list, looking up(that's how I found bleepingcomputer) and unchecking items that might be slowing me down, when it struck me that I should look at my registry too. Now, I have no experience with registries, but I figured I'd take a look for anything fishy... I found this in HKCU:


That's my best impression of it, seekglobal user is the folder in HKCU, and UpBash is a subordinate of that.
In seekglobaluser, I found:

Name Type Data
(Default) REG_SZ value not set
nurb lite REG_BINARY >long hex code here<

Maybe its just me, but "seekglobauser", "UpBash", and "nurblite" sound a little suspicious. I found absolutely no information about these terms on google.

My other question is, suppose I've uninstalled a certain software, half life 2 demo for example. There is still a Valve folder in HKCU. Can I delete that safely, and do I need to do anything first? Will I gain anything from it?

Once upon a time, I used GMail FS (Gmail Drive), a shell extension that allows me to store files on gmail as attachments, only using the interface of a folder/drive named gmail. Not the most useful thing in the world, but I figured I'd try it out. Only thing is, now it is obselete. I've uninstalled it, yes, "GMail Drive" is also still shown as a drive in My Computer, but it doesn't do squat. Can a delete this entry?

Other entries I'd like to get rid of are those of Google Web Accelerator, America Online, Napster (never installed this, probably has something to do with windows media player), net quartz expad (I have no idea what to do about this, I don't think I need it, but do I?). Also found TopThemes, which I don't think I need...

You'll notice that all the above ar concerning HKEY_CURRENT_USER, is the case the same for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE? there are a couple entries under SOFTWARE I could do without, I think, mainly all repetition from HKCU, plus some more like McAffe.com (I use AVG).

OS: Win XP Pro SP2 / Dell Intel P4

Any guidance/advice will be much appreciated. Thanks


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Posted 14 October 2006 - 06:32 PM

A lot of members here are pleased with the results of cleaning the registry by using Windows Live OneCare safety scanner. I would think that would be better than trying to decipher all the possible errors or leftovers from uninstalled programs.

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Posted 15 October 2006 - 07:20 AM

...I have no experience with registries, but I figured I'd take a look for anything fishy...

If you have no experience, then how do you know what to look for that may be "fishy"? If you are not familiar with working in the registry, then you should NOT attempt to make any changes on your own. Improper changes to the registry could adversely affect your computer and render it inoperable.
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